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Biking in Austria

The Austrian Alps attract mountain bikers of all ages and sport abilities, offering magnificent scenery and great hospitality. Long trails and tranquil farm roads, as well as steep and challenging tours will make everyone find something that suits them. There are biking tours packages that will give you exciting experiences during the day and round the evenings with excellent cuisine and comfortable lodging – all of this at affordable price. Everyone can take advantage from the weekend packages, families – from the children’s reductions available); there is also the opportunity for individual biking with arranged accommodation and experienced guides.

Among the places that are famous for biking itineraries is Alpendorf with the most splendid waterfalls and deepest canyons in the Austrian Alps. At the area of the Liechtenstein Gorge there are excellent cycle routes and convenient lifts to take the bikers that prefer leisure physical activities. Another beautiful spot is Kirchberg in Tyrol that makes part of the Kitzbheler Alps and challenges cyclists with its 445km of mountain biking terrain. St Anton, Salzburg and Scheffau give you the ultimate pleasure of pedalling on the routes passing along fast rivers, through verdant hills and old-aged forests.

Itineraries
Guided 7-day biking tours are the best way to explore the Austrian Alps. The most visited and picturesque Alpine region is Tyrol, where the biker can enjoy the marvellous panorama of the Rofan mountain peaks, the Bachvalley and number of biking routes. Touring on the saddle of your bike you will ensure that Lake Achen is amazing, the waterfalls are stupendous and will have the chance to admire the natural beauties of the area. There are trails that pass by the "Rätischen Inschriften" - the oldest scriptures of Tyrol and charming creeks to reach then lovely huts where a romantic evening and delicious food will be your award.


Kitzbuehel
Kitzbuehel is so scenic with its high peaks and steep hills, where biking means also climbing, with some of the routes being at altitude of over 5000 feet. The region offers about 750 kilometres of trails with different level of difficulty, alpine paths and roads on which you can cycle through picturesque areas. You will be accompanied by trained guides who will show you nice routes to discover the magnificent region. With a gondola you can reach steeper routes such as Stochalm, where to enjoy gorgeous alpine meadows and fantastic landscape. In hot summer days the dense forests will be your salvation, in cold evenings you can get a maximum delight by a hot tub Jacuzzi and delicious meal. At the lovely houses and hotels you will receive an excellent accommodation to make you remember the Tyrolean hospitality. 

There are routes for any kind of ability, starting from family rides to challenging all-day tours with splendid areas to take a break and linger for a while. The most popular hiking trails in Kitzbuhel include the the “Ehrenbach trail”, “6Bike”, the “Tirol Vital Route” and the “Bike Safari” round the Hahnenkamm.

The Bike Safari tour starts from Kitzbuehel or Kirchberg and goes through verdant alpine pastures to reach the Mühlbachtal valley that makes part of the Province of Salzburg. This route is appropriate also for bikers with low physical endurance and gives the chance to take your bike on the lifts and ropeways for free. Everyone will appreciate the gorgeous panorama to the majestic Hohe Tauern and Grossglockner, as well as the green slopes of the Kitzbuhel Alps and Wilder Kaiser.

The Ehrenbachtrail Tour is for bikers that love to dive into adventures and get over various obstacles. This trail goes across Ehrenbachgraben and includes jumps, drops and many natural obstacles such as gravel sections, tree root passages and hairpin bends which will raise your adrenaline. However, there are many trails on the way, called "Chicken Ways" that allow you to warm up in gradual stages. A useful tip for all biking enthusiasts is to take advantage of the Bikecard that allows you to use the lifts for free and is issued by the bike transport sections.

The Six Bike Tour includes six routes that drop for a total of 6,000 metres and passes through ascents, downhill runs and pretty panoramic trails in Hahnenkamm, the Kitzbuhel's local mountain. If you choose cycling in Streif you can feel the passion of the World Cup downhill, while passing next to action points such as Steilhang and the "mousetrap". Hahnenkamm is also famous for hosting adventurous mountain bike races and gathering at one place top bikers and hobby cyclists.

The Bike Trail Tirol is the longest biking route in Tyrol with its impressive length of 320 km and altitude drop of 7,500 metres. This is an excellent way to explore the beauty of Alps, since there are seven stages that take you from Tannheimertal and pass across several areas, including Achensee and Wilder Kaiser with Kitzbuehel as a final target.


Salzburg
Romantic mountain rivers, fragrant pine forests and unforgettable panoramic views - these are some of the beauties that the Salzburg mountain area offers to the bikers. An abundance of cycling tours is meant both for families and athletically-inclined bikers. There are more than 20 biking tours of different difficulty levels that include 720 km of territory in the Salzburg Dolomites. Among the tours are the challenging “Dachstein Circuit” and "Salzburger Almentour", the top offer of the Lammertal Bikeworld. "Salzburger Almentour" is a great 3-day trip that changes the altitude from 1.330 to 1.740 m, leading from the Lammer Valley into the Salzkammergut.


Scheffau
Mountain biking in and around Scheffau is also a great way to explore Tyrol and its natural wonders, to get fit and before all have fun. The itineraries pass through stunning scenery and there are family 1-day tours, as well as 7-day sensational rides. Professional guides will support you all way long and help you build good bike maintenance and riding techniques.

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