Sölden is not only a magnet for winter sports enthusiasts. A pure adrenaline rush has been waiting for all adventurers in summer since July 2022: mountain carts. On an almost eight-kilometre-long track, you can put your driving skills to the test on an off-road go-kart with three wheels. The course begins at the mid-station of Gaislachkogl at 2174 metres above sea level. The Gaislachkogl cable car is open daily from 9 am to 4 pm. It's helpful to reserve a mountain cart a day in advance by e-mail or phone.
As soon as you arrive at the middle station with the cable car, you will receive a briefing from the staff at the mountain cart rental and distribution point. From there you can whizz down the natural track into the valley at your own pace - because each of the three-wheelers is equipped with brakes. In order to ensure your safety, you'll be provided with a helmet before the race begins. Wear sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing. Protect your eyes by wearing windproof goggles. As you ride the course, you may encounter bumps, gullies, and bumps that make the adventure really exciting.
Since the mountain carts do not have motors, children over ten or over 130 cm tall are allowed to drive their own off-road go-karts. Up to twelve years old, however, a supervisor must supervise the track. On the lap of an adult, children between six and ten can whizz down the valley. Your mountain cart can be returned to the parking garage of the Gaislachkoglbahn in the valley once you reach the bottom.
How to get there
The mountain cart route starts at the middle station of the Gaislachkoglbahn. So you travel to the valley station of the Gaislachkoglbahn and take the mountain railway up from there.
- By car, it's about 160 kilometres from Munich. There are parking spaces on site.
- By train, take a train to the Ötztal railway station. From there you can take the bus.
- You can find route information for public transport here.
- If you are arriving by plane, Innsbruck is the nearest airport.