Mountain biking summer holidays in Kaprun
The mountains of the Salzburg region are a playground for cyclists of all calibres.
Whether marathon-proven endurance fans or nature-loving freeriders.
They both have a love of nature and the trails in common. The routes on the Kitzsteinhorn are imposing: tricky trails and the hefty difference in altitude of up to 1570 m will get your forearms burning.
Mountain biking in Kaprun: Where dream tours start right outside the front door
It's 2002 at the Maiskogel in Kaprun, and the elite of the international mountain bike world are bickering about hundredths and the best line. This was the biker World Championship around the turn of the millennium – a pioneering project hosted by the visionaries of Kaprun and the beginning of an eternal love affair. Mountain biking in Kaprun is different though because bikeparks and dirt lines are nowhere to be found. In Kaprun it's about the essence of the sport: pushing your limits against nature, tyres gripping natural terrain in the midst of the Hohe Tauern National Park, climbing towards the summit in a feat of endurance – that's mountain biking in Kaprun.
In a word: EPIC
The terrain on the Kitzsteinhorn demands not only fitness but also a good deal of biking experience. But don't worry, there's plenty of flow and airtime.
´Thanks to modern cableway technology riders can be brought up to the Alpin-Center along with their bikes at no extra charge before hitting the legendary trails.
And how many people can say they took their bike over boulders and alpine meadows in high alpine terrain? Definitely a talking point guaranteed to impress!
Here’s a bike tip from our very own ACTIVE by Leitner’s downhill chefs:
„We love the Geißstein Trail in combination with the Wüstlau Trail.
It's pure and endless freeride fun!“
Length: 3,144 m
Altitude difference: 500 metres from the Alpincenter to Häuslalm
Difficulty: technical and high alpine
Length: 7,700 m
Altitude difference: 1,070 metres from the Häuslalm down to the valley
Length: 5,200 m
Altitude difference: 600 metres
Difficulty: easy, undemanding
Tip: the Geißstein and Wüstlau trails are a perfect combination. Best enjoyed on bikes with good shock absorbers such as Enduro or Freeride bikes.
And anyone who wants even more adrenalin-tinged air in their lungs can really let off steam in the Saalbach Hinterglemm and Leogang Bikepark.