The best MTB trails in Austria: Trails in the state capitals

Linda Eigner

On your bike – get set – go: Everyone who likes to jump on their MTB after work should not miss these 5 trails. We have a selection of legal mountain bike trails in Austria for an after work ride.


First legal MTB trail in Salzburg: Heuberg Trail

The first legal MTB trail has been open in Salzburg since April 2023. The mountain bike route is 1.74 kilometers long and has an altitude difference of 335 meters. The trail is located on the outskirts of Salzburg at Heuberg and is perfect for an after-work ride. The natural single trail with the level of difficulty black leads to Daxlueg Straße in Hallwang/Mayrwies. You can find more information about the trail here.

Adrenaline in the Alps: Hungerburg Trail in Innsbruck

MTB lovers also get their money's worth in Innsbruck. The Hungerburg Trail starts at Hungerburg at an altitude of 870 meters and ends at the Arzler Alm at an altitude of 760 meters. From there, the ride on the Arzler Alm Trail can be extended into the city. The single trail is rated S2 (moderate) and offers the perfect end to a long day. Here are more information about the Hungerburgtrail.

Biking in Linz: Nature and action on the Hornissen Trail

If you are looking for fun and adventure on the MTB in central Linz, you should definitely explore the Hornissen Trail. The first official single trail in Linz was released in 2021 and is 1.2 kilometers long. The difficulty is rated S1 or S2 and is therefore suitable for beginners as well as MTB specialists. The use is free. Special trail opening times have been set, which vary depending on the season. You can find out more about the Hornissen Trail here.

Downhill fun in Vienna: Versatile trail in the Vienna Woods

For everyone who is at home in the east of Austria, you can plunge into the mountain bike adventure in the Vienna Woods. There are shared trails for hikers and mountain bikers and guarantee fun for every skill level. Depending on your ability, desire and mood, you can choose the right trail from a total of 1,370 km of MTB routes. Current information about the trails in the Vienna Woods can be found here.

Cycling in Styria: Enzi Trail

The Enzi Trail in Styria is a project by Radlager Mountainbikeverein and Bikefex. They work together since 2013 to create an adventurous bike route for mountain bikers. The tour starts from Hilmteich and leads uphill 30 minutes to the Grazer Platte of the Stephanienwarte. From there the Enzi Trail starts down to the starting point. The round tour has a length of about 19 kilometers at up to 651 meters in altitude. More information about the trail.


Packing list MTB: The right equipment for tours

After you have selected the right MTB route, you can start with the next step: pack your mountain bike gear for the tour. If you're wondering "What needs to be in the mountainbike backpack" you'll find the answer here. Discover our MTB packing list and be perfectly prepared for the next tour.

Credits: Florian Dorn

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