A strenuous route from the valley bottom to the mountains, rewarded with magnificent views.
The route follows a short stretch along the main road towards Ischgl before turning off to the left and continuing along an asphalt track uphill to the districts of Klaus and Maierhof. The forest road starts out from the last houses and follows a gentle incline and twists and turns through the forests. After a little over 8 km, you come the mountain station of the Medrigjochbahn cable car at the Medrigalm lodge. A forest trail then runs along the ski pistes, partly along steeper sections up to the mountain station for the Zeinisbahn chairlift. This is followed by a longer and flatter section with a short final ascent to the Ascherhütte lodge. Magnificent panoramic views open up here, surrounded by the mountain peaks and are best savoured with a refreshment on the sun terrace. The return journey follows the same route to the Medrigalm lodge and from here follows the toboggan route track back down to See.
The route follows one of the most beautiful paths in Kappl valley down to See.
From the start point in Kappl, the route runs east along quiet side streets through the hamlets and farms on the sunny slope of the anterior part of Paznaun. At the hamlet of Schrofen, you come to a forest path which you follow up to the 7.8 km point. Here the route turns off right onto the old road from See to Langesthei which is definitely one of the most beautiful paths in the valley. Originally designed as a road, the route is now relatively overgrown and is trail-like in character. You cycle over grassy and mossy sections and then through a dense pine forest towards See. It’s fascinating to see paths like this on such steep terrain. Above See, you finally come to the valley path which follows a very varied route back to Kappl.
Pure trail fun through dense woodland. Medium length and medium difficulty.
Trail tolerance! Please look out for hikers and cycle with consideration.
The start point for the trail is easily accessible from the Dias Alpe (at the Diasbahn cable car mountain station – bikes can be taken on the cable car – or from the Sunny Mountain adventure park) which is best accessed via route 740 (Kleine Dias-Runde, page 80). After a short flat section along a forest path heading west, you will see the trail access point on the left. It is signposted with a large panel between two trees. The trail then weaves its way through the dense forest along beautiful woodland trails with only individual trees and after approx. 700 m crosses a forest road. In the lower section, the forest becomes less dense and the houses at the top of the district of Egg can be reached via the open meadows. From here, the ski descent takes you on down to a forest trail which then leads back to the centre of Kappl.
A very varied tour of discovery through the bottom section of Paznaun.
Tip: A worthwhile detour up to the Ascherhütte with its beautiful views (see tour S.1, page 92).
From the start point in Kappl centre, the route leads initially east and follows side roads down to the main road which you then follow for 700 m out of the valley. Then turn right over the bridge where you come across a forest path at the Kappl recycling centre. From here, the route follows uphill and downhill sections out of the valley and through dense forest on the shady side of the valley. There is little change in the landscapes until you reach the Medrigjochbahn mountain station after around 15 km where you can savour the panoramic views and take a break at the guesthouse. The toboggan run track follows a steep descent down to See and from here, runs parallel to the routes K.2 Weilertour Kappl (page 72) and 735 Inntalblick-Runde (page 74) via various hamlets on the sunny side and back to the start.
A circuit which is not excessively challenging and leads to one of the most beautiful spots in Paznaun.
From the centre in Kappl, the route initially runs along a narrow asphalt road towards the district of Oberhaus and after 2.4 km, a gravel road heads up to the Durrichalpe lodge. From here, it follows a gentle ascent around several twists and turns through a forest (not overly dense), reaching the Durrichalpe after 6 km with its unique moorland landscape beneath the Alpine lodges. Panoramic views on one side and fascinating wetland vegetation on the other make this a truly exceptional place which is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. This is the highest point on the tour at 1,848 m and from here you can glide down on the other side until you come to the asphalt road again after 10 km in total which takes you along a leisurely section back to the start.
A downhill single trail covering some 600m of altitude, steep in parts, but manageable in technical terms. Good option for extending the route with the Viderjoch.
