KAT Bike E-njoyStage 1 - From Mariastein to Windau Valley


  • MediumLevel
  • access_time5:00 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt53,4 kmDistance
  • terrain1330 mHighest point
  • trending_up1604 mUphill
  • trending_down1336 mDownhill
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Tour information

Start in Mariastein
The pilgrimage church in Mariastein is a truly impressive place to start your tour! This place provides you with impressive views of the mountain ranges that surround the Inn Valley. 
The nearest train station is Wörgl. The tourism board also suggests a cab. So you could do a little "prologue" from the train station in Wörgl and start your tour through the Kitzbühel Alps from the pilgrimage church the next day, or take the comfortable way of a cab. There are some good accommodations near the starting point. 
If the "prologue" is too much for you, you can of course join the route from Wörgl. 

Through the Inn valley to the Kitzbühel Alps
From Mariastein we head south over the Angerberg mountain. The route is marked and leads us to the Inn. We cross the Inn on a footbridge and thus come to the Innradweg. We follow the Innradweg in the direction of Kufstein and after about 400 meters we turn right onto the Brixentalradweg. (cycle path no. 21) Now we reach the outer limits of the town of Wörgl. One of the larger towns on our route and, by the way, also one with the best public transport connections. We follow the Brixentalradweg in a south-easterly direction always along the Brixentaler Ache. The Brixentaler Ache will accompany us for a long time and we will see it again many times!

The first “real” climb
A first climb puts us to the test and soon we arrive in Hopfgarten, where the Sport+ loop also begins. Soon you will reach a fish pond right next to the bike path. If you are already hungry: here the trouts are supposed to be particularly good. Both the Sport+ and the E-njoy route now lead together away from the Brixentaler Ache and along an asphalt road to the right uphill in the direction of Penningberg. Pretty soon the asphalt ends. We cross a narrow bridge over the Brummer Graben stream and we are already on a fine gravel road. Soon we come out of the forest and can already spot the first huts. At the Haagalm we can stop you will at least find a fountain to fill water bottles, however it is closed in summer.

Down to Kelchsau
Over a beautiful forest road with many serpentines we rush downhill and soon arrive in Kelchsau in the valley. A small town where we can get some snacks at the local supermarket. Just watch out: The supermarket takes a longer lunch break. 

Now we follow the road down the valley for about 500 meters before we turn right and cross the Kelchsauer Ache over a small bridge. Now we are directly going uphill again on a paved road. Only a short stretch and we already come to a junction. The Sport+ route turns right on a steep climb, while we keep left to go around the Glanterer Kogl. We’re heading as fast as possible to Straubing to the Käsealm! 

Cheese paradise at Käsealm Straubing
A paradise in the Windau valley. The “Jause" with local cheese and meat specialties is the best you will ever eat. Ok, maybe we were just incredibly hungry. But really, the Straubinger Käsealm is a true highlight. It's also worth taking a look inside. You won't forget the traditional interior, the flair and the hung meat. Well strengthened and refreshed, we only have to get on our bikes with full bellies for a short while to get to our destination. We continue up the Windau valley and soon come to an asphalt road. 

A night in Nature at Gasthof Steinberg
We follow this to our accommodation, the Steinberg Gasthof. A great place to spend the night and besides, delicious dinner awaits you here! The Steinberg Inn is a member of the "Tyrolean KochArt" establishments and presents regional dishes at the highest level. 

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KAT Bike E-njoyStage 1 - From Mariastein to Windau Valley


  • check Medium difficulty / red
  • Forest roads, asphalt roads
  • E-mountain bike, full water bottle, cash, gps device, mobile phone, wind & rain protection, change of clothes, sunscreen, sports glasses, cereal bars, spare inner tube & pump or repair kit, multitool, first aid kit.
  • Fom Innsbruck/Munich: A12 exit Kirchbichl/Langkampfen - 2nd exit at roundabout onto Schönwörthstraße - Schönwörthstraße turns into Mariasteinerstraße - approx. 3 km to the tour start

    From Kitzbühel: A12 exit Kirchbichl/Langkampfen - turn left at the T-junction - at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Schönwörthstraße - Schönwörthstraße becomes Mariasteinerstraße - approx. 3 km to the tour start
  • Guest card = travel ticket - bus & train included! Bike transport possible.

    Bus stop: "Mariastein in Tirol Wallfahrtskirche" (bus line: 4068)
  • Car park Mariastein pilgrimage church

Restaurants & infrastructure

Haag Alm

Haag Alm
Haag Alm


Open todayHopfgarten im Brixental