malfon tal alpe fischteich
malfon tal alpe fischteich

MTB tour to the Malfon alpine pasture

At Pettneu am Arlberg the Malfon valley branches off in southern direction to the Verwall mountains: The mountain bike route no. 701 leads from the Hohe Riffler through the valley to the meadows of the rear Malfon alpine pasture.

This tour takes about 2 hours and manages 700 metres of altitude difference and is therefore ideal for a half day tour. Our starting point is the village of Pettneu am Arlberg. From the Stanzertal cycle path, on the banks of the Rosanna, the route begins by climbing over the Reschen meadow and passes the car park at the entrance to the Malfon valley. On the first section of the route no. 701, which is the forest road through the Malfon valley, the average gradient is more than 12%.

The mostly wild valley gets flatter at the lower Malfon alpine pasture (refreshment point). The gradient drops below 10% on the following, 4 km long section, leading to the rear Malfon alpine pasture and the landscape changes from wood to alpine meadows. At the end of the path there are two ponds, fed by the water of the Malfon stream. This is a special place to relax, watching how the Hohe Riffler and the Lechtal Alps reflect in its waters.


Author: AT

If you want to do this mountain bike tour, please take information about the weather and the current conditions of the trail on site!


Starting point: Pettneu am Arlberg (village centre)
Destination: Fishponds at the Malfon stream, rear Malfon alpine pasture
Signposts: MTB-Route No. 701
Distance: approx. 7 km each direction
Cycling time: approx. 2 hours ascent, 30 min. descent
Altitude difference: approx. 690 m
Altitude level: between 1,190 and 1,860 m a.s.l.
Surface: 1 km asphalt, 6 km gravel road
Experienced in: June 2019


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