East Tyrol truly is a paradise for bikers. Mountain bike fanatics experience countless moments of joy – with or without an engine – in the picturesque natural scenery between craggy mountain peaks, lush alps, and along the unspoilt river Isel.
More than 600 kilometres of designated mountain biking and cycling routes plus countless single trail options will make bikers’ hearts skip a beat in East Tyrol. Both beginners and more experienced riders truly get their money’s worth. Explore great mountain bike tours along the rivers Isel or Drau directly from AlpenParks Montana Matrei, and optionally ride steeply uphill or downhill through the incomparable scenery between Grossvenediger and the Dolomites.
The first stage of the Drau cycle path connects East Tyrol with South Tyrol, Lienz with Innichen, and the Grossglockner with the Tre Cime. Beyond roads but on a continuously asphalted route, pleasure bikers have many beautiful options to stop and enjoy the nature along the way. The path slopes downwards from Innichen to Lienz, and is thus also well-suited for families with children. Start either in Toblach/Innichen or Lienz – depending on which direction you’d like to ride.
Length: 48.5 kilometres
Special: arrival and return journey by train possible
Through the forest on narrow paths, turn by turn, over roots and rocks, past branches and bushes – the bike parks of Grossglockner Resort and Lienz guarantee pure riding fun for all mountain bike adrenaline junkies on holiday – beginners and pros. The newly created Flow Family Trail at Bikepark Lienz is the ideal gateway to this action-packed type of mountain biking. The Gornerwald Trail at Bikepark Grossglockner Resort, on the other hand, is for absolute pros only. And the Trial Bike Park Ainet focuses on one special trend sport: overcome natural or artificially created obstacles on a trial bike. This trains, among other things, body control, balance, concentration and power. Warning, can become addictive!
With this multitude of tours – each one special in its own right – there’s certainly the right route for every mountain biker and e-biker. The Tourism Association of East Tyrol has prepared a well-arranged list of all routes including GPX data download, enabling you to get an overview of the routes even before your holiday.
Benefit from the in-house e-bike rental at AlpenParks Montana Matrei: explore remote valleys or breathtaking summits with our always perfectly maintained e-bikes. If, however, you’d like to get to new East Tyrol with a pro, we will gladly get you in touch with a trained mountain bike guide. Together, all the routes of the surrounding area are available to you – the perfect conditions for a carefree mountain bike holiday!