Hundstein Loop Tour

Berchtesgaden

Hochkönig

A challenging and varied tour to one of the highest peaks in the Zell am See area.

Mountain Biking Difficult

Distance
50 km
Ascent
1.8 km
Descent
1.8 km
Duration
5-6 hrs
Low Point
740 m
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
14˚
Hundstein Loop Tour Map

At 2117 metres, the Hundstein mountain is the highest peak in the Salzburg Slate Alps. This mountain biking tour takes you right to the top, where you can enjoy spectacular views of Lake Zell before tearing your way down the mountain.

Description

Beginning in Saalfelden, head south in the direction of lake Zell. At Thumersbach, on the eastern shore you break away from the lake and begin to climb steeply up through woodland. First you will reach the top of Shafkopf (1829m) before following a narrow ridgeline along to the peak of the Hundstein (2117m).

From then on it is a challenging descent with many steep sections, rocks and roots and switchbacks to the foot of the mountain. The last stretch is an unexciting flat road section taking you through a series of small villages including Rain and Ramseiden, until you reach your starting point in Saalfelden.

Difficulty

Difficult

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

May, June, July, August, September, October

Features

  • Technical
  • Picturesque
  • In the forest
  • Road sections
  • Roots
  • Rock Rolls

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