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5 easy mountain or e-bike tours in the Zillertal

The Zillertal is also called "The most active valley in the world". There is so much to discover and really everybody will find it's special place .In the following article I would like to introduce you to 5 easy to intermediate bike tours.

1. Schlegeis View

A short but beautiful route starts at the Zamsgatterl at the Schlegeis dam. From there you can drive for about 30 minutes along the water to the end of the lake and return the same way. If you want, you can also park your bike at the end of the lake, lock it up and start the hike to the Furtschaglhaus at 2,295m.

difficulty level: easy / blue
length: 7.9 km
altitude difference: 216 m
time: 0:30 h


2. Easy trail to the Gasthaus Breitlahner

Starting from the nature park house in Ginzling. Over the Zemmbach follow the path towards Roßhag. Continue past the power plant until you come back on the B169. After a short time you will reach the Gasthaus Breitlahner.

difficulty level: easy / blue
length: 7 km
altitude difference: 259 m
time: 1:00 h


3. Adventure bike trail - Zillertal

You can start from wherever you are. The Zillertal adventure bike trail stretches from Strass on the left bank of the Ziller to Mayrhofen. Most of the cycle path is in the immediate vicinity along the Ziller. Regardless of whether you drive out of the valley to Schlitterer See or into the valley to Mayrhofen. Young and old, everybody loves this trail.

difficulty level: easy / blue
length: 30.5 km
altitude difference: 125 m
time: 2:00 h


4. Ramsberg - Hainzenberg - Zell am Ziller

Start at Mayrhofen train station along the western bank of the Ziller, past the Burgschrofen chapel to Ramsau. At the Zillerbridge in Ramsau, turn right in direction Ramsau, drive into the center, past the music pavilion, follow the signs to Ramsberg on the right. Drive the 6 curves on the Ramsberg, up to a flat section at about 1000m above sea level. Shortly afterwards the descent to Hainzenberg follows. The pilgrimage church Maria Rast invites you to "rest". It is not far to Zell am Ziller now. Drive through Zell am Ziller back to the Ziller promenade in the direction of Mayrhofen. You will pass the Zillertal Museum of Local History.

difficulty level: medium / red
length: 22.6 km
altitude differnce: 570 m
time: 2:30 h


5. Capricorn Worlds - Little Tibet

A bit more demanding, but definitely worth the effort, is the bike tour with a steeper ascent on the wild and romantic lakeside path. Starting from Bärenbad, the route meanders up to the highest point of the dam. Once at the top you can enjoy the overwhelming panorama from Gasthaus Adlerblick at 1900m above sea level. At the northern end of the lake, a path leads even further into the Zillergrund. Pass the material cable car of the Plaunerhütte and continue flatly to the Hohenaualm in Klein Tibet. Back you drive the same impressive route.
TIP: Since you have to drive through dark tunnels again and again, a bicycle light or a headlamp is recommended.

difficulty: medium / red
length: 7.2
altitude difference: 568 m
time: 1:30 h