The Zell-Gerlos region is home to not one, not two but three mountain ranges which visitors can explore on two wheels. The riding here is a mix of challenging climbs and easy cruising with fabulous views of the Tux, Zillertal and Kitzbühel Alps.
Advanced and expert riders will enjoy the terrain around the Gerlostal Valley, where strong legs and good bike-handling skills are a must. Further west, above Zell am Ziller, there is the steep Zillertal High Road, a strip of tarmac winding its way up into the high Alps. The views are spectacular – but you will have to earn them! On the other side of the valley things are a lot easier thanks to the Rosenalmbahn, a cable car giving access to the Rohrberg mountain with its easy, family-friendly trails. Long-distance riding can be found along the foot of the Kreuzjoch mountain all the way to Gerlos, where there is another cable car transporting riders (and their bikes) up to 1,900 metres above sea level. Up at the top you will find a wide range of trails, for example up to the Durlaßbodenstausee lake on the Gerlos Pass. Downhill fans can test their skills on the singletrack trails on the Isskogel mountain, while families and those who prefer cruising to climbing will find more gentle terrain further south in the side valleys branching off the Gerlostal Valley, for example the Schwarzachtal Valley or the Schönachtal Valley.