Pure enduro on skilfullydesigned and carefullymaintained MTB trails
Tyrol, the heart of the Alps, is known for its breathtaking mountains (breathtaking in both senses of the word!) and stunning views. It’s challenging place to ride, wonderfully beautiful and intensely energising all at once. Here you’ll find some of the most interesting, varied and beautiful enduro trails in the world. The routes we’ll be riding during this week are known as the Great Trails Tyrol, and they include both constructed and natural routes. Despite the differences, the routes have one thing in common: they’re all easily reached by cable car. This means that the amount of ascent riding is kept to a minimum and each day is mainly about enjoying the downhills.
Over the six days we’ll be visiting almost all of Tyrol’s top MTB areas. We’ll be based in the Seppl hotel in Mutters near Innsbruck, driving to a different start point each day. From the trails in western Tyrol (Sölden, Ischgl, and the Reschenpass), to the Fleckalm trail near Kitzbühel in the east, we’ll do it all. Terrain ranges from the flow trails like the Teäre Line in Sölden to the Blindsee Trail; the latter is a highaltitude ride that boasts constructed features combined with a beautiful, natural environment. (In case you’re wondering, “Blindsee” refers to a “blind lake”, which means a lake that does not have a river flowing out of it, but instead leaks out of its bottom.) And of course we won’t miss the famous singletracks around Innsbruck – in particular the Arzler Alm Trail.
The kind of riding to be had around Mutters is pure enduro pleasure, surrounded by stunning panoramic views as far as the eye can see. We’ll generally be using ski lifts, and our riding will almost exclusively be on singletracks. Up on the high mountainside you can expect primal, craggy and gravelly singletracks, below the treeline it’s pine needles, roots and tight bends. Fast, banked curves alternate with straightforward switchbacks. Techniquewise, you should be totally comfortable riding at level S2.
The Inntal valley itself, plus its numerous sidevalleys, have more than enough full day rides to offer. With options ranging from Nauders in the east to Kitzbühel in the east, we’ll be planning each day in accordance with the wishes of the group and what the weather is doing.
- 5 nights accommodation including halfboard at 4 star Hotel Seppl in Mutters, near Innsbruck. Single supplement € 25,- per night. Spa area included.
- All transfers
- 6 guided day trips with our fully qualified expert Bikefex guides
- Personal travel to/from Mutters in Tyrol
- Drinks during the evening meal
The ability to enjoy singletracks at difficulty levels up to S2, with occasional short sections somewhat harder. Fitness level should be sufficient for climbs of up to 400 m and descents of up to 2500 m each day.
Innsbruck is very easy to reach by public transport. Getting to Mutters is also very straightforward by train: the Stubai-Bahn station is right opposite our hotel. However, we can also arrange to collect you from the station or airport and bring you to the hotel.
For this trip, it’s absolutely essential that you wear flat pedals and appropriate cycling shoes (stiff rubber soles – not trainers or SPDtype), to ensure straightforward dismounts and effective grip when your feet are on the ground. Helmet, gloves, knee protectors and sunglasses are also mandatory.
01.07 - 06.07.2019
29.07 - 07.08.2019
Unless otherwise stated, all our trips need to be booked at least two weeks before the day of departure. At that point it will be ascertained whether the minimum number of participants has been reached and the trip is able to take place.