Mountain biking for beginners

Up and down – but with a sense of enjoyment!

Does cycling on dry asphalt no longer excite you? Do you want to go out into nature and tackle rough and rugged terrain? But you want to take it easy first, since you’re a beginner?

Discover the diverse mountain bike world in Austria, Italy and Slovenia! Wherever you end up: we have a promising beginners‘ programme up our sleeve for all bike novices. By the way: bikers who prefer a more leisurely pace can also look forward to easy tours and tips! Where? How? What? When? We’ll show you!

Mountain bike region with easy tours

Easy tours for MTB beginners and those who prefer a more leisurely pace

How does this sound: wide forest roads and woodland and meadow paths that provide a good grip. Hardly any obstacles, slight inclines and many places to stop and take a break by the side of the path.

Does that sound good? Then get on your mountain bike and discover the easy tours and trails in the MTB Holidays regions! Also ideal for families with children.

The most beautiful regions for your first ride ...

The mountain bike obviously got its name for a reason. Yet you don’t have to start off with a strenuous tour in the high mountains or on a downhill trail with rocky passages and loose gravel. You can also experience the mountain biking vibe on less challenging routes. We’ve put together some regions for you that will bring a great deal of joy to beginners.

Three Peaks Dolomites

The 3 Peaks Dolomites region is characterized by the striking peaks of the mountain range of the same name. MTB practice...

Bled (Upper Carniola)

Located in the north of Slovenia, Gorenjska is characterised by the mountain ridges of the Julian Alps and the...

Bregenz Forest

With 460 biking kilometres, the Bregenz Forest region delivers a great deal of biking fun despite its relatively small...

Dolomites - Eggental

Here you’ll find that special kick with great landscapes – whether you’re a beginner, hobby biker, family or freeriding...

Dolomiti Lagorai

In the eastern part of Trentino, several towns have come together to create an outstanding mountain bike region. Your...

Kitzbüheler Alpen - Hohe Salve

The well-signposted network of cycle paths around the Hohe Salve offers a place where both connoisseurs and those...

Nassfeld-Pressegger See, Lesachtal, Weissensee

No MTB-limits! If your vision of mountain biking knows no boundaries, then you’re in the right place in the mountain and...

Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn

When superlatives such as “MTB hotspot”, “biking Mecca” or “Eldorado” are used, people are often talking about Saalbach...

Salzburger Saalachtal

The Saalachtal around Lofer, St. Martin, Unken and Weißbach offers magnificent routes that are particularly suitable for...

Salzburger Sportwelt

From crystal-clear lakes where you can cool down after a strenuous tour to famous winter sports locations such as...


As well as the fantastic mountain landscape, the beautiful lake region also offers many bike tours: the Blaa Alm tour,...

Serfaus - Fiss - Ladis

The varied offer of family tours, strenuous ascents, uphills, downhills and tours to Italy and Switzerland guarantee an...

Tiroler Zugspitz Arena

The Tyrolean Zugspitz Arena has all the ingredients of a genuine mountain idyll: picturesque villages at the foot of the...

Tramin & South Tyrolean Unterland

The sunny southern region of South Tyrol is home to vineyards, forests, lakes and mountain pastures as far as the eye...

Zell-Gerlos in the Zillertal Arena

The Zillertal Arena is far more than just skiing and wild après-ski partys – in summer, the region around Zell am Ziller...

The best hotels and accommodation for your introduction to mountain biking

Gotta start somehwere, right?! With the right support, you can get the hang of something quicker than you might think! In the certified accommodation providers, MTB beginners will find everything they need to tackle their first bike metres.

The services include:

  • Guided bike tours with trained guides, including biking tips and insider information
  • Personal training for beginners
  • Equipment advice and rental in the regions
  • Repair and washing services
  • Trail training and biking technique workshops on special courses for mountain bike beginners
  • GPS advice and device rental
  • Collection service in the event of defects

Test your ability on the Signature Trails!

Do you want to round off your mountain bike holiday in style and demonstrate your biking skills on a Signature Trail? Then off you go! Take part in the Signature Trails Challenge to earn your first points and share your progress with others.

Tips for mountain bike beginners: the Frommestrail in the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis region or the Mex Line 1 in Nassfeld – Pressegger See in Lesachtal.

Check out out beginner-friendly Signature Trails

Dein erster Mountainbike-Urlaub

Your first mountain bike holiday

Mountain bike beginners should follow these tips ...

  • The bike: Everything depends on the choice of mountain bike! It’s worth renting a bike at the beginning