The advanced Samnaun Loop Tour is a fantastic ride that showcases the absolute best of Tirol’s westernmost region. With diverse stunning scenery, superb natural attractions and the Swiss border close by, Samnaun Region is a wonderful place for any person to explore – and what better way than by bicycle? It is fast becoming a paradise for mountainbikers with a range of natural tracks, from rolling and cruisy to challenging, technical and remote backcountry riding. Upper echelon mountain bikers find tremendous challenge on this amazing four-day ride.
- Circular route
- Route with e-bike charging station
Elevation uphill 4,400m
Vertical metres downhill 4,600m
Best time of year
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Day 1: Serfaus - Kappl
Elevation Gain/Elevation Loss: 1,100/1,500 metres, Distance: 48.6 kilometres, intermediate
Leave Serfaus and curve northward to Fiss. Continue riding in a northeastern direction on forest roads until you reach “Schöne Aussicht”. After five kilometres, the road drops down to Landeck through forest. In Landeck, climb up toward Hintergiggl. From there, a short singletrack trail brings you to an inn, from where another recently constructed singletrack weaves through dense forest. If you have made it up here, the rewards are many. It’s mellow cruising through awe-inspiring scenery past the villages of See and Wald to Kappl.
Day 2: Kappl - Heidelberger Hut
Elevation Gain/Elevation Loss: 1,200/200 metres, Distance: 22.9 kilometres, intermediate
From Kappl, which is situated at an elevation of 1,280 metres above level, you’ll head westward across Paznaun Valley toward Ischgl. In Ischgl the 10-kilometre-long climb across Fimbertal Valley starts, passing Pardatschersee Lake on its way to the Austria-Switzerland border. From there, it’s a mere 2.5-kilometre ride to the destination end of the day: Heidelberger Hut.
Day 3: Heidelberger Hut - Nauders
Elevation Gain/Elevation Loss: 1,100/2,000 metres, Distance: 36.3 kilometres, difficult
The section from Heidelberger Hut to Fimber Pass crosses rough terrain, which forces riders to haul their bikes by hand. The 2,600-metre mountain pass is a classic Alpine crossing. For those who work hard to get to this high mountain setting, expect one of the most dramatic backdrops in the Alps as your reward. However, you must possess a tenacious spirit in order to reap this reward. The way is steep, rough, and a little bit tricky-but worth it—a thigh burner going up and one that calls for extra caution as you descend into the valley in a southeastern direction. Follow the broad forest trail to Praschan on Swiss territory, through areas bursting with flowered meadows and fluttering with animal activity. From Praschan, the route continues past Vna and winds down to the Engadine Valley Floor in Ramosch. From there, the route follows the main road and the Inn River upstream for about 8 kilometres to the village of Strada. From Martina, the route continues uphill across a talus field to Norbertshöhe and brings you back to Austria and to the day’s ride destination end, Nauders.
Day 4: Nauders - Serfaus
Elevation Gain/Elevation Loss: 950/900 metres, Distance: 33.3 kilometres, intermediate
The final day’s ride begins in the village center of Nauders. Retrace your steps from the previous day and ride to Norbertshöhe and down the pass road to Martina, entering Swiss territory once again. Continue riding to Altfinstermünz and descend past Fischeralm on your way to Pfunds. Follow the Inn River downstream for about ten kilometers. In Tösens, the ride resumes its final climb to Serfaus, destination end of this four-day trip.