There are countless gravel roads and highlights to discover around Salzburg. With the Chiemgau and Berchtesgaden Alps closeby, the Mozart city is an ideal starting point for your next gravel adventure.
Whether you are looking for a quick after-work ride around the city or a longer adventure in the mountains, there's something for everyone in these nine routes. The "Schafbachalm" and "Osterhornrunde" routes take you deep into the heart of the Salzburg countryside, with its remote gravel roads and magnificent panoramas. You can see just how much Salzburg values its proximity to Bavaria on the "Wildental" route or the classic "Stoißeralm" ride.
Although all these routes are marked as mountain bike tours, you don’t need a suspension fork or thick knobby tires. An adventurous spirit and time are enough to enjoy this Gravel paradise to the fullest.
By the way, we have also put together the ten most beautiful Salzburg city routes, you can find them, here:
Out of the city, into the Gravel fun! Only a few kilometers outside Salzburg lies the densely forested Högl, a small mountain range lying in neighboring Bavaria. This offers a good mix of gravel and asphalt roads as well as short trail passages, making it ideal for gravel cruising near the city.
A very popular destination for cyclists is the Stoißer Alm in Bavaria near the border. The multitude of forest roads and well signposted routes make the Teisenberg, on which the alp lies, a true gravel paradise. In addition, these can be combined on the way back with beautiful gravel roads.
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As with the tour on the Stoißer Alm, you will spend a lot of time on Gravel and in neighboring Bavaria. In addition to the beautiful mountain panorama, there are three lakes, which are the true highlights of this tour. Gravel fun and trail action are guaranteed - but the route is sometimes very steep…
The tour is a prime example of the fact that there are hardly any limits on a gravel bike. The route alternates several times between gravel and asphalt and also includes a short, flowing trail passage. The altitude profile of the route is wavy and promises not only scenic variety.
The route initially…
After an intense winter, you can still find plenty of snow on the mountains around Salzburg in May. Therefore, you should only ride the tour described here, if the ski tour operators have lost their interest in it.
You first follow the Salzach upriver to the southern city limits. There you will collect…
This tour is a somewhat defused variant of the Wildental Route, but offers at least as many gravel highlights. For while the Wildental Route collects ample altitude, you can enjoy this variant of beautiful gravel roads on the banks of the Saalach, which incidentally gives the Saalachtal its name.
This tour has it all! On the one hand, it will demand a lot from your legs because of the distance and altitude, on the other hand, you will be rewarded with beautiful gravel roads and varied landscape in the border area between the Salzburg and Berchtesgadener Land. A Gravel Tour like from a picture…
Immediately after the city limits waiting for the first gravel section on you, which leads along the Saalach first in the neighboring Bavaria. From there it takes turns on asphalt and gravel and always near the river to Piding and at the foot of the mountain Hochstaufen.
Directly at the campsite "Staufeneck…
The Osterhorngruppe in the Salzburger Kalkvoralpen have long been a popular destination for hikers and mountain bikers. The beautiful forest roads, beautiful panoramas and remote mountain pastures can also be easily discovered on a Gravel bike. And so this variation of the signposted Osterhorn round…
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