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Get into the Mountainbike fun!

From a beginners tour to challenging mountain bike trails – get up high in Tux-Finkenberg at the end of the valley. A divine mountain panorama and a view of the striking Olperer summit are part of each tour. Experience the Tuxertal valley by bike from its most beautiful angle. Ride on the numerous cycling paths and mountain bike trails amidst Tux-Finkenberg impressive nature.  

The best mountain bike trails

You’re planning a neat day by bike or, as a pro, an adrenaline-packed cross-country ride? Tux-Finkenberg has it all. Find four routes in and around Tux-Finkenberg with different levels of difficulty:

Overcome 870 altitude metres on this mountain bike route. This trail is particularly suited for beginners and families, 16.7 km long with a total riding time of around 2.5 hours.
Part of the route leads across the state road, which is why good fitness is important here. You’re rewarded with the impressive panoramic view of the surrounding mountains.

Description:
Start in the Finkenberg village centre and take the tarmacked L6, Tuxer Landesstrasse, with its many bends and an easy ascent to Hintertux. Then ride on a well-developed gravel road to the snack station Bichlalm with regional delicacies for bikers.

Beginners´route:

  • Category: easy
  • Number: 426
  • Length: 16,7 km
  • Duration: 2,5 h
  • Altitude metres: 870m

This route also features 850 altitude metres and alternating gravel and tarmacked roads. Ride high: your destination is at 2.310 m above sea level.

Description:
The perfect tour for active couples to wear themselves out together amidst the impressive Tuxertal valley nature. While it is pretty steep at the top, this impressive tour leads you to one of the most beautiful vantage points of the entire Tuxertal valley. Enjoy marvellous views throughout the ride. A good gravel road leads from Hintertux to the snack station Bichlalm, then into the valley crossing Weitentalbach and ascending to the Sommerbergalm. From here you will reach the Tuxerjochhaus where you can enjoy the gorgeous view.

Amateur route:

  • Category: Intermediate
  • Number: 426
  • Length: 9,1 km
  • Duration: 1,25 h
  • Altitude metres: 850 m

This route doesn’t just feature tarmac and gravel, but also a 0.6 km single trail for mountain bikers! Arrive at an altitude of 2,290 m after a two-hour ride on the 12.3 km route.

Description:
Start your tour pedalling in the village centre of Tux-Vorderlanersbach. Several turns follow leading past the traditional and charming old farms (Weiler Schöneben) in Tux. The route runs uphill to Hobalm, which is where the old gravel path starts, on which you now ride uphill through idyllic alpine territory to the Geiseljoch. The challenging part of the route starts now, straining your muscles until the end. Turn off onto the hiking trail for the last 100 m of the tour and you’ve reached your destination. Experience the imposing view of the southern mountain chains of the Inntal on one side and the impressive far view of the Tuxertal valley on the other while you’re on the Geiseljoch mountain pass.

Amateur/pro route:

  • Category: intermediate to difficult
  • Number: 424
  • Length: 12,3 km
  • Duration: 2 h
  • Altitude metres: 1.060 m

Pros get their money’s worth here: perfect fitness is a precondition for tackling these 2,255 altitude metres. The difficult mountain bike route from Finkenberg across Penkenjoch takes around 4 hours and is 24.2 km long. Road conditions: tarmac and gravel.

Description:
Start in the Finkenberg district of Persal and turn right onto the tarmacked mountain road heading towards Stein. From there you will enjoy an easy cycle ride to Astegg. A well-developed forest road leads past Gasthof Gschösswand through numerous horseshoe bends to the mountain station of the Penkenbahn mountain railway. From here you can enjoy the gentle climb into the valley through idyllic stone pine woods breathing in the pleasant small of stone pine wood. The trail leads westwards to the Penkenjoch. Take a right turn here to Wanglalm. Experience the region’s traditional on the site of the former magnesite mine during your bike tour. The final stage to the destination of your cycling tour is so close you can almost touch it – Tux-Vorderlanersbach.

