Wild brooks, dreamy lakes, enchanting views and cozy mountain huts - this is nature at its most indulgent. Here, in the mountains of St. Anton am Arlberg, there's no better way to experience it all than on an e-mountain bike.
Some say that once you have sat on an e-bike, you will never change again. If that's really the case, you can convince yourself of it at the second edition of the E-Bike Fest. After the successful premiere last year, St. Anton am Arlberg will once again be dedicated to "electric" high spirits on two wheels from 21 to 23 June. Here, you can again test your mettle on the man rides while learning all about the latest industry trends.
At the festival grounds at the ARLBERG-well.com event center, top manufacturers such as Haibike, Scott, Nox or Mondraker present the latest e-bikes, accessories and technical developments. Curious people of all ages can try the models in front of the Arlberg Alps on guided tours or for free on their own. So that you do not lose your way and miss any Highlights, we've put together 14 Tours for you in this Collection that take you to the most impressive places around St. Anton.
All information about the E-Bike Fest in St. Anton can be found at ebikefest.at/de.
This beautiful and, apart from the vertical meters, rather easy alpine tour with a beautiful view of the Hohen Riffler and St. Anton is around 16 kilometers long. With the e-bike you master the climb playfully and enjoy the breathtaking view and the long descent on the way back to St. Anton.It starts at Arlberg-Well.Com. You roll your way on the asphalt road of the old railway line to the Nassereinbahn in a relaxed manner. You drive through St. Jakob and Untergand until the ascent through the beautiful Gonda forest begins. Now it's going uphill for a while - quite demanding without an engine, but with e-bikes it is also a real pleasure. And it's worth it: A fantastic view awaits you upstairs. And you can rest and strengthen yourself according to all the rules of art by tasting the delicious, homemade cheese from the Putzenalm dairy or by indulging in another Tyrolean delicacy that is offered in the Almgasthof. The Putzenalm is open from late June to mid-September and spoils you with regional delicacies during this time.Tired and rested you look forward to the way back, which almost only goes downhill. Through the steep Schöngraben you come down to Nasserein and back to the old railway line, which takes you back to Arlberg-Well.Com.
Short and sweet: This tour through the Herrenwald on the Kapall is like a small mountain classification. You earn a whopping 750 meters in altitude on around eight kilometers - the e-bike ensures that enjoyment is still the focus. And it is truly great when you have reached the top and the great view of the Lechtal Alps, the Stanzer Valley and the opposite Verwall Group opens up in front of you. Maybe you bring a picnic with you, make yourself comfortable in the sun and just enjoy the breathtaking panorama for a while. Then it goes back and you can expect a sheer endless downhill to St. Anton.Tip: pack a light windbreaker so it will not get cold on the way back.
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This short tour takes you to the wonderfully lonely Maroital, where you can enjoy the splendid nature and fantastic views of the Verwall and the Albonaspitze to the lapping of the stream. It is a good bit uphill, but the slope is usually moderate and if you are on the e-bike, you have enough support anyway to fully enjoy the beautiful Tyrolean landscape.From the start of the tour at Arlberg-Well.Com, you first cycle for a while over asphalt roads and paths before the subsoil becomes loose and you turn onto a dirt road into the Maroital. You follow the small stream through its idyllic valley for a while until the forest opens up and offers a view of the beautiful landscape.Now you have the choice: you can go back the same way or take a small detour to the Verwallsee. It is definitely worth it and it only makes the tour a little bit longer. Shortly before St. Anton you meet again on the road that you have already used on the way there and on which you roll back to St. Anton.
Without the extra “E”, this tour would be a really big chunk: You will earn almost 1,100 meters in altitude up to the Darmstadt hut. With the e-bike, on the other hand, you have enough support to fully enjoy the beautiful alpine landscape with its breathtaking views. The idyllic Moosbach valley, the mighty Maumpitze in the background, a break at the picturesque cartel store and, as a highlight, a stop at the imposing refuge - this tour is an alpine adventure that you will not soon forget.In St. Anton you start at Arlberg-Well.Com and cycle comfortably out of town until the route snaps into the Moostal. Now the driveway to the hut begins, which is very steep, especially in the lower area. Thanks to the wide, easy-to-grip roads and e-bike, you can master it easily and soon you will be happy about the increasingly impressive view. If you get hungry or thirsty in the meantime, a stop at the cozy Rossfallalpe is worth about halfway up before you continue to the next stage goal. Already two kilometers away you can linger briefly at the cartel store with its turquoise blue water and enjoy the wonderful panorama.Not far and you reach the Darmstadt hut. Here you can park your bike and fortify yourself or take a short walk to the nearby climbing slopes of the Faselfadspitze, where it is worth watching the climbers climb the steep walls. Rested and filled with many beautiful impressions, you then make your way back. Now you enjoy the same route as on the way there, but now it goes downhill forever!
