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Frequently asked questions
about the BIKE REPUBLIC

Everything I always wanted to know about the BIKE REPUBLIC

You don’t know any more what’s going on? Here you can find all details on the lines, trails and what is on offer in the probably most sensational Alpine Republic.

If something else crosses your mind that absolutely has to be included in our FAQs, please let us know: soelden@oetztal.com

Trails & Offers

It's all about

  • Pump Track: man-made training area ideal to improve your skills and biking techniques (perfect for beginners and children).
    Main aim: gaining more speed by pumping your body into turns without pedaling!
  • Trail: natural path or trail used by both mountain bikers and hikers
  • Single Trail: narrow path suitable only for downhill biking one behind the other
  • Line: man-made trail without any tree roots or rocks
  • Jump Line: line that includes also obstacles and jumps (excellent biking technique required)
  • Flow: feeling easy on the bike, similar to a roller-coaster experience

 

You can get your passport at the mountain lift ticket office.

Every trail and every line is equipped with a stamp box, the respective location can be found on the trail map.

Collect the stamps in your passport and receive goodies for 6, 12, 18 or 27 stamps. You will find more information HERE

ATTENTION: the passport is valid across seasons so you can also use the one from the last season to complete it.

You get it at the ticket offices of Bergbahnen Sölden (Gaislachkogl & Giggijoch) with every Bike Ticket you purchase. If you have a combined ticket (for example: Gravity Card), you can simply pick up a passport at the cash desk.

You get the goodies for all stamps you have collected in your passport at the Gaislachkogl Gondola ticket office, Dorfstraße 115, or at the Ötztal Tourismus information office, Gemeindestraße 4, in Sölden.

Beginners are recommended to start in the practice area, the so-called Pump Tracks. The Rolling Pump Track is opposite Hotel Bäckelar Wirt and the Sunny Pump Track next to Hotel Sunny. Additionally, Sölden’s bike schools offer special basic courses for beginners, afterwards you can dare to tackle the first real lines.

Here is an overview of the Shaped Lines .

Sölden’s bike schools also offer courses for children and will be happy to advise you on which trails, routes, offers, etc. are suitable for you. Children’s bikes are available at all sports shops in vicinity of the mountain lift terminals.

Generally, there are no restrictions. The e-bike should ideally be a MTB Fully and, of course, be properly maintained and trail-worthy.

No, as soon as the bike season ends, the trails are no longer maintained and it is not allowed to use them.

  • Tickets: are available in the online shop.
  • When? Every saturday, sunday & Tuesday depending on the weather
  • Where? 8:15 am at the Gaislachkogl base station next to the James Bond Car
  • Minimum number of participants: 4
  • Maximum number of participants: 14 people per shuttle, offer depends on the demand
  • Price
    • without valid bike ticket: 29,00€
    • with valid bike ticket: 20,00€
    • If the participant does not appear, the booked place will be canceled without replacement and no money will be refunded

 

MORE INFORMATION

You ride at your own risk and responsibility. Please do not overestimate your skill level and prepare carefully: download the Mountain Rescue App (Download - App Store | Download - Google Play) and check if you are appropriately insured. In case of an accident, the rescue team can only operate with ropes due to the tough terrain!

Mind: there are passages with no mobile phone reception!

You MUST bring your own repair material (extra tube, tool etc.)!

If the event is canceled by the organizer, the booked place can either be postponed to the next free tour or the fee paid can be refunded at Gaislachkogl gondola's ticket office. Since the execution of the tour strongly depends on weather conditions, the cancellation will not take place before 8:00 am on site.

MORE INFORMATION ON RISKS & EQUIPMENT

Tickets, Prices & Transport

In the 2021 summer season mountain bike transport is available on:

  • 8 per.-gondola Gaislachkogl I
  • 6 per.-chairlift Langegg
  • 10 per.-gondola Giggijoch
  • 10 per.-gondola Hochsölden-Rotkogl
  • Centre Shuttle

Day tickets, season tickets and single trips are available for this. An upgrade to the Ötztal Inside Summer Card can also be purchased.

You can find all information about the current prices here.

The BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN starts on Friday, June 11th, 2021  and is open until Sunday, October 3rd, 2021.

Daily opening times:

  • Gaislachkogl I gondola:
    8.30 a.m. - 4.45 p.m.
  • Langegg chairlift:
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Giggijoch gondola:
    8.30 a.m. - 4.45 p.m.
  • Hochsölden-Rotkogl gondola:
    8.30 a.m. - 4.45 p.m.
  • Center shuttle:
    8.30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

The ticket includes transport to all tracks designed for bikes. However, only uphill, the downhill lift ride is not included in the ticket price.

Of course, the BIKE REPUBLIC is also a family member of the Gravity Card. This ultimate ticket is valid in 22 top bike parks all over Europe. Therefore the Gravity Card is just perfect for frequent bikers who visit many different biking areas. The card is valid throughout the season: please check opening times of the member bike parks accurately!

More Information about the Gravity Card

The Tirol Regio Card is the most comprehensive leisure pass for all Tyroleans. The Bergbahnen Sölden are also Regio Card partners.

Regio Card holders can use the validity period of 3 days in Sölden.

Validity: October 1st - September 30th

More Information Regio Card

Vouchers for Bike Tickets can be purchased online in advance.
They must then be exchanged for real tickets at the ticket offices of Bergbahnen Sölden.

Online Shop

Bike transport is not included in the Ötztal Inside Summer Card. Bikers who want to use the mountain lifts with the Ötztal Inside Summer Card need an upgrade ticket, the Bike Unlimited Ticket. It can easily be purchased by adding an extra charge to the Ötztal Inside Summer Card at the Bergbahnen Sölden ticket office.

The ticket prices for the Bike Unlimited Ticket can be found here.

The upgrade only includes mountain rides!

Available at the ticket offices of the Gaislachkoglbahn and Giggijochbahn. In addition, a deposit of € 3.00 is required for the keycard.

Currently, Bergbahnen Sölden do not plan a limited number of bikers. You can also come spontaneously and enjoy a biking adventure.

If anything changes we will inform you on all our channels.

Bike schools & Guides, Shops, Rental & Accomodation

Most sports shops in Sölden rent out all types of mountain bikes. Whether hardtail, enduro or real downhill bikes, everyone will find the right bike here.

They are also the first point of contact for repairs and of course help you decide on your own bike.

A list of sport shops can be found here.

A perfectly maintained mountain bike suitable for the trails - for example enduro, freeride or downhill bike - is an absolute must. The sports shops in Sölden will be happy to provide you with expert advice.

Every biker must wear protective equipment suitable for the level of difficulty of the respective trail. In any case, it consists of a half shell helmet, or even better a full-face helmet. Further protective equipment such as neck protection, back protector, protectors on elbows and legs as well as gloves is strongly recommended.

The pump tracks in Sölden can be used free of charge. A rental fee is charged for mountain bikes. It is best to do your first attempts on the trails under the supervision of an expert guide available at the local bike schools.

Ranging from holiday apartments to 5-star hotels, the unrivaled Bike Homes are perfectly equipped for bikers and all their needs. Here you can clean your bike and store it safely, have your clothes washed overnight and much more.

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