Demanding but worthwhile round trip.
Distance 14.1 km
Highest point1,650 m
Lowest point739 m
The demanding bike tour started in Sautens and initially leads through the town. The asphalt pavement ends after two kilometers. Now a forest path begins, which winds in countless bends through the forest into the Bärental. The entertaining cornering already whets the appetite for the descent. After a short flat stretch you reach the bike depot at the so-called Braggefleck (don't forget the lock). From there, the last 300 meters in altitude (impassable) to the Bärentalhütte can be completed on foot. Back at the bike, it goes straight on over the channel. In this area, the bike must be moved. After the short sliding section, the tour descends again to Haderlehn. Finally, you cycle through the village of Sautens to the starting point.
Safety informationVery demanding MTB track with difficult passages that require both excellent stamina plus advanced biking techniques. Steep uphill and downhill stretches await you. Stamina oriented and skillful technical biking on high Alpine panorama tours ist he main priority.
Tips and hintsMore details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken
Getting thereThe car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the vallly and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps.
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Sautens:
- Outdoor swimming pool (next to the bridge)
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EquipmentApproproate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, helmet, gloves, glasses, GPS device or detailed maps. If there is no hut on the way please bring a snack and enough to drink
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