Kitzsteinhorn – Gaisstein – Maiskogel

Kaprun

Zell Am See-Kaprun

A thrilling downhill tour with awesome views and many technical challenges.

Mountain Biking Severe

Distance
12 km
Ascent
267 m
Descent
1.2 km
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
13˚
Kitzsteinhorn – Gaisstein – Maiskogel Map

A ripping downhill with many steep sections and twists and turns along the way. This downhill tour incorporates the Gaisstein, one of the most popular mountain bike trails in the area, into a longer route.

Description

Beginning at the Alpincenter on the Kitzsteinhorn, head in the direction of the Häuslalm hut. From then on it is a very steep and technical descent to the Maiskogelalm hut on Maiskogel. Part of the way takes you along a narrow ridgeline, and throughout the route you can enjoy spectacular views of the Central Eastern Alps.

Difficulty

Severe

Widely variable, narrow trail tread with steeper grades and unavoidable obstacles of 15in/38cm tall or less. Obstacles may include unavoidable bridges 24in/61cm wide or less, large rocks, gravel, difficult root sections, and more. Ideal for advanced-level riders.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September

Features

  • Technical
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • Drops
  • Roots

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