Europe’s most challenging downhill route
The location of the Nordkette Single Trail in high-alpine terrain directly above the rooftops of Innsbruck, make it unique worldwide. The technically challenging route starts at 1,905m at the Seegrube and covers a distance of 4.2km with a difference in altitude of 1,030m. Riders experience an interplay of steep curves, rock jumps and root passages integrated with northshores and drops. Every biker’s heart will be racing on this technically diverse trail with its unique panorama views of the city.
In addition to the Single Trail Ticket which was especially created for bike fans, the special “Extended-Play” ticket will be available again this year. This ticket makes it possible for freeriders to transport their bikes up to 8pm on Friday evenings.
The Nordkette Singletrail is closed for the winterseason.
Up and downhill at the Nordkette
In addition to the legendary Nordkette Single Trail, the Nordkette offers diverse uphill and downhill possibilities for bikers. People who like to put their legs to the test can come into their own on the well-developed tracks from the Hungerburg to Seegrube: a challenging uphill route with great views over Innsbruck.
Caution: Make sure you bring enough water with you to last until you reach the Seegrube.
A further 2 downhill tracks round off what is on offer for mountain bikers at the Nordkette: The Arzler Alm Trail, newly-opened in 2016, with different levels of ability from beginners to pros, and the Hungerburg Track, which leads directly into the heart of the city.
Safety und Facts
- Guests with bikes will only be transported to the Seegrube station. The transportation of bikes to the Hafelekar station is not permitted
- Only bikes which are in a clean condition will be transported
- Entry with bikes: Bikes can be transported from the Congress station. Please note: It is not possible to enter the funicular with bikes at the Löwenhaus Station or the Alpine Zoo Station
“Die Börse” (The Market) offers everything you need for sports such as downhill, freeride, dirt or BMX. They do not only sell bikes, there is also a great variety of bikes available for rent and they also offer protective clothing. Get your bike from Innsbruck’s city centre and ride up to the Seegrube (1,905m).
“Die Börse” Bikestore, Leopoldstrasse 4, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria, Tel.: +43 512 581742, www.dieboerse.at
- Ride slowly and carefully
- Pay attention to caution signs
- Ride the Nordkette Single Trail at your own risk
- It is obligatory to wear a helmet and protective gear on the whole route
- Only use suitable and well-maintained freeride mountain bikes
- Alpine Emergency Number: 140
It takes about 20 minutes to get from the Seegrube Station to the Nordkette Climbing Arena. There are approximately 40 tours which are mainly single-rope routes at the UIAA difficulty levels 4 – 9, which means they are suitable for both beginner and advanced-level climbers.
With an area covering 727 square kilometres, the Karwendel Nature Park encompasses almost the whole Karwendel mountain range. It is the largest protected region in the Tyrol and Austria’s largest Nature Park.