Starting Point: Penkenbahn Mayrhofen • +43.5285.62277 • www.mayrhofener-bergbahnen.com
The stage starts with a ride on the Penkenbahn Gondola to the top at 1,800 metres, from where riders pedal up to an elevation of 2,000 metres. The trail descends from Penkenjoch Ridge. Back down in the valley, follow the Zillertal Cycle Path as far as Zell am Ziller.
Lifts & Gondolas along the Stage: Rosenalmbahn Zell am Ziller • +43.5282.7165-0 • www.zillertalarena.com
The Rosenalmbahn Gondola whisks you up to its mid terminal at Wiesenalm. This is where the main route heads northward past mountain farms, Rohrberg and Diestelberg. This route involves a 500-metre hike-and-bike section along a walking path. Use caution here as the exposed area can be slippery in places. The final section to Stumm is an enjoyable downhill ride. Trail riders can opt for the technical descent of the Wiesenalm Trail (S2) that will leave you grinning as you drop to the village of Stumm over logs, roots, rocks and twisting turns. In this tiny and charming commune, which is well worth visiting, both routes merge again. From here, continue riding along the Zillertal Cycle Path to Strass. Having reached Inntal Valley, the route continues westward along the Inn Cycle Path to Fügen, where a short climb to the bottom station of the Spieljochbahn cable car awaits.
Lifts & Gondolas along the Stage: Spieljochbahn Fügen • +43.5288.62991 • www.spieljochbahn.at
The Spieljochbahn cable car transports riders and their bikes onto the mountain only until 15:00. Therefore it is a good idea to set off early in the morning in order to be sure of catching the gondola in plenty of time. Once at the top, riders descend past the Arzjochkapelle chapel on the shores of the reservoir and then past the nearby Kaunzalm hut. Shorty after passing this hut there is a short climb of 200 vertical metres before riders descent once again past the Koglmoosalm hut and the village of Gallzein to Buch in the Inn Valley. After a short section on the Inn Cycle Path riders turn off in Wiesing and start the final climb of the day to Maurach on the shores of Lake Achensee. Alternatively, riders can take a ride on the steam-powered Achenseebahn, Europe's oldest cog railway. The final few kilometres along the shores of the lake to Pertisau are the perfect way to loosen tired legs after a long day in the saddle.
Finishing Point: Pertisau
Important! The length of the ride and particularly the vertical metres are rounded and to be seen as approximate values. The data was collected with high quality GPS equipment and processed with professional software. However, deviations may arise due to environmental factors and technological differences.