The hotel for your hiking holidays: Hotel Liebe Sonne

Hiking holidays at their best. When it comes to active holidays, the hotel location is a crucial detail to take into account. Around our hotel in the Alps you will find countless leisure and sports facilities. There is more than just hiking to holidays at Hotel Liebe Sonne: Climbing, biking on over 860km of MTB trails, horseback riding and paragliding are some of the alternative options at hand for our guests. And of course, if you are spending your summer holidays in the Alps, breathtaking mountain views are also included in the “hiking-holiday package”.

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Hiking holidays done right

Majestic mountains clearly outlined against the blue sky, crystal-clear air, and unspoilt natural landscapes – this will be the backdrop for your active summer holidays in the Alps. Not bad, is it? From the flowering meadows upwards to the permanent ice, the Ötztal is a faceted hiking paradise, a treasure trove of hiking trails for all tastes. The choice includes cosy alpine walks, multi-day hiking tours, glacier walks … all around our hotel! A summer holiday in the Alps is all it takes to become at one with nature and see your hiking dreams come true.

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The lift facilities operate during the summer months as well as during the winter season, and allow you to reach the idyllic pastures and imposing glaciers of the Ötztal easily and quickly – an impressive point of observation for you to take in the picturesque landscape of Tyrol.

Tip: Take advantage of all the benefits and discounts offered by the Ötztal Premium Card!

A few hiking highlights: 

  • As guests of Gurschlers Sonne, you can participate in interesting hiking tours with our mountain guide. He will reveal the most rewarding routes and guide you to the most beautiful corners in the Ötztal Alps. Of course, our team is also there with useful advice.
  • We are happy to assist you with your planning – we have also devised attractive hiking packages to help you enjoy your hiking holidays to the fullest.
  • If you need hiking equipment, you can refer to our partner shop, SunUp Sports: you will be in good hands, with top-quality products and expert advice at a fair price.
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Bike Republic Sölden

Whether you’re a beginner or a biking pro, Bike Republic Sölden, Europe’s largest trail project, will get your heart pumping. The huge network of downhill and endurance routes, pump trails, and ecologically built lines with a wide range of difficulty levels leaves no biker’s wish ungranted.

And there are also plenty of other options to choose from around our active hotel in Ötztal with some 860 kilometres of cycling routes with different levels of difficulty, from leisurely valley routes to thrilling descents. If you are looking to spend a holiday in the Alps rest assured that Sölden is an excellent option for mountain bikers, freeriders, summiteers, racers, and extreme sports fans alike.

There are five summer lifts in the area which also transport bikes. One of them, the Giggijoch cable car, lies directly in front of our Hotel Liebe Sonne. The Gaislachkogel and Giggijoch lifts, adjacent to the hotel, allow you to reach the high mountain trails, which are better suited to the experienced biker, while the valley cycle paths are ideal for leisure cyclists and families with children.

Mountain-bike specials for our guests:

  • MTB downhill tour at 1,700m with our biking guide
  • Cycling tour for young and old to the Winklberger lake with our guide
  • Giggijoch cable car incl. bike transport, directly in front of the hotel 
  • Top-quality bike equipment available for purchase at our partner shop SunUp Sports competent advice and fair prices.
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Climbing holidays in the Alps

Along with cycling and hiking, holidays in Ötztal can be spiced up with some climbing, too! Good job the surroundings of our hotel offer a variety of opportunities for climbers:  Some 17 climbing areas with about 600 routes and 7 via ferratas are there for you to challenge them. There is something for every climber, from beginners to experienced “lizards”.

Here are some of the most beautiful via ferratas in Ötztal:

  • The Reinhard Schiestl (the most challenging via ferrata in Ötztal, up a nearly vertical granite wall)
  • The Lehner waterfall
  • The Stuibenfall waterfall
  • The Schwärzenkamm
  • The Kühtaier panoramic via ferrata 
  • The Sölden-Moosalm (ideal for beginners)
  • The Zirmwald
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Adventures in the Alps – Rafting, paragliding, canoeing, and more

If you are into outdoor activities and like to experience the occasional adrenaline kick, your summer holidays here in the Alps can become quite thrilling! For example, you can put your courage to the test with rafting, canyoning, kayaking or paragliding. 

Three interesting rivers flow in the vicinity of our hotel – the Ache, the Sanna, and the Imster Schlucht – where you can try your hand at rafting, canyoning, or kayaking. The Imster Schlucht in particular is an absolute highlight; it is the most popular rafting route in Europe and an absolute must for those who love to jump from dizzying heights into cool waters. Around our active hotel in the Ötztal you can find three attractive rivers for action-packed rafting and canyoning trips. Equipped with wetsuit, shoes, helmet, and life jacket, and guided by an experienced pro, you will enjoy an unforgettable adventure. 

From May to October the glacial rivers near our hotel are ideal for kayaking and canoeing. Depending on the water level, you can choose from a variety of challenges and adventurous routes negotiating through ravines and gorges. In the area there is even a professional 350-metre canoe slalom course with 42 gates that can be easily shifted from the shore; the route also includes a finish house incl. internet connection. From early May to late October, the route can be used for training and racing purposes, free of charge

If you would rather float on air than on water, however, you can have a go at paragliding

With tandem flights you can observe the Ötztal from up to 1,350 metres above the ground. The area around our hotel in Austria is particularly popular among paragliders, due to the optimum thermal conditions and, of course, the fantastic mountain views.

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