Riding near Ischgl, © TVB Paznaun-Ischgl
Riding near Ischgl, © TVB Paznaun-Ischgl
Riding near Ischgl, © TVB Paznaun-Ischgl
Riding near Ischgl, © TVB Paznaun-Ischgl
The Heidelberger Hütte in the Fimbatal Valley, © TVB Paznaun-Ischgl
The Heidelberger Hütte in the Fimbatal Valley, © TVB Paznaun-Ischgl

Four-Day Mountain Bike Ride
Samnaun Mountains Loop

Leaving from the village of Serfaus high above the Upper Inn Valley, this mountian bike ride leads into the idyllic Paznaun Valley and the equally beautiful Fimbertal Valley over the border into Switzerland. It is made up of four stages and gives riders the opportunity to visit several different mountain ranges. Part of the route leads along the historic Via Claudia Augusta, an ancient Roman road. With 7,224 vertical metres and 142 kilometres from start to finish, it is ideal for fit riders and e-bike enthusiasts. There are several places serving food and drink along the way as well as a number of charging points for e-bikes.

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Starting point

Serfaus

Finishing point

Serfaus

Mountain chain

Silvretta Alps

Sesvenna Alps

Ötztal Alps

Samnaun Mountains

Length

141.9 km

Duration

4 day(s)

Features

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

    Intersport Pregenzer Fiss, Seilbahnstraße 42, Fiss (rental shop)

    Boutique Apartment Sonnenhang, Eichholz 352a, Fließ

    Sport Camp Tirol, Mühlkanal 1, Landeck

    Sport Narr, Au 178, See (rental shop)

    Intersport Ladner, Dorf 112, Kappl (rental shop)

     

    Stage 2

    Intersport Bründl, Dorfstraße 64, Ischgl (rental shop)

    Mirabell Hotel Garni, Trisannaweg 12, Ischgl

    Ischgl Rent, Dorfstraße 52, Ischgl (rental shop)

    Heidelberger Hütte

     

    Stage 3

    Hotel Post, Nauders

     

    Stage 4

    Camping Via Claudiasee (Bike Energy charging station)

    Restaurant Madatschen

Difficulty rating

difficult

Altitude

2,600m 790m

Elevation uphill 7,224m
Vertical metres downhill 7,197m

Fitness level

Technique

Best time of year

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
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

Serfaus

Parking at the eastern end of the village (next to underground railway station)

Kappl

Parking at the bottom of the Diasbahn cable car, Kappl

Parking deck at Bäckerei Wechner (building number 300, free)

Nauders

Parking at the ice rink in Grudanatsch, Doktor-Tschiggfrey-Straße

Parking at the bottom of the Bergkastelbahn cable car

 

Places serving food & drink

Various locations in the villages along the route

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Trail description

Day 1: Serfaus - Kappl

Uphill/downhill: 1,418/1,589 vertical metres, distance: 49 kilometres, highest point: 1,533 metres, difficulty: difficult

Leaving from Serfaus, the first stage of this circular ride heads north along route 761 to Fiss. Take the Latschthayaweg road through the village and, at the point where the road crosses the Pahlweg, turn right onto route 732. This continues for around 1.7 kilometres along a dirt track to the Falterjöchl and then downhill through the forest, past the Sauerbrunn-Quelle water source and the Pension Obladis before heading past the Waldkapelle chapel, the Wodesee lake and the Apart-Pension Neuegg building. After 8.8 kilometres riders cross the Urgtal Valley and the route leads via Hochgallmigg near Fließ into the Inn Valley. In Urgen stay on the southern side of the Inn and follow the river first on an asphalt road and after 1.2 kilometres on a forest road to Landeck. There the road merges into the Herzog-Friedrich-Straße. Follow this road and turn left in the Perfuchs district towards Perfuchsberg. After 950 meters on route 791, change to the main road and ride about 4.2 kilometers and more than 280 metres of altitude difference uphill to Tobadill. This is followed by the ascent to Giggl, where a narrow forest trail begins. This leads downhill through woodland to Frödenegg. From there the last 12 kilometres are into the Paznaun Valley, past the village of See, to Kappl.

 

Day 2: Kappl – Heidelberger Hütte

Uphill/downhill: 1,929/893 vertical metres, distance: 22.9 kilometres, highest point: 2,270 metres, difficulty: difficult

In Kappl the second stage starts on route 738 and later on route 741 through the Paznaun Valley heading west. After 3.6 kilometres continue straight ahead on the forest path and cycle on parallel to the Trisanna river, past the Luis Diner restaurant. At the hamlet of Ebene the route returns to an asphalted road which continues for about 3 kilometres through fields and small hamlets to Ischgl. In Ischgl, take the Eggerweg road south and follow route 7074 south into the forest through the Fimbatal Valley. Follow the forest path up to the middle station of the Fimbabahn and Silvrettabahn cable cars. There, cross the Fimba stream on a small bridge and cycle straight on to the Schwarzwassersee lake and Pardatscher See lake. After a further 2.9 kilometres and 140 metres of altitude gain, the Berggasthof Bodenalpe inn appears. Then continue uphill past the Gampenbahn and the Gampenalpe. Shortly after the Gampen Alp the Zeblastrail begins. After five kilometres the Swiss border is crossed. From here it is 2.4 kilometres and 138 metres in altitude to the Heidelberger Hütte.

 

Day 3: Heidelberger Hütte – Nauders

Uphill/downhill: 2,034/2,954 vertical metres, distance: 36 kilometres, highest point: 2,615 metres, difficulty: difficult

From the Heidelberger Hütte, push the bike southeast to the Fimber pass at more than 2,600 metres above sea level. There then follows a challenging descent in a south-easterly direction into the valley. Cycle on the wide forest path through mountain meadows and along the Aua Chöglias stream towards Val Sinestra. Shortly afterwards you pass Vnà and continue downhill to the bottom of the Engadine valley. Shortly after the hamlet of Ramosch in Valsot, the route runs for about 5.7 kilometres, partly on the main road, partly parallel to the main road on a forest path to the village of Strada - always following the Inn river. About one kilometre northeast of Strada there is a bridge over the Inn. Cross the river here and change to route 7042. On a winding gravel road the route now climbs uphill through woodland and over the Austrian border. The circular hiking trail onto the Großer Mutzkopf mountain then leads through the Martawald forest, past the Mösle-Teich pond to Norbertshöhe. From there, the last two kilometres are slightly downhill on an asphalt road to the finish in the centre of Nauders.

 

Day 4: Nauders - Serfaus

Uphill/downhill: 1,826/1,762 vertical metres, distance: 33.9 kilometres, highest point: 1,443 metres, difficulty: intermediate

The final stage leads from the village centre in Nauders along an asphalt road back to Norbertshöhe . Then ride on the winding Martinsbrucker Pass road downhill over the Swiss border to Martina. When you reach the Inn river, turn right and cycle along the main road following the border and the river for 5.4 kilometres to Altfinstermünz and back to Austria. Shortly before Altfinstermünz turn right from the main road onto the old Roman road Via Claudia Augusta. Then continue on steadily sloping terrain through the hamlet of Schalkl and past the Fischeralm on the other side of the Inn river towards Pfunds. After 3.7 kilometres cross the Inn river on the Kajetansbrücke bridge and follow the path for seven kilometres to Pfunds and continue through fields to Mariastein. In front of the large building yard cross the Inn river again and follow the Oberinntalstraße road towards Tösens. Before you reach Tösens, after about 2.9 kilometres, in the hamlet of Tschupbach, route 763 leads left up the mountain, past the turn-off to Madatschen, and finally back to the starting point in Serfaus.

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