Bikepark Innsbruck is the Tirol’s newest mountain biking hotspot, which will play host to the Crankworx Mountain Bike Festival in June 2017.
Situated at Muttereralm, just 15 minutes from the city centre, it caters to every level of rider, with four routes on offer. The Muttereralm Trail, a 5 kilometres long route from the top of the Muttereralm gondola, is ideal for everyone from beginners to early-advanced riders. With jaw-dropping views over Innsbruck and towards the impressive Nordkette mountains, it descends 750 metres over a series of nerve-testing switchbacks, through the wooded mountainside to the middle station. An extension all the way down to the valley station is planned for summer 2017.
On the other side of Muttereralm, there’s an even more testing track; the Götzner Trail. Served by the Nockspitz gondola, it twists and turns all the way down to the village of Götzens, with a total descent of 900 metres. It’s a trail that makes you feel closer to nature, hurtling through tight forest tracks and skirting the edge of alpine meadows. The top half of the 4.5 kilometres trail is laidback and free-flowing, while the bottom section is packed with grin-inducing jumps and breathtakingly-steep curves.
Need a break from all that high octane riding? The mountain hut of Muttereralm serves up huge plates of delicious Tirolean specialities like Kaiserschmarrn (chopped pancakes) and Schnitzel. Or sit back with a drink at the Siglu bar on top of Pfriemesköpfl and take in the panoramic views of the Inn Valley.
Bikepark Innsbruck will also play host to the Crankworx Mountain Bike Festival in June 2017. The festival first started in Whistler and involves spectacular stunts across the five disciplines of Downhill, Slopestyle, Dual Speed & Style, Whip Off and Pumptrack. This is the first time that Crankworx will be hosted in Austria, with the event set to return to Innsbruck for 2018.