Holger Meyer tackling the “Rettenbachalm” singletrack, © Ötztal Tourismus-Markus Greber
Holger Meyer tackling the “Rettenbachalm” singletrack, © Ötztal Tourismus-Markus Greber
Karen Eller biking the “Bartigs Bödele” singletrack, © Ötztal Tourismus-Markus Greber
Karen Eller biking the “Bartigs Bödele” singletrack, © Ötztal Tourismus-Markus Greber

Hochsölden Panorama Trail

Rated among the quintessential mountain biking trails in the Inner Ötztal Valley, the Hochsölden Panorama Trail is a difficult beast worth riding. It combines traditional mountain huts, peace and quiet in the forests and excellent trailriding above the treeline.The trail is an incredible 24km in length and descends almost 1,000 vertical metres from top to bottom. It requires good bike-handling skills and total concentration, which is why it is recommended for advanced riders only.

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Starting point

Sölden, Bike Schule Ötztal

Finishing point

Sölden, Bike Schule Ötztal

Mountain chain

Ötztal Alps

Length

23 km

Features

  • Circular route
  • Handicap-accessible
  • Route with e-bike charging station

Difficulty rating

difficult

Altitude

2,191m

Elevation uphill 1,310m
Vertical metres downhill 1,310m

Trail description

This wonderful ride begins at Bike Schule Ötztal in the centre of Sölden. Follow the road south to the BP petrol station. Just before reaching the petrol station, turn off right onto the "Lärchenstraße" road leading to Innerwald. After a few corners you will reach the end of the Teäre Line in the Bike Republic Sölden. Follow the Innerwaldstraße to the Ötztaler Glacier Road and then follow this road around the first corner before turning off sharp left after around 700 metres onto the gravel road to the Gaislachalm hut. This is part of the Ötztal Trail. After stopping off for a drink and a snack at the Alpengasthof Gaislachalm, the climb continues up to the mid-way station of the Gaislachkoglbahn cable car. After a further section along a forest road, the singletrack fun begins. High above Sölden riders descend into the Rettenbachtal Valley to the Rettenbachalm, where several huts serve excellent local food. The singeltrack continues along the "Hühnersteign" past the High Mountain Ecology Trail to Hochsölden. After a short intermezzo along the road you turn back onto the singletrack and descend to the Leiterbergalm hut. The hut offers a final opportunity for a rest before the final technical section down into Sölden.

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