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25 August 2017

Beloved Hometrails - Ein Tag mit Mountainbike am Kitzsteinhorn

This time I want you to get a closer view of my favourite hometrails in Kaprun/Austria. I am totally lucky to have such a trail paradise around me. The Kitzsteinhorn is one of the highest mountains here in Salzburg, with a breathtaking view to the lake of Zell am see, Kaprun and the mountains of Saalbach and Leogang. My Hometrails also belong to the Kitzsteinhorn, while riding down, enjoying the wonderful view and breathing some fresh air, you could forget all the thoughts and problems for nearly one hour of pure trail riding.
My Hometrail is splitted in two sections, the first one is the „Geißstein-Trail“(in english:“Goatstonetrail“) heading over to the „Wüstlau-Trail“. All in all the trails are about 12 kilometers long and reach through all kinds of the vegetation layers. It starts nearly at the edge of the glacier with some rough stone sections, goes over to the finest dirt and then to some cool roots und muddy parts through the forest and at the end there is a small lake where I take a quick refreshment after a long way down. For me, it is the perfect trail around, on some points it totally technical and moves over to some nice flow sections. Some really cool options for every kind of training.

It is 08:00 o’clock in the morning, my phone is ringing. My Friend Gerald Fischer called me to get some sick pictures of the fresh opened trails at the Kitzsteinhorn. Nearly one hour later we are sitting in the gondola up to the „Alpine center“. We came up here for about thousand times but the view is always breathtaking again. First ride down, searching for some nice spots and trying to get to know the trail again. After a long winter here in the alps, many things can change over one winter season but the trails is in good shape and its so much fun riding down. After a small uphill section at the end of the trail to reach the gondola we are both hyped and can not wait to get up there again.

The weather is perfect, nearly cloudless and not too hot. After some shooting in the upper part we decide to take a small break at the „Salzburger Hütte“ for some lunch with the view to the snowy Kitzsteinhorn. Strengthened and fed up we take our bikes and dive into some really cool berms and small naturally jumps again. Giving it all for the pictures. Time flies by so fast when you are having fun with your bike. After some cool pictures in the bag and our satisfied faces we enjoy the sundowner with a cold beer in the right hand and our bike in the left one. So, one day at our beloved hometrails comes to the end. Hoping to have more days like this.

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