The view from Penkenjoch ridge, © TVB Mayrhofen
The view from Penkenjoch ridge, © TVB Mayrhofen
Mountainbike Safari - Stage 10, © Zillertal Arena
Mountainbike Safari - Stage 10, © Zillertal Arena
Spieljochbahn, © Joe Wörgötter
Spieljochbahn, © Joe Wörgötter

Mountain Bike Safari Stage 10: Mayrhofen - Pertisau

This awesome 70-kilometer long stage crosses Zillertal Valley on its way to Achensee Lake. Two lift and gondola rides add up to this awesome experience.

This ride offers access to lift-serviced gravity fed, adrenaline fuelled descending trails, stupendous views of the Zillertal Alps and into Stilluptal Valley from the top of Penkenjoch Col, chocolate box villages along the Zillertal Cycle Path and, finally, skirting the shores of Achensee Lake. The crowning glory is riding along the magnificent Achensee lakeside road from Maurach to Pertisau. Bounded by lofty peaks and much like a fiord, Achensee Lake continues to captivate even the most experienced traveller.

Tips & Details

Specific information about the Mountain Bike Safari stage, including GPS data, alternative singletrack options, details on gondola and chair lift tickets and tour descriptions with trailside eateries and services, is provided in the download area below.

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Starting point

Mayrhofen

Finishing point

Pertisau

Mountain chain

Tux Alps

Karwendel Mountains

Kitzbühel Alps

Length

74.2 km

Features

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

Difficulty rating

difficult

Altitude

2,080m 520m

Vertical metres uphill (incl. lift): 4,303m
Elevation uphill 1,230m
Vertical metres downhill 2,300m

Fitness level

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.

Trail description

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.

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