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Natur Trails recommended route

Long Trail Schölder

Natur Trails · Oetztal
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  • Bartiges Bödele Trail
    / Bartiges Bödele Trail
    Photo: Martin Erd, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Rettenbachalm Trail
    Photo: Rudi Wyhlidal, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Rettenbachalm Trail
    Photo: Rudi Wyhlidal, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Restaurant Sonnblick Sölden
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Leiterberg Trail
    Photo: Wayne Reich, Ötztal Tourismus
  • / Leiterberg Trail
    Photo: Rudi Wyhlidal, Ötztal Tourismus
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The BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN from its most beautiful natural trail side: 3 trails combined to 13.3 km, 1.060 m of downhill and super diverse riding.
Distance 11.7 km
1:50 h
121 m
890 m
3-in-1! The Long Trail Schölder is a super versatile ride from the Gaislachkogl mid-station over to the outskirts of the BIKE REPUBLIC on the Giggijoch side. 

From the mid-station you roll over to the entry of Bartigs Bödele Trail, a (too) short, idyllic and easy ride over to the glacier road. After an uphill section you make it to the Rettenbach Trail, which flows high up over the BIKE REPUBLIC with a jaw-dropping view, all the way to Hochsölden. The final Leiterberg Trail is the most technical trail of the three. It holds roots and rocks and has its slippery sections.


Please yield to hikers!

Author’s recommendation

This is a lot of riding, so make sure to refuel at the Sonnblick Restaurant or the Leiterbergalm!
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Jakob Falkner
Update: November 19, 2021
S2 moderate
Highest point
2,147 m
Lowest point
1,345 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Falcon A-la-Carte
Maria's Alm

Safety information

You have to be fit (technically as well as physically) for the Long Trail Schölder. Stay focused for the toughest trail at the end.


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 


Gaislachkoglbahn Mittelstation (2,110 m)
46.958366, 10.985803
46°57'30.1"N 10°59'08.9"E
32T 651087 5202451


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Anreise mit der Bahn

Mit der Bahn ganz unkompliziert nach Ötztal Bahnhof am Taleingang. Direkt am Bahnhofsvorplatz startet ein Linienbus in Richtung Obergurgl. Die Busfahrt bis nach Sölden dauert ca. 1 - 1,5 Stunden. In den ausgewiesenen Rad-Linienbussen ist der Radtransport (auch EMTBs) mit gültigem Busticket gratis.

Alle wichtigen Informationen zu Busfahrplänen, Verbindungen und Taxiunternehmen findest Du hier.

Getting there


Sölden liegt im Westen Österreichs im Bundesland TIROL, in einem südlichen Seitental des Inntales – dem ÖTZTAL.

Anreise von Westen:

von Vorarlberg nach Tirol über den Arlbergpass oder durch den Arlbergtunnel (S 16) - Landeck - Autobahn A 12 Richtung Innsbruck - Abfahrt Ötztal nach Roppener Tunnel - B 186 (35km) nach Sölden

von Norden:

- Bad Tölz - Achenpaß - B 181 - Jenbach - A 12 Innsbruck Richtung Bregenz - Abfahrt Ötztal - B 186 (35km) nach Sölden

- Pfronten - Reutte - Fernpaß - Imst - A 12 Richtung Innsbruck - Abfahrt Ötztal nach Roppener Tunnel oder B 171 Tiroler Straße bis Ötztal (Vignettenfrei) - B 186 (35km) nach Sölden

- Garmisch Partenkirchen - Ehrwald - Lermoss - Fernpaß - Imst - A 12 Richtung Innsbruck - Abfahrt Ötztal nach Roppener Tunnel oder B 171 Tiroler Straße bis Ötztal (Vignettenfrei) - B 186 (35km) nach Sölden

- Garmisch Partenkirchen - Mittenwald - Scharnitz - Seefeld in Tirol - Telfs - A 12 Richtung Bregenz - Abfahrt Ötztal oder B 171 Tiroler Straße bis Ötztal (Vignettenfrei) - B186 (35km) nach Sölden

von Osten:

von München oder Salzburg auf der A 93 bis nach Kufstein, anschließend auf der A 12 Richtung Bregenz, über Innsbruck bis Abfahrt Ötztal, dann weiter auf B 186 (35km) bis nach Sölden

von Süden:

von Bozen kommend Richtung Brenner (Mautstraße) - Brenner Autobahn über Mautstelle Schönberg Richtung Innsbruck - von Innsbruck auf A 12 Richtung Bregenz bis Anfahrt Ötztal - weiter auf B 186 (35km) bis nach Sölden


An der Talstation der Gaislachkoglbahn und der Giggijochbahn sind ausreichend kostenfreie Parkplätze verfügbar, es stehen auch kostenlose Parkhäuser zur Verfügung. In der Zeit von 8.00 - 19.00 Uhr ist das Pakren kostenfrei.

Kostenpflichtiges Abstellen des PKWs über Nacht  im Parkhaus Gaislachkogl möglich:

mehr Informationen zum Parken über Nacht

Bitte respektiert, dass Wildcampieren verboten ist!


46.958366, 10.985803
46°57'30.1"N 10°59'08.9"E
32T 651087 5202451
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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

  • Bartiges Bödele Trail (676)
  • Gampe Trail (6029)
  • Nene Trail (696)
  • Rettenbachalm Trail (675)
  • Schteckler Trail (6026)
  • Leiterberg Trail (672)
  • Gaislach Trail (6052)
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S2 moderate
11.7 km
1:50 h
121 m
890 m
Public-transport-friendly Singletrail/Free ride Scenic Insider tip Circular route Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent


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