This mountain bike ride leads up to the Rastkogelhütte
This mountain bike ride leads up to the Rastkogelhütte

Mountain Bike Ride
Rastkogelhütte

Mountain bike route 420 to the Rastkogelhütte (2,124 metres) above the village of Schwendau in the Zillertal Valley is short and steep. It starts next to the Zillertal High Mountain Road and leads on a gravel trail through lush alpine meadows up to this mountain hut run by the Austrian Alpine Club, where hearty local food is served. Fit riders with good bike-handling skills can continue up onto the Sidanjoch ridge, which offers fine views looking west.

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Starting point

Toll booth at Zillertal High Mountain Road, Hochschwendberg

Hike to

Rastkogelhütte (2,124 metres)

Finishing point

Toll booth at Zillertal High Mountain Road, Hochschwendberg

Mountain chain

Tux Alps

Length

8 km

Riding time

1 h 30 min

Features

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

Difficulty rating

difficult

Altitude

2,117m 1,702m

Elevation uphill 400m
Vertical metres downhill 400m

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.

Parking

Parking next to the "Sportalm" building

Places serving food and drink

Rastkogelhütte

Trail description

This mountain bike ride starts next to the Zillertal High Mountain Road in Hochschwendberg and leads up to the Rastkogelhütte. Take trail 420 to the Schafleitenalm hut and the on to the Sidanalm hut. From there, things get steeper as the route winds its way up to the Rastkogelhütte. Fit riders with good bike-handling skills can continue up onto the Sidanjoch ridge (2,127 metres). This ridge lies at almost exactly the same altitude as the hut, but the trail which leads up onto it is relatively narrow. Leaving the Rastkogelhütte, take the upper, left-hand trail (beware of hikers using the same trail) and head back to the starting point. The ride can also be completed in the opposite direction.

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Ihr Ziel: Rastkogelhütte (47.21816,11.80867)

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