A classic: Kitzbüheler Horn


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  • access_time4:30 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt76,6 kmDistance
  • terrain1670 mHighest point
  • trending_up1420 mUphill
  • trending_down1410 mDownhill
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Kitzbüheler Horn

Tour information

 The tour leads from Hopfgarten into the Windau valley and via a short, but demanding climb up to Westendorf. From there continue along the cycling path to Brixen. In Brixen we exchange the cycling path for the main road to Kitzbühel. After a short visit to the famous winter resort the conquest of the Kitzbüheler Horn can start. With a maximum gradient of 22,3% the “Horn” is the steepest mountain for cycling in Austria and one of the most challenging climbs in the international, professional cycling scene. The panorama road leading to the peak of the mountain branches off the road to St. Johann. At "Höglern", which has been the start of the famous Kitzbüheler Horn mountain cycling race for decades, there is a permanent time measurement facility which provides information about your own personal best time. Follow the road uphill to the mountain restaurant Alpenhaus. After the exhausting ascent you will enjoy the descent even more. To return we choose the route via Reith and on to Going, then further on to Ellmau, Scheffau, Söll and Itter. Get off the main road there and turn left into the road leading uphill to the village of Itter from where the road then leads downhill again to Hopfgarten.

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A classic: Kitzbüheler Horn


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  • Cycling helmet & clothes
    rainwear & sun protection
    cash & mobile phone
    cycling map (from the tourist offices in the region)
    snack & water bottle with sufficient water
    repair kit & first aid kit
  • From Innsbruck/Munich: A12 exit Wörgl Ost - feeder road B178 towards St. Johann i. T. & Kitzbühel - after the tunnel exit towards Hopfgarten - at the roundabout take the B170 towards Hopfgarten - in Hopfgarten before the railway underpass turn left towards Salvena - follow the signs to the tourist informaiton centre

    From Kitzbühel: B170 Brixentalstraße direction Wörgl - in Hopfgarten after the second railway underpass take the first exit on the right direction Salvena - follow the signs to the tourist information centre.
  • Train & bus stop: Hopfgarten Berglift
  • free parking at the P3 Wasserfeld car park (through the underpass and over the bridge in the direction of Kelchsau - on the right-hand side