Expert route:

  • Category: difficult
  • Number: 437,422
  • Length: 24,2 km
  • Duration: 4 h
  • Altitude metres: 2.255 m
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Rent a bike – bike rental in Tux-Finkenberg

Receive professional advice and excellent equipment in Tux-Finkenberg to experience impressive tours for e-bikes, bicycles or mountain bike. Rent mountain bikes or e-bikes at the sport stores in the Tuxertal region from only € 29,00 per day with the Tux-Finkenberg ticket.

  • Bernhard Sport Mode

Bernhard Stöckl
Lanersbach 493, 6293 Tux
haus-tirol@aon.at
+43 5287 87797

  • Insider – the sportshop

Matthias Mader
Vorderlanersbach 83, 6293 Tux
www.insider-sportshop.com
info@insider-sportshop.com
+43 5287 87336

  • Intersport Hintertux

Familie Tipotsch
Hintertux 783, 6294 Tux
www.intersport-hintertux.at
rent@intersport-hintertux.at
+43 5287 8580 405

  • Sport Mode Stock

Hans und Leonhard Stock
Dorf 141, 6292 Finkenberg
Bike rental in Hotel Stock resort*****
www.sport-stock.at
info@sport-stock.at
+43 5285 620390

  • Sport Nenner

Stefan Mader
Lanersbach 402, 6293 Tux
www.sportnenner.at
info@sportnenner.at
+43 5287 87447

  • Bikeguide Zillertal – Touren & Verleih

Stefan Kröll
Dornau 308, 6292 Finkenberg
www.bikeguide-zillertal.at
skroell@live.at
+43 664 35 35 256

Zillertal Bike Challenge 2017

Soon it’ll be that time of the year again when athletes are waiting to compete in the 9th Zillertal Bike Challenge. The best bikers race for accolades in three categories from 30 June to 2 July 2017 with just one goal: Hintertux glacier.

  • It doesn’t get any more extreme: the King/Queen of the Mountain Race covers 190 km and 9,000 altitude metres – without mountain railways. The ultimate challenge only the toughest bikers can handle!
  • Only the most ambitious become Prince/Princess of the Mountain: 150 km, 4,300 altitude metres, 5 mountain railways. A rad race that’s also open to hobby bikers who want to show what they’ve got.
  • Things get “cosier” during the Lord/Lady of the Mountain: hobby bikers look forward to lots of fun on 115 km; spurred on by riding together, 3,500 altitude metres are covered with 4 mountain railways taking the athletes to new heights!

Mountain bike rules

Mountain biking is a sport that entails dangers. Correctly assessing the conditions and your own riding skills avoids dangerous situations. If you’re not sure which routes are suitable for you, simply enquire at the Tux-Finkenberg tourism office. Here you’ll receive information from the local staff.
Furthermore, here are some rules and guidelines to make cycling in the Tuxertal valley easier for you:

 

  • Safety always comes first. Wear a helmet – save your brains!
  • Please close all gates, barriers and meadow fences after use.
  • Cyclists aren’t the only ones out there: treat the animals and plants living there with care!
  • Don’t leave any waste behind in nature.
  • Avoid unnecessary noise.
  • Please stay on the marked trails – respect your boundaries!
  • Only ride so fast that you can stop at any time.
  • Give hikers and pedestrians right of way.

 

 

Bike break-down? No problem!

The right tools are essential on any bike tour. Everyone’s experienced a blowout in the middle of the forest with no repair shop in sight. Remember to pack the following before going cycling:

  • Multi-tool with 4 mm and 5 mm Allen key
  • Phillips head & slotted screwdriver
  • Riveted chain bolts
  • Chain lock
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Pump
  • Tyre lever

This will ensure that you enjoy a nice bike tour without any mishaps!

Arrive by

Destination address for your navigation:
A-6293 Tux, Lanersbach 401

Plan your route online:

Detailed information on how to get to Tux-Finkenberg by bus is available here.

The airports at Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich are between 90 and 230 km from Tux-Finkenberg.

 

Here you can find the flight shedules of Innsbruck

 

Here you can find the flight shedules of Salzburg

 

Here you can find the flight shedules Munich