CLOSED KAT Bike Sport+ Stage 1 - From Hopfgarten im Brixental to Brixen im Thale


  • MediumLevel
  • access_time3:30 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt23,6 kmDistance
  • terrain1600 mHighest point
  • trending_up1080 mUphill
  • trending_down880 mDownhill
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Tour information

Getting there
In Hopfgarten we start our 3-day tour through the Kitzbühel Alps. Hopfgarten im Brixental has a train station, which can be used to travel by train from Innsbruck or Wörgl, for example. Possible connections here are S8, REX3 and REX2. 
Up to the Hohe Salve
From there, follow MTB route 268 in the direction of Alpengasthof Rigi. The tour first leads very steeply in numerous narrow serpentines to the Schornhof. There, at the latest, it is worth taking a short break to enjoy the breathtaking view from one of the highest farms in the area. 
Continue on gravel and soon after the farm through shady mountain forest. After a few more hairpin bends, you leave the forest line behind you and reach the beautifully situated alpine slopes at the foot of the summit of the Hohe Salve. You can already see the Rigi inn from afar. But just before you reach this waymarker, it is worth making a detour to the Kleine Salve with its romantic reservoir directly below the summit.

A break at the Alpengasthof Rigi
Finally, however, you really do get to the alpine inn. Here, at the latest, you have now earned a stop and a cooling drink. And the best thing about it: on the sun terrace you can enjoy it all with a wonderful view.
Descent to Westendorf
Once you have recovered your energy, you now follow MTB route 297. At first, this leads briefly uphill, but soon you reach the Salvensee, another highlight of the tour. From here, the descent is rapid in the direction of Westendorf. Passing the Hohe Salve reservoir, you finally reach the Brixental valley and the town of Westendorf again via many bends. There you change to the opposite side of the valley and follow the Brixental cycle path towards Brixen, where you have reached the tour destination.

Tip: Shortly before you reach your destination in Brixen, you pass the Brixner Baggersee, a quary pond - a wonderful opportunity to cool off after the strenuous tour.

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CLOSED KAT Bike Sport+ Stage 1 - From Hopfgarten im Brixental to Brixen im Thale


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