What makes the Trail World what it is today? Trails once used by hikers and smugglers were rediscovered in recent years and converted into natural single tracks. A total of eleven of these single tracks are located in the World of Mountains & Lakes – and some of them even connect Italy and Austria. The region’s route diversity, the scenery or the various options for breaks: If you’re planning to explore the cross-border trails, you have all the reason to get excited.
Single … as if! This adjective really only applies to the narrow trails for bikers. Otherwise, you never have to be alone because the community is always right there for you. Whether that means having a chat with like-minded bike enthusiasts on the trails or on the lift. Or exchanging tips, tricks and experiences while sitting at a mountain hut.
From the “Easy Way” to the challenging “Chri” or “Yannick” trails: The Trail World boasts routes for every level of skill – and plenty of adrenaline-fuelled bike adventures. What’s more, the bike region impresses not only with its eleven diverse routes. The Lift & Bike Giro, the pump tracks, special single-track lessons and riding technique training as well as guided bike tours complete its range of offers.
Tip: Holders of the +CARD holiday can use the summer cable car and lifts in the Nassfeld region for free – as many times as they like. All you will be charged for is the bike transport. And the bike rental system based on the “rent anywhere – return anywhere” concept is yet another “nice surprise” for bikers!
“MEX – Line 1” flow trail
You’ll definitely find the right flow in the Trail World – along four kilometres from Gmanberg at 1,044 metres above sea level to Tröpolach at 614 metres above sea level. Because that’s the route of the new MTB flow trail with banked turns, jumps and so-called “tables”. The cable car takes you from the valley station to the first section of the Millenium Express, and then it’s time to dash back down to the valley on the action-packed flow trail.
Forest and meadow passages and an average gradient of ten to 15 percent: That’s the winning combo that makes the “MEX – Line 1” flow trail the perfect MTB route for bikers with basic skills.
Service tip: A self-service wash station for your bike can be found right by the valley station. What’s more, the pump track is the perfect practice area for little and grown-up trail enthusiasts.
Nassfeld pump track
A new practicing course, also called pump track, is waiting for you directly at the lower terminus of the Millennium-Express cable car in Tröpolach (at the end of the flow trail) and also at the lower terminus of the madritschen chairlift.
The asphalt track, with its banked curves, pumps and a stone field, invites bikers to test and improve their skills. The pump track has a hard surface made of asphalt. The hard surface is perfect for various user groups. For example, the facility can also be used with skateboards, mini scooters and even inline skates. Thus, many people discover pump tracks as a good way to promote activity in a playful way.
For all ages and abilities
The aim of riding on the pump track is to generate a forward movement without pedal power by deliberately pulling and pushing, just using the legs and arms. The learning curve is steep, and the first achievements can be enjoyed after around 20 minutes. Once the sequence of movements, the so-called "pumping", has been internalised and the necessary speed has been reached, the circuit can be completed once or several times with a wide variety of bicycles. A pump track is even suitable for small children with balance bikes. In addition, a pump track trains the balance and especially the coordination skills, which are not properly developed in many people.
Lift & Bike Giro
It’s not just the single tracks, the flow trail and the pump track that make the Trail World surprisingly diverse. The Lift & Bike Giro is yet another adventure-filled highlight for mountain bikers. It starts at the valley station of the Millennium Express. From there, you’ll take the cable car up onto the Madritsche – and then, you’ll be dashing back down to the valley over 11.7 kilometres of mostly gravel (forest road).
What awaits you during your speedy ride? The stunning scenic views of the Carnic Alps with impressive rock formations and the typical regional flora and fauna. Views that have bikers in the mountains and down in the valley equally in awe.
Good to know: The Lift & Bike Giro is the longest descent in the Alps – it’s not quite a downhill trail but still only something for experienced “mini-downhillers” accompanied by an adult. Taking one of the MTB technique training courses by Sport Sölle is a great way to prepare for the tour. If you don’t have a suitable mountain bike, you might want to rent one at the bike rental by the valley station. Trail enthusiasts who can’t seem to get enough will definitely love the last section of the route starting from Gmanberg. It can be accessed from the flow trail, and it’s bound to give you an adrenaline rush.
Brand-new: Flow Trails Kärnten
The most comfortable way to get up into the mountains is by cable car. The most fun way to get back down to valley is by bike – on the action-packed flow trails! Six Carinthian adventure mountains have decided to bundle their exceptional mountain bike offers: Bad Kleinkirchheim, Petzen, Turracher Höhe – and of course, the Nassfeld and Weissensee regions. You’d like to find out more about the Flow Trails Kärnten?
Bike Card Kärnten
The Bike Card Kärnten is the season ticket of Flow Trails Kärnten. Includes: all cable car rides for biker and bike. Sale: at the ticket offices of the cable cars in the 5 regions of Flow Trails Kärnten.
- Adults € 382.00
- Youth (2004 - 2007) € 287.00
- Children (2008 - 2016) € 229.00
- You can find all information here!
Eight single tracks in the Nassfeld region, three at Lake Weissensee and the flow trail in Tröpolach: The Trail World continually grows and already offers infinite bike experiences on Austrian and Italian terrain. All trails can be accessed via cycle routes and – more comfortably – by summer cable car or lift.
A total of eight single tracks start on the Madritsche in the Nassfeld region – and can easily be reached with the Millennium Express cable car or the Madritschen chairlift. The starting point of the three downhill trails at Lake Weissensee is the Naggler Alm. To get there, you can take the Weissensee chairlift.
Nassfeld or Weissensee: These trail hotspots are located between mountains and lakes, and both are truly awe-inspiring. Look forward to breathtaking scenic views of the harsh rock faces of the Carnic and Julian Alps and the turquoise-blue waters of fjord-like Lake Weissensee!
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Location and how to find us
The Nassfeld-Pressegger See holiday region lies in the Austrian province of Carinthia, directly next to the Italian border.