Mountain biking in the Paznaun region

A paradise for avid cyclists

754 kilometres of mountain biking trails – and at least as many wow moments – are waiting for passionate cyclists in the Tyrolean Alps. The region surrounding Galtür, Ischgl, Kappl and See is one big playground for all those who love to explore the mountains on two wheels.

From beginners to die-hard bike nuts, there’s something for everyone in the Paznaun – thanks to 37 varied tours and trails for all skill levels. On the “bike menu”: classic MTB tours, action-fuelled Enduro tours and ambitious Big Mountain tours.

The region owes its great variety of mountain bike routes to its fantastic location amid the mountains of the Silvretta, Samnaun and Verwall ranges. The breathtaking scenery all around turns every MTB tour into a sightseeing trip across all kinds of terrain.

Good to know: If you feel like exploring the trails of the region together with like-minded cycling fans, why not join one of the guided tours of the weekly activities programme

10 good reasons for a MTB holiday in the Paznaun

The region’s best mountain bike tours

Sporty and challenging? Fast and action-packed? Or relaxed and unhurried? No matter what you’ve got in mind – you will find the perfect trail in the Paznaun region!

In the region surrounding Galtür, Ischgl, Kappl and See, you can find a wide-spread network of exciting MTB trails. For a best-of selection, have a look at our bike tours section! 

By the way: Many of the local cable cars  also operate during summer and conveniently take you and your bike up to the starting point of your tour. To get from A to B, you can also use the great summer bus service – which is free of charge for holders of a Silvretta Card!

The top bike tours of the Paznaun region

The Silvretta 3 Lakes Tour is a great choice for nature lovers and sports aficionados. 

  • distance: 37.5 km
  • difficulty: hard
  • ascent: 1,160 vertical metres

Velill Trail, the region’s signature trail, features all the best of the Tyrolean Alps, packed into one spectacular trail.

  • distance: 10.3 km
  • difficulty: hard
  • downhill: 1,400 vertical metres

Dias Trail at Sunny Mountain Adventure park offers unrivalled downhill fun.

  • distance: 2 km
  • difficulty: intermediate
  • downhill: 400 vertical metres

The challenging ascent on Ascher Hut Tour is rewarded with fantastic views from the top. 

  • distance: 24.4 km
  • difficulty: intermediate
  • ascent: 1,233 vertical metres

Mountain huts and Alpine pastures

One of the best “side effects” of cycling in the Paznaun are the many lovely mountain huts and Alpine pastures dotted around the region.

They are the perfect places to take a break, feast on traditional delicacies and fuel up for the rest of the tour.

All mountain huts at a glance

Bike rental

Bike holidays in Tyrol are all about having a carefree time. That also includes your journey to the Paznaun – which doesn’t necessarily have to involve lugging around your own bike.

Numerous bike rental spots around Galtür, Ischgl, Kappl and See offer a large selection of top-of-the-line brands at great prices. Have you always dreamed of testing the latest-generation mountain bikes on your favourite trails?

In the Paznaun region, that’s not a problem!

Discover the bike rental spots of the Paznaun

Bike-friendly accommodation

Cyclists welcome!

The many bike-friendly accommodation providers of the Paznaun offer lots of great services for sporty cyclists and leisure riders – among them bike garages, repair services, guided tours and more!

Find bike-friendly accommodation in the Paznaun 

Event tip: Ischgl Ironbike

Every summer, cycling fans eagerly await the latest edition of the legendary mountain bike festival Ischgl Ironbike. The multi-day get-together of the MTB community is all about mountain biking – with highlights ranging from MTB marathon to expo area and show race. Don’t miss this great event!

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