Bike packed, your favourite people in tow – it’s a great idea to head to SalzburgerLand in Austria. The region boasts mountains, valleys and natural beauty. It’s the perfect location for extensive mountain biking trips – especially in the Grossarl Valley.
This 27-kilometre (16.7 mi) valley is a true mecca for sport fans. Cyclists can enjoy unforgettable two-wheeled adventures on the 21 marked bike routes, 160 kilometres (99 mi) of signposted trails and brand new singletrack. From challenging Tours with 1,000 metres (3,280 ft) of elevation gain to relaxed paths through the valley – there’s something for everyone.
Countless rustic alpine huts are another special feature in the Grossarl Valley. The 40 huts have given the valley its nickname: the valley of the Alms. You’ll pass one of the huts on each of the 11 Tours in this Collection. They are great places to enjoy locally produced delicacies in rustic, cosy parlours or on a sunny terrace. This is part of what makes a cycling holiday in SalzburgerLand so perfect.
By the way, you can easily combine biking and hiking on your holiday. On a Bike & Hike adventure, you can park your bike at one of the huts and climb the nearest peak. If you feel like venturing to the other side of the valley with your bike, the Grossarltal-Dorfgastein bike swing comfortably transports you ‘to the other side’ – the Gastein Valley.
The Grossarl Valley also has plenty of accommodation; from hotels to B&Bs, holiday apartments, rental homes, farm stays and much more. You’ll find a suitable place to stay. In this Collection, we mention a few places that are especially well-geared to bikers in more detail.
So: hop on your saddle, ready, go! We hope you have an unforgettable time in the wonderful Grossarl Valley.
On this tour we aim high. At 1,820 meters, to be precise. There is the highest alpine pasture in Grossarltal, the Saukaralm. It is below the Saukarkopf (2,048 meters), which you can reach on foot via a hiking trail or even via a via ferrata. Would you like an unforgettable bike & hike experience? Then…
The valley bike path is ideal for discovering the Großarltal on two wheels. Coming from St. Johann im Pongau, this begins around five kilometers before Grossarl on the left-hand side of the road. The cycle path leads along the Großarler Ache through the village of Großarl to the mountaineering village…
Get recommendations on the best single tracks, peaks, & plenty of other exciting outdoor places.
The tour starts in the mountaineering village of Hüttschlag, directly on the cycle path in the Karteis district. Right at the start you will pass the card index chapel, which invites you to pause.
On the Seilsitzberg supply road you drive uphill, past a settlement and a few farms. After a good two and…
Do you prefer to ride your bike downhill than uphill? Then the Grossarltal single trail is just right for you!
Up with the Panoramabahn Großarltal, out of the cabin and into pure flow trail fun. The single trail stretches curve by curve for a whopping nine kilometers into the valley - on the way you destroy…
This wonderful tour takes you up to the Bachalm via promising paths. It starts at the Bichl chapel, which you can reach from the center of Grossarl on the bike path in the direction of Hüttschlag after about three and a half kilometers.
Here you cross the bridge and drive for the next 50 meters on the…
The tour begins at the end of the valley in the national park municipality of Hüttschlag. Right at the start you drive up the forest path on the right, right at the first bend you can see the Kreealm waterfall and you have the opportunity to reach it on foot in a few minutes. It then continues uphill…
The start is in the center of Grossarl. Here you take the road between the Hotel Alte Post and the ALP.STORE into the Ellmautal. After a little more than four kilometers you will see a small chapel by the wayside - the perfect place for a short, relaxed break.
It then continues past a torrent barrier…
On this tour you will pass three of the more than 40 alpine huts in Grossarltal. At each of the three alpine pastures you can let yourself be pampered with homemade delicacies and enjoy a unique view.
The motto is very clear: “work” first, then pleasure. Whereby - quite honestly - even the long ascent…
The gondola takes you effortlessly up the mountain. Once at the top, a wonderful panorama of the Grossarltal awaits you.
From the mountain station of the Panoramabahn you can comfortably drive in the direction of the Kreuzkogel. A short detour on foot to the Kreuzkogel is definitely worth it (5 - 10 minutes…
The special thing about the "Großarler Almenrunde" is that you can discover a wide variety of alpine huts along the way and are also accompanied by a fantastic view.
The Grossarler Almenrunde starts at Grossarler Genuss and takes you up the Sonneggweg. After approx. 2.7 km, turn right and now drive 700…
This tour starts in the center of Grossarl. There you first take the road between the Hotel Alte Post and the ALP.STORE, which leads you into the Ellmautal. At Hotel Lammwirt, turn right towards Bichlalm.
A little later you will reach a barrier. The asphalt ends here and you continue on a traffic-free…
Mountain Biking Collection by European Divide Trail
Mountain Biking Collection by komoot
Hiking Collection by Klaske Schep
Bike Touring Collection by komoot