Biking in Zell am See

Cycling in Zell am See

Cycling between glaciers, mountains and lakes

Fantastic scenery, wonderful panoramas & a breath-taking view of the mountains are visible on all biking tours around Zell am See. You can choose between a leisurely bike tour through the mountains or a challenging downhill trail, in Zell am See we have something to offer for all cycling capabilities! From flat to steep, easy to demanding, asphalt to gravel, alpine pasture to alpine pasture – we are sure you will find the right biking tour in Zell am See for you. Continue reading below for our recommendations.
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Top bike tours in Zell am See 


The Mitterberg cycling route is a perfect beginner’s bike tour to start off your holiday – from Zell am See to the Mitterberg (mountain/viewing area/what it is and not to be confused with Mitterberg, Steiermark). Firstly, the bike path follows the Zeller See, or the Zeller lake to the village of Thumersbach which lies on the opposite side of the Zeller Lake across from Zell am See. The route to the MITTERBERG GASTHOF is paved and pleasant to cycle. After 10 kilometers and 450 meters in altitude, you have earned the Kaiserschmarrn at the Berggasthof while you enjoy the beautiful panorama with an unbelievable view of the Kitzsteinhorn.

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Duration: 1 – 1.5 hours
Difficulty: easy
Distance: 10km | 460 meters incline
Start: Zell am See


The TAUERNRADWEG cycling route extends over 300 kilometers along the Salzach river which crosses the Salzburger Land to the German border. The small town of Krimml, famous for Europe’s largest waterfall, is the most popular starting point of the Tauern Cycle Path. From there, the bike tour follows the Salzach downstream in a north-easterly direction towards Zell am See. It is also possible to take the local train, the Pinzgauer Lokalbahn, which is free of charge with the guest card from Zell am See to Krimml and then tackle the Tauern Cycle Path from there. On the route there are numerous places to stop for refreshments, bathing lakes and many other excursions are possible.

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Duration: 3 hours
Difficulty: medium
Distance: 50km
Start: Krimml / Zell am See


This route will take you over the roofs of Zell am See to the Jaga Alm, on the Sonnberg mountain. Along this route, you have several options for a cycling tour, but this suggested route guarantees a beautiful view of the Zell am See lake and surrounding mountains for the demanding efforts required cycling up the 470m incline. Have fun on your bike!

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Duration: 3.5 – 4 hours
Difficulty: advanced
Distance: 8.4km | 470 m
Start: Zell am See


The Hundstein cycle is one of the longest and probably the most demanding mountain bike tour in Zell am See. With a total of 40 kilometers (there and back) and an altitude difference of 1340 meters. Firstly, you cycle from Zell am See to Thumersbach along the Zell am See lake. From Thumersbach, the route goes uphill on an asphalt road to just below the ENZIANHÜTTE. Shortly before the hut, the MTB route begins on the Hundstein mountain. If you want to recharge your batteries before the strenuous and long climb, we advise a stop in the rustic Enzianhütte. At the summit, a hosted hut awaits you at the Statzerhaus with a fantastic view.

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Duration: 3.5 – 4.5 hours
Difficulty: difficult
Distance: 20km | 1340 m
Start: Zell am See

E Bike & Bike rental in Zell am See

The best equipment for your biking vacation in Zell am See can be found here:

  • BRÜNDL SPORTS (AreitXpress)


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