Perfect summer holidays in the Alps? Visit Tyrol!

Summer holidays in the Alps are your best choice if you want to escape the daily grind and the summer heat without running the risk of ever getting bored! With an endless choice of hiking and mountain bike trails with various levels of difficulty, as well as an array of other sports and leisure activities,  a summer holiday in the Alps is a guarantee of a rewarding, invigorating timeout with a side of stunning glacier backdrop. The variety of outdoor possibilities offered by Tyrol has few equals in Europe. To help you appreciate it to the fullest, we offer you the Ötztal Premium Card, which you will be receiving upon arrival at our hotel. As card holder you will benefit from a variety of discounts and advantages, ranging from price reductions for the parks in the area to free fares with the local lift facilities.

We of Hotel Liebe Sonne in Sölden, will be delighted to make you privy to the many attractions in the area and to help make your summer holidays in the Alps a one-of-a-kind (but hopefully not a one-time) experience.

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Hiking and mountain biking in the Alps

Choosing to spend your summer holidays in the Alps here at our hotel in Austria will enable you to enjoy our varied hiking programme and many exciting tours. Our mountain guide will be showing you the most attractive corners and routes in the Ötztal mountains. However, if you prefer to plan your own tours, our team is always happy to advise you. If you are setting off on a summer holiday in the Alps, but you are still after the right hiking equipment, do not worry: you can find all you need at our partner shop SunUp Sports – top quality at fair prices.

With endless single trails, over 860 kilometres of mountain-bike routes, and exciting tours for freeriders and climbers, the Sölden area is also a land of plenty for passionate mountain bikers, as witnessed by the many pedalling guests who visit us every summer to spend their holidays in the Alps. The Giggijoch lift right next door leads to breathtaking mountain scenery which provides the perfect backdrop for MTB adventures through blooming meadows and spectacular gravel paths.

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Our weekly programme for your summer holidays in the Alps

To make the most of your summer holidays, visit our hotel in the Alps! As our guest, you will have access to a faceted weekly hiking and biking programme.

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Our hiking programme:

Summer hike in the Alps: Stallwies and Kleblealm

Our guide will take you along a narrow hiking trail through the Granbichl toward the Kleblealm, at 1,938m. After a short break at the Stallwies Alm you will be head to the Kleblealm. 

Once there you can add a 30-minute ascent to admire a magnificent panorama and remarkable wildflowers.

Rendezvous: 10.00 a.m. at the reception

Return: around 4.00 p.m.

Hiking time: 3 hours

Participants: min. 3, max. 20 people

Registration: by 6.00 p.m. on the previous day, at the reception

Equipment: Food and drinks, rainwear, non-slip hiking shoes 

Leisurely circular hike

We will reach Hochsölden by bus, and start our hike from there across the high plateau of Sölden, stopping for refreshments in one of the many mountain huts this region has to offer.

Accompanied by the jaw-dropping scenery of the mighty 3,000ers and glacier, we will enjoy a leisurely walk on a flat trail through the valley until we reach the Gaislachalm. From there, we will go back to the Gaislachkogel middle terminal and take the gondola back to Sölden.

Rendezvous: 10.00 a.m. at the reception

Hiking time: 3 hours

Participants: min. 3 people

Registration: by 6.00 p.m. on the previous day, at the reception

Equipment: Sunscreen and rainwear. Bus and gondola fares are free for Ötztal Card holders

Sölderkogl peak experience

We will reach the Windachtal valley together by bus, and from there start our hike to the magnificent Söldenkogl, at nearly 2,900m. A steady uphill will lead us quickly to the forest limit. We will go on through Alpine meadows and slightly craggy passages to the summit, where we will take a break and enjoy the wonderful view of the Ötztal.

A quick entry into the book at the summit and then down we go again, heading to the wonderful Kleblealm where we will have the chance to taste well-deserved coffee and cake. Finally the bus will take us back.

Rendezvous: 9.00 a.m. at the reception

Return: around 4.00 p.m. 

Hiking time: ca. 5 hours

Participants: min. 3 people 

Registration: by 6.00 p.m. on the previous day, at the reception

Equipment: Food and drinks, rainwear, hiking shoes, sunscreen

Bus fare: free for Ötztal Premium Card holders

Panoramic cable-car hike

The Giggijoch cable car will take us up to 2,260m of altitude. We will head off on a narrow trail through the sunny plateau toward the "Jägers Heimat", which offers a magnificent view over Sölden. After a short break surrounded by lush pastures, we will be descend back to the valley. 

We will take another break at the Edelweiss hut and then head directly back to Hotel Liebe Sonne.

Rendezvous: 10.00 a.m. at the reception

Return: around 3.00 p.m. 

Hiking time: around 3 hours

Participants: min. 3 people

Registration: by 6.00 p.m. on the previous day, at the reception

Equipment: Food and drinks, rainwear, hiking shoes, sunscreen

Cable car fare: free for Ötztal Premium Card holders

Our biking programme:

Family-friendly cycling tour

Our bike guide will take us on an easy tour through the flat Längenfelder valley. The well-developed bike trails winding through meadows and fields will lead us up a slight ascent to the Bichl church. At the northern end of the valley basin, a 10-minute ride will take us to the Winkelberger Lake, where we can take a deserved rest. Those who can master the slope will be rewarded with an adventurous descent.

Rendezvous: 9.30 a.m. at the reception 

Return: around 3.00 p.m. 

Biking time: around 2 hours

Participants: min. 3, max. 20 people

Registration: by 6.00 p.m. on the previous day, at the reception

Equipment: biking or sport footwear, cycling apparel, flask