Kitzbühel Alps goes one better with new TransKitzAlp tour
The four-stage tour cranks up mountain bike fun in the Alps
They call him Mr Mountain Bike. Because when it comes to cycling in the Alps no one is quite as fast as Kurt Exenberger. As a skills coach and former trainer of the Austrian national team, Exenberger is an expert on mountain bike trails in the region and is particularly impressed with the new TransKitzAlp trail in Tyrol. "This is a great tour for bikers who like riding in the mountains, but prefer not too technical terrain," he enthuses. The TransKitzAlp trail runs through the Kitzbühel Alps and comprises four stages covering a distance of 187 m, with ca. 8,600 vertical metres. The length and diversity of the trail will give mountain biking a further boost in an already bike-friendly region.
Exenberger also believes the trail will have a positive impact on the region. And the 40-year-old cycling expert should know. Exenberger is the founder of the Bike Academy in Kirchberg, Tyrol, the first mountain bike school in Austria. Prior to this he had a successful career as a road racer and mountain biker, and spent ten years as the coach of the Austrian mountain bike national team. The academy offers riding skill courses, guided tours and camps. Exenberger is excited about the new TransKitzAlp bike tour, which includes regions from four tourism associations Hohe Salve, Brixental, St Johann in Tyrol and Pillerseetal. "Stunning views, unspoilt nature, quaint alpine taverns and top hotels make the Kitzbühel Alps a truly special place," he says. And the new TransKitzAlp bike tour offers this combination in its finest form. The TransKitzAlp bike tour package includes luggage transfer and overnight accommodation in a 3- or 4-star hotel. "There’s no better way to forget the stress of everyday life than a good day’s ride in the Alps followed by a relaxing afternoon in a peaceful alpine atmosphere with healthy, locally sourced dishes to recharge your batteries,” adds Exenberger.
Escape the rat race and enjoy a well-deserved break in a mountain biker‘s paradise. The first stage of the TransKitzAlp tour starts at Mariastein near Wörgl. The 34 km route, with 1,500 vertical metres, serves as an ideal warm up phase. The stage ends in the market town of Hopfgarten, where participants can relax and unwind. From there participants will start the second day on the sunny plateau of Penningberg and ride through Haagalm to Kelchsau. After 47 km in the saddle, with 2,100 vertical metres, stage two ends in Westendorf. Riders have the option of bypassing the 7 km Fleckalm trail - considered a real highlight by many seasoned bikers - at the end of this stage so that the less experienced cyclists can also have fun on stage three. The final stage runs from Oberndorf to Fieberbrunn, offering breathtaking views of the Kitzbüheler Horn and other alpine scenery.
Those who do not have the required physical condition or are unwilling to exert themselves to complete the 8,600 vertical metres in four days can opt for an electric bike. "I think the TransKitzAlp is perfect for e-bikers," explains Kurt Exenberger. "Long climbs and few technical passages ensure great fun." And you can recharge the battery not only overnight in the valley, but also during lunch breaks in one of the alpine taverns along the bike trail.
Exenberger believes the new generation of more powerful electric bikes will give mountain biking in the Alps a boost. The TransKitzAlp bike tour offers fantastic inclusive packages that may not reinvent the wheel, but will take the joy of mountain biking to a high level.
TransKitzAlp packages are available with four nights in 3-star hotel or 4-star hotel, incl. half board and luggage transfer, starting from € 399. The deluxe package offers four nights in 4-star comfort from € 431.
Participants will return to the starting point via a comfortable train ride from Fieberbrunn. We also recommend arriving to the starting point of the tour by train: the arrival station is Wörgl.
TransKitzAlp tours are easy to book, just click the link below: www.transkitzalp.at
- 4 stages - 4 days of mountain biking through the Kitzbühel Alps
- 187 km
- 8,600 vertical metres
- 5 nights in an excellent hotel
- Start: Mariastein near Wörgl
- Finish: Fieberbrunn in Pillerseetal valley
More information + booking: www.transkitzalp.at
General Press Information:
The Kitzbüheler Alpen – this means the four holiday regions of Brixental, St. Johann in Tirol, Hohe Salve and PillerseeTal in the Kitzbühel area with 20 villages that have retained their Tyrolean charm. This included famous names like Kirchberg, Hopfgarten, St. Johann in Tirol and Fieberbrunn. A comprehensive holiday site for families, hikers, outdoor and sports enthusiasts is among the strengths of this destination. Its modern ski areas with around 1,000 km of ski runs belong among the best in the world. And that is partly why it is among the best-known holiday destinations in Austria and even calls itself as “simply tremendous.”