The approximately 52 km long bike trail starts in Haiming and ends in Sölden. The route runs through all Ötztal villages and is probably the most varied cycle path the valley has to offer.
The cycle path starts in the center of Haiming and leads via the hamlets of Magerbach and Schlierenzau to Ötztal Bahnhof where the route runs several hundred meters parallel to the railway tracks and bends southwards at the height of Area 47. Along the rushing Ötztaler Ache brook you cycle to Oetz, where you continue along the Ötztal federal road. Just before Tumpen you conquer a strenuous ascent. The cycle path changes from asphalt to gravel (in the second turn) and takes you through a small forest to Tumpen. Here the cycle path changes to the eastern side of the valley, following a quite easy ascent past Engelswand rock face and towards Umhausen. Here you cross the road again, continuing on the winding route past Umhausen's football field, west of Ötztaler Ache mountain brook. The cycle path continues along the Ache to the Köfels junction and on a gravel path towards Au. At the end of it, an asphalt path leads above the roaring Ötztaler Ache over two newly built and spectacular bike bridges. After the second bridge, turn left into a steep forest. At the end of the forest, an underpass leads to the other side of the street. At the next intersection, turn right to Winklen, from here along the Hamlets Unterried, Lehn and Oberried you finally reach Längenfeld and after that Huben. Leaving behind Huben, the bike trail crosses the federal road again and runs parallel until you reach the hamlet of Bruggen. Here you cross the federal road for the last time. In Aschbach the path leads over a bridge, then uphill and slightly sloping down to the next bridge overpass. Keep to the east at the next fork-off and do NOT ride towards the Dog Pension but downhill to the valley floor where a bridge crosses the river. The last part of the Ötztal Cycle Trail takes you on the eastern shore of Ötztaler Ache to the village of Sölden.
We strongly recommend to follow the route of the Ötztal Cycle Trail, otherwise you have to follow longer stretches on the busy Ötztal federal road.
Updated: May 06, 2021
Safety informationThe Ötztal Cycle Trail features some demanding ascents and is suitable for bikers in a good physical shape.
The cycle path crisscrosses the Ötztal federal road several times.
Tips, hints and linksNote: We are still working on a cycle trail leading throughout the valley off the busy Ötztal federal raod. However, the Ötztal Cycle Trail is still passable - just a few passages can differ from the original trail.
More details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken
Getting thereHaiming is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in the Inn valley. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Haiming:
- Haiming Sports center, center forecourt Billa shopping market
- Haiming forecourt municipal office, Raftingeinsteiningtelle Ortsteil Magerbach, parking area Geierwand Ortsteil Magerbach, Tirolerbundstraße - Restaurant Oiler's
- Ötztal station: railway station (paying)
- Ötztaler Höhe - Trading center and terrain Area 47
- Ambach: Infopoint
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EquipmentAppropriate Equipment Rules! We strongly recommend to wear protective bike gear on all Cycle & Mountain Bike Routes within Ötztal Valley. Always take enough water with you! This is very important on such long biking routes like the Ötztal Cycle Trail.
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