136 - 180 km/ 2.820 – 6.250 altitude metres
Away from everyday life; from west to east across grass tracks, past alpine huts, uphill to the vista highlights and power points of the Kitzbühel Alps: KAT Bike is an unforgettable experience and activates the senses on every stage in a different way. Calm in between offer the many historic, cultural and unexpected sights: whether at a 300-year old farm, venerable churches, pearls of nature like Lake Pillersee or at local monuments like the tower of the Huberbräu brewery in St. Johann in Tirol.
1st Stage: Mariastein / Wörgl – Hopfgarten
Start of the KAT Bike bonus stage is the small village of Mariastein or directly the town of Wörgl. This stage is around 25 km long, has 700 altitude metres and is perfect for warm-up cycling. The shortest route of the tour also offers numerous distinctive cultural monuments, old farms and stunning views to the town of Wörgl and the Inntal Valley.
Crossing the sunny plateau of Mariastein and Angerberg, the tour then continues downhill to the Inn river and across the Inn bridge into the town of Wörgl, along Bahnhofstraße to Wildschönauerstraße. The first ascent to the serviced Möslalm (964 m) starts soon after and is accompanied by a magnificent view into the Inntal Valley. The tour continues along the forest road to the exit where the hamlet of Pinnersdorf begins. Once arrived in the valley, the tour continues on the old route to the right into the Brixental Valley and then on the Brixental Cycle Track to Hopfgarten. Hopfgarten is a charming village with a baroque centre which is worth exploring after the tour.
2nd Stage: Hopfgarten – Brixen im Thale
This KAT Bike stage initially leads on a side road from Hopfgarten uphill to the sunny plateau of the Penningberg and then into the head of the valley at the end of the road. The ascent to the Haag-Alm (1.350 m) starts here. The descent from the Haag-Alm into the Kelchsau is very diverse. The route then continues towards the exit of the valley to the lower terminus of the Kelchsau mountain railway. From there, the route continues to the right along the Zillfeldweg uphill to the ”Toif“ farm with spectacular view. There is a junction where you can decide to take either the easy or the intermediate option. Whichever you choose, both take you to Brixen im Thale.
3rd Stage: Brixen im Thale – Oberndorf
The third stage of KAT Bike is well-known to participants of the KitzAlpBike Marathon. The stage leads along the route of the marathon and offers everything a mountain biker’s heart desires: crisp ascents, wonderful sections across alpine pasture landscapes and endless trails. But not to worry: the third stage is also available as easy and intermediate version!
4th Stage: Oberndorf – Fieberbrunn
The last KAT Bike stage also offers three versions with different levels of difficulty. Starting from Lake Pillersee, the last ten kilometres are easy whichever option you choose. The destination of Fieberbrunn is reached on the Kalkstein Tour Cycle Track via St. Jakob in Haus.