Guidebook

The Finest Mountain Bike Rides in the Kitzbühel Alps

A week's worth of 2-wheeled adventures amongst some of Austria's best scenery!

Charlie Boscoe

Description

With the celebrated mountains town of Kitzbühel and Mayrhofen at either end of them, the Kitzbühel Alps are rightly famous amongst skiers and have been the scene of many legendary ski races down the decades. What is perhaps less well known about the region is that it's home to some utterly fabulous mountain biking, with a ride suitable for everyone.

Whether you're looking for fast, furious singletrails accessed via a lift, or long cruisy rides which allow you to soak in the scenery, you'll find what you're looking for in this beautiful, and surprisingly compact region. Some of the rides in this guidebook, such as the Peisendorf – Hochsonnberg – Pinzgauer Hut Loop, combine just about everything that makes a ride great - a satisfying climb, a logical route and some brilliant riding too. Others, such as the lines at the little-known Isskogel bike park "only" offer the brilliant riding, with none of the uphill effort.

So whether you want to go hard and fast or simply enjoy some of the finest mountain scenery in the Eastern Alps, get you and your bike to the Kitzbühel Alps for some 2-wheeled fun!

Kitzbühler Horn MTB Summit Tour
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Kitzbühler Horn MTB Summit Tour

Fieberbrunn
27.1 km
1,204 m
1,215 m
An awesome tour taking you up and down the magnificent Kitzbühler Horn.
Difficult
Private
Apfeldorf to Harschbichl
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Apfeldorf to Harschbichl

SkiStar St. Johann in Tirol
13.6 km
950 m
950 m
This trail has all the elements of a knockout MTB adventure!
Difficult
Private
Single Trail Hahnenkamm (S1)
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Single Trail Hahnenkamm (S1)

Kitzbühel
7.1 km
19 m
902 m
One of the most popular and accessible MTB trails on the Hahnenkamm.
Moderate
Private
Salzachjochhütte Singletrail
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Salzachjochhütte Singletrail

11.0 km
410 m
410 m
A satisfying ride up into a barren valley and then a great, rocky descent.
Difficult
Private
Isskogel Loop
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Isskogel Loop

Zillertal Arena
16.7 km
470 m
1,109 m
A gorgeous ride far from the crowds.
Moderate
Private
ISS Tough
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

ISS Tough

Zillertal Arena
2.5 km
2 m
337 m
A brilliant and technical journey beneath the Isskogelbahn cables.
Severe
Private
ISS Shore
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

ISS Shore

Zillertal Arena
3.0 km
0 m
303 m
One of the most fun runs in the Austrian Alps!
Difficult
Private
Kreuzwiesenalm Loop
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Kreuzwiesenalm Loop

Zillertal Arena
32.2 km
557 m
1,723 m
Bike to one of the Zillertal's best huts and down into a peaceful valley.
Moderate
Private
Steiner Alm Bike
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Steiner Alm Bike

Wildkogel Arena
15.2 km
21 m
1,269 m
One of the most straightforward and scenic mountain rides it's possible to do!
Moderate
Private
Peisendorf – Hochsonnberg – Pinzgauer Hut Loop
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Peisendorf – Hochsonnberg – Pinzgauer Hut Loop

Kaprun
25.2 km
1,150 m
1,150 m
A challenging tour climbing and descending the Hochsonnberg (2150m).
Severe
Private