The Galzigtrail is still brand new: It was opened in 2018. It is the first pure downhill trail of St. Anton, on which you can enjoy as much as 770 vertical meters. And best of all: Following the descent, the Galzigbahn will bring you back to the start super fast and relaxed.From the mountain station of the Galzigbahn you start - the start of the trail is signposted, you can not miss it. The first part of the trail was built especially for bikers and will charm you with its beautiful route and the view over the mossy meadows and down on St. Anton a smile in the face.Further down you will drive back to the village via a shared trail. The name says it all: you share this path with other users, for example hikers. While you can accelerate well, please be more careful here, so that everyone can have fun on the mountain.
This short tour is perfect for getting in the mood for the beautiful mountains of St. Anton and for getting used to riding an e-bike. The highlight and turning point of the tour is the idyllic Verwallsee, which is ideal for a relaxing break.If you are looking for action, there are two hot tips nearby: In the "EldoRADo" bike area you can not only let off steam on your mountain bike, but also add another highlight to your electric experience on KTM e-motocrossers. If you prefer to go high, we can recommend the high ropes course. You can find more information here:stantonamarlberg.com/de/sommer/eldorado-bike-areal-verwall
stantonamarlberg.com/de/sommer/weiter-aktivitaeten/hochseilgartenThis tour starts at Arlberg-Well.Com and at the roundabout leads right up the old Arlbergstrasse to the federal highway. Then cross this to the Hotel Mooserkreuz and then left into the Verwall Valley. Follow the asphalt path past the Stiegeneck chapel. After the bridge of the Arlenbach comes a large meadow, where the first turn to the right on the gravel path should be taken over a slight climb to the Verwallsee and further to the Salzhütte. At the salt hut over the bridge and the paved road, it goes back to St. Anton.
This is a moderate, beautiful, as well as family friendly round trip along the Rosanna in Stanzertal between St. Anton and Flirsch. It does not pose any great challenges, but still gives you a nice insight into the world of the Tyrolean Alps.From "Tor zum Arlberg" we start. You follow the beautiful bike path along the Rosanna - procedures excluded. After passing a few small villages, you reach the turning point of the tour: Flirsch. Here you can take a little break and strengthen yourself. Or enjoy a little culture: the parish church or the Lourdes Chapel are well worth seeing. If you are looking for a sportive challenge, we can recommend the one small climbing unit in the Boulderhalle: climbers-paradise.com/climbing-hallen-st-anton-am-arlberg/location/boulderhalle-flirsch
You want the full load of alpine experience, just without the hour-long driveway? How about this plan: Grab your "St. Anton Sommerkarte "and roll casually to the valley station of the Rendlbahn. With the card, you can use the mountain railways around St. Anton for a day free of charge and with the trip up to the Rendlbahn mountain station at an altitude of around 2,020 meters, this coupon is well laid out.Up here you are in the midst of the breathtaking world of the Alps - a first view of the valley surrounded by the impressive mountains is worth a thousand words. From up here you have loads of options. This tour takes you on a relatively direct path back to the valley. If you like, you can enjoy the panorama a bit on the Tritschalpe or you can fortify yourself with delicious, home-made mountain cheese before the bike action continues.Through the picturesque Moosbachtal we return to St. Anton. You can fully enjoy every single altitude difference. You drive mainly on good drivable gravel roads and can fully concentrate on the great scenic impressions. Surely you like it so much that you want to go up again. No problem: your card is still valid the whole day!Here you can find all information about the St. Anton Summer Card:
This balanced alpine tour takes you from St. Anton to the foot of the Hohe Rifflers. Here you follow the beautiful bike path along the Rosanna, before it gets a bit steep. Without help, the driveway would be quite demanding. With the e-bike, you can master the good 600 meters but good. The higher you get, the better the view!At the top you soon reach the Ganatschalm. Here you will be rewarded with a magnificent view over the valley basin Landeck and the Parseiergruppe. And with the hospitality in the hut, which is really a nice destination. And the best is yet to come: the descent back to St. Anton! Six kilometers of pure downhill fun in the midst of the beautiful alpine world, it is hardly better.
