Guidebook

The 5 Best Downhill Mountain Bike Parks in Austria

Austria’s expansive lift system delivers mountain bikers to the goods in some of the world’s best downhill mountain bike parks!

Description

Austria is renowned for its expansive system of lifts that make it one of the most impressive places to downhill ski in the world. In the summertime, the lifts instead carry riders and their bikes to the tops of the mountains, so they can drop in and shred down some of the world’s best downhill mountain biking parks!

While France and Switzerland somehow seem to get all the hype, Austria’s bike parks are certifiably some of the very best in the world. And of all the bike parks in Austria, these five are arguably the best of the best. Bike-Circus Saalbach-Hinterglemm and Bikepark Leogang are two of the most expansive parks anywhere, with Leogang frequently serving as a stop for the UCI Downhill World Cup. Mount Petzen is home to the world’s longest flow country trail, the topic of several viral mountain biking videos. Bikepark Innsbruck, especially when combined with Tirol, makes for an amazing location to ride in one of the coolest towns in Austria. And finally, Bike Republic Sölden seems to fly a bit below the radar but is home to an absolutely massive array of mountain bike trails.

In this guidebook, you’ll find some of the best trails in the best bike parks—but all of these bike parks offer many more trails than you’ll see here! This is just a sampler to whet your appetite—click out of the guidebook and into FATMAP’s public index for ALL of the trails!

Flow Country Trail Petzen

Flow Country Trail Petzen

10.8 km54 m1,054 m
Der Flow Country Trail auf der Petzen ist mit 10,8 km Länge nicht nur der längste Flow Trail Europas - sondern seit seiner Auszeichnung durch die IMBA 2014 auch der beste weltweit. Unzählige Tables, Anleger, Steilkurven warten auf dieser mit Makadam-Schotter fixierten Strecke, die sich elegant mit einem Gefälle von rund 10 % über den Südkärntner Hausberg zu Tal schlängelt. Dazwischen immer wieder Rastplätze und imposante Ausblicke auf Südkärnten. Vom Trail zweigen drei Cross Country Strecken ab, die wieder zurück zur Hauptstrecke führen. Im Tal wartet ein Übungsparcours und drei Trial-Strecken auf die Biker. Bike-Shop und Waschanlage sind ebenfalls vorhanden.
Private
Milka Line at the Kohlmais in Saalbach Hinterglemm

Milka Line at the Kohlmais in Saalbach Hinterglemm

Saalbach Hinterglemm and Saalfelden Leogang
2.9 km0 m373 m
Easy and broad trail with wide bends, flat wood elements, small rollers, berms and tables for your first jumps on a mountain bike. Ideal for newcomers to freeriding.
Private
X-Line powered by CONTI at the Schattberg X-press in Saalbach Hinterglemm

X-Line powered by CONTI at the Schattberg X-press in Saalbach Hinterglemm

Saalbach Hinterglemm and Saalfelden Leogang
5.8 km17 m1,039 m
A challenging single trail running across fields, over stony ground, and through woodland, with lots of jumps, berms, tricky rooty and technically demanding sections. Lots of fun for experienced bikers, but also plenty of variety for the pros.
Private
BIG-10 (part 1) in Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang

BIG-10 (part 1) in Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang

Saalbach-Hinterglemm
68.7 km4,996 m5,024 m
With the extensive offer of two top bike areas such as Saalbach Hinterglemm and Leogang, one day is not enough to complete the full programme of the trails. But if you have a whole weekend and cleverly combine the trails of both regions, you can experience an unique biking adventure. Newcomers to Saalbach, who want to explore the region, can also take part in a new two-day tour.
Private
BIG-10 (part 2) in Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang

BIG-10 (part 2) in Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang

Saalbach Hinterglemm and Saalfelden Leogang
69.0 km4,775 m4,773 m
With the extensive offer of two top bike areas such as Saalbach Hinterglemm and Leogang, one day is not enough to complete the full programme of the trails. But if you have a whole weekend and cleverly combine the trails of both regions, you can experience an unique biking adventure. Newcomers to Saalbach, who want to explore the region, can also take part in a new two-day tour.
Private
BIG-5 Bike Challenge in Saalbach

BIG-5 Bike Challenge in Saalbach

Saalbach Hinterglemm and Saalfelden Leogang
60.1 km4,449 m4,447 m
The BIG-5 Bike Challenge covers the 5 cable cars and 5 mountains around Saalbach Hinterglemm and Leogang, combining them into a XXL tour that guarantees you the absolute maximum enduro pleasure in one day.
Difficult
Private
Hangman II (FREERIDE)

Hangman II (FREERIDE)

Saalbach Hinterglemm and Saalfelden Leogang
3.6 km5 m493 m
Beginner trail with a lot of flow.
Easy
Private
Flying Gangster

Flying Gangster

Saalbach-Hinterglemm
3.2 km0 m476 m
Medium level line for intermediate and advanced riders,with a variation of wallrides, berms, jumps, north shore elementsand optional drops 0,5 m up to 5 m.
Difficult
Private
Bongo Bongo

Bongo Bongo

Saalbach-Hinterglemm
0.8 km182 m0 m
Fantastically built, rooty trail with a few gnarly sections
Severe
Private
Nordkette Singletrail

Nordkette Singletrail

Nordkette
3.5 km0 m1,032 m
One of the most challenging singletracks in Europe - beware of jumps.
Severe
Private
Arzler Alm Trail

Arzler Alm Trail

Innsbruck
2.6 km5 m377 m
A classic on Innsbruck's doorstep; this man-made single trail offers a variety of playful terrain for most abilities and some optional gap jumps for those looking to get some air time.
Difficult
Private
Flowtrail Teäre Line

Flowtrail Teäre Line

Sölden
5.3 km0 m576 m
Die Strecke hat einen sehr hügeligen und flowigen Charakter und bietet sicheren Bikespaß auf über 800 Tiefenmetern mit 130 Kurven, vielen Wellen und leichtem Gefälle.
Difficult
Private
Zaahe Line Sölden

Zaahe Line Sölden

Sölden
0.5 km0 m74 m
Technically very demanding jumpline with full drops and steep curves
Extreme
Private
Ollweite Line (6010)

Ollweite Line (6010)

Sölden
7.0 km0 m709 m
The new 7 km long Line leads from the top station of Langegg chairlift down to the quaint Hühnersteign hut. This Line features some challenging sections.
Severe
Private