From easy cruising to steep climbing, when it comes to mountain biking the Paznaun-Ischgl region has something for everyone. Gravel paths, singletrack trails, lush meadows and craggy peaks make the Silvretta, Samnaun and Verwall Mountains a haven for ambitious offroad cyclists.
Paznaun-Ischgl, home to the Ischgl Ironbike festival, has rides and routes for all abilities. The Silvrettabahn and the Fimbabahn are two cable cars transporting riders and their bikes up to the Idalp, the starting point for many of the best mountain bike trails in the region. For example it is just a short ride from the Idalp to the Flimjoch ridge on the Swiss border, though this ride is for advanced and expert riders only. The Flimjoch Trail starts on the ridge and winds its way down the mountain. Further downhill trails can be found in Kappl, for example the Dias Trail near the Durrichalpe hut (currently closed). The hut can also be reached from the valley below via a family-friendly trail 13 kilometres in length and with a challenging 1,840 metres of climbing. The views of the Paznaun Valley and the Samnaun Mountains are breathtaking. There are also rides around the Samaun Mountains as well as a stage of the Bike Trail Tirol, a long-distance ride crossing the region from east to west.
Tip! The Silvretta Card All Inclusive, which visitors staying in the region will receive free of charge in their accommodation, enables holders to transport mountain bikes free of charge using the local cable cars.