KAT Bike Sport+ stage 2: DETOUR Brixen - Oberndorf i.T.


  • Partially open
  • MediumLevel
  • access_time6:00 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt52,7 kmDistance
  • terrain1933 mHighest point
  • trending_up1879 mUphill
  • trending_down1993 mDownhill
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Tour information

High up with variants
The second stage of our bikepacking trip through the Kitzbühel Alps takes us from Brixen im Thale to Oberndorf in Tyrol. With the Wiegalm Trail and the Fleckalm Trail (or whatever option you choose here), 2 real challenging trails are waiting for you! You don't dare to ride the single trails? You can follow the forest road.

Up to the Wiegalm
We start quite directly and without detours uphill along the Brixenbach. A beautiful forest road with a gentle incline at first, before the steep road with many serpentines up to the Wiegalm. After about 700 meters of ascent we arrive at the top of the Wiegalm. In bad weather, however, the Alm is closed.
The Wiegalmtrail is marked in red. The markings are like in skiing: Blue is easy, red for advanced and black for very experienced mountain bikers. That means you should definitely have solid mountain biking experience here. Parts of the trail are steep and narrow with technically challenging turns. An incredibly beautiful flow trail in the middle is probably the highlight of the Wiegalm Trail! Further down in the forest it becomes steeper again and you have to lift your bike over a cattle fence. Below we come back to the forest road and finally we come out down in the valley near Aschau.
You prefer to stay on the forest road? Instead of turning right at the top to the Wiegalmtrail you can follow the forest road in the direction of Aschau. At the bottom you will reunite with the Wiegalm Trail.
At the bottom of the valley, the original route turns right (direction south) to Aschau. From there we follow the Aschau bike path deep into the valley towards the impressive Rettenstein. Before that we turn left at the Ragstattalm and follow the forest road upwards to reach the Aschauer Höhenweg.

At the time we documented this route for you, the Aschauer Höhenweg was unfortunately closed and will probably not be finished before 2023. 
There is an alternative: Once down in the valley, the original route turns right (compass direction south) to Aschau, while we turn left, to the north. We follow the road to Rettenbach until we reach the bridge over the Rettenbach. Directly before the bridge we turn right onto the Issbühelweg and follow it uphill. Shortly after Issbühel we turn left and leave the asphalt. We follow the path towards Hiesleggalm and soon we are at Usterkaralm on the original route. 

So many trails. The dilemma of choice.
Now we are already at the top of Pengelstein! 
In fact, now you are spoiled for choice: You are very experienced mountain bikers with full suspension mountain bikes and protective clothing? Then the Fleckalmtrail will give you the ultimate adrenaline kick. This is a black trail, so you should be sure of what you're doing here 😉.
Directly across from the Fleckalm lift is the blue Hahnenkammtrail. A really nice flow trail that will challenge you and shake you up, but without technical challenges like jumps or extreme root trails. You would rather do without single trails and ride downhill on a forest road? Instead of going up to the Fleckalmbahn to get to the trails, you can follow the forest road towards Kitzbühel.

Via Schwarzensee to Oberndorf
Now we simply follow the bike path and arrive in Oberndorf without any stress or traffic via the Schwarzensee lake. Another stage done! Have a good rest.

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KAT Bike Sport+ stage 2: DETOUR Brixen - Oberndorf i.T.


  • Asphalt, forest road, gravel, trails
  • filled water bottle, cash, gpx track on bike computer, mobile phone, wind and rain protection, change of clothes, sun cream, sports glasses, muesli bars, spare inner tube & pump or repair kit, multitool, first aid kit
  • Coming from Innsbruck/Munich: A12 exit Wörgl Ost - feeder road B178 towards St. Johann i. T. & Kitzbühel - after the tunnel take the exit towards Hopfgarten - at the roundabout take the B170 towards Hopfgarten - in Brixen im Thale before the tunnel turn left towards the town centre - at the valley station of the SkiWelt Hochbrixen cable car turn left to the car park. 

    Coming from Kitzbühel: B170 Brixentalstraße direction Wörgl - in Brixen im Thale after the second tunnel turn right into the centre of the village - at the valley station of the Hochbrixen SkiWelt cable car turn left into the car park. 
  • Parking in the centre of Brixen im Thale or at the SkiWelt Hochbrixen cable car station.