World renowned for its ski fields mountain biking in Austria has quickly become a premier summer activity. The resorts all battling to provide more trails, more action, and more adventure for the hard core mountain bike enthusiast to complete beginners.
As a cyclist the best time of year to visit Austria is during is between April and October with the main summer season spanning June to September. The winter will of course transform the mountains and valleys into cascading ski fields pushing the cyclist east away from the alpine regions.
A land locked country Austria is easily accessible by road, rail, or air, and once there the accommodation options are near limitless. There is something available to suit every budget from camping to luxury resorts. And even bike dedicated accommodation at resorts like Saalbach-Hinterglemm staying at the Bike-n-Soul hotels.
When the snow has melted and the bite of winter has receded the hills of Austria are no longer just alive to the sound of music, they are also alive to the sound of mountain bikes, and screams of excitement. From events for the not so faint hearted through to laid back and gentle touring Austria mountain biking has something to suit bikers of all ages and abilities.
Freeride and Downhill enthusiasts will want to make sure they visit the legendary Leogang Bike Park with its incredible trail network and gondola transit system. And for a range of cross country and downhill trails spanning over 3000 kilometres. The twelve different bike regions of Salzburgerland will lead you past 185 lakes, up 120 three thousand metre peaks, and into what is arguably some of the best mountain biking in the world.
Big berms, massive descents, rocks, jumps, huge drop offs, you name it – Austria’s bike parks offer it.
Beyond the mountain biking – if you can somehow find time, Austria will treat you to a not to be forgotten cultural experience of art, music, science, and architecture, and be prepared to indulge in some amazing cuisine with influences from Italy, Czech, Hungary, and Germany developing the fine flavours.