Ultimate Singletrail Experience in the Kitzbühel Alps
THE LONGEST SINGLETRAIL IN TYROL IS LOCATED IN THE KITZBÜHEL ALPS
"approved bike area": With this seal of approval by mountainbike holidays, nothing will throw you off in the Kitzbühel Alps. The range of biking services and infrastructure is being continuously improved - contributing to the biking region of Tyrol scaling the peak with regard to optimizing its performance.
In the summer of 2012, no less than two new trails are being constructed, giving even more speed to the biking and freeriding fun. In addition to 55 MTB-trails, spanning more than 1,000 km, the Kitzbühel Alps also offer freeriding trails reachable by cable car.
With the Kitzbühel Alps Summer Card, mountain bikers can get a "lift" to the starting points of the singletrails several times per day, in Kitzbühel up to the famous Hahnenkamm or in Kirchberg to the Gaisberg and the Fleckalm mountains. Here, mountain bikers can get up the steep sections without exerting themselves, saving their strength for the descent: More precisely for Cross-Country-, Freeride- and Biker x-race tracks, kick turns, root sections , Dirt Jumps, North Shore Trails, Switch Backs, Drop and Trial Zones of varying difficulty. For extreme downhill riding, take the Salvenbahn lift to Hopfgarten, getting off at the intermediate terminus. Riders with downhill bikes buy a bikepark ticket (day-pass, half-day-pass or season-pass) for this purpose.
Longest singletrail in Tyrol and new Gaisberg-Trail
With the Wiegalmtrail in Brixental, the Ehrenbachtrail by the famous Hahnenkamm, the Extrem-Downhill trail Hopfgarten, the super-long Fleckalm-Trail and the Lisi-Osl-Trail in Kirchberg, the Kitzbühel Alps biking regions has five official freeriding trails. Number six is around the corner: in addition to the 2.6-kilometre long Lisi-Osl-Trail, named after the overall winner of the 2009 Cross-Country World Cup, the new Gaisberg-Trail is set to open in late summer. The 2.3-kilometre long trail (500 m elevation gain) starts below the Gaisberg lift with a slope style of three to four adjacent technique-practice trails. The entire course was designed by biking pro and Bike-Academy-Kirchberg-Manager Kurt Exenberger; just as the longest singletrail in Tyrol - the new Fleckalm Trail in Kirchberg: It is 7.5 km long and leads down into the valley along old hiking and forest trails [JS1] dropping 1,000 metres in elevation. At the KitzAlpBike Marathon (30.06.12) the Fleckalm Trail takes the spotlight [JS2] for the first time. The entire KitzAlpBike Mountainbike-Festival in Brixental (27.06.-01.07.12) puts on a great programme with competitions, bike shows and side-events. The next fixed date for the Fleckalm-Trail is the Mountainbike Marathon WC 2013.
The Kitzbühel Alpen Summer Card is interesting for mountain bikers, too:
With the Kitzbühel Alpen Summer Card, bikers have an ace up their sleeve: It is valid any number of times on all 29 summer lifts in the Kitzbühel Alps - even several times daily (available from 3 days). For unlimited downhill fun there are also downhill day-passes or hourly passes at the respective cable cars. The motto goes: "Up with the gondola, down with the bike". The Kitzbühel Alpen Summer Card is is also part of the Three-Day-Short-Stay-Package, which combines a maximum of biking fun with accommodation in biker-friendly establishments.
The Kitzbühel Alps are also the largest E-Bike-Region worldwide with more than 75 battery recharging stations between Hahnenkamm, Hohe Salve and Wilder Kaiser. This means that bikers with varying degrees of fitness can embark on tours together. Mountainbikes and E-Bikes contest the "mountain classification" together in this case. To further facilitate the ascent, there's the Bike Academy in Kirchberg and the bike school in Hopfgarten: "Biking pros" get MTB-novices, leisure bikers, bike-marathon-racers, touring bikers or freeriders on the road.