SalzburgerLand offers mountain bikers the ideal possibilities for every taste and every level. The bike regions here push every biker to their own personal limit and make dreams come true with the numerous trails and bike parks.
How do you feel as a mountain biker when you reach that summit with your very last ounce of energy and are rewarded for your efforts over the last hours with absolutely breathtaking views? Indescribable! The adrenaline rush that shoots into every corner of the body just before you go over the biggest kicker in the bike park? Simply awesome! Or the reward for all that effort, the hardships of training and the countless times you overcame your inner laziness, when you finally ride through your goal and let your emotions run wild? This is what’s worth living for!
Best Regions for mountain biking
The picturesque land of Salzburg is a haven for cyclists of all abilities, boasting an impressive variety of marked trails and paths that cater to every rider’s preferences. Whether you are a seasoned professional, a newcomer eager to learn, or even looking for an enjoyable family ride with kids, SalzburgerLand has something to offer for everyone.
The Bike Park Leogang, complemented by the Riders Playground, features an exceptionally extensive practice area that provides access to biking and downhill activities for not only kids but also adults. Embodying the old saying ‘Practice makes the Master,’ you can explore various tracks that guide you in mastering mountain biking on the high mountains of Salzburg.
This Saalbach Hinterglemm Freeride route, though technically on the simpler side, with its 3km length and 400m altitude, serves as ideal ground for not only those new to gravity biking but also seasoned riders looking for a gentle warm-up.
The offerings in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, known as the ‘Home of Lässig,’ extend far beyond these trails. The area boasts 400km of biking routes spread across four mountains, providing ample opportunities for cyclists of all levels to explore and enjoy.
Aside from the trails, here are also camps offering wide range of programs, from multi-day workshops designed for fathers and sons to bond over their shared love of biking, to week-long immersive experiences with a camp-like atmosphere. For those seeking a more tailored and intense focus on their biking skills, there are even opportunities for intensive training under the guidance of professional coaches.
The combination of scenic trails, specialized training camps, and community events makes Saalbach-Hinterglemm a premier destination for bikers. What more could a biker’s heart desire?
If you’re on the hunt for an exceptional bike trail, Wagrain-Kleinarl’s Hirschleiten Trail is the place to go. Beginning near the Kleinarl hut, this trail takes you on a leisurely ride through lovely Alpine meadows. As you continue, it gradually narrows and becomes steeper, challenging riders with a path filled with tree roots.
But that’s not all Wagrain-Kleinarl has to offer. If you love bike parks, Bike Park Wagrain is sure to thrill you. This park is known for its flow and has something for everyone. The 1.8km On Air track is perfect for those who want to try freeriding, and Lilly’s Treat provides a more intricate ride with lots of tight curves. For those who enjoy riding on wooden bridges, the RnB offers a unique and unforgettable experience.
Zell am See-Kaprun
Since 2013, the three trails that make up the MTB Offering on the Kitzsteinhorn Mountain run from the eternally white mountains of the Hohen Tauern National Park down to the open level of Zell am See-Kaprun. Altogether, they offer 12km and 1,500m altitude of pure downhill fun – blessed with a varied mountain bike trail and a wonderful view unlike any other. The Geißstein Trail, directly at the Alpine Centre, knows how to convince with loneliness and high speed. A little further down is the entrance to the Wüstlau Trail. In the area of the tree line you can really accelerate here and conjure up fat Airs over the ramps here and there. Comparatively relaxed despite its steep slope, the final run is through forest and meadow. You can find the start of the Bachler Trail, as per its name, at the Bachleralm. Due to the lower altitude and Alpine meadows, it seems quite lovely as it combines some loose gravel and meadow sections with single, quite tricky bends until it finally ends at the idyllic Klammsee Lake. By bike from the snow down to the / into the Lake – it is finally a reality in the Zell am See-Kaprun region.