A great introduction to mountain biking in Tirol! Spectacular views of the Alps and gently rolling terrain make this three-day ride perfect for beginners and nature lovers. The pace is always yours and the views and landscape are always breathtaking. The beautiful, wide open Gurgltal Valley offers uninterrupted panoramic views of the Lechtal Alps and on your climb atop the scenic Mieming Plateau you will ride encircled by spectacular, high rising rock walls. A very rewarding downhill takes you to Ehrwald, which is towered over by the lofty Zugspitze peak. The third and last day’s ride takes you through old-growth larch forest and past the sky-blue Fernsteinsee Lake.
- Circular route
- Route with e-bike charging station
Elevation uphill 2,300m
Vertical metres downhill 2,160m
Best time of year
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Day 1: Imst - Leutasch
Elevation Gain/Elevation Loss: 1,190/900 metres, Distance: 48.8 kilometres, intermediate
Departing from the small town of Imst, this ultimately scenic ride is an easy cruise across Gurgltal Valley on broad gravel roads, passing the hamlets of Strad and Dormitz. From there, the trail climbs across Holzleitensattel Saddle to Arzkasten on a well-maintained road. The route continues downhill via Barwies and Wildermieming to Telfs. From here, the second climb of the day winds across Buchen to Klamm in Leutasch Valley, situated at an elevation of 1,170 metres.
Day 2: Leutasch - Ehrwald
Elevation Gain/Elevation Loss: 460/520 metres, Distance: 19.9 kilometres, easy
Biking along an easy gravel road from Klamm, take in old-growth forest and acres of amazing pasturelands en route across scenic Gaistal Valley. Passing the Gaistalalm hut, the route climbs to Igelsee Lake, a glittering jewel of a mountain lake in a wonderful setting. There, an easy downhill on gravel in the beginning, which merges onto a paved road later, takes you past Ehrwalderalm to the heart of Ehrwald.
Day 3: Ehrwald - Imst
Elevation Gain/Elevation Loss: 650/740 metres, Distance: 32.2 kilometres, easy
From the village centre of Ehrwald, take the paved road that soon merges onto gravel and weaves through old-growth larch forest and past Weissensee Lake. A short section heads up, steeply, delivering you to the historic Roman Road “Via Claudia Augusta” and ending somewhat above Fernpass at an elevation of 1,270 metres. The payoff for the steep climb is a great downhill on a broad gravel trail and singletrack. Passing Fernstein Castle, the route continues through relatively flat and undulating terrain and takes you past Nassereith to Imst, trailhead and destination end of this amazing trip.