E-Biking in the Kitzbühel Alps, © Kitzbüheler Alpen/Mirja Geh
© E-Biking in the Kitzbühel Alps, © Kitzbüheler Alpen/Mirja Geh

Exploring Austria’s Largest E-Biking Region in St Johann


Bike routes don’t get much more stunning than the TransKitzAlp, a four-stage route which crisscrosses its way through the Kitzbühel Alps and is filled with scenery typical of the region, including rolling pastures, high plateaus and wide valleys.

The TransKitzAlp's final stage, E 4, is perfect for a day’s adventuring, filled with scenery typical of the region, including rolling pastures, high plateaus and enchanting valleys. 59 kilometres long, it starts in Oberndorf and finishes in Fieberbrunn, with 2,400 metres worth of climbs over peaks and plateaus.

It begins with a testing 1,000 metres climb up to Harschbichl, which offers an impressive view of the imposing Kitzbühler Horn. After a long descent down to St Johann, the Mozartradweg takes you through Leukental to Erpfendorf. Another climb leads you across the undulating alpine pastures of the Kalkstein, from where you can enjoy an incredible vista over the region. A final downhill section ends in the peaceful valley of Pillerseetal. As you whizz down the bike trail to the end of the route in Fieberbrunn keep an eye out for Jakobskreuz, a 29.6 metre-high building shaped like a cross that sits atop of the craggy Buchsteinwand.

If you don’t have the stamina to take on all those climbs under your own steam, consider renting an e-bike instead. The Kitzbüheler Alpen is the biggest e-bike region in Austria, with 1,000 kilometres of cycling trails along with 310 e-bikes for guests, 43 rental stations and 80 battery replacement stations that make tackling testing routes like this so much easier.


The baroque town of St Johann is perfectly situated for exploring the eastern end of Tirol, with both the rolling pastures of the Kitzbühel Alps and the rocky fortress of Wilder Kaiser on its doorstep. As well as being at the heart of Austria’s biggest e-biking region, it’s also a gateway to first-rate hiking, golf and swimming., © Peter Vonier
St Johann in Tirol

The baroque town of St Johann is perfectly situated for exploring the eastern end of Tirol, with both the rolling pastures of the Kitzbühel Alps and the rocky fortress of Wilder Kaiser on its doorstep. As well as being at the heart of Austria’s biggest e-biking region, it’s also a gateway to first-rate hiking, golf and swimming.



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