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Natur Trails recommended route

Leiterberg Trail (672)

Natur Trails · Oetztal
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    Photo: Rudi Wyhlidal, Ötztal Tourismus
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    Photo: Rudi Wyhlidal, Ötztal Tourismus
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    Photo: Rudi Wyhlidal, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Leiterberg Trail
    Photo: Rudi Wyhlidal, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Leiterberg Trail
    Photo: Rudi Wyhlidal, Ötztal Tourismus
m 2200 2000 1800 1600 1400 4 3 2 1 km Maria's Alm
This red natural trail takes you from the heart of the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN out into the wild woods – a gnarly, technical but fun ride.
moderate
Distance 4.7 km
0:45 h
5 m
641 m
The Leiterberg Trail is a technically demanding track that travels through the woods on the outskirts of the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN. For skilled riders it's superfun, for those who are eager to learn the perfect training ground.  There a steep sections, rocky and rooty parts, and slippery bits – it's quite a challenge, especially the 2nd part.

The Leiterberg weaves into the flowy LETTN LINE that takes you down to the Giggijoch station in the valley.

 

You get to the track via the HARBE LINE from the Giggijoch or

(with a bit of pedalling) via Bartigs Bödele & the Rettenbach Trail from Gaislachkogl.

 

The Leiterberg Trail is also part of the Enduro Schölder M & Enduro Gortach G routes and the Long Trail Schölder.

 

Please yield to hikers!

Author’s recommendation

A must-do stop: the beautiful Leiterberg Alm in the middle of the track.
Profile picture of Bergbahnen Sölden, Mag. Jakob Falkner
Author
Bergbahnen Sölden, Mag. Jakob Falkner
Update: August 24, 2021
Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,041 m
Lowest point
1,494 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Maria's Alm

Safety information

The Leiterberg Trail is a natural track, which has its flowy passages, but a lot of challenges as well: massive roots and rocks, steep and slippery terrain.

 

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

Below Hochsölden (2,041 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.977383, 10.986832
DMS
46°58'38.6"N 10°59'12.6"E
UTM
32T 651111 5204566
w3w 
///stack.spearhead.obligations

Destination

Leite

Turn-by-turn directions

A technically demanding Natural Trail with several flowing sections is waiting for all freeriding aficionados. It travels through the lovely forests of the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN. Leiterberg promises endless fun for skilled bikers who have enough experience. Others must push the bike on some steep sections but they equally enjoy wonderful flowing parts. It also makes an ideal practicing terrain for improving your biking techniques. At the steep start the surface may be wet and slippery. After crossing a brooklet you reach a small but challenging rock before you can indulge in real biking pleasures. Keep to the left at the walking trail's fork-off (on the right you reach Edelweißhütte). This part of the trail merges directly into a forest route next to Leiterberg Alm – a perfect rest stop! The last stage requires good biking techniques and an excellent stamina on truly varied terrain. It crosses the forest route six times until you head towards the houses in the hamlet of Leite.

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
46.977383, 10.986832
DMS
46°58'38.6"N 10°59'12.6"E
UTM
32T 651111 5204566
w3w 
///stack.spearhead.obligations
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

  • Gampe Trail (6029)
  • Long Trail Schölder
  • Bartiges Bödele Trail (676)
  • Rettenbachalm Trail (675)
  • Schteckler Trail (6026)
  • Nene Trail (696)
  • Kleble Alm Trail (699)
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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
4.7 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
5 m
Descent
641 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Insider tip Refreshment stops available Singletrail/Free ride

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