Sporty bike tour to the breathtaking view of the Kirchenkar. A new vantage point offers a fantastic view of the Ötztal and the Alps.
Distance 5.7 km
Highest point2,833 m
Lowest point2,453 m
The starting point is at the Kirchenkarhütte above Hochgurgl. Mountain bike route #6059 takes you there. From the Kirchenkarhütte you first cycle towards the east. You keep cycling uphill along the gravel path to the mountain station of the Kirchenkarbahn. The environment is becoming increasingly barren. Once at the top you can enjoy the breathtaking panorama in the middle of many glaciers and 3000m peaks. In the summit area, just a few minutes' walk away, there is a second viewing platform that presents the Dolomites. No theatre, just big cinema. The actors: mountains, peaks, valleys.
The tour runs along developed trails and is easily ridable by e-bike or mountain bike.
Update: July 03, 2023
Safety informationThe sometimes fairly stepps climbs and difficult downhill stretches require both sporty biking skills and defensive cycling. Good stamina and intermediate biking rechniques are an absolute must. Sporty and active (pleasure) cycling ist he main priority.
Tips and hintsMore details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken
By roadThe car drive to the Ötztal valley. Situated in Tirol, the Ötztal valley set off in southerly direction and is the longest side valley in the Eastern Alps. The journey with the car leads you through the Inntal valley to the entrance of the vallly and further on through the valley. Among the toll motorways you can also use the country roads. A route planner will show you the easiest and most convenient way: https://www.google.at/maps.
ParkingThe following parking facilities are available in Gurgl:
- Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge
- Hochgurglbahn, free of charge
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EquipmentApproproate equipment such as breathable suitable outdoor clothes for the weather, helmet, gloves, glasses, GPS device or detailed maps. If there is no hut on the way please bring a snack and enough to drink.
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