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In Umhausen-Niederthai you will find extensive walking trails for all ages and skills. In the Hiking Village of Niederthai nestles on a sun-kissed plateau at 1550 m altitude and makes a perfect base for high Alpine tours to the splendid Ötztal Mountains thanks to its topclass hiking infrastructures.
The splendid Stille Seite Enduro Route is a 12 km long loop tour far away from Sölden's mountain lifts and busy hiking trails. The route travels also on the black Jägers Notweg Trail (673) and is suitable only for very skilled and experienced bikers!
Enduro Route Stille Seite - C starts at Freizeit Arena, traveling right across Sölden along the Ötztaler Ache river to the base station of Gaislachkogl Mountain Gondola. Continue on the road past the campsite, cross the bridge and pedal uphill to the hamlet of Moos. Leaving behind quaint Moosalm you reach the forest road leading also along Route Brunnenbergalm (652). Approx. 1 km before you get to Brunnenbergalm you must keep to the left, leaving Route 652 and following the "Enduro C" signs to the access point of Jägers Notweg Trail (673).
First you take the completely overgrown trail before you reach the single trail – one of the most difficult natural trails of the entire Bike Republic Sölden. It is rated S3 from start to finish, comprising also a couple of S4 passages: steep hairpin turns, rock-strewn terrain, wet and slippery surface ... a true challenge for experts who can try NOT to touch the ground with their feet!
After crossing Windach Ache brooklet a climbing path takes you up to a forest trail and towards the entrance to Windachtal Trail (6000). Follow Windach Trail until you get back to the forest road that takes you to the village center of Sölden.
Those who can conquer Jägers Notweg Trail without major difficulties are true experts - it is suitable only for very experienced bikers in an excellent physical shape. Adrenalin rush guaranteed!
Appropriate Equipment Rules! We strongly recommend to wear protective bike gear (knee and elbow pads, helmet, back protector, ...) on all lines, trails, enduro tracks and mountain bike routes within the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN. Enter the Republic only with a bike that meets current quality standards.
WHERE IS SÖLDEN?
Sölden is located in the West of Austria, more exactly in the Province of TIROL. It nestles amidst the ÖTZTAL Valley, a south-facing side valley of the Inntal.
Best travel route from the West:
From Vorarlberg to Tirol via Arlberg Pass or through Arlberg Tunnel (S 16 Federal Road) - direction Landeck - change to A 12 Autobahn (direction Innsbruck) - exit: Ötztal after driving through Roppener Tunnel - on B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden
From the North:
- Bad Tölz - Achen Pass - B 181 Federal Road - Jenbach - A 12 Autobahn towards Innsbruck (direction Bregenz) - exit: Ötztal - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden
- Pfronten - Reutte - Fernpass - Imst - A 12 Autobahn (direction Innsbruck) - exit: Ötztal after driving through Roppener Tunnel or on B 171 Federal Road to Ötztal (no Vignette toll-sticker required!) - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden
- Garmisch Partenkirchen - Ehrwald - Lermoos - Fernpass - Imst - A 12 Autobahn (direction Innsbruck) – exit: Ötztal after driving through Roppener Tunnel or on B 171 Federal Road to Ötztal (no Vignette toll-sticker required!) - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden
- Garmisch Partenkirchen - Mittenwald - Scharnitz - Seefeld - Telfs - A 12 Autobahn (direction Bregenz) - exit: Ötztal or on B 171 Federal Road to Ötztal (no Vignette toll-sticker required!) - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden
From the East:
Munich or Salzburg - A 93 Autobahn to Kufstein - A 12 Autobahn (direction Bregenz) via Innsbruck – exit: Ötztal - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden
From the South:
From Bozen/Bolzano towards Brenner Pass (toll road) – on Brenner Autobahn via Schönberg toll station (direction Innsbruck) to Innsbruck - then change to A 12 Autobahn (direction Bregenz) – exit: Ötztal - B 186 Federal Road (35 km) to Sölden
There are ample parking areas and covered parking garages at the base stations of Gaislachkogl and Giggijoch Mountain Gondolas. Parking is free of charge between 8.00 am and 7.00 pm!
Night-time parking of motor cars is subject to a charge and allowed only in the parking garage next to Gaislachkogl Mountain Gondola: