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.
A short lap, but it has in itself, because you collect a lot of meters on 20 kilometers. But you will be rewarded with wonderful views of the Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck and the holiday village of Rum and you are spoiled for choice in which of the cozy huts along the route you take a pleasurable break.You start on the small forest in the Mühlauer forest and collect on the way to Hungerburg equal to the first altitude. Alternatively, you can travel the first few kilometers quite relaxed by Hungerburgbahn or the bus line J - but at least from now on, it goes on by Wadenpower on.Although sometimes a bit steep, but otherwise easy to drive forest roads and trails now begins your alpine hut marathon. The first potential stop for enjoyment is the Umbrüggler Alm. But do not worry, if it's still too early for a break, just keep going. Followed by the Arzler Alm, the Rumer Alm and the Rechenhof three more restaurants.And even if you prefer to enjoy your own food, you are guaranteed to find the perfect place: with a breathtaking view of Innsbruck, the snack brought along tastes even better! And for dessert there is a long descent back to Innsbruck for you.
Ellbögen is a cozy holiday village, which relies on gentle tourism and because of its beautiful location is a good base camp for your bike tours. But also from Innsbruck it is worthwhile to come here and drive this scenic tour through the quiet and picturesque Viggarrtal up to the Meissner Haus.You start at the Zirbenhof on the Oberstraße in Ellbögen, where you can park your car in the parking lot. If you prefer to come by bus, you can take the 4141 line from Innsbruck, which will take you from the central station to the Ellbögen Gattinger stop, for example. From here it is not far to the start of this tour.From Ellbögen you can win fast over two serpentines. Then it's a bit more gentle, but steady uphill when you cycle through the woods to the idyllic Meissner Haus on the northern slope of the Mühltaler Berg in Viggartal. Here you can strengthen yourself in a cozy atmosphere. If you like, you can walk from here. Beautiful walks to the Patscherkofel, the Glungezer Hütte, the Morgenkogel or the Kreuzspitze start at the Meissner Haus. This is how you make this short tour a great bike and hike experience. If you want to keep it short and compact, you can of course immediately go on the long descent back to Ellbögen. Whichever option you decide on, the return trip is definitely the culmination of this tour.
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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.The start of our round is located directly at the parking lot of the Grünberg ski lift, where you can park your car. If you prefer to travel by bus, you can take the line 4176 from Innsbruck to Obsteig Mooswaldsiedlung.
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
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.
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.Not enough? No problem. With the Arzler Alm Trail, we have packed a cult route into this tour. Tonight it's not the calves that glow, but the muscles in your arms!As a reward, you will end up rolling casually into the center of 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 take the Nordkettenbahn from the city center to the Seegrube valley station.
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.
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.
A mountain bike tour to the 2,238-meter-high summit of the Patscherkofel is indeed a sporting challenge, but an experience for all touring fans who want to go high. Adequate condition is required for the driveway to the Olympic mountain of 1964 and 1976, but for the sweaty effort you will be rewarded with a phenomenal 360-degree panorama over 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 around 1,700 vertical meters is considered one of the great challenges starting in Innsbruck-Stadt.