Eight Day itinerary:
Day 1Arrival day
Arrive at Salzburg airport and transfer to Mayrhofen in time to meet the RTW staff and settle into our guest house before the first day's riding.
Day 2Ride day
Your first ride in the Austrian Alps. We will take the gondola into the mountains above Mayrhofen and start the ride with an extra 3500ft. to our advantage, allowing us to make the most of the terrain on offer. We will then climb further and higher into the mountains to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the European Alps and get stuck into to the excellent singletrack. Today's ride doesn't have much climbing but the terrain is technical and challenging. It'll leave you gagging for more of Austria's off road delights.
Day 3Ride day
We switch to the opposite side of the valley today and head North. Tough climbs, flowing singletrack, great views of the Tirol Valley and what could be the most memorable part of the trip: Switchback City! The descent back into Mayrhofen consists of around fifty switchbacks, all different, all very narrow!
Day 4Day off
Relax in the local swimming baths, take a look around the local area or hop back on the gondolas for more riding or even a bit of hiking.
Day 5Ride day
Ride number three. We're heading South on the brand new Ahornbahn lift straight from town. Prepare yourself for amazing scenery and awesome singletrack up at the top and all the way down, just don't forget your camera! Later on, gaze back up the mountain side and try and pick out the trails you've just ridden from the comfort of a bar.
Day 6Ride day
Ride number four. We'll take you on the best ride of the week to truly round off a holiday to remember. Up and over the top of the Penkan with fast Alpine singletrack, rocky descents and of course your daily dose of switchbacks!
Day 7Ride day / Day off
Your last chance to have a look round the local area with your transport pass, retrace one of your favourite rides or ask nicely and your guide can take you on a short local ride using the Penkan lift.
Day 8Departure day
If you have paid for transfers, we will depart for Salzburg airport at a convenient time for everyone.
Further details:There is no obligation for riders to participate in the guided rides organised by RTW on any of the days. Each ride organised by RTW will be guided by our staff in as smaller groups as possible.
All 14 nights accommodation will be arranged by Ride the World along with the transfer of guests' luggage from one hotel to the next during the holiday.