Hochkössen, © Tirol Werbung/Nicole Pfeifer
Hochkössen, © Tirol Werbung/Nicole Pfeifer
Lake Walchsee, © Tirol Werbung/Peter Neusser
Lake Walchsee, © Tirol Werbung/Peter Neusser

Mountain Bike Safari Stage 16: St. Johann in Tirol – Walchsee

The last stage of the Tirol Mountain Bike Safari is a demanding ride that includes 700 meters of epic climbing and 1,500 meters of thrilling descending. It takes bikers through another world class setting of breathtaking grandeur, from mighty mountains and luxuriant forests to gentle pastoral meadows and picture-postcard villages. At the end of this Best-of-Tirol day, scenic Walchsee Lake is a great place for cooling off and for taking a well-earned rest.

Tips & Details

Specific information about the stage, including GPS data, trailside eateries and services can be found in the download area to the right.

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Starting point

St. Johann in Tirol

Finishing point


Mountain chain

Kitzbühel Alps


44.8 km


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

Difficulty rating




Vertical metres uphill (incl. lift): 1,920m
Elevation uphill 1,085m
Vertical metres downhill 1,925m

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

Starting Point: St. Johann in Tirol

From St. Johann the trail follows the valley floor to the north, before climbing up through dense forest behind Erpfendorf. Having pedalled uphill for nearly 400 meters, the first descent brings you down to Kössen and to the base of Hochkössen Gondola.

Lifts & Gondolas along the Stage: Bergbahnen Hochkössen • +43.5375.6226 • www.bergbahnen-koessen.at

Ride the gondola to the top terminal where stunning views of the foothills of the Alps await. A wonderful panoramic trail snakes its way down to the valley and skirts Riedberg Mountain before eventually reaching the village of Walchsee and the lake of the same name.

Finishing Point: Walchsee


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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