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BIKEGUIDE

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Silvretta | Samnaun | Verwall


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Content Welcome

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Dividing bike routes into difficulty levels

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Bike Shuttles

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Silvretta Card all inclusive

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Rules of conduct

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Tour classification

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Bikeshops / Hire

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The information in this brochure has been compiled to the best of our knowledge and belief. All data is approximate – details provided are intended for the purpose of providing information. Subject to errors in print & spelling mistakes.

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Ischgl - Bike map and tours Description of the town

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GaltĂźr - Bike map and tours Description of the town

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Kappl - Bike map and tours Description of the town

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See - Bike map and tours Description of the town


Mountain biking in Tyrol Cycling in Tyrol – adventure-filled, full of sporting action, embedded in the inspiring Silvretta and Samnaun mountains – as a rider you will find yourself in trail paradise in Ischgl. The Silvretta Bikearena is enormous. It stretches over wide areas of the Silvretta, Samnaun and into the Verwall group. And these are only three of the mountain chains which rise up above Paznaun, with Ischgl as its centre. The number of unique, natural Alpine routes on offer is therefore huge: whether it is for easy afternoon tours, challenging day stages, cable-car circuits or multiday tours with overnight stop-offs in cosy Alpine lodges. No rider's wish will remain unfulfilled, and we continually strive to ensure that there are always new cycling highlights on offer in Paznaun. Similar to our revised GPS tour portal with interactive bike map - and it is not only navigation specialists who will find the tour of their choice here. Routes can be displayed targeted to a specific difficulty level, which means in just one click you can get information about the route profile and how the tour proceeds- perfect for making plans at home. On site in Paznaun you can of course get the most accurate information about individual MTB tours in our printed mountain bike tour book and all

the possible variants. However a rider's paradise needs more than perfect tours to get the cranks turning and endless singletrails. Ischgl is famed for its top events in the winter, yet every summer the mountainbike marathon event of the year - Ischgl Ironbike - takes place in the Silvretta Bike Arena. Of this we are certain - the ultimate mountain bike area in the entire Alpine region will inspire you. See for yourself - in summer too the mountain biking maxim in Tyrol is: 'Relax. If you can ...' Paznaun – Ischgl Tourist Association hopes you enjoy adventure-filled cycling days in the Paznaun BikeArena

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Dividing bike tours into difficulty levels – Symbols key A tour to suit every ability level! Experience exceptional, unique bike tours in Paznaun. Discover the surroundings on the many and varied tours on offer, and enjoy the wonderful view to the surrounding mountains. There are a variety of routes here for beginners as well as the more advanced level rider something to suit every need and ability level.

easy For leisure riders: Pleasurable tours with only easy ascents for beginners and for more peaceful cycling days in the Paznaun. No specific fitness or riding technique required. Tour adventures and an appreciation of the landscape are to the fore.

moderate For cyclists who have more sporting ambitions: Moderate fitness and technique required. Heading uphill there are

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occasionally steeper sections to tackle, while heading downhill there is one difficult passage or another, where the bike can be pushed if necessary.

difficult For extreme riders: High level of fitness and riding technique required. Heading uphill expect steep sections, while downhill there are at times difficult route sections to tackle, such as switchback turns etc.. In the event of doubt please get off and push!


Descriptions of the markings for the altitude profile Galtür 1,570 m

Galtür - Au 1,549 m

Paznaunerhof 1,542 m

Valzur 1,500 m

Abzwg. Friedrichsh.Hütte 1,560 m

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Bike Shuttles Who isn‘t familiar with this situation? You've just tackled an adventure-filled mountain bike tour, perhaps covering thousands of metres altitude, and then you still have to get back? And the cable cars are closed? In such cases Paznaun doesn't just make transport possible for cyclists, it makes it easy too. The entire bike region has been perfectly developed for bike transfers and with the Silvretta card all inclusive using the cable cars and chair lifts, as well as the bus, pools and many more is completely free of charge and can be used without limitation! Nowhere else you will receive more advantages. Bike Taxi & Shuttle: Ischgl: Alpentaxi www.alpentaxi.at | +43 5444 5757 BikeArena

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Inhalt Silvretta Card all inclusive A summer holiday is rewarding – benefits all the way! During the best days of the year, you can enjoy double the reward with a holiday in Paznaun. Not just the impressive mountain backdrop – the special all inclusive Card also offers numerous benefits. You will automatically receive the card from your accommodation establishment at your arrival. And best of all – it is free! Yes that’s right – summer holidaymakers are rewarded here!

1 ticket – 1,000 possibilities y The Silvretta Card all inclusive entitles you to use all of the cable cars and chair lifts in the resorts of Ischgl, Galtür, Kappl, See and Samnaun. y The buses from Landeck to the Bielerhöhe (Silvretta reservoir) can also be used free-of-charge. y Fancy a cool down? Admission to the indoor and outdoor pools in Ischgl & Galtür and to the fun, play & water park in See is also free. y And there is no shortage of culture either: the Alpinarium Galtür and cable car museum open their doors to card-holders for free. y And you can go higher too: the popular Silvretta high Alpine road can be accessed free-of-charge by car, motorbike or bus as part of a panoramic tour.

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y You also have the chance to try out the latest motorbike models at a discount at the High-Bike test centre in Paznaun. y But the Silvretta Card all inclusive services start with your arrival. If you wish to travel here via the high Alpine road or using public transport, your accommodation establishment will send you the Silvretta Card all inclusive in advance to ensure that you don’t have to pay!

And there‘s more too: Participation in the weekly programme is also free and includes highlights such as a glacier safari, family climbing session, smuggler tour or tour of a 3,000 m peak. Younger holidaymakers can explore Paznaun with welltrained child-care assistants and exciting programme features – also for free!


Rules of Conduct y Please show consideration for the natural surroundings, plants and animals – do not ride on areas out side designated trails. y Hikers have priority: please ride slowly, use your bell to make your presence known, be polite and say hello, and get off if necessary. y Please always close all field gates. y Do not leave behind any rubbish. Rubbish should be placed in your rucksack or in the rubbish basket at a stop-off station. y While on the terrain please always ride at a controlled speed, do not brake abruptly, and do not leave any tracks. Watch out for oncoming traffic. y Please always ride wearing a helmet. Freeriders should also wear protectors. y You will be riding on some sections of high Alpine terrain. Definitely get information about the weather conditions and always bring warm clothing with you. y The Tourist Association, landowners, cable cars and trail operators accept no liability whatever for accidents. BikeArena

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Tour classification Classic tours C

Here beginner and proficient tourers, and also racers will find forest and tarmacced road tours with small to big uphill and sections, and just a few singletrail sections on the downhills. Those who ride for pleasure and to enjoy the panorama will find some superb tours to Alpine lodges. The key factor in any event is experiencing the natural surroundings. Panorama and landscape are among the most important deciding factors.

EnduroTours E Whether up on forested roads and downhill on single trails, freeride marathons, cable car tours or tasty Vertrides – enduro bikers

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are genuine all-rounders. The main point is having fun on the trail with friends and a lasting experience of the natural surroundings too.

Big MountainTours Big, beautiful and long (cable car) Enduro circuits, on which the loveliest single trail tours in the region can be compiled into day tours, are as much a part of things here as very difficult Enduro tours, where there are lots of metres altitude to negotiate, along with challenging descents. BM

No matter what type of rider you are and what tour you decide on, here you'll find uninterrupted riding pleasure in a traditional landscape - that's one up for you in the bike region of Paznaun!


Bike shops / Rental What would a mountain bike holiday in Tyrol be without a perfect service for your own bike? The sports shops in Paznaun have state-ofthe-art workshops, an extensive range of material to hire and all the necessary equipment. Pro cyclists in the bike shops are happy to take of minor or indeed major repairs, and to adjust your equipment. This means your bike will once again be fit for your next tour, or the next single trail. In specialist mountain bike shops there are also high quality bikes available for hire for the main riding styles. You will of course also find a superb selection of bike equipment. Jerseys, shoes and safety equipment such as helmets, gloves, protectors and glasses - the sports shops in Paznaun offer this and lots more.

WOLFART 2 x in Galt端r

www.intersport-wolfart.at +43 5443 8295

www.sportwalter.com 6561 Galt端r | +43 5443 8242

www.bruendl.at 6561 Ischgl | +43 5444 5759

A few special bike hotels in Paznaun offer use of their own workshop for your stay. There you can carry out minor repairs on your mountain bike yourself. Your mountain bike holiday in one of these hotels, or in one of the many other places to stay in Paznaun, can also be booked online.

www.ischgl-rent.com 6561 Ischgl | +43 5444 5262

www.sport-ladner.at 6555 Kappl | +43 5445 6300 o. 6151

www.sporthaus-narr.at 6553 See-Paznaun | +43 5441 8500

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Panorama Übersichtspanorama Ischgl overview

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Riding at the highest level! Ischgl provides hobby cyclists as well as touring and Enduro pros an appealing, diverse Alpine terrain with a great selection of wonderful routes, some of which can be combined for Big Mountain or multi-day tours. Route specialists and bike pros are responsible for the comprehensive single trail network in Ischgl - a guarantee of the quality of the routes which can be found between 1,400 and 2,850 metres altitude, which are harmoniously embedded in the fantastic high Alpine natural landscape. A flowing trail for Enduro riders is located for instance in the scraggy, yet romantic Velill valley. A trip via the panorama pleasure path through the charming Fimba valley ensures superb visual impressions on a classic tour. An excursion to one of the former smuggler's paths in Switzerland reveals historic tendencies - pure

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adventure. From Ischgl there is also the legendary route across the Fimberpass, heading south. This dream of a single trail is the most popular crossing for Transalp Bikers on the main Alpine ridge. So you can detect from a first glance whether a respective tour is suitable for you, we have marked all tours with the appropriate symbols. C

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An explanation of individual categories can be found on page 08.


The 38 routes are available as a download at ischgl.com, in PDF and GPX format, with all the relevant information and to look at as an interactive plan. It couldn't be any easier, more practical and faster to organise your riding holiday in the mountain bike resort of Ischgl! PLEASE NOTE: Use of GPS data is at your own risk! In narrow valleys and forests in particular the requisite line of sight to the satellites is not always available, which means that inaccuracies may occur. That is why you should not blindly follow your GPS device's direction displays! In Alpine terrain in particular directly reaching a destination is seldom possible.

You should also be in a position to find your way around at any time, even without a GPS device. Please use our mountain bike tour guide with the enclosed route overview map for this purpose.

Additional information: Paznaun - Ischgl Tourist Association Office Ischgl DorfstraĂ&#x;e 43 A - 6561 Ischgl Tel. +43 (0)50990 100 Fax +43 (0)50990 199 info@ischgl.com www.ischgl.com

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Anyone who decides upon Ischgl shouldn't miss out on the tour highlights offered by other towns! A continuously signposted valley circuit from See to Galt端r makes it possible to access all the bike tours along the trail in Paznaun, irrespective of where you are staying.

Technically easy; yet in fitness terms a bit difficult tour via valley and panorama paths. m .................................................430 m .................................................828 Total distance (km) .......................28

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The suggested tours in this bike guide can be individually tailored to suit your fitness requirements. The valley circuit is suitable for an initial investigative tour through Paznaun, for a more leisurely trip, without any high requirements in riding technique. Here you can see at a glance how many kilometres and metres altitude you can extend your tour by when you start off in Ischgl. 25 26 27 28

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Ischgl - Mathon - Ischgl Small circuit for the day you arrive; for beginners and for families. m .................................................145 m .................................................139 Total distance (km) .......................10

Ischgl and the Paznaun are among the biggest and most diverse cycling regions in the Alps. Ranging from easy excursions for beginners and families in the valley, to extended day tours and marathons, to almost 3000 metre summits and Enduro tours, with cable car support for effortless

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riding fun. The Mathon valley circuit is part of the first category – it is a small circuit for your arrival day, to get a taste of the Paznaun air and get your bearings a bit. It is also suitable for beginner riders, as well as families with children, and requires neither good fitness, nor polished riding technique. To Mathon you roll on asphalt cycle trails and gravel paths very gently uphill, then head back on the other side of the valley on the almost level Mathias Schmid educational art trail, where there are always pictures of Tyrol way of life to wonder at.


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rushing Trisanna River to Tschaffein and finally on a well-constructed gravel path back to Ischgl.

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A somewhat longer tour, which therefore requires more fitness, yet is technically easy, runs on the Paznaun valley trail, through Mathon first of all and then continues on gravel paths to Galt端r. Here the panorama path on the north side of the valley provides a lovely view across the village into Jamtal with its striking summits of the Silvretta Group. After a stop-off in Galt端r proceed on the path next to the river, always along the

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Scenic Alpine hut tour – technically easy and with panoramic views

This is the destination of this moderately difficult, yet somewhat technically easier, tour.

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On the Paznaun valley trail you roll to Mathon before you enter the forest and ride up along the Lareinbach on gravel to the Alpine pasture at 1,860 m.

The Larein valley is situated tranquilly and secluded between Ischgl and GaltĂźr and welcomes everyone to a scenic tour. The only house in this idyll is the stop-off station Loreinalm, which is managed in summer.

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After a stop-off for refreshments you can decide whether you will proceed a bit further on the gravel path to Larein valley to enjoy the superb panorama to the Larein glacier or roll back down.


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Ischgl Ironbike 01 Getting into the realm of mountain bike marathons on a short circuit of the legendary Ischgl Ironbike route. m .................................................905 m .................................................898 Total distance (km)....................27,5

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Then the track leads us to Tschaffein near the village of Galtür and after a small descend there

The Ischgl Ironbike – a legend. And something for cracks only. But also amateurs can dare to give it a go on the "short" leg of the Ischgl ironbike, because 27.5 kilometres and not overly demanding 900 metres altitude are perfect for the first mountainbike marathon.

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Starting from Ischgl you proceed further to Mathon and from there the track continues into the scenic Larein valley with a cosy little hut as destination.

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Moderately difficult fun and panorama tour around Kops reservoir, with only very gentle inclines. m .................................................714 m .................................................721 Total distance (km)....................38.5

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The circuit around Kops reservoir is, as some 700 metres altitude, a moderately difficult fun and panorama tour, on which there are only gentle inclines to negotiate. Firstly we ride on valley and panorama paths to Galtür and from there, passing the Zeinis lake – to our Pritzen Alpe

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destination, the Kops reservoir at 1,830 m. This surely is one of the most beautiful places in the Paznaun region. The very intense blue of the reservoir and the surrounding 3,000 metres – peaks top it all off.

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Moderately difficult tour to Friedrichshafener lodge with technically demanding single trail option on the return leg. m .................................................825 m .................................................817 Total distance (km)....................23.5

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which lies to the south are impressive – but also during the ride up the summit views are motivating enough to keep you going to the top. Whoever winds their way up with the bike on the longgravel road, which is peppered with winding sections will indeed have earned a hearty snack. There is a choice for the descent, depending on your

riding ability -less experienced riders can simply take the gravel road back, while all trail fans will keep their suspension busy in the upper section, which is very rough in parts, and can train their balance on the narrow forest and meadow trail, which continues down to Mathon.

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Those who want to really exert themselves can pedal via Prennerhang and the ensuing asphalt path to Idalp which has inclines up to 20 percent in places; everyone else can take the Silvrettabahn. Those who have the muscle power have to be prepared to cover a route of around 20 km and some 1100 metres altitude. On the Idalp you proceed on a super trail, which continues slightly

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uphill, via lush, and at times damp Alpine pasture land, which has wooden boards built over, and which requires good balance on the bike. From Hรถllboden the route then proceeds short and steep; push your bike uphill to Sassgalun Kopf mountain, where the Soul Trail then heads down the mountain again to the dairy station. Roll downhill on gravel for the remainder of the route to the stop-off station at Paznaun's Taja. There is a choice here - trail fans can take the steep trail to Bodenalpe, while the highly sensitive might prefer the gravel road, before either sweeping from here on the trails, or on the asphalt path at the intermediate station to Ischgl.

Moderately difficult tour which requires good balance on the bike on the section of the route beneath Idalp which has wooden boards. m .................................................975 m .................................................951 Total distance (km)....................18.5

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40 kilometres, almost 900 metres altitude and a magnificent panorama - the Jamtal tour is a genuinely superb riding adventure for racers and tourers alike. Firstly the tour leads from Ischgl, past the wildlife park and the forest chapel to the village of Galt端r. Then we make our way up into the Jamtal valley, where eyecatchers such as the 'Vordere and Hintere Jamspitze' and the Jamtal glacier are keeping us motivated. This tour is not to be classified as cosy because you need to pace yourself in order to manage the almost 1,000 metres altitude and an unpleasantly steep but short hm section briefly before the 2100 lodge. 2000 The Jamtal lodge, at 2,165 1900 metres is an amazing place 1800 for a stop over before the 1700 1600 route continues comfor- 1500 tably back to Ischgl. All in all 1400 1300 an impressive experience!

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Heidelberger lodge On the legendary Transalproute to the Heidelberger lodge – THE mountaininbike destination in Ischgl. m .................................................940 m .................................................940 Total distance (km)....................27.5

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ascent along Fimbabach, everyone else can take the cable car to the intermediate station. That really does make sense since from here the ascent becomes considerably flatter; prior to that it is exhaustingly steep.

