Bike Republic Sölden in Austria is nothing like a regular bikepark. Not only do they have exceptional diverse and long trails for a bikepark, but they also offer a weekly program, their own passport, and multiple events throughout the season.
As the name already suggests, Sölden really created something different with their Bike Republic. As soon as you enter Sölden during the mountainbike season, it’s all about outdoor activities and mountain biking is a huge outdoor activity in this area!
When trying to get the most out of your stay here, certainly take a look at the Bike Republic weekly program and reserve your spot at the local activities;
Bikers’ brunch, hearty snack platter, BBQ, early morning ride at (you guessed it) sunrise, passport privileges. Family training, EMTB training, taster training. Chill-outs, gin and happy hour. 7 days a week, we will spoil the world’s best citizens with specials & top offers at the coolest places on the mountain and the valley floor.Bike Republic Sölden
From the main street of Sölden you have access to both the Gaislachkogel and the Giggijoch Gondola which takes you up about 1.000 meters to the start of most trails at 2.200 meter altitude. As a result, you have two great starting points with an abundance of trails going downhill from either point.
Whenever you are done with these trails, take out your map and follow the trails to the base station of the Langeggbahn. This chairlift will add another 1.500 meters of altitude, ending up at the highest point of 2.662 meters. There is a possibility there is snow at the top when you are here at the beginning or end of the season. Whenever the Langeggbahn is open, you will find the start to the Ollweite line, which is 7 kilometers long and drops just a little over 700 meters in altitude and is a must-ride when you make the trip to Sölden.
Become a Republican
After buying a (multi-day) mountainbike lift ticket, every biker receives a Bike Republic Passport. While riding the different trails, keep an eye out for the, bird-house like, stamp boxes. In these boxes, you will find a stamp with the name of the trail you are riding on. And you probably guessed it… Place a stamp on your passport on the correct page, and try to collect them all! The Republic really created a nice voluntary way of spreading the masses all over the available trails. That being said, the trails are so widespread that it is unlikely you end up in a train you didn’t want to be in.
As soon as you have collected all the stamps in the passport, you can return the passport to the tourism office. As a reward for you riding all off the trails, you receive some nice goodies from Sölden and their sponsors!
Most of the accommodations are located close to the main street, meaning you can’t really go wrong location-wise when booking something. A few of them are located uphill, which will be a struggle at the end of a lift-assisted day going uphill 😉
When staying in the area, make sure your accommodation offers the Ötztal Inside Summer Card with your reservation. Not only do you get a discount on your mountainbike lift ticket, but you will also get access to the Aqua dome, Area 47, unrestricted use of public bus lines, and much more!
Bike Republic Sölden
Tel.: +43 5254 508
Have you ever been to Sölden? If so, what was your favorite trail, where did you stay? We would love to hear real-life recommendations from you to share as much as possible about the region! Let us know in the comments below, or email us!