Mountain bikers and cyclists are greeted in Grosarltal by 16 marked MTB trails, ranging in difficulty and with elevation gains between 300 and 1,000 vertical meters depending on the tour. In total, Grossarltal offers over 140 km of posted, clearly marked mountain-bike trails, which adds up to some 13,000 vertical meters.
Grossarltal is a member of Mountain Bike-Holidays, clear evidence of our expertise when it comes to cycling and mountain biking. Every week we offer 12 guided tours with varying levels of difficulty:
- Monday: Mooslehenalm and Loosbühelalm (E-bike tour)
- Tuesday: Aigenalm-Paulhütte and Reitalm (E-bike tour)
- Wednesday: Bachalm and Aualm (E-bike tour)
- Thursday: Unterwandalm-Karseggalm and Saukaralm (E-bike tour)
- Friday: Harbachalm and Bichlalm
- Saturday: Hirschgrubenalm and Breitenebenalm (E-bike tour)
Please register by 5 p.m. of the day before through Grossarltal tourist office,
Tel.: +43 (0) 6414 / 281. Fee € 10.00/person.
New since summer 2015: Quality E-bike rentals in cooperation with KALOVEO. One thing we need to clarify in advance: An E-bike isn’t a motorbike! It’s a bicycle, and nothing happens (unfortunately) if you don’t pedal. E-bikes don’t substitute for the power produced by pedaling, but they do supplement it: by as much as 100%. That is also one reason you don’t need a driving license for an E-bike.
The bike, also known as a “Pedelec” (Pedal Electric Cycle), recognizes when things get more strenuous, kicking in some extra help from the on-board battery. Which means, even cyclists who aren’t in amazing shape can easily tackle hills as well as extended tours. Older people, families and groups of different ability levels also appreciate the “magic” of electric bikes.
The battery used with E-bike models available in Grossarltal provides a range of 40 to 80 km and up to 900 vertical meters, independent of terrain or how much effort the biker contributes. Which makes tours to the valley head, and even to certain mountain huts, easier than you ever imagined. On longer tours, battery-exchange stations at Hotel Lammwirt (Ellmautal), Hotel Almrösl (Hüttschlag) and Gasthof Talwirt (valley head) provide you with fresh power whenever you need it, in the form of a new, fully charged battery. The E-bikes are rented out by Intersport Lackner, Schuh-Sport Kendlbacher Sport 2000 and diverse hotels in Grossarl.
All the equipment you need for your biking holiday in Grossarl can be bought or rented at the following sporting goods stores: