Biking in the Kaunertal

Out and about on 2 wheels in the Kaunertal nature park and glacier region.

Whether by mountain bike, racing bike, or e-bike...

The Kaunertal region is definitely an insider tip for lovers of 2-wheel sports. From the Kaunertal over the Inn Valley to the Reschen Pass, cyclists can experience an almost endless variety of road cycling and mountain biking opportunities.

The highlight in the Kaunertal is certainly the scenic road to the Kaunertal Glacier.

Cycling to the top of the world

In the Kaunertal nature park and glacier region, you don't just stand on top of the world, you ride over it, too. Cyclists have so many options on the region's numerous well-developed and certified mountain bike trails. The same is true for road cyclists, who will love riding the Stilfserjoch, Gampenpass, the Kaunertal Glacier Road, and Timmelsjoch, some of the most beautiful paved roads and passes in the Alps.

The most challenging of the bunch is a ride up the Kaunertal Glacier Road at 2,750 m above sea level. At 26 km, with 29 hairpin bends, and covering 1,500 m change in altitude, the way up to the summit will do a number of your calves. But with Kaunertal Glacier as your destination, it justifies every drop of sweat. And e-bikes are also available...

Kaunertal Glacier Kaiser XXL Cycling Marathon

Every year in June, the road cycling elite meet in the Kaunertal for the Glacier Kaiser. The cyclists climb the 29 km Kaunertal Glacier Panoramic Road from Feichten. This brilliant road race has been going on for many years and has been developed into a top-class cycling event in recent years. Cyclists are asked to conquer 122 km and 4,000 m in altitude change, crossing 2 valleys and 17-20% slope. It's a real show of strength for the participants, but pure excitement for all viewers.

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© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Kaunertaler Gletscherkaiser-Sportograf

Mountain biking & road cycling

From the Kaunertal over the Inn Valley to the Reschen Pass, cyclists can experience an almost endless variety of road cycling and mountain biking opportunities. The highlight in the Kaunertal is certainly the panoramic road to the Kaunertal Glacier.

Here is a selectionof the beautiful mountain bike tours in the Kaunertal nature park and glacier region.

Further tour suggestions can be found at www.mountainbikers-paradise.om
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Wildbach Trail, Fendels

Downhill: the Wildbach Trail for cyclists bikers in the Kaunertal nature park and glacier region in the Tyrolean Oberland.  Since summer 2017, the Fendels holiday region in the Kaunertal has offered even more mountain bike challenges for everyone!

Downhill biking is becoming increasingly popular with athletic locals and holidaymakers. In addition to the cycling routes along the valley floor, we are constantly promoting the development of a wide range of downhill mountain bike routes that start with a ride up in a cable car. The new Wildbach Trail from Fendels to Ried is an initial highlight of this initiative. The singletrack leads over a 3.5km stretch that promises lots of fun and action.

A new hanging bridge as a highlight, starting right at the mountain station of theRied-Fendels cable car.Clever planning has meant the route is absolutely natural without any artificial elements. You'll want to hit the brakes to admire the trimmed forest and meadow between the shorter steep sections as well as the beautiful views down to Ried. The approx. 30 m hanging bridge crosses over the whitewater torrent that gives the trail its name is a good place to take a look down into the gorge below. An adrenalin rush without having to risk the whitewater is guaranteed. 

Easy start to the trail challenge

In order to make this sporty nature experience accessible to as wide a public as possible, the Wildbach Trail was built to meet the German single-track classification as a medium-difficult downhill. For equipment, a customary mountain bike or downhill bike with safety equipment such as knee pads and helmet is recommended. 

Info & route
© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Kurt Kirschner
© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Kurt Kirschner
Bike transport & fares for the Ried-Fendels gondola
  Adults Children Bike transport
Single €10.00 €7.00 €3.50
Day pass €21.00 €14.00 €7.00

 

E-bike

E-biking with tailwind

I can ride, too! E-Biking in alpine regions is twice as fun with half the effort. The Kaunertal has long since recognised the trend towards motorised cycling and has long been an official e-bike destination.

Steep routes once thought unconquerable are opened up and you have more time to enjoy the views. And if your companion isn't quite up to the challenge, an e-bike means no one needs to be left out of the fun. So instead of being out of breath and prematurely exhausted, everyone can instead celebrate having reached their goal in a healthy way. 

Excursions and suggestions for e-bike tours
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E-bike rental stations
Erlebnishotel Fendels Tel. +43 (0) 5472 2403
Intersport Pregenzer Prutz Tel. +43 (0) 5476 200 86 20
Hotel Post Prutz Tel. +43 (0) 5472 6217

 

Together we are more

The two sister regions Tyroler Oberland and Nauders on the Reschen Pass have lots of other MTB & cycling offerings, too. The border with Italy and Switzerland, for example, are just five km from Nauders and are just waiting for sporting cross-border challenges. A crossover of Tyrolean earthiness and southern flair, of the most impressive peaks of the Alps, and the Mediterranean climate. 

© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Kaunertal-Beatrix Haslwanter
© TVB Tiroler Oberland-Kaunertal
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