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Cycling & Mountain Biking around Mayrhofen


Asphalt, gravel and forest paths beneath your tires, while the fresh alpine air tickles your nose and your eyes look up at 3,000-meter peaks which, still snow-capped, glisten against the horizon. Whether downhilling, trail-climbing, or keeping things nice and flat: Zillertal promises exciting experiences for cyclists and mountain bikers alike!

The Big Penken Tour

Would you like to spend a whole day exploring the open countryside, conquering the mountains and exploring the valleys? If so, the Big Penken Tour is one of the best options available to you as a cyclist or mountain biker. The route begins in Mayrhofen, leading via Finkenberg and Astegg up to the 2,094 meters-high Penken. During your tour you will ride the famous “Panoramaweg”, until gravel paths bring you to Horbergtal and Hippach, before finally returning to Mayrhofen. You should calculate on taking around 4 ½ hours for this 41-kilometer route.

Zillertal Bike Path

The Zillertal Bike Path promises a relaxed ride through the valley. It constantly follows the banks of the Ziller and runs from Mayrhofen to Zell, Kaltenbach, Uderns and Schlitters. Due to its lack of strenuous climbs, this bike path is highly suitable for families and can be combined with various other enjoyable activities in neighboring communities.

Tour to Almwirtschaft Alpenrose

This tour requires you to ride for about two hours, covering 20 kilometers and a gain of 800 meters: seemingly created just for beginners wanting to experience the mountain first-hand, yet preferring a route they can enjoy without any major challenges along the way. Departing Mayrhofen, you will ride to the village of Pignellen before continuing along the Ziller. When the route branches off to the right, the actual climb finally begins. You will generally be making your way along gravel lanes that are for the most part closed to motorized vehicles. Your destination, Almwirtschaft Alpenrose, awaits you with hearty hill-country specialties and glorious views that extend all the way back down to Mayrhofen.