The Ötztal makes a real heaven for cycling fans and mountain biking aficionados at all altitude levels! Be it road cycling, mountain biking on thrilling single trails or leisurely cycling with the whole family - either on a regular bicycle or on a top modern electric bike. Superb routes travel along asphalt roads, forest routes, cart or gravel trails, stretching up to the steep downhill areas for expert mountain bikers. You can choose from some 700 kilometers of trails for all ability levels. The valley's summer mountain lifts offer effortless uphill rides for bikers.
Ötztal ranks among the Alps' most renowned cycling and mountain biking destinations. Classic events like the unrivaled Ötztaler Cycle Marathon or the fun-filled Paperchase Race attract biking fans from near and far. In 2015 the first milestone of the BIKE REPUBLIC SÖLDEN was laid by installing the new "Teäre Line" Flow Trail. Once again Sölden has become the number one destination for downhill bikers. Down in the village you find the "Rolling" Pump Track, an ideal practicing terrain. The main principle is the following: start slowly and increase your speed without braking too much – maybe also without pedaling! By pushing and pumping you can gain speed on the wavy course. It's important to move your hips in the most flexible way. If you enter a steep turn bend your arms, outer pedal down. More detailed information on the Bike Republic Sölden.