By bike and mountain bike through the Pongau
MTB Pongau: The sun terrace on two wheels
The best way to explore our sun terrace is certainly the bike. Enjoy the majestic alpine panorama. By bike or mountain bike, the Pongau becomes a dream on two wheels. The popular Tauern cycle path also leads directly through Schwarzach and past St. Veit.
If you are looking for more demanding tours, you will find them between the High King and the High Tauern and will come a little closer to the sky. Experience the incredible beauty of our nature on different routes and well signposted routes. The summit of the High King with its almond walls seems to be within reach here. And in between you can relax from mountain biking in Pongau in one of our many alpine huts in the sunshine and a tasty snack.
Mountain bike tours
From leisurely tours for the whole family to challenging tours – there is something for everyone on the mountain bike routes on the Salzburg sun terrace.
Cycling and MTB tours in Pongau
Between leisurely bike trips and quite challenging mountain tours, the Salzburg sun terrace with its three sunny spots promises a lot of choice and variety – by the way also ideally suited for e-bike riders. We have summarized some of the most beautiful cycling and MTB routes in Pongau for you.
Tauern Cycle Path
This popular cycle path starts in Krimml in the alpine far west of the Salzburger Land and ends only in the lowlands in Passau on the German-Austrian border. Of course, you don’t have to drive all the way at once. But a tour from St. Veit to Werfen is definitely worth it to be straightened. Ideal for the whole family is a tour from St. Veit to Werfen on the so-called “Sagenhaften Tauernradweg” with many playgrounds, sights and swimming pools along the route.
St. Veit – Thistle Head
This tour is especially suitable for beginners and is the perfect way to explore the Pongau on a mountain bike. The start of this tour is in the heart of St. Veit, right on the sun terrace. You drive comfortably through the village with a view of the beautiful Salzachtal and turn on the steady ascent towards thistlekopfalm. The last section is a little steeper, the view for it is fabulous. Of course, a small snack on the alpine pasture must not be missed before it goes back into the valley – 8.6 km each way, about 2 hours driving time.
Explore the entire Salzburg sun terrace by mountain bike – on a single tour. We start in Schwarzach in an easterly direction on the sun terrace round. This leisurely tour with moderate ascent (approx. 450 meters altitude) and a relaxed 90 minutes drive runs through the heart of the holiday region. Corrugated terrain leads you to St. Veit, on to Goldegg and Weng, before heading back to Schwarzach. Especially MTB beginners enjoy this simple, promising round before you dedicate yourself to bigger tasks with the mountain bike in Pongau.
Watzmann-Hochkönig South Round
The Watzmann-Hochkönig-Round follows two routes over several stages and circumnavigates rows of alpine giants. A particularly attractive version also leads over the sun terrace. The south stage 5a leaves the original route towards St. Veit, but should only be tackled by experienced bikers. From Maria Alm it goes towards Dienten. Shortly before the village you cycle parallel towards the valley. Over the Böndlsee you go to St. Veit before you can expect the big mountain classification. In the direction of Pronebenalm, the calves burn properly. How good that on the alpine pasture already savoury food is waiting.
Bike and mountain bike rental Schwarzach
If you have not brought your bike or mountain bike, we also offer them on loan. Bike, mountain bike and e-bike rental at Pointner Bike in Schwarzach.
2 e-bikes and 4 mountain bikes are at your disposal.
E-bike rental Tourist Board Goldegg
If you prefer to enjoy than pedal hard with your mountain bike in Pongau, you can rent one of our e-bikes.