• Scenically unique uphill tour from Kaprun across the Maiskogel to the Alpincenter in 2.450 m | © Kitzsteinhorn / Mia Knoll ©Kitzsteinhorn / Mia Knoll
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From the lake to the snow by mountain bike or e-bike

Even the calves of bikers in top form will feel the pain! The 23-kilometre mountain bike tour uphill to the Kitzsteinhorn is a legendary challenge for uphill bikers with a strong stamina. But the delightful and unique scenery on this tour compensates for every bead of sweat on your brow.

From the lush green meadows in the centre of Kaprun, you bike - with or without the support of an electric motor - across the Maiskogel and high alpine terrain uphill to the eternal ice. You start with the best view of the centre of Kaprun via the mountain road to the Stanger station. From there, you pedal steadily uphill to the MK Maiskogelbahn mountain station. If you prefer, you can shorten this XXL tour and take the MK Maiskogelbahn up to 1,570 m. From the mountain station, you first roll along the new 3K K-onnection tour through green alpine pastures down to the quaint Ederalm 1,420 metres above sea level. But from there, it's uphill again - up to the Salzburger Hütte, the oldest building on the Kitzsteinhorn. Via Langwiedboden, the route meanders in sweeping serpentines uphill to the Alpincenter 2,450 m above sea level. Here the terrain is already high alpine and the view of Kaprun and the Zell Basin is particularly impressive.

If the batteries are empty, there is an e-bike charging station at the Restaurant Gletschermühle. And the energy levels of the bikers are also topped up here in the best culinary way. Because after all, you have so far managed 23 kilometres and 1,950 altitude metres already. After a rest with the best view, you can get back on your bike for the return trip to the valley or use the cable cars for a comfortable descent.  

highlights
  • Tour starts directly at the Tauernradweg
  • Short version 1: from the MK Maiskogelbahn upper terminus, approx. 12 km, 1,150 altitude metres
  • Short version 2: from the MK Maiskogelbahn Stanger terminus, approx. 16 km, 1,450 altitude metres
  • Bike transport included in the ticket
     

Mountainbike Routes

You start with the best view of the centre of Kaprun via the "Schaufelbergstraße" to the Stanger station. From there, you pedal steadily uphill to the MK Maiskogelbahn mountain station. There is the junction to the Maiskogelweg. Follow the route to the mountain station of the MK Maiskogelbahn.

  • Difficulty: medium
  • Altitude metres: 800
  • Length: 7.5

You start with the best view of the centre of Kaprun via "Schaufelbergstraße" to the Stanger station. Turn right and stay at "Schaufelbergstraße". From there, you pedal steadily uphill to the MK Maiskogelbahn mountain station. From the mountain station, you first roll along the Astenweg down to the quaint Ederalm 1,420 metres above sea level. But from there, it's uphill again - up to the Salzburger Hütte. Via Langwiedboden, the route meanders in sweeping serpentines uphill to the Alpincenter 2,450 m above sea level.

  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Altitude metres: 1,950
  • Length: 23 km

 

The new 3K K-onnection tour starts with a relaxed ascent with the MK Maiskogelbahn. From the mountain station at 1,570 m, you first pass Maiskogel Alm Ranch towards the Astenweg trail. This wonderfully developed forest path leads down to the quaint Ederalm at 1,420 m. From here the trail climbs steadily. The Astenweg trail meanders in wide bends through the alpine pasture area uphill to the Salzburger Hütte. Here you cross the sunny plateau with its many alpine flowers and small streams. The route continues uphill to the Langwied at 1,976 m. From here, you can end this wonderful tour by taking a final cable car ride with the 3K K-onnection back to the Maiskogel or downhill into the valley. Those who still have enough energy can continue cycling from Langwied to the Alpincenter at 2,450 m. The 12 km long 3K K-onnection tour can also be enjoyed in the opposite direction - in this case, instead of 700 altitude metres, you only have to conquer 400 altitude metres. 

  • Difficulty: medium
  • Altitude metres: 400 (Kitzsteinhorn - Maiskogel) / 700 (Maiskogel - Kitzsteinhorn)
  • Length: 12 km
E-Bike

Biking with pedal power support effortlessly uphill to the Kitzsteinhorn or Maiskogel

Sporty cyclists on E-Bikes conquer the challenging uphill ride to the Kitzsteinhorn or the route to the Maiskogel with supported pedal power. The long routes should only be tackled with a fully charged battery - which is why you will now also find a charging station at the start of the tour, directly at the Maisi Alm. If the battery is running low after the long ascent, the e-bike charging station at the Restaurant Gletschermühle at the Alpincenter at 2,450 m ensures a fully charged battery and a carefree continuation of the tour. Especially on the long tour to the Kitzsteinhorn, there are a few more altitude metres uphill on the way back to Kaprun, which you can easily manage with a full battery. 

Facts E-Bike charging station

  • Deposit € 10.00 (Restaurant Gletschermühle charging station)
  • Plugs for all commercial models available
  • Only start the tour to the Kitzsteinhorn with a fully charged battery
  • Keep an eye on the charge status of the battery during the tour
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