The Duty-Free Trail starts out from the Alp Trida and follows a brook. It is worth taking a break at the neighbouring small lake near the start to enjoy nature. This single trail then follows a relatively steep section down through beautiful terrain and plenty of fun! The route frequently crosses a forest road so there are lots of points where you can depart from the trail. The route covers just under 590m of altitude downhill to Laret. From here, cycle on to Ravaisch where the ‘Twinliner’ double-decker cable car runs up to the Alp Trider Sattel. It is here that the ‘Trider Sattel’ trail begins and leads back to the start.
One of the routes with the most beautiful landscapes. It is only suitable for excellent bikers with its length and high altitude difference.
The 79.7 km marathon route is an enormous challenge with over 2,000 m of altitude to complete. First the route follows the Fimbatal valley along to the Heidelberger Hütte lodge which is on Swiss soil. The ascent to the Fimbap Pass then follows with sections where you may have to push and carry your bike. But you will be rewarded with fantastic views. The next section leads downhill again to Ramosch and Finstermünz. This is followed by a length ascent to Ravaisch and from here via the Twinliner cable car to the Alp Trider Sattel. You can cycle further along the Trider Sattel (page 38) and take the chair lift up to the Flimjochbahn mountain station. The Velill downhill section provides a wonderful trail-like feeling. Then the last section follows a comfortable forest road. Make sure you take a light with you: unlit tunnel between Finstermünz and Laret.
A classic uphill mountain biking route to one of the key Alpine Association support points in the Verwall mountains with an interesting downhill option.
Coming from Galtür, the tour starts out from the Piel car park where hikers heading for the Friedrichshafener Hütte can also park. Around 200 m above, those who started out in Ischgl join the route. There are a total of 16 bends to tackle along the relatively even ascent of the forest road to complete the 600 m of elevation gain up to the mountain lodge. Cyclists are rewarded with magnificent panoramic views of the various mountains in the Silvretta and Verwall chains. The descent then follows the same route as the ascent. Right at the beginning and towards the end respectively, there is an interesting and signposted trail version which requires a certain degree of biking skill (S2 on the single trail scale). Please only use the specially designated trails and leave all the other paths for hikers – thank you!
An interesting tour of discovery through the sunny mountain meadows above Kappl with lots of possibilities from the Dias Alpe onwards.
From the start point in Kappl, the route starts out the same as route 740 (page 80) along side roads towards the district of Oberhaus. Shortly before reaching Oberhaus, the route turns off right onto a forest path which twists and turns through the so-called Sattelwald. After 4.8 km, you reach the tree line at the Berglialpe with clear views across the surrounding peaks and extensive Alpine area. After another 6 km, you come to the highest point in the tour at 1,900 m above sea level and from here can enjoy a leisurely cycle to the Dias Alpe. Or what about the variation up to the Almstüberl? Or via the Dias Trail fast downhill back to the start? You could also consider a detour to the Sesslad Alpe or simply take a leisurely cycle along the forest path through the Wolfgangwald forest. There are many different options for bikers here.
A long endurance route with lots of nature experiences and the possibility of stopping off at the Berggasthof Bodenalpe.
The route runs 13.7 km through the Fimbatal valley to the Heidelberger Hütte which is on Swiss soil. An excellent level of fitness is required for this lengthy route. It follows a steep uphill section at the start to the Schwarzwassersee and Pardatscher-See lakes which are perfect for a rest. From here, the route along the Fimbabach becomes even more beautiful and idyllic! The route initially follows an asphalt section before becoming gravel and takes you past herds of horses and cows – a truly magnificent experience in nature. The Berggasthof Bodenalpe offers a chance for a refreshment break. From here, the ride takes you further into the pure natural setting uphill throughout to the Heidelberger Hütte lodge. The return stretch runs back to Ischgl along the same route.
A strenuous but beautiful Alpine tour with a challenging variation for absolute experts.
From the centre of Galtür, the route runs along a moderately steep section up to the Zeinissee and Kopsstausee lakes. After a short stretch and a few metres of elevation gain, it’s time to follow the asphalt road down after the reservoir before a forest trail winds along numerus bends up towards the Heilbronner Hütte lodge. After cycling for a total of 10 km, you will come to the cosy Verbellaalpe lodge where you can enjoy a well-deserved rest and recharge your batteries before tackling the last ascent. The climb leads on up to the Heilbronner Hütte lodge and the last section in particular takes some doing due to the steep incline. After stopping off on the panorama terrace at the lodge, the descent either follows the same path back or you can choose the more adventurous G.3 variation via the Muttenjoch (page 60) or the very long and beautiful Schönverwall-Runde circular tour (page 28).
