Zillertal high alpine road and Kerschbaumersattel


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  • HardLevel
  • access_time7:00 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt123,3 kmDistance
  • terrain2030 mHighest point
  • trending_up2490 mUphill
  • trending_down2490 mDownhill
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Zillertaler Höhenstraße

Tour information

One of Ausria’s most amazing high alpine roads
Also cyclists love the Zillertal high alpine road!
It is a popular destination as well as a challenge. Not less impressive is the panoramic view which awaits visitors along the course of the road above the forest boundary reaching from the Inn Valley to the snow-covered peaks of the glaciers of the Zillertal Alps. We recommend you to set off this tour early in the morning since especially on sunny summer days the narrow road gets quickly crowded with cars and motorbikes on their outings.
Start the tour at the parish church in Wörgl and go on along the federal road to Kundl and further on to Rattenberg. Go down to the banks of the river Inn there and take the Inn cycle path past the smallest town of Austria. At the roundabout take the third exit to Brixlegg. At the next roundabout take the second exit to Reith im Alpbachtal. Now cycle uphill until the junction Hygna. From there a narrow mountain road (gradient 12%) leads via Reither Kogel mountain to Kerschbaumsattel col. Downhill ride via Bruckerberg to Imming. Now follow the road into the valley, pass Hart and go on until Fügen. From here through Uderns to Ried. Now follow the signposting “Zillertaler Höhenstraße” and ride up the high alpine road via Riederberg to the toll booth and on to Zirmstadl (partly very steep with a gradient of up to 17%). Continue along the signposted road and , after a short descent, go on towards Hippach/ Zellberg at the junction and ride up and down past Hirschbichlalm to the highest point of the tour, Melchboden (2025m). The long downhill ride to the Zillertal valley starts right at the kiosk in Melchboden. Once in the valley, follow the road to Zell am Ziller, Aschau, Kaltenbach and Uderns until fügen. Change to the other side of the valley and ride via Hart and Bruck back to the Inn Valley. Now take the same route back to Rattenberg from where you take the Inn cycle path to get back to Wörgl.

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Zillertal high alpine road and Kerschbaumersattel


  • check difficult / black
  • Asphalt
  • Cycling helmet
    cycling clothing
    sun protection
    mobile phone
    cycling map (available at the tourist offices in the region)
    water bottle with sufficient water
    repair kit
    first-aid kit
  • From Innsbruck/Munich: A12 exit Wörgl Ost - take the B171 Wörgl/Wildschönau feeder road - after approx. 500m take the 2nd exit at the roundabout - continue for approx. 1km through Wörgl to the finish on the right-hand side.

    From Kitzbühel: B170 through Brixental - after passing through Hopfgarten continue approx. 4km to roundabout, take 3rd exit - continue on feeder road B178 exit towards Wörgl - drive through Loferer Straße until exit on feeder road B171 towards Wörgl - after 500m at roundabout take 2nd exit - continue approx. 1km through Wörgl to finish on right-hand side
  • Train station: Wörgl Hauptbahnhof
  • 2€ - car park in Wörgl, Innsbrucker Straße 16, 6300 Wörgl – from the car park to the left, ca 300m

    car park "Parkplatz Zentrum," Innsbrucker Straße 9, 6300 Wörgl – the starting point is right next to it