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Mountainbike Routes recommended route

655 Bike Route Rofenhöfe

Mountainbike Routes · Oetztal · open
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Lovely tour to Venter Tal valley and Rofenhöfe farms - Austria's highest, permanently settled farmhouses.
Distance 43.6 km
4:00 h
828 m
828 m
The tour into the Venter Valley and back to Sölden is long at 40 kilometers, but the almost 700 meters in altitude are very evenly distributed. In addition, the asphalt surface ensures that it always rolls smoothly. At the same time, the highest point of the tour is reached there at 2014m. The starting point for this tour is the Freizeit Arena in Sölden. From there you drive along the Ötztaler Bundesstraße to Zwieselstein, where you then turn right into the Ventertal. In Vent, the road continues in the direction of Rofen. There are two rest stops there. In addition, one has a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains of Vent from the highest farms in Austria!
Highest point
Rofenhöfe, 2,014 m
Lowest point
Sölden, 1,368 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Gasthof Rofenhof
Gasthof Brückenwirt
*** Gasthaus Geierwallihof
Gasthof Neue Post ***

Safety information

The sometimes fairly stepps climbs and difficult downhill stretches require both sporty biking skills and defensive cycling. Good stamina and intermediate biking rechniques are an absolute must. Sporty and active (pleasure) cycling ist he main priority.

Tips and hints

Splendid Rofenhöfe farms are Austria's highest, permanently settled farmhouses. A mountain inn can be found there. The secluded mountain village of Vent looks back on a lively history. For a long time the farmhouses belonged to noble families from South Tyrol's Vinschgau region. Still today, some 2000 sheep are driven from Schnalstal valley to the Vent's lush pasturelands every summer. A millennium-old path which probably was also used by Ötzi - The Iceman, who was found in the immediate surroundings.


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


Freizeit Arena (1,347 m)
46.969476, 11.010100
46°58'10.1"N 11°00'36.4"E
32T 652904 5203733


Freizeit Arena

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point for this beautiful tour in the Venter Valley and back to Sölden is the Freizeit Arena in Sölden. From there you drive straight ahead past the municipal office and cross the bridge to get to the village street. There you turn left and drive along the main street. The leisurely drive through the village leads past sports shops and countless places to stop for a break. You drive past the Gaislachkoglbahn and a little later the road leads a little uphill. Soon you will reach the end of Sölden. Always following the Ötztaler Bundesstraße, after approx. 1 km you will reach the industrial area and the recycling center of Sölden. The road continues to Zwieselstein. Shortly before Zwieselstein, turn right at the next fork in the road towards Venter Tal. Follow the Venter Landesstraße to Heiligkreuz. From there, and before the bridge, turn right over the gravel path to the first avalanche gallery. The gravel path leads above the Venter Landesstraße always into the valley and then joins the Venter Straße again. Follow the main road to Vent. When you arrive in Vent, a street on the right in the center of the village leads away in the direction of Rofen. Follow this road until you finally reach the beautiful Rofenhöfen after approx. 2 km. To return, take the same route to Bodenegg. There you turn right onto the Bodenegg race track (661), cross the Venter Ache and come back to Sölden via Zwieselstein.


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Public transport


Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or out local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at  

Getting there

The car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the vallly and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps.  


 The following parking facilities are available in Sölden:
  • Base station of Gaislachkogl, free of charge
  • Base station of Giggijoch, free of charge 



46.969476, 11.010100
46°58'10.1"N 11°00'36.4"E
32T 652904 5203733
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Approproate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, helmet, gloves, glasses, GPS device or detailed maps. If there is no hut on the way please bring a snack and enough to drink.

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

  • Bike Route Gletscher Express (648)
  • Bike Route Lenzenalm (691)
  • Biketour zur Lochle Alm (6022)
  • Route Bodenegg Race Track (661)
  • Bike Route Gaislach (644)
  • Bike Route - Forest Trail Rechenau (649)
  • Bike Route - Hochsölden Panorama Trail
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43.6 km
4:00 h
828 m
828 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Cultural/historical interest Scenic Refreshment stops available


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