An extensive and varied tour which enables you to explore the entire anterior part of Paznaun.
The route initially follows side roads down into the valley bottom and from here runs a few metres along the main road out of the valley and then right, crossing the river and into the extensive forest on the southern side of the valley. The forest roads follow a moderate incline over some 400 m of elevation gain before heading back downhill towards See. Here you change to the other side of the valley and continue on parallel to route K.2 – Weilertour Kappl (page 70). After 19.7 km, you can enjoy beautiful views of the Upper Inntal valley before cycling along through the hamlet of Kappl on the sunny slopes back to the start.
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Through a long and solitary valley into the breath-taking high Alpine terrain.
From the start point in the centre, the route leads south and quickly comes to a road which runs into the Jamtal valley. The route back covers 10 km and approx. 600 m of altitude before reaching the destination at the Jamtalhütte lodge. The tour is accompanied throughout by fantastic views of the glaciated peaks in the Lower Jamtal valley. The landscapes of this peaceful valley are characterised by the typical Tyrolean Alpine farming and various grazing animals are a constant companion. Two of the Alpine lodges – the Menta-Alm and Scheibenalm – serve refreshments in summer and are perfect for topping up your energy levels. The tour to the lodge again follows some steeper sections so it is important not to underestimate the fitness level required. The Jamtalhütte lodge is part of the Swabia section of the German Alpine Association and is one of the most important support points for mountaineers, climbers and ski tourers in the Silvretta region.
This circuit is not excessively challenging and runs above Kappl, offering two interesting alternatives.
The circuit starts out from the centre of Kappl and follows asphalt side roads up to the district of Oberhaus. A forest road begins at the end of the district. The ascent up through the forest is not excessively steep and after 5 km, you come to the valley station of the Gongall-Bahn chairlift (not open in summer). A few kilometres later, you come to the Dias Alpe. As with the route 738 Große Dias Runde (page 78), there are also several different options for the onward journey here too. The normal pathway of the circuit leads from here along leisurely forest roads and a gentle slope down through the Wolfgangwald forest to Kappl. Another variation leads on up to the Almstüberl where you can relax and enjoy the views and a refreshment break. All downhill fans will choose the Dias Trail (route 7088, page 88) down to Kappl. The Dias Trail can be accessed directly from this route.
Uphill-focused connecting route between Landeck and See, with a single trail as a reward.
The route sets off from the southern part of Landeck towards the west, first along an uphill asphalt road and then turning off left along well-established forest trails in the wood. Once the first ascent has been completed, you can enjoy the first descent down to the Tobadiller Straße road. But this breather is short-lived and from here it’s time to put some energy into the pedals to complete the long 360 m of altitude to Giggl. One last bend and the terrain becomes a fun single trail, using up any last energy reserves you might have on the downhill stretch from the Waldkapelle – the highest point on the route. The up and down flows on the Singletrail Tobadill (page 100 – very challenging in parts) are definitely a reward for the effort invested in getting here. The single trail ends in Frödenegg and the final 3 km downhill from See to the Medrigjochbahn cable car follow forest paths initially and then an asphalt road.
A shorter, medium-difficult tour into the untouched Lareintal valley.
From the start point in Galtür, follow the cycle path out of the valley and along the Trisanna. At Tschaffein, you switch onto the southern side of the river. After over 2.5 km, you will come to the lowest point on the tour, leave the valley bottom and become submersed in the dense Maisswald forest at the entrance to the Lareintal valley. You then follow medium-steep forest roads up to the Lareinbach river and then up to the nearby Lareinalm where you can recharge your batteries on the cosy terrace with some home-made treats such as the famous Paznaun Alpine cheese. There is an alternative for the return journey which turns off left after the hut after some 600m and after a few additional metres uphill joins the cycle path at Tschaffein.
Training tour on the local mountain in See.
