You ride along an awesome single trail as it winds around a mountain lake and between gentle grassy slopes, backdropped by the towering 6,550-feet (2,000 m) peaks of the Kitzbühel Alps. The flowy trails, which can be tricky at times, lead through magnificent scenery through this mountainous region of Austria. With the perfect mix of action, fun, and nature, this is exactly what mountain biking is about. The Kitzbühel Alps are known for their incredible single trails – we present seven of the best in this Collection.
The single trails through the Kitzbühel Alps can be easily combined together. You can either pedal up the mountains yourself and ride several MTB routes, or you can catch a gondola up the mountain with your bike and enjoy the single trails at the top. Whether you are a novice MTBer or a seasoned pro, you’ll find everything from beginner’s trails to challenging downhill runs. At 4.4 miles (7.1 km), the Fleckalm Trail is the longest single trail in Tyrol.
Situated in the heart of this single trail paradise, the Brixen Valley is the ideal starting point for your MTB adventures. From the valley, you can easily reach the Fleckalm Trail which is known as one of the ‘Greatest Trails of Tyrol’. The Lisi Osl Trail, which featured in the MTB World Cup, is also nearby. In the municipality of Brixen im Thale, you can enjoy the sun on the Sun Trail.
Thanks to the region’s mountain railways and gondolas, you can easily ride several of the trails. Five lifts run up to six of the trails, you can get up to the top without tiring yourself out. With the Kitzbüheler Alpen Trail Card, you can enjoy the fun of all the trails.
Fun and variety are guaranteed with the new flow trail, right outside the gates of Kitzbühel. There really is no easier way to enjoy your trail: the Hahnenkammbahn takes you from the city straight up to the Kitzbühel mountains. Once at the top, you have a fantastic view with a wonderful panorama. And here is the start of the new Hahnenkamm Trail.So it starts right at the mountain station. After getting off you will see the famous “Streif” ski race track on the right, which is a sporting challenge in both winter and summer. But this is another story. Instead, you turn onto the new flow trail, which has been winding its way down into the valley for over seven kilometers since summer 2019. You are sure to have a lot of flow with the routing of the new trail.The route is varied and offers you simple key points and playful elements. Thanks to a clever route, the trail manages without many artificial elements. Natural passages, meadow curves, small waves and jumps as well as natural obstacles offer you variety and action. Whether you are new to biking or already have good skills: everyone gets their money's worth here. Braking is only encouraged now and then by the beautiful view down to Kitzbühel.
The Fleckalmtrail is one of the five “Great Trails” in Tyrol. And it is not only one of the most beautiful, but also one of the longest trails in the country. It meanders a whopping 7.1 kilometers into the valley with great views and presents you with one or the other technical challenge: In the midst of the impressive mountains of the Kitzbühel Alps, the varied route leads around 1,100 meters downhill.On the seemingly endless descent, root passages, larger and smaller jumps, finely laid berm curves, occasional short counter climbs and fast speed sections ensure the perfect enduro feeling. The demanding route requires a certain amount of concentration, stamina and driving technique. When you have reached the bottom, there is really only one question: Do you want to take the cable car up again quickly, or do you prefer to take a short break in cozy Kirchberg before the next descent?Tip: If you want to combine biking and relaxing, simply plan a stop in the cozy Fleckalm about halfway along the trail. There is delicious food with the best view.
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This trail at the gates of Kirchberg is named after the big daughter of the region: mountain bike cross-country world cup rider Lisi Osl. It guarantees you around three kilometers of pure downhill enjoyment. Up to the start, however, you come very comfortably: With the Gaisberg chairlift you can easily reach the mountain station.There it starts at an altitude of 1,270 meters. The mostly natural route offers flowing passages and a multitude of the finest serpentines at around 450 meters of altitude. While beginners make their first experiences with berms, easy steps or roots here, experienced mountain bikers can use the steps for jumps. The medium-difficulty trail, which is consistently rated S2 on the single trail scale, brings a grin on your face with its varied character - regardless of whether you are a mountain bike beginner or a professional. The Lisi Osl Trail ends at the valley station of the Gaisberglift, so you can go up again straight away!By the way: if you prefer to earn your own descents, you can of course do that too. You can get to the start of the trail on your own via mountain bike route 203. You need about 1.5 hours for the 450 meters in altitude. Once at the top, you can refresh yourself in the Gaisbergstüberl right at the mountain station and recharge your batteries for the descent. On the large sun terrace you can enjoy a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains.
