Guidebook

Ride Austria's Eastern Alps: Best Trails in Zell am See

Discover the best mountain biking trails in a stunning part of Austria’s Eastern Alps.

Description

Zell am See is a charming lakeside town in Salsberg, famous for its excellent ski resort, beautiful landscapes, and great hiking. Although mountain biking is not Zell am See’s main point of attraction, there is still a good variety of routes—from easy tours to exhilarating downhill.

Located between the rugged Upper Toern and the grassy Pinzgau mountain ranges, Zell am See has a very diverse topography, which is perfect if you are looking for a variety of adventurous rides. The area around Zell am See is also expansive, with the resort incorporating the nearby Kaprun, and with free public transport for tourists between all areas in the local vicinity.

If you want quaint hut stops and shady forest sections, then try the Hundstein Loop Tour in the Thumersbach area. But if you are more into downhill thrills on big mountain terrain, then head up the Kitzsteinhorn for the classic Wüstlau trail. Dive into this guidebook for these routes and more!

The Bachler Trail
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

The Bachler Trail

Zell Am See-Kaprun
4.3 km
102 m
594 m
The Bachler trail is in the top three downhill trails in the Zell am See Kaprun area.
Moderate
Private
Wüstlau Trail

Wüstlau Trail

Zell Am See-Kaprun
6.8 km
10 m
1,111 m
One of the top downhill trails in the Zell am See Kaprun area!
Severe
Private
Kitzsteinhorn – Gaisstein – Maiskogel

Kitzsteinhorn – Gaisstein – Maiskogel

Zell Am See-Kaprun
11.9 km
267 m
1,178 m
A thrilling downhill tour with awesome views and many technical challenges.
Severe
Private
Hundstein Loop Tour
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Hundstein Loop Tour

Berchtesgaden
50.4 km
1,827 m
1,827 m
A challenging and varied tour to one of the highest peaks in the Zell am See area.
Difficult
Private
Peisendorf – Hochsonnberg – Pinzgauer Hut Loop
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Peisendorf – Hochsonnberg – Pinzgauer Hut Loop

Kaprun
25.2 km
1,150 m
1,150 m
A challenging tour climbing and descending the Hochsonnberg (2150m).
Severe
Private