THE CHALLENGE - Bike your limit in Austria's largest bike region

Bike your limit is the motto here! Who will manage to ride the whole area around Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn in one day? Join the big THE CHALLENGE of our cooperation partner Saalbach as an experienced biker! Between June 16th and September 17th you have the chance to start your personal challenge tour in every village or from every cable car in the area! Collect massive kilometers and altitude meters in the midst of wonderful mountain landscapes on perfectly developed trail routes - the modern mountain railroads make it possible for fit and experienced bikers to discover the entire area in one day! So you climb the mountain comfortably with the cable car and the bike and then enjoy rapid descents and fantastic trails!

Challenge accepted? Then read on to find out more about the Challenge, our cooperation partner Saalbach and the benefits of this special tour!

The most important facts at a glance:

  • 7 mountains & 7 lifts
  • 9 Trails & Lines
  • 35 km Trails & Lines
  • 3700 meters of descent
  • Some altitude meters and a lot of distance to cover - you will cover a total of 92.7 km and do 300 hm
  • From June 16 to September 17, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, there is time to complete THE CHALLENGE. Spoiler: You need the 7,5h!
  • Start possible from all locations
  • Difficulty: absolute challenge - only something for experienced bikers
Bike Saalbach - most important facts - Moritz Ablinger

THE CHALLENGE - bike your limit

"THE CHALLENGE - Bike your limit" is the name of the great challenge in Austria's largest bike region, which only the best can achieve. Seven mountains have to be conquered at THE CHALLENGE with the help of seven mountain railroads. Be prepared for pure trail pleasures in Saalbach Hinterglemm and challenging bike park lines in Leogang. However, Fieberbrunn, which is known for its pleasure biking, will make your calves burn on this tour.

Bike your limit - Moritz Ablinger
Bike your limit 2 - Moritz Ablinger
Bike your limit 3 - Moritz Ablinger
Bike your limit 4 - Klemens König

You can start the tour in any of the four towns. If you start THE CHALLENGE in Saalbach, use the Schattberg X-press to get to the Schattberg Sprinter via the top trail section of the X-Line, which takes you to the start of the legendary Hacklberg Trail. If you start in Hinterglemm, you can use the Westgipfelbahn as an ascent aid. Via the Hacklberg trail and Buchegg trail you reach the 12er Kogelbahn. The Z-line leads from the middle station back to the valley. After a few hundred meters through the center of Hinterglemm you come to the Reiterkogelbahn, where the Blue or Pro line is waiting for you.

The bike path leads you back to Saalbach and through the village center to the Kohlmaisbahn. From the mountain station, you make your way along the Spielbergbach stream to Fieberbrunn, where your thighs and stamina are in demand, but you will be rewarded with an incomparable view of the beautiful nature. After you ascend with the Streubodenbahn to the middle station - this is also the starting point for your tour if you start in Fieberbrunn - the Schweinestberg trail awaits you, which leads back to the valley.

Bike Saalbach Section 3 - Moritz Ablinger

Once you reach the bottom, you're in for a 16 km bike path with 200 meters of elevation gain. "No challenge for me!" you say? It is, because time is breathing down your neck to finish the whole tour on the same day. Arriving or starting in Leogang, you hop on the Asitzbahn to the top station. If you arrive here in the early afternoon, you can count yourself among the fastest bikers in the region and even have time to complete one or two descents in the Epic Bikepark Leogang. However, those who choose Leogang as the starting point for THE CHALLENGE should not spend too long at the bike park, because the tour is only just doable in one day. From the Asitzbahn mountain station you have to go up to the summit and over the root trail to Kohlmais. Here, the flowing Panorama Line and Monti Line await you. The end of the tour is your starting point and if you were able to master THE CALLENGE, you have well deserved an after-work beer. In the bike-friendly restaurants and bars you can park your bike without worry in sight and let the day end!

Are you ready for THE CHALLENGE?

Everyone who successfully completes THE CHALLENGE will receive a small reward at the valley station of the cable cars after showing the evaluation and will end up in the lottery pot for the raffle, where the following prizes can be won at the end of the season:

  • 1 x 1 week vacation in Austria's largest bike region incl. bike ticket
  • 2 x bike ticket for one week
  • 3 x bike ticket for one day

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THE CHALLENGE - Field report

The two video content creators and passionate bikers Marius & Basti have tested THE CHALLENGE for you - how they fared and what tips they have for you, you can see in the video: watch it!

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