Bike Safari Stage 9, © Tirol Werbung/Gleirscher
Bike Safari Stage 9, © Tirol Werbung/Gleirscher
Bike Safari Stage 9, © Tirol Werbung/Gleirscher
Bike Safari Stage 9, © Tirol Werbung/Gleirscher

Mountain Bike Safari Stage 09: Tulfes – Mayrhofen

If you’re after lung-burning uphill climbs, this stage is for you. Climbing from Inntal Valley into Zillertal Valley across Geiseljoch Col, this is the longest ascent along the entire Tirol Mountain Bike Safari and will definitely test your strength.

The rewards for the efforts are many—from cycling across a remote mountain valley to a spectacular saddleback crossing and staggering views of Inntal Valley and Karwendel Mountain Range. The downhill cruise from Geiseljoch Col to the bottom of Tuxertal Valley rivals anything you’ve ever done. This is a dramatically beautiful way to experience the different life zones from high Alpine terrain to wide open Alpine pastures to Alpine foothills.

Tips & Details

Specific information about the Mountain Bike Safari stage, including GPS data, and tour descriptions with trailside eateries and services, is provided in the download area below.

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Finishing point


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Tux Alps


56.4 km


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

Difficulty rating




Elevation uphill 1,950m
Vertical metres downhill 2,220m

Fitness level

* 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: Tulfes

Leave Tulfes eastward on lightly trafficked back roads and ride down into Inntal Valley to Volders, where you follow the Inn Cycle Path. Having crossed the village of Kolsass, turn right towards Weerberg in Weer. The trailhead for the climb atop Geiseljoch Col welcomes you to the ascent with a nearly immediate upward jolt at the outset. From Mitterweerberg, the route continues on pavement with a more moderate grade, taking you to Gasthof Innerst at an elevation of 1,300 meters. After a short distance along a hiking path, the route follows a forest road and continues upward past Weidener Hut (Nafing Hut), which is situated at 1,800 meters. The hut provides the perfect rest stop for bikers. Once replete and replenished, your vertical adventure continues on gravel. Between breaths, take in newly emerging views of the picturesque lake down on the valley bottom. The final push to the saddle top is nearly vertical; a thigh burner going up and one that calls for a 100-meter hike-a-bike section. From Geiseljoch Col, follow the hiking path that soon merges onto a gravel road to Hobalm. A last short climb and then you can careen down on pavement to Vorderlanersbach in Tuxertal Valley, which is a truly rewarding non-technical ride. The journey continues downhill on a paved road that leads to Finkenberg. Taking in scenic Zemmtal Valley along the way, you will finally reach the village of Mayrhofen.

Finishing Point: Mayrhofen


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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