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The bike and holiday region Saalfelden Leogang, Salzburger Land, Austria, has plenty in store: Demanding freeride trails, long bike tours with or without your family, a relaxed e-bike tour or adrenaline-pumping downhill action in Bikepark Leogang – everybody will get his or her money’s worth in Saalfelden Leogang.

Nothing better to be the first rider up on the mountain

Versatile Routes and Expert Service

No matter if you prefer short and easy or long and difficult tours, tricky single and flow trails or the adrenaline-fuelled downhill runs – the bike region Saalfelden Leogang is perfect for advanced cyclists as well as for beginners. The Pinzgau region offers 720 kilometers of mountain bike trails for all skill levels and 480 kilometers of valley cycling paths – simply a paradise for bikers.

“As a multi-faceted cycling region, we’re eager to inspire not only the professional biker, but also the beginner to explore the area on two wheels,” says Marco Pointner, CEO of the Saalfelden Leogang Tourism Bureau.

Hot Spot for World Bike Champions

Whether downhiller, freerider or Dirt Jumper – everyone who's into biking should visit Europe’s largest and most prestigious bike park in Saalfelden Leogang. The Pinzgau bike hot spot also serves as the venue for the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup – the only Mountain Bike World Cup in Austria. The bike park hosted the UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships (the biggest mountain bike event in the world) in 2012. By the way: the countdown is on, because Saalfelden Leogang will welcome the World Championships in 2020 once again. So after a break of eight years, the downhill medal-winners will be crowned again in the Pinzgau region.

Beautiful Schoenleiten trail

A Variety of Trails for Professionals and Beginners

“HOT SHOTS” is the name of the 3.5 kilometers / 2.17 miles long flow trail, which leads from the top station to the middle station of the local mountain, the Asitz. Following the latest trends, this trail has been adapted to the needs of GoPro users: the two-meter-wide trail not only passes through the forest and stunning natural scenery, but also provides for easier stretches of tables, waves and feeder jumps, making action-packed GoPro videos possible.

HOT SHOTS - rollercoaster feeling included

Since the beginning of June, the new 1.5 kilometers / 0.9 miles long single trail “Matzalm-Trail” is available. The beautiful trail with rooty sections and several narrow turns leads past the Matzalm and Embachalm and guarantees a stunning view.

For those who are looking to test their skills, the BIG-5 Challenge is just the thing: on an XXL-tour that connects a total of five ski lifts and the five mountains surrounding Leogang and Saalbach Hinterglemm, biking enthusiasts can find the ultimate fulfilment – and can blow off all the steam they want.

The bike mekka Saalfelden Leogang also has easy and challenging routes in store for passionate road cyclists: be it Austria’s highest mountain, the Grossglockner, on the Kaiser Tour; or, if you prefer, you can opt for the leisurely Steinberg Tour at your own pace and enjoy the beautiful scenery around the Lofer and Leogang Mountains.

Fun for Beginners

But of course, Saalfelden Leogang has a thing or two up its sleeve for beginners, as well: In the 10,000 square meter Riders Playground, beginners can push themselves to their personal limits. A total of eight wooden and fifteen dirt features – none higher than 50 centimeters – provide a convenient obstacle course for those who still want to practice a bit before taking on Bike Park. In addition, beginners – young and old alike – have the opportunity to try out the various aspects of the sport – and develop a passion for it – on the pump track and the practice trail. It’s also possible to capture daredevil bike stunts on video with a GoPro on the GoPro Bag Jump. A large airbag cushions the long downward jump, but offers enough resistance to continue the ride. In the new GoPro Lounge at the Asitz base station, hikers and bikers can also inform themselves about the newest GoPro offers while relaxing after a strenuous ride.

Biking Fun That Electrifies

Saalfelden Leogang is part of the largest e-bike region in the world, and is the ideal place for long bike rides for every age group. You can cover a distance of 70 kilometers with one battery. The battery can be recharged or replaced anytime at nearby gas stations, partner hotels, sporting goods stores or mountain chalets, while you take a break. E-biking is the perfect alternative for those who still need to work on their endurance, but don’t want to miss those bike rides.

Images by Klemens König/Saalfelden Leogang Touristik GmbH

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