The “horn” is legendary. With gradients of up to 22.3 %, it is the steepest biking mountain in Austria. A truly epochal ascent. Compete against the best!
Ride from the centre of Kitzbühel along the Römerweg in a northerly direction and turn off at the farm “Höglern” onto the Kitzbühler Horn panoramic road. After a short while you come to the original start (791 m) of the Kitzbüheler Horn Mountain Bike Race. It is a good idea to take a short break here, have a look at the information board and enjoy a refreshing drink. 875 m ascent over 7.1 km on the steepest bike mountain in Austria follows. The ascent gradient is 12.5 % on average, peaking at 22.3 %. After the first toll gate (1,013 m) follow the first “ramp”. Conserve your energy until the Goinger Alm (1,424 m) as it is here where the crucial part begins. Over 1 km with a constant ascent gradient from 16 to 22.3 %, subsequently levelling out in the last of the altogether 18 curves. The goal is the Alpenhaus (1,666 m) on the Kitzbüheler Horn. Route record holder Thomas Rohregger: “the Kitzbüheler Horn is truly the Streif of cycle sport! There are practically no rest opportunities. You have to go full power from start to finish!” Incidentally, Tommy’s racing gear ratio on the Horn is 39|27, and his best time is 28 minutes 24 seconds.
road bike, helmet, clothing according to weather, light wind jacket recommended, sun blocker and sufficient drinks