11.09.2023

Hiking, high-altitude air and high feelings

The hiking area of Sölden with its fantastic paths and routes - in the midst of the mountain world of proud 3000-metre peaks - arouses great desire to move and pure enthusiasm.

Whether families on a merry exploratory tour or adventure-hungry pleasure hikers, whether bold summit strikers or experienced long-distance hikers - in the hiking area of Sölden everyone will discover personal favourite paths and dream routes. The variety and selection of 300 km of marked and well-maintained hiking trails is great. From themed trails with impressive scenery to panoramic high altitude tours and high alpine mountain tours including unforgettable summit experiences to long distance hikes, the whole splendour of the Ötztal mountains opens up step by step, from the valley to the glacier regions. 

A small selection of hiking highlights for different requirements 

As an easy adventure hike, the Waalweg Moserstegle (4.7 km / 2 h) is ideal for families. In addition to play stations, the accompanying stream is a constant source of fun and refreshment for children. The circular trail of views and flowers is considered a medium-difficulty hike (12 km / approx. 4 h), which rewards with wonderful impressions and views as well as opportunities to stop and take a deep breath. A difficult mountain tour leads via the Himmelsleiter to the Hochstubaihütte (4.8 km / 4 h ascent and 3 h descent to the Kleblealm). Starting at Fiegl's Hütte (1,985 m), where the hiking taxi takes you, you climb up to 3,174 metres, where the Zuckerhütl, the highest mountain in the Stubai Alps, seems close enough to touch.

A temptingly large selection of places to stop for refreshments

32 alpine inns, snack stations, managed alpine pastures and mountain restaurants as well as 12 refuges provide a variety of cosy atmosphere and culinary enjoyment in the extensive hiking trail network of Sölden. And on top of that, always fresh energy. Examples include the Brunnenbergalm, the oldest managed alpine hut in Tyrol, or the Hochstubaihütte, which is the third highest of all huts in Austria. Quite a few of the alpine pastures & huts can also be reached by road or mountain railway. The crowning glory is the glass gourmet palace ice Q on the Gaislachkogl at 3,048 hm with award-winning gourmet cuisine!  

Tips & recommendations

Note the trail markings and the degree of difficulty: hiking trails are considered easy - for beginners and walkers | red mountain trails are considered moderately difficult - for sure-footed, experienced mountain hikers | black mountain trails & alpine routes are considered difficult - for sure-footed, giddy mountain climbers with alpine experience and appropriate equipment. The right equipment is always a prerequisite, as is foreseeing the weather! Further recommendations.

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