Mountain-Bike Eldorado Salzburg's Lungau.
Small enough to still be an insider tip. Big enough to offer a wide variety of mountain-bike tours.
Since summer 2014, the mountain-bike network of Salzburg's Lungau has not just been improved, it is also one more highlight richer: the cross-valley "Lungau EXTREME" tour.
With some 60 alpine tarns, 70 staffed huts and enchanting natural landscapes, Salzburg's Lungau offers perfect conditions for unforgettable biking experiences: The new mountain-bike trail network, with 15 tours and all difficulty levels, including an exclusive cross-valley tour - the "Lungau EXTREME" - sets the pulses of every true-blue biker racing with pure joy with every single meter of vertical gain.
15 improved and extended mountain-bike tours
The Lungau side valleys radiate outwards like the spokes of a wheel, home to nine new mountain-bike tours that are simply waiting to be explored. The new, over 500 km-long mountain-bike network offers exciting and challenging MTB tours in the healthy mountain air. The 15 different tours, ranging in difficulty, don't just lead through the magical landscapes of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Salzburg's Lungau, they also take you past places of cultural and historical interest, such as St. Leonhard's Pilgrimage Church outside Tamsweg and Mauterndorf Castle.
NEW: Cross-Valley "Lungau EXTREME"
The "Lungau EXTREME" covers a total distance of 158.5 km and 6,145 meters in gains. We recommend tackling the "Lungau EXTREME" in 4 stages as follows:
- Tamsweg - Göriach, 41.2 km, total gains 1,935 meters
- Göriach - St. Michael, 45.3 km, total gains 2,068 meters
- St. Michael - Katschberg - St. Michael, 34.4 km, total gains 1,556 meters
- St. Michael - Tamsweg, 37.4 km, total gains 1,613 meters
This cross-valley tour is suitable for athletic, experienced mountain bikers.
Signs and Mountain Bike Map
The new mountain bike map contains descriptions, maps and elevation profiles for each of the variant-rich trails, along with a separate description of the Lungau EXTREME. The map is available from all tourist offices as well as from Lungau regional tourist office for a price of EUR 10. In addition, uniform Lungau-wide signs along the trail network as well as a color-coding system with numbers and names of the respective tours makes it easy to keep your bearings. Yet another service: Each individual mountain-bike route as well as the "Lungau EXTREME" has GPS tracks available for free download .
Further information about the 15 mountain-bike tours as well as the exclusive "Lungau EXTREME" can be found here.