The breathtaking mountain world in Lienz where AdventureAustria is based offers many tour variants for every type of mountain biker. Over the whole of East Tyrol over 3 mountain areas await 300km of mountain bike routes. Due to the different mountain terrains, there are routes suitable for everyone. From the mountain massifs of the Grossvenediger and Grossglockner in the north to the picturesque ways in the south, you’ll be sure to find a tour suitable for you…
Here are some popular mountain biking routes in East Tyrol
• Dolomitenhütte tour
• Mountain bike way – Innervillgraten
• Dorfberg – tour of Kartitsch
• Tyrolean Gail and Lesachtal
• Hinterbichl Dorfertal Johannishütte
• Kals am Grossglockner
• Big Compedal route
• Hintere Alpe Stalle
• Blos hut
• Matrei Zedlach Strumerhof
• Matrei Ganz Zunigalm
Especially recommended close to Lienz are the routes in the Lienzer Dolomites:
• Debantal to the Lienzer hut
• Faschingalm on Zettersfeld
• Sternalm on Hochstein
By the way mountain bike fans in Lienz can look forward to Dolomitenmann. This extreme competition over 4 stages takes place each September. The mountain bike stage goes from Lienz to Hochstein and then down the spectacular ski piste downhill over 13km back to the city centre.
Big Compedal route
A challenging route begins in Thal and goes direction Drau southwest to Mittewald. From there it’s a windy steep uphill journey further to the Pustertaler high road on the south slope of the Villgrater Mountains to Kristeinertal and Soldererkaser and finally back to Assling where the journey takes a minimum of 5 hours to complete. A good physical condition is an absolute must for the 36km journey.
Hintere Alpe Stalle
A little easier mountain bike route is the Hintere Alpe Stalle. The start point is Maria Hilf Chapel by St Jakob in Defereggental. Follow the medium difficult ascent of 800m to Pötsch and from there it’s an easier way to the Alpe Stalle at 1,714m. Here is guesthouse for refreshments before the final ascent to the Hintere Stalle at 2,046m.
Are you interested in mountain biking in the East Tyrolean Mountains? Lienz is an ideal beginning point for mountain biking tours. If you are interested in mountain biking we would be happy to arrange a mountain bike guide, cycle hire and route suggestions. Please contact us for more details.
Mountain biking in East Tyrol – Minimum numbers may apply for guided tours. Further route suggestions available on request. If you are interested mountain biking in East Tyrol then contact us or complete our enquiry form.
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