Mountain biking near Kühtai, © TVB Innsbruck/Daniel Zangerl
Mountain biking near Kühtai, © TVB Innsbruck/Daniel Zangerl
Mountain biking near Kühtai, © TVB Tourismus / Daniel Zangerl
Mountain biking near Kühtai, © TVB Tourismus / Daniel Zangerl

Mountain Bike Ride
Innsbruck – Zillertal – Tuxer Alpen – Stubaier Alpen

This challenging mountain bike ride around Innsbruck, the regional capital of Tirol, is made up of six stages and a total of 300.6 kilometres. It leads through several idyllic valleys and mountain chains. Most of the riding is on wide forest trails and tarmac. From start to finish there are over 7,000 vertical metres of climbing, making this route an ideal adventure for e-bike enthusiasts. There are plenty of charging stations en route in the Zillertal Valley, the Wipptal Valley and the Stubai Valley and in the mountains of the Stubai and Tux Alps.

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Starting point

Innsbruck

Finishing point

Innsbruck

Mountain chain

Stubai Alps

Tux Alps

Length

300.6 km

Duration

6 day(s)

Features

  • Circular route
  • Handicap-accessible
  • Route with e-bike charging station
  • Day 1

    Häninger, Andechsstraße 81, Innsbruck

    Ramada Innsbruck Tivoli (underground garage), Olympiastraße 41

    Weidener Hütte

    Gutshof Zillertal, Stillupklamm 826, Mayrhofen

    Landhaus Carla, Schwendaustraße 197, Mayrhofen

     

    Day 2

    Aarwirt, Hochfügen 46, Fügenberg

    Schwannerwirt, Mitterberg 59, Weerberg

     

    Day 3

    Swarovski Crystal Worlds, Kristallweltenstraße 1, Wattens

     

    Day 4

    Hotel Seppl, Natterer Straße 8, Mutters

     

    Day 5

    No e-bike charging points

     

    Day 6

    Gasthaus Neuwirt, Untermieming 20, Mieming

    Hotel Bergland, Unterer Mooswaldweg 1, Obsteig

    Landhotel Stern, Unterstraß 253, Obsteig

    Partner's Landgasthof, Unterstraß 247, Obsteig

    Landhotel Jäger, Dorfstraße 22, Wildermieming

    Gasthof Neurauter, Innstraße 1, Hatting

    Inntalcenter, Weißenbachgasse 9, Telfs

Difficulty rating

difficult

Altitude

2,290m 540m

Elevation uphill 7,060m
Vertical metres downhill 7,060m

Fitness level

Technique

Best time of year

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun

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Nov
Dec

* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.

Parking

Innsbruck

Various parking options in the city (pay-and-display)

Mayrhofen

Parking at Ahornbahn cable car

Weerberg

Parking at municipal building ("Gemeindehaus") in Weerberg

Matrei am Brenner

Parking in the village (pay-and-display)

Axams

Parking at the Freizeitzentrum Axams leisure centre

Kühtai

Parking at the Hochalterbahn cable car

Parking at the Dreiseenbahn cable car

 

Places serving food & drink

Various locations along the route

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Trail description

Day 1: Innsbruck - Mayrhofen

Uphill/downhill: 2,069/2,016 vertical metres, distance: 69.3 kilometres, highest point: 2,291 metres, difficulty: difficult

The first day’s ride is more a test of stamina than of mountain bike handling skills. From Innsbruck, the route leads along the Inntal Cycle Path toward Wattens. At Weer, the route begins to climb via the Nafingalm hut to the Weidener Hütte hut (1,799 metres). From the hut, it’s another nasty 500 vertical metres and 4.6 kilometres to reach the top of the Geiseljoch ridge – once up there you have mastered the hardest climb on this loop. The route continues along route 424 to a gravel road that winds down to Vorderlandersbach. There, the route resumes a short climb before cruising down past Dornau to Mayrhofen on quiet back roads.

 

Day 2: Mayrhofen - Weerberg

Uphill/downhill: 1,303/1,038 vertical metres, distance: 52.2 kilometres, highest point: 1,690 metres, difficulty: intermediate

From Mayrhofen, ride down to Uderns. There, a broad gravel road begins to climb to Hochfügen across Kupfnerberg. After another 200 vertical metres you have reached the highest point of this day’s ride: the 1,680-metre-high Loassattel saddle. From there, a 10-kilometre-long downhill brings you to the destination for this day, Weerberg.

 

Day 3: Weerberg - Matrei

Uphill/downhill: 810/711 vertical metres, distance: 43.7 kilometres, highest point: 1,078 metres, difficulty: intermediate

From Mitterweerberg, a westward descent takes you back to the floor of the Inn Valley. Passing Wattens and Volders, an easy climb takes you up to Rinn and Sistrans. The ride continues past Patsch and Mühltal to Innerellbögen and Matrei am Brenner.

Please note: As Matrei and Innsbruck are well serviced by public transport, you can easily divide the Innsbruck Loop into two parts in Matrei.

 

Day 4: Matrei - Axams

Uphill/downhill: 1,056/1,171 vertical metres, distance: 33.2 kilometres, highest point: 1,690 metres, difficulty: intermediate

From Matrei am Brenner, the route follows a tarmac road and gravel to Maria Waldrast, an abbey and place of pilgrimage high above the valley floor. Gather new strength at the friendly tavern run by the monks of Maria Waldrast. From there, the route descends all the way down to Telfes in the Stubai Valley on a broad gravel road. Passing by the beautiful Telfer Wiesen meadows, the ride continues to Mutters and eventually to Axams, the destination of the day.

 

Day 5: Axams - Kühtai

Uphill/downhill: 1,358/228 vertical metres, distance: 26.3 kilometres, highest point: 2,018 metres, difficulty: intermediate

The shortest stage on the Innsbruck Loop takes you along quiet back roads from Axams to Gries im Sellrain. From there, the route winds into the Sellrain Valley, gaining 850 vertical metres on its way past St. Sigmund im Sellrain and Haggen to the destination end of the day: Kühtai at an elevation of more than 2,000 metres above sea level.

 

Day 6: Kühtai - Innsbruck

Uphill/downhill: 463/1,891 vertical metres, distance: 75.9 kilometres, highest point: 2,002 metres, difficulty: intermediate

A descent takes you from Kühtai to Wald, where a short climb across “Sattele” brings you out high above the Inn Valley. A long downhill delivers you to the village of Haiming. There, the route continues along the flat Innt Valley floor to Mötz. Back roads, gravel trails and a short ascent wind up to Barwies and across the Mieming Plateau and Wildermieming to Telfs. The final section of the ride follows the Inn Cycle Path into the heart of Innsbruck.

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