Mountain bike ride into the Malfontal Valley, © TVB St. Anton am Arlberg
Mountain bike ride into the Malfontal Valley, © TVB St. Anton am Arlberg

Mountain Bike Ride
Malfontal Valley

The Malfontal Valley is a quiet and secluded spot in the Verwall Mountains at the foot of the mighty Hoher Riffler mountain. This ride leaving from Pettneu am Arlberg winds its way up past the Hintere Malfonalm hut, now closed, and two shimmering mountain lakes. The ride is short and not too steep, but the many roots, water runnels and ruts require good bike-handling skills.

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Starting point

Pettneu am Arlberg

Hike to

Two mountain lakes in Malfontal Valley

Finishing point

Pettneu am Arlberg

Mountain chain

Verwall Mountains


12.5 km

Riding time

1 h 30 min


  • Circular route
  • Handicap-accessible
  • Route with e-bike charging station
  • Wellnesspark Arlberg, Pettneu am Arlberg 235 c

Difficulty rating



1,860m 1,190m

Elevation uphill 670m
Vertical metres downhill 670m

Fitness level


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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.


Car park at the entrance to the Malfontal Valley

Car park at the Wellnesspark Pettneu

Parking next to the church in Pettneu


Places serving food & drink

Vordere Malfonalm


Trail description

The ride begins in Pettneu, 300 metres east of the car park next to the Wellnesspark. Follow the Reschenwiese road along the Malfonbach stream in a southerly direction. From the car park at the start of the Malfontal Valley, follow the dirt road. After almost one kilometre of riding, route 701 climbs up around 100 vertical metres via a series of switchback corners and then crosses over the Fernerbach stream. The next section to the Vordere Malfonalm hut is flatter. After passing the hut, continue for around two kilometres into the valley, past the Hintere Malfonalm (closed) to the two mountain lakes. Return along the same way you came.

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Ihr Ziel: Malfontal Valley (47.14547,10.34251)

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