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
Highest point2,750 m
Lowest point1,347 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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)