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Natur Trails recommended route

Long Trail Fernar

Natur Trails · Oetztal
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  • Fernar Trail Bike Republic Sölden
    / Fernar Trail Bike Republic Sölden
    Photo: W. Watzke, Ötztal
  • / Fernar Trail
    Photo: Rudi Wyhlidal, Ötztal
  • / Fernar Trail
    Photo: Rudi Wyhlidal, Ötztal
  • / Fernar Trail Bike Republic Sölden
    Photo: W. Watzke, Ötztal
  • / Fernar Trail Bike Republic Sölden
    Photo: R. Wyhlidal, Ötztal
  • / Fernar Trail Bike Republic Sölden
    Photo: R. Wyhlidal, Ötztal
  • / Fernar Trail Bike Republic Sölden
    Photo: W. Watzke, Ötztal
  • / Gaislachalm - Sölden
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  • / Gaislach Trail
    Photo: Rudi Wyhlidal, Ötztal
  • / Gaislachtrail Bike Republic Sölden
    Photo: Rudi Wyhlidal, Ötztal
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It's the roughest and toughest route in the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN: 10 km & 1.500 m of gnarly downhill in alpine terrain.
Distance 10.1 km
1:10 h
5 m
1,427 m
For those who bring the technical skills, a strong head and a strong physique, the Long Trail Fernar is a true bucket list ride! For everybody else, the combination of 4 trails is a no-go.


You start at the top of the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN: the Tiefenbach glacier. The deepblack Fernar Trail (only accessible via shuttle booking) runs through super challenging high-alpine terrain down to Gaislach. 
To recover and refuel you should either stop at any of the huts before the next track: the Löple Trail
After passing by the wooden huts and Gasthof Sonneck, Gaislach Trail starts to the right and brings you to the lower section of Nene Trail – another technical black natural trail that winds down through the woods and brings you to the final Schteckler Trail and down to the Gaislachkogl station.

Please yield to hikers!

Between 10am and 3pm the trail is accessible for hikers only.



Author’s recommendation

You can stop, refuel & recover on the Gaislach Alm & the Löple Alm.
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Jakob Falkner
Update: July 08, 2021
S5 difficult
Highest point
2,787 m
Lowest point
1,360 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Alpengasthof Gaislach Alm

Safety information

 You ride the Long Trail Fernar AT YOUR OWN RISK! Please evaluate your bike skills and prepare yourself: download the mountain rescue app (Download - App Store | Download - Google Play) and make sure that your insurance covers all eventualities. In case of injuries, only rope rescue is possible on the high-alpine Fernar Trail.


Beware: You have NO PHONE SIGNAL on parts of the Fernar Trail.


The BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN is all about coming together and having the best time on your mountain bike – no matter what your skill level is. So always take care of each other, show respect and support – also towards nature and all other people out there in the mountains and the valley.


> Please only ride existing, signposted trails and never trespass open meadows.

-> Avoid skidding, don’t cut switchbacks & leave no trace.

-> Stay alert, never scare animals and always close the pasture gates. In the REPUBLIC there’s always a chance of cattle on the trails and lines. Ride carefully and give them enough room.

-> Please note that the natural trails in the BIKE REPUBLIC are all shared trails. Always yield to hikers and give a friendly greeting.

Tips and hints

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

More info about the flowiest nation in the Alps, the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN: https://bikerepublic.soelden.com          

And more to see: https://www.youtube.com/c/BikeRepublicSöldenSoeldenSolden 


Tiefenbach glacier (2,782 m)
46.921182, 10.948230
46°55'16.3"N 10°56'53.6"E
32T 648331 5198247


Pumptrack ROLLIN


all notes on protected areas

Public transport



Anreise mit der Bahn

Mit der Bahn ganz unkompliziert nach Ötztal Bahnhof am Taleingang. Direkt am Bahnhofsvorplatz startet ein Linienbus in Richtung Obergurgl. Die Busfahrt bis nach Sölden dauert ca. 1 - 1,5 Stunden. In den ausgewiesenen Rad-Linienbussen ist der Radtransport (auch EMTBs) mit gültigem Busticket gratis.

