401 Zillertal High Alpine Road

One of the most beautiful panorama trails, which is suitable as well for mountainbikes as for racing cycles.
Start in Hippach near the Ziller Bridge taking Bike Route Nr. 401, the Zillertaler Höhenstrasse. The ascent begins immediately after passing the church. Ride steadily uphill over a series of winding curves, where there is little opportunity to catch your breath. Instead, you will pass several alpine guesthouses where cyclists are made very welcome. After a while, you will reach the hamlet of Perler, where paragliders are offered the first opportunity to take off. After passing a small chapel, the route carries on uphill. The only level section of this route occurs just before a tiny village called Mösl. There are now noticeably less houses and the road becomes increasingly narrow. Just after the tree line, you will reach a tollbooth. Stay on the road until Melchboden at 2,000 metres above sea level. If you follow the road, there are a number of places to stop for refreshments. Take the road down to Zell or Kaltenbach to get back down to the valley. The cycle trail also takes you back through the villages to Hippach.
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Altitude 1610m
Highest Point 2010m
Track length 33.9km
Starting point Train station Hippach
Endpoint Bahnhof Hippach


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Weather forecast


Light rain in the early morning, but most of the day will be dry.

min: 2 °C / max: 10 °C


The day will be dry, but mostly cloudy with occasional sunny spells.

min: 3 °C / max: 10 °C


Snow mixed with rain will turn into rain, a chance of sunshine in between.

min: 5 °C / max: 6 °C


Rain and snow showers at daybreak, then mostly dry with occasional sunshine.

min: 4 °C / max: 5 °C