With the Gravel-Bike through Saalbach Hinterglemm
Gravel Adventure in the Home of Lässig
The popular mountain-bike region of Saalbach Hinterglemm is not only home to top-class trails, thrilling lines and demanding tours. More and more riders are discovering gravel as the ideal surface for them. Away from asphalt roads, the freedom of nature awaits, accompanied by great views and many an off-road challenge. Gravel-biking and Saalbach Hinterglemm quite simply belong together.
The coolest gravel tours
The gravel offer in the Home of Lässig has been significantly expanded in recent years to fully meet the demand of this bicycle trend. More than ten tours of all difficulties lead through Saalbach Hinterglemm, as well as into various neighbouring villages, and ensure the best entertainment. These include:
- Dusty Ride: Towards Leogang and Hochfilzen, the route is initially quite easy-going with many beautiful views before a tough gravel uphill to the Spielberghaus will really show who is the endurance champion at the end!
- Gravel the Lakes: Numerous gravel sections await you around the Zeller See, the Klammsee and the Ritzensee. This three-lake tour can, of course, also be tackled via Saalbach.
- Gravel-Devil: This tour leads to the valley-end, with the Teufelswasser (Devil’s Water) water play stations. Several trails, and even the reservoir, present a challenge, even for pros. You can also opt for the easier variant, the ‘Small Gravel Devil’.
- Gravel King: The ‘Gravel King’s Tour’ in the Salzburger Land region provides over 130 kilometres of highlights for experienced gravel-bikers. Via Saalbach, it takes you to Maishofen and Viehhofen, and even as far as to the neighbouring Berchtesgadener Land, and then back again via Lofer.
- Extreme Scream!: The notorious Steinberg circuit and the Tyrolean ‘Schreiende Brunnen’ waterfalls combined – fantastic views and particularly treacherous gravel passages over a distance of more than 100 bike kilometres.
- Großglockner-Runde: An over 2,000 metre ascent on Austria’s largest mountain, some gravel sections in between, and Lake Zell as a splash of colour – even professionals have great respect for this tour.
You can find a complete overview of all the gravel routes at: www.saalbach.com.
Insider tip: The Glemmtal Radweg cycle path
In addition to these designated tours, the Glemmtal Cycle Path is now considered an absolute gravel-must. With the closure of the gap between Maishofen and Viehhofen in the summer of 2020, the entire Glemmtal became accessible for bicycles. Not only asphalted routes await you here, but also many a gravel passage, as well as several subsequent variants which open-up many other gravel-bike highlights around Saalbach Hinterglemm. The Steinbergrunde via Lofer and Leogang, as well as the Saalbach mountains via the Eiserne Hand hotel and restaurant and the Spielberghaus, can all be tackled via the cycle path.
Non-stop gravel paths galore, alpine gravel challenges and amazing landscapes! Saalbach Hinterglemm makes the gravel-bike a must-have for the whole holiday. Secure your temporary biking home at the Thurnerhof today with a non-obligatory enquiry!