Hiking & climbing
Out into nature
Bichl is located right at the heart of the nature paradise that is the Oetztal Alps. Local hiking routes in Soelden start in the hamlet of Bichl and one of the best climbing regions in the Oetztal Valley is located close-by.
Summer hiking in the Oetztal Valley
Lush meadows, forested mountain slopes and, of course, the impressive Stuibenfall waterfall: recharge your batteries along these routes which lead to vantage points which cannot fail to take your breath away. With a waterfall drop of 159 m the Stuibenfall is the highest waterfall in Tyrol. Given the vast quantities of water which have been crashing down here over thousands of years, a rest here is highly recommended – you won't want to leave!
A study with mice has confirmed the healing effect of water spray. The mice spent one hour per day for three weeks close to the waterfall, which improved their pulmonary function by 65%.
Hiking routes around Bichl
Winter hiking trails near Niederthai
In winter you can submerse yourself in this powerful and tranquil natural environment by exploring the various cleared footpaths. The few sounds which can be heard here are all muffled by the snow. Go and explore the animal tracks in the snow – you might even catch a glimpse of the shy animals inhabiting the Oetztal Valley.
Winter in Niederthai is just as you would imagine it. The location at an altitude of 1.600 m ensures that there is snow from the end of November to well into March and the dreamy landscape surpasses any picture postcard scene.
The Bichl snack station
You are sure to pass the snack station on your walks around Niederthai and Bichl. Sit down, savour the view and enjoy a snack and refreshing drink.
Climbing in the Oetztal Valley
One of the biggest and best climbing areas in the Tyrol is located close to Niederthai and can be reached from the Guesthouse Bichl on foot or in a few minutes' drive. It takes just 10 minutes from the car park to the climbing area which offers 120 different climbing routes ranging from difficulty level 5 – 8. The routes lead in all directions and are based at 1.500 m above sea level. Three fantastic fixed rope trails are located in the region around Bichl – ideal for families and leisure climbers.