Österreichs größte Bikeregion

Endless trails in Austria's largest MTB region

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Endless trails in Austria's largest MTB region

Mountain Biking Collection by Österreichs größte Bikeregion

Saalbach Hinterglemm and Saalfelden Leogang have been two of the most popular destinations for mountain bikers in Austria since the beginning of the sport. Great events such as the Glemmride Bike Festival in Saalbach and the Mountain Bike World Cut in Leogang are held here for good reason. 2020 the region went one step further and merged Saalbach Hinterglemm, Saalfelden Leogang, and Fieberbrunn during summer, as they have done successfully in winter for many years. With over 43 miles (70 km) of single trails and tracks, nine mountain lifts, and a huge selection of downhill tracks and flowlines, the area becomes Austria’s largest biking region. We present the best routes in this Collection.

With such a huge network of signposted MTB trails ahead, you are only limited by time and stamina. You can choose between demanding marathon distances, technical enduro trails, fast downhills with big jumps, unforgettable day trips on your e-bike, and more. There are nine cable cars in Saalbach Hinterglemm, Leogang, and Fieberbrunn that drop you off at seven mountains. The lifts are included in the new Biketicket, too.

After a day on the trails, you can end your adventure at one of the quaint villages in the region or enjoy a picnic at a picturesque mountain lake. The area is geared towards bikers: You will find an array of bike shops, schools and guides, as well as bike-friendly accommodation, restaurants, and mountain huts.

The region has a long list of highlights. In Saalbach Hinterglemm, you can expect unreal trails with classics such as the Hacklberg Trail, the Pro-Line or the demanding X-Line, where you can really let off steam. The single tracks at the epic Bikepark Leogang have also gained cult status and helped Leogang become a mecca for bikers. If you like natural routes, then the trails around Fieberbrunn in the Pillerseetal Valley are waiting for you. If you can’t decide between the awesome selection, then why not take on the BIG-5 Bike Challenge. This endurance test delves deep into the beautiful mountains around Saalbach Hinterglemm and Leogang. The route uses six mountain lifts to take you to the most beautiful trails in the region with a whopping 16,404 feet (5,000 m) of descent.

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Tours & Highlights

    Difficult
    03:38
    19.8 mi
    5.5 mph
    3,700 ft
    3,700 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The starting point of this beautiful tour is the "Eiserne Hand" inn, which is about five kilometers from Fieberbrunn and from which you can also easily reach by bike. Here you can treat yourself to a coffee before your tour to get going. Or you can use the power of anticipation and save your retreat for later.In any case, it can't hurt to start this 32 km long tour well-strengthened, because there are a few vertical meters waiting for you. Most of it on the first ten kilometers: along the Schwarzach, the route is initially very leisurely, later it is quite a steep climb until you finally reach the highest point of the tour at around 1,650 meters above sea level at the Reiter-Ost-Bahn mountain station. Shortly afterwards you will pass a small storage lake with an inviting bench: perfect for a little rest, which is even nicer when you have packed some provisions in your backpack. If not, no problem either: Then you just drive on to the Reiteralm and treat yourself to a few local delicacies.Then the long descent to Hinterglemm is waiting for you. Or "the long descents": Because you are spoiled for choice. Whether challenging "Pro Line", moderate "Blue Line" or simply a relaxed forest path - you can decide for yourself how to get down.Between Hinterglemm and Saalbach you can rest a little on the flat passage along the Saalach and pool your strength for the climb up to the Spielberghaus, where another stop is worthwhile. After that, it only goes downhill, so that your tour can end completely enjoyably.

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    Intermediate
    00:17
    3.27 mi
    11.6 mph
    0 ft
    1,775 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The Hacklberg Trail is without a doubt THE must-ride trail in Saalbach Hinterglemm. Its dimensions alone promise pure bike fun: it is more than five kilometers long and on the way you destroy a whopping 540 meters in altitude. You enjoy unique views, lots of airtime and an overall flowing route, on which you can simply let your bike run. It starts right at the top of the Westgipfelbahn II mountain station and is therefore easily accessible.Recently there is a cool extension of the trail. On the subsequent Buchegg Trail, you can increase the downhill fun to a whopping 1,000 meters and continue straight to the valley station of the Westgipfelbahn. After this seemingly endless descent, you have the choice: do you roll down to Hinterglemm for a leisurely coffee break, or do you take the Westgipfelbahn up again to enjoy the great trail again?

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  • Intermediate
    00:34
    4.92 mi
    8.6 mph
    0 ft
    2,925 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Look forward to a smooth, ten-kilometer trail with pleasantly navigable rivers and curves with a unique view of the Leogang Steinberge for rookies and pros in the Leogang bike park.

    Starting from the Steinbergbahn mountain station, the ten-kilometer Steinberg Line by FOX starts and winds through the forest towards the Steinbergbahn valley station. With an average gradient of around nine percent, it is one of the most fluid trails in the Leogang bike park. On this trail there are plenty of pleasantly navigable rivers and curves for bikers of all skill levels. In great clearings with a unique view of the eponymous mountain range "Leoganger Steinberge" you can take a break in between, relax and take in the unique panorama on the photo point plateau.
    Highlight tip: Definitely take your time to make a stop at the photo point and capture the fantastic view of the Leoganger Steinberge.

