The scenic beauty and diversity of the Brixen Valley is ideal for bike tours of all levels of difficulty. This is also the opinion of Uli Stanciu, mountain bike guru and publisher of numerous tour guides as well as founder of the magazine Bike, who has taken on the Kitzbüheler-Alpen region in a conceptual and advisory capacity.
The fact that the region is the absolute insider tip in the Alps is also shown by the top events Kitz-Alp-Bike as part of the Top-Six MB Marathons as well as the passage of the Transalp-Challange, which took place in 2003.
Wonderful high-altitude trails over alpine pastures and mountain ranges with great views are the reward for a sweaty ascent. The many alpine huts in the Kitzbühel Alps offer convivial breaks.
You will find pure nature in the beautiful side valleys of the Brixen Valley - Aschau, Windau, Kelchsau as well as the Brixenbachgraben. They stretch in a southerly direction and are the starting point for numerous tours of all levels of difficulty and length.
If you just want to get up there quickly and conquer the mountain on a downhill, you have the option of taking the cable car to the summit. Most of the cable cars in the region offer the service for bikers.
Cycling in the Brixental
and around the Hohe Salve
Here in the Brixental, all is still right with the world - you can see that when you explore the region by bike: Side valleys close to nature, hamlets with old farms, meadows and hedges, meadows and forests, as well as a beautiful view of the surrounding mountains of the Kitzbühel Alps. Every now and then, a traditional inn offers the opportunity to take a break and refresh yourself.
Cycle paths as far as Salzburg
The network of cycle paths is almost endless. You could cycle all the way to Salzburg on the cycle paths that have been laid out. One of these wonderful tours takes us from Brixen via Kirchberg to the old town of Kitzbühel and on to St. Johann via the Roman path. From here you could cycle around the Hohe Salve via Going, Ellmau, Scheffau, Itter and via Hopfgarten back to the Brixen Valley or continue to the idyllic Pillersee or all the way to Salzburg.
The beautiful side valleys of the Brixen Valley
A special feature of the Brixen Valley are also the unspoilt side valleys of Aschau, Windau and Kelchsau, which are ideal for easy cycling tours with normal bikes. Along the mountain streams, the paths, which are repeatedly lined with shady pastures, lead steadily slightly uphill to the valley head (approx. 15 - 20 km), from where it is then a steep climb. At the end of the valley you can stop for refreshments (Aschau - Oberlandhütte, Windau - Gamskogelhütte, Kelchsau - Fuchswirt directly in the idyllic centre of Kelchsau or further on to the Moderstock Hütte).