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Those who trust their own muscle power can take the steep asphalt

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The asphalt road up to Bodenalpe is always easy to ride on – the first stop-off station - continuing on gravel to Heidelberger lodge (which is on Swiss soil), always with the fantastic sight of the mighty Fluchthorn in front of you.

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Heidelberger lodge is the quintessential destination for riders in Ischgl - hundreds of Transalp riders cycle up here from Ischgl everyday in the summer months, to reach Engadin via the Fimbapass.

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On the south hillsides of the Verwall mountaingroup this tour shows off the best side in spring when the Alpine roses are in bloom or on early autumn days. One should avoid this tour on hot, cloudless summerdays though.

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Those who like, then dash in the partly root-covered forest and meadow trail to Ulmich, which is moderately challenging with regard to the technique required. Alternatively, take the gravel road to then pedal on the flat again to Ischgl.

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Coming from Ischgl this tour leads on valley paths to the village of Kappl and its small and charming hamlets which are perfect for a warm up. Then it continues firstly on asphalt and later on gravel to the Dias alp, which is sitting at some 1,900 metres, high above Kappl, which is where you can find some relaxation and strenghtening food.

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So anyone who chooses this tour from Ischgl to Heilbronner lodge can be sure that in the summer they will meet lots of like-minded people.

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The landlords of the Heilbronner lodge are happy about the big number of cyclists, who drop in on their Alpine crossing from Oberstdorf to Riva.

After passing lake Zeinis and the Kops reservoir at this sunny plateau, there is still a few hundred metres altitude to overcome until the destination of this tour. After a few kilometres you come past the rustic Verbella alp – from here the gravel path is getting steeper but never too demanding. Only the last few metres are steep as hell – but the views from here are well worth it. The way back runs on the same paths, via Verbella alp, Zeinisjoch and Galtür back to Ischgl.

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Amazing panorama tour covering two provinces with Transalp flair!

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Up here at the start there is still something nice to do. Right at the first ramp to the summit of the Greitspitz (2,867m) you can push your bike for a short section heavenwards.

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The tour around the Hรถllspitze is an undertaking for people who want to get some initial trail experience in a high Alpine area. Anyone who has exceptionally good fitness can Mittelstation Fimba Kapelle Oberpardatsch

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ride the 1,400 metres altitude across the Idalp to the 2,735 metre Idjoch, and can then call themselves a 'Bike-Hero', and take a few infusions. Otherwise a cable car and a chairlift are available.

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towards the Idalpe at 2,038 metres. Even after almost 2,000 metres altitude the torture is not yet over, because 280 metres on gravel are still lying ahead of us before we reach the highest point, the Velillscharte.

There is only winners at the legendary Ischgl Ironbike, because those who finished it belong to the real bike heroes. After the first section from Ischgl to Mathon, then into the Larein valley and back, the real challenge begins.

Now the "relaxing" part begins when we cruise down on the newly built Velill trail back to Ischgl. This is an absolute amazing trail – easy to handle, without big obstacles but with slightly superelevated curves for a real rollercoaster feeling. This trail really stirs a biker's blood.

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the cable car to the Idalp, which includes a lot less of struggle.

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Pay attention marathon riders: this is a dreamy 86 kilometre training and adventure circuit. Schönverwalltal between St. Anton and Heilbronner lodge, generally ridden by Transalp riders in a southerly direction, provides clearly even more riding fun to the north.

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After the long gravel ascent to Heilbronner lodge follow the rough, gravelly Verwall Trail, which you can ride down on, however if you are tackling the Transalp the other way round, then you'll have to push the bike. From Schönverwall lodge you then glide on a long gravel road to St. Anton; take either the shuttle (bus or taxi) from here to Ischgl, or roll on the bike path next to the road heading for Landeck. Those who want to cover the entire route by bike, have then an additional, not particularly easy, 600 metres altitude to cover uphill on the valley path - a real marathon.

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A tour via the Salaaser Trail is a technically demanding tour for people who want to have a go at an Enduro. "Go hard or go home" is the slogan for the ascent to the Idjoch. Then push the bike for the short section up to Greitspitz 2,872 m.

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It is a long and particularly steep way up here but the perfectly arranged Greitspitz trail is absoluteley worth it. If this seems too hard for you, take cable car and chair lift to the Idjoch which makes everything a whole lot easier. This trail is totally ridable, but it does require rather a lot of technical expertise. It leads via Salaaser Kopf, Salaaser Eck and Alp Trida saddle down to the Alp Trida. From here take the chair lift back to the Idjoch, because pushing up the bike on the ski run is not even worth thinking about it! It's then pure fun again - on the Velill trail (see Tour No.19) you glide down to Ischgl. The broad smile on your face will certainly last until evening.

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the Enduro Trail to the Alp Trida Salaaser Trail Samnaun C and the high-speed gravel road to Samnaun. Where others buy cheap cigarettes, alcohol and chocolate, there's a very special souvenir waiting for the bikers.

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The next killer uphill, namely the wildly steep gravel road to the Palinkopf on which even many Ironbike aces burn out. But the next thrill of speed is waiting again up here, when sprinting down around 1,500 metres altitude almost nonstop back to Ischgl.

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This tour is a real rollercoaster and only for the faint-hearted!

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2,557 metres altitude, over just 44 kilometres - the Samnaun circuit is for real hard-core marathon fans. Those, who are in the top tier of the Transalp, power effortlessly up to

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The Fimbapass - a legend: this tour certainly belongs to the most scenic ones in the region and captivates furthermore with Transalp flair because thousands of riders are drawn to this challenge every year.

