Flow by name, flow by nature! This section of singletrack starts at the top of the Isskogelbahn cable car in Gerlos and leads via many banked corners and rollers through the forests of the Barmbach area towards the Rösslalm hut. Along the way there are several other more difficult trails branching off in the middle section such as Iss Natural and Iss Vertical. Iss Flow itself is ideal for beginners and advanced riders, with the latter being able to use the rollers and rocks along the 2.5km trail for jumps and tricks.
Gerlos, top of Isskogelbahn cable car
Gerlos, bottom of Isskogelbahn cable car
- Circular route
- Route with e-bike charging station
Vertical metres downhill 310m
Best time of year
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Bottom of Isskogelbahn cable car in Gerlos
Next to the top of the Isskogelbahn cable car at 1,900 metres above sea level there is a large information board with an overview of all the trails. A sign points the way to the start of the trails. From the top of the cable car riders turn left and, after a short uphill section, will soon enjoy excellent views of the valley and see the start of the trail slightly below the cable car station. The first section is the same for all the trails and starts with a small wooden bridge. After crossing under the Isskogelbahn cable car the route continues gently towards Barmbach.
As hikers and fellow bikers look down from the gondola above, the trail becomes more challenging with several switchback corners. At the end of this first section there are a number of Northshore elements. It is here that the first variation, the Iss Tough Trail, branches off to the right along the forest road.
The Iss Flow Trail itself continues to the left along switchback corners leading down the ski piste. As the forest road approaches, riders can increase their speed and get into the flow once again before re-entering the forest.
After the first right-hand corner there is the option of two shorter and more difficult variations: Iss Natural and Iss Vertical. As the name suggests, Iss Natural is a predominantly natural trail with plenty of obstacles distributed along the route by Mother Nature. Iss Vertical is steep, technical and a real challenge. Those who prefer to stay on the Iss Flow trail continue straight ahead over rollers, banked corners, natural obstacles and wooden bridges. After crossing a hiking trail, the route leads along the mountainside and back to a section underneath the Isskogelbahn cable car. Here, the Iss Tough variation joins back up with the Iss Flow trail and the two continue down towards the Rösslalm hut. From the hut, the Iss Shore Trail then takes riders down to the bottom.
At the end of the Iss Shore Trail riders must complete a short section along the road to get back to the cable car station, where there is a free bikewash. All in all the Iss Flow and Iss Shore Trail offer 6km of excellent singletrack riding.
Places serving food and drink: The large terrace of the Arena Center Restaurant has plenty of deckchairs and is a great place to stop off.