Mountainbike Tours


in and round the Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday resort in Zillertal

Mayrhofen has long been a cult destination for the cycling scene. And that's not just because of the two single trails and 21 exciting MTB routes. Cyclists have been flocking to Mayrhofen for many years now to cycle the popular routes to the Schlegeis Reservoir or Pitscher Joch whilst crossing the Alps.

 

The legendary Trans Alp Challenge has already been staged here several times over and Mayrhofen was a stage in the Giro d`Italia for the first time ever in year 2009. 


Tour Recommendations

 

Alpenrose Route Nr. 472

Ride in a southerly direction from Mayrhofen train station until "Einfahrt Mitte" and follow signs for Brandberg. After passing through town the ascent begins and leads for a short section along the edge of a ravine...

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Brindlingalm Route Nr. 421

Start in Hippach near the Ziller Bridge taking Bike Route Nr. 401, the Zillertaler Höhenstraße. The ascent begins immediately after passing the church.

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Big Penken Tour

Starting from Mayrhofen, this tour leads through Astegg and up to the Penkenjoch. The route is identical to the Penkenbahn I-Route until the Lift Shuttle. After the Penken lift base station, ride up the High Street, over a bridge and follow the road until the junction with the Mayrhofen ring road again

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Kleinschwendberg Route Nr. 423

This short, but challenging route starts at the Horbergbahn lifts in Schwendau. The base station can be accessed using the Zillertalradweg cycle path. Then follow the Mühlbach Rive uphill and the real ascent begins after a few metres.

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Kolmhaus Route Nr. 459

From Mayrhofen train station, ride in a southerly direction to "Einfahrt Mitte" and follow signs for Brandberg. After an initial ascent, ride through the sub district of Pignellen and on to the new road to Brandberg.

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Laberg Route Nr. 458

From Mayrhofen train station, ride in a southerly direction to "Einfahrt Mitte" and follow signs for Brandberg. After an initial ascent, ride through the sub district of Pignellen and on to the new road to Brandberg.

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Mayrhofen-Ginzling-Innerböden-Oberböden

Starting from Mayrhofen, head towards Ginzling along the edge of the gorge. (Nr. 451). Once in the centre of Ginzling, head right for a few minutes along the road bordering the Zemmbach River until the turn-off for Innerböden (right).

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Penkenbahn I

After a 15 minute ride with the gondola, which easily has room for four or five bikers with bikes, the tour begins at the top station of the Penken Lifts. The well maintained Panorama Trail leads up over 300 metres in altitude to the Penkenjoch – past the paraglider launch site and Knorren via Ferrata.

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Penkenbahn lift II

The tour begins at the top station of the Penken lifts. The cable car will transport you and three other bikers comfortably in only a quarter of an hour from the lift base station in the centre of town to the starting point of this round tour.

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Penken panorama tour easy

The tour begins and ends at the top station of the Penken lifts. A relaxed and easy route with impressive alpine panorama. Passing the Bergrast and Pilzbar, the tour follows a wide, well maintained gravel road uphill.

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Penken panorama tour moderate

After a fifteen minute ride with the Penken lifts where you will find there is room for 3 other cyclist with their gear, the tour begins at the top station of the lifts. There is no sign in summer of the hectic happenings of winter.

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Pfitscherjoch Route Nr. 439

Starting in Mayrhofen, the tour leads directly in to the Zemmgrund Valley. As bikers leave Mayrhofen behind, they will quickly arrive at an impressive gorge. After a few spectacular sections, the route leads on to a well maintained road with avalanche galleries that leads to Ginzling.

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Ramsberg

Starting from Mayrhofen railway station, cycle initially away from the town, along the west bank of the Ziller River where you will pass the Burgschrofen Chapel. The cycle path leads along the edge of lush meadows to Hippach. You will pass the tennis and beach volleyball courts and then arrive at the Zillerbrücke Bridge.

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Round trip, Sidanalm-Rastkogelhütte Route Nr. 420

This starts in Hippach, close to the Zillerbrücke Bridge, where you should initally follow Bike Route Nr. 401, the Zillertaler Höhenstraße High Alpine Road. The road starts to rise uphill after you have passed the church.

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Stilluptal Route Nr. 470

This route also starts at Mayrhofen railway station. Cycle in a southerly direction until "Einfahrt Mitte" and follow signs for Route Nr. 470. After cycling through town, this route starts with a challenging uphill section. It is pretty steep until the toll booth – stay relaxed and in low gear.

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Wanglalm Route Nr: 422

One of the most scenic routes in Zillertal leads from Mayrhofen into the Tux Valley and then on to the Wanglalm. Follow the Mayrhofen ring road (B169) until the turn off for Ginzling and then follow Bike Route Nr. 422. Turn left and continue along the road in the direction of Ginzling.

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Zillergrund-Reservoir Zillergrund Route Nr. 473

Take the canyon road (Schluchtstraße) from Mayrhofen to Zillergrund. At the water basin, the route leads to the right past Gasthof Zillergrund. After a few metres you will go back to the other side of the valley and reach a toll booth. From hereon it is straight ahead into Zillergrund, passing a number of guest houses on the way.

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Zillertaler Höhenstraße Route Nr. 401

This route starts in Hippach, after the Ziller Bridge where you initially follow Bike Route Nr. 401, the Zillertaler Höhenstraße. The ascent begins immediately after passing the church.

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