Between willpower and force of nature. Experience the Ötztal and the outdoors.

The Ötztal is wild. You will discover the untamed forces of nature wherever you go and get to know the power of the elements. Rushing white water, untamed mountain brooks, rough stones and gravity have to be conquered. Accompanied by professional guides who help you to survive the hardest passages and adventures with a smile. Canyoning, rafting, climbing or the fabulous Area 47: Ötztal is an outdoor heaven! Discover it now during your vacation in Sölden.

Area 47. Action & Fun at the largest outdoor arena in Austria.

Even if the name sounds extraterrestrial there are no aliens in Ötztal’s Area 47. But loads of breathtaking action highlights boosting your pulse rate and putting a huge smile on your face. Because here you can indulge in a spectacular water world incl. blobbing, cannon ball, wakeboarding & more, climbing paradise with climbing tower & via ferrata, flying fox zip line, mega swing and high rope course. Test your skills on a canyoning or rafting tour – and push your adrenalin levels to an all-time high. In addition to Austria’s largest outdoor paradise, the Area 47 is one of the hippest event and party locations in Tirol.

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River rafting in Ötztal. Surfing the waves in a truly exceptional way.

Dive into the water on your raft together with a group of daredevils and maneuver your boat safely through the rapids. River rafting in Ötztal combines wild nature with sportsmanship and endurance – guaranteeing a lot of fun and unforgettable experiences on top. Rafting in Ötztal is a perfect sporty activity in (almost) all weathers as you will get wet anyway. Together with experienced rafting guides you first learn the basics – for example: falling from the raft – and other important skills before you conquer the white water. Among the top rafting destinations in Ötztal are: Ötztaler Ache mountain brook, Sanna mountain brook, Imst Gorge.

Mighty gorges and ravines.
Canyoning in Ötztal.

The awesome Ötztal Alps are full of ravines and gorges. And they all provide that special thrill. Abseiling, jumping, sliding and following the course of the water: canyoning in Ötztal is the kind of sport you do not on the mountain but inside it – jumping from meter-high rock faces into bubbling natural pools, sliding through waterfalls and lofty heights secured by a rope. Equipped with a wetsuit, waterproof shoes and good will, you follow the professionally trained canyoning guide in Ötztal: he takes you to a world that you have never seen before! Canyoning in Ötztal is not only known for its wildness but also for the very high safety standards that make this adventure a truly gorgeous experience.

Vertical is the new steep.
Climbing in Ötztal.

Whether climbing wall or natural route: Ötztal makes a heaven for all those who like it vertically. More than 20 climbing gardens, 750 routes and 8 via ferratas boast innumerable multi-pitch tours in Ötztal – one of the favorite spots for beginners and professionals alike. When climbing in Ötztal you can choose from different levels of difficulty. Climbing in Ötztal is something for the whole family: even the youngest climbing fans are happy in the granite climbing areas of Ötztal because there are plenty of walls for conquering and rappelling. A great Birkenhof advantage: the climbing garden next to Freizeit Arena is just a few meters away from your holiday accommodation in Sölden.