The route follows a short stretch along the main road towards Ischgl before turning off to the left and continuing along an asphalt track uphill to the districts of Klaus and Maierhof. The forest road starts out from the last houses and follows a gentle incline and twists and turns through the forests. After a little over 8 km, you come the mountain station of the Medrigjochbahn cable car at the Medrigalm lodge. Recharge your batteries with a refreshment break, enjoy the views or simply get changed and then head back downhill. Or how about a detour to the Ascherhütte lodge? Whatever you want to do! After a short climb, the descent runs down through the Istalanztal valley and through the Stielwald forest back down to See.
A medium-length, medium-difficult tour to a very beautiful vantage point with a bike & hike option.
The tour starts out over the wooden bridge in the car park at the Diasbahn cable car. The route initially follows some relatively steep forest trails up to the dense forest belt where you can soon enjoy views of the Visnitz waterfall and then come to the idyllic Rotwegkapelle chapel. After a few more twists and turns, the valley becomes flatter and the forest less dense – and you enter the meadowland area around the Visnitzalm lodge. You reach this catered lodge after around 5 km and can enjoy a revitalising refreshment break here as well as purchasing some of the farm produce made here. But the tour isn’t finished yet. Some 250 m after the lodge, you cross the Visnitzbach river and cycle another approx. 2.3 km north-east to a vantage point at 2,070 m – the destination for the tour. Tip bike & hike: from here you can also reach the summit of the Mittagkopf at 2,249 m in just half an hour
An asphalt endurance route into the Fimbatal valley. Possibility of stopping off for a refreshment break at the Paznauner Taja.
This mountain biking route is ideal for an endurance training session. The entire route follows an asphalt road. The initial ascent is fairly difficult and can push bikers to their limits. If you wish to avoid this steep section, you can instead take the Fimbabahn or Silvrettabahn cable car up to the middle station (check operating hours). The ascent from here is less extreme. The valley then widens and the landscape becomes more beautiful. There is the opportunity to take a break at the Schwarzwassersee lake or at the neighbouring Pardatscher- See lake. The road runs along the Fimbabach for 2 km to the clear turnoff to the Paznauner Taja lodge. The last section to the lodge follows twists and turns. The return journey either follows the same route or you can take the lively Paznauner Taja Trail (page 46).
A technically challenging, but flowing route with a short section where you will need to push your bike. The route then passes through lush meadows down into the Fimbatal valley and back to Ischgl.
After starting out from the Idalp, the trail follows a flowing section across the meadows. The Höllboden can easily be reached without difficulty and with plenty of biking fun along the way. A steep uphill section towards the Sassgalunkopf then follows. Here you will need to push the bike over a few metres of altitude. Once at the top, you will be presented with idyllic views of the Fimbatal valley and the next downhill section begins. You can cruise through the lush meadows along the single trail. Parts of the trail here lead over wooden boardwalks which simply adds to the biking fun and at the same time presents a challenge in terms of biking technique. A forest trail and a variant that is difficult to ride proceed to the Paznauner Taja. The stretch from the Paznauner Taja is technically challenging and runs down a steep downhill section to the asphalt road. You can then pick up the pace and race back to Ischgl along this road.
Magnificent wide-ranging views. A day route with extremely lengthy ascents, interspersed with downhill trails. Can be shorted by taking the cable car.
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This very long and varied endurance loop runs along the route of the Ironbike competition and requires a very good level of fitness. It also includes lengthy downhill sections. The start requires lots of stamina. The ascent runs via the Höllboden up to the Salaaser Kopf with beautiful views. From here, the tour runs to the Zeblasjoch. The subsequent forest path takes you to Samnaun without any particular issues. Following the valley, the route leads to Laret. From here, another lengthy ascent leads up via the Alp Trida and to the Flimjochbahn mountain station, covering 1,000 m of altitude. If you prefer, you can take the gondola and chair lift for a more comfortable ascent. The Flimjoch single trail and Velill downhill section lead back to the start point.
A long and partially exposed trail with some uphill sections. Only suitable for cyclists with an appropriate fitness level.
