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Ötztal Cycle Trail (11)

Long Distance Cycling · Oetztal · Open
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  • / Ötztal Radweg Längenfeld
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  • / Ötztal Radweg Längenfeld
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  • / Ötztal Radweg Längenfeld
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  • / Ötztal Radweg zwischen Längenfeld und Umhausen
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  • / Radbrücke Ötztal Radweg
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  • / Radbrücke Ötztal Radweg
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  • / Ötztal Radweg zwischen Umhausen und Längenfeld
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  • / Ötztal Radweg Umhausen
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  • / Ötztal Radweg zwischen Umhausen und Längenfeld
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  • / Ötztal Radweg Oetz
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  • / Rastplatz Sautens
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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.
Open
difficult
Distance 62.7 km
6:00 h
865 m
126 m
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.

Author’s recommendation

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.
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Update: June 15, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,349 m
Lowest point
650 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The 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 and hints

Note: 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 

Start

Haiming (650 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.270989, 10.918068
DMS
47°16'15.6"N 10°55'05.0"E
UTM
32T 645081 5237063
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Destination

Sölden (1377 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

Getting there

Haiming 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

Parking

The 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

Coordinates

DD
47.270989, 10.918068
DMS
47°16'15.6"N 10°55'05.0"E
UTM
32T 645081 5237063
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Appropriate 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.

Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • 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
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Spoke wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Lubricant
  • Screwdrivers
  • 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
  • Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
  • Handlebar / frame / saddle bags   
  • Mudguards recommended

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • 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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Status
Open
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
62.7 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
865 m
Descent
126 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Linear route Refreshment stops available

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Bicycle Rides · Oetztal
Ötztal Cycling Path Stage 1: Haiming - Oetz
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1 Open
Distance 14.7 km
Duration 1:30 h
Ascent 178 m
Descent 62 m

The first stage of the Ötztal Cycling Path (52 km) starts in Haiming and ends in Oetz. About 14 km long, this stage is perfect to explore the ...

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Bicycle Rides · Oetztal
Ötztal Cycling Path Stage 2: Oetz - Umhausen
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2 Open
Distance 7.8 km
Duration 1:15 h
Ascent 193 m
Descent 3 m

The second stage of the Ötztal Cycling Path (52 km) starts in Oetz and ends in Umhausen. 10 km long and one, two ascents are waiting for you.

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Bicycle Rides · Oetztal
Ötztal Cycling Path Stage 3: Umhausen - Längenfeld
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3 Open
Distance 13.8 km
Duration 1:20 h
Ascent 304 m
Descent 105 m

The third stage of the Ötztal Cycling Path (52 km) starts in Umhausen and ends in Längenfeld. The 12 km long stage offers several highlights: two ...

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
Bicycle Rides · Oetztal
Ötztal Cycling Path Stage 4: Längenfeld - Sölden
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 4 Open
Distance 15.4 km
Duration 1:20 h
Ascent 178 m
Descent 0 m

The forth and last stage of the Ötztal Cycling Path (52 km) starts in Längenfeld and ends in Sölden. This stage is appx. 15 km long and easy to ...

from Ötztal Tourismus,   Ötztal
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