Demanding but worthwhile round trip.
Distance 14.1 km
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. It is recommended to push the bike there. 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
Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking
- Cycling helmet
- Cycling gloves
- Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking
- Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
- Puncture repair kit
- Replacement inner tube
- Tire levers
- Chain tool
- Hex keys
- Phone / device holder as required
- Bike lock as required
- Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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