The spectacular mountain stage of the Tour of Austria
Kitzbühel and its local mountain, the Kitzbüheler Horn, have now been a stage finish for the biggest cycling event in Austria an impressive total of 20 times. In the 71st Tour of Austria, the town even enjoyed the honour of being the start and finish location of the all-important final stage. After setting off in the town centre, the winner of the 2019 event faced a total of 116 challenging kilometres and a difference in altitude of 2,215 metres before reaching the finish line on the Kitzbüheler Horn at an altitude of 1,670 metres above sea level. The steepest incline in this demanding stage on Kitzbühel’s local mountain is a tough 23 percent. The Tour of Austria will pay Kitzbühel a visit again from the 2nd to 3rd of july 2020.
On Friday, 3rd July, the town also hosts the Kitzbüheler Horn Bike Attack event for amateur cyclists before the professionals take to the road. The trip up the mountain on Kitzbühel’s Hornbahn gondola is free of charge for all guests and visitors on this day.