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Natur Trails recommended route

Windachtal Trail (6000)

Natur Trails · Oetztal
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  • Windach Trail
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There are quite a few natural trail highlights waiting on the "quiet" (shuttle-free) side of the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN – among them the red Windach Trail.
moderate
Distance 1 km
0:10 h
0 m
174 m
Almost parallel to the old Windach forest road, this trail is flowing on nice terrain: it is rather wide and the sandy soil makes it a great ride also after rain showers. Caution at the gate in the first quarter, where it gets rather steep to one side.  

 

You can combine the Windach Trail with the Lochle Alm Trail or the really rough, black Jägers Notweg.

The trail is also part of the Enduro Stille Seite C.

 

Please yield to hikers!

Author’s recommendation

You can perfectly combine the Waindach Trail with other routes in Sölden's Silent Part: for example, the Lochle Alm Trail (6014) or the black and very challenging Jägers Notweg Trail (673). Jägers Notweg is reserved to very skilled bikers!
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Author
Bergbahnen Sölden, Mag. Jakob Falkner
Update: April 08, 2021
Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,757 m
Lowest point
1,583 m
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Safety information

 

The Windach Trail is a red singletrack that is in general easy to ride, but features a few switchbacks.

 

The BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN is all about coming together and having the best time on your mountain bike – no matter what your skill level is. So always take care of each other, show respect and support – also towards nature and all other people out there in the mountains and the valley.

 

> Please only ride existing, signposted trails and never trespass open meadows.

-> Avoid skidding, don’t cut switchbacks & leave no trace.

-> Stay alert, never scare animals and always close the pasture gates. In the REPUBLIC there’s always a chance of cattle on the trails and lines. Ride carefully and give them enough room.

-> Please note that the natural trails in the BIKE REPUBLIC are all shared trails. Always yield to hikers and give a friendly greeting.

Tips and hints

More info about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken     

More info about the flowiest nation in the Alps, the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN: https://bikerepublic.soelden.com          

And more to see: https://www.youtube.com/c/BikeRepublicSöldenSoeldenSolden 

Start

Sölden - Windachtal (1,756 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.960756, 11.035414
DMS
46°57'38.7"N 11°02'07.5"E
UTM
32T 654854 5202813
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Destination

Sölden

Turn-by-turn directions

A quite easy and very flowing trail that travels above and almost parallel to the old Windach Forest Trail. This route is much broader than other passages, and features grippy pebble stones or sandy forest soil also rideable in wet weather. Caution at the gate in the first quarter: be careful when opening it as the slope is steeply inclining on the left side. Later the trail crosses the old Windach Forest Trail twice. Please pay special attention to walkers and hikers.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Arriving by Train

Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. The public bus lines to all holiday resorts in the valley (direction Obergurgl) leave directly in front of the train station. The bus ride to Sölden takes about 1 – 1.5 hours.

All important details on bus timetables, direct connections and taxi services are available here.

Getting there

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

Parking

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:

More details on night-time parking

Coordinates

DD
46.960756, 11.035414
DMS
46°57'38.7"N 11°02'07.5"E
UTM
32T 654854 5202813
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Good equipment rules in the BIKE REPUBLIC! We strongly recommend to wear protective bike gear (knee and elbow protection, helmet, back protector, ...) on all lines, trails, enduro tracks and mountain bike routes in the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN. The entire REPUBLIC is designed exclusively for good quality, modern standard mountain bikes.

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • 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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Stallwies Trail (6042)
  • Map / Lochle Alm Trail (6014)
    Lochle Alm Trail (6014)
  • Jägers Notweg Trail (673)
  • Kleble Alm Trail (699)
  • Söldenkogel - Sölden
  • Map / Toboggan run Stallwiesalm - Sölden
    Toboggan run Stallwiesalm - Sölden
  • Climbing garden Moosalm
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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
1 km
Duration
0:10 h
Descent
174 m
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