© Tirol Werbung / Ehn Wolfgang
© Tirol Werbung / Ehn Wolfgang

Tour to the Padasterjochhaus

The 7.7 kilometres long tour to the rustic Padasterjochhaus (2,232 metres) at the Padasterjoch in the Gschnitztal Valley is rated as difficult but particularly rewarding. The beautifully situated alpine lodges and views from them reward you for your efforts in reaching this point at 1,200 metres above sea level. Ambitious mountain bikers reach this point in around 2.5 hours and enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding mountains along the way.

  • This tour to the Padasterjochhaus alpine lodge is without doubt quite a sporting achievement that deserves recognition. The relatively long tour and the steep climbs involved combine to provide you with a truly wonderful mountain bike tour.
  • Enjoy the delights of the ride along the in-bloom mountain meadows and, with a little luck, observe the reclusive marmots up close in their habitat.
  • The fantastic southerly panorama views of the Zillertal Valley Alps, Stubaital Valley Alps to the Dolomites is a well-deserved reward for your efforts.
  • This tour is also ideal for a bike tour and bike & hike tour with a summit climb to the Kirchdachspitze (2,840 metres) or the Hammerspitze (2,634 metres). The Padasterjochhaus is an ideal place to base yourself during the course of multiple days of touring.

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Starting point

Trins (parking area behind the church)

Finishing point

Padasterjochhaus (2,232 metres above sea level)

Mountain chain

Stubai Alps

Length

15 km

Riding time

2 h 30 min

Features

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

Difficulty rating

medium

Altitude

2,230m 1,280m

Elevation uphill 950m
Vertical metres downhill 950m

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.

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Trail description

The tour to the Padasterjochhaus alpine lodge starts behind the parish church in Trins (1,220 metres) and leads you via a short climb to the car park at the Padasterjochhaus/Blaserhütte alpine lodge. From here, follow a forest trail to the Padasterjochhaus. You will encounter reasonably steep sections here and there on the route, but nothing excessive. Otherwise, you can expect a couple of sharp bends and overall a leisurely ascent that ends at the alpine lodge 2,232 metres above sea level.

You will also pass a traditional alpine pasture in the Navistal Valley along the way.

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