TO E OR NOT TO E? Cycling holidays in SalzburgerLand
SalzburgerLand's e-bike charging network is the finest in the world with Hochkönig the first region to introduce charge points in the mountains and valleys. Ride to a rustic mountain hut to give your bike a boost while you refuel on a tasty local delicacy. E-bike partner hotels provide extensive services including technical checks, rental, lock-up rooms, cleaning facilities, maps, suggested tours and power snacks.
For first timers, the Salzkammergut lake district is the place, with 20 easy-to-follow tours. 11 designated bike hotels offer complimentary services including secure storage, bike repair, drying rooms, a tool kit, maps and snacks. Each is run by a cycling expert with all the local knowledge. All offer supplementary services including laundry, massage, high-energy meals, and GPS hire.
The 270 km Tauern Cycle Path is one of the most popular rides in Europe. From the awesome Krimml Waterfalls, pass a rich variety of attractions including Werfen's ice caves, Hohenwerfen Castle and 7000-year old Hallein salt mine. Alternatively the 450km Mozart Cycle Path connects locations associated with the composer, mostly in SalzburgerLand. Both rides are e-bike friendly and overnight stays can be planned at a few of the 50 cycle-friendly hotels en route.
For enthusiasts of the back country and bike park, SalzburgerLand is Nirvana. Freestylers have 4 parks to big up their tricks at Leogang (Koona Groove seal of approva), Saalbach-Hinterglemmm, Wagrain and Kaprun. For back country riders, there are more than 5000km of marked trails.
Saalfelden/Leogang, this year's host to the UCI MTB Downhill World Championships (9-11 October), has 720km of trails for beginners to experts. And, the Big 5 Bike Challenge between Saalbach Hinterglemm and Leogang lists some of the most exhilarating trails in the Alps, including the revered Hacklberg Trail in Saalbach. Or try Salzburger Lungau; 500km of MTB trails and notably the Lungau EXTREM circuit from Tamsweg of 167km with a 6145m climb.
SalzburgerLand looks forward to welcoming cyclists of every persuasion soon
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