Video: Austrian Tirol trip part 1 - Enduro Heaven

Aug 9, 2012
by FindMTB  
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Zillertal was the starting point for our Tirol trip, James McKnight and Alex Evans made the trip by road from Morzine which took them the best part of 8 hours. I flew into Munich airport and grabbed a transfer taxi which took around 1.5 hrs airport to door.

We spent 2 days riding and filming in the area and discovered some amazing trails. A great start to riding in the area would be the Penken mountain as it has a couple of marked trails that start off relatively easy and gradually get more technical as you descend towards the valley floor. I would grade them using UK trail guide lines as Red with more demanding Black sections, our guide was riding a XC hard tail and made it down most however he did walk down quite a lot of the technical sections.

The second part of the edit highlights the other side of the valley from the Penken, this started with a bit of a road climb to the tele cabin which took us up a further 500m, we basically traversed in a southerly direction across the hillside which brought us out above the town of Brandberg. The descent was amazing in places with some really unique trails that don't look like they have been ridden much. Again we only scratched the surface of what was potentially on offer in our two days of riding, we were well looked after by our hosts and guides who couldn't have been more friendly or helpful.

Stay tuned for part 2.

Many thanks to:
Becky Horton & Holger Gassler.
Tirol
Zillertal valley, inculding Mayrhofen
Sabine Katschke - Zillertal Tourist Board
Hotel Woscherhof
Günther Burgsteiner



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  • 2 0
 as i live just 15min away it would be interesting to see if everyone would be that happy if no tourist would use the trails. don´t get me wrong but tirol is a bit strange when it comes to tourists and locals. talkig about that - tourists are allowed to do everything and that is one of the many reasons why you all should come to tirol for cycling :-)
  • 1 0
 Have been going here for the last 3 years as my mates a raft guide. You have to do a bit of pushing up and searching but its all worth it in the end. Also plenty more to do apart from riding. I would recommend checking out Area 47 for a messy night out or just playing in the water park where you can huck yourself off a ski ramp into a lake!
  • 4 0
 Great video! makes me just want to get out and ride! Smile
  • 1 0
 hi enduroists just made this tonight take a look love to ear what people think gnarlybars.webs.com
  • 1 0
 I love Tirol. I stayed in Alpbach for couple whiles. The video promissing, and adorable music.. cheers
  • 1 0
 Looks great! anyone knows who to talk to about a trip like that?
  • 2 0
 Hej!

check out these guys: www.ridewiththelocals.com they got the Zillertal in their package, aswell as other epic destinations!
  • 1 3
 Check out www.ridebig.com, Whistler-based Big Mountain Adventures. We don't go to Austria, yet, but hit a bunch of other cool destinations worldwide!
  • 1 0
 Why are those guys goon riding in the whole video?
  • 1 0
 just around the corner and I have never been there :/

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