A steep, but well surfaced road branches off into the Moostal Valley from Sankt. Anton. After riding past the barrage weir for Kartell Reservoir, we reach upper Moostal and see the Kuchenspitze Glacier for the first time. A rough, partially boulder-filled gravel trail leads from the Kartell Reservoir up to the Darmstädter at 2,384 metres above sea level. This section is also very demanding, as the air becomes increasingly thinner. The return route is the same as the outward bound.
The tour to the Konstanzer Hut at 1,688 m is ideal for somewhat advanced mountain bikers with sufficient levels of physical fitness. In terms of difficulty rating and riding surface, the tour is also well suited for families who don’t shy from taking a more physically demanding tour. You can also park at the entrance to the Verwalltal Valley and save yourself a few uphill metres. The ascent to Lake Verwallsee offers the opportunity for a relaxing stopover to rest your legs. Later on, your efforts will be rewarded with beautiful views of the 3,056 m high Mount Pateriol, a distinctive peak in the midst of the Verwall Alps. The Konstanzer Hut is the ideal place to stop for refreshments. On the way back, you could also pop into the Rasthaus Verwall.
The route to the Heilbronner Hütte, which was expanded in 2019, is particularly attractive. The challenge is to overcome 20 kilometres and 1,600 metres in altitude on asphalt or gravel paths. In addition, the route can be combined with tours into Paznauntal, Stanzertal or Montafon. The use of an e-bike is recommended for this more difficult and beautiful bike tour.
A beautiful and, apart from the uphill climb, easy alpine circuit with beautiful views of the Hohen Riffler and Sankt Anton. The final downhill run in Graben above Nasserein is the only part that is somewhat gravelly and has an incline gradient of up to 22%.
The tour into the Malfontal valley is particularly interesting if you combine the MTB tour with an ascent to the Edmund-Graf Hütte. South of Pettneu, a somewhat rough ascent leads up to the Hintere Malfonalm, from where the hiking trail (approx. 1 – 1.5 h ascent) leads up to the Edmund-Graf Hütte.