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The tour starts in Ischgl and then leads to the long streched Fimba valley untill the Heidelberger lodge, which is already situated in Switzerland. Then there's a push / carry section until the Fimbapass and a challenging downhill starts from here. After that section things get much easier and the route continues almost on flat terrain from Ramosch until Altfinsterm端nz. Plan some time for a well deserved rest at this scenic point. Going back to Ischgl is not an easy task but

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from Ramosch to Samnaun which saves around 40 kilometres – then it's achievable for (almost) everyone.

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After turning left, follow the Salaaser trail to the Alp Trida, which is in Switzerland already. After the speed descent to Samnaun there's another merciless twist in the routing. Namely the utterly steep gravel road to the Zeblasjoch.

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Right there, at around 2,800 metres you are almost done with the Ironbike torture because there's only one way left: down – well,… almost. This is the route, where history is made!

All those, daring to go on the big leg of the legendary Ischgl Ironbike know, what they have got themselves into. However, 4,000 metres altitude, the challenging routing and the strong competitors eventually bring one or two to their knees. The first section into the Larein valley for most starters is a nice warm up before the hm tough part begins on 3000 the way to the Idjoch 2900 at 2,738 m. The road 2800 2700 up here bristles with 2600 inclines up to 20% 2500 and is merciless to 2400 everyone. The great 2300 2200 trail passage of the 2100 third leg of the 2000 Ironbike starts from 1900 1800 the Idjoch. 1700 The Greitspitz trail is reached after two short push sections and leads on the ridge to the Salaaser Kopf.

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Salaaser Velill TrailTrail

For the Enduro riders, who are interested in pleasure, this is a perfect tour... Take the cable car to Idjoch, where from Velillscharte a very special kind of trail rapture begins the Velilltrail is a pleasurable descent devised by trail solutions

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designer and Vertrider legend Christian Piccolruaz and redesigned in the upper area to include steep bankings, step-ups and a wooden drop, which makes for a really great ride. Gentle, banked turns, smaller floaters, where everything flows results in a runway track to fall in love with.

On the upper Velillalpe you can decide whether you ride along the fundamentally harder and steeper trail on the Velillbach, or speed along on the gravel road to the Prennerhang. Velill valley has something for everyone and as an extra special run, is a legendary tour highlight in the region.

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Alp Trida Difficult tour with a few single trails in Switzerland; returning via Velill valley. m .................................................140 m .............................................2,070 Total distance (km)....................14.7

This tour promises fine trails and a lot of flow – but requires a very good technique! This time, we chose the easy way up and take the gondola until we reach the Idjoch at 2,700 metres. The short push section to the Greitspitz doesn't lessen the fun one bit because there's enough fun ahead when hammering down straight away in a challenging, not

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too long trail, which requires very good technique. Just before the mountain station for the Samnaun cable car you reach a gravel path which leads to Alp Trida. Take the chair lift here to Flimjoch then ride your bike via Velillscharte into the Velill trail, which was specially built for bikers. 'Soul' and 'Flow' are concepts which best describe it. It rolls fantastically, you waltz through the short steep banking - a genuine roller coaster feeling. From the Upper Velillalpe we take the sharp variant of the trail along Velillbach, which requires perfect bike control. There is the gravel descent too of course – seeTour No. 19.


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Surely you can buy spirits and other stuff in Samnaun to a reasonable price but on this tour you'll get into a trail rush easily without alcohol. Firstly one is transported comfortably via cable car and chairlift to the

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well as advanced riders who want to give it a bit more gas through the bends, really get their money's worth. The descent promises riding pleasure at its very best, with rewarding views. The trail which is barely 4 km in length is not quite so long as to overtax trail fledglings, while those who have better control over their bike, can – thanks to the bike transport available at the lifts – relax and hammer down several times a day.


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Beginners can make their first attempts here and those who master their bikes can speed through the slightly elevated curves. This short trail can also be perfectly combined with the newly built Alp Trida Enduro Trail (see tour no. 22), which leads from the Flimjoch ridge down to the AlpTrida.

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The name is the programme. This newly established trail on Swiss soil is a lot of fun. The trail begins at the Alp Trida Sattel restaurant. To get here, first take the gondola from Ischgl up to the Idjoch ridge and then down to the Alp Trida and then soar to the start on the Alp Trida chair lift.

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Experience bike competence If you would like to improve your riding technique during your welldeserved cycling holiday, still have fun and experience the loveliest tours in Ischgl's Bike Arena, then you are in the right place in Silvretta Bike Academy. You can book courses here and enjoy guided tours with the pros, who know all the routes and trails in the region. Discover Silvretta Bikearena together with experienced guides and at the same time improve your mountain bike riding skills!

Silvretta Bikeacademy the touring pros „Mountain biking among friends� is the motto in Silvretta Bike Academy. No matter what programme you decide on - you will be accompanied by a dependable mountain bike trainer, with whom cycling in the Alps is really good fun. The guides do of course tailor tours to suit the individual abilities of group participants. Silvretta Bikeacademy services, among others: y Courses - cycling on the terrain y Daily guided bike tours, in 2 ability groups y Free-ride camps y Free-ride safari with collection service (Paznaun & Montafon) y Private Guide you alone set the programme y Tour of the Alpine lodges with four stages, moderate-difficulty level y Transalp tours, in 2 ability groups Silvretta Bike Academy Tel.: +43 (0) 650 20 24 117 info@silvretta-bikeacademy.at www.silvretta-bikeacademy.at

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Programme of weekly events You alone decide whether you want to head out on individually guided tours, or if you want to get involved in a top-class programme of weekly events. In Silvretta Bike Arena there is something to suit every requirement, and two ability groups. Panorama tour or Bike Safari – just choose what you prefer. Should you not be that convinced of your bike skills out on the terrain, you can improve at a course in Ischgl. This means you'll be safe out and about on the routes in the Alps. Are you looking for superb multi-day tours, orTransalp tours? This isn't a problem. With Silvretta Bike Academy you have a pro by your side. Multi-day Alpine lodge tour? Nothing better than that. Whether you are out and about in the Tyrol

Alps or in Ischgl - Silvretta Bike Academy organises everything to do with yourTransalp tour. Luggage transport & collection service are of course included. Bike guides If you can't wait any longer for your first bike tour in Ischgl, then just head out with a bike guide from Silvretta Bike Academy. Guided tours are oriented to suit your personal ideas and requirements. Various ability groups ensure that you'll find a perfect cycling challenge in Ischgl. Pros take you to the best mountain bike routes in Paznaun. Diversity is guaranteed. Single trails and day tours are as much as part of the programme as Enduro and freeride tours, as are the bike safaris and their collection service.

