Markbachjochbahn, © Tirol Werbung/Oliver Soulas
Markbachjochbahn, © Tirol Werbung/Oliver Soulas
View of Wilder Kaiser Mountains (from Markbachjochbahn), © Tirol Werbung/Oliver Soulas
View of Wilder Kaiser Mountains (from Markbachjochbahn), © Tirol Werbung/Oliver Soulas

Mountain Bike Safari Stage 14: Niederau/Wildschönau – Kirchberg

Stage 14 has a real Mountain Bike Safari feel to it, with four lifts and a total of 3,000 vertical metres of descent.

Still, with 1,000 vertical metres of climbing on the bike there is a little work to do before you can let it roll downhill! Splendid views of the Brixental Valley, the Wilder Kaiser Mountains and the main ridge of the Alps make this stage a real highlight.

Tips & Details

Specific information about the Mountain Bike Safari stage, including GPS data, alternative singletrack options and tour descriptions with trailside eateries and services, is provided in the download area below.

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Finishing point



45.5 km


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



Vertical metres uphill (incl. lift): 3,445m
Elevation uphill 800m
Vertical metres downhill 3,445m

Trail description

Starting Point: Niederau • Markbachjochbahn Wildschönau • +43.5339.5353-0 •

From Niederau, the Markbachjochbahn takes riders to the top for their first downhill section of the day taking in numerous hairpin corners along the Grafenweg down to Hopfgarten and the middle station of the Hohe Salve cable car.

Lifts & Gondolas along the Stage: Salvenbahn Hopfgarten • +43.5333.400-0 •

After ascending 200 vertical metres to the top, riders speed down into the Brixental Valley. Down in the valley cross the main road (Bundesstraße) and cycle uphill on the other side of the valley as far as Westendorf. The bottom station of the Alpenrosenbahn cable car in the centre of Westendorf, is well signposted.

Lifts & Gondolas along the Stage: Alpenrosenbahn Westendorf • +43.5334.2000-0 •

After taking the Alpenrosenbahn to the top, trail adventurers and more leisurely riders go separate ways. The latter stay on the standard route and head north to the Choralpe. From there, riders cycle along a meadow trail and then again on gravel down to the Hochbrixen cable car in Brixen, which takes them back up.

Lifts & Gondolas along the Stage: Gondelbahn Hochbrixen • +43.5334.8507 •

After a quick stop at the Lake Filzalmsee near the top cable car station, a fast tarmac road leads back down into the valley. Riders can then finally take it easy on their brakes to let them cool off as they complete the final section along the cycle path to Kirchberg.

Trail riders, however, have to work it a bit before enjoying their ride down. From the top station of the Alpenrosenbahn they pass the Brechhornhaus hut before reaching Lake Kreuzjöchlsee. Shortly afterwards they reach the highest point and then head along a gravel section for a bit before finally taking the Harlassanger Trail (easy) down to Kirchberg. Riders wanting to master even more trails on the same day can take the Gaisberglift in Kirchberg back to the top. There they can choose between the Lisi Osl Trail (intermediate) and the Gaisbergtail (intermediate, difficult in sections).

The Mountain Bike Safari ticket ‘only’ includes one lift / cable car ride, so riders should either think in advance about which descent they wish to take or to buy an additional ticket.

Finishing Point: Kirchberg


Important! The length of the ride and particularly the vertical metres are rounded and to be seen as approximate values. The data was collected with high quality GPS equipment and processed with professional software. However, deviations may arise due to environmental factors and technological differences.

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Ihr Ziel: Mountain Bike Safari Stage 14: Niederau/Wildschönau – Kirchberg (47.449057577,12.088930102)

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