mountain biking in Zell am See-Kaprun

You will find breathtaking freeride trails on the Kitzsteinhorn. Geißstein Trail, Wüstlau Trail and Bachler Trail are the trails that will excite you. With the cable car you get to the “Alpincenter” in a relaxed way, and from there you can enjoy the ride on your mountain bike. The enchanting mountain offers suitable options for all levels. The transport of your bike is included in the mountain railway ticket price. You will experience a mountain bike holiday in a class of its own!


If you want to go on an unforgettable mountain bike excursion, the region offers various routes with different levels of difficulty. You can choose between 4 easy, 14 moderate and 12 demanding routes. The route lengths range between 3 and 27 kilometers. A must for all passionate mountain bikers is a trip to the Hundstein. Once at the top, you are at an altitude of 1,360 meters.

  • Culinary delights on the Kitzsteinhorn: Summit Restaurant, Gletschermuehle Restaurant, Krefelderhuette, Salzburger Huette

Mountain bike tours

You find all mountain bike tours in Zell am See and Kaprun here:


Kitzsteinhorn: Downhill or uphill?

Covering 1,952 meters uphill on a mountain bike is no problem for your calves? Then let’s go on the mountain bike uphill tour from Kaprun to the Kitzsteinhorn, over the Maiskogel. Those who prefer to take the lift up and get back down quickly should definitely take the downhill trails. The Geißstein Trail covers 3.1 km, the Wüstlau Trail 7.7 km and the Bachler Trail 5.2 km. Check out the new Maiskogel Trail. It is 4.6 km long and you cruise down 430 altitude metres.

Explore the region by E-bike

We also have a recommendation for fans of e-bikes: the “Berggasthof Mitterberg” above Zell am See is an ideal destination for e-bike tours. Once at the top, you have the opportunity to charge your e-bike and let yourself be pampered with culinary delights on the sun terrace. With a perfect view, of course. Pure relaxation! You can also charge the battery of your e-bike at our hotel. You will also find a bike washing facility with us.

  • Culinary: Berggasthof Mitterberg

For Freestyle fans

If you like to do tricks, why not try out the Maiskogel Bike Park. The park offers kickers, obstacles, turns and much more. 2,000 m² of pure pleasure. Regardless of whether you choose the bike park or the mountain, the mountain bike must always be optimally adapted to the person. That is why we have obtained expert tips for you from our partner for bikes in Kaprun, Bruendl-Sports.


Markus, the bike expert from Bruendl-Sports in Kaprun, has valuable tips for you so that you can get up and down the mountain comfortably and without pain. We address the most common mistakes in mountain biking and how to avoid them. We also provide information about the correct saddle height, saddle position and much more.

The correct saddle position

It all depends on the position of the saddle: If the saddle nose points too far up, the nerve tracts are pressed in the crotch. In the horizontal saddle position (slightly downwards) the sit bones can comfortably rest on the saddle. First you adjust the saddle horizontally, you can also align it easily downwards.

The right saddle height

There is also a simple trick to optimize your saddle height. The saddle is to be adjusted so high that one can still reach the pedal at the lowest point with the heel with the leg extended. With normal driving, of course, you drive with the ball of your foot, so your leg is never fully extended. With this heel method, you can quickly adjust the saddle height while on the move.

Correct braking

Everyone knows the theory that you should brake 70% at the front and 30% at the rear. But that’s not how it is: you should just brake evenly and sensitively at the front and rear. When driving downhill, the center of gravity shifts forwards anyway and you have more braking effect on the front wheel.

The round step

Many mountain bikers pedal irregularly and use too much power to do so. The round step is best trained on long journeys on flat or continuously rising stretches in one and the same gear. An as even, round step as possible is part of the energy-saving step. The even up and down movement ensures constant movement of the pedals.

Some riders also practice the round kick with “one-legged driving”, which means clicking out one foot and kicking with only one leg. However, this requires a very good balance and a little courage. With all these tips, we wish you a nice tour on your mountain bike.


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