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    Intermediate
    01:37
    9.78 mi
    6.0 mph
    1,950 ft
    1,925 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This tour describes the house tour of Fieberbrunn, a real classic, so to speak - perfect for getting in and getting to know the surroundings. As befits a "warm-up" program, the distance and the number of meters in altitude are manageable, so that you then have enough energy to explore the beautiful town of Fieberbrunn.Although this tour is rather easy, you get to know a peculiarity of the area directly: When it goes uphill, it is usually long in a row. So here too: After a short warm-up phase on the flat path parallel to the Fieberbrunner Ache, the long climb to the Lärchfilzhochalm begins. But you can get used to it right away: If you take it easy and stop here and there to enjoy the wonderful views, then even long climbs can be easily mastered. And the cozy hut is usually waiting upstairs. So here too: you can stop at the Lärchfilzhochalm and rest for the way back.Incidentally, it is extremely relaxed - compared to the way there. Because it only goes downhill. Shortly before your destination you can stop at Lauchsee and enjoy the mountain panorama with a little cooling off before you roll back to Fieberbrunn.

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    Difficult
    01:59
    15.0 mi
    7.5 mph
    3,000 ft
    3,000 ft
    Expert e-mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The Hochalm trail is a beautifully natural enduro trail, which is embedded in the beautiful mountain scenery of the Saalfelden Leogang region. The trail starts at the top of the Hochalm cable car and winds with small residents over root and stone passages and sometimes through a refreshing stream down to the valley, from where you can comfortably cycle back to the starting point of the tour.The tour starts in Hinterglemm, from where you set off on a quite demanding round, the main attraction of which is of course the Hochalm Trail. You deserve it first on the long climb that takes you to the trail. A whopping 900 vertical meters are waiting for you, which is quite a challenge. Alternatively, the route is perfect for defusing it a bit with the e-bike. Once you get to the top, you will be well compensated for the long ascent. Here you can expect the great mountain panorama and the almost endless descent back to the valley: once you get to the top, it really only goes downhill!

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    Intermediate
    00:41
    4.69 mi
    6.8 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The natural, hand-built single trail starts above the Forsthofalm and meanders through a beautiful mixed forest down into the Schwarzleotal. Several north shores, technical switchbacks and long, flowing passages await you over a length of 1,800 meters. And all of this with a great view of the Leoganger Steinberge and Schwarzleobach. It is best to follow the LE 01 | from the Asitzbahn valley station Forsthofalm circuit and climb about 230 meters in altitude to the Holzhotel Forsthofalm, where the trail starts. Once at the bottom, you either go back to the valley station or take the ascent again and then look forward to the descent on the newly built Forsthoftrail.Difficulty level: S1-S2Highlight: On half of the trail the forest suddenly clears and you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Leogang Steinberge massif.NEW from spring 2021: Arrived at Schwarzleobach, you can step up the few meters again and discover the new branch of the Schwarzleo trail - the so-called "Knappentrail" for another descent.

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    Difficult
    00:24
    3.71 mi
    9.3 mph
    3,300 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    A trail cannot be challenging enough for you? When you're on the bike, are you always looking for a new, ultimate challenge? Then watch out: The X-Line is exactly your trail!Even the hard facts make your arm muscles twitch with joy: You destroy a whopping 1,025 vertical meters over a length of six kilometers. On the way you can expect challenging single trails, meadow passages but also bumpy stone fields and rooted woodland. In addition, there are all sorts of jumps and residences that you can squeeze into with full swing. Does that sound like fun to you? Oh yes, that's it!The X-Line begins at the mountain station of the Schattberg and leads down to the valley station - perfect conditions for completing one descent after the other directly from Saalbach until the brake pads glow. The trail begins with a flowing single trail and breathtaking panoramic views. From the middle station you should concentrate fully on the track in front of you at the latest, because here it becomes much more demanding and awaits you with northshore elements, tricky root passages and all kinds of residents. Shortly before the end, you can then decide whether you want to roll over a technical root passage or prefer a stylish slopestyle run.

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    Difficult
    00:06
    0.88 mi
    8.5 mph
    0 ft
    525 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    In addition to the entry of the Flow Link in the EPIC Bikepark Leogang, the Antonius Trail has been found since 2019. The best way to get there is to drive the first part of the Steinberg Line and then branch off to the Antonius Trail. If you prefer it more technical from the start, you can also ride the first part of the Matzalm Trail and reach the entrance with a little pedaling on the Forstrasse.It winds through several forest passages and several north shores lead over idyllic streams. In the end, the trail flows back into the Steinberg Line by FOX.Click here for the Steinberg Line komoot.de/tour/224577175 and the Matzalm Trail komoot.de/tour/25451754.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    62.0 mi
  • Duration
    09:17 h
  • Elevation
    9,375 ft

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