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Bike and hike – MTB in Austria’s Wildkogel Arena

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Bike and hike – MTB in Austria’s Wildkogel Arena

Mountain Biking Collection by SalzburgerLand Tourismus

8

Tours

22:32 h

114 mi

27,825 ft

The Hohe Tauern National Park in Austria has more than 300 peaks over 3,000 metres (9,850 ft). Stretching 1,856 kilometres² (1,153 mi²), the region is the largest protected area in the Alps: wild primeval landscapes and mountain farming culture exist side by side. The untouched Sulzbach valleys in the national park are two of the most spectacular highlights in the Wildkogel Arena. The valleys are uninhabited and, aside from a network of trails developed by the Alpine Club, they are undeveloped. This is the perfect region for cycling and hiking Tours.

You choose whether to hike up to alpine heights; the Tauern’s valleys are impressive, even if you skip the summits. You’ll enjoy the best panoramic views of the Hohe Tauern glacier world from the Wildkogel and the surrounding Kitzbühel Alps peaks in the north. No matter which direction you choose, you’ll stumble upon wonderful huts serving Pinzgau specialties, surrounded by breathtaking views.

So, pack your hiking boots and a bike lock and get to know this breathtaking region. Combining hiking and biking doesn’t mean dragging your E–MTB up a summit, it’s about biking through wonderful landscapes and climbing up to a cosy hut at the end of your Tour on foot.

Tip: Why not combine your bike and hike Tour with an overnight stay in a hut? You’ll find recommendations in the Tour descriptions.

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    Bramberg to the Habachtal Valley – bike and hike in Austria’s Wildkogel Arena

    Intermediate
    01:25
    6.95 mi
    4.9 mph
    2,000 ft
    75 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    It doesn't matter whether you start in Neukirchen or Bramberg. But you should definitely treat yourself to a little warm-up on the Tauern Cycle Path, because things get sporty from the small hamlet of Habach and you head into the national park.

    

    The Habach Valley has a brilliant past. Emeralds were once

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  • Difficult
    03:06
    17.2 mi
    5.5 mph
    3,475 ft
    3,475 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This beautiful circular tour takes you to the head of the Mühlbach valley in the Kitzbühel Alps. The Großer Rettenstein with its 2366 meters dominates the landscape, which is characterized by wonderfully green alpine meadows.

    

    On the Tauernradweg you first get to Mühlbach. This is where the approximately

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  • Difficult
    03:44
    19.1 mi
    5.1 mph
    4,375 ft
    4,375 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Wildkogel tour takes you around the summit of Bramberg's local mountain. The striking tourist center of the Wildkogel Arena has something to offer for everyone and can be reached on foot, by bike or very easily with the cable car. At the top, playgrounds, mountain restaurants and vantage points with

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  • Difficult
    02:28
    10.7 mi
    4.4 mph
    3,575 ft
    50 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    It goes to the national park. You can expect an indescribable landscape experience with a fascinating view of the Venice Group. On the way, two fantastically located, hospitable huts offer delicious Pinzgau cuisine and a spectacular view.

    

    From the Tauernradweg you first get to the Obersulzbachtal. The

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  • Intermediate
    01:28
    5.86 mi
    4.0 mph
    1,825 ft
    100 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This manageable short tour takes you to the Untersulzbachtal in the Hohe Tauern National Park. At the end of the route, the Stockeralm awaits you with a great place to stop. Here you will be spoiled with fresh, homemade specialties from the region. From there you can walk to the Aschamalm, where the

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  • Difficult
    04:09
    25.0 mi
    6.0 mph
    4,525 ft
    4,525 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Dürnbachtal is a quiet, original side valley of the Salzach Valley. You have two options on this tour. Either you drive over the Wildkogel and take the direct route past the Wildkogelhaus back to Neukirchen, or you follow our recommendation and get through the picturesque alpine pasture area in the

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  • Difficult
    02:28
    8.76 mi
    3.5 mph
    3,575 ft
    100 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Trattenbachtal is known to some mountain bikers because it offers a long classic tour. Via the Filzenscharte you reach the northern Brixental. To close the loop, it goes to Kirchberg in Tirol, Aschau and over the Stangenjoch into the Mühlbachtal. From there you finally get back to Bramberg or Neukirchen

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  • Difficult
    03:44
    20.2 mi
    5.4 mph
    4,475 ft
    4,500 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Wildkogel tour is the classic for mountain goats and anyone who wants to get an initial overview of the region.

    

    You can start in Bramberg or Neukirchen. The places are connected by the Tauernradweg, which you can always use as a good direct connection. Nevertheless, you can drive the tour in both

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    114 mi
  • Duration
    22:32 h
  • Elevation
    27,825 ft

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