You're going to be on the trails for three or four days as you ride over 100 miles (170 kilometers) and conquer over 19,000 feet (6,000 meters) in elevation. Welcome to the Kitzbüheler Alpen Trail, or short: KAT-Bike. During the day, you'll be deep in the mountains. You'll be completely alone with nothing but your joy to keep you company. In the night, though, it's a different story: When the sun sets, you'll be back amongst the comforts of modern day civilization. Saunas, spas, fresh clothes for dinner — this is the only way to end a wonderful day in the saddle.
Depending on your time budget, you can choose to complete this ride in three or four daily stages. Being fairly short and lacking any major climbing, you could even tackle stage one on the day of your arrival. For the three stages from Hopfgarten to Brixen im Thale, from Brixen to Oberndorf in Tyrol and from Oberndorf to Fieberbrunn, you can choose between different track profiles. Depending on your taste, weather and fitness level, you can put together your perfect Tour.
Of course, you can do the KAT-Bike on your own, transport your luggage yourself and find the right accommodation. If you like to travel more comfortably, you can also book a complete package. With selected 3 or 4 star hotels on site, luggage transport from accommodation to accommodation and the guest card with included return journey by train to the starting point in Hopfgarten, you can enjoy full freedom on the trail and cozy comfort in the evening. On the KAT-Bike trail — you have the choice!
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The medium-heavy version of the third stage on the Kitzbüheler Alpen Trail differs only by letting the demanding Fleckalmtrails from the heavy variant. If you want to take it a bit easier towards the end of the long tour or are not technically quite so experienced, you can fully enjoy the descent to Kitzbühel on beautiful forest and farm roads and technically much easier trails. In addition, a cozy mountain inn and the picturesque old town of Kitzbühel await you shortly before the finish. It is and remains a really nice, long tour, in the end we have exchanged just a bit of action for a portion of extra enjoyment.So let's start very leisurely up the forest path to the Wiegalm (Route 210). After leaving behind the once wild brook, tamed over the years, you will pass the Brixenbachalm and pedal uphill. The view culminates at the Wiegalm, well-known at weekends for the oven-roast pork roast.
If you like biking in the midst of beautiful mountain scenery, but the 2,000 vertical meters of the third KAT stage are too much for you, we have the perfect solution for you here: in the easy variant, you'll save the two really long climbs, squeezing in here and there few kilometers and get a much easier, conditionally less demanding route that is no less beautiful. About 30 kilometers and just under 800 vertical meters - still enough material for a great bike adventure!The easy variant also starts on the forest path up to the Wiegalm (Route 210). After leaving behind the once wild brook, tamed over the years, you will pass the Brixenbachalm and pedal uphill. The view culminates at the Wiegalm, well-known at weekends for the oven-roast pork roast. Take a deep breath and enjoy a break in the snack - the majority of the vertical meters you have done for today.
The intermediate version of stage 4 saves the uphill to the Harschbichl at the beginning of the tour and thus also the trail of the same name. In this way, you save about 800 meters in altitude and about 12 kilometers, so that your last leg of the Kitzbüheler Alpen Trails is a bit easier to master.So you cycle along the Kitzbüheler Ache directly into beautiful St. Johann. From here, the Speckbacher Straße leads directly through the center and past the baroque church. At the end of the pedestrian zone, turn left onto a cycle path (# 18). If you do not want to miss out on the Harschbichl trail, you can take the cable car from St. Johann to the middle station and rock the lower part of the trail - at least 4.2 kilometers of downhill fun, without any uphill!