The compact gravel road weaves its way along the mountain ridge, always following the border. A high level of fitness is required – some of the ascents are so steep that you will need to push your bike a bit. After the Greitspitzbahn chair lift, a top class trail offers an unbelievable feeling of freedom. The route follows the ridge along to the Salaaser Kopf at over 2,700 m altitude. And then the downhill part begins. It is clear why the smugglers chose this route: you encounter virtually nobody here, apart from a few cows. A leisurely forest trail then runs back to the Alp Trider Sattel mountain station. The Trider Sattel (page 38) trail again offers plenty of downhill fun and leads to the destination, the Alp Trida. Here the Flimsattelbahn chairlift transports you back to the trail start point. Alternatively, the route can be lengthened by taking the Duty Free Ride Laret-Samnaun (page 44).
A very long and challenging tour for well-trained bikers. Particularly beautiful landscapes – an absolute dream!
This route description starts out from Ischgl, but you can also set out from See, Kappl or Galtür. The ascent up to the Heilbronner Hütte lodge follows the same route as G.2 (page 58). From here, you take the trail running directly to the north and follow it along past the idyllic Scheidsee lake via the Winterjöchle towards the Schönverwall valley. The subsequent descent is tough and includes some sections where you will need to push the bike. At the Schönverwallhütte (unstaffed), you will come to the forest trail which you follow to St. Anton where you can enjoy the unbelievably beautiful landscapes of the Verwalltal valley. The Stanzertal cycle path then leads to Strengen and then via a forest path follows a new ascent of approx. 600 m altitude up to Paznaun. The valley path then takes you back to the start.
A beautiful circuit encompassing a challenging ascent up to the beautifully situated Obere Sessladalpe.
From the point in Kappl, the route follows a steep section up to the forest and then along a leisurely stretch to the Ruhesteinkapelle chapel, an idyllically located treasure which you come across around 2.5 km into the ride. At the following crossing, bear left and after crossing the Sessladbach, take the long ascent up along some pleasant forest paths through the Sinser Wald forest. At the bend after approx. 7 km, turn off right onto a cart path which follows a somewhat wild and overgrown course across some very steep slopes and across to the Untere Sessladalpe. The ascent up to the Obere Sessladalpe presents a sporty challenge due to the 370 m elevation gain over 2.6 km but is well worth it thanks to the dreamy panoramic views. The return journey runs along the same route to the Untere Sessladalpe and from here through the Wolfgangwald forest back to Kappl.
The Kopsstausee, Vermuntstausee and Silvrettastausee lakes: a long and varied tour in the region of the High Alpine Road with many sections on asphalt.
As with tour G.2 (page 58), this route leads via the Zeinisjoch to the Kopsstausee lake. A very long and fast descent runs from here along an asphalt road which is not accessible to general traffic and which ends on a bend of the Silvretta High Alpine Road above the town of Partenen. From here, a lengthy ascent follows a series of endless twists and turns (and the road often has to be shared with lots of motorbikes and cars) up to the Vermuntstausee lake and on to the Bielerhöhe at the Silvrettastausee reservoir. This is the highest point on the tour at 2,036 m and is followed by a leisurely descent down along various forest tracks and cart paths and back along the road to Galtür.
Suitable for both beginners and experienced bikers, fantastic panoramic views, can be combined with the Paznauner Taja Trail.
This newly built route has lots of strips. Particular emphasis was placed on incorporating lots of steep curves during the construction process. As soon as you get off the Flimjochbahn cable car, the trail sets off towards the Idalp which is visible from the start. The route is suitable for anyone seeking a sporty descent. Beginners can easily build on their biking technique. If jumps present too much of a challenge, you can simply cycle over them carefully. Advanced bikers can also pick up some speed on the Flimjoch single trail. The magnificent panoramic views add to the charm of this route. Once at the Idalp, the trail can be extended by adding on the Paznauner Taja Trail (page 46) or you can cycle back to the start along the well-signposted connecting route 7090.
Minimal effort, maximum downhill fun in a fairy-tale setting.
