From summer 2019, you can discover four new trails and lines as well as a pump track in Saalfelden Leogang, Austria’s ultimate bike region that fulfils all your biking wishes. Winding through pristine nature and along forest paths, the Antonius trail offers nearly a mile (1.4 kilometres) of technically demanding and exhilarating riding. Afterwards, you’ll be out of breath but happy and shout “again!” There's a lot on offer at Saalfelden Leogang – maybe you would prefer the new, hand-built Schwarzleotrail with its north shores or the more technical advanced Forsthof Trail, which leads past rocks and streams with its hairpin bends. Or, you can also enjoy full flow on the 10 kilometres long Steinberg Line by FOX. Luckily, you’ll have enough time to ride all of the beautiful new trails in Saalfelden Leogang.
There is so much to discover: countless mountain bike routes of all levels of difficulty and numerous valley bike paths in Saalfelden Leogang will transform you from a beginner biker into a pro. Whether you are looking for a short and easy route, a challenging single trail or an adrenaline-loaded trail for world champions – you are guaranteed biking fun here.
Experienced bike guides, such as those from the Elements outdoorsports bike school, will accompany you on every ride if you wish. There are also special bike hotels in Saalfelden Leogang and knowledgeable bike shops in the region offer the latest bikes and equipment.
You can easily reach Saalfelden Leogang by plane from major UK airports via Salzburg, Munich or Innsbruck. Most airlines carry bikes as long as they are packed in a protective box or bike bag.
The Forsthof Trail's landscape is a fairytale. The trail leads past high rocks and crosses several streams through coniferous and deciduous forests. At 2,000 meters (6560 feet), you will find perfect cycle conditions as you follow the trail through pristine Northshore nature. Immerse yourself in a unique single trail with your bike and watch nature showing off!
We recommend following the LE 01| Forsthofalm-Runde from the Asitzbahn valley station to the Holzhotel Forsthofalm, where the start of the trail is located, and climb about 230 metres (755 feet) up to the Holzhotel Forsthofalm. Once at the bottom, you can either return to the valley station or take on the climb again, ready to enjoy the descent along the newly built Schwarzleotrail. You're guaranteed a double dose of trail fun here!
Difficulty level: S3
Highlight: The rock formations in the middle of the forest give you the feeling of standing in Middle-earth!
This unspoiled single trail starts above the Forsthofalm and meanders through a beautiful forest down into the Schwarzleo valley. Over 1,800 metres (5905 feet), you will find several northshores, technical hairpin bends and long, flowing passages. All the while, you can enjoy a great view of the Leoganger Steinberge and the Schwarzleobach. We recommend following the LE 01| Forsthofalm circuit from the Asitzbahn valley station to the Holzhotel Forsthofalm, where you will find the start of the trail. Once at the bottom, you can either return to the valley station or climb up again and enjoy the descent along the newly built Forsthoftrail.
Difficulty level: S1-S2
Highlight: Halfway through the trail, the forest suddenly thins out and you enjoy a fantastic view of the Leoganger Steinberge massif.
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Curving through pleasant hills, this smooth, 6 miles (10 km) long trail has unique views of the Leoganger Steinberge mountains in the Bikepark Leogang. You can enjoy the stunning scenery whether you are a newbie or a pro biker.
Starting from the Steinbergbahn mountain station, the 6 mile (10 km) Steinberg Line by FOX winds its way through the forest towards the Steinbergbahn valley station. With an average gradient of around nine percent, it is one of the most fluid trails in the Bikepark Leogang. On this line, you will find a lot of pleasant riders and curves for bikers of all skill levels. The clearings mean you can enjoy stunning views of the mountain range "Leoganger Steinberge", after which the line is named. In between, there are plenty of places to take a break, relax for a moment and capture the unique panorama on the Fotopoint plateau.
Route length: 6.2 miles (10 km)
Altitude difference: 969m (2283 feet)
Difficulty level: easy
Highlight Tip: Take your time to stop at the photo point and capture the fantastic view of the Leoganger Steinberge mountains.
The Steinberg Line by FOX will open on July, 6th.
