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SalzburgerLand’s bike parks belong to the best in the world

Scarcely anywhere else in the world is so well set up for mountain biking as SalzburgerLand. Beginners, whizz kids, freeriders, down-hill pros and ambitious racers alike will find their own individual paradise amongst the hills and mountains, bike parks and bike trails of the region. There’s no better area on which to push yourself to the limits and come a little closer to realising your biking dreams.

Bike here for the indescribable sensation of conquering the mountain peak and be rewarded with breath-taking panoramic views at the top. Experience that shot of adrenaline as you embark on the biggest kicker of the day in the bike park. Be rewarded with that priceless feeling of inner pride as you and cross the finishing line in a challenging, prestigious race and beat your personal best.

Mountain biking in SalzburgerLand belongs to the very best. It’s true to say that this region was a true pioneer and visionary in this field. A few decades ago when nobody had even heard of bike parks and trails, the very first opened their doors here. As a result thousands of bikers flock to the mountains here every year to push themselves to their limits every year, regardless of their age and ability. Biking and SalzburgerLand simply belong together.

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The following bike parks belong to the very best in the world and are certainly unrivalled in Europe.

Mountain biker down-hill

©SalzburgerLand Tourismus – mountain biker down-hill

Bikepark Leogang

Since opening in 2001, Bikepark Leogang has become one of the most prestigious bike parks in Europe. Owing to its extensive offerings, it is a ‘Koona Groove approved Bike park’. Only 11 other parks worldwide – such as Whistler in Canada and Levi in Finland – have earned this honour.

720km of mountain bike paths and 480km valley biking trails allow you to get up close with nature in various levels of difficulty.

Bike-Circus Saalbach Hinterglemm

Nestled in the Pinzgau mountains, Bike-Circus Saalbach Hinterglemm has established itself as one of the leading mountain bike regions in Austria and is particularly popular with freeriders, downhillers and dirt freaks! It’s unrivalled throughout the country for its quantity and variety of freeride and down-hill courses.

Mountain Bike Park Wagrain

Designed by the man who oversaw construction of the Whistler Mountain Park, Dave Kelly, the bike park in Wagrain offers total-and-utter variety on trails dropping as much as 300 metres. The “Flying Mozart” cable car carries bikers to the top of the mountain in no time, then it’s a pure adrenaline rush back down to the valley, on courses interspersed with wooden obstacles. There’s something for everybody, no matter the skill level.

Bikepark Maiskogel

Bikepark Maiskogel is situated on 2,000m² grounds near the Schaufelberg valley station in Kaprun. Teams and individuals alike can have fun here. The 4m-high hill starts with a trail with 2 drops and a banked curve, as well as a pro-line and blue line, each with 3 kickers. Right next to it lies the pump track, with 40m-high hills and banked curves. The adjoining open space with pallets, bridges, steps and other ad-hoc  obstacles, is used by guides from the Outdoor-Center-Kaprun, under the direction of Helmut Schneider, for training sessions for kids and bikers.

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Watzmann-Hochkönig Circuit

If you prefer to pedal open stretches and not be restricted to a park, one of the biggest highlights is the Watzmann-Hochkönig Circuit. This 3-, 5- or 10-day bike tour takes you off on a marvellous adventure in the world of majestic peaks.  The route comprises of a northern and southern loop, each of which is divided into 5 different stages. The Southern stretch, with an altitude distance of almost 8,000m is a real challenge, but also the ‘gentler’ northern loop, with an elevation change of around 3,800m, still packs its punch. Particularly ambitious cyclists can complete both loops in 10 days.

two mountain bikers enjoying their peak victory

© SalzburgerLand Tourismus – The hotly covered mountain bike peak victory

The Watzmann-Hochkönig Circuit

Northern loop: 156 km and elevation change of 3,760m. Ideal for 3-5 days.

Southern loop: 283 km and elevation change of 7,975 metres, a challenge for 5 days. Variants between Golling and Ramsau/Hintersee as well as between Maria Alm and Bischofhofen.

Highest point: 1,792m (Heinrich Kiener House)

Sign posts: The entire route is signposted with ruby-coloured “Watzmann-Hochkonig Circuit” signs, which correspond to the MTB signs for the respective regions. The route is only signposted in one direction: the northern loop is signposted clockwise, and the southern route anti-clockwise.

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