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Panorama overview of Piz Tasna 3.179 m Jamspitze 3.178 m Breite Krone 3.079 m Grenzeckkopf 3.048 m Dreiländer Bischofspitze 3.029 m Spitz 3.197 m Fluchthorn 3.399 m Futschölpass 2.768 m Augstenberg 3.228 m Gamshorn 2.987 m

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Galt端r - experience high Alpine mountain sport! Galt端r is a little bit quieter. A little bit more mysterious. Maybe it is due to its special altitude location. Maybe it's the exceptional mountain backdrop. Maybe it's also a confession of wanting to stay small. Whatever it is, Galt端r and Ischgl offer leisure riders such as tour and Enduro pros an appealing, diverse Alpine terrain, with a wide selection of wonderful routes, which can in part be combined to make Big Mountain or multiday tours.

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What hits you straight off in this health resort is its exceptionally beautiful setting. Right at the top in Paznaun, at an altitude of over 1,600 metres, the Silvretta is at its most beautiful. These giant mountains with their glaciers are almost within touching distance in Galtür, without being threatening. Quite the opposite - the broad plains with their tranquil lateral valleys invite you to take a deep breath. Mountain bike tours around Galtür are harmoniously embedded in the fantastic high Alpine natural landscape. Classic tours on the Jamtal or the Silvretta 3-lakes tour are really well worth trying. High Alpine landscape – enjoyment on the mountain. The routes are available as a download at galtuer.com, in PDF and GPX format, with all the relevant information and to look at as an interactive plan. It couldn't be any easier, more practical and faster to organise your mountain bike holiday in the region of Paznaun. PLEASE NOTE: Use of GPS data is at your own risk! In narrow valleys and forests in particular the requisite line of sight to the satellites is not always available, which means that inaccuracies may occur. That is why you should not blindly follow your GPS device's direction displays! In Alpine terrain in particular directly reaching a destination is seldom

possible. You should also be in a position to find your way around at any time, even without a GPS device. Please use our mountain bike tour guide with the enclosed route overview map for this purpose. So you can detect from a first glance whether a respective tour is suitable for you, we have marked all tours with the appropriate symbols. C

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An explanation of individual categories can be found on page 08. Please also use our mountainbike tour guide and the route map overview insert.

Additional Information: Paznaun - Ischgl Tourist Association Office Galtür Am Dorfplatz 39 A - 6563 Galtür Tel. +43 (0) 50990 200 Fax +43 (0) 50990 299 info@galtuer.com www.galtuer.com

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Technically easy; yet in fitness terms a bit difficult tour via valley and panorama paths. m .................................................430 m .................................................828 Total distance (km) .......................28

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Tour 24 19 kilometres, almost 600 metres altitude and a magnificent panorama - the Jamtal tour is a genuinely superb riding adventure for racers and tourers alike.

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Easy tour, with wonderful panorama at Jamtalh端tte.

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briefly before the lodge. The Jamtal lodge, at 2,165 metres is an amazing place for a stop over before the route continues comfortably back to Galt端r. All in all an impressive experience!

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After a few kilometres you come past the rustic Verbella alp – from here the gravel path is getting steeper but never too demanding. Only the last few metres are steep as hell – but the views from here are well worth it. The way back runs on the same paths, viaVerbella alp and Zeinisjoch back to Galtür.

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The landlords of the Heilbronner lodge are happy about the big number of cyclists, who drop in on their Alpine crossing from Oberstdorf to Riva.

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Moderately difficult day tour with steeper climbs at the start of the tour and a stop-off at Verbella Alpe. m ..........................................1,186 m ..........................................1,183 Total distance (km) .......................22 This variant of the circuit around Kops reservoir starts in Galt端r. Designed for advanced riders, you take the steeper ascent to Kleinzeinis, then ride on the very steep gravel road to Faulbrunn-

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alm, which is located between Alpkogel and the mighty pyramid of the Ballunspitze. After a brief flat section, the route then proceeds on very rough ground to a marked out lift route to the Direttissima, uphill from Kops reservoir, where you can also take the superb trail along the lake to the dam wall. This area is so lovely, you can now ride a little bit further up to Verbella Alp for a stop for refreshments after you head back via Zeinisjoch to Galt端r. As a result the circuit around the Alpkogel is a fully-fledged, yet not too difficult, day tour.


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The three large reservoirs 'Kops', 'Vermunt' and 'Silvretta', which were positioned at the border between Tyrol and Vorarlberg to provide an extensive power supply, are the destinations in the 'Silvretta 3 lakes' tour. At almost 38 kilometres and at just over 1,200 metres altitude, a good level of fitness, yet less riding technique, is required here, since the route proceeds mostly on gravel and asphalt. The tour can be made fundamentally easier if after the descent, you cycle from Kops reservoir to Montafon, continuing to Partenen, with the Vermunt cable car providing some assistance. This doesn't just save some 500 metres altitude, it also has the charm of going from the mountain station for almost two kilometres through a naturally lit subterranean cave to the Silvretta high Alpine road. This then proceeds past Vermunt reservoir, heading for Silvretta reservoir to Bielerh旦he. You then head slightly uphill again on a gravel path next to the road to Galt端r.

