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Alpine adventure meets urban lifestyle — welcome to Innsbruck!

Mountain Biking Collection by
Innsbruck

The mountains are right on your doorstep, the terrain varies from gentle to Alpine, the infrastructure is ideal and the panoramas are magnificent - Innsbruck has everything you need for a successful time on your bike. Whether you would like to go for a relaxing ride, bike from hut to hut, conquer some demanding downhill runs or just find the perfect flow on a trail, it doesn't matter - Innsbruck has everything. And no matter where in the region you enjoy your ride, the city is never far away. This unique combination of Alpine adventure and urban lifestyle is what makes Innsbruck so special as a destination for you and your bike.

Enjoy a cappuccino in the old town and an hour later climb the legendary Nordkette Singletrail high above the rooftops. Enjoy a few action-packed descents in the bike park just outside the city limits, and be back in time for a nightcap. Innsbruck has long made an international name for itself as the epicenter of riders seeking to fight with gravity, especially since the "Home of Cranxwork" bike festival made Bikepark Innsbruck it's annual home. Once a year, this cult festival brings a 'who's who' of the bike scene to Innsbruck, a rendezvous which is something you have to marvel at as you try to follow the train of bikers as they conquer numerous routes around the park. With the right skills, you can tackle the Crankworx downhill track ("The Rough One") yourself or improve your riding technique on the pump track.

Enduro and cross country bikers also get their money's worth in Innsbruck. The region has the right ride for every taste and skill level - from a leisurely round of Alpine pastures to panoramic summit rides and enduring day tours. Whatever you choose, though, one thing's always for certain: You'll enjoy grandiose panoramic views and a unique Alpine-urban flair. Nowhere else in the world are mountains and cities as close as here. This special feature even makes it possible to start most rides directly in the city. From the city to the mountain - from the mountain to the city: a motto that perfectly represents Innsbruck.

In this Collection you will find exactly this. We introduce you to a colorful mix of rides, which range from enjoyable panoramic routes, crisp finishes, long summit tours and demanding downhill runs.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    01:58
    9.17 mi
    4.7 mph
    2,375 ft
    2,450 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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.One last sip of coffee in the Erlebnisrestaurant Muttereralm at the top of Bikepark Innsbruck and the tour calls for the grand finale and the flowy trail far and wide. Only last year he finished: "The Chainless One" is the name of the new trail in the Bike Park Innsbruck and he is a flowtrack, as it is in the book. It's designed so that everyone here will have fun. It does not matter if you roll it slowly or fly with highspeed to the valley. If you arrive at the bottom of the bike park, you will most likely want to go straight back up. And you know what? That's no problem: the Bikepark Innsbruck (bikepark-innsbruck.com) and the Muttereralmbahn make it possible.But save yourself some energy for later. Finally, Innsbruck calls and invites you to a casual evening in the beautiful old town of the Alpine capital.Tip: If you are more often in bike parks, you can save properly, because the Bike Park Innsbruck is also part of the Gravity Card since 2018: gravity-card.com
    Information about the Bike City Card: bikecity-innsbruck.com/bike-city-card.html

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  • Difficult
    00:38
    3.32 mi
    5.3 mph
    650 ft
    1,075 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    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.Tip:
    In the summer months there are barbecues on the Arzler Alm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with a large buffet. Here, young and old meet by bike or on foot.

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  • Difficult
    01:05
    8.28 mi
    7.7 mph
    775 ft
    5,075 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    Invest 630 meters in altitude, get almost 2000 out - that's a fair deal. And there are also two absolute Innsbruck cult trails, panoramic views from the trail to the city and a cozy end in the middle of the picturesque old town of Innsbruck. How to do that? The solution is called "Nordkettenbahn". With the relaxed you go up to the Seegrube and off you go.This tour promises many depth meters and hardly any altitude. The trails are technically very demanding. Not for nothing is the legendary Nordketten singletrack as one of the longest, steepest and most demanding downhill tracks in Europe. Over a distance of 4.3 kilometers and 1020 vertical meters you experience an interplay of steep curves, rock jumps and root passages with skilfully integrated Northshores and Drops.Not enough? No problem. With the Arzler Alm Trail and the Hungerburg Trail we have packed two more cult routes into this tour. Tonight, it's not the calves that are glowing, but the muscles in your arms!As a reward, you roll casually in the middle of downtown Innsbruck. The beautiful old town offers just the right ambience for the perfect après-bike program.Tip:
    If you want to save energy at the beginning, you can drive from the city center with the Nordkettenbahn to the Seegrube valley station.

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  • Intermediate
    02:33
    13.6 mi
    5.4 mph
    2,725 ft
    2,850 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    On the Mutterer Drei-Almen-Runde the parent, Raitiser (not managed) and Kreither Alm are connected on a beautiful round trip with a magnificent view of Innsbruck. You start at the base station of the Muttereralmbahn directly at the Bikepark Innsbruck (bikepark-innsbruck.com). Technically easy on wide forest roads requires the steady increase to Muttereralm (1,608 meters) some conditional endurance. A relaxed panoramic trail takes you first to the Raitiser Alm (1,553 meters) and via the Kreither Alm (1,492 meters) back into the valley in the direction of Stockerhof (1,156 meters).Via the beautiful Telfer meadows, Kreith and Raitis you will get back to Mutters. The mountain pastures score with regional delicacies. Top is also the beautiful view of the Wipp and Stubai Valley and the Patscherkofel.Tip: The tour will be suitable for families if you use the Muttereralmbahn as a climbing aid. On the other hand, if you drive the tour in the other direction, you can also use the single trail as a downhill ride to Mutters - provided you have the necessary driving skills.

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  • Difficult
    03:43
    16.4 mi
    4.4 mph
    4,425 ft
    4,375 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    A mountain bike tour to the 2,238-meter-high summit of the Patscherkofel is indeed a sporting challenge, but an experience for all tour fans who want to go high. Sufficient condition is for the driveway on the Olympic mountain
    from 1964 and 1976, but for the sweaty effort you'll be rewarded with a phenomenal 360-degree panoramic view of the entire Inn Valley.
    Starting point is the former valley station of the Patscherkofelbahn in Igls. From there you drive to the junction Heiligwasser. Then partly steep uphill follow the signs Patscher Alm to the so-called Ochsenschlagboden. From the Patscher Alm on to the Hochmahdalm, the Patscherkofel refuge and gentle serpentines to the finish at the summit cross. Refreshments on the way are the Alpengasthof Heiligwasser, the Patscher Alm, the Schutzhaus Patscherkofel, the Kofel and the Patscherkofel Gipfelstube. From Innsbruck to Igls you can easily reach the start and finish of the tour with the tram line "6" or the "Peak to Peak" bus "J".Tip:
    The tour with its altitude of around 1,700 meters is considered one of the great challenges starting in Innsbruck City.

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  • Difficult
    02:57
    14.2 mi
    4.8 mph
    3,650 ft
    3,650 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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.

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  • Intermediate
    04:12
    32.5 mi
    7.7 mph
    2,900 ft
    2,900 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    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.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    97.4 mi
  • Duration
    17:05 h
  • Elevation
    17,450 ft

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