Kitzbuhel For Mountain Biking
The MOST popular mountain bike trail in Austria.
Friday 12 August 2016 01:29 GMT
Southwest of Salzburg, the Kitzbuehel area offers over 750km of mountain bike trails with varying levels of difficulty. The region is so scenic with its high peaks and steep hills, but that also means there is plenty of climbing. With a gondola you can reach steeper routes such as Stochalm, where to enjoy gorgeous alpine meadows and fantastic landscape.
The most popular mountain biking trails in Kitzbuhel include the Ehrenbach Trail, 6Bike, and the “Bike Safari” round the Hahnenkamm.
The Bike Safari tour starts from Kitzbuehel or Kirchberg and goes through verdant alpine pastures to reach the Mühlbachtal valley that makes part of the Province of Salzburg. This route is appropriate also for bikers with low physical endurance and gives the chance to take your bike on the lifts and ropeways for free. Everyone will appreciate the gorgeous panorama to the majestic Hohe Tauern and Grossglockner, as well as the green slopes of the Kitzbuhel Alps and Wilder Kaiser.
The Ehrenbachtrail Tour is for bikers that love to dive into adventures and get over various obstacles. This trail goes across Ehrenbachgraben and includes jumps, drops and many natural obstacles such as gravel sections, tree root passages and hairpin bends which will raise your adrenaline. However, there are many trails on the way, called "Chicken Ways" that allow you to warm up in gradual stages. A useful tip for all biking enthusiasts is to take advantage of the Bikecard that allows you to use the lifts for free and is issued by the bike transport sections.
The Six Bike Tour includes six routes that drop for a total of 6,000 metres and passes through ascents, downhill runs and pretty panoramic trails in Hahnenkamm, the Kitzbuhel's local mountain. If you choose cycling in Streif you can feel the passion of the World Cup downhill, while passing next to action points such as Steilhang and the "mousetrap". Hahnenkamm is also famous for hosting adventurous mountain bike races and gathering at one place top bikers and hobby cyclists.
To reach this area from Salzburg, follow Route 215 west through Germany. Near Lofer, head west on Route 704 and then head southwest on Route 312. Near St. Johann, head south on Route 161 into Kitzbuhel.
Overall, Kitzbuhel is the 1st most popular mountain bike trail of all 65 mountain biking rides in Austria.