6 panoramic rides in Flachau in Austria – Best for Bikers

Mountain Biking Collection by Flachau

There’s something magical about riding your bike with the Dachstein and Tauern mountains as your backdrop. Flachau, a village in the heart of the Salzburg Mountains in Austria, offers more than 310 miles (500 km) of well signposted cycling routes through this remarkable landscape. You can explore wide valleys, lush alpine meadows, forested mountain ridges, rocky peaks, and the Enns River which rises in the valley.

Our motto is "Flachau - Best for Bikers". As a passionate mountain biker, you will feel right at home in the Salzburger Land. In the region, friendly accommodation with bike-savvy hosts which is well-equipped for bikers ensures you have a comfortable stay. Additionally, at our bike centre, you can hire a bike or have your own bike serviced. We can also give you information about any of the 45 routes in the region. If you would like, you can book a guided tour here, or go it alone with the help of our maps.

If you are an ambitious touring cyclist, the Stoneman Taurista, the ultimate mountain bike adventure, is for you. Over three stages, this route takes you up an enormous 14,760 feet (4,500 m) of altitude difference. You ride along idyllic alpine valleys, past shimmering mountain lakes, and panoramic peaks with a spectacular 360° view of the alpine landscape.
In this Collection, we’ve put together six panoramic Tours for you to explore the region from your saddle. The routes vary in difficulty from leisurely beginner rides to Zauchensee Lake to the 5,249-feet (1,600-m) climb up to the Frauenalb. None of the routes are overly technical so you can ride them on your hardtail bike. Don’t forget to pack enough water, basic bike tools and a few snacks, and you’re ready to go.

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Tours & Highlights

    Intermediate
    01:58
    16.8 mi
    8.6 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This route takes you through the beautiful Marbach valley. This exit is ideal for beginners who want to experience the full Alpine panorama on easy-to-drive paths with a moderate incline. On the way back, a refreshing dip in the Winkler bathing lake awaits you.From Flachau you first drive on the Ennstal cycle path towards Flachauwinkl. You pass the Winkler bathing lake and can choose a place for later. Then you turn right into Marbachtal.From here, a gravel path leads through the picturesque alpine pasture area with an impressive view of the striking Faulkogel (2,654 meters). With a hearty snack in combination with a wonderfully refreshing elderberry juice on one of the two Marbachalm huts, culinary enjoyment is also not neglected.You follow the same route back towards Flachau and can now look forward to relaxation and bathing fun at Winkler See.

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    Intermediate
    01:24
    8.52 mi
    6.1 mph
    1,525 ft
    1,525 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Short, crisp, promising: The Sattelbauerrunde is a compact exit with great views of the Dachstein massif and the fabulous mountain inns of winter builders and saddle builders. The tour does not require any single trails and is therefore suitable for all fit bikers.From Flachau you can take the Enns cycle path towards Reitdorf, where you take the Feuersangberg junction. Now it goes uphill steadily until you reach the junction to the Berggasthof Winterbauer. Either you already stop here or head straight to the Berggasthof Sattelbauer, about five kilometers away. Just before that you will find a beautiful wooden chapel. A brief pause at this picturesque place pays off.In the saddle farmer you can stop off, enjoy the excellent cuisine and sink in the sight of the impressive Dachstein massif. Then it's down the saddle path to Flachau.

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  • Difficult
    03:28
    20.5 mi
    5.9 mph
    3,600 ft
    3,600 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This tour seems almost easy at first - but appearances are deceptive. A total of 1,120 vertical meters have to be mastered on this tour. But it is technically quite relaxed and you can fully engage in the beautiful mountain landscape.After the first five kilometers on the Enns cycle path, there are 900 vertical meters up to the Frauenalmsattel, the highest point of the tour at 1,852 meters. It's worth taking a break at the Frauenalm. High above the Kleinarltal it goes over the Schüttalm to the Edelweiß Alm.After the Edelweiß Alm, a last climb awaits you before you head for the Moadörfl and the bike path back to Flachau.

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    Intermediate
    01:40
    14.5 mi
    8.7 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,075 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This tour is for pleasure cyclists who want to climb a few meters and have wide views of the Flachau Valley. The majority of the tour runs on paved roads and paths, but the 320 vertical meters come in an increase - so your condition is required here.You start in Flachau and follow the signposted bike path along the Enns to the Brückenwirt in Altenmarkt. There you cross the level crossing and then turn right towards Moosalm. Now comes the short, crisp climb with a few hairpin bends to the Moosalm. Here you can have a wonderful break and enjoy the panoramic view.Follow the meadow and goods path to the barrier down towards Eben and then on a paved bike path to Reitdorf and on the Enns bike path back to Flachau.

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    Intermediate
    02:54
    22.9 mi
    7.9 mph
    1,950 ft
    1,950 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This moderately difficult tour, which leads from Flachau via Altenmarkt to Zauchensee with pleasantly steady climbs, offers wonderful views.The tour begins with the Enns cycle path to Altenmarkt. At the intersection in the center of Altenmarkt (in front of the church), turn right and follow the road for about 3 kilometers towards Zauchensee. After the campsite just before the Hochbifangbahn valley station, turn right over the bridge and immediately left onto the gravel path.The old Zauchstrasse, which runs parallel to the asphalt road, is the highlight of this tour and is equally popular with bikers and hikers. It leads with a moderate increase in beautiful nature to Zauchensee, the turning point of the tour.In Zauchensee there are several ways to stop off and enjoy the view of the lake. In summer it is worth having your bathing suit with you and planning a little time to sunbathe and splash around.The same route takes you back to the starting point in Flachau. Now the old Zauchstrasse reveals its true temperament: it gets really fast downhill. Please pay attention to hikers and other cyclists - the road tempts you to go full throttle.

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    Difficult
    05:27
    33.6 mi
    6.2 mph
    5,450 ft
    5,425 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.

    For this demanding mountain bike day tour you should bring a certain level of fitness. You will be rewarded for the efforts on this circuit with breathtaking views of the Salzburg mountains. Technically, the tour is not particularly difficult since you are mainly on gravel and asphalt roads.From Flachau the route leads along the Enns cycle path to Reitdorf, where you turn left towards the bathing lake. Keep to the right after the bathing lake and follow the Aigenbergweg on asphalt for about seven kilometers, before going on a gravel road towards Eben.Over the Höllberg and the Blümeck you crank up to the Heinrich-Kiener-Haus on the Hochgründeck, which is picturesquely located at an altitude of 1,800 meters. A little above the hut you will find the idyllic St. Vinzenz Friedenskircherl. The summit of the 1,827-meter-high Hochgründeck is also a worthwhile destination with a gigantic view, which you can reach from the Heinrich-Kiener-Haus in just a few minutes.After a refreshment you roll back down to the Ginau saddle and then on to the lacquer chapel. The Öbristweg takes you down to the Moos district of Wagrain and then back to Flachau.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    117 mi
  • Duration
    16:51 h
  • Elevation
    14,825 ft

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