© Mountainbiking in the Dachstein Salzkammergut (Photo: WOM Medien GmbH / Andreas Meyer)
Two bikers in the Dachstein Salzkammergut! (Photo: WOM Medien GmbH / Andreas Meyer)

Mountain biking
Dachstein Salzkammergut


Why mountain biking in the Dachstein Salzkammergut is worth the effort

Whilst the sweat is dripping from your forehead, you summon up all your strength to complete the last few metres of ascent. At the end of this strenuous stage of your tour you will feel all your muscles aching and you will be looking forward to cooling off afterwards in one of the lakes of the Dachstein Salzkammergut.

Content, refreshed and in good spirits, you get back on your mountain bike and, at the end of your exciting tour, return to your Bikers‘ Hotel.  Here you can discuss the stresses and strains as well as the highlights of your day with like-minded guests over an electrolyte drink. Such is the life of a mountain biker in the Dachstein Salzkammergut.


Our mountain bike tours require good physical technique and stamina

It is worth conquering 1000 metres of altitude in one stretch during a mountain bike tour of the Echerntal valley in Hallstatt. You need to have built up the muscles in your calves and thighs for this! Just as for athletes competing in the Salzkammergut Trophy, the narrow trail along the Ewigen Wand in Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee provides not just an adrenaline rush, but also stunning panoramic views. If you are in need of a breather, we recommend a more leisurely tour over high mountain terrain surrounded by woodlands and meadows in Gosau at Dachstein.

Prefer something a little less strenuous? No problem. Throughout our region there are numerous mountain bike tours for beginners.



Panoramic Mountainbike Tours 

Dachstein, Gosaukamm, Lake Hallstatt, Lake Gosau, Hallstatt, Obertraun, Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee, Gosau am Dachstein – in whichever direction you look you will marvel at the unparalleled, magnificent backdrop of the Dachstein Salzkammergut with its mountains and lakes. Stay still for a moment. Put one foot on the ground, take a deep breath and admire the views (@visitdachsteinsalzkammergut). If you happen to be by Lake Hallstatt or the Lake Gosau right now, take the time to sample the water and how good it tastes (guaranteed drinking water quality). This is a perfect way to cool down before, during or after your mountain bike tour. Tips for where to go for the best views are highlighted in our Panorama Tours.


Heart food will provide lots of energy for the next stages of your mountain bike tour 

Even if you are completing one of the more challenging tours, you can always enjoy a stop-off to sample some delicious food and drink. In our region you will be spoilt for choice!

Whether some Kaiserschmarrn (local sweet delicacy) up on the Iglmoosalm in Gosau am Dachstein or a cool Hallstatt Zwickl beer at the Steegwirt in Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee takes your fancy, a stop-off at one of the numerous mountain huts and inns of the Dachstein Salzkammergut is a must when you are mountain biking.  For recommendations please see our Delicacies Tours.

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 When you want to take a break from your bike …

… there are so many places of local interest to choose from.  Highlights include the Dachstein Krippenstein in Obertraun with its 5fingers viewing platform and the Dachstein Giant Ice Caves. Or you might choose to discover the world’s oldest Salt Mines in Hallstatt. To learn more about tradition and local handicrafts visit the Hand.Werk.Haus and the Mustard Shop AnnaMax in Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee.

If you have children, a visit to the Primeval Forest Nature Park in Gosau am Dachstein is a must!


In a nutshell: E-Biking in the Dachstein Salzkammergut ....


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Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut
Kirchengasse 4
4822 Bad Goisern

Phone +43 5 95095
Fax machine +43 5 95095-74
E-Mail info@dachstein-salzkammergut.at


Don’t hesitate to contact the team of local guides for any questions about the Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut.