News from Austria's largest bike region!
More than 80 kilometers of lines & trails, 9 lifts on 7 mountains, 3 large practice areas for kids and beginners, Alpine gravel biking routes for every taste and an almost limitless network of mountain bike trails for all abilities. In short: Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is a true playground for riders of all walks of life and of all abilities.
Austria’s largest bike region connects the sprawling mountain bike area of Saalbach Hinterglemm with the Epic Bikepark Leogang and the Bike Area Streuböden in Fieberbrunn, which was newly created in 2021. The result: an incomparable variety of trails with more than 80 kilometers of lines & trails that cater to any skill level and a unique network of mountain and gravel bike routes that stretches across two of Austria’s states.
From beginner to pro
Work your way up! Getting into a new sport can be daunting but Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn make it as easy as it can be with dedicated practice and beginner areas in all three towns. The Learn to Ride Park at the foot of Saalbach’s Kohlmaisbahn, for example, offers four “Mini Lines”, a magic carpet and an uphill trail specifically designed to make it easy for beginners to practice their skills or get into the sport. Leogang, on the other hand, offers a 10,000 m² practice area, the Riders Playground. Easy beginner trails, a World Championship pumptrack and the GoPro Bagjump provide the ideal environment to hone your skills. Lastly, the three easy lines of the Easy Park Obingleitn in Fieberbrunn offer an easy path to get into a routine thanks to their numerous berms, easy North Shore elements and rock gardens.
Once the fundamentals are on lock, progression is made easy thanks to numerous beginner-friendly lines with many playful elements that will even keep more advanced riders entertained.
Step by step, Riders will find it easy to work their up (or should we say down?) to more and more advanced trails until they eventually make it to the Downhill World Championship track, “Speedster”, or the rough and technical X-Line. However, anyone considering hitting these ‘pro’ trails should really make sure that they are able to comfortably ride all other trails, lines and features in the region before embarking on this this of skill and courage.
Mountain biking without limits
The choice of the next tour depends solely on your own level of fitness as the cross-border mountain bike trail network is almost limitless. In Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, you will find a wide range of tours that can be individually tailored to your needs. Everyone is free to decide whether the next tour will be a leisurely round through beautiful Alpine pastures, a panoramic tour with the use of the lifts or a challenging marathon. Whatever you choose, you can recharge your batteries and indulge in some refreshments in one of the numerous huts found throughout the mountains and valleys of the region.
Gravel biking in the Alps
Gravel biking is much more than just a discipline, it’s a lifestyle. Whether it’s extended tours, fast off-road laps on gravel roads and forest paths or leisurely exploration adventures, gravel biking always promises a truly memorable experience. The region, so far largely known as a mountain bike destination, turns out to be an insider's tip for this trendsetting sport. But what distinguishes gravel bikers from road bikers? While you are confined to asphalt roads with a road bike, the somewhat less restrictive geometry and the larger tread and profile of the tires of a gravel bike promise freedom, fun, adventure, and the experience of nature away from busy roads. Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn is a true Alpine gravel road paradise with a near infinite number of different touring options.
Austria's largest biking region offers thrilling biking experiences regardless of which bike you’re on. With the E-MTB boom, these experiences have reached new heights. Literally. The charging stations throughout the mountains are ready to recharge your bike, the rental shops have stocked up their E-MTB inventory and all mountain bike routes and trails are, of course, also accessible to E-Bikers without limitations. Furthermore, specially designated E-Bike routes offer easy recommendations for tours that are particularly suited for E-mountain bikers. Stop, recharge, and continue cycling is the motto when you comfortably charge your bike at a mountain hut while taking a short break.
The offer is rounded off by rideroriented services such as bike shops, bike rental, bike schools, local guides, and practice areas for beginners. And, of course, riders and mountain bikers are welcome guests in all accommodations, restaurants, and huts.
There is always plenty to do in between seasons and 2022 is no different as Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn has once again been hard at work to create new trails and further improve the infrastructure. Here’s the latest news from Austria’s largest bike region:
New Line on the Schattberg – The fAIRy Line
The Schattberg area has a new line. From summer 2022 on, riders looking for an alternative to the rough and technical X-Line can look forward to the new fAIRy line. As much flow as the Panorama-Line but with more airtime and a view straight out of a fairy tale.
New bike tours in Fieberbrunn: Hochörndler Hut and Hoametzl Round-Tour
Next to its Bikepark-style trails, Fieberbrunn is also a true insider’s tip for fans of leisurely tours. Starting in summer 2022, Fieberbrunn is adding two additional leisure tours to its vast network of trails and paths. The tour “Hochhörndler Hütte 2020” starts at the hotel ‘Eiserne Hand’ in Fieberbrunn, passes the ‘Schreiender Brunnen’, a small waterfall, before leading over the ‘Hörndliger Graben’ and to the Hochhörndler Hütte. This medium-difficulty, 6.3-kilomter-long tour follows beautiful forest roads and includes 740 vertical meters of elevation gain. Once at the top, riders are not only greeted by gorgeous views but by a traditional lunch at the mountain hut that is the name-sake of the tour.
The second new leisure tour leads to the Hoametzl mountain hut. The tour starts in Hochfilzen between the two regions of Fieberbrunn and Leogang with a stretch on an asphalt road before it leads onto gravely forest roads and up to the Hoametzl hut. After a short break at the hut, riders need to push just a bit further uphill to reach the highest point of the tour before gravity takes over on the downhill. The tour is 8.5 kilometers long, rated as medium difficulty and includes 280 vertical meters of climbing.
Keep the Epic Bikepark clean
Epic times on the bike go hand-in-hand with treating nature respectfully. That is why the motto at Bikepark Leogang is "Keep the Epic Bikepark clean". For this reason, tear-off systems are banned. To make up for this, riders can get a replacement film for their roll-off system as well as a 10% voucher for goggles with a roll-off system by 100% at Sport Mitterer when they buy a ticket in rainy weather.