This stage brings you close to the Austria-Germany border and into the realm of Zugspitze Peak, Germany’s tallest mountain.
Ride Imster Bergbahnen Chair Lift atop Untermarkter Alpe. A short climb is followed by a downhill ride back down to the valley along gravel and paved roads. The climb atop Marienbergjoch Col into Außerfern Area with some steep pitches has a total vertical rise of 1,200 meters and will test your strength. Kicking off at 1,800 meters above sea level, the trail then snakes its way down to Ehrwald Basin and offers uninterrupted panoramic views of majestic Zugspitze Mountain in the northeast. In Lermoos, downhill freaks who have mastered Barbarasteig Trail on their way down from Marienbergjoch Col can tackle “Forest Thunder” on Grubigstein Mountain, a technical descent that will leave you grinning from ear to ear. Or, call it a day and enjoy the view of Zugspitze Mountain—it’s a stunner.
Tips & Details
Specific information about the Mountain Bike Safari stage, including GPS data, alternative singletrack options and tour descriptions with trailside eateries and services, is provided in the download area below.