Best time to visit Austria

Mountain Biking in Austria

Start your cycling adventure in the Alps

Best time: May–October

Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking

Enjoy riding your bike through outstanding landscapes with pure mountain air and a well-marked network of cycle paths. Austria has unrivalled cycling and mountain bike routes, great service—from repairs to cycle sheds and delicious meals. You'll love cycling across alpine landscapes and experiencing the variety and challenges. The best season for biking in Austria is from May to October when the weather conditions are most favourable.

Check out the 1.5 hour bicycle tour around Lake Achensee. The Bike Trail Tirol, with its 32 stages and a 1,000 km path across the astonishing world of the Tyrolean mountains. The Inn cycle path, at 517 km, goes from the Engadine in Switzerland via Tyrol and Upper Austria to Passau in Lower Bavaria across a varied natural landscape. The Via Claudia Augusta is an old Roman Road leading from Donauwörth across the Alps to the Adriatic Sea.

​The variety of biking opportunities in Saalbach Hinterglemm is also fantastic. Around 400 km of mountain bike tracks, single trails, and high-action bike parks guarantees an adrenaline rush. The River Mur Cycling Trail, 365 km long, follows the river from its source in the scenic National Park Hohe Tauern to Bad Radkersburg, Styria's southernmost point. The Kamp-Thaya-March Bicycle Trail leads through Lower Austria’s north-eastern corner following the three river valleys. Tauern Cycle Path is Austria's most scenic bike route. It leads from Krimmler Waterfalls along the rivers Salzach and Saalach to Salzburg, then on to Passau. The Ennstal Bike Path starts at the Limestone Alps and ends in Enns, Austria's oldest city. A pristine world of glittering lakes, majestic mountains and world-famous holiday resorts awaits cyclists along the Salzkammergut Cycle Way. The Mozart Cycle Path, which starts in Salzburg, is 450 kilometers long and features several stations from the life of the genius composer. The Lake Constance Cycle Path is also a very popular cycleway. It traverses the Austrian, German, and Swiss shores of Lake Constance and is lined with numerous attractions.

The E-bike experience is also possible. There are 21 E-Bike Regions in Tirol, including the Karwendel region, the Ötztal Valley, or at Lake Achensee. This guarantees that you will always find a rental place, or easily reach your destination and never run out of power along the way. At many of the most popular destinations, you can simply go and exchange the battery for a fully charged one. Anywhere you go cycling in Austria, you'll get a great reception and unforgettable experiences.

Practical info

When is the best time for biking in Austria?

The season for biking in Austria is from May to October. Trails are clear, and the temperature ranges from 20-25°C. It's best to confirm the weather forecast since conditions can be unpredictable in mountain areas. During this period, it's optimal to visit Austria for a bike tour, enjoy the beauty of nature and make sweet memories. Show more

Where are bike rental outlets and repair places in Austria?

Bike rental places, bike repair services, and cycle sheds are available in most tourist destinations in Austria. During your reservation, inquire about the available facilities. Austria is famous for its hospitality, making bike enthusiasts always welcome. With these facilities, bikers are sure to have a wonderful and stress-free biking experience as they explore the beautiful landscapes and routes. Show more

Which are the top E-bike regions in Tirol, Austria?

When in Tirol, Austria, experience any of its 21 E-Bike regions. The most famous regions are Karwendel, Ötztal Valley, and Lake Achensee. The Karwendel region is a must-see, with beautiful mountainous and valley landscapes. Lake Achensee provides bikers with a circular E-bike trail, ideal for biking enthusiasts seeking a wide array of biking options. Show more

What is the River Mur Cycling Trail in Austria, and what are its boundaries?

The River Mur Cycling Trail is the second longest biking trail in Austria. Its boundary stretches from Hohe Tauern National Park to Bad Radkersburg in Styria, covering a distance of 365km. Bikers are treated to a scenic journey through charming timber-bridges and vineyards. Resting places and benches are available, making the River Mur Cycling Trail biking adventure captivating and unforgettable. Easily accessible through public transport, bikers seeking an adventure in Austria should have a go at this trail! Show more

What cultural experiences does the Mozart Cycle Path offer?

Mozart Cycle Path commences at Salzburg offering a terrific biking adventure full of culture and rich history. In Salzburg, one ought not to miss the Salzburg Mozart festival held in July. Classical music concerts, exhibitions, and showing various aspects of Mozart's life are showcased here. The route leads bikers through quaint villages with unique architecture and beautiful countryside sceneries that offer a biking experience beyond comparison. Furthermore, the path includes historical landmarks such as the birth house of Mozart's father, adding to the cultural experience of biking along this path. Show more

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin