Cycling and mountain biking on the Salzburg Sun Terrace
MTB Pongau: The Sun Terrace on two wheels
The best way to explore our Sun Terrace, without doubt, is by bike. Cycle through our villages steeped in tradition while enjoying the majestic alpine panorama. Cycling and mountain biking in Salzburg is a dream-come-true on two wheels. The popular Tauern Cycle Path also leads directly through Schwarzach and past St. Veit.
Those looking for more challenging tours will find them between Hochkönig and Hohe Tauern and get a bit closer to heaven. Experience the unbelievable beauty of our nature on different routes and well-signposted paths. The Hochkönig summit with its Mandelwände seems to be close enough to touch. Relax from mountain biking in SalzburgerLand in one of our many alpine huts with sunshine and a delicious, hearty snack.
Cycling and biking tours in Pongau
Salzburg Sun Terrace promises a lot of choice and variety with its three sunny villages, unhurried cycling tours and quite challenging mountain tours – also suited ideally for e-bikers, by the way. We’ve compiled some of the best cycling and mountain biking options for you.
Tauern Cycling Path
This popular cycle trail starts in Krimml at the westernmost alpine part of SalzburgerLand and ends in the lowlands of Passau on the German-Austrian border. While you don’t have to cycle the entire route, it’s always worth going on the tour from St. Veit to Werfen. This tour, the so-called “Sagenhafter Tauernradweg”, is ideal for families with its many playgrounds, sights and public pools along the way.
St. Veit to Distelkopf
This tour is particularly suitable for beginners and, as such, is the perfect option to go mountain biking in Pongau. It starts in the heart of St. Veit, right on the Sun Terrace. Cycle through the village at a leisurely pace enjoying the view of the Salzach Valley and turn onto the steady ascent towards Distelkopfalm. The final part is a bit steeper, but the view is amazing. Don’t miss out on a small snack on the alp before going back into the valley – 8.6 km per route, approx. 2 hours of riding time.
Explore the entire Salzburg Sun Terrace by mountain bike with just one single tour: Start in Schwarzach going east on the Sonnenterrasserunde. This leisurely tour with a moderate ascent (approx. 450 altitude metres) and a comfortable 90 minutes of riding time leads through the heart of the holiday region. Hilly terrain brings you to St. Veit, then Goldegg and Weng, before riding back to Schwarzach. MTB beginners in particular will enjoy this easy round tour with great views before facing bigger challenges while mountain biking in Salzburg.
The Watzmann-Hochkönig-Runde follows two routes across several stages circling a series of alpine giants. One particularly attractive route also leads across the Sun Terrace. The south stage 5a starts on the original route to St. Veit, but should only be tackled by experienced bikers. Go from Maria Alm to Dienten. Cycle parallel to the hill to the valley right before the Hochkönig village. Continue to St. Veit via Böndlsee before facing the massive mountain challenges. Your calves will really sting while ascending towards Pronebenalm. Luckily, some hearty fare already awaits you on the alp!
Tour map of the Salzburg Sun Terrace
For a few hours or a few days: A cycling tour is always worth it. Find the best and most popular options for cycling or mountain biking on the Salzburg Sun Terrace on our map.
Bike rental Schwarzach
If you haven’t brought your bicycle or mountain bike along with you, you can rent it at Pointner Bike in Schwarzach.
2 e-bikes and 4 mountain bikes are available for you.
E-bike rental Goldegg Tourist Association
Those who prefer to enjoy themselves instead of pedalling on a mountain bike can rent one of our e-bikes.
Charging station for e-cars and e-bikes in Schwarzach
Site: Marktplatz 2, 5620 Schwarzach
Contact persons: Ing. Anton Unterkofler