Dream trails as far as your tires will take you — biking in Innsbruck!
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Two hearts are beating in your chest? The search for the most exciting trail, the perfect flow and at the same time the hustle and bustle of the big city? Then only one thing helps: Grab your bike and off to Innsbruck! Mountains right on your doorstep, terrain varying from gentle to alpine, ideal infrastructure and magnificent panoramas – Innsbruck has everything you need for a perfect biking adventure.
Whether you prefer a relaxing round or an epic ride over alpine pastures from hut to hut, Innsbruck has it all. Whether you want to let off steam on challenging downhill runs or find the perfect flow on a trail, you will find it in Innsbruck. And, wherever you take your bike in the region, the city is always only a few miles away. This unique combination of alpine adventure and urban lifestyle is what makes Innsbruck so special as a biking destination.
You can enjoy a coffee in the old town and conquer the legendary Nordkette Singletrail high above the rooftops of the city just an hour later. Action-packed descents in the Innsbruck Bikepark on the outskirts of the city are also easily within reach – Innsbruck has made an international name for itself. Once a year, the Bikepark Innsbruck is "Home of Crankworx" when the cult festival takes place and anyone who is anyone in the bike scene arrives to watch and learn from each other. Many of the festival's trails can be followed (in a slightly easier form). With the appropriate skills, you can tackle the 2018 Crankworx Downhill course "The Rough One" and the 2019 course "The Straight One" yourself or improve your riding technique on the pump track and the practice course.
Enduro and cross-country bikers will also find suitable routes here. The region is guaranteed to have the right trail for every type of rider and ability level – from a leisurely round of alpine pastures to a panoramic summit ride or a full day epic. You are guaranteed grandiose panoramas and a unique alpine urban flair: nowhere else in the world are the mountains and city as close as here. This makes it possible to start many mountain bike routes directly from the city. From the city to the mountain and from the mountain to the city: a motto that comes to life in Innsbruck.
In this Collection, you will find exactly this motto. We introduce you to a colorful mix of rides ranging from enjoyable panoramic routes and crisp after-work loops to long summit adventures and challenging descents.
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This short tour begins in the popular holiday and excursion area around Obsteig in the west of the Mieminger Plateau. It's perfect for mountain bike beginners who want to measure and reward their powers. This is something more than six kilometers long initially on asphalt, later on good mobile forest roads through the Mooswaldsiedlung high. Finally, you come to Arzkasten and from here up to the managed Lehnberghaus.Once at the top, you can take a long break and relax in peace and quiet. Then you have the choice: If you still have desire, power and time, you could extend your mountain tour on foot. The short walk to the viewing platform "Lacke" takes about 30 minutes, from where you can enjoy a wonderful view over the Mieminger Plateau. Whether with or without "hike" extension - the tour ends with a wonderfully long descent back to the starting point.
But this tour also really combines everything that Innsbruck and the mountains around have to offer and packs it into a casual two-hour tour that you can start right in town.So quickly a few stops by train (here is the "Bike City Card" a great offer) from Innsbruck City to "Mutterer / Kreith" and off you go with a small unit "mountain training" - this is finally in the Alps. But the just 500 vertical meters at a stretch are really just a warm-up, you can do that even if condition is not your middle name.What follows is a relaxed panoramic trip, which offers so good views of Innsbruck and the valley all the time, that you would like to take a break after another. No problem: two alps invite you to do so and deliver the right delicacies. Stop making a stop, but please do not complain if you do not end up with the two hours.
The Arzler Alm Trail is perfect if you do not have much time and still want to treat yourself to your full portion of bike fun and is very suitable as a Feierabendrunde.About 300 meters east of the Arzler Alm at the forest road intersection is the entrance to the Arzler Alm Trail (difficulty: S2, advanced bikers).The first section up to the avalanche dam is playful and flowig with some steep curves and jumps. For beginners, there are optional Chickenways here. The second section leads from the avalanche dam directly down to the city. Long, steep curves, tight hairpin bends, unclear hills, jumps, waves, small gorges and rocky areas offer flowing fun.After almost 400 meters of depth and three kilometers of track, the trail spits you straight into the new mountain bike route "Hungerburg - Mühlau". Beginners can drive around the trail on the road or take one of the Zwischenausstiege.
Invest 630 meters in altitude, get almost 2000 meters out - that's a fair deal. And there are also two absolute Innsbruck cult trails, panoramic views from the trail of the city and a cozy end in the middle of the picturesque old town of Innsbruck. How should that work? The solution is called "Nordkettenbahn". With it you drive very relaxed up to the Seegrube and off you go.This tour promises many depth meters and hardly any height meters. The trails are technically extremely demanding. It is not for nothing that the legendary Nordketten singletrack is one of the longest, steepest and most demanding downhill routes in Europe. On a route length of 4.3 kilometers and 1020 meters of altitude you will experience an interplay of steep curves, rock jumps and root passages with skilfully integrated north shores and drops.
This tour takes you through the beautiful Brunntal up to the New Magdeburger Hütte. Far away from the classic routes you can enjoy the untouched nature of the Alpenpark Karwendel.The driveway is quite long, at least 1110 meters in altitude it is necessary to overcome. Nevertheless, it offers great enjoyment potential. You could, for example, take a short detour into the Ehnbachklamm - the short hiking trail through the wild and romantic gorge is a real highlight. Further up the snack station Brunntal invites you for another break. Maybe you would like to combine your bike tour with a short hike the next day? The New Magdeburger Hütte offers not only accommodation, but is also a good starting point for the ascent of Solstein.You can enjoy the descent back to Zirl on the other side of the Brunntal.
The Tschirgantrunde is a technically less demanding, but distance very long round trip. The tour follows beautifully developed and well-paved cycling and driving paths and is relatively easy to cope with appropriate fitness. Start and finish is the parking lot of the forest swimming pool Barwies on the Mieminger plateau. The almost 52-kilometer tour always runs close to the long-drawn Tschirgant massif. Kneipp facilities, fitness trail and the Knappenwelt with mining museum lie along the way, numerous restaurants invite you to linger.Tip:
If you do not want to travel by car, you can easily take the regional train from Innsbruck to Silz. If you feel like having the right distance, you can also follow the Inn Cycle Path.