Find Your Cycle Style in Kitzbühel
When the snows melt away, the Kitzbühel Alps turn into the perfect place to play on two wheels. Whether you’re a diehard mountain biker or a more leisurely cyclist, you’ll want to check out the region’s many trails, which wind through magnificent scenery. It’s the ideal way to discover this destination.
See Tirol on an E-Bike
The beauty of an electric bike (or an e-bike) is that you get to explore the scenery of the Alps without working up a sweat. As you pedal an e-bike, efficient electric motors enhance your own pedaling power, making the biking experience easy and enjoyable, and perfect for novice cyclists.
The Kitzbühel Alps area offers the largest contiguous region in the world for e-bikes. There are more than 1,100 miles of cycling trails, spanning 10 tourist regions across Tirol.
Don’t worry if you’ve never tried an e-bike – it’s as easy as riding a traditional bike. There are approximately 50 outfitters at which to rent e-bikes, and a number of hotels that lend them to guests. Plus, you never need to worry about your bike running out of power; there are nearly 80 battery exchange stations available in Kitzbühel and nearby towns. Just turn in your depleted battery and pick up a fully chargaed one – for free!
Arrange for a guided tour or strike out on your own. If you choose to explore on your own, pick up an e-bike map for touring the Kitzbühel Alps at the local tourist center. It outlines all of the cycling paths, as well as the rental and battery exchange locations, which means you’ll be fully prepared for your e-biking adventure.
Hit the Trails on a Mountain Bike
Mountain biking is the summer activity in Kitzbühel. The region offers roughly 75 miles of mountain biking paths that span everything from high-altitude mountain trails and winding valley rides to creekside tracks that dip gently through meadows of wildflowers.
The 600-mile Bike Trail Tirol that starts in Kitzbühel is one of the most popular mountain biking adventures. The route is broken into 32 stages, so you can pick it up at numerous locations; it also offers many fine stopovers along the way.
True aficionados will want to be in the region mid-June to attend the annual Kitz Alp Bike Festival, which includes a marathon, hill climb, and cross-country events. More than 1,000 mountain bikers join this weekend of competition in the Kitzbühel Alps.
Those who are less competitive will want to stop and enjoy the Instagram-worthy views, then tuck into a delicious spread at a trailside inn and restaurant.
Be sure to purchase a Kitz Alp Bike cycling map at the local Kitzbühel tourist office, so you’ll know all the routes.
Whether you ride high up in the mountains or down in the valleys, you’ll have countless routes – and hours of cycling fun – in Kitzbühel. Decide how adventurous you want to be, how hard you want to work, and set off at your own pace.