With Open Air Feeling through the Ötztal Valley
BMW 420d CONVERTIBLE M SPORT TO TEST FOR FREE
Feeling the headwind, conquering impressive mountain passes and enjoying breathtaking views – in summer 2016, guests of the 5-star Hotel Das Central can test-drive the BMW 420d Convertible M Sport at no cost and experience pure driving pleasure on the most scenic routes in the Ötztal Valley.
The most scenic routes with the BMW-Convertible
TOURING TIPS IN THE ÖTZTAL VALLEY AND SURROUNDINGS
The secret gateway to the south
Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road
With the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road, one of the best-known mountain pass routes of the Alps awaits you. The drive across the 2,509 m high Timmelsjoch through the Ötztal glacier world into the South Tyrolean vineyards of Passeier Valley remains an unforgettable experience. On the highest mountain pass in the Eastern Alps you'll find spectacular viewpoints and can experience a journey through the vegetation zones – from lush alpine meadows and blooming alpine roses to barren alpine landscapes with snowfields at the height of summer. Plenty of bends make for an unforgettable driving experience and are an insider's tip for rides with the convertible, motorbike and racing cycle. Don't forget to put in a stop at the Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum at the toll station of the Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road. In Europe's highest-located motorbike museum, which opened in April 2016, around 170 precious gems are on show for two-wheeler nostalgics.
DRIVING TIME (Sölden-St. Leonhard in Passeier): approx. 1.5 h
An excursion into the permanent ice
Ötztal Glacier Road
The Ötztal Glacier Road is considered the highest road in the Eastern Alps region and leads from Sölden up to the glacier at 2,820 m above sea level. The tour leads past the Rettenbach Glacier, where every year in October the legendary FIS Ski Worldcup Opening takes place. On the way to the Tiefenbach glacier, you will pass through the highest-located tunnel in Europe – the Rosi-Mittermaier-Tunnel. Experience a breathtaking outing into the permanent ice while retracing the steps of James Bond – because in the latest blockbuster SPECTRE, 007 embarks on an action-packed car chase on the Ötztal Glacier Road.
DRIVING TIME (Sölden – Tiefenbach Glacier): approx. 30 min.
A nature experience of the special kind
Niederthai & Stuibenfall
A further highlight for all convertible drivers is the tour up to the high plateau of Niederthai, past Tyrol's highest waterfall. The Stuibenfall with a drop of 159 m is a gigantic natural spectacle with its origin in Niederthai. More than 700 levels, and 80-metre long suspension bridge and spectacular viewing platforms near the thundering masses of water allow the Stuibenfall to be experienced and accessed by foot. On the way back, a culinary stop in Umhausen in the more than 100-year-old traditional inn Andreas Hofer is worthwhile.
DRIVING TIME (Sölden – Niederthai): approx. 30 min.
For city explorers & aficionados
State capital Innsbruck
The state capital of Tyrol scores with an alpine-urban mix of mountains and valleys, nature and town and surprises with cultural highlights, fascinating attractions, historic treasures and a special lifestyle. From the Golden Roof to the Hofburg Imperial Palace Dachl and the Bergisel skijump and the Alpenzoo, Europe's highest located zoo – Innsbruck offers unforgettable moments aplenty.
And also makes every shopper's heart leap for joy in the many small boutiques in the old quarter or in the modern shopping streets.
DRIVING TIME (Sölden – Innsbruck): approx. 1 h