Just a small elevation gain of 40m altitude and the biking fun can begin! This short but magnificent single trail starts out in Giggl and crosses the Gigglbach river until it finally leaves the forest area in Frödenegg where it ends. From the highest point at the Waldkapelle, the route follows a gentle and even rootcovered path along to the Hintergigglbach which can be crossed via a bridge – pure adventure! Just 100 m further, the gradient of the trail changes and it begins to run downhill. NB: shared trail with hikers! Once this medium-difficult technical section is complete, the route flows down through the forest until you reach the shade of the trees and the destination and long-awaited fountain in Frödenegg.
An easy tour in the valley area, ideal for a warm-up or family excursion.
The route follows the valley circuit to Mathon (page 18) and continues on in the same direction into the valley and to the town of Galtür. Switching between asphalt paths and forest roads, the route always follows the sunny side of the valley through some typical Alpine meadows and fields and briefly through a forest. The last section above Galtür passes through some particularly unique landscapes. Following an old overgrown forest path with a trail-like character, you are treated to sensational views of the glaciated giant peaks of the Jamtal valley above the town. At the end of the town, you follow a downhill section to the valley cycle path which runs alone the Trisanna river back to Ischgl. Tip: if you have a bit of spare time, pay a visit to the unique Alpinarium museum experience.
A short, flat route along well-secured paths. Particularly suitable for beginners.
At the start point by the Silvretta cable car, you cross the main road at the roundabout and then cycle parallel to it along a forest trail into the valley. After a little over half a kilometre, you cross the Trisanna river and ride through gently rolling meadows and fields on the sunny side of the valley towards Mathon where the route turns back. The return journey runs along the other side of the valley and you can cycle directly at the cool brook towards Ischgl. The last section before reaching your destination of Ischgl is a fun ride with gentle uphill and downhill stretches along some wonderful forest paths.
From See to the Zeinisjoch – a very special cycle path.
You can cycle across the entire Paznaun region along the valley path, from See to the border with Vorarlberg. The route could not be more varied, flitting from gravel forest trails to asphalt side roads and sections of fine forest terrain. Sometimes the path runs directly along the valley bottom by the Trisanna river and sometimes along the sunny valley slopes with beautiful views. The valley path links the individual towns and mountain biking start points, but can also be completed as a separate tour in itself. From Ischgl to the Zeinisjoch there is a tarmac variant available. The route covers 32 km and close to 1000 m of altitude in total.
A must for beginners and specialists! The focus is on biking fun and enjoyment but it is nevertheless possible to clock up some high speeds.
From the Alp Trider Sattel to the Alp Trida, it’s all about the finest flow riding fun! Once you get an initial taste of the trail feeling as a beginner, you will find yourself infected with trail fever! But experienced bikers too will immediately feel the flow of this single trail as they race down to the Alp Trida. Perfectly shaped jumps present an additional challenge. Leisure riders can slow down the tempo a little and therefore take away some of the difficulty of the jumps. There are several options from the Alp Trida: either tackle the Trider Sattel again or take the Alp Trider chairlift and try out the Alp Trida endurance trail (page 40). As an experienced cyclist, you can take the tricky and longer Schmuggler Trail (page 42) down into the valley. The spectacular ‘Twinliner’ double-decker cable railway will then take you back to the start.
Fun descents and variety with little exertion required. A leisurely circuit.
Most of the elevation gain can be completed at the start by taking the cable car. At the start of the tour, the forest trail crosses the Istalanztal valley and then leads west through steep forests in the shady side of Paznaun. The only notable climb starts at 6 km and covers 150 m of altitude through the Gampertuner Wald forest. From here, it runs downhill to a main road in the valley bottom. Here the route switches to the other side of the valley. The return journey to See follows a varied valley path.
Culinary treats and a sun terrace await at the Idalp.
As part of the Ironbike Festival, the Alpenhaus Trophy route invites bikers to compete by floodlight.
This route covers approx. 1,000 m of altitude along a steadily climbing asphalt road. The route heads off towards the Fimbatal valley from the outset, running uphill to the middle station of the Fimbabahn or Silvrettabahn cable car. It is also worth taking a detour to the Schwarzwassersee and Pardatscher-See lakes. Form here, the road weaves its way up towards the Pardatschgratbahn cable car. The views down into the original Fimbatal valley and to the Gamspleis peak become increasingly more impressive. Once at the Idalp, the sun terrace is the perfect place to stop off for refreshments. On the route back to Ischgl, you can either take the road or the lively Paznauner Taja Trail (page 46) down towards the Fimbatal valley. Another option is the signposted connecting route 7090 up to the starting point at the Flimjochbahn mountain station.