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Difficult tour to the three large reservoirs - on the border between Tyrol and Vorarlberg. m .............................................1,220 m .............................................1,220 Total distance (km) ............37.5 km

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Friedrichshafener lodge Moderately difficult tour to Friedrichshafener lodge with a technically difficult trail option downhill. m .................................................751 m .................................................747 Total distance (km) .......................18 The Friedrichshafener lodge is a well kept mountain guesthouse constructed from natural stone, some 700 metres altitude above Mathon with a wonderful viewing terrace. The views from here to the Silvretta Group which lies to the south are impressive

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The Muttenjoch tour via Muttenjoch, a 2,620m Alpine crossing, can rightly be described as one of the nicest big mountain single trail tours in the region - a full-blown day tour high up in the Silvretta mountainscape!

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With Alpengasthof Zeinisjoch, Heilbronner and Friedrichshafener lodge, there are three lovely Alpine lodges for you to stop off and enjoy some refreshments en route. Cruising past Alpinarium Galt端r, the route is initially leisurely, then becomes steeper on the valley path to Zeinisjoch. Continue on asphalt first, then on a gravel path past the Verbella Alpe up to the Heilbronner lodge. From the Heilbronner lodge a demanding trail uphill, then a downhill leads you into the picturesque, peaceful Ochsental, which has a superb view into this stony realm. There are then around 300 metres altitude to push the bike up, from the Ochsensenke to Muttenjoch - you've then made the crossing! From Muttenjoch a great single trail then proceeds almost up to Friedrichshafener lodge. From there, continue as outlined inTour No. 28.

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Lorein Alm Technically easy and physically moderately challenging tour via forest and panorama paths m ..............................................437 m ..............................................437 Total distance (km) .......................13 The tour to Lorein Alm is perfect for acclimatization or for a first reconnaissance tour through the Paznaun valley. This tour is ideal for leisure cyclists as it does not ask too much of the driver technically. Also for bikers with weaker condition it is good to ride.

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From the village square in Galt端r you roll comfortably along the shore path to the hamletTschaffein. There you have to cross the street and drive along the track past the sawmill in direction upper forest. From here you pedal into a moderate gradient on a gravel path in direction of Lorein Alm. This passage is also part of the legendary Ironbike Ischgl, where every year hundreds of bikers provide a test of their strength. On the way to Lorein Alm you can savor the beautiful panorama to the Larein glacier. On the rustic alp there are waiting delicacies of the valley like homemade cheese, milk and butter.


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Panorama overview of Schmalzgruben Scharte 2.697 m

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... on the sunny balcony of Paznaun! The individual towns in the district of Kappl are predominantly situated on the sunny slope of lower Paznaun. 90 small hamlets in total - hamlets are very small villages - surrounded by the impressive mountain chains of up to 3000 metre high Verwall-, Samnaun and Silvretta group, are what make Kappl special. Over 80 km of mountain bike paths combine idyllic groups of houses and Alpine pastures up to 2500 metres altitude. Kappl provides tourers an attractive and diverse Alpine terrain, with a fine selection of wonderful routes. Mountain bike tours around Kappl are harmoniously embedded in the fantastic high Alpine natural landscape. The routes are available as a download at kappl.com, in PDF and GPX format, with all the relevant information and to look at as an interactive plan. It couldn't be any easier, more practical and faster to organise your mountain bike holiday in the region of Paznaun.

forests in particular the requisite line of sight to the satellites is not always available, which means that inaccuracies may occur. That is why you should not blindly follow your GPS device's direction displays! In Alpine terrain in particular directly reaching a destination is seldom possible. You should also be in a position to find your way around at any time, even without a GPS device. Please use our mountain bike tour guide with the enclosed route overview map for this purpose.

PLEASE NOTE: Use of GPS data is at your own risk! In narrow valleys and Additional Information: Paznaun - Ischgl Tourist Association Office Kappl Dorf 112 | A - 6555 Kappl Tel. +43 (0) 50990 300 Fax +43 (0) 50990 399 kappl@kappl-see.com www.kappl.com

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A continuously signposted valley circuit from See to Galt端r makes it possible to access all the bike tours along the trail in Paznaun, irrespective of where you are staying.

Ulmich

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Tour 31

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Leisurely tour to Diasalpe, with the option of a moderately difficult trail for the descent. m .................................................745 m .................................................745 Total distance (km)....................11.5

On the south hillsides of the Verwall mountaingroup this tour shows off the best side in spring when the Alpine roses are in bloom or early Autumn days. One should avoid this tour on hot, cloudless

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summerdays though. From Kappl the route starts on asphalt and later continues on gravel to the Dias alp, which is sitting at some 1,900 metres, high above Kappl, which is where you can find some relaxation and strenghtening food. Those who like, then dash in the partly root-covered forest and meadow trail to Ulmich, which is moderately challenging with regard to the technique required. Alternatively, take the gravel road down into the valley again.


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Durrichalpe (uncultivated) at 1,800 metres. Up here you will find a picture-perfect spot for a little rest, where you can enjoy the silence and idyll, before heading down to Kappl.

Moderately difficult panorama tour to Durrichalpe with refreshment stop. m .................................................614 m .................................................614 Total distance (km)....................13.5

This tour is perfect for those of you who are looking for a lovely panorama, and also a few wooden Alpine lodges, tanned from the Alpine sun, in the midst of lush green Alpine meadows with their happy cows.

All in all a scenic tour, also perfect for less-conditioned riders.

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Villages tour Kappl - C Langesthei - See - Kappl metres in the mountains for the first time. A leisurely tour without any dramatics, which even when the weather is bad gives you the feeling that you've done something good. So, get on your bike!

Excursion tour for families and advanced beginners. m .................................................743 m .................................................743 Total distance (km) .......................24

743 metres altitude, 24 km - on this village tour, on a flat asphalt and gravel road, Kappl, Perpat, Langesthei, Glitt, and See follow one after the other, and there are a whole host of other small hamlets. Indeed, the route is always uphill, but is mostly flat, so you don't really get out of breath.