Alle wichtigen Informationen zu Busfahrplänen, Verbindungen und Taxiunternehmen findest Du hier.

Getting there



Sölden liegt im Westen Österreichs im Bundesland TIROL, in einem südlichen Seitental des Inntales – dem ÖTZTAL.

Anreise von Westen:

von Vorarlberg nach Tirol über den Arlbergpass oder durch den Arlbergtunnel (S 16) - Landeck - Autobahn A 12 Richtung Innsbruck - Abfahrt Ötztal nach Roppener Tunnel - B 186 (35km) nach Sölden

von Norden:

- Bad Tölz - Achenpaß - B 181 - Jenbach - A 12 Innsbruck Richtung Bregenz - Abfahrt Ötztal - B 186 (35km) nach Sölden

- Pfronten - Reutte - Fernpaß - Imst - A 12 Richtung Innsbruck - Abfahrt Ötztal nach Roppener Tunnel oder B 171 Tiroler Straße bis Ötztal (Vignettenfrei) - B 186 (35km) nach Sölden

- Garmisch Partenkirchen - Ehrwald - Lermoss - Fernpaß - Imst - A 12 Richtung Innsbruck - Abfahrt Ötztal nach Roppener Tunnel oder B 171 Tiroler Straße bis Ötztal (Vignettenfrei) - B 186 (35km) nach Sölden

- Garmisch Partenkirchen - Mittenwald - Scharnitz - Seefeld in Tirol - Telfs - A 12 Richtung Bregenz - Abfahrt Ötztal oder B 171 Tiroler Straße bis Ötztal (Vignettenfrei) - B186 (35km) nach Sölden

von Osten:

von München oder Salzburg auf der A 93 bis nach Kufstein, anschließend auf der A 12 Richtung Bregenz, über Innsbruck bis Abfahrt Ötztal, dann weiter auf B 186 (35km) bis nach Sölden

von Süden:

von Bozen kommend Richtung Brenner (Mautstraße) - Brenner Autobahn über Mautstelle Schönberg Richtung Innsbruck - von Innsbruck auf A 12 Richtung Bregenz bis Anfahrt Ötztal - weiter auf B 186 (35km) bis nach Sölden


An der Talstation der Gaislachkoglbahn und der Giggijochbahn sind ausreichend kostenfreie Parkplätze verfügbar, es stehen auch kostenlose Parkhäuser zur Verfügung. In der Zeit von 8.00 - 19.00 Uhr ist das Pakren kostenfrei.

Kostenpflichtiges Abstellen des PKWs über Nacht  im Parkhaus Gaislachkogl möglich:

mehr Informationen zum Parken über Nacht


Bitte respektiert, dass Wildcampieren verboten ist!


46.921182, 10.948230
46°55'16.3"N 10°56'53.6"E
32T 648331 5198247
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike




You HAVE TO bring your own tools, spare tube, levers etc.!

Bring enough water and pack rain gear!


Good equipment rules in the BIKE REPUBLIC! We strongly recommend to wear protective bike gear (knee and elbow protection, helmet, back protector, ...) on all lines, trails, enduro tracks and mountain bike routes in the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN. The entire REPUBLIC is designed exclusively for good quality, modern standard mountain bikes.

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

  • Fernar Trail (6041)
  • Sölden - Breslauer Hütte
  • Tiefenbachglacier - Mountaineering Village Vent
  • Genusswandern zum Gaislacher See – Genusszeit ice Q
  • Braunschweiger Hut
  • Ötztal Trek Route 5
  • European E5 long-distance hiking trail – King's Segment – Braunschweiger Hut to Vent (alternative route)
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S5 difficult
10.1 km
1:10 h
5 m
1,427 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Insider tip Singletrail/Free ride Linear route


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