A challenging, high Alpine and very beautiful variation. Only recommended for highly experienced bikers.
All bikers who cycle up to the Heilbronner Hütte lodge, still have some energy left and have a thirst for adventure are recommended to try this attractive variation. Just behind the lodge, a single trail leads up some 200 m into the picturesque Ochsental valley. You may need to push your bike over some sections, depending on your fitness level and bike. The route then follows some pretty trails to the head of the valley and from the Ochsensenke to the Muttenjoch you will need to push or carry your bike over 300 m of elevation gain. The effort is well worthwhile and the views from the 2,620 m pass are astonishingly beautiful. The trail down from the Joch also presents a real challenge and anyone without 100% command of their bike will have to keep getting on and off. The final 1.5 km to the Friedrichshafener Hütte lodge (page 34) run along a forest path.
A lively trail with jumps, banks and bridges with plenty of fun for seasoned downhill and endurance bikers.
This very long and challenging trail has everything downhill biker need: routes perfectly adapted to the terrain and dotted with obstacles such as drops, bridges and banks. But there are high-speed sections too. The first section follows a fairly steep stretch across rocky terrain. Drops and bridges provide plenty of biking fun from the Velillbahn mountain station. From endurance bikers to downhill aficionados, there is something for everyone here. Once at the Obern Velillalpe, you have to decide whether you want to continue along the steep trail along the Velillbach or speed down the gravel road (along the Samnaun Loop, page 24). The last few kilometres follow a gravel trail. The difficult rating relates to the hardest sections, but these can be bypassed along easy stretches. Then the rating sinks to S3.
Suitable for beginners and advanced riders for cycling fun of the highest calibre.
Viderjoch starts out from the ‘Flimjochbahn mountain station’ and offers magnificent views right from the outset. The route initially runs along a well-maintained trail across stony terrain. With both bends and straight sections in parts, you finally come to a forest road and can then turn off left onto the trail. After crossing the next forest trail, the route passes through some increasingly lush vegetation. The altitude gain completed becomes evident and you are sure to enjoy cruising across the ever greener meadows at this point. You will enjoy each bend with renewed momentum before you come to the Alp Trida. From here, there are several options: ambitious bikers can continue on the Duty Free Ride Laret-Samnaun (page 44). Alternatively, you could opt for the gentler ‘Trider Sattel’ trail (page 38, accessible via the Alp Trider chairlift) or take the Flimsattelbahn chairlift back to the start.
A medium length tour with plenty of rustic character on the sunny slopes of the anterior part of Paznaun.
The valley path follows a leisurely stretch out of the valley to See. This varied circuit can also be picked up from here. The route follows a quiet asphalt road up to the hamlet of Falgenar where you reach a vantage point offering beautiful views down into the Inntal valley. The route turns around here and a forest path follows a gentle incline towards the south-west through the steep forests. After some 16 km, you come to a populated area again, the district of Schrofen. The rest of the route follows gentle uphill and downhill sections along narrow asphalt mountain roads. In addition to the rural culture along the route, there are also a few guesthouses which are the perfect leisurely end to the tour.
A short and simple circuit to the idyllic Zeinissee lake in neighbouring Vorarlberg.
From the start point in the centre, the route runs north and crosses the Vermuntbach river behind the last houses (merging with the Jambach 100 m further down the valley to become the Trisanna river) and then heads into the valley towards the Zeinisjoch. The route runs along asphalt and gravel sections and after 4.5 km, reaches the 1,842 m pass which also forms the border between the states of Tyrol and Vorarlberg. From here, it follows gravel paths down to the lake where a guesthouse and campsite are situated. On the other side of the lake, the route follows an asphalt road back to the Zeinisjoch and then on the same route back to Galtür. Tip Bike & Run: an additional sprint around the Kopsstausee lake is the perfect end to an unforgettable day of sport and nature!