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Mountainbike Routes

Bike & Hike Tour: Sölden – Rettenbachjöchl – Braunschweiger Hütte

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Bike Tour: Sölden - Rettenbachgletscher

Hike Tour: Rettenbachgletscher - Rettenbachjöchl – Braunschweiger Hütte

Total duration: 3,5 h

Distance 12.3 km
3:50 h
1,304 m
0 m
2,663 m
1,360 m
Ascent with the bike from Sölden via the glacier road up to the Rettenbach glacier -> then you hike over the Rettenbachjöchl to the Braunschweiger hut.
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Katharina Nösig
Update: November 16, 2023
Highest point
2,663 m
Lowest point
1,360 m

Track types

Asphalt 92.49%Path 0.02%Road 7.48%
11.4 km
0 km
0.9 km
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Safety information

Suitable for mountaineers, sure-footed and have alpine experience, very good physical condition, alpine experience and mountain equipment.


Sölden (1,359 m)
46.959734, 11.008650
46°57'35.0"N 11°00'31.1"E
32T 652821 5202647



Turn-by-turn directions

The bike tour leads from Sölden via the glacier road up to the Rettenbach glacier.

Then the hiking path begins over rocky terrain/ rubble up to the Braunschweiger hut.

Public transport

Enjoy a both comfortable and relaxing train ride to the train station in Ötztal Bahnhof. You get off the train in ÖTZTAL Bahnhof where you change to a public bus or local taxi. The current bus schedule can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

By road

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 valley 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


Gaislachkolgel gondola/ car park

Giggijoch car park

post parking place Sölden


46.959734, 11.008650
46°57'35.0"N 11°00'31.1"E
32T 652821 5202647
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Appropriate equipment such as breathable outdoor clothing suitable for the weather, ankle-high hiking boots, wind, rain and sun protection, hat, possibly gloves, is recommended for all hikes and tours.

Similar routes nearby

  • Bike & Hike Tour: Heide Alm - Gaislachsee - Gaislachkogl
  • Bike & Hike Tour: Sölden – Splitsilo – Rotkogelhütte - Schwarzkogel
  • Bike & Hike Tour: Sölden - Brunnenbergalm - Brunnenkogelhaus
  • Schteckler Trail (6026)
  • BROATE LINE (6027)
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12.3 km
3:50 h
1,304 m
Highest point
2,663 m
Lowest point
1,360 m


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