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Bike Route Leiterbergalm (645)

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An attractive mountain biking tour for all those who prefer not to climb steep gravel trails. Fantastic views of Sölden.
moderate
Distance 15.5 km
2:20 h
653 m
654 m

Wonderful mountain bike tour offering a variety of gravel routes which are not too step for average bikers. The tour is rated "black" due to a number of very challenging ascents followed by two really demanding single trail downhill sections.

After about 8 kilometers you deserve a break at lovely Leiter Alm at almost 1900 m above sea level. The panoramic views of Sölden, the entire valley and its snow-topped mountains are really unique.

Nearby Edelweißhütte is also worth a visit and at the same time an alternative for enjoying a hearty mountain snack. Narrow paths with steep descents take you downhill, requiring experience and excellent riding techniques.

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Author
Jakob Falkner
Update: February 13, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Leiterberg Alm, 1,886 m
Lowest point
1,329 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Maria's Alm

Tips and hints

More details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken 

Start

Freizeit Arena (1,349 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.969506, 11.010554
DMS
46°58'10.2"N 11°00'38.0"E
UTM
32T 652938 5203737
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Destination

Freizeit Arena

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts at Freizeit Arena and takes you down the valley towards the hamlet of Kaisers and via Mühlau to Granstein. After Mühlau, the route follows the Ötztal federal road and soon leads through a tunnel. Then turn left after approximately 500 meters. The asphalt road winds its way uphill to the hamlet of Granstein, from where a forest trail leads straight to Leiterbergalm. After just eight kilometers you definitely deserve a break at lovely Leiterbergalm - 1900 m above sea level. Return on the same route to Sölden and Freizeit Arena.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Arriving by Train

Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. The public bus lines to all holiday resorts in the valley (direction Obergurgl) leave directly in front of the train station. The bus ride to Sölden takes about 1 – 1.5 hours.

All important details on bus timetables, direct connections and taxi services are available here.

Getting there

WHERE IS SÖLDEN?

Sölden is located in the West of Austria, more exactly in the Province of TIROL. It nestles amidst the ÖTZTAL Valley, a south-facing side valley of the Inntal.

Best travel route from the West:

From Vorarlberg to Tirol via Arlberg Pass or through Arlberg Tunnel (S 16 Federal Road) - direction Landeck - change to A 12 Autobahn (direction Innsbruck) - exit: Ötztal after driving through Roppener Tunnel - on B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden

From the North:

- Bad Tölz - Achen Pass - B 181 Federal Road - Jenbach - A 12 Autobahn towards Innsbruck (direction Bregenz) - exit: Ötztal - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden

- Pfronten - Reutte - Fernpass - Imst - A 12 Autobahn (direction Innsbruck) - exit: Ötztal after driving through Roppener Tunnel or on B 171 Federal Road to Ötztal (no Vignette toll-sticker required!) - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden

- Garmisch Partenkirchen - Ehrwald - Lermoos - Fernpass - Imst - A 12 Autobahn (direction Innsbruck) – exit: Ötztal after driving through Roppener Tunnel or on B 171 Federal Road to Ötztal (no Vignette toll-sticker required!) - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden

- Garmisch Partenkirchen - Mittenwald - Scharnitz - Seefeld - Telfs - A 12 Autobahn (direction Bregenz) - exit: Ötztal or on B 171 Federal Road to Ötztal (no Vignette toll-sticker required!) - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden

From the East:

Munich or Salzburg - A 93 Autobahn to Kufstein - A 12 Autobahn (direction Bregenz) via Innsbruck – exit: Ötztal - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden

From the South:

From Bozen/Bolzano towards Brenner Pass (toll road) – on Brenner Autobahn via Schönberg toll station (direction Innsbruck) to Innsbruck - then change to A 12 Autobahn (direction Bregenz) – exit: Ötztal - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden

Parking

There are ample parking areas and covered parking garages at the base stations of Gaislachkogl and Giggijoch Mountain Gondolas. Parking is free of charge between 8.00 am and 7.00 pm!

Night-time parking of motor cars is subject to a charge and allowed only in the parking garage next to Gaislachkogl Mountain Gondola:

More details on night-time parking

Coordinates

DD
46.969506, 11.010554
DMS
46°58'10.2"N 11°00'38.0"E
UTM
32T 652938 5203737
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Appropriate Equipment Rules! We strongly recommend to wear protective bike gear (knee and elbow pads, helmet, back protector, ...) on all lines, trails, enduro tracks and mountain bike routes within the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN. Enter the Republic only with a bike that meets current quality standards.

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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • 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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.5 km
Duration
2:20 h
Ascent
653 m
Descent
654 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available

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