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Thematic Trail recommended route

Experience mile - Highlights of Sölden on one mile

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m 1450 1400 1350 1,4 1,2 1,0 0,8 0,6 0,4 0,2 km Station: Winter in Sölden Station: Naturpark Ötztal Station: BIKE REPUBLIC Station: James Bond Station: Almzeit
You are in the Hotspot of the Alps and do not know what to do here? From quiet nature parks to action-packed James Bond - this and more on the Sölden experience mile.The experience extends from the Gaislachkoglbahn to the Freizeitarena, along the Ötztaler Ache, exactly one mile. On this route are various stations to the five themes ALMZEIT, Natural Park, BIKE REPUBLIC, Sölden in winter and James Bond.
Distance 1.5 km
0:30 h
53 m
40 m
The 5 stations of the experience mile are:

The ALMZEIT theme trail offers great adventures for children and small trips for parents. He shows how diverse Söldens are mountains, paths and huts. Whether climbing and krambling, walking or strolling, sunbathing or playing, the ALMZEIT offers something for everyone.


Info Point "Habitat Windachtal"

Situated directly in Sölden along the "Adventure Mile" at the water playground in the small hamlet of Windau, the Info Point "Habitat Windachtal" draws attention due to its striking construction. As with the Nature Park Info Points in Niederthai and Gries, the architecture of the information medium reflects the topography of the surrounding landscape. Especially the scenery of the Windachtal Valley.

Via information boards and a vivid, realistic bronze relief, visitors have the opportunity to learn more about the Nature Park Ötztal in general and the Windachtal Valley with its remarkable natural and cultural characteristics in particular. Interactive information boards, a listening station as well as the possibility to scan QR-Codes and "hearken" tales awake the interest of children and young people.


Bike Republic
A republic in which all bikers feel at home: touring bikers on the tens of routes, flow trailers on our surfing lines, endurists on the endless trails. With us, the hitched trails for experts as well as nature trails - and they are all flanked by excellent retreats. A republic to feel good and have fun!Sölden in the winter. Whether you want to spend your day relaxing in the swimming pool or on the slopes, we offer you everything to make your winter holiday perfect. If you do not know what type of holiday you are, the decision tree on the experience mile should help you.

James Bond
Sölden and James Bond, that was love at first sight. Director and Oscar winner Sam Mendes is looking for fascinating and fascinating filming locations for "Specter" in the Alps. He immediately fell in love with the winter sports metropolis. Sölden is the scene of the scene, which was described by the producer as the heart of the film. Convince yourself of it.

Author’s recommendation

There is also a barrier-free alternative to this route.

Just follow the directions to the new social center and then change over the bridge to the other side of the Ötztaler Ache. Follow this path until you come to the bridge which you cross. At the end of this bridge you can follow the gravel road along the Ötztaler Ache and return to the regular route of the adventure mile.

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Manuela Holzknecht
Update: February 23, 2021
Highest point
1,390 m
Lowest point
1,348 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Easy hike; suitable for beginners and walkers. Please pay attention to the current weather report: https://www.oetztal.com/de/sommer.html 

Tips and hints

More details about hiking In Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/wandern 


Freizeit Arena (1,347 m)
46.969491, 11.010091
46°58'10.2"N 11°00'36.3"E
32T 652903 5203734


Valley station of the Gaislachkogelbahn

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Freizeitarena you go to the Parkhotel, from there you can already see the first stop of the adventure mile - Almzeit Themenweg. Then you continue on this path, past the new social center Sölden, a steep ascent to the BIKE REPUBLIC station. From there it goes down again to the village of Windau, where you continue along the gravel road, right next to the Ötztaler Ache. Follow this path until it ends at a wooden bridge that takes you across the Ötztaler Ache to the valley station of the Gaislachkoglbahn.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at


Getting there

Sölden is located in the western part of Austria in the state TYROL, in a southern side valley of the Inn valley - the ÖTZTAL. For your arrival by car, you can plan the best route from your home town with the route planner online at https://www.google.at/maps



The following parking facilities are available in Sölden:
  • Parking lot
  • parking lot Stiegele
  • stair parking
  • Giggijochbahn + underground garage
  • Gaislachkoglbahn + underground garage

All parking is free during the day.


Parking for several days (eg hike tour):

  • Parkgarage Gaislachkoglbahn, Parkticket either online or directly at the cash desk of the Gaislachkoglbahn


46.969491, 11.010091
46°58'10.2"N 11°00'36.3"E
32T 652903 5203734
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

City Map Söden


Appropriate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, ankle-high walking boots,wind-, rain- & sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, is for all hikes and tours necessary. Please bring a first-aidbox, a mobile phone, a walking map and if there is no hut on the way a snack and enough to drink.

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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  • Water Walk Waalweg Mooserstegle Sölden
  • Nature Exploration Trail
  • Zwergerlweg Trail
  • Gaislachkogl
  • Genusswandern zum Gaislacher See – Genusszeit ice Q
  • Hochalmen Wanderweg- Längenfeld/Huben
  • Water Walk Rotmoostal Obergurgl
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1.5 km
0:30 h
53 m
40 m
Public-transport-friendly Family-friendly


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