Guidebook

Perfect Terrain & Big Views : Mountain Biking in Tirol

Narrowing Tirol's many mountain bike adventures down to the best 25 is a tough task...But someone has to do it!

Charlie Boscoe

Description

Taking in everything from technical downhill trails and epic 70km journeys to gentle, flat rides through quaint villages, this "best of Tirolian biking" list has something for every rider. The scenery you'll see is as diverse as the terrain your wheels will roll over too - you can expect to pass alongside everything from huge, rocky faces to tranquil lakes.

This list encompasses rides from all across Tirol, from the mighty Karwendel National Park in the west to the Wildkogel and Kitzbühl ranges in the east. In between there are some legendary rides around Innsbruck and in the Stubai and Navis valleys too - suffice to say that the journeys between these rides are almost as scenic as the adventures themselves!

As with all Tirolian mountain journeys, these rides are all served by excellent mountain huts, and grabbing a cold beer and a hot meal is a major part of the Austrian biking experience. Whether you're smashing down the bikeparks of Mutters and Isskogel, or cruising around the lakes of Seefeld, make time to enjoy the unique Austrian hut culture - you'll certainly have earned the calories after doing these rides!

Seefeld to Weidach Forest Loop
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Seefeld to Weidach Forest Loop

26.8 km
793 m
793 m
A gorgeous circuit through peaceful forests
Moderate
Private
Penken Loop
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Penken Loop

Mayrhofen
21.3 km
571 m
1,707 m
A tough climb out of a beautiful valley leads to a ripping descent.
Moderate
Private
Trattenbachtal
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Trattenbachtal

17.2 km
667 m
668 m
A beautiful cruise into a peaceful valley.
Moderate
Private
Around the Zäunkopf to the Oberbrunnalm.
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Around the Zäunkopf to the Oberbrunnalm.

17.7 km
663 m
663 m
A short but physically challenging ride through some of the most rugged scenery in Austria.
Moderate
Private
Isskogel Loop
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Isskogel Loop

Zillertal Arena
16.7 km
470 m
1,109 m
A gorgeous ride far from the crowds.
Moderate
Private
ISS Flow
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ISS Flow

Zillertal Arena
2.9 km
2 m
337 m
Smile-inducing riding on a natural, rocky trail.
Difficult
Private
ISS Shore
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ISS Shore

Zillertal Arena
3.0 km
0 m
303 m
One of the most fun runs in the Austrian Alps!
Difficult
Private
Speicher Durlaßboden & Trissalm
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Speicher Durlaßboden & Trissalm

Zillertal Arena
17.2 km
438 m
438 m
A beautiful loop around 2 gorgeous lakes and a short detour up to a rustic mountain hut.
Moderate
Private
Salzachjochhütte Singletrail
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Salzachjochhütte Singletrail

11.0 km
410 m
410 m
A satisfying ride up into a barren valley and then a great, rocky descent.
Difficult
Private
The Stans Tour
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The Stans Tour

19.7 km
855 m
854 m
A sunny and scenic tour of some beautiful and unique old buildings.
Easy
Private
Gasthof Kohleralmhof to Samjoch and Onkeljoch
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Gasthof Kohleralmhof to Samjoch and Onkeljoch

Spieljoch – Fügen
18.9 km
950 m
950 m
Enjoy 2 charming valleys on this mountain cruise.
Easy
Private
Kreuzwiesenalm Loop
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Kreuzwiesenalm Loop

Zillertal Arena
32.2 km
557 m
1,723 m
Bike to one of the Zillertal's best huts and down into a peaceful valley.
Moderate
Private
Hundskehle
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Hundskehle

10.2 km
524 m
524 m
A fabulous, technically easy ride into a deserted mountain valley.
Moderate
Private
Karwendel Loop
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Karwendel Loop

68.5 km
2,009 m
2,010 m
An über classic loop through one of Europe's wildest mountain ranges
Moderate
Private
Scharnitz to Jenbach via the Achensee
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Scharnitz to Jenbach via the Achensee

69.1 km
2,028 m
2,454 m
A huge ride traversing one of Europe's wildest National Parks.
Difficult
Private
Matrei to Innsbruck via Maria Waldrast
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Matrei to Innsbruck via Maria Waldrast

30.8 km
993 m
1,403 m
A wonderfully scenic, mid-length mountain biking route, with a lunch stop at one of Europe’s highest monasteries.
Moderate
Private
The Chainless One
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The Chainless One

Muttereralm – Mutters/Götzens
6.1 km
0 m
651 m
A long, smooth and smile-inducing trip through the forests.
Moderate
Private
The Nordkette 5 Alms Tour
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The Nordkette 5 Alms Tour

Innsbruck
22.2 km
1,125 m
1,147 m
A sunny and beautiful trip between 5 classic Austrian mountain huts.
Easy
Private
The Arzler Trail
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The Arzler Trail

Nordkette
6.5 km
244 m
486 m
Innsbruck's best known trail is worth the hype!
Difficult
Private
3 Alms Tour
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3 Alms Tour

Innsbruck
12.7 km
802 m
831 m
Taking in no less than 3 excellent mountain huts, this is a medium-difficulty mountain bike ride with superb views on the southern side of the Inn valley.
Moderate
Private
Hirchstein
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Hirchstein

19.7 km
939 m
939 m
A beautiful and varied loop through some barren mountains.
Difficult
Private
Gnadenwald - Ganalm
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Gnadenwald - Ganalm

23.3 km
939 m
939 m
Huge views and zero technicality make this one of the best "easy" rides in Tirol.
Moderate
Private
Kitzbühler Horn MTB Summit Tour
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Kitzbühler Horn MTB Summit Tour

Fieberbrunn
27.1 km
1,204 m
1,215 m
An awesome tour taking you up and down the magnificent Kitzbühler Horn.
Difficult
Private
Ehnbach Valley and the Brunntal Hütte
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Ehnbach Valley and the Brunntal Hütte

Innsbruck
9.3 km
394 m
669 m
A fun, straightforward route deep into a peaceful valley.
Easy
Private
Scharnitz to Roßloch via the Kastenalm
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Scharnitz to Roßloch via the Kastenalm

36.1 km
713 m
713 m
A long and scenic ride into one of the most remote valleys in Austria
Moderate
Private