Mountain Biking
Difficulty: medium

Bike tour Brixlegg - Berggasthof Holzalm via Alpbach

A beautiful tour offering great views and delicious schnitzel' at the Berggasthof Holzalm! Suitable for mountain and e-bikes.

Length 22.19 km
Duration 3:52 h
1050 hm
1450 hm

From Brixlegg to the Berggasthof Holzalm

Above Brixlegg, to the east of the Alpbach Valley entrance, the terrain undulates rising gently up to Gratlspitze at 1,893 m. The lovely hamlet of Zimmermoos enchants with its beautiful landscape dotted with scattered farmhouses and the well-tended meadows. In between the farms, a public road with little traffic leads uphill until just before the Berggasthof Holzalm at 1,452 m.

The road through Zimmermoos is a popular biking route and the Berggasthof Holzalm awaits the hungry and thirsty cyclists. Not only can one enjoy the hospitality at the Alm, but is treated to beautiful views towards the Rofan Range and the Brandenberg mountains. Shortly before the Alm, looking eastward provides for spectacular views of the Wilder Kaiser. From the alpine pasture you can cross the Bischofer Saddle (1,500 m) into the Alpbachtal and return to Brixlegg on secondary roads.

Into the Alpbachtal

After replenishing your batteries you can continue your trip to Alpbach. The Bischofer Saddle, the crossing into the Alpbachtal running from Gratlspitze westwards, is quickly reached by bike. Cycling along the Bischofer Saddle (1,500 m) provides for beautiful views towards the Inn Valley and Reith im Alpbachtal with its lake.

Beautiful descent to Alpbach and back to Brixlegg

From the Bischofer Saddle, the trail descends in serpentines over open alpine terrain. You will pass the Bischofer Käsalm (1,350 m) where, if desired, you can stop for something to eat and drink and cycle on until you almost reach Alpbach. However, you do not cycle into the village, but follow the signs for Reith and Brixlegg. Away from the main road into the Alpbachtal, which runs on the other side of the valley, you keep rolling passing quaint hamlets on the way to Brixlegg.

Soon after crossing the Alpbach Stream at Alpsteig, make sure you don't miss the turnoff to the right down to Mehrn (a narrow gravel road; don't enter Reith). Following a beautiful ride, this shortcut brings you back to Brixlegg.

Additional information

You're cycling on good forest tracks; suitable for e-bikes

Author’s recommendation

You must try the schnitzel at the Berggasthof Holzalm!


Gemeindeamt Brixlegg - tarmacked road MTB-route 313 to Zimmermoos to the Schwarzenberg Chapel (approx. 6km) - start of a gravel track leading to the Berggasthof Holzalm (stop for something to eat and drink) - Hauser Saddle via MTB-route 304 to Alpbach - Berggasthof Holzalm - MTB-route 304 along the forest track to the right - through the woods weastwards towards the Hauser Saddle (approx. 100m elevatiopn gain).

On the other side in serpentines past Almausschank Bischofer Käsalm - continue toward Alpbach - take the MTB-route 321 northwards - tarmacked road "Alpbacher Höhenweg" downhill - past the Scheffach Alm to Alpsteg - turn right after the bridge - short stretch of gravel path - tarmacked road - on L5 short distance downhill turn right after old peoples home - starting point.


Manuel Hufnagel

Round trip
Rest stop
Max. Altitude 1497
Start Brixlegg station or Herrnhausplatz
End Brixlegg station or Herrnhausplatz
Public access

You can easily plan your journey from your location HERE.

Public transport

By train to Brixlegg station, start from station or by bus to the Herrnhausplatz


Free parking in the village centre near the church

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