Summer holidays in the mountains – Cycling & mountain biking in Grossarl

Enjoy unforgettable mountain biking holidays in Salzburg in the romantic Grossarltal region, the “Valley of Alms”.

Plan a leisurely bike ride in the Grossarltal region on your summer holiday at the Vitalhotel Tauernhof, or embark on a challenging mountain bike tour. Whatever you choose, you will be rewarded with plenty of variety and fantastic views.


Valley cycle route for leisure bikers

The 8 km valley cycle route from Grossarl to the National Park village of Hüttschlag is lovely for leisurely bike rides. After a short section along the road, the cycle route continues into the traffic-free Hüttschlag head of the valley and on to the picturesque Ötzlsee lake (approximately 8 km). So, get on your bike, and enjoy the unspoiled nature of the Grossarl Valley and take a bit of Salzburg back home with you. The Grossarl Valley cycleway: a wonderful biking experience for all ages.

The most beautiful mountain bike tours in Grossarl

In the Grossarltal region, you can choose from 16 marked mountain bike routes with a total length of over 140 km. Enjoy biking at a sedate pace through the Grossarltal region, or up the pace and head off into the mountains on the edge of the Hohe Tauern on a variety of mountain biking routes of varying difficulties.


There are marked routes for biking on many of the forest tracks up the mountains, leading to Alpine huts where you can stop off for some refreshment and enjoy the wonderful views as a reward for your efforts.


Signed mountain biking routes in and around Grossarl


Menschen bei einer Mountainbike Tour im Großarltal im Sommerurlaub in den Bergen
Menschen bei einer Mountainbike Tour im Großarltal im Sommerurlaub in den Bergen
Menschen bei einer Mountainbike Tour im Großarltal im Sommerurlaub in den Bergen
Menschen bei einer Mountainbike Tour im Großarltal im Sommerurlaub in den Bergen
Mountainbiker beim Rasten auf einer Almhütte im Großarltal im Sommerurlaub in den Bergen
Mountainbiker beim Rasten auf einer Almhütte im Großarltal im Sommerurlaub in den Bergen

Cycling & mountain biking tours with the Tauernhof mountain bike guide

Here at the Tauernhof we love mountain biking, and want to share this passion with our guests.

For all those who would like to experience a mountain bike ride up to the Alpine huts in the Grossarltal region in a group, we offer 2 guided mountain bike tours per day in summer, from Monday to Saturday. The rides are accompanied by member of staff from the Tauernhof as your mountain bike guide. Participation for Tauernhof guests is free of charge; further information together with tour descriptions is available from reception or by clicking on the relevant day of the week.


Mountain bike tour

Electric mountain bike tour

MondayMooslehenalm – afternoontourLoosbühelalm
TuesdayAigenalm – PaulhütteReitalm
ThursdayHeugathalm – Frühstückstour with host ChristianSaukaralm
FridayUnterwand – KarseggalmHirschgrubenalm
SaturdayBichlalmBreitenebenalm – breakfast tour

Hire a bike and off you ride!

If you have not brought your bike with you on holiday to the life & bike hotel Tauernhof, but would like nevertheless to join in on a bike tour, then our partner business Sport 2000 has a range of bikes and mountain bikes available to hire, suitable for all tours. Thanks to the collaboration of the sport shop with our hotel, all hotel guests benefit from special prices. For more detailed information, please ask at reception.

The Sport 2000 service team is on hand for you with expert tips, the latest equipment, and a repair service. There’s nothing standing in your way of biking pleasure in the Grossarltal region.

NEW: The first Flow mountain bike single trail in the Grossarl Valley – Biking and enjoying the beauty of nature

Spare yourself the efforts of riding up the mountain to the start of the new single trail by simply taking the 8-seater Hochbrand gondola just behind the Vitalhotel Tauernhof.

The Flow mountain bike single trail is 3.3 km long and has a vertical height difference of 432 m, promising absolute biking pleasure with the beauty of nature all around:

From the top station of the Hochbrand lift, the route takes you through woodland at the start, past a reservoir by the midstation, then into the forest and over mountain meadows. To finish, you pass a waterfall, complete with selfie photo point, before arriving at the bottom station of the Hochbrand lift and the Tauernhof is just a few hundred metres further on.

For all those not wanting to miss out on this highlight in the breathtaking scenery of Salzburger Land, you just need to
Pump up your tyres
Grease your chain
Then it’s off down the first downhill bike trail in the Grossarl Valley.

The Grossarltal single trail has loads of biking action to offer, not just for hobby bikers, but also offers an Alpine biking experience for intermediates and experts too. Unbeatable views of the impressive mountains of the Grossarltal region are guaranteed.

Be fit and active, and then enjoy totally relaxing afterwards

Once you’re back from your bike ride, enjoy being pampered in a culinary way by our team of chefs led by head chef Markus Hettegger with an evening meal. After a tiring day, you have certainly earned your dinner, and that makes it taste all the more delicious!

Refuel on energy in our swimming pool with panoramic views of the surrounding Grossarl mountains and in our extensive sauna landscape.

Then, enjoy some deep, restful sleep in our comfortable rooms and suites after the efforts of the day.

Fancy an active summer holiday in the mountains? Fun and action are guaranteed when mountain biking or cycling in Salzburger Land.

Experience the wonderful Alpine summer or colourful autumn in the Grossarltal region, the  “Valley of Alms”, and enjoy being pampered to the full whilst on holiday at the 4* life and wellness Hotel Tauernhof.

Send us your no-obligation holiday enquiry now, take a look at our attractive packages, or book directly online. It’s time for a biking holiday in Austria at the Tauernhof in Grossarl!


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Summer in Grossarl


Spring awakening & wellness hiking weeks

Experience the awakening of spring in the Grossarltal and enjoy the fresh, clear mountain air on hikes in the mountains in the area around our health & wellness hotel. Being healthy, getting some exercise, and simply feeling great and relaxing are what wellness hiking weeks at the Tauernhof are all about.


Mountain summer dream

Fresh mountain air, wonderful scenery, great hiking routes, and welcoming Alpine inns, a true mountain summer dream in Grossarl with 7 relaxing nights staying at the Hotel Tauernhof.