This Enduro Route leads constantly uphill, in its first part along asphalt roads and later on gravel trails until you reach the panoramic Stallwies Alm (1850 m). You return to the valley floor via the red Kleble Alm Trail (699). A magnificent route in Sölden's Silent Part, very popular among local bikers.
The ascent of this moderate Enduro Route starts at Freizeit Arena, leading through the hamlet of Granbichl, past the Old people's Home, towards the Kleble Alm (651) mountain bike route. To reach Stallwies Alm you simply follow the "Mountainbike Route Kleble Alm" or the Enduro Route "A" signposts. The stretch features about 630 altitude meters and is fairly challenging. Stallwies Alm is the tour's highest point offering picture-book vistas of Gaislachkogl peak.
The strenuous ascent is rewarded with a huge range of trail highlights on one of the best routes within the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN - Kleble Alm Trail (699). Access the trail right below Kleble Alm hut: a breathtaking blend of flowing passages and technically challenging parts is waiting for bike aficionados! The upper part has some wet and tricky passages, followed by truly flowing sections. The central part, which is very challenging again, crisscrosses the forest trail several times. If this intermediate route seems too difficult you can bypass it on the forest trail. However, the forest trail takes you back to the village center and Freizeit Arena on the asphalt road.
Stallwies Alm makes a great refreshment stop where hearty snacks and thirst-quenching drinks are served.
Best time of year
The forest route is much frequented by hikers and cars of local residents.
Kleble Alm Trail is a Shared Trail heavily used by walker and hikers.
The route crosses the forest road several times.
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.
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.
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
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: