Passing borders, personally as well as geographically. The Ötztal Urweg, a long-distance hiking trail in 12 stages, travels through the entire valley - from the valley entrance at 684 meters altitude to heights beyond 3000 meters. On the approx. 180 hiking kilometers in between, thousands of impressions will capture you while you get to know the valley like the back of your hand. At higher altitudes, the high Alpine Ötztal Trek takes you across gaps, ridges and peaks through the awesome mountain scenery while the European long-distance hiking trail E5 leads southwards.
Escape into nature’s vastness on foot & by bike
Obvious, and somehow not: As Tirol's longest side valley, 65 km long Ötztal offers an almost endless abundance of secluded trails, footpaths and routes that lead into the distance. Such as the Ötztaler Urweg, a long-distance hiking trail running a 195 km loop through the entire valley. Trekking cyclists will find the valley-wide Ötztal Cycle Trail, a long stage that is brimming with scenic cycling destinations.
Walking a long way
Cycling a long distance
Ötztal Cycle Trail
Starting in Haiming at 670 m, the cycle trail runs through the entire Ötztal and ends in Sölden at 1377 m. It branches off from one of Europe’s longest and most scenic cycle paths - the Inntal Cycleway - and takes cyclists over 50 kilometers into the picture-book mountain world of the Ötztal Alps. There are countless interesting cycling destinations and must-sees along the route, that are waiting to be discovered.