The dream of each bikers: Salzburger Land
From the gentle hills of the Salzburg Alps to the valleys of the Hohe Tauern, from the Tour of Watzmann-Hochkönig to the legendary “Big-5-Bike Challenge”… there are few regions of Europe that have so much to offer mountain bikers. The natural beauty of the mountains has been enhanced and made accessible to two-wheelers thanks to an excellent network of mountain bike routes and infrastructures: cable cars, bike parks, bike hotels and much more.
May you ask for an extra gear on mountain bikes that already offer 27 or even 30 reports? In the Salzburger Land there is really no need: with any bike, a mountain holiday in this Austrian Land always gives a few more pushes thanks to the spectacular landscape of its peaks, to the perfectly maintained network of mountain bike trails that extends for over 5.000 kilometers, to five of the best bike parks in Europe, to the many cable cars equipped for transporting mountain bikes, to specialized hotels to meet the needs of mountain bikers and to a wide range of sporting events dedicated to MTB.
Climbing without stress
Zell am See
White with snow and glaciers, the Hohe Tauern range extends to infinity while the waters of the lake of Zell am See sparkle in the valley. Solitary in the sky at the top of the Hundstein, the Statzer Haus refuge (2117 meters) is one of the many Salzburg shelters that open the doors of the soul in the blue with views of incredible beauty. Getting up here by mountain bike could be surely tiring, unless you rent an electric mountain bike in Zell am See. Then even the less trained can climb to touch the sky with a finger, taste the intense joy of those who arrive at the summit and the fun of an endless descent into the valley. And the effort is reduced to zero if you climb to the top with one of the cable cars equipped for mountain bike transport, like that of Mount Asitz in Saalfelden Leogang.
Bike Trails for everyone
When you descend at full speed on dizzying single trails or face bold downhill trails, adrenaline is everywhere and all your energy is concentrated on the handlebars. That’s why in the many fabulous bike parks of the Salzburger Land (Leogang, Saalbach Hinterglemm, Wagrain, Wildkogel and Maiskogel) there is always a comfortable ski lift that saves precious energy. These bike parks host a series of exciting MTB events, including the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships that take place every year at the Leogang Bikepark.
5.000 meters in altitude and 5 peaks to be conquered by mountain bike in just one day? You can do it with the “Big-5-Bike Challenge”! Thanks to 5 mountain railways equipped cable cars, this incredible route offers an unforgettable day of stunning views and endless descents between Saalbach Hinterglemm and Leogang. For those who want to conquer the mountain with the strength of their own legs, the real challenge is the Tour of the Watzmann-Hochkönig, between Bavaria and the Salzburger Land. Walkable in about 10 days, this wonderful mountain bike trek is made up of two 5-stage loop circuits, for a total of almost 8.000 meters in altitude. But you can also opt for the less demanding northern ring, which still develops for 156 km with about 3.800 meters in altitude.
Where to Stay
mama thresl is located in Leogang, in a perfect location among the mountains of Salzburger Land. This special property is a well thought out, with a modern concept and a service totally discreet but tailor made with the aim to realize each request of the new generation of travelers of nowadays. However mama thresl is both casual and traditional, and each guest feels comfortable and relaxed since their arrival.
Built in solid wood construction and with a climbing wall on the foyer, this lovely property is always a surprise in every moment, since your first minutes at arrival. At mama thresl, local craftsmanship meets modern natural materials such as stone pine and larch wood. It provides 50 rooms boast stylish chic and some have their own outdoor sauna or private hot tub on the terrace. The design is a clear mix of chalet style and a modernism where showers are open and totally made of stone, and they offer a perfect place where to relax after a day spent all around.
Always fresh, enjoyable and up-to-date, the kitchen of mama thresl offers traditional dishes, homemade tarte flambée, crispy salads as well as fine steaks and burgers. At the Island Bar, each guest can enjoy a selection of new cocktails but also the classic ones. On the roof terrace of mama thresl, there’s a stunning patio with panoramic view and from there you can reach the wellness area with a sauna which offer relax in addition to stunning view to Leoganger Mountain Rage. The patio is definitely ideal for events and meetings with a gorgeous frame like the Leoganger Mountains.