The start of the Antonius Trail begins a few metres after the Flow Links junction in the Bikepark Leogang.
This unspoilt, narrow single trail is technically very demanding and meanders through forest paths, joining the Steinberg Line by FOX in the lower section.
It just opened up in June 2019!
Route length 1 mile (1.7 km)
Altitude difference: 150m (492 feet)
Difficulty level: demanding
On this trail-tour, you will find both flowing and technical trail sections, rooted passages and hairpin bends. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
The route starts in Leogang and leads up Schwarzbach valley along an easy gravel road. After you have climbed the Kniestichkogel, the trail adventure starts. The trail divides into two sections which are connected by the gravel road you have already used. In the upper part, roots and hairpin bends await you. In the lower part, the beginning is wooded and becomes wonderfully fluid from the Matzalm.
If you don't want to go uphill, you can take the cable car uphill to the Asitz mountain station and start from there – you will need a lift pass or a Saalfelden Leogang card (one ride per day included).
This short video gives you a nice overview of the trail:
From the starting point at the Leogang football pitch (Fußballplatz Leogang), follow the cycle path to Sonnberg. Here, you will turn right and follow the road uphill to Leogang Spa (Badhaus Leogang). Next, the route takes a forest road that serpentines up to the Riedlalm. At 1,228 metres (4028 feet) above sea level, the Riedlalm offers fantastic views and also delicious local specialities. After a well-deserved rest, you follow the same route back to the starting point. In Saalfelden Leogang, this tour is marked "blue".
Tip: This tour can also be ideally combined with a short hike (Bike & Hike) to the Riedlspitz.
First of all, you will take the Asitz cable car uphill to the mountain station – you will need lift ticket or the Saalfelden Leogang Card (one ride per day included). Take the forest road or the Asitz Trail to the Schönleiten hut. After this panoramic trail, the route goes uphill and downhill, past the Jahnhütte hut and the Örgenbauernalm hut to the Biberg Mountain Inn.
Here, you can enjoy the magnificent views from one of the most beautiful panoramic mountains in the region and indulge yourself in culinary delights before tackling the descent towards Leogang. The route finishes with a few easy miles back to the starting point.
In Saalfelden Leogang, this tour is marked "red".
First, take the cable car uphill to the Asitz mountain station – you will need a lift card or the Saalfelden Leogang Card (one ride per day included). After the Asitz Trail and a short passage where you will need to push, you are rewarded with a fantastic panorama. Next, the trail leads up and down to the Thurneralm.
From there, the trail continues on a magnificent forest and meadow trail to the Spielberg plateau. Passing the Spielberghaus and the Burgeralm, the trail then descends along a forest path to the "Eiserne Hand" inn in Fieberbrunn. Next, a short ascent takes you to Hochfilzen where you can follow the cycle path past Griessener Moor to Leogang. In Saalfelden Leogang this route is marked "blue".
Tip: Depending on your ability, we recommend knee and elbow protectors for the descents!
This route will show you one of the most beautiful panoramic peaks in the region. From Saalfelden city centre, follow the gentle cycle path to Harham. Here, the day begins with 500 metres (1640 feet) elevation gain and 15 hairpin bends to Örgenbauernalm.
After a short flat section you continue uphill. Next, you will descend briefly before tackling the final ascent. Just above Biberg Mountain Inn, you reach the highest point of the tour. Here, you can enjoy the magnificent panorama of the Saalfelden basin and indulge yourself in culinary delights before tackling the descent in the direction of Saalfelden.
From Saalfelden city centre, take the Lichtenbergstrasse uphill to the main ascent below the Einsiedelei (Steinalm car park) in Saalfelden (a part of the Watzmann Hochkönigsrunde).
From here, you will continue on the Forstrasse to the highest point of the tour, which lies at the foot of the Breithorn. There is a bench at the top to help you make the most of the view. Next, the route leads downhill on forestry tracks and optional dirt tracks to Kronreith Mountain Inn. Take a well-deserved break and soak up its marvellous panorama.
The last section passes Maria Alm and the Urslautal golf course before taking you back to the starting point in Saalfelden.
