mountainbiker bei padasterjochhaus
mountainbiker bei padasterjochhaus

MTB tour to the Padasterjochhaus

MTB excursion into the Stubai Alps above the Gschnitztal valley: Almost 1,200 m of altitude difference through a beautiful forest and meadow landscape are mastered on the 12 km long route.

Our tour starts in Steinach am Brenner: The first kilometres are on the Gschnitztal road uphill to Trins. There we follow the signs "Padasterjochhaus". We pass the parish church and head towards the forest to the hiking car park, where the MTB route no. 577 starts. It will accompany us to our destination. The gradient on the gravel road is constantly above the 10% mark.

The path ascends in many curves up to 2,000 m a.s.l., where the sunny meadows begin. A flowering carpet of herbs and heather grasses accompanies us up to the Friends of Nature House, the Padasterjochhaus, surrounded by the limestone mountains of the Serleskamm ridge. From the mountain hut we have a great view on the Tux Alps and the Tribulaun Group. In good weather you can even see the Dolomites on the horizon. The descent into the valley along the same path is almost divine, where we can enjoy the beautiful landscape once again without any effort.

Author: AT

difficulty: moderate
  • Starting point:
    Steinach am Brenner (village centre)
  • Time required:
    04:10 h
  • Track length:
    24,8 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.041 m to 2.232 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +1201 m | -1201 m
  • Signposts:
    Trins, MTB no. 577
  • Destination:
    Padasterjoch Mountain Hut
  • Resting points:
    Padasterjochhaus
  • Track surface:
    about 40% asphalt, 60% gravel road
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Download GPX track:
    MTB tour to the Padasterjochhaus

If you want to do this tour, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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