For many years the region of East Tirol was considered an insider's tip for trailriding. Now, however, more and more riders are discovering this beautiful area between the Hohe Tauern National Park to the north (including the Großglockner mountain, at 3,798 metres the highest peak in Austria) and the Lienz Dolomites to the south.
The 266 summits over 3,000 metres above sea level are ideal not only for hiking but also for mountain biking. The 600km of mountainbike and cycle routes include a network of singletrack trails taking riders high into the alpine terrain. One of the most recent additions is the Bikepark Hochstein high above Lienz, the largest town in East Tirol, with its Lakata Trail named after local mountainbike hero and multiple world champion Alban Lakata. Trial bikers will also find plenty to keep them entertained in the Adventurepark Osttirol with its challenging obstacles.
Tip! Feeling hungry? East Tirol has eleven restaurants listed in the prestigious Gault & Millau guide. Stop off at one on your way to or from the mountains!
Bike event: 8 September 2018: Red Bull Dolomitenmann
For more information on mountain biking in East Tirol visit: www.osttirol.com