Bike Safari Stage 15, © Kitzbüheler Alpen/Ghost Bikes
Bike Safari Stage 15, © Kitzbüheler Alpen/Ghost Bikes
Gaisberg Trail in Kirchberg, © Tirol Werbung/Nicole Pfeifer
Gaisberg Trail in Kirchberg, © Tirol Werbung/Nicole Pfeifer
Bike Safari Stage 15, © Kitzbüheler Alpen/Ghost Bikes
Bike Safari Stage 15, © Kitzbüheler Alpen/Ghost Bikes

Mountain Bike Safari Stage 15: Kirchberg – St. Johann in Tirol

The stage to St. Johann includes epic climbing, stunning views of Kitzbühel Horn Peak and Wilder Kaiser Range, and fast and thrilling downhills from Gaisberg and Hahnenkamm Mountains.

Pengelstein, the highest elevation on this stage and one of the finest viewing outposts in the area, will leave your head spinning as you try to identify a seemingly infinite array of peaks spread out before you. At the end of this day, Schwarzsee Lake is a great place for cooling off and for taking a well-earned rest. Alternatively, take a stroll in the charming and historic town center of Kitzbühel. From there, it’s gentle riding to the destination end of this stage, St. Johann in Tirol. 

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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Starting point


Finishing point

St. Johann in Tirol

Mountain chain

Kitzbühel Alps


56.8 km


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

Difficulty rating



1,881m 658m

Vertical metres uphill (incl. lift): 1,874m
Elevation uphill 490m
Vertical metres downhill 2,033m

Fitness level

* 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

Important information on changes to the route in summer 2019: Due to work being carried out on the Fleckalmbahn gondola in Kirchberg, riders must use the Hahnenkammbahn gondola in Kitzbühel to travel up onto the mountain and then descend via the newly opened Bike Trail Hahnenkamm.

Starting point: Gaisbergbahn in Kirchberg • +43.5356.6951 •

In Kirchberg, take Gaisberg Chair Lift for an effortless uphill ride atop Gaisberg Mountain. From the top terminal, the trail corkscrews down through dense forest at first, before breaking out into the open and reaching the village of Kirchberg. For hardcore downhill riders, there are two optional kick-butt downhills, “Lisi Osl Trail” (S2) and “Gaisberg Trail” (S2, short sections are rated S3). Crossing the village, please pay attention to the signs at the bridge (demanding a very short hike-a-bike section). Shortly after passing through the village of Kirchberg, take the Brixental Cycle Path and ride along it past Schwarzsee Lake as far as Kitzbühel.

Lifts & Gondolas along the Stage: Fleckalmbahn Kirchberg • +43.5356.6951 •

Ride the gondola to the top of Ehrenbachhöhe from where a short descent brings you to the climb towards Pengelstein, gaining 200 meters in height. From there, it’s a long descent to Jochberg on gravel. In Jochberg, turn left onto Schwerterweg Trail and follow the cycle path to Kitzbühel. Having passed the charming small town, a short climb brings you to Schwarzsee Lake. Trailriders leave the normal route at  Hahnenkamm Ridge. It is here that the new Bike Trail Hahnenkamm begins (opens 6 July 2019). Back down in the valley, a cycle path skirts Schwarzsee Lake before it merges onto the main route. A few short climbs ahead you will reach Rettenberg Mountain, from where the path coasts down to Oberndorf. A gentle and fairly level road takes you to St. Johann.

Finishing point: St. Johann in Tirol


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: Kirchberg in Tirol, Österreich

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