View from Ellmau looking towards the Wilder Kaiser Mountains, © Daniel Reiter & Peter von Felbert
View from Ellmau looking towards the Wilder Kaiser Mountains, © Daniel Reiter & Peter von Felbert

Bike Ride
Ride Around the Hohe Salve Mountain

This 60km ride around the Hohe Salve mountain is ideal for families with children and e-bike enthusiasts. Most of the riding is on tarmac roads and gravel, leading from the village of Itter at the foot of the Hohe Salve mountain through the charming Brixental Valley to Kirchberg, Ellmau and Söll before returning to the starting point in Itter. Highlights include fabulous views of the Wilder Kaiser Mountains. There are also plenty of locations, including mountain huts and inns, where riders can recharge the batteries on their e-bikes.

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Starting point


Finishing point


Mountain chain

Kaiser Mountains

Kitzbühel Alps


62.6 km

Riding time



  • Circular route
  • Handicap-accessible
  • Route with e-bike charging station
    • Itter open-air swimming pool, Liftweg 2, 6306 Itter
    • Rundell charging station, Meierhofgasse 33, 6361 Hopfgarten im Brixental (closed on Tuesdays)
    • Lärchenteich Hopfgarten, Kühle Luft 40, 6361 Hopfgarten im Brixental
    • Gasthof Jägerhäusl, Rettenbach 14, Westendorf
    • Tourism information centre, Dorfstraße 93, Brixen im Thale
    • Intersport Gschwantler – Radverleih, Erlenseeweg 1, Brixen im Thale
    • Hotel Loipenstub'n, Feuringweg 36, Brixen im Thale
    • Gauxerstadl, Issbühelweg 47, Kirchberg in Tirol

Difficulty rating



829m 597m

Elevation uphill 730m
Vertical metres downhill 730m

Fitness level


Best time of year



* 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.


Parking at the bottom of the Salvistabahn cable car in Itter

Places serving food & drink

  • Various locations in Itter
  • Various locations in Hopfgarten im Brixental
  • Gasthof Lendwirt, Unterwindau
  • Gasthof Jägerhäusl, Westendorf
  • Various locations in Brixen im Thale
  • Various locations in Kirchberg in Tirol
  • Various locations in Reith bei Kitzbühel
  • Various locations in Going am Wilden Kaiser
  • Various locations in Ellmau
  • Various locations in Scheffau am Wilden Kaiser
  • Various locations in Söll


Trail description

The ride begins on the village square in the centre of Itter. Ride towards Hopfgarten im Brixental, then take cycle path number 21 to the settlement of Elsbethen. Ride past the Gasthof Lendwirt building and into the Windautal Valley. After 4.5 kilometres, cross over the stream and ride past the Gasthof Jägerhäusl building. Continue on the other side of the stream in a northerly direction. The route then leads through Westendorf and Brixen im Thale to Kirchberg in Tirol. Ride alongside the Salzburg-Tiroler-Bahn railway line for a section and then follow the banks of the Aschauer Ache river to the village of Reith bei Kitzbühel. Continue via Astberg, past the Stanglwirt near Going am Wilden Kaiser and on to Ellmau. Cycle path 14 then leads back to the starting point in Itter. This ride can also be started at any other point along the route.

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