Mountain Bike Paradise

In SalzburgerLand a true paradise awaits mountain bikers

Scarcely anywhere else in the world is so well set up for mountain biking as the hills and mountains of SalzburgerLand. From beginners, to whizz kids, from Freeriders, to down-hill pros, from ambitious competition racers to conquerors of the Watzmann-Hochkönig Circuit - here everyone finds their own individual paradise!

Mountain Biking in SalzburgerLand is simply one of the best things that you can do here, regardless of whether your heart desires a Freeride adventure on the numerous trails, action in the many bike parks in the land, or a several day tour through the Alps. Everyone will find their own personal adventure here with the wealth of different possibilities to fully express yourself.

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Bike Park Action

SalzburgerLand has developed in recent years into a true Eldorado for Freeriders and Downhillers. The bike parks in Leogang, Saalbach Hinterglemm, Wagrain and on the Maiskogel in Kaprun are among the best in the world and together ensure that this sport continues to develop explosively and the offer here is now unique in Europe. So it goes without saying that these parks are venues for biking events that do not need to shy away from international comparison and show every year just how great the sport of cycling is here.

Mountain biker down-hill

©SalzburgerLand Tourismus – Demanding downhill through the forest above Leogang

The Watzmann-Hochkönig Circuit

One of the absolute biggest biking 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, and delivers an adventure which you will be able to tell your grandchildren. The route comprises of a northern and southern loop, each of which is divided into 5 different stages. The Southern stretch, with an elevation change of almost 8,000m is a real challenge. But also the ‘gentler’ northern loop, with an elevation change of around 3,800m, still packs a punch. Particularly ambitious cyclists are not frigthened of both the there and back, with both loops being able to be completed in 10 days.

two mountain bikers enjoying their peak victory

© SalzburgerLand Tourismus – Even if the ride up is a pleasure for mountain bikers, the summit success is still what counts.


Northern loop: 156km and 3,760m altitude, ideal for 3 to 5 days.

Southern loop: 283km and 7,975m altitude, a challenge for 5 days. Variants between Golling and Ramsau/Hintersee as well as between Maria Alm and Bischofshofen.

Highest point: 1,792m (Heinrich-Kieber-House)

Signposts: The whole circuit is signposted with the claret red “Watzmann-Hochkönig-Runde” signs.

Please note that the circuit is only signposted in one direction. The Northern loop is signposted clockwise and the Southern loop is signposted anti-clockwise!

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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