Whether it is riding on the road or tackling a summit, the range availability to cyclists will blow every bike fan’s mind. Out on the routes - of varying difficulty levels - find your very own cycling highlight.
The mountains in the Wilder Kaiser region seem as though as they were just made for being explored by bike. From May through to October you have the opportunity to gently sloping forest trails and pass challenging single-trails. Pleasure-oriented riders and downhill fans alike get out into the natural surroundings, where, as well as fun and adventures are beyond compare. The E-Bike boom has made this bike-friendly area an attraction for cycling fans from across the globe. As part of the world's biggest E-Bike region, in the Kitzbühel Alps there are more than 70 hire stations available. Some of them are located directly in Ellmau and provides excellent E-Bikes at a decent rate. Once you are on the bike you just don't want to stop. (It is lovely that there are so many variety-packed tours and getting to the ski lifts in SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental is quick from your sport hotel Der Bär too. -> Winter)
With the pro rider Christian Windisch you have a passionate cycling fan by your side. He knows the best bike tours in the area and is on hand to advise with lots of helpful tips. His advice – during mountain tours it is much safer to take an E-Bike, since there are often quite a lot of metres altitude to tackle before you get right up to the top. Anyone planning a tour should definitely check the operating range of their battery beforehand and maybe even bring a charging unit. And it is recommended to take a bike map in your backpack, so you can get back to the hotel Der Bär safely again.
When it comes to the selection of tours available, the region provides so much more than you could imagine in just one holiday. From a leisurely beginner's tour to a challenging mountain crossing, there are countless options to choose from, depending on your fitness level. Christian also offers weekly guided group tours for our guests as well as private tours. You can book and get more information both directly at the reception.
Below are 3 cycle tours that you can head out directly from the sports hotel Der Bär.
The Bergdoktor E-Bike tour
Level: medium difficult
On this tour you get to enjoy the wonderful panoramic view of the Wilder Kaiser mountain range and pass three of the main filming locations of the 'Bergdoktor' series. Via Marchstraße and Altestraße you get to the center of Ellmau. Continue to the Hartkaiser valley station. Drive past this to your left and take the short, steep incline up to the practice. It is now a few meters back, then left before Gasthof Au continuing to Söll and up to the valley station for the Hochsöll-Hexenwasser cable car. At Söll valley station follow the mountain road to Köpfing (bear left before Stampfanger church). Follow the road for around 2 km to the 'Gruberhof' near Köpfing.
Distance: 33,2 km
Ellmau – Scheffau – Söll – Hopfgarten – Itter – Westendorf – Brixen – Kirchberg
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
Distance: 65 km
Ellmau – Going – Scheffau – Söll
Distance: 8,2 km
Fun, adventure and adrenaline for all downhillers in the Bikepark in Hopfgarten – just a stone's throw away from the sports hotel Der Bär in Ellmau. Other tours and mountain bike routes can be found here: Cycle tours Wilder Kaiser
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