Hiking & Mountaineering in Vent

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Peace & silence...

...those are synonymous with Vent - where the roads end the hiking trails start. Enjoy a lovely walk up to Rofenhöfe, the Eastern Alps' highest permanently settled farmhouses promising both adventures and nature exploration. Cross the thrilling suspensions bridge or visit the Haflinger horse breeding. Climb beyond 3000 meters above sea level and start your high Alpine peak conquest.  A holiday in Vent is simply a unique experience!

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Bike Route Lenzenalm (691)

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  • Lenzenalm (1.896 m)
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Map / Bike Route Lenzenalm (691)
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The mountain bike tour to Lenzenalm is of intermediate difficulty and therefore also suitable for less experienced bikers.

moderate
20.6 km
2:20 h
750 m
750 m

The tour's 500 meters of altitude gain have to be conquered on the permanently climbing ascent route which is not too steep. Starting in Sölden, you follow the Ötztal federal road and turn right before you reach the BP petrol station. The climbing road leads through the hamlets of Außerwald and Innerwald, then further on to the Glacier Road. Before you get to the ski run's overpass, you turn left into the forest trail which takes you through the industrial area to Sölden's recycling plant. From there you continue slightly downhill on the federal road to Zwieselstein.

In Zwieselstein you cross Venter Ache brook and continue on the switch-backing gravel trail. After a short track you turn right into the gravel trail towards Lenzenalm. Although the route doesn't become steeper the ascent is hard work for your muscles – your heart rate will increase! After about 7 kilometers you finally reach quaint Lenzenalm at 1852 m above sea level. The serviced mountain hut boasts two sunny terraces and awesome panoramic views of the Ötztal Alps. Opposite you can make out the winding Timmelsjoch Road, one of the Alps' highest pass roads. Return to Sölden on the ascent route.

Author’s recommendation

Ideale E-Bike & Hike Tour! Bequeme Auffahrt zur Lenzenalm und anspruchsvolle Wanderung zum Nederkogl auf 3.163 m.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1892 m
1349 m
Highest point
Lenzenalm (1892 m)
Lowest point
Start Freizeit Arena (1349 m)
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Rest Stop

Lenzenalm

Safety information

Achtung: Tour verläuft teilweise auf der vielbefahrenen Ötztaler Bundesstraße!

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.

Tips, hints and links

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

Start

Freizeit Arena (1347 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.969476, 11.010100
UTM
32T 652904 5203733

Destination

Freizeit Arena

Turn-by-turn directions

From Zwieselstein's bridge over Gurgler Ache brook you proceed towards the church, along the ascending trail across the woods in direction of the federal road to Gurgl. Follow the signposts to Lenzenalm on a broad and permanently rising path. An alternative but steeper footpath leads from the federal road (signposts) to the mountain inn.

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

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
20.6 km
Duration
2:20 h
Ascent
750 m
Descent
750 m
Public transport friendly In and out Scenic With refreshment stops

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