Mountain biking MTB tours in Zell am See-Kaprun

Flowy single trails, winding mountain bike routes, clearly marked bike tracks in the valley and forest roads leading to the most beautiful places for a rest: Mountain biking in Zell am See-Kaprun is a great way to discover the region. The network of mountain bike trails and cycle tracks is widely ramified. The choice ranges from demanding, challenging MTB tours uphill to quaint huts to leisurely cycling excursions at the valley bottom. In addition, passionate downhillers and endurance bikers will find four freeride trails on the Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel, which promise lots of riding fun.

Please respect the boundaries to nature and animals! The following regulations apply to mountain bike trails: Off-road mountain biking is only permitted during the following periods

  • 01.05. to 31.08. from 8 am to 7 pm
  • 01.09. to 01.11. from 8.30 am to 4 pm

Top 10 mountain bike tours

  1. Hochsonnbergalm: 26.4 kilometres, 1,081 altitude metres

  2. To the Erlhofplatte: 21.5 kilometres, 847 altitude metres

  3. To the Hundstein: 16.8 kilometres, 1,360 altitude metres

  4. Pinzgauer Hütte: 10.2 kilometres, 1,169 altitude metres

  5. To the Mitterberg: 4.5 kilometres, 457 altitude metres

  6. To the Schoberalm: 7 kilometres, 351 altitude metres

  7. To the Keilberg: 4.9 kilometres, 301 altitude metres

  8. Enzianhütte Tour: 13 kilometres, 557 altitude metres

  9. To the Maiskogel: 19.3 kilometres, 838 altitude metres

  10. Glocknerblick-Unterbergalm: 12.3 kilometres, 931 altitude metres

Rental and advice

Whether classic mountain bike, downhill bike with full suspension or e-bike: You can rent the right bike for your tour at one of the many sports shops in Zell am See-Kaprun. The professionals on site can adjust the bike directly to your size, weight and cycling ability, and also show you how to handle the bike safely. Your own bike is also in good hands at the sports shops in the region when it comes to service and repair.


Explorer tour around Lake Zell | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
Mountain bike tour on the Schmittenhöhe

The Schmittenhöhe, Zell's local mountain, is not only an outstanding sunny spot and a hiker's paradise, but also a rewarding destination for mountain bikers. One tour that is used mainly by locals for training is the route to the Pinzgauer Hütte and on to the Hochsonnbergalm. Because of the many hours of sunshine, this tour is snow-free and easily doable from spring onwards.


MTB-Tour to the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
MTB Trails on the Kitzsteinhorn & Maiskogel

On the Kitzsteinhorn, where skiers whiz down the glacier pistes in winter, freeriders in particular get what their heart desires in summer. Three diverse mountain bike trails await enduro specialists and downhill riders. The mountain railway takes you and your bike to the starting point at the Alpincenter, from where the trail fun begins. The Maiskogel trail is new and just as exciting: it is perfect for beginners, but also great fun for experts.


Biking in SalzburgerLand | © David Schulheiß
Summit tour: The Hundstein

The ideal combination for a mountain bike tour? A sporty challenge, an impressive landscape and of course a stopover at a cosy hut. Zell am See-Kaprun offers many tours of this kind, one of the most popular classics is the tour uphill to the Hundstein: The demanding summit tour can be started from Bruck or Maria Alm and leads to the 2,117-metre-high mountain near Zell am See, and thus to the highest peak in the Salzburg Slate Alps. The reward awaits directly at the summit: a view of Lake Zell and a stop at the Statzerhaus.


Wonderful mountain bike excursion with the family | © Mia Maria Knoll