The Gaisberg Trail on the mountain of the same name is a real classic at the gates of Kirchberg in Tirol - no wonder that the Austrian State Downhill Championships have already been held here! This trail has it all and is perfect for you if you have a lot of suspension travel and are looking for a real downhill challenge.The two kilometer long descent offers everything that makes a real downhill route: You drive over partly soft forest floor, lots of roots, speed sections and enjoy rapid jumps over edges of terrain or wooden structures. For the demanding descent over 450 meters in altitude, a certain amount of driving technique is necessary. The trail is therefore consistently rated S3 on the single trail scale.The Gaisberg Trail runs below the lift route of the Gaisberg chairlift. With this you can always go back up to enjoy a new, rapid ride into the valley. The end of the trail spits you out right at the Aschauer Ache, which you only need to follow a few hundred meters to the valley station of the chair lift.
The Wiegalmtrail is a beautiful natural trail that begins below the Wiegalm and leads down a narrow hiking trail (partly as a shared trail) with stone and root passages, flowing and moderate into the valley. The Wiegalmtrail is also part of the first section of the legendary KitzAlpBike MTB Marathon, which attracts more than a thousand professionals and amateurs every year. Not least because of this, it is the icing on the cake of every beautiful bike tour through the region.To drive the Wiegalmtrail, you have to make a little effort, because it starts in the middle of the mountain and not at the mountain station of a cable car. From Kirchberg or Brixen you can integrate it wonderfully into a wonderful day tour and remind yourself with every ascent that a wonderful reward is still waiting for you with the trail.By the way, on the way to the trail there are various recommended places to stop for refreshments, such as the Wiegalm snack station or the Kobinger hut.
The Sun Trail combines alpine exhilaration with fast-paced trails, which are also feasible for bikers without much experience. The first 500 meters in altitude up to Hochbrixen are done by mountain railway. This saves you the arduous ascent over the Sonnberg.The trail fun begins in Hochbrixen at the mountain station: The first descent to Berggasthof Nieding awaits you here. In between you can take a short break with the best view. Strengthened, you are ready for a two-kilometer ascent with around 200 meters of altitude. You roll a short distance on asphalt and then later you turn into the Gsengweg, which leads you on gravel through the forest and over open areas, from which you always have a fantastic view of the entire Brixental. If it gets too much, just push and save the strength for the following trail. It will be worth it: The Sun Trail is a flow trail as it stands in the book and will put a big grin on your face.Back in Brixen there are many options. How about a relaxing trip to the large leisure complex with an adventure pool and bathing lake? Or a few laps at the skill park at the valley station of the SkiWelt mountain railway with a new pump track. Or you can simply take the lift up again - you can't get enough of biking here anyway.
The Harschbichl Trail is a flow trail as it stands in the book. It was built by renowned trail designers and is divided into two sections: In the upper section, it is a little more difficult and offers you incomparable views of the Wilder Kaiser over and over again. The lower part is very simple and also ideal for newbies. It leads directly to a practice course in which everyone can hone their driving skills.It starts at the middle station of the Harschbichlbahn. The Harschbichl Trail starts off at a leisurely pace and initially winds its way through the forest in gentle curves and bordering areas. After you have crossed a forest path, the route picks up speed and leads you through beautiful curves and berms through the forest. Small North Shore elements provide variety before it gets faster again.You drive under the gondola and look forward to numerous waves and berms as well as a few jumps that bring you airtime and put a grin on your face. Again and again, fantastic views of the Wilder Kaiser and the Leukental open up - simply to enjoy! At the end of the route you come to the skill area, where you can perfect your driving skills.Tip: If you are looking for even more driving fun and are not afraid of an uphill, you can pedal from the start of the trail at the middle station up to the summit. The view at the top and the technically demanding descent is definitely worth the effort.