Mountain biking

The upper Ötztal valley is a true Eldorado for mountain bikers of all abilities who are looking for the ultimate mountain experience. Gravel roads, single trails or smooth mountain roads lead up to 2,800 m above sea level.

 

Mountainbiken im ÖtztalMOUNTAIN BIKING TIPS

 

Bike rental

The following shops offer bicycle/mountain bike rental and professional bike repair services:

 

• Sporthütte Sölden, 6450 Sölden, Tel. +43 (0)5254 30097
• Intersport Glanzer, 6450 Sölden, Tel. +43 (0)5254 2223
• Sport Brugger, 6450 Sölden, Tel. +43 (0)5254 30062

 

Maps

 

The following maps are suitable for the tour suggestions described: • Wander-Rad und Skitourenkarte # 042" - Inneres Ötztal 1:25.000. Available from: ~ www.kompass.at for € 7.95 (plus postage).

 


Mountain biking rules

  • I know that the routes mostly run on private footpaths and are also managed and maintained by private individuals. The landowners do not therefore accept any liability.
  • I always ride at a controlled speed and always maintain control of the bike, especially around bends, as obstacles may be encountered at any time (e.g. stones, branches, wood, livestock, cattle grids, barriers, agricultural/forestry machinery, etc).
  • I respect barriers for wood-cutting works and accept that forestry trails are primarily for the use of the owners of the forest.
  • I show consideration towards hikers and walkers and only overtake slowly.
  • I respect the environment, do not stray from the mountain bike route and do not ride off to the side of the paths. I also respect the signs provided.
  • I take the difficulty of the route into account and make an accurate assessment of my experience and abilities as a biker.
  • I always close the field gates. I do not leave rubbish behind.
  • I protect my head by wearing a helmet and check my equipment before each bike tour.