Europe's most outstanding adventure playground

Nature and high tech merge at the entrance to Ötztal, coupled with a healthy dose of fun. Located on an area of 6.5 hectares, exactly at the Earth's 47th parallel, the AREA 47 opens up an exciting universe for outdoor lovers and adventurers of all ages. Unlimited outdoor action on land or in the water, top-notch theme gastronomy or platform for business incentives: No less than 30 summer fun sports are waiting to be tried out. If you like being on the move, this is the right place for you.

Step by step closer to the sky

Ötztal is THE undisputed (granite) climbing region in Tirol. There is no other valley where such beautiful climbing areas and via ferrata tours can be found as close together as in Ötztal. Incredible  19 climbing gardens with approximately 750 routes offer everything a climber’s heart could possibly desire. 8 via ferrata routes and a wealth of multi-pitch tours make you fit for the rocks. Last but not least, the region’s certified climbing instructors and mountain guides will accompany you safely on your way up. Additionally, you will also learn from the best on occasion of the annual Ötztal Climbing Camp. The outstanding climbing competence of the entire region is also proven by the valley’s specialized climbing accommodations.

 

White water adventures

Speedy rapids and bubbling rollers - there's hardly time left for a glimpse of the idyllic landscape that passes by the river's left and right. For sure the adventure-seeking have an advantage while the immense power of the waves tosses the boat around and the water spray in your face has a quite refreshing effect. The Ötztal is considered Europe's number one center for whitewater athletes. The "Imster Schlucht" ravine ranks among the most frequented river sections on the continent and is just perfect also for beginners. On the Ötztaler Ache mountain brook experienced rafting fans will find crisp white water sections that are technically challenging.

 

Action & adrenaline guaranteed

Canyoning involves climbing steeply-angled clefts set in a steep-sided valley, finding a way down to a rocky river bed and making your way back down to the valley by way of river – sometimes scrambling through rapids, being swept along natural rock chutes and abseiling down waterfalls.

You are with guides who know the river and waterfalls like the backs of their hands and choose the route according to the group‘s abilities and preferences. Jumps from heights up to 16 meters await you on the secured routes. This blend of water and rocks, climbing and hiking, jumping and swimming is a truly unique challenge for all senses.

 

1 VALLEY, 2 WHEELS, ENDLESS VARIETY

Ötztal has become the Alps' number 1 cycling destination. We have picture-book natural landscapes surrounding us, a great passion for cycling and we are happy about everyone who shares this enthusiasm with us. No matter if you discover unique spots along our new valley-wide Cycle Trail, if you are a road cycling fan who tackles our legendary mountain passes or if you are a passionate biker exploring dreamlike routes throughout the valley - and what's best: Sölden's Bike Republic is a very special home base for all bikers.

Swinging, hand over hand, climbing

Balancing from one shaky tree trunk to the next, encircled by the treetops. Or gliding over the river on a cable winch to the other shore. What are we talking about? Doubtlessly about the high ropes courses and outdoor parks in Ötztal. Varied degrees of difficulty represent a true challenge even for experts and experienced sportspeople. But it also makes a unique highlight for beginners and children as they conquer the easier ropes and obstacles with a guide and the appropriate safety equipment. However, you should have a good head for heights to enjoy the awesome vistas to the full.