MTB Nr. 254, 255 - On Gravel up to Kitzbüheler Horn


  • HardLevel
  • access_time5:00 hDuration
  • arrow_right_alt34,6 kmDistance
  • terrain1728 mHighest point
  • trending_up1176 mUphill
  • trending_down1176 mDownhill
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Which bike for the Kitzbüheler Horn?
Now we have lured you perfectly with the buzzword "Gravel" and yet we would like to recommend you to think about riding the tour on an e-mountainbike or a hardtail mountainbike. Why? The climb is quite steep and often mountain bikes have a much lighter gear ratio.  
On the descent on the asphalted Kitzbüheler Horn panoramic road you won't really have less fun than on a gravel bike. The panoramic road is also quite steep and large brake discs on the mountain bike give you more safety and comfort on the descent. But don't let this discourage you from riding the gravel bike. Strong cyclists will love this route with its panoramas on the gravel bike! 

From St. Johann to the Raintal valley 
We start in the market town of St. Johann in Tirol. The train station offers us here a good connection to arrive by train. By car you can also leave your car at the parking lot Wieshoferstraße and start from there. 
We drive a very short time towards the village center and then to the east and ride along the Fieberbrunner Ache river. After about 5 km we turn right, direction south, into the Raintal valley. 

Up to the Kitzbüheler Horn over the Raintal valley 
Now our steep ascent to the Kitzbüheler Horn begins. Soon we reach a ridge below the Obingkogel and the Reisenbergköpfel. Here it becomes much flatter and we can recover a bit. Now it gets steeper again and in many serpentines the road winds further upwards.  
At the top we can rest a bit at the Hornköpfl reservoir. At the Hornköpfl hut we can also stop and refill our empty energy stores with local delicacies. 

On gravel to the famous Kitzbüheler Horn panoramic road 
Now we are already going downhill. First on gravel we make a turn and marvel at the silent lifts and huts where in winter skiers and snowboarders fill the Kitzbüheler Horn with life. After a small climb we come to the asphalt road. If you still haven't had enough, you can of course take the road all the way to the top and enjoy the panorama.  
Who continues to the top can of course also visit the Alpenhaus and stop there once again. The descent on asphalt is fast and thrilling.  
Just before we cross the Walsenbach, not far from the valley, we turn sharp right onto the Römerweg and follow it back to St. Johann in Tirol. In St. Johann in Tirol you have many opportunities to stop for a bite to eat and let your tour come to a fitting end. 

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MTB Nr. 254, 255 - On Gravel up to Kitzbüheler Horn


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  • Asphalt,easy to grip nature trails, partially lose surface
  • Functional bike dress
    Snacks and full drink bottles
    Fully charged mobile phone and charger
    First aid kit
    bike map, opt. download gpx tracks
    Sun protection
    Multitool & repair kit, bike pump
  • Bikestart in the region St. Johann in Tirol (Click here for driving description)
  • Guest card = train ticket from guest to traveller in no time

    Online timetables for public transport:
  • ​In the center of St. Johann i. T. (for ex.: parking Wieshoferstraße, parking Steinlechnerplatz, parking Koasa Stadion Parkplatz, ...

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