Mountain biking in the Pitztal Valley, © TVB Pitztal
Mountain biking in the Pitztal Valley, © TVB Pitztal

Mountain Bike Ride
Pitztal Bike Route

The Pitztal Bike Route leads along a mix of tarmac and gravel paths from the town of Imst through the entire Pitztal Valley all the way to the glacier-topped mountains at the end. As they pass through Arzl, Wenns and St. Leonhard, riders can enjoy views of some of Austria's highest mountains and most beautiful landscapes. As well as rushing waterfalls and quaint hamlets, there are a number of Kneipp water therapy stations along the way where bikers can reinvigorate tired arms and legs by dipping them in cold water. Don't miss out on the chance to check out the Sculpture Trail in Madarfen. Food and drink is served in a number of huts and restaurants along the way.

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Starting point

Innbrücke bridge, railway station Imst-Pitztal

Finishing point

Innbrücke bridge, railway station Imst-Pitztal

Mountain chain

Ötztal Alps

Length

40.8 km

Riding time

4h

Features

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

Difficulty rating

medium

Altitude

1,740m 715m

Elevation uphill 1,434m
Vertical metres downhill 417m

Fitness level

Technique

Best time of year

Jan
Feb
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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

Car park at Imst-Pitztal railway station (pay-and-display)

 

Places serving food & drink

  • Various locations in Imst, Pitztal, Wenns, Jerzens and St. Leonhard im Pitztal

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Trail description

The ride begins at the bridge over the Inn river at the Imst-Pitztal train station and initially follows route 614 uphill to Arzl im Pitztal. Continue along the asphalt village road, later on side roads, to Wenns. There the route continues through fields and a little steeper uphill past the hamlet of Greith. At the following hamlet of Langegerte, shortly after crossing the Pillerbach stream, turn left at the crossroads and follow route 614 over a ridge towards Jerzens. From Kienberg near Jerzens the route runs parallel to the Pitze river and the Pitztaler Straße and continues into the Pitztal Valley. The route runs slightly uphill first to Zaunhof, then to St. Leonhard and finally via Stillebach and Plangeross to Mandarfen im Pitztal. Shortly afterwards, the ride's destination is reached in Mittelberg at the foot of the glacier.

Use the bus route 4204 from the stop "Mittelberg Gletscherbahn", "Mittelberg Gh. Gletscherblick "or "Mittelberg Wendestelle" to return to the starting point.

Tip! An easier option is to take the bus into the valley and then ride from Mittelberg back to the railway station Imst-Pitztal. In fact, the Pitztal Bike Trail can be started at any of the villages along the route. There are a few steep and technically challenging sections, but these can all be avoided by switching to the main road into the valley.

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