Route 201: Rauher Kopf
Eine Mountainbiketour auf den Kirchberger Hausberg, den Rauhen Kopf.
The absolute favourite route of Kurt Exenberger, manager of Bike Academy in Kirchberg, is the newly constructed Gaisberg Trail, which was opened on 8th June 2013. The 'Gaisberg Trail', in comparison to the Lisi Osl Trail which is also on the Gaisberg, is more demanding. The two kilometre trail snakes along the lift terrace. It then crosses a steep slope, where you then finally proceed along the edge of the pistes. This technically demanding trail has a few jumps built into it for downhillers. There are chickenways, so rookies have detour options. Ride on, Kurt.
Blue route - easy Family-friendly cycle trail with good surface (fine gravel or asphalt, or comparable surfaces) which can also be ridden with standard bikes. Inclines and declines of between 0% and 5%, on short sections a maximum of 10%. Alternates between climbs and descents, but no continuous climbs. Traffic-free or low traffic route. No especially dangerous areas and any danger sites are specifically marked (e.g. signposts).
Red route - moderately difficult Requires sports-level riding ability and particularly cautious riding. Mountain bike equipment recommended. Inclines and declines of between 5% and 12%, on short sections up to a maximum of 17%. There may ne unclear sections with a lot of bends. Be prepared to encounter vehicular traffic taking up the entire width of the road. The route, in particular its composition, drainage facilities (e.g. water conduits), cut-offs (e.g. barriers), safety facilities (e.g. missing railings and fences) and notices for dangerous sections, is exclusively designed with work traffic, including tractors and lorries in mind. These facilities may present hazards for riders.
Black route - difficult, challenging mountain bike route with lots of occasions when the maximum incline exceeds that for a designated red route and whose route characteristics are even more difficult. Mountain bike equipment obligatory. Riding which is suitable for the conditions is absolutely essential.
Single Trail - extremely difficult Extreme and challenging route, no longer passable by vehicles. Character of an alpine path with all the alpine dangers. Risk of falls; no safety facilities, such as railings; very steep. Be prepared to encounter obstacles such as high steps, roots and boulders. Not always rideable, in sections - depending upon your riding ability - you may have to push or carry the bike. These routes are often difficult to ride due to the weather conditions.