Holidays with (E-) Bike? We like!

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Holidays with (E-) Bike? We like!


Often, the fascination with bike riding begins in childhood. It’s hard to imagine anything more exciting than a youngster getting onto a bicycle for the first time and, without safety wheels, exploring the world under their own “steam”! Though almost as exciting: that moment when a grown-up tries out their first-ever E bike. With that little bit extra power, biking becomes even more enjoyable. Especially when you are spending your summer holidays in one of the most popular biking regions in all of Salzburger Land……

Biking Holidays at Tauernresidence Radstadt in Salzburger Land

If you spend your summer holidays at Tauernresidence RADSTADT in the Pongau region of Salzburg, it is virtually impossible not to head out on a bike tour. While some prefer a leisurely ride along the relatively flat Ennsradweg, others are far happier leaning into the pedals and sweating their way up the slopes of the Radstädter Tauern, until they reach the alpine hut where a cool drink and hearty snacks reward their efforts. But then, of course, we also have those ultra-ambitious road cyclists and mountain bikers who love nothing more than seeing how they measure up against their peers in the ultimate bike challenge: the Stoneman Taurista. This race greets bikers with 4500 arduous vertical meters and a 123 km course, with a checkpoint on every summit. Your reward, in addition to those unforgettable biking experiences, is a custom-designed trophy at the finish line.

Cycling and E-biking in the Salzburger Sportwelt

As we said: Radstadt and the Salzburger Sportwelt, with a 500 km network of mountain bike trails, is an absolute treat for everyone who loves to explore nature on two wheels. My colleagues from Tauernresidence Radstadt, Evelyn and Elisabeth, revealed their own favorite bike tour to me:

E-Bike tour to the Marbachalm, ca. 24 km / Route: By E-bike, which you can borrow at the reception of Tauernresidence Radstadt, you will be able to set out straight from your apartment. The first stretch takes you 11 km to Flachau, from where you will ride upriver on the Ennsradweg, taking you past a swimming lake to Flachauwinkel, site of the valley lift station for the Flachauwinkel-Zauchensee ski area. Your bike ride continues another 10 km along a paved road next to the Pleissling, a very natural, free-flowing stream, before you begin pedaling gently uphill on a forestry road leading to Marbachtal. Needless to say, the favorite route of our two colleagues simply had to include a rewarding destination. Actually, two potential destinations to be precise: the Prechtlhütte and the Ennslehenhütte. The platters of hearty snacks that both huts at the Marbachalm serve are definitely well worth the 50 km bike ride it took to get there. Not to mention the amazing scenery! Waiting for you back at your apartment in Radstadt, the glorious outdoor pool.

E-Bike Rentals at 5 ALPS Resorts

So that you can enjoy tour destinations such as these and get lots of healthy outdoor exercise during your holidays, at Tauernresidence Radstadt and four other ALPS apartment resorts we have E-Bikes for you to borrow.

  • Alpenrock Schladming, Schladming-Dachstein, Styria: 26 tours for mountain bikes and E-bikes, bikeparks and (flow-)trails in the Schladming-Dachstein Region excite rookies and experienced bikers alike. You will begin some of these tours from your modern apartment in Schladming.
  • Alpe Maritima Ossiacher See, Villach-Ossiacher See, Carinthia: Simply marvelous! First, enjoy your bike tour and take in the mountains, then, as the crowning moment of this particular vacation day spent in Carinthia, leap into the refreshing waters of Ossiacher See. At the resort's own swimming beach, of course, which belongs to the new apartment complex.
  • Carpe Solem Mariapfarr, Lungau, Salzburger Land: The region with the most hours of sunshine in Austria captivates cyclists with its variety-packed opportunities for bicycling and mountain biking. Ride along part of the Murradweg or conquer one of the 17 designated mountain biking trails - the choice is all yours! Exercise out in nature is followed by total relaxation at Wellness- & Vitalcenter Samsunn, which is adjacent to the Carpe Solem.
  • Tauernsuites Mitterwirt, Hohe Tauern National Park Holiday Region, Salzburger Land: An absolute highlight: the Tauernradweg, which begins at Krimml Waterfalls, leading via  Piesendorf and Zell am See to Salzburg, before continuing all the way to Passau. Our tip for your holiday in a holiday apartment near Zell am See-Kaprun: Using the Pinzgauer Lokalbahn train and the E-bike you have borrowed, make your way to Krimml. After paying a visit to the Krimml Waterfalls, ride for a while along the Tauernradweg back to your apartment in Piesendorf. The train ride and the visit to Krimml Waterfalls are free of charge with the included Nationalpark Sommercard!

Further information about E-bike rentals at the 5 ALPS Residences can be found here.

Need additional information about biking holidays at an apartment or chalet in Austria? Our resorts are happy to provide you with further details. Simply give us a call!

Photo materials (c) Salzburger Land Tourismus, "Cycling in Radstadt": TVB Radstadt (Lorenz Masser), "Mountain biking in the Salzburger Sportwelt": Salzburger Sportwelt (Coen Weesjes)

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