Mountain biking with an extra energy boost: E-Bike Tours in Tirol

Comfortable and fun, yet still sporty: E-Bikes make it easy to reach many of Tirol’s highpoints, as electronic power gives natural stamina levels an extra boost. State-of-the-art electric bikes are readily available to hire for a small fee all over the region.

Now you’ll have an extra bit of power to fall back on: As you pedal an E-Bike, efficient electric motors enhance your own pedalling power as needed. Electric bikes are enjoying increasing popularity. If you are already an ebike fan or would like to try out cycling with a difference, you’ve come to the right place in Tirol. The land at the Heart of the Alps is a trailblazing destination for electric bike holidays. Many Tirolean regions offer electric bikes for hire and, with them, an easy way to reach the most wonderful destinations actively and comfortably.

Whether in Imst, Tirol’s western region, in East Tirol or at the sunny plateau at Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis: with over 20 E-Bike regions in Tirol, you are guaranteed to find an electric bike rental partner close at hand. Thanks to a well developed infrastructural system, you will have no problem reaching your destination on your electric bike holiday! What’s more, you never need to worry about your ebike running out of power: at many of the most popular day trip destinations you can simply exchange the battery for a fully charged one.

10 tips for an electric bike tour

Discover an entirely new dimension in mobility with ebikes in the Kitzbühel Alps and the Kaisergebirge mountain range. Here you will find "e-BikeWelt", the world-wide largest ebike region. The route network for the electric bikes stretches along over 1,000 kilometres, and interconnects nine holiday regions. 89 electric bike hire stations and 77 battery exchange stations guarantee perfect service. Wonderful tours can also be enjoyed in other regions in Tirol – here are ten tips for your electric bike tour:

Ebike ride to the Tiefentalalm

A great ride both for hobby riders on ebikes and fit cyclists on normal mountain bikes. The Kelchsau is one of three rustic valleys branching off the main Brixental Valley. Stunning views of the Alpine scenery ...await on this ride of intermediate difficulty.

Ebike ride into the Windautal Valley

A relaxing ebike adventure starting in Kirchberg and leading cyclists into the Westendorfer Windautal Valley up as far as the Gasthaus Steinberg. This varied ride takes around 2 hours and includes sunny and ...shady sections. After a drink and snack at the Gasthaus Steinberg, return along the same path to Kirchberg.

Imst – Gurgltal Valley – Fernsteinsee Castle

This easy ride is ideal for all the family and starts in the centre of Imst. The 30 km route described here forms part of the popular "Via Claudia Augusta" long-distance cycle trail and passes through the ...meadows of the Gurgltal Valley as far as Nassereith. The highest point on the ride lies at 1212m altitude.

In the shadow of the Tschirgant mountain

This easy circular ride starts in the centre of Imst and takes cyclists past the site of an ancient rockslide on Tschirgant mountain – along a section that is also part of the Bike Trail Tirol – and on to ...the village of Sautens in the Ötztal Valley. On the way back, riders should definitely stop off at the AREA 47 outdoor adventure park before continuing to the starting point in Imst.


St. Jakob – Klammljoch

This ride starts at an altitude of 1389m in the village of St. Jakob in the Defereggental Valley. The tough 43km route through a region referred to as the "Tibet of East Tirol" is well worth it, though. Riders ...enjoy magnificent views and fantastic vantage points to stop and take in the surroundings. The ride climbs 890 vertical metres and includes gravel and tarmac sections.


Electric bike ride to the Bodenalm in Prägraten am Großvenediger

Starting from Prägraten am Großvenediger, this electric bike ride of intermediate difficulty leads along the sunny side of the Virgental Valley and up to the Bodenalm hut at an altitude of 1954m. The ride ...offers wonderful views of the Lasörling Group, a chain of mountains forming part of the Central Alps. Following a hearty meal at the hut, cyclists then have the option of exploring the two-hour Liegstätten Circular Hiking Trail. The highlights of this relatively flat walk include excellent views of the surrounding landscape and a series of “Liegstätten”, traditional wood chairs and recliners dotted along the trail – the ideal place to lie back and relax! There is a recharging point and ebike rental shop next to the Spar supermarket in Prägraten am Großvenediger (St. Andrä 35a, 9974 Prägraten, +43.4877.5208-17).

Kronburg ride

This 20km ride of intermediate difficulty is ideal for beginners. The main highlight is the Kronburgschlucht, an impressive canyon measuring just a few metres in width but up to 70 metres in depth. Riders can ...also visit the pilgrimage church close to the ruins of the mighty fortress perched high above the valley. The ride contains no difficult sections and is easy for experienced riders.

Ride to Stanz and its schnapps distilleries

The village of Stanz is Austria’s number one producer of schnapps and enjoys a sunny location high above Landeck. It is famous for its award-winning fruit schnapps and liqueur, in particular those made using ...locally grown plums. This ride is an excellent opportunity to discover the village and sample some local produce with a visit to some of the distilleries in the region.

Möseralm adventure ride

This easy ebike ride is around 10km long and takes riders from the bottom station of the cable cars in the village of Fiss via the Frommes Alp at 1740m up to the Möseralm hut at 1820m. There are plenty of ...highlights along the way, including the Summer Funpark Fiss at the Möseralm, the Animal Information Trail near the Frommes Alp and finally the mini alpine zoo directly next to the hut with a large deer enclosure and many different birds of prey. The rustic Frommes Alp hut is a great place for a rest and a snack before heading back down to Fiss. There are ebike recharging stations at the Möseralm hut, the Steinegg restaurant and the Frommes Alp hut

Serfaus circular ride

This easy five-kilometre ebike ride starts at the tourist information office in Serfaus and leads up to the Leithe Wirt restaurant at around 1650m altitude. It begins by traversing beautiful mountain meadows full bloom, with plenty of benches and wooden recliners for riders to take a break and enjoy the views of Serfaus and the surrounding mountains. The Leithe Wirt restaurant has a spacious, sunny terrace and serves delicious food, while there is also a large adventure playground for children. There is an ebike recharging station at the Leithe Wirt restaurant.