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Rettenbachferner - Sölden (MTB)

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 10.7 %

Length: 12.11 km

Altitude start: 1377 m

Altitude top: 2675 m

Ascent: 1298 m

Rettenbachferner rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 153 (all)
Ranking Austria: 15 (all)
Ranking Alps : 38(all)
Difficulty score: 189.38 what?

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The Rettenbachferner is situated in Tyrol. This climb belongs to the Alps . Starting from Sölden, the Rettenbachferner ascent is 12.11 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1298 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 10.7 %.

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Story by Olivier from , The Netherlands, submitted on 15/11/2011
This is the Ötztaler Gletscherstrasse, the road from Sölden to the glacier area. The road leads to the Rettenbach glacier (''ferner''), with a right turn in the direction of the Pitztaler Jöchl (a mountain pass, after 1.5 km asphalt further accessible by hikers and mountain-bikers) and a left turn to the Tiefenbach glacier. So there are 4 names for roughly the same climb. The glacier street is in the top 20 of most difficult climbs in Europe. It starts in Sölden directly with 10 % and only drops under 10 at the toll booths (the 8 % in the profile, actually a few hundred meters flat). The road is averaging 11 to 12 % for so long, not many bikers will have sufficient gears. This is brutal. For statistics lovers: the road to the left, to the Tiefenbach glacier, goes through a 2 km tunnel (very cold!) and ends at 2829 meters, the highest asphalted road in the Alps. Because the road technically is a pass (there is a path down at the other side), this is also the highest mountain-pass, accessible by road-bike in Europe. Tips: bring winter-clothing, also in high summer. We were there in july; temperatures dropped to a nice 6 degrees Celcius with a nice 0 degrees at the entrance of the tunnel).One final remark: it''s a stunning climb!
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