From the Leoganger cable cars valley station, follow the cycle path which leads gently uphill towards Hochfilzen. From there, you will continue to the Gasthof Eiserne Hand and over the Burgeralm to the Spielberghaus. The descent follows along a forest path to Saalbach. Enduro lovers can also follow the "Höllen Trail" down to the bottom.
UP IT GOES WITH THE GONDOLA! With the help of the Kohlmais cable car (Saalfelden Leogang Card required), you can easily reach the mountain station where you can then join the Big 5 Trail to the Wildenkar hut. If you're super sporty and can't get enough of climbing, you can of course also cycle instead, as you can see from the indicated route.
To return to Leogang, you will pass the Schönleitenhütte and follow the Asitz Trail. You can then follow the newly built Steinberg Line by FOX all the way down into the valley. Alternatively, you can head back via the forest road.
TIP: Elbow and knee protectors are recommended for the descent from Asitz!
Today, you'll be heading up to the highest peak in the Salzburg Slate Alps — the farthest point you can go by mountain bike. Standing 2,117 meters (6945 feet), the Hundstein is the highest mountain in the area. You will start in Saalfelden and ride over the flat Ramseiden to Maria Alm. Here, you will follow the Urslau Ache course up to the Abergbahn valley station. Finally, you will head uphill, gaining around 1,250 metres (4101 feet) in elevation over the next 7 miles (12 kilometres). To catch your breath, there are great rest stops and panoramic views all the way to the top. Of course, the view from the summit of the Hundstein is stunning.
From here, you can enjoy the part you've been looking forward to all day – a fast downhill stretch leading to Thumersbach. When you arrive at the bottom, jump into the Zeller lake before rolling back to Saalfelden.
On this route, you can enjoy some of the most spectacular views from beautiful panoramic peaks. Following the cycle path, the route initially leads gently uphill to Hochfilzen. After a small stretch on the main road, you will reach the cross-country trail. Next, there is a gradual and pleasant ascent to the Grießner Almen which helps you to easily manage your energy. After a short descent, you will go uphill again before enjoying a long descent into Feistenau. Alternatively, you can also ride a short single trail section.
The landscapes on this tour convey all facets of the mountains in the Alps — the Wilder Kaiser, the Loferer, the Leoganger Steinberge and the Kitzbühler Horn. The stunning scenery will make you fall in love with the mountains. After soaking up the scenery, the route takes you back to Hochfilzen where you will cycle back to Leogang.
This route follows the legendary competition course on the Leoganger local mountain. From Leogang centre, the course heads into the unspoilt and quiet Schwarzbachtal Valley. Passing the Matzalm, you will reach the end of the valley where the route turns into the woods and up to the Asitzbahn mountain station. The route then climbs a little steeper through alpine meadows up to the reservoir and from there, there is the last short ascent to the summit.
The course record: 46:33 minutes!
From Saalfelden centre, the route leads eastwards to Ramseiden. Passing the Theurerhof, the trail then climbs gently uphill on a gravel road and passes the beautifully situated golf course to Maria Alm. The centre, home to the second highest church town in the Salzburg region, is an ideal place to have a break.
Continuing along the route, you will climb uphill before a short ascent to the mountain inn Kronreith where you can indulge in regional delicacies. You will head back via Maria Alm, coming to the other side of the golf course before arriving back in Saalfelden.
The Schwarzleo Valley is a "cool" tip for mountain bikers, especially on hot summer days. Following along the Schwarzleobach creek, you will climb 500 metres (1640 feet) up to the end of the valley. After a short section pushing your bike, you are treated to an ascent of almost 150 metres (492 feet).
Next, you will reach the Lindlalm via a short forest and meadow path. This cosy and authentic alpine hut with a wonderful panoramic view is pure alpine idyll and will quickly make you forget the climb. It's worthing stopping at "Resi" on the Lindlalm to enjoy its rustic charm and meet the friendly landlady. You should definitely try the so-called "Almwuzl" specialty.
Tip: This route is ideal to combine with a hike to the Spielberghorn. Walking time from the Lindlalm: approx. 1.5 hours. Attention: surefootedness required!