The Pinzgau Region is considered to have the most biking possibilities in Salzburgerland, so it's no surprise that there is an amazing network of cycling routes right on the chalet's doorstep. Our village of Bruck is situated on the Tauern Cycle Trail, a 300km stretch of cycling path that winds through the state of Salzburgerland, offering great access to explore the region by bicycle.
Whether you prefer your road cycling, mountain biking, or assisted cycling on an E-bike, you'll find plenty here to keep you entertained. If you're an avid cyclist, why not try all three on your holiday! We have a few bicycles available to rent at the chalet, for anything from half a day to a full week, offered on a first come first served basis, so let us know if you'd like to book these as part of your package.
The mountains surrounding the chalet offer 720km of marked mountain bike routes, a playground for those who enjoy the challenging ascent and the exhilarating descent of mountain biking. There are so many mountain bike routes to choose from, including the Kitzsteinhorn trails. One of our favourite tours is from the chalet up our mountain to the Hundstein at 2,117m, offering a climb of 1,360m. It's challenging, but the views are a great reward. There are also many bike parks nearby, including the 'Epic Bike Park of Leogang', for those who enjoy jumps and turning tricks. For families, there are also a number of family friendly mountain bike routes available, so the whole family can enjoy this thrilling sport together.
Speed and Distance
If you love covering distance and counting your cadence, heart rate and speed, you'll enjoy the road cycling available here. The network of routes varies in difficulty, from leisurely rides in the valley or around the Lake Zell basin, to more strenuous climbs up tarmac mountain passes. The famous Grossglockner High Alpine Road starts in our village Bruck, and is a must for any road cyclist on holiday in the area. If you'd like to take it to the next level, why not compete in the annual Glocknerkönig competition that takes place on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. Climbing to the Edelweiss Spitze at 2,572m, it's the ultimate challenge for any serious road cyclist. See below for more information on this challenging competition.
E-bikes are becoming more and more popular. They offer ease of access to most routes that normal bikes do, but for a lot less work. So if you're someone who enjoys being out and about on a bicycle, but is not so keen on the high energy output that often comes hand in hand with cycling, then why not give an E-bike a go. They're a fun and easy way to explore our area, so grab a map, your bike and an Austrian inspired picnic, and head off on what's bound to be an enjoyable cycling adventure. Make sure to take a dip in the waters of Lake Zell to cool off on a warm summers' day too! Don't let it stop you if you don't own an E-bike, there are plenty of rental shops in the area that will be able to provide you with what you need.
The Glocknerkönig competition is an internationally recognised cycling event, that is most likely on any avid cyclist's bucket list. It takes place every June on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, which starts in our village. It's an open event in which amateurs, professionals and hobby cyclists can all take part. All you need is a bicycle (owned or rented), determination, and a great deal of stamina!
To cater for all levels, competitors can sign up to different categories. The most challenging option is the Glocknerkönig Ultra Trail, which requires a 1,815m climb over 28.9km to the Edelweiss Spitze peak from Bruck. The Glocknerkönig Classic option is slightly easier, with a vertical climb of 1,694m over 27.3km, and the Light option only requires a climb of 1,330m over 12.8km. More information including exact dates and rates can be found on their website here.