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Ötzi Transalp – bikepacking in the Stubai and Ötztal Alps

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Ötzi Transalp – bikepacking in the Stubai and Ötztal Alps

Mountain Biking Collection by Markus



20:21 h

103 mi

23,950 ft

Transalp Tours in the Alps are a highlight of the mountain bike season. Long climbs, alpine trails and rustic huts are the ingredients of an unforgettable Transalp experience. But you can’t just click your fingers and ride a Transalp – it requires meticulous preparation so that your dream Tour doesn’t turn into a nightmare.

The description above sums up the Transalp in this Collection too. Together with the AV Akademie, we created a Transalp Update course. It covers topics such as decision-making and group dynamics, as well as riding technique and safety on alpine trails. In June, we, four participants and one instructor, set off on a four-day loop through the Stubai and Ötztal Alps to deepen our knowledge of planning and riding multi-day adventures.

The Tour is perfect for learning the skills needed to lead groups on challenging trails and make sensible decisions. Above all, it’s a great adventure in the unforgettably beautiful mountains of the Alps. You can read a report from one of the riders here: flatsucks.at/update-transalp-unterwegs-mit-der-av-akademie.

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Ötzi Transalp: Bikepacking in den Stubaier und Ötztaler Alpen

103 mi

24,750 ft

24,750 ft

Last updated: November 29, 2022

Tours & Highlights

  • Day 1: steep up to Schneeberghaus – Ötzi Transalp

    14.8 mi
    3.8 mph
    5,500 ft
    900 ft

    The tour starts comfortably along the river into the Ridnaun valley. At the end of the valley there is an old, closed mine. From here it goes steeply uphill to the Moarerberg Alm. I can highly recommend a stop, because after that it gets exhausting: a stretch of carrying awaits you!


    Once at the top, the

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  • 05:10
    29.1 mi
    5.6 mph
    5,675 ft
    5,225 ft

    Day 2 starts with a really cool descent. It goes along the slope on casual single trails - first over stones and later over roots to the Timmelsjochstraße. A few short steep climbs have to be overcome, but all in all very easy to ride for trail bikers.


    The road uphill is pleasant to pedal. The subsequent

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  • 04:15
    20.3 mi
    4.8 mph
    5,250 ft
    6,625 ft

    Day 3 starts with a demanding uphill, at least if you have ambitious goals. It's comfortable for pushing, there's only a short passage where you'll probably have to carry your bike.


    The trail from the Martin Busch Hütte is divided into two. The first part is steep, difficult and exposed. If you feel very

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  • 07:04
    39.3 mi
    5.6 mph
    7,500 ft
    11,125 ft

    The last and longest day of the tour. The ascent to the Eisjöchl has it all. You can ride almost anything - the question is how smart is it because you still need the grains for the rest of the day. But it's not difficult to take it easy here: the entire Eisjöchl is a scenic highlight, and the trail

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Distance
    103 mi
  • Duration
    20:21 h
  • Elevation
    23,950 ft

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