Who needs Canada when holy grounds are at your doorstep? In Saalbach-Hinterglemm, free riders, downhill-experts and mountain bikers alike will all find their joy on a network of rides that spans 400 kilometers (250 miles). You’ll find incredible day tours through the mountains if you’re looking to collect altitude and numerous trails of all difficulty levels if you prefer the long way down. The whole experience is accompanied by fantastic panoramas wherever you look, as well as numerous alpine huts where you can replenish your energy ready for the next adventure. Whether you cycle a short lap into the valley, pedal up over 1,000 meters (3,000 feet) of altitude onto the Schattberg, seek to improve your downhill skills on the Blue Line or take on the 6 kilometers (4 miles) of the technical Z-Line downhill, Austria's Bike Mecca Saalbach guarantees fun and flow—wherever you go.
From the valley station of the Zwölferkogel cable car you continue on the Glemmtaler Landesstraße into the valley. At the Forellenhof you cycle over the bridge and continue on the bike path to the head of the valley. After the barrier, it goes left slightly uphill on a forest road to Lindlingalm. From the pasture, continue along the stream to the top. Continue to the Saalalm.Passing the pasture, you continue straight to the Ossmanalm and later a short distance downhill and back uphill to the Forsthofalm. The next break maybe? From here you roll back the way back to the junction and then left down to Lindlingalm, then take the forest road left. This you follow then you are back at the Talschlussparkplatz arrive and roll back comfortably to Zwölferkogelbahn.
Here you can expect easy singletrack with Forstwegabschnitten. Grandiose views are guaranteed on the natural singletrack. Here it goes on flowiger route with light tables, residents, jumps, etc., which can also be driven at a relaxed pace, in the depth. The track is also great for beginners.
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A beautiful and very natural touring or Enduro track. Here you can enjoy the extraordinary mountain scenery as well as the flow into the valley. You can expect small riparians, stream crossings, switchbacks and light root and stone fields. Here's everything that makes your trailbiker's heart beat faster. You come out at the bottom of the valley. From here you can comfortably cycle back to Saalbach Hinterglemm or on to the Ossmannalm Trail. Fun, flow and panorama.
The Z-Line is a mega varied route. It is suitable for experienced tour riders who have conquered the mountain on their own, as well as for pure downhill enthusiasts. The track is flowing and fast, but you always have a good grip on your bike. From the middle station of the Zwölferkogelbahn the beautiful route meanders into the valley. The trail runs over many residents, wallrides, offering some northshore passages as well as waves, tables and smaller drops. But all difficulties can also be avoided. So you can approach the freeriding piece by piece. Additional protective equipment in the form of knee and elbow pads is also recommended for touring cyclists. As a downhiller or freerider you are equipped accordingly.
The X-Line is a challenging singletrack. About meadows, stone and forest soils it goes down with many jumps, neighbors and tricky root & technology passages. If you already have experience, this trail promises a high fun factor. The trail is about 6 kilometers long and, with more than 1000 meters as one of the longest freeride routes in Europe, it is a lot of fun.In the upper section, the route is flowiger and offers great panoramic views. After the middle station, it becomes more technical and includes many Northshore elements, tricky roots and beautiful riparians. The varied singletrack, which definitely shows downhill character, offers numerous blocked passages and root segments.
Whether you are thoroughbred endurist or downhill crack, you will definitely get your money's worth here.
The Blue Line is a flowing singletrack with many simple northshore elements, bumps and so-called tables. A perfect track for freeride newcomers as well as soul riders, who can let it go on fun trails.The track is right next to the Pro Line at the Reiterkogel. It was designed for beginners, conjures with her flow but also advanced a decent grin in the face. Here you can find simple steep turns, small jumps, shallow northshore elements and wide practice tables. Everything is possible, nothing is neccesary. Above all, you can enjoy the downhill and it always opens up great views of the mountains of the rear Glemmtal. Perfect to get a first feel for freeriding.
A cozy and easy round for beginners or families. The tour starts at the parking lot of the Zwölferkogelbahn. From here you follow the stream until it goes on a narrower path. At the end of this it goes further into the valley, first on asphalt and a bit steeper, then on gravel and again flatter. Continue in the direction of "Hacklbergeralm". Through the mostly open gate gate we continue upwards. After a few bends, you will pass the Stiegeralm. After a few more meters you turn left towards Westgipfelbahn middle station. Immediately thereafter lies the Bergstadl with its fine sun terrace.After a break, it's either down the Buchegg Trail or down the forest road. If you have chosen the Buchegg Trail, you follow the end about 50 m asphalt road uphill and then the Wiesentrail further downhill to Hinterglemm and back to the parking lot of the Zwölferkogelbahn. If you have gone down on the forest road, then it goes directly to Hinterglemm.
The starting point of the tour is in Saalbach. From the Schattberg X-Press away you cycle the cycle path at the creek valley out to the district Jausern. Here you follow the Löhnersbachweg always along the stream, until the path winds at a large Wildbachsperre to the right towards Jausenstation Rammern. Just before the Jausenstation you follow the forest road to the left. Yes, it's going to be uphill soon but that's what you pack. It's a bit flatter over the Limbergalm. After you have driven under the chairlift route, a crisp driveway awaits you again. At the next intersection, turn right to the Schattberg-Ostgipfels. You already see him and the long steep ramp that you have to conquer here. Incidentally, pushing here is no shame - after all, you have over 1000 meters in the legs. And tataaa - have you already reached your first goal.While you take a rest, your gaze already sweeps towards the Schattberg West Summit. And on you go. First the forest road back and drive in the direction of Schattberg West summit or a bit more sporty for a while on the X-Line. Either way, you come back on the forest. Always follow the road to the summit, up to the highest point at 2,100 meters. Now you should take a long break so that you have enough power for the descent.Then it goes down over the Hacklbergtrail and then continue on the Buchegg Trail or you drive on the forest road - we find the trails but great. At the end of the Buchegg trail, it's just a few meters uphill on the asphalt road and on over the Wiesentrail to Hinterglemm. From here you roll comfortably along the river Saalach back to the starting point on Schattberg X-Press.