Out and about on a pleasurable tour of exploration or while cruising down a beautiful trail: Mountain biking in the green heart of Austria fulfils the wishes of summer sports enthusiasts in a myriad of ways.
Mountain bike tours, bike parks and trails in Styria invite you to ...
The Schladming-Dachstein region is very popular with mountain bikers. No wonder: With over 40 signposted routes and trails, the local MTB specialists have created a paradise for bike enthusiasts.
Its beating heart is the Dachstein Tour, spanning a distance of 269 kilometres and with an impressive 7,900 metres of elevation gain. Thanks to three different routes for varying preferences and skill levels, everyone can pedal to their heart's content there. What's more, e-bikers also get their money's worth: The specially signposted route with start and finish in Ramsau am Dachstein leads past sparkling Lake Hallstatt, through the idyllic Ausseerland region, and to the Ennstal valley.
A must-do for nature lovers: the Trans Nationalpark tour. The route of 470 kilometres and 13,300 metres of elevation gain leads through the Gesäuse and Kalkalpen National Parks and can be divided up into stages.
The Grazer Bergland Tour in the bikeCULTure region of Graz is somewhat shorter, but no less exciting: In three daily stages and across a distance of 163 kilometres, you can follow in the footsteps of mountain bike world and European champions.
All routes for mountain bikers can be found in our tour portal.
A constant up and down awaits mountain bikers in the bike parks and trail areas of Styria. Because when the snow has melted, action-packed trails can be found in many different locations. Take the cable car or chairlift up the mountain, and ride your bike down into the valley.
Bikepark Planai boasts 35 kilometres of trail fun – from a bike area for little ones to flow and jump lines or thrilling downhill trails.
Reiteralm is an eldorado for kids thanks to the Junior Trails. The Reiteralm trails are popular with everyone – from laid-back to ambitious mountain bikers.
The trails at Schöckl Area offer plenty of fun and variety on two wheels as well – and they're open year round.
A chairlift takes riders and their bikes up to the Bikearena Aflenz, where they can head to the Bürgeralm alpine pasture. From there, a variety of trails can be accessed.
On Turracher Höhe, the Kornock Flowtrail offers a beautiful view of the surrounding Nock Mountains. In the Kids Area and on the Mini Trails, even the youngest visitors can gain their first MTB experiences. In Trail Land Miesenbach in East Styria, a shuttle lift takes mountain bikers to six trails and a pump track.
By the way: Less elevation gain, yet a "cool experience" – quite literally – can be enjoyed during river biking.
Why choose between mountain biking and hiking? The Bike & Hike option in the Schladming-Dachstein region combines the best of both worlds. Visitors can cycle along forest roads to the starting point of the hike.
The advantage: Combing both activities saves time and offers variety. If you are travelling by e-bike, you can charge your e-bike at a Bike & Hike station while you're out on your hike. Out of a total of 24 charging stations, 20 offer charging options for Bosch batteries.
Would you like to take it a little easier? Seven cable cars in Styria are open in summer as well, taking bike enthusiasts up into the mountains. Once at the top, they get to explore a variety of routes and trails. Children can practice their tricks in the lovingly designed kids' parks.
Summer cable cars offering bike transport:
By the way: Holders of a Sommercard can use the summer cable cars of the Schladming Dachstein region free of charge.
After an exciting day, rest is essential, because you simply get more out of your day after a restful night's sleep. In Styria, bike enthusiasts can reside in designated mountain bike hotels. At more than 170 Bett+Bike establishments, washing facilities for bikes, drying facilities for clothes and secure parking for your bike are all part of the standard amenities – valuable insider's tips from your hosts included. And the next day, you'll be able to continue your journey well rested and ready ...
In June, the mountain bikers take over – and have the mountains around Schladming (almost) all to themselves. Because that's when the crème de la crème compete for valuable points for the UCI world rankings at the Alpentour Trophy. And the route is certainly no piece of cake – riders tackle 220 kilometres and 8,800 metres in elevation gain.