Riding near Arzkasten, © TVB Innsbruck / Christian Vorhofer
Riding near Arzkasten, © TVB Innsbruck / Christian Vorhofer

Mountain Bike Ride
Mieming Mountains Bike Ride

This circular ride around the Mieming Mountains is perfect for e-bike riders and all those who like to take it easy. It leads through the Gurgltal Valley with its fine views of the Lechtal Alps before heading over the Mieming Plateau through Telfsto Leutasch and back via Ehrwald and Nassereith to Imst. Highlights along the way include mighty rock faces, thick pine forests and turquoise mountain lakes such as the Fernsteinsee and the Blindsee. The 100-kilometre route includes plenty of charging stations for e-bikes.

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Starting point

Imst

Finishing point

Imst

Mountain chain

Wetterstein Mountains

Mieming Mountains

Length

100 km

Duration

3 day(s)

Features

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

Difficulty rating

medium

Altitude

1,600m 630m

Elevation uphill 2,100m
Vertical metres downhill 2,100m

Fitness level

Technique

Best time of year

Jan
Feb
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May
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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.

Parking

Imst: parking at the Imster Bergbahnen cable cars (free), further parking near the parish church

Leutasch: Stupfer car park in the Gaistal Valley, 1.4 kilometres west of Klamm

Ehrwald: parking at the bottom of the Ehrwalder Almbahn cable car (free) and further parking options in the village

 

Places serving food & drink

Stage 1

  • Diverse Gasthöfe in Imst, Nassereith, Mieming, Telfs, Leutasch
  • Gasthof Gerhardhof, Wildermieming
  • MaMi's Restaurant, Bairbach
  • Landgasthof Ropferhof, Buchen
  • Muggenmoosalm, Leutasch (790-metre detour)

 

Stage 2

  • Gaistalalm
  • Tillfussalm
  • Berggasthof Alpenglühn
  • Ehrwalder Alm
  • Various locations in Ehrwald

 

Stage 3

  • Various locations in Biberwier, Nassereith and Imst
  • Raststation Fernsteinsee
  • Gasthof Seewald in Strad bei Tarrenz

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Trail description

Day 1: Imst - Leutasch
Uphill/downhill: 1,108/759 vertical metres, distance: 48.5 kilometres, highest point: 1,259 metres, difficulty: intermediate

From the Gasthof Hirschen inn in Imst, ride in an easterly direction. After 200 metres, before you reach the chapel, turn right onto the Biberweg road. Follow this uphill until you reach the small Gurglbach stream. Cross over the stream and head into the Gurgltal Valley on a wide gravel road, via Strad to the settlement of Dormitz near Nassereith. It is here that the first climb begins, up along a tarmac road via Roßbach onto the Holzleitensattel ridge. Ride around 1.7 kilometres to Roßbach fand then, just before you reach Obsteig, turn off at one of the corners onto a dirt track. This leads straight on and then uphill for a further 3.1 kilometres to Arzkasten. Immediately after passing the Gasthaus Arzkasten and before you get to the large car park, turn left and head gently uphill towards Obsteig. Ride past Mieming, Affenhausen and Wildermieming for  15 kilometres until you reach Telfs. It is there that the second climb of the day begins, up via Bairbach and Buchen to Klamm. The finishing point of this day's stage is at 1,170 metres above sea level.

 

Day 2: Leutasch - Ehrwald

Uphill/downhill: 457/629 metres, distance: 19.9 kilometres, highest point: 1,603 metres, difficulty: intermediate

From Klamm, ride along the banks of the Leutascher Ache river on a tarmac road (route 553) into the Gaistal Valley. After 2.6 kilometres, at the Salzbach car park, cross the stream and continue along a dirt track into the valley heading in a westerly direction. After a further 3.9 kilometres you will come to a fork in the trail. Take the right-hand fork to the Gaistalalm hut. The trail leads uphill past the Tillfussalm hut to the bottom of the Gaistalbahn cable car. Shortly afterwards you will reach the Igelsee lake. Ride along the eastern shore of the lake and, at the next crossing, head right onto route 813. The first section is uphill, followed by a downhill to the Ehrwalder Alm. Take route 813 further into the valley. The last section downhill is first on gravel, then (from the bottom of the Ehrwaldbahn cable car) on a tarmac road into the centre of Ehrwald.

 

Day 3: Ehrwald - Imst
Uphill/downhill: 532/704 metres, distance: 31.5 kilometres, highest point: 1,269 metres, difficulty: intermediate

From the centre of Ehrwald, the third and final stage of this circular ride starts on tarmac and then takes route 814 along a dirt track through forests heading in a south-westerly direction. After 4.9 kilometres, when you reach Biberwier, take the Fernpassstraße road to the Weissensee lake. Before you reach the lake, route 836 branches off lft and leads first uphill past the Blindsee lakealong the historic Via Claudia Augusta and then downhill to the Fernsteinsee lake. Ride past Fernstein Castle. The route then leads first parallel to and later along the Fernpassstraße to Nassereith. There, take the wide Karl-Mayr-Straße, which turns into the Ingenieur-Kastner-Straße. Ride past the building used by the fire brigade, and switch to a narrower road before crossing the Roßbach and taking the underpass underneath the Mieminger Straße road. Take the dirt track, including a short tarmac section, to Schottergrube and continue in a westerly direction through the Gurgltal Valley. The route leads past Strad near Tarrenz and the mining museum until, after a further 9.9 kilometres, there is a small bridge on the right over the Gurglbach stream. Take this bridge and follow the Biberweg uphill for the final 1.6 kilometres back to the starting point in Imst.

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