Riding the Dias Trail, © TVB Paznaun-Ischgl
Riding the Dias Trail, © TVB Paznaun-Ischgl

Singletrack
Dias Trail

Located just a few kilometres from the well-known winter resort of Ischgl, the village of Kappl opened its first mountain bike trail in summer 2018: the Dias Trail. This 100% natural singletrack trail is perfect for riders who like plenty of flow and lots of natural obstacles. It starts at the Sunny Mountain adventure park and leads over two kilometres down through forests and meadows to the hamlet of Egg, 400 vertical metres further down the mountain. The trail is rated intermediate and therefore offers plenty for both beginners and advanced riders.

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Starting point

Diasalpe-Wolfgangwald

Finishing point

Kappl-Egg

Mountain chain

Verwall Mountains

Length

2.2 km

Riding time

0 h 20 min

Features

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

Difficulty rating

Singletrack intermediate

Altitude

1,812m 1,416m

Vertical metres downhill 396m

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.

Trail description

Leaving from the top station of the Diasbahn cable car, riders follow the signs past the Sunny Mountain restaurant and up a short ascent (ride or push your bike) to the fish pond at the Sunny Mountain adventure area. The trail itself starts on the side of the valley facing the lake, at 1,812 metres above sea level, and is marked with a wooden sign.

Cyclists who don't fancy riding uphill have the option of turning left at the top station of the cable car (behind the conveyor belt ski lift) onto the road and joining the trail a little further down, next to the large garage (keep your eyes out for signs indicating "Kappl – Egg"). On the other hand, those who enjoy riding uphill and don't fancy using the cable car can ride all the way up to the start of the trail from the bottom of the mountian using mountain bike routes 738 (Diasalpe) and 739 (Seßladalpe).

The first section  of the trail is fast and flowy as riders cruise over smooth forest terrain with just a few root sections providing a little variation every now and then.

Riders who decide to join the trail a little further down should take the hiking trail heading in an easterly direction across the mountain until, after around 500 metres, it meets up with the Dias Trail. Ignore the smaller walking trail branching off to the left and follow the singletrack trail straight on until it merges with a larger forest road.

Cross over this forest road and continue along the trail, this time heading downhill and left. The forest soon becomes thinner and riders cross underneath the Diasbahn cable car. Don't forget to stop off here to admire the views of the Paznauntal Valley and the surrounding mountains. After passing a wooden hut, riders continue along a fence through open meadows and head down between three huts.

Here, as riders re-enter the forest, things get more technical. Roots, rocks and loose earth provide a challenge as the trail winds its way down through a series of tight switchback corners. A good chance to show your bike-handling skills!

A large, flat rock marks the end of this technical section, and the trail becomes easier and faster. The trees begin to thin out, before riders eventually exit the forest and fly down through a series of lush green meadows all the way to a larger forest road.

Follow this road for a short section heading east. After around 10 metres the trail begins again on the left-hand side. Be sure to keep your eyes open - the trail is slightly hidden away in a meadow and is not signposted. After passing a fence, the trail leads once again onto the larger forest road. From here, follow the winding road all the way down to Egg.

A long wooden fence which finishes in a sharp left-hand corner marks the end of the trail. From there all you need to do is take mountain bike route 742 (or one of the road through the village) into the centre of the village, where there is the option of taking the cable car back up and doing it all again.

Important! The Dias Trail is also used by hikers, so please be careful and considerate at all times when riding.

Tip! Holders of the Silvretta Card All Inclusive can use the Diasbahn cable car free of charge.

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