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Cycling in the Zillertal

Explore the world’s most active valley by bike

Our 1,200 kms of well-marked road bike and mountain bike trails, from relaxed tours to challenging routes for pros, will get any cyclist's pulse going. You’ll constantly be accompanied by awesome views of lush meadows, the soothing sound of cool streams, and imposingly high mountains whose peaks are above the tree line.

You’re allowed to take your bike on many of the Zillertal’s summer lifts, so you can skip a lot of troublesome climbing. Once you arrive at the summit station, you’ll find plenty of great tours for discovering the mountains. There are plenty of mountain restaurants and alms where cyclists can get their fill of delicious food, drinks, and hospitality.

Tip: Our guests can rent Citybikes and Movelo e-bikes (for a fee). 

You can find a detailed overview of all road bike and mountain bike tours on the biking map of the Zillertal.
 

Recommended bike tour

Zillertal Bike Path
The Zillertal Bike Path is an easy, family-friendly route with little elevation gain. It leads from Strass on the left bank of the Ziller River to Schlitters and further through the wide valley via Fügen and Uderns all the way to Kaltenbach. After the Zillertalbundesstraße underpass, the well-marked path essentially follows the Zillertalbahn railroad tracks to Mayrhofen. Tip: Take the Zillertalbahn on the way back! (You can take your bike on the train.)

Recommended mountain bike tours

Fügen – Brandegg – Kühstein – Goglhof
This route leads from the Festival Hall in Fügen through the town center and to the turnoff on the outskirts of Fügenberg. Turn left at the Kunstschmiede Kronthaler and head uphill. Follow the paved mountain road toward Gasthof Brandegg. Go past the restaurant and continue straight ahead to the Goglhof/Baumannwies turnoff. Then turn left toward Gasthof Goglhof. From Gasthof Goglhof, the route leads back to the starting point via the old Fügenbergstraße (a gravel road). This tour can also be cycled in the opposite direction, but that’s more difficult due to the steep gravel road leading to Gasthof Goglhof.

Fügen – Geolsalm/Gartalm
This route leads from the Festival Hall in Fügen via Pankrazbergstraße and Hochfügener Straße to the Hochfügen/Mittelstation turnoff. Turn right toward the Spieljochbahn Mittelstation (intermediate station). Continue straight toward the Spieljoch Bergstation (summit station). After the ski hut, the tour leads below the Spieljoch Summit Station toward the Geolsalm and Gartalm. Go back the same way you came until you reach the crossroads with the turnoff to the Spieljoch Summit Station. At the crossroads, go toward the Spieljochbahn Summit Station, and, after a short climb, descend down to the Arzjochkapelle and further onward to the Kaunzalm. The route takes you through the Öxltal back to Fügenberg. You get back to Fügen via the outskirts of Fügenberg past the Jausenstation Brandegg.

Zillertaler Höhenstraße
This is one of the most beautiful panorama roads and it’s suitable for mountain bikes and road bikes. You can begin the tour in Uderns, Ried, Kaltenbach, Aschau, Zell am Ziller, or Hippach. The route continues uphill with lots of hairpin turns. You’ll notice fewer and fewer houses and the paved road getting narrower and narrower as it leads up to 2,020 meters above sea level. After the strenuous climb, you’ll be rewarded with a fantastic panoramic view of the Zillertal and Tux Alps. You can stop to take a break or grab something to eat and drink at the snack bars and mountain restaurants. Tip: There’s a fantastic lookout at the Melchboden!