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Tourismusverband Großarltal

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Touring tips and mountain biking

bike tours for every taste

Discover the magical mountain world of Grossarltal, comfortably and almost effortlessly, with the help of an (e-) mountain bike. The mountain bike tours in Grossarltal lead you to friendly mountain huts and unique lookout points. And whenever you are not in the mood to head into the mountains, the valley bike path is ideal for relaxed outings.

Mountain biking in Grossarltal
Around 160 km of signposted mountain bike trails await you in Grossarltal. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced biker, there's something for everyone in the Valley of the Mountain Huts.

Mountain Bike or E-Mountain Bike

The trend for electric bikes is widespread, and the advantages of e-bikes are clear. They require less physical effort, making them suitable for young, old, and less experienced bikers wanting to reach their desired destination. With an e-mountain bike, even the climbs in Grossarltal are easy to handle, and longer tours can be completed almost effortlessly.

On the other hand, traditional mountain biking is a genuine joy. The knowledge that you've earned every single meter of altitude gain on your way up to that mountain hut through your own strength simply can’t be beat.

But there's no right or wrong; both types of mountain bike add to the versatility of the sport and guarantee fun for everyone.

Biking offer in Grossarltal

In the Valley of Mountain Huts, about 160 km of marked mountain bike trails await all bikers. The various bike tours in the valley are unparalleled in their uniqueness, and the mountain bike tours usually have elevation differences of 300 to 1,500 meters per tour, with varying difficulty levels.

Awaiting you are:

  • Easy bike tours
  • Challenging bike tours
  • Circular tours
  • Bike & Hike tours
  • Guided tours
  • Technique training
  • Valley bike path
  • Grossarltal-Dorfgastein bike link
  • Single tracks
  • Bike park
Easy bike tours

In Grossarltal, there are 23 marked mountain bike trails, each with different levels of difficulty. For laid-back bikers, the Valley of Mountain Huts has much to offer. A bike trip to the scenic Ötzlsee, a ride along the valley bike path, or a leisurely ascent to a mountain hut on your mountain bike or e-bike awaits you. These routes are well-suited for beginners.

Start your bike holiday on these routes:

Mountainbiken bei der Bichlalm
Challenging bike tours

Want to reach even greater heights? In that case, a climb to one of our higher mountain huts will be just for you. These tours require good basic fitness, as they involve approximately 1,000 - 1,500 vertical meters of uphill riding. But the effort is worth it – once at the hut, you will be greeted with homemade delicacies such as fresh butter, full-flavored cheeses, crispy-fresh farmhouse bread, and much more.

These tours are for more experienced bikers:

E-Biken am Forstweg
Circular tour

In Grossarltal, there is a circular tour leading from one mountain hut to the next, known as the Grossarler Almenrunde. This tour takes you past 5 rustic huts in total, each with its own charm. The Almenrunde promises lots of challenges and variety certain to appeal to all avid mountain bikers. It's a perfect opportunity for a full workout and to enjoy our wealth of mountain huts.

Find the tour description for this circular tour in Grossarltal here.

Gipfelkreuz am Schuhflicker
Bike & Hike tours

Combine a bike tour with a hike? Yes, that is also possible in the Valley of Mountain Huts. First, speed up your journey to the summit by biking up a forest road to the mountain hut. Then, start your hike to the top of one of our peaks in Grossarltal. After your scenic summit conquest, comfortably bike back down to the valley.

Bike & Hike Tours:

Talradweg (2)
Valley bike path

The valley bike path runs alongside the Grossarler Ache and stretches from Grossarl to Hüttschlag, then all the way to the valley head and the Ötzlsee. It's just right for a relaxing bike tour and getting to know Grossarltal at your leisure.

Find the exact route of the valley bike path here.

Geführte Bike Tour
Guided tours

Don't want to explore the mountain bike trails in Grossarltal alone? Then join the local bike guides on tours to mountain huts. In addition to guided e-bike tours, guided “e-bike & hike” tours are also offered.

A small selection of our summer offers:

Fahrtechniktraining (1)
Biking technique training

In summer, e-bike & hike tours are offered that also include technique coaching. Along with a local bike guide, head to a traditional mountain hut and receive tips for improving your technique along the way. Through a series of coordinated technique exercises, you'll have even more fun reaching your destination. After the ascent by e-bike, you hike to a summit together with the guide and on your return you take a break on the mountain hut.

More information about technique training and registration is available here.

Biker Panoramabahn Großarltal
Grossarltal-Dorfgastein bike link

Mountain bikers can actually ride from one valley to another thanks to the Grossarltal-Dorfgastein bike link. Ride the Grossarltal Panoramabahn to the mountain station, and from there, start your biking experience first to the Kreuzkogel, then down to Dorfgastein. The Fulseck Summit Lift will then bring you back up the mountain, before riding your bike down to the top station of the Panoramabahn. At that point, either return by lift or tackle the action-packed single track back to the valley.

Important: E-bikes are not allowed on the Panoramabahn lift in Grossarltal.

Biker am Singletrail
Single track

Experience pure adrenaline and fun on the single track in Grossarltal. Ride up with the lift, step out of the cabin, and dive into the all-out thrills of a trail with astonishing flow. A roughly 10 km long mountain bike single track awaits you with an elevation change of about 1,000 vertical meters!

Learn more about the single track here.

Bikepark Panorama
Bike oark

The Panorama bike park offers a trail park and dirt park on an area of 10,000 m². Here, you can improve your biking skills on various lines and have loads of fun in the process.

Find more information about the bike park in Grossarltal here.

Tour suggestions

Mountain biking in Grossarltal

Grossarl: Bachalm


Mountain Biking

13,28 km

02:00 h

636 hm

1535 m

Grossarltal - Dorfgastein bike link


Mountain Biking

10,38 km

02:00 h

724 hm

2027 m

Hüttschlag: Glettenalm


Mountain Biking

18,05 km

03:00 h

900 hm

1825 m

Grossarl: Heugathalm


Mountain Biking

7,04 km

01:20 h

375 hm

1235 m

Grossarl: Saukaralm


Mountain Biking

16,83 km

03:00 h

1013 hm

985 hm

1850 m

Grossarl: Maurachalm


Mountain Biking

18,10 km

02:45 h

783 hm

1620 m

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