Downhill hotspot and trail paradise
Mountainbiking in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
Summer means it’s time for Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis: Slip on your bike pants, put your helmet on your head and hop onto the saddle! From early morning to early afternoon, the motto is: high up and all the way back down. For the whole family. Bike park or challenging single trails – there’s something for every kind of biker at the high plateau in the Tyrolean Oberland.
Your mountain bike experience in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in a nutshell: Numerous kilometres of tracks and trails between 1,200 and 2,600 metres above sea level. You’re spoilt for choice between easy, medium and difficult routes. From an expansive network of bike trails for a leisurely tour to action at the bike park and curvy single tracks. Diverse, adventurous and enjoyable – a colourful potpourri for bike fans of all ages!
Your level of fitness isn’t quite up to par for a ride up the mountain? There’s a simple solution for that: an e-bike. Charging units can be found at the bike hires and shops. Just rent an e-bike and off you go!
You didn’t bring your own bike on holiday? The bike shops offer a variety of high-quality bikes for every type of requirement. Select your dream bike right away and let’s go!
Mountain sports recommendations of the "Alpenverein Österreich" for summer 2020
In general there are no restrictions on the hiking and bike trails. If you encounter other hikers or bikers, please keep a safe distance of at least 1 metre. So you protect yourself and others. The Verband alpiner Vereine für Österreich (VAVÖ, austrian alpine association) has developed recommendations for the practice of alpine sports in COVID-19 times:
1. Reduce risk-taking
Stay below the personal performance limit during alpine activities. Consider the corona-related risks and difficulties in rescue operations, as well as the additional burden on the hospitals. More than ever, the rule is: only healthy in the mountains!
2. Keep a distance of at least 1 metre
Wear a face mask to protect mouth and nose if the minimum distance of 1 metre must be exceeded. Certain mountain sports activities (e.g. mountain biking) may also require larger distances.
3. Mountain sports only in small groups
The actual number of people depends on the respective mountain sport. There is an upper limit of 10 people. Keep in mind that as group size increases, it will be more difficult to keep your distance! Avoid high-traffic tours and places.
4. Avoid habitual mountain rituals
For example, shaking hands, hugs, summit kiss, offering drinking bottles to others, etc.
5. Take mouth-nose protection and disinfectants with you
In addition to the general emergency equipment, mouth-and-nose protection and disinfectants should be kept in the backpack.
6. In an emergency, as usual ...
... act as a first aider according to the generally applicable first aid guidelines and additionally use mouth-and-nose mask.
Mountain bike and bike tours in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis
The sun is shining, the bikes are clean and ready for the ride. Nothing’s stopping you from going on an eventful bike excursion with the whole family. But which route is the best? Biking on asphalt? On a forest road? Uphill or downhill? Questions upon questions.
The family friendly trail network of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis offers something for everyone. Additionally, there’s lots of great attractions waiting for the little ones throughout the whole tour and at every pit stop. There’s no end to all the fun!
You think your kids are capable of riding slightly more challenging routes? The mountain bike trail network is comprised of all types of routes: from easy ascents to sporty challenges. Similar to the ski slopes, the bike routes are also categorized by level of difficulty. There are blue, red and black trails at the high plateau amidst the Samnaun Alps.
Always on the safe side! Opt for a guided bike tour for families and discover the Tyrolean mountains on your “velo”!
Tip: There’s a specially designed washing bay for dirty bikes. In a matter of seconds, your bike will be squeaky clean again. By the way, with a bike ticket (trail ticket, bike transport ticket, bikepark ticket or combination ticket), you can use this washing bay once a day for free!
In Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis, you’ll find a top-notch bike park: no matter if you’re a beginner, advanced or pro. Right at the Waldbahn cable car station – that’s where you can enter this adventure playground for two wheels. It’s divided into a training area, kids park, pump track, landing bag and slopestyle. There’s jumps, obstacles and ramps for every level of skill. That’s how you can practice, practice, practice all the tricks. If the level of trust between biker and bike is great enough, you may go further up to a higher altitude.
What’s more, you can take the Waldbahn cable car up the mountain. Sounds convenient, right? But how? The cable cars are designed so that you can simply take your bike with you. Once you’ve reached the mountain station, you can head back down on one of the trails – with different levels of difficulty.
Training camp for future mountain bike pros: At the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis Bike School, bikers of all ages and levels of skill have the chance to perfectly prepare for an action-fuelled tour.
Once a year, the multi-day MTB-Festival Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis turns the region into a mecca for bikers. Fun, entertainment and adrenaline kicks guaranteed! Click for more info!
Mind the cows
Austria’s farmers make an important contribution to preserving our alpine countryside. As a visitor you can show your appreciation for the countryside by behaving appropriately and with respect. Following these ten simple rules will ensure you have a memorable experience, while keeping everyone’s best interests on mountain pastures and meadows in mind.
Bike Everest Tirol
Bike Everest Tirol is a unique mountain bike tour with a difference in altitude of 8,848 m – that’s exactly the size of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. The varied tour with its 285 km leads you in seven stops to the most beautiful places from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Nauders at the Reschenpass. You shouldn’t miss a stop at the sunny holiday region of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis.
Restaurants and accommodation for bikers
There’s plenty of mountain huts waiting for fervent pedal pushers, where they can give their thighs a break and refuel for the rest of the ride with some delicious food. A tasty "Tiroler Gröstl" or a scrumptious apricot cake with coffee – and you’ll quickly replenish your energy reserves! Browse through our hut overview!
Good to know: You would like to stay overnight at a place where the needs of mountain bikers are taken into account? There are designated “Mountain Bike Holidays” hotels for bikers that leave nothing to be desired.