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 is certainly by bike. Cycle through our traditional towns and villages and 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 challenging tours, you will find them between the Hochkönig and the Hohe Tauern and get a little closer to heaven. Experience the incredible beauty of our nature on different routes and well signposted routes. The summit of the Hochkönig with its almond walls seems truly within reach here. And in between you can relax from mountain biking in the Pongau in one of our many mountain huts in sunshine and a tasty snack.
Cycling and MTB tours in the Pongau region
The Salzburg Sun Terrace with its three sunny spots promises plenty of choice and variety between leisurely bicycle excursions and challenging mountain tours – by the way, it is also ideal for e-bikers. We have summarized some of the most beautiful cycling and MTB routes in the Pongau for you.
This popular cycle path starts in Krimml in the alpine extreme west of the Salzburger Land and ends in the lowlands of 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 a bike ride. Ideal for the whole family is a tour from St. Veit to Werfen on the so-called "Legendary Tauern Cycle Path”; with many playgrounds, sights and swimming pools along the way.
St. Veit – thistle head
This tour is especially suitable for beginners and is the perfect opportunity to explore the Pongau by mountain bike. Start of this tour is in the heart of St. Veit, in the middle of the sun terrace. You drive comfortably through the village with a view of the beautiful Salzach valley and turn onto the steady ascent towards Distelkopfalm. The last section is a little steeper, but the view is fantastic. Of course, a small snack on the alpine pasture is not missing before we return to the valley – 8. 6 km per route, approx. 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 Sonnenterrasserunde. This leisurely tour with a moderate ascent (approx. 450 metres) and a relaxed 90-minute drive takes you through the heart of the holiday region. Wavy terrain takes you to St. Veit, Goldegg and Weng before returning to Schwarzach. MTB beginners in particular will enjoy this simple, promising round before devoting themselves to larger tasks with the mountain bike in the Pongau.
The Watzmann-Hochkönig-Round follows two routes over several stages and circles rows of alpine giants. A particularly attractive variant 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 in the direction of Dienten. Shortly before the Hochkönig village you cycle parallel to the slope towards the valley. We cross the Böndlsee to St. Veit before the big mountain classification awaits us. Direction Pronebenalm the calves burn properly. It’s a good thing that hearty food is already waiting on the mountain pasture.
Tour map of the Salzburg Sun Terrace
Whether only for a few hours or a few days: A bicycle tour is never for nothing. You will find our best and most popular tours by bike or mountain bike through the Pongau on our map.
Bike and mountain bike rental Schwarzach
If you haven’t brought your bike or mountain bike with you, 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 Goldegg Tourist Board
Those who prefer to enjoy themselves rather than pedalling hard on the mountain bike in the Pongau can rent one of our e-bikes.