Freeride trails Mountain biking on the Kitzsteinhorn

Well-equipped with helmet and back protector, you set off by cable car to the Alpincenter on the Kitzsteinhorn: this is the starting signal for your flowy downhill adventure. Three mountain bike freeride trails - the Geißstein Trail, the Wüstlau Trail and the Bachler Trail - are waiting for you here.  The terrain on the Kitzsteinhorn offers ideal conditions for mountain biking and, with small boulders, jumps and ledges, is made for freeriding.
You can master the uphill metres by mountain railway, your bike transport is included in the ticket. In addition, there is a trail on the Maiskogel that is also ideal for beginners: a perfect addition for bike freeriders in Zell am See-Kaprun.

TO ALL FREERIDE-TRAILS
Geißstein Trail
  • 3,144 metres in length
  • 476 altitude metres

After the start at the Alpincenter on the Kitzsteinhorn, you reach the flowy Geißstein Trail after a bit of strong pedalling. The first trials are small jumps and bends on the way downhill. Once warmed up, the trail branches off to the right at the ridge and you jump and ride over small rocks, ledges and bends until you arrive at Langwiedboden with a big grin on your face.

GEISSSTEIN-TRAIL

Wüstlau Trail
  • 7,700 metres in length
  • 1,070 altitude metres

This downhill trail starts via soft alpine pasture soil with perfectly shaped banked curves, and then follows the natural course of the trail in the lower part: here, fast passages alternate with technically demanding sequences - concentration and braking are required here!

WÜSTLAU-TRAIL

 Courageous mountain bikers dare to hit the trails | © Kitzsteinhorn
Bachler Trail
  • 5,200 metres in length
  • 600 altitude metres

    The Bachler Trail is the alternative to the Wüstlau Trail and offers absolute biking pleasure. The trail is characterised by flowy terrain and wide bends: Here you can easily manage even without long biking technique training. The trail is only accessible via a counter-climb, so you should use an uphill bike here.

BACHLER-TRAIL

Downhill biking in Zell am See-Kaprun | © David Schultheiß
Maiskogel Trail
  • 4,600 metres in length
  • 430 altitude metres

A downhill trail was opened on the Maiskogel in 2021. It leads from the upper terminus of the MK Maiskogelbahn over numerous wide and narrow banked curves, waves and small jumps to the Stanger intermediate terminus. The trail is wide and is also ideally suited for downhill sport beginners due to the gentle slope. But experienced bikers are also guaranteed to have fun on the trail on the Maiskogel.

MAISKOGEL-TRAIL

Afternoon tour to the Maiskogel Trail | © Mia Maria Knoll

You can't wait to ride the mountain bike freeride trails on the Kitzsteinhorn? You mustn't forget this:

Bike freeride in Zell am See-Kaprun: 10 tips

  • You need a trail, enduro or freeride bike

  • Preferably with a suspension travel of 150 mm or more

  • The Geißstein and Wüstlau trails are ideal for downhill bikes

  • The Bachler Trail is made for enduro or all-mountain bikes

  • Helmet, gloves, arm and knee protectors are necessary

  • Don't forget a well-fitting rucksack with hydration pack

  • Pack a first aid kit

  • Take spare inner tube, repair kit, tyre levers with you

  • Wear a full-face helmet and back protector

  • Bring a change of warm clothes: You start partially at 2,500 metres above sea level!