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Walk to Sölden

Hiking trail · Oetztal
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Enjoy a walk through the Ötztal from Längenfeld to Solden 

20 km
8:23 h
1410 m
1244 m

Take a local bus to Längenfeld in the Ötztal valley (1 hour). Follow pleasant alpine paths, forest tracks and quiet country roads on the  Ötztal Way. The route winds its way through scenic and peaceful hamlets high above the valley. Enjoy fabulous views over the Ötztal mountains, before descending to the chic town of Sölden.

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Author
Minna Harshbarger
Updated: July 05, 2019

Highest point
1845 m
Lowest point
1184 m

Safety information

Watch the short term local weather forecasts. Avoid high altitude hiking when the weather is bad. There are plenty of trails in the valleys, that allow you to reach a village quickly if bad weather sets in. 

Equipment

We recommend wearing hiking boots that are well broken-in, plus a rain jacket and waterproof trousers in wet weather, as well as taking sun cream and a hat on nicer days.

Tips, hints and links

En route   

Panoramic suspension bridge between Brand and Burgstein, 220m above the ground

 

In Sölden

Ice Q Restaurant - Gourmet Restaurant at 3084m (www.iceq.at): The mountain station of the Gaislachkogelbahn was where a scene in the James Bond movie "Specter" was filmed. The futuristic building with the spectacular glass facade is well worth a visit.

To get there, take the Gaislachkogelbahn (www.soelden.com/gaislachkoglbahn).

007 Elements -  A cinematic installation in an architectural masterpiece that revolves around the world of James Bond. Located next to Ice Q. Information at 007elements.soelden.com/en/home 

Klammbrücke Sölden- The 55 m long gorge bridge offers an imposing view of the 35 m deep gorge of the Ötztaler Ache. The view is also worthwhile in the evening when the bridge is illuminated atmospherically.

Start

Längenfeld (1183 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
47.071924, 10.971157
UTM
32T 649655 5215042

Destination

Sölden

Turn-by-turn directions

0.0km – Start at Längenfeld Kirchplatz bus stop. Cross the street towards the church and then TURN into the small street to the LEFT of the church. Follow this street to the end, where a small path leads steeply uphill into the forest next to a power distribution box (signposted: Brandalm).

Follow this trail uphill until it joins a wide forest path. Here, TURN RIGHT and follow the forest path to Brandalm.

1.5km – From Brandalm, keep following the signs towards Hängebrücke/Burgstein.

3.3km – Once in Burgstein, TURN LEFT (signposted: Platter Grube)

3.9km – At the turn-off for Gamskogel (signpost 189), walk STRAIGHT AHEAD towards Platter Grube.

4.2km – Shortly after crossing a stream, at the beginning of the small clearing, take the narrow LEFT ascending steeply uphill to a hunting lodge.

5.7km – At the small hunting lodge, you’ll reach the highest point of today’s leg. Follow the signs for Huben,  along a narrow path that later turns into a forest trail as it snakes its way continually descending 

Warning: from here, the route takes you down a very steep and narrow path. When wet, this section can be particularly slippery due to roots and stones.

9.5km – Once you’ve reached the valley, on the main road and the Ötztaler Ache (river), keep to the left of the river and the road, following the path further and further into the valley towards Sölden.

12.0km – After Bruggen, TURN RIGHT and cross the main road via the underpass before following the trail towards Aschbach.

13.2km – At Aschbach, just before the bridge over the Ache, take the LEFT to the bus stop and cross the main road very carefully. Follow the exit sign for ‘Aschbach’ to the RIGHT of the welcome sign. Here, TURN LEFT and follow the ‘Radwanderweg Sölden’ trail to the LEFT.

14.3km – Follow the hairpin bend over the stream, follow the signpost for Sölden to the right. Keep following the path towards Rechenau and continue on the footpath into the centre of Sölden.

21.4km – Today’s leg ends at Sölden Tourist Information Point.

 

Public transport

In the Morning - Bus 4194 or 8352 from Imst „Terminal Post“ or „Imst Wolf“ to Längenfeld Kirche (approx. 60 Min.)

The timetable can be found here https://fahrplan.vvt.at 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Susan James
September 11, 2019 · Community
Hunters Lodge at top of steep climb with amazing views when you get to the top
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Distance
20 km
Duration
8:23 h
Ascent
1410 m
Descent
1244 m

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