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Mountainbike Routes recommended route

6053 Kirchenkar

Mountainbike Routes · Gurgl closed
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  • Biketour Kirchenkar
    Biketour Kirchenkar
    Photo: Ötztal Tourismus Information Gurgl, Ötztal
Sporty bike tour to the breathtaking view of the Kirchenkar. A new vantage point offers a fantastic view of the Ötztal and the Alps.
closed
moderate
Distance 19.6 km
3:30 h
940 m
940 m
2,503 m
1,777 m
The starting point is in Obergurgl at the Gurgl Carat. In front of the church, follow the path towards the Gurgler Ache. Follow the well-signposted paths through the idyllic meadows of Gurgl until you reach the valley station of the Hochgurglbahn. From there, an exciting ride awaits along the toboggan run before you reach a crucial point: the intersection of routes #689 Hochgurgl-Wurmkogl and #6053 Kirchenkar. Turn left and follow the path to the Kirchenkarhütte, where you reach the highlight of the tour. Enjoy the increasingly impressive backdrop of rugged peaks and majestic glaciers. The descent takes you through a tunnel. Then you'll see the newly built World Cup ski slope for ladies and gentlemen. Upon arrival at the Top Mountain Crosspoint, follow the road until the junction with the toboggan run and experience the indescribable beauty of nature on the way back to Obergurgl.

Author’s recommendation

The tour runs along developed trails and is easily ridable by e-bike or mountain bike.
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Update: May 13, 2024
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,503 m
Lowest point
1,777 m
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Safety information

The 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 suggestions

More details about biking & cycling in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/biken 

Start

Obergurgl (1.930 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.870566, 11.027396
DMS
46°52'14.0"N 11°01'38.6"E
UTM
32T 654503 5192776
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Destination

Obergurgl (1.930 m)

Public transport

Travel safe and comfortable with the train to the Ötztal Bahnhof train station. Last stop and exit point is the train station Ötztal Bahnhof. Afterwards you can travel smoothly and quick with the public transport or out local taxi companies through the valley to your desired destination. Please find the current bus timetable here: http://fahrplan.vvt.at  

Directions

The 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.  

Parking

The following parking facilities are available in Gurgl: 

 

Parking garage (center of Obergurgl), chargeable | € 2,00/hour

Parking garage - bottom station Festkogl, chargeable | € 2,00/hour

Parking Hochgurglbahn valley station, free of charge - no parking at night

Parking Top Mountain Crosspoint, free of charge

Parking Hochgurgl, free of charge (very small parking)

Coordinates

DD
46.870566, 11.027396
DMS
46°52'14.0"N 11°01'38.6"E
UTM
32T 654503 5192776
w3w 
///kindest.scare.opportunist
Get there by train, car, bike, or on foot!

Equipment

Approproate 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.

Similar routes nearby

  • 689 Hochgurgl - Wurmkogl
  • 6023 Langtalereckhütte
  • Mountain-Bike Tour Lenzenalm
  • 653 Festkogl
  • Bodenegg Trail (668)
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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.6 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
940 m
Descent
940 m
Highest point
2,503 m
Lowest point
1,777 m
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