The Hall-Wattens region gives mountain bikers direct access to the Karwendel Nature Park and the Tux Alps, both of which are home to some excellent offroad riding as well as alpine animals including eagles, chamois and rare bird species.
Leaving from Innsbruck heading east, riders will soon reach the Hall-Wattens region. Down in the valley most of the riding is easy, leading through forests and meadows. Further up in the mountains await challenges for even the most experienced riders, who will need a fair bit of pedal power to make it to the top. The landscape in the north of the region is dominated by the Karwendel Nature Park. Keep your eyes open for animals such as chamois and rare bird species, especially on rides like the "Drei-Almen-Tour" above Gnadenwald. Further south lie the Tux Alps. Stage 20 of the Bike Trail Tirol takes riders through two side valleys, the Wattental and the Voldertal, offering fine views of mountains such as the Großer Bettelwurf and the craggy peaks of the Nordkette. Don't forget to stop off and admire the cityscape of Innsbruck far below. Those in search of a real challenge can complete one or several stages of the Bike Safari Tirol, including the longest descent of this long-distance route crossing Tirol from east to west.