Riding the Harschbichl Trail, © Kitzbüheler Alpen St. Johann in TIrol
Riding the Harschbichl Trail, © Kitzbüheler Alpen St. Johann in TIrol

Singletrack
Harschbichl Trail

Opened in summer 2017, this singletrack trail on the Kitzbüheler Horn mountain winds its way down from the middle station of the Harschbichlbahn cable car along 4.2 kilometres and 420 vertical metres of thick forests and lush meadows all the way to the valley floor. Highlights include an incredible 145 corners, loads of berms and 11 Northshore elements and bridges. The trail is suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. The final 150 vertical metres of the trail are particularly beautiful and offer fine views of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains and the Leukental Valley.

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Starting point

Middle station of Harschbichlbahn cable car

Finishing point

Bottom station of Harschbichlbahn cable car

Mountain chain

Kitzbühel Alps

Length

4.2 km

Riding time

0 h 15 min

Features

  • Circular route
  • Handicap-accessible
  • Route with e-bike charging station

Difficulty rating

Singletrack intermediate

Altitude

1,187m 666m

Elevation uphill 6m
Vertical metres downhill 421m

Best time of year

Jan
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* These are approximate values and recommendations. Please take your personal fitness level, technical ability and the current weather conditions into account. Tirol Werbung cannot guarantee that the information provided is correct and accepts no liability.

Trail description

This fast and flowing trail begins at the middle station of the Harschbichelbahn cable car. The start of the trail itself has with an information board and can be found just below the lift station, near the reservoir.

The singeltrack is relatively gentle at the start, winding its way down through the forest via a series of easy corners and berms until it reaches the forest road for the first time. Riders follow the forest road for a short section before turning off downhill to the right and soon re-joining the singletrack trail.

It is here that things get faster. After crossing the forest road once again, it continues with a number of corners and berms in the forest.

As the trees begin to become thinner, riders reach the first (easy) Northshore bridge. A further, longer bridge leads out of the forest into open terrain. The course becomes faster here and stays fast all the way to the forest road.

After crossing the road again it is time to head back into the forest before taking on the next Northshore bridge at top speed. The trail then crosses the forest road once again.

The trail then bears left and passes through a number of fast corners, berms and rollers. The forest becomes thinner and the terrain more open. Up above riders can see the cable car.

The ground is more earthy here and makes it possible for riders to take the many corners and berms at high speed. There are also a number of small jumps for those who enjoy getting a little airtime. A further Northshore element with a safety rail takes riders over a ditch and back onto terra firma.

Corners, berms and Northshores all follow in quick succession. The forest becomes thinner and the meadows extend out with fine views of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains and the Leukental Valley.

Riders pass a mountain farm on the left and follow the road for a section. After passing under a bridge the trail starts again. The final section is what dreams are made of: fast and flowy - and great fun!

There is a skills area at the end of the trail where riders can perfect their bike-handling.

Tip! Riders who are in search of even more thrills and don't mind pedalling for a while can ride from the middle station of the cable car all the way to the top of the mountain. The technically challenging descent is more than worth the effort.

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