Step by step towards your next summit conquest. Hiking in Ötztal.

Strap on your backpack, lace up your hiking boots and start your hiking adventure in the Ötztal Alps. Hiking in Ötztal and the surroundings of Sölden uniquely combines nature exploration, recreation and sporty challenge. From the valley floor – walking past picturesque villages and babbling brooks – you reach idyllic Alpine paths leading into shady woodlands and right up to the tree line towards a bizarre world of rock and stone. Are you excited? Only a few more meters and the summit cross is within reach. Made it! With a huge smile on your face, a beating heart and outstretched arms … Hiking in Ötztal promises a great feeling of freedom, willpower and self-conquest.

Searching for endless freedom.

Walking can kindle a fire and become a burning passion. In close touch with nature. An athletic challenge coupled with the feeling of absolute freedom. Accompanied by the sound of your own steps and the chirping birds. In Ötztal hiking is one of the most popular ways to be close to nature. Therefore you can choose from more than 1600 kilometers of hiking trails, ranging from leisurely family walks to peak conquests of mighty three thousand meter high summits like Zirmkogel, Nederkogel or Wildspitze. Very entertaining theme trails suitable for all ages give an insight into interesting facts about the region. Enjoy walking or hiking and conquer the Ötztal on your own. Right from your Hotel Birkenhof and the Guesthouse. Close to the Giggijoch mountain gondola whisking you effortlessly up to Ötztal’s hiking paradise.

Alpine huts, pastures and hiking joy. Hiking and mountaineering in Sölden.

From Sölden you can hike to countless rewarding destinations by exploring nature at your own pace in the Ötztal Alps. The two pasture huts of Stallwies Alm and Gampe Alm are only about one and a half hours away from Sölden and offer a unique atmosphere, typical Tirolean flair, fabulous vantage points and a large choice of mouth-watering delicacies. It tastes particularly good in lofty heights. Start from Sölden and indulge in Ötztal’s panoramic world full of culinary enjoyment.

Brunnenkogelhaus at 2738 meters above sea level

A special hiking tip is the ascent to panoramic Brunnenkogelhaus nestling on the mountain flanks of Brunnenkogel. The rewarding hiking destination can be reached from Sölden in four to five hours and offers fantastic 360-degree views – including Wildspitze peak on clear days. Brunnenkogelhaus mountain refuge hut has many special surprises for gourmands: home-baked bread, Alpine herbs from the own garden at an altitude of 2738 meters, butter from Ventertal, meat and sausage products from Sölden’s butcher and Ötztal mountain sheep from the own farm.

Real mountains. Real challenges.
Mountaineering in Ötztal.

The Ötztal Alps offer numerous opportunities to face real challenges and conquer majestic three-thousanders, either with experienced hiking guides or independently with your best friends. Explore the fascinating world beyond the vegetation zone while hiking in the Ötztal: crystal-clear mountain lakes and incredible expanses, eternal ice, and rugged, rocky landscapes. A rewarding hike that you can start from Sölden is the ascent of Nederkogel. The 3,163-meter-high mountain offers particularly impressive panoramas – and the picturesque Nedersee, along which your path leads. For experienced summit conquerors, there is a formidable challenge: the 3,768-meter-high Wildspitze. The highest mountain in North Tyrol and the second-highest mountain in Austria takes hiking and mountaineering in the Ötztal to a new level, guaranteeing incomparable moments of success.

Themed trails for all senses and the whole family. Hiking holiday in Ötztal.

Around Sölden, you will find numerous themed trails that will add highlights to your hiking vacation in the Ötztal: Above all, the innovative concept “Almzeit” fascinates both young and old, offering an experience, joy, and pleasure for all senses. At individual stations, diverse thematic focuses ensure wonder, laughter, and wide-eyed amazement. Get to know the world of mountain huts and alpine pastures – and their special culinary delights. On the informatively signposted themed trail, suitable dishes are served at each station. Numerous events, interactive play stations, and attractions guarantee fun, excitement, and moments of exhilaration.

Nature and Originality.

During your vacation in the Ötztal, explore the quieter side of Sölden in the less-known Windachtal and at Brunnenberg – or the multi-generational “Waalwege” paths that were created long ago for irrigation and nature preservation. Our recommendation: The “Waalweg Mooserstegle” impresses with great natural scenery and easy accessibility.