KAT Bike The bike trail leads across the beautiful Kitzbühel Alps and can be combined with various levels of difficulty.

KAT Bike Tour Etappe 3

136 - 180 km/ 2.820 – 6.250 altitude metres

On the new KAT Bike Trail, formerly known as TransKitzAlp, you cross the Kitzbühel Alps from west to east. Four stages of around 180 kilometres and 6,250 altitude metres (on the black route) in total are waiting here. But there is always a plan B or C because you can opt for the black, red or blue version at every stage. Thus, you decide at the key points which version is the best for you on the day.

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Route description

Stage 1: Mariastein–Hopfgarten (25 km, 700 altitude metres)

The first stage starts in the small picturesque village of Mariastein. Having managed the first few altitude metres, you soon arrive at an idyllic plateau. The downhill ride to Wörgl is followed by the first long ascent to the Mösalm. You really deserve a cold drink at the quaint hut, and the beautiful view across the Inntal Valley comes as freebie on top. You then roll downhill to the valley on a forest road and, via the Brixental Valley Cycle Route, you reach the first stage destination: Hopfgarten.

Stage 2: Hopfgarten–Brixen im Thale (46 km, 1,600 altitude metres)

The tour on the next day leads you uphill to the plateau of the Penningberg. From there you follow the road until the end of the valley head where you take the steep ascent to the Haag Alm. The subsequent rather diverse downhill ride to Kelchsau is refreshing and lets you catch your breath. Treat yourself to tasty food in the small idyllic village with its century-old farms and the typical timber balconies with lavish flower arrangements. The next ascent follows quickly. Towards the end of the stage is a short push section before you continue in direction Angerla Alm; this is followed by a short ascent and a downhill ride to the romantic Windautal Valley. One more small ascent and you have arrived in Brixen im Thale.

Stage 3: Brixen im Thale–Oberndorf (53 km, 2,000 altitude metres)

With 53 kilometres and 2,000 altitude metres, the third day is the queen’s stage of the tour. The route leads along the track of the KitzAlpMarathon, 34 KAT BIKE TRAIL / KITZBÜHEL ALPS TRAIL. Starting via Brixenbachtal uphill to the Wiegalm, the route leads across the Harlassanger Alm to the Wiegalm Trail and continues on a narrow path with rock and root passages into the valley. The flowy trail is also suitable for trail beginners. Once arrived at the bottom, you either turn towards the Aschau Cycle Route or you opt for the blue route to Kirchberg in Tyrol and take the mountain railway from there. After a rest at the summit, you continue via the high route to the upper terminus of the Sonnenrast lift and then comes the fun part of this stage: the Fleckalm Trail. The in part challenging and rough trail is not suitable for beginners and a bit of spring deflection also comes in quite handy. This is followed by a short uphill section, alternating open meadow trails and wonderful forest sections, bristling with small treats in terms of technique. Continuing from the car park of the Fleckalm gondola lift, you reach the stage destination Oberndorf via the cycle route.

Stage 4: Oberndorf–Fieberbrunn (54 km, 1,900 altitude metres)

The last stage welcomes you with a steep ascent uphill to the summit of the Harschbichl, followed by a downhill ride to St. Johann. At the intermediate terminus of the mountain railway, you turn onto the new single trail which ends in a skill centre of curves, small banked curves, waves and other small obstacles. The practicing area is freely accessible but you can also opt for an introduction into the basics of biking techniques provided by the Bike Academy mountain biking school, which is based here. You then continue on the cycle route in direction Erpfendorf and from there uphill to the Huber Alm. This small enchanted alpine pasture is beautifully located in the surrounding mountain world and is perfect for a rest. Continuing from Lake Pillersee, the last ten kilometres can be taken without any efforts in all versions on the Kalkstein Cycle Route. You reach the destination Fieberbrunn via St. Jakob.

Kitzbüheler Alpen - Brixental
Tel: +43 5750 72100

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