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KAT-Bike - the Trail across the Kitzbühel Alps

Erwin Haiden

KAT-Bike - the Trail across the Kitzbühel Alps

Mountain Biking Collection by Kitzbüheler Alpen

9

Tours

37:33 h

224 mi

37,750 ft

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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KAT-Bike – einmal quer durch die Kitzbüheler Alpen

104 mi

20,200 ft

19,550 ft

Last updated: November 15, 2021

The Stages Of KAT-Bike

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    Etappe 1: Von Mariastein nach Hopfgarten – Kitzbüheler Alpen Trail

    Difficult
    02:32
    16.1 mi
    6.3 mph
    2,800 ft
    2,600 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The start of the bonus stage of the KAT Bike is the small town of Mariastein or the town of Wörgl. It is with about 25 kilometers and 700 meters altitude perfect for einradeln. The shortest route of the tour also offers a number of distinctive cultural monuments, old farms and fantastic views of the

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  • Difficult
    05:03
    28.7 mi
    5.7 mph
    5,675 ft
    5,150 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    About 46 kilometers and 1,730 vertical meters are waiting for you on the medium-heavy version of the second stage of the Kitzbüheler Alpen Trail. Traveling on minor side roads up to the sunny plateau of the Penningberg, the first kilometers lead comfortably on asphalt (Route 229). At the end of the valley

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  • Difficult
    03:38
    23.0 mi
    6.3 mph
    4,225 ft
    3,675 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    About 37 kilometers and 1,290 vertical meters are waiting for you on the simple version of the second stage of the Kitzbüheler Alpen Trail. Traveling on minor side roads up to the sunny plateau of the Penningberg, the first kilometers lead comfortably on asphalt (Route 229). At the end of the valley

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  • Difficult
    06:15
    32.4 mi
    5.2 mph
    6,325 ft
    6,675 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Inspired by the spirit of the legendary KitzAlpBike marathon, the stage from Brixen to Oberndorf may be regarded as the queen stage of the KAT bike. 53 kilometers and 2,000 vertical meters, seasoned with the finest trails, meet fitness and technique. If you want to go a little less sharp, you can also

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  • Difficult
    06:01
    33.1 mi
    5.5 mph
    6,425 ft
    6,775 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    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

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  • Intermediate
    02:46
    18.1 mi
    6.5 mph
    2,575 ft
    2,925 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    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

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  • Difficult
    05:08
    28.4 mi
    5.5 mph
    5,675 ft
    5,375 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The final route of the Kitzbüheler Alpen Trails leads over almost 46 kilometers with more than 1,750 vertical meters to the destination of the stage trip to Fieberbrunn. At the beginning you drive briefly along the Römerweg towards Kitzbühel. After that, it will soon be on a single track on asphalt past

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  • Difficult
    03:26
    21.2 mi
    6.2 mph
    3,100 ft
    2,800 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    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.

    

    

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  • Intermediate
    02:43
    23.0 mi
    8.5 mph
    1,000 ft
    725 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Even if the lightest variant of the third stage on the Kitzbüheler Alpen Trail is a little longer than the moderate, it goes much more relaxed, because it runs through the beautiful valleys of the Kitzbühel Alps and saves the two climbs on the Harschbichl and on the Gerstbergalm. Remain a little more

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    9
  • Distance
    224 mi
  • Duration
    37:33 h
  • Elevation
    37,750 ft

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