Ötztal at its very best in summer: In the valley of 250 three-thousand meter high peaks, almost endless 1600 km of hiking trails and paths are waiting to be conquered on foot. Those who prefer to explore Ötztal's huge variety on two wheels can look forward to approx. 850 kilometers of scenic mountain bike routes - plus the new, valley-wide Cycle Trail. A memorable Ötztal summer vacation can also be spent vertically as there are 19 scenic climbing gardens and 8 spectacular via ferratas. In addition to the countless swimming opportunities, a wide range of outdoor activities promise great moments of refreshment. Excursion destinations for all the family, such as the WIDIVERSUM, ensure relaxing summer vacation days. Our splendid apartments in Sölden provide ultimate moments of wellbeing amidst impressive natural landscapes.
"You have only really been where you have been on foot," said Goethe. So it's just perfect that hiking in Ötztal has an incredible number of facets: leisurely walkers roam across lush meadows and relax along quiet water strider paths. Individualists and families alike will find their way to happiness on 1600 km of marked hiking and mountain trails or discover myriad Alpine pastures and huts spread across the wonderful holiday region, followed by a tasty mountain snack.
Scenic Ötztal is the undisputed number 1 cycling destination in the Alps. Be it Alpine pass road or summit tour, idyllic valley route or trail dream: Ötztal keeps the flag flying when it comes to unforgettable cycling adventures on two wheels. Our tours are perfectly signposted and all routes are well maintained. We look forward to welcoming all ambitious road cyclists or pleasure-loving touring cyclists, freeriders, trekking bikers, e-bikers and families - we are simply happy about everyone who shares our passion for cycling.
Ötztal is THE unrivaled (granite) climbing region in Tirol. There is no other valley with such fabulous climbing areas and via ferratas in such close vicinity than in Ötztal. In 19 climbing gardens you can indulge in vertical activities on around 750 different routes. 8 via ferratas and an abundance of multi-pitch tours will keep you fit on the rock. Splendid adventures are guaranteed thanks to the certified local climbing and mountain guides who accompany you on the way to the top.
Fun paired with a lot of action-packed excitement - this is the best way to describe the outdoor activities offered at the Heartbeat of the Alps. Not only the mountains play an important role, but also the elements of water and air: when kayaking, canoeing, river rafting, canyoning or paragliding, adventure fans will once again become aware of Ötztal’s unlimited naturalness.
When the trees shine in splendid colors and the days get shorter again, then it’s autumn time in Sölden. On the summits of the Ötztal mountains winter will come back already at the end of summer and the first slopes invite you to go glacier skiing from late September onwards. While on the valley floor autumn shows its most beautiful and colorful side, inviting you to enjoy hiking, biking or just relaxing in the thermal baths.