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Ascherhütte Ascher lodge

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Lovely tour to Ascher lodge high above Paznaun, with option to use the cable car. m .............................................1,600 m .............................................1,575 Total distance (km)....................35.5

This tour is simply too beautiful not to ride. High above the exit‚ to Paznaun is Ascher lodge, at 2,256 m.

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Ascherh端tte Mittagkopf peak Moderately difficult tour along forest paths with opportunity to stop for a snack at the Visnitzalpe hut. m .................................................850 m .................................................850 Total distance (km)....................14.8

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ding down for an impressive 30 m and providing welcome refreshment, in particular on hot days. Then the tour continues to the Visnitz alp (1,825 m) where you can fill up for the last section. At 2,060 metres above sea level, you'll reach the viewpoint below the Mittagskopf mountain peak. Climbing enthusiasts can get to the cross on the summit of the Mittagskopf (2,249 m) in around 30 minutes. This tour is particularly suitable for very warm, sunny days, as the greater part of the route leads through the forest providing cooling shade.


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Fit bikers can then continue on to the upper Sesslad alp to enjoy the wonderful views of impressive mountain panoramas before returning to the Kappl village square on the same route.

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This tour leads from the Kappl village square along the municipal road via the hamlet of HĂśfen in the direction of Dias. The Ruhestein chapel (1,474 m) beckons to pause for a moment and reflect. From here, a challenging forest trail continues through the Sinsner forest.

The alpine dairy is home to around 40 dairy cows in summer and offers milk and cheese tasting.

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The scattered settlement of "See" is situated on the right-hand side of the valley of the lower Paznaun region. It consists of a large number of groups of farms and hamlets, and the main town of See-Au. The valley floor was once covered by a lake, hence the town's name. The town of "Ze dem See in Pacznawn" (= at the lake in Paznaun) was first mentioned as being a district in documents dating from 1433. See provides tour riders, in con-junction with 106

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the Silvretta Bike Arena, an appealing, diverse Alpine terrain with a fine selection of wonderful routes. A fun adventure in the mountains is guaranteed in any event! The mountain bike tours around See are harmoniously embedded in the fantastic high Alpine natural landscape. The routes are available as a download at see.at, in PDF and GPX format, with all the relevant information and to look at as an interactive plan. It couldn't be any


easier, more practical and faster to organise your mountain bike holiday in the region of Paznaun. PLEASE NOTE: Use of GPS data is at your own risk! In narrow valleys and forests in particular the requisite line of sight to the satellites is not always available, which means that inaccuracies may occur. That is why you should not blindly follow your GPS device's direction displays! In Alpine terrain in particular directly reaching a destination is seldom possible. You should also be in a position to find your way around at any time, even without a GPS device. Please use our mountain bike tour guide with the enclosed route overview map for this purpose.

Additional Information: Paznaun - Ischgl Tourist Association Office See Au 220 A - 6553 See Tel. +43 (0) 50990 400 Fax +43 (0) 50990 499 see@kappl-see.com www.see.at

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Valley circuit

Anyone who decides upon See shouldn't miss out on the tour highlights offered by other towns! A continuously signposted valley circuit from See to Galtür makes it possible to access all the bike tours along the trail in Paznaun, irrespective of where you are staying. The suggested tours in this bike guide can be individually tailored to suit your fitness requirements.

See – Kappl m .................344 m .................173 Total dist...8.7 km

See – Ischgl

Ebene

Ulmich

Kappl Dorf

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Holdernach

The valley circuit is suitable for an initial investigative tour through

Bauernmuseum Mathon

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Versahl

(Details apply to the one-way route from See to Galtür)

Here you can see at a glance how many kilometres and metres altitude you can extend your tour by when you start off in See. (Details apply to the one-way route in each case)

Ischgl

Technically easy; yet in fitness terms a bit difficult tour via valley and panorama paths. m .................................................828 m .................................................430 Total distance (km) .......................28

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Paznaun, for a more leisurely trip, without any high requirements in riding technique, and for families too.

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Medrigalm

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Refreshing streams and trees providing shade line the trail from the Medrigalm mountain restaurant all the way to Kappl.

Medium difficult tour with gentle slopes and moderate inclines. m .................................................170 m .................................................780 Total distance (km) .......................11

Having arrived at the Medrigalm mountain restaurant on the Medrigjochbahn lift, this tour leads past the Istalanz stream in the direction of Gamperthun. After crossing Flath stream, the trail will take you through the Gamperthun forest.

This tour is best suited for hot, sunny summer days.

Here beginners as well as speed fans will get their money's worth. On downhill forest trails you can explore the pristine forest and landscape, abandoning yourself to this impressive nature experience or feeling the rush on the lightning fast forest trails.

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Restaurant Medrigalm

The last stage of this tour will take you from the Kappl junction through the Ronenmais forest to the Kappl shooting club. Here nature and tradition shake hands.

summit station Medrigjoch gondola

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Tour 38

See - Ascher lodge - See Medium difficult enjoyable tour, with use of the cable car. m .............................................1,035 m .............................................1,035 Total distance (km) .......................22

This tour is simply too beautiful not to ride. High above the exit to Paznaun is Ascher lodge, at 2,256 m. The 1,200 metres altitude are intense. Inclines up to 18% and mostly gravel underground are challenging.

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At any rate there is then the excellent route which has a superb panorama, heading to the cosy Ascher lodge, with its sun terrace. The way back leads to the Medrigalm, going past Schaller and finally to See. For more advanced riders there's an action filled trail option.


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Aplus Werbeagentur, Bruck, office@aplus-werbeagentur.at Tourismusverband Paznaun - Ischgl, info@paznaun-ischgl.com Fotos: Christoph Malin, w w w.christophmalin.com, TVB Paznaun – Ischgl | April 2013

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