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Ironbike Ischgl

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  • Ironbike, Schwarzsee auf der Pardatschalpe
    / Ironbike, Schwarzsee auf der Pardatschalpe
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  • / Ironbike, Grenzgrat zum Salaaser Kopf mit Aussicht ins Paznaun
    Photo: Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Ironbike, Greitspitz, der höchste Punkt der Tour
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On the course of the Ironbike Ischgl, one of the toughest bike races in the Alps. The tour follows the original course of the race, beginning in Samnaun. The original route starts in Ischgl and includes an additional loop into the Lareintal in Paznaun.
Distance 44.4 km
10:00 h
2,608 m
2,608 m
The tour begins in Samnaun Dorf to Samnaun-Laret. It continues from Laret over a long ascent on the alpine road past Alp Trida to Viderjoch. From there the route continues via the Flimjoch trail to Idalpe. You reach the Velill trail after a short and speedy ascent; the descent leads past the upper Velillalpe to Ischgl. Next to the Fimba cable car, you pass through the village tunnel to the lift in the middle, which takes bikers to the “church”. This is where the ascent to Pardatschalpe begins and further via Höllkar to Salaaser Kopf. And here we commence our descent over the Zebla pastures back to Samnaun Dorf.
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Update: April 07, 2021
Highest point
2,750 m
Lowest point
1,347 m
Best time of year

Safety information

The tour was evaluated in favourable weather conditions, the current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be imperatively observed before the tour start.This tour does not make any special demands on driving safety and technique.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Show consideration when crossing and overtaking hikers. Most of the mountain bike routes in Graubünden run on single trails that are also signposted as hiking trails. Hikers always have the right of way.

Tips and hints


PostBus stop Samnaun-Dorf, Post (1,779 m)
46.951093, 10.371050
46°57'03.9"N 10°22'15.8"E
32T 604329 5200641


PostBus stop Samnaun-Dorf, Post

Turn-by-turn directions

From Samnaun village to Samnaun Laret.

Then via the valley road past Alp Trida to the Viderjoch.

Via the Flimjoch trail to Idalpe.

Ascent to the Velilltrail.Descent via the upper Velillalpe to Ischgl.

Village tunnel at the Fimbabahn to the middle of the tunnel, with the lift to the church.

Ascent to the Pardatschalpe, Höllkar to the Salaaserkopf.

Via Zeblaswiesen down the Alptstrasse to Samnaun village.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station.
  • Continue by PostBus (from Scuol-Tarasp or Martina, Cunfin) hourly to PostBus stop Samnaun-Dorf, Post Office.
  • In Samnaun during the day hourly service with the Samnaunbus

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina Tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or via the Flüela Pass into the Lower Engadine on H27, from Vinadi turn left towards Samnaun.
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of Reschenpass on the B180, from Kajetansbrücke in the direction of Spiss - Samnaun on the L348.
  • From the south: via Reschenpass to Kajetansbrücke, then towards Spiss - Samnaun on the L348.


Free parking in Samnaun village (Chasa Riva, Musella or Votlas)


46.951093, 10.371050
46°57'03.9"N 10°22'15.8"E
32T 604329 5200641
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo 1:25‘000 - Samnaun 1179 : ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01179-0 - Ischgl 1159: ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01159-2 ( Supertrail Map 1:50‘000 - Unterengadin/Samnaun: ISBN 978-3-905916-45-4 (


Helmet, gloves, good shoes, glasses, rain and sun protection, water bottle, repair kit, first aid kit

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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44.4 km
10:00 h
2,608 m
2,608 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Botanical highlights Cableway ascent/descent Summit route Singletrail/Free ride


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