Active holiday with high feeling
Hiking hotel in the Ötztal
Hiking is without a doubt one of the best ways to explore the Ötztal in spring, summer and autumn. With an incredible 250 mountains over 3,000 metres in altitude, it is little wonder that the this valley running south all the way to the Italian border is widely considered one of the top hiking destinations in Austria. Active holiday in the Ötztal at its best!
Just as great as the panorama is the variety: No less than one thousand kilometers of developed varied hikes lead to lush green meadows, sunny alpine pastures, rugged rocks and untouched snowfields - for hiking enthusiasts with a dream holiday guarantee.
- 1,000 km of varied hiking trails
- Premium hiking trails "Wasserläufer-Wege"
- Ötztaler Urweg with the highest waterfall of Tyrol, the Stuibenfall
- Enjoy many cozy & rustic huts
- Cable car hiking (from June to October)
- Guided hikes with the hosts
- We are also happy to put you in contact with hiking guides.
Cable Car Hiking in the Ötztal
With the summer mountain railroads located near our hiking hotel, you float effortlessly and comfortably to the best starting points of the most beautiful hiking routes in the region. This not only saves you time, but also conserves your own strength - which is then still needed between the ridge and the summit - the mountain railroads make namely not only family-friendly alpine hikes, but also higher hiking destinations easily accessible.
The following summer mountain railroads take you quickly and comfortably to the untouched nature during your hiking holiday in Tyrol:
- Sessellift Rotkogel
Premium Hiking Trails in the Ötztal
The “Wasserläufer” hiking trails are a series of paths in the Ötztal which have been recognised as some of the very best in Austria. These special routes let us discover the element of water, its richness of facets and its beauty in a very special and new way.
- Wasserläufer Piburger See in Oetz
- Wasserläufer Stuibenfall in Umhausen
- Wasserläufer Brand-Burgstein
- Wasserläufer Mooser Steg
- Wasserläufer Rotmoos
- Wasserläufer Mutsbühel
Alpine time Sölden
Experience the region
The Almzeit Sölden theme path provides interesting facts to families wanting to learn about the region´s heritage. You can really connect to the Alpine meadow lifestyle here. Divided into different educational themes, the various stations detail aspects of traditional mountain cooking and much more. Guests can enjoy typical regional delicacies in the huts, underlining the value of the regional ingredients used.
7 huge wooden letters on the Gaislachkogl midway station spell out ALMZEIT, and are the starting point for exploring nature in this pristine mountain landscape.
- Over 20 observation stations
The quiet side of Sölden
Away from the western mountain slopes
The walking area east of Sölden is a beauty spot for visitors seeking quiet and unspoiled countryside. Although the paths are in excellent condition, and there are uninterrupted views all round, it´s the tranquility that you "hear" most, and which has a deeply satisfying, relaxing effect. There are no cable cars or lift stations - only the greenery of the meadows, including the Almzeit themed path described above.
The mountain huts serve home-made delicacies using local ingredients, and they´re the ideal starting point for extended tours up into higher regions. Visitors opting for this kind of excursion are advised to start early, to see the sun rise over the Ötztal.
The quiet eastern side of Sölden starts off in the town where the path winds its way up through moss covered woods and fertile meadows, to an altitude of 3,000 m. A lovely area for daily walking stages and circular hikes.
Recommended hut stop for families
The oldest working Tyrolean mountain hut is at 1.973 m, located under the Brunnenkogel. This authentic rustic cabin not only hosts a lovely little children´s playground, but has a wooden bowling alley, making it a favourite with families.
Nature park Ötztal
Protected areas in the Ötztal
All nature reserves in the Ötztal are part of the ÖTZTAL NATURPARK. This means the area formed by glaciers, starting at the valley bottom going up into high Alpine areas. The highest peak is the Ötztal Wildspitze (3.774 m).
The Bergland Sölden is a partner business of the NATURPARK ÖTZTAL!
Tasks and goals
- Preservation of nature and landscapes
- Maintenance of hiking paths and adventure playgrounds
- Developing themed paths, guided tours and exhibitions
- Research at the Obergurgl University centre.
Of course, our holiday guests also profit from all this dedication - let´s work together to preserve this natural treasure!