The Ötztal Valley is a true paradise for mountain bikers. Embedded in the backdrop of the Alps, the valley offers a huge amount of variety – from the dry and hot landscape at the entrance to the valley, to the open expanse of Umhausen and Längenfeld, to the mighty 3000-meter (9480 feet) peaks in Sölden. The four routes in this Collection, will show you the region’s diversity and present the Ötztal valley in all its facets. With an electric mountain bike, this beautiful region is easier than ever before.
The main artery of the Ötztal is the Ötztal cycle path. Starting in Haiming at an altitude of 670 meters (2,200 feet), the traffic-free cycle path leads through the entire Ötztal valley. There are still smaller sections along the valley road, but the ride to Sölden at 1,377 meters (4,517 feet) is already pure biking pleasure. Branching off from one of the longest cycle paths in Europe – the Innradweg – it leads over 31 miles (50 kilometers) into the mountain world of the Ötztal Alps. The four routes in this Collection are all linked via the Ötztal cycle path so that you can easily reach them by bike from anywhere in the valley. The path is very easily accessible and offers all kinds of amenities along the way. There are also plenty of rest areas for cyclists, including e-bike charging stations.
By the way: in the Ötztal you can feel the region's enthusiasm for biking at almost every corner. For example, accommodation in the area is perfectly adapted for bikers. In the "Bike & Rad" accommodation in the Ötz Valley, you can park your bike safely, use any tools and repair kit free-of-charge, wash your bike and enjoy a 24-hour laundry service. In short: you will have everything you need to enjoy your e-bike adventure to the full in the alpine landscape of the Ötztal valley.
This approximately 28-kilometer round trip is ideal for getting to know the Ötztal and its five picturesque villages by e-bike. Many exciting highlights along the route make it the perfect tour for the whole family.You start in the center of Ötz and follow first to Sautens the wonderfully situated bike path along the Ötztaler Ache. If you are already in the mood for a break, you can stop for a while at the specially prepared rest area for cyclists. While you enjoy your snack brought here, your e-bike can also recharge your batteries at the installed charging station.Through a shady pine forest that is unique in this region, you cycle up and down until you come to Roppen, from where the route runs along the Inn. The following section on the Inn Cycle Path is pure enjoyment: the route runs flat and is always accompanied by the wonderful mountain panorama.After crossing the Inn again, you reach the village of Haiming - here it is worth stopping at the Biohof Glatzl, which is located directly on the left side of the road. Afterwards you continue comfortably to Ötztal, from where you drive to the Ötztal Radweg, which leads you directly to the AREA 47. If you fancy a bit of adventure, you should definitely plan a stop here: Whether in the high ropes course, the Flying Fox or the Mega Swim - fun and action are guaranteed here.About Brunau it is then quite contemplative and quiet along the Ötztaler Ache back to the starting point of the tour. If you want to end the day with a cool refreshment, it's worth taking a quick trip to Lake Piburg, where you can swim, boating or refresh yourself in the restaurant.
Umhausen is located approximately in the middle of the Ötztal at an altitude of 1,031 meters. Here the valley widens and meadows and fields can spread. This easy round trip connects all the sights of the region Umhausen on about 16 kilometers. Almost 350 meters of altitude provide variety and can still be mastered playfully with the e-bike.This tour is a great trip for the whole family: especially the kids will enjoy the many entertaining highlights along the route. The impressive "Angel's Wall" will provide open mouths - stop here for a moment and admire the daring routes of the climbers who work their way up the steep wall almost vertically. On the other hand, the following section along the Ötztaler Ache is quite enjoyable. The sound of the river coupled with the beautiful mountain panorama make for a pure holiday feeling.Finally, you can take a trip to the Stone Age in one of the most exciting open-air museums in the area: In the Ötzi village, the archaeological open-air park in Umhausen, you can immerse yourself in another world 5,000 years ago and experience a time travel to the people in the Stone Age at the time the famous "Ötzi".
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The Längenfelder Runde is perfect for a family outing with e-bikes. The route runs along the valley floor on gravel and asphalt paths and passes many great highlights that will especially delight children.Start is in the district Winklen. Here is a large, free parking available. Off the main road you explore from here almost all the hamlets of the village Längenfeld, from Winklen to Huben. Most of the way leads along the foaming Ötztaler Ache, where a cool breeze blows even on hot sunny days. Refreshments are not lacking along the route. You should plan enough time for stops. Alternatively, you can of course pack your own food and stop at the nice pauses along the route. At a stop station set up especially for e-bikers, you can not only strengthen yourself, but also provide your bike with new power at the charging station.Not only exciting for children is a visit to the Ötztal home and open-air museum in the district Lehn. Close up you can experience the hard life of the farmers during the last centuries. If the offspring still has a lot of energy left after the bike ride, then a visit to the Ötztal Funpark and the Geospielplatz "Wasser und Steine", which is right next door, is also worthwhile.
On this tour you will become the summiteer. On good roads and gravel roads it leads you up to the Kleblealm at 1,983 meters, where you will be rewarded with a magnificent view.The lush mountain meadows of the Kleblealm are promising on the eastern slope above Sölden. And that is exactly the intermediate goal of the tour. Once at the top you can enjoy the great view and be pampered with delicious Tyrolean specialties. You deserve it, after all, there are almost 600 vertical meters behind you. But thanks to e-bikes, you can playfully master them and concentrate on the breathtaking mountain panorama.After a long break, the descent back to Sölden awaits you. A true pleasure: over four kilometers long fresh mountain air blows around your nose and you just need to let your bike roll. If you are in the mood for action, there is an alternative departure possibility. The footpath "699" to Sölden offers one of the best singletrack in the region. Steep, demanding and garnished with some root passages, this variant requires a certain amount of driving skills.