sheep on holiday in the Ötztal

Top 5 in summer

Browse through the five top summer activities on offer in the pretty town of Sölden. Guests in search of sports, adventure or culture will be more than satisfied, and there´s lots in store for visitors seeking relaxation or enjoying the wonders of nature!

Hiking & mountaineering

Circular hiking routes, tasty meals in mountain huts, ascending a peak - over gentle hills or challenging heights: walking is one of the Ötz valley´s most traditional activities. With majestic scenery set against impressive 3,000 metre peaks, it really comes as no surprise. Outdoor activities are on offer for Nordic walkers, trail runners and mountain climbers, not to mention families, couples and friends going on a hike.


Look foward to ...
  • 1,000 km hiking paths
  • First-rate hiking paths with unique highlights: the so-called "Wasserläufer" paths with white water, gently flowing waters and waterfalls
  • Pretty huts with Tyrolean specialities
  • Guided tours with your hosts
  • & much more
hiking on a summer holiday in the Ötztal

Mountain biking & downhill

The Ötz valley is actually a certified bike region. Designated an „Approved Bike Area“ by "Mountain Bike Holidays", the region complies with strict standards. This designation is the only quality standard for bike destinations. The Ötz valley has received 5 stars each in the categories „Tour & Trail“ and „Enduro & Trails“.
The Bergland Sölden hotel caters specifically to biking guests, and is the perfect central starting point for tours in the area. We´ll provide you with expert advice and the newest equipment and services.


Look forward to ...
  • The hotel bike shop, bike rental & information corner
  • Support when planning your tours
  • Site to practice your riding technique 
  • Bike transport on cable cars in summer
  • Bike shuttle & much more
autumn ötztal valley

Adventure & Outdoor

Ötz valley is well known amongst white water sports enthusiasts and is one of Europe´s top locations for these activities. The Imst Gorge is a section of the river well suited to beginners. The Ache tributary in the Ötz valley presents some tough challenges for more those more experienced in rafting. Tourists are attracted to the region by its Alpine location and pristine, idyllic mountain streams.

Canyoning is another exciting way to enjoy the magnificent natural waterways, hiking through the gorges and abseiling over waterfalls. The huge number of winding streams in the Ötz valley make it ideal for canyoning.

Experienced paragliders and beginners on tandem flights soar through the air, turning it into their aerial playground.

Tip: Book an experienced outdoor adventure provider for a thrilling flight through the Alpine valley. On a clear day, see the Zugspitze mountain on the northern horizon, and to the south, the magnificent Wildspitze at 3,768 metres.


Adventure sports in the valley
  • Rafting
  • Canyoning
  • Paragliding
  • Kajak & Canoe
  • & lots more
family summer holiday ötztal valley

James Bond in the mountain 

View "007 ELEMENTS", a cinematic display inside the Gaislachkogl mountain. The official James Bond location is at 3,050 metres altitude on the mountain peak, enclosed in a spectacular architectural showcase.

This is where the ingenuity of film set designers interacts with the innovative dynamics of Sölden cable cars.Galleries, video installations, sound, interactive stations and original articles used by the world-famous spy all combine to a total work of art in the underground realm of the Ötztal mountains.


Shaken, not stirred

Did you know that the "love story" between James Bond and Sölden started during filming of "Spectre", the 24th film in the iconic series.Snowy Alpine landscapes served as the backdrop for some of the film´s most thrilling scenes. The ice Q Restaurant played the role of the Hoffler Clinic, and the glacier road took centre stage for the chase sequence.

art in the Elements in Sölden

Oldtimer and motorbike trips

Park your motorcycle or old-timer in the Designhotel Bergland underground garage, and use it as a base for road trips along routes with wonderful panoramic views. Two destinations sure to delight any biker or old-timer fan are the nearby Timmelsjoch border pass between Austria and Italy, and the Hahntennjoch mountain pass via Kühtai.


Tips for vintage vehicle fans

Visit the "Mountain Crosspoint" , and view splendid classic motorcycles and off-road vintage vehicles in the "Top Mountain Motorcyle Museum". 

motorbike route in the Ötztal