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© Tirol Werbung/Bernhard Aichner
© Tirol Werbung/Bernhard Aichner

Bike Trail Tirol: Maria Waldrast

32 really exceptional kilometers promising wonderful nature exploration. Both natural landscapes of awe-inspiring beauty and cultural highlights with spiritual background await you on this marvelous biking route.

  • The undisputed highlight of this tour is Maria Waldrast Pilgrimage Church belonging to the Servite Monastery, nestling in the foothills of Serles Peak at 1600 meters above sea level. Maria Waldrast ranks among Europe's highest monasteries. Built in the 15th century, the alpine monastery attracts thousands of pilgrims from near and far – also due to its famous healing spring.
  • Before you reach this popular pilgrimage site, you have to conquer 900 meters of altitude gain: starting at the train station in Matrei am Brenner you follow the steeply switch-backing asphalt trail leading up to the pilgrimage church.
  • Continue on the ascending forest trail before you bike downhill towards Mieders and Stubaital Valley.
  • Down in the valley, the last short ascent takes you to Kreith and further on – downhill – to Innsbruck's Bergisel Ski Jump. In 1809 the Tirolean War of Independence guided by Andreas Hofer took place here in the surroundings of Bergisel which has become a memorial site and museum. Today the Bergisel Stadium also hosts internationally renowned Ski Jump Tournaments.

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Starting point

Innsbruck Trainstation

Finishing point

Innsbruck Trainstation

Mountain chain

Tux Alps

Length

32 km

Riding time

4h

Features

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

Difficulty rating

medium

Altitude

1,690m 570m

Elevation uphill 950m
Vertical metres downhill 1,350m

Fitness level

Technique

Best time of year

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* 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.

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Your destination address: Innsbruck

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