Mountain biking

Lots of adventures on the bike tours on Mount Penken

Saddle up and explore the mountains by bike

Penken is the perfect mountain because it is suitable for everyone. After all, biking way up in the mountains is the best, thanks to the breathtaking views, the crystal clear air, and the amazing feeling of being so high above everyday life down below. In just over eight minutes, the comfortable 3S Penkenbahn takes guests from the center of Mayrhofen up to the mountain station at 1790 meters above sea level. Whoever wants to get even higher can continue up on one of the open-air cable cars of the Kombibahn Penken. You can easily take your bike along on either cable car. Once on top, you will find various mountain bike tours for all skill levels.

Facts

  • More than 20 mountain bike tours in the Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday region, five of which are located on Action Mountain Penken
  • Tours with various levels of difficulty, from easy tours to demanding ascents
  • Relaxed ascent with the 3S Penkenbahn and the Kombibahn Penken
  • Numerous places to stop for food and drinks along the tours
  • 1,200 kilometers of bike routes in the Zillertal

Plan your mountain bike tour with our interactive bike map.

Bike Tour Tipps

in the mountains of Mayrhofen

RASTKOGEL HUT No. 420

 

The tour starts at the Penkenbahn mountain station in the direction of the Penkenjoch. Shortly after the bottom station of the Kombibahn Penken, a gravel path leads down into the Horbergtal valley on the right-hand side, past the Horbergbahn to the Hochschwendberg. Once you reach the valley station of the Möslbahn, the path leads uphill to the left. Shortly after the tree line you reach the toll station of the Zillertaler Höhenstrasse. This is where the circular route Rastkogel Hut No. 420 begins, from which you reach the Rastkogel Hut via the Schaftenheualm and Sidanalm. Experienced bikers can also continue on to the Sidanjoch viewpoint. From there you return to the starting point at the toll station. Then the tour takes you down to Hippach via the Schwendbergstraße. From there you can return to Mayrhofen via the cycle path.

 

Distance: 36 km / Altitude difference uphill: 1,387 m / Altitude difference downhill: 2,552 m / Level of difficulty: difficult

MELCHBODEN JAUSENSTATION (SNACK STOP)

 

The tour starts at the Penkenbahn mountain station in the direction of the Penkenjoch. Shortly after the bottom station of the Kombibahn Penken, a gravel path leads down into the Horbergtal valley on the right-hand side, past the Horbergbahn to the Hochschwendberg. Once you reach the valley station of the Möslbahn, the path leads uphill to the left. Shortly after the tree line you reach the toll station of the Zillertaler Höhenstrasse. From here it is only 300 altitude meters to the Melchboden snack station. Once there you can enjoy snack break with a breathtaking view. Bike & hike tip: Here you can park your bike and head out on a 3-summit hike. On trail no. 19 you first reach the Arbiskopf (2.133 m), continue on the Rauhenkopf (2.268 m) and then on to the Kreuzjoch (2.336 m). From Kreuzjoch you look down to the Rastkogel Hut, which you reach within half an hour. From there a hiking trail leads back to the Melchboden snack station. Back to the Möslbahn valley station. From here the Schwendbergstrasse takes you down to Hippach. Once there you can return to Mayrhofen via the Zillertal cycle path.

 

Distance: 32 km / Altitude difference uphill: 1,267 m / Altitude difference downhill: 2,410 / Level of difficulty: difficult

BRINDLINGALM No. 421

 

The tour starts at the Penkenbahn mountain station in the direction of the Penkenjoch. Shortly after the bottom station of the Kombibahn Penken, a gravel path leads down into the Horbergtal valley on the right-hand side, past the Horbergbahn to the Hochschwendberg. Once you reach the valley station of the Möslbahn, the path leads uphill to the left. After a short ride you reach the Brindlingalm turn-off, where you follow bike trail no. 421 through the forest to the Nasenalm Jausenstation snack station (1,700 m) and further on to the Brindlingalm snack station (1,823 m). Back to the Möslbahn valley station. From here the Schwendbergstrasse takes you down to Hippach. Once there you can return to Mayrhofen via the Zillertal cycle path.

 

Distance: 28 km / Altitude difference uphill: 861 m / Altitude difference downhill: 2,004 m / Level of difficulty: difficult

Tirol Bike Safari

Cycling across Tyrol

The Tirol Bike Safari is the answer for everyone who is looking for a fun and flexible ride, since the Tyrolean mountains are the perfect playground for mountain bikers. The Safari consists of 16 stages and 15,000 of the overall 32,000 meters of elevation gain can be negotiated using 21 different gondolas. Point cards for riding the lifts are available at the Penkenbahn cash desk in Mayrhofen, which is also the finishing point of Stage 9 and the starting point of Stage 10.

Detailed information about the Bike Safari