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Natural Trails

Natur Trailsrecommended route

Kühtrainschlucht Trail (664)

Natur Trails · Oetztal
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  • Zwieselstein
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  • / Kühtrainschlucht Trail
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Kühtrainschlucht Trail is very challenging in terms of biking techniques. Therefore it is a black trail. You can ride it in both directions. It connects Zwieselstein and Sölden (hamlet of Moos). Tree roots and steps line the entire route.
difficult
Distance 1.3 km
0:20 h
33 m
53 m
1,494 m
1,441 m
In long past times the ravine of Kühtrainschlucht was the only connection between Sölden and Zwieselstein. Today the route is used by active sportsmen of all ages, especially by avid mountain bikers. The elevation profile may not reveal everything: right at the start you'll find a truly challenging and steeply ascending section. A couple of steps and narrow railings require both stamina and courage. Two exhausting ascents await you at the end before a flowing downhill passage takes you to the village.

Author’s recommendation

The trail is rideable in both directions. If you want to avoid the federal road you can also return on the same route or take the public bus running between Sölden and Zwieselstein.
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Author
Bergbahnen Sölden, Mag. Jakob Falkner
Update: July 28, 2021
Difficulty
S3difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Zwieselstein, 1,494 m
Lowest point
Moos, 1,441 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

This one is a Shared Trail and also frequented by walkers and hikers.

Recommended only for excellent bikers with enough experience and good biking skills.

Tips and hints

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

Start

Gasthof Zwieselstein (1,481 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.951127, 11.019118
DMS
46°57'04.1"N 11°01'08.8"E
UTM
32T 653642 5201711
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Destination

Sölden - Hamlet of Moos

Turn-by-turn directions

In long past times the ravine of Kühtrainschlucht was the only connection between Sölden and Zwieselstein. Today the route is used by active sportsmen of all ages, especially by avid mountain bikers. The elevation profile may not reveal everything: right at the start you'll find a truly challenging and steeply ascending section. A couple of steps and narrow railings require both stamina and courage. Two exhausting ascents await you at the end before a flowing downhill passage takes you to the village.

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
46.951127, 11.019118
DMS
46°57'04.1"N 11°01'08.8"E
UTM
32T 653642 5201711
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Appropriate Equipment Rules! We strongly recommend to wear protective bike gear (knee and elbow pads, helmet, back protector, ...) on all lines, trails, enduro tracks and mountain bike routes within the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN. Enter the Republic only with a bike that meets current quality standards.

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Difficulty
S3difficult
Distance
1.3 km
Duration
0:20 h
Ascent
33 m
Descent
53 m
Highest point
1,494 m
Lowest point
1,441 m
Public-transport-friendly Singletrail/Free ride

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