This moderately difficult tour leads along the rushing Malfonbach through the wildly romantic Malfontal valley over a forest road up to the quaint Malfonalm, which is not only wonderfully located, but also delicious meals prepared for you. Pure enjoyment at around 1,700 meters altitude. However, this must be worked out in advance. However, the path is mostly easy to ride and with the e-bike you can easily reach the cozy hut.The tour into the Malfontal valley is particularly interesting if you combine the E-MTB tour with a climb to the Edmund-Graf hut. Fancy some bike & hike? Then park your mountain bike at the hut and hang up a hike. Just follow the forest trail to the back Malfonalm, from where the trail leads up to the Edmund-Graf hut. On foot the way to the hut takes about 1.5 hours. Once at the top there are delicious food and a magnificent view - after all, the hut is located at 2,375 meters altitude.
This moderately difficult tour takes you up to the Konstanzer Hütte at 1,688 meters above sea level, where you will not only be rewarded with excellent views from the idyllic sun terrace, but you will also be able to stop off in comfort and regain your strength. From up here you have a clear view of the breathtaking alpine panorama with its striking three-thousand meter peak, the Patteriol.The route up to the hut is relatively long uphill, but the forest roads are easy to navigate, so that even technically inexperienced drivers can easily reach the top and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the picturesque Verwalls throughout. At the top of the hut, there is not only delicious food and great views: If you are traveling by e-bike, you can reload here, so that your bike is ready for the onward journey.It follows the beautiful descent - so to enjoy. At Verwallsee you almost made it. If you like: The lake is perfect for relaxing the day here. Next door is the Rasthaus Verwall - if you are still hungry, here you will be served properly.
At the foot of the highest peaks of the Lechtal Alps (Dawinspitze, Parseier), this tour shows itself in the spring during the Almwiesenblüte, but especially on the last warm autumn days from its most magnificent side. The tour provides fantastic views of the Venet region and lets you look into the Stanzer Valley and Paznaun.The ice-armored Hohe Riffler towers over all this impressively. The gravel roads are quite passable and handy. There are also plenty of nice places to rest: different cabins along the route and at the end the beautiful bike path along the Rosanna - here you will definitely find a nice place to rest.
It goes high: This tour takes you to more than 2,000 meters altitude with everything that goes with it. So it starts with a quite demanding climb - 700 meters altitude at a stretch, then the calves and the engine of your e-bike have warmed up.As befits a trip to the pasture, the hearty hut stop may not be missing. The Rendl Alm is a prime example of Tyrolean hut culture. Warm hosts receive you here with proper food. In addition, a view, as they could not be more beautiful. Both on the breathtaking alpine landscape as well as on the further course of the tour: The runs for a while at around 2,000 meters and offers you an unforgettable insight into the mountains of the Verwall.By the way: If you prefer the driveway a bit less steep, the round is just the other way round. Through the beautiful Moosbachtal the increase is much more moderate. If you want to go fast, the Rendlbahn is another alternative. Thanks to the St. Anton summer card you can use the train for free: sommerkarte.at/de/aktivitaeten/e-biken.html
The tour to the Heilbronner Hütte is not a cozy afternoon tour for the family. Such an undertaking ends at the Konstanzer Hütte at the latest. After that, not only the physical requirements increase, but also the driving requirements. The Verwall trail from the Schönverwallalm up to the Heilbronner Hütte requires the best standing qualities both in the ascent and in the downhill with difficulty S3.The start is at Arlberg-Well.Com and takes you right at the roundabout up the old Arlbergstrasse to the federal road. Then cross this to the Hotel Mooserkreuz and then left into the Verwall Valley. Follow the asphalt path past the Stiegeneck chapel. After the bridge of the Arlenbach comes a large meadow, where the first turn to the right on the gravel path should be taken over a slight climb to the Verwallsee and further to the Salzhütte. From this small wooden hut you continue to the Konstanzer hut, which is open from the end of June to the end of September and is ideal for a short break.Because after that, it's time to get down to business. From the bridge in front of the Konstanzer Hütte, the route now leads to the right through Schönverwall, past the Schönverwallalm. This is where the Verwall Trail begins, which has it all. Cross the Rosanna and be prepared that a piece of pushing is now the order of the day. But honestly: That is part of a real alpine tour, right? Go slowly and enjoy the great view, then even a sliding passage is a real win!The stage's destination is the Heilbronner Hütte. It is open during the summer and is hereby highly recommended for a long rest. Perhaps you even feel like an "overnight alpine adventure"? The hut offers plenty of rustic sleeping accommodations. The next day you are right in the middle of it and can start extensive mountain tours or start the beautiful, downhill return trip to St. Anton.