Simply start pedalling: Bike paradise Tiroler Zugspitz Arena
Last updated on 19.05.2021
On the sunny Tyrolean side of the Zugspitze the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena attracts seasoned and aspiring (e-) mountain bikers with an extensive tour offering and superb infrastructure. With an e-bike it’s even easier to ride the region’s more than 100 tours and trails. To ensure that our visitors’ (first) e-bike holiday is a pleasure the local bike schools offer training in technique and everything related to downhill biking.
More and more bike enthusiasts are discovering the delights of e-mountain biking. The motorised support of the upper thigh, which increases leg power by up to 300 per cent, is too great a temptation. It’s the perfect way to effortlessly explore the mountain world of the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena with its abundance of natural treasures and to recharge your own batteries. Riding technique courses are offered so that novices in particular do not get a rude awakening on their first ride. “E-bikes move quickly uphill and are really great fun. Their high weight of up to 25 kg means it is best to take it easy on descents because this is when the risk of an accident is greatest,” says Georg Mott from Bikeguiding Zugspitzarena in Lermoos.
Simply set off on a tour of discovery
Anyone who experiences the pleasure of riding an electric bike is sure to fall in love. For with gently assisted pedalling even the longest round tour becomes a pleasurable cycling experience. As an “Approved Bike Area” the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena offers idyllic options at all levels: whether you’re a novice or a pro, a pleasure cyclist or a racer, a climber or a downhiller. Particularly recommended are the ride from Heiterwang around the shapely Thaneller (28 kilometres, an elevation gain of 589 metres) and from Ehrwald around the Daniel (45.3 kilometres, an elevation gain of 700 metres) with Lake Heiterwanger See as a highlight. Anyone who prefers their rides long and epic can try out the Zugspitz-8 route and cycle round the Wetterstein Mountains in addition to the Daniel circuit. This route is 111 kilometres in total with an elevation gain of 1,687 metres. And here’s a tip: the Arena circuit links every village with every tour and is also the ideal beginner’s circuit in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena.
Everything that the e-biker heart desires
On the Tyrolean side of the Zugspitze cyclists are comprehensively catered for. There are many unique services which helped the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena to gain the “Approved Bike Area” seal of quality. From bike hire facilities and bike guides with an abundance of insider tips and tricks to hotels which cater specially for the needs of cyclists. Our tip: Almost all cable cars transport bikes free of charge in summer. And with the interactive route planner on the website it is possible to quickly filter the perfect tour according to length, elevation gain or duration and load the GPS data for the route onto your mobile phone. A wealth of hire and battery charging stations ensures limitless mobility and flexibility.
Take the lift to downhill heaven
Naturally all tours can also be completed by bike without the assistance of a motor. Those who prefer their downhill adventure on speedy, lift-supported downhill trails will find a playground for enduro and all-mountain bikers on the Grubigstein in Lermoos, the Marienberg in Biberwier and the Almkopf in Berwang/Bichlbach. A particular highlight is the Blindsee Trail, which boasts the Great Trail Tirol quality seal, from the Grubigstein down to the eponymous lake.
And by the way: the new pocket guide provides descriptions of 20 tours and twelve single tracks – and shows them on a 1:50.000 map. This can be purchased for EUR 5 in the offices of the tourism association in Ehrwald, Lermoos, Berwang, Bichlbach and Biberwier. And the “Z-Ticket” summer card offers an abundance of great benefits in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena!
For further information on mountain biking in the Tiroler Zugspitz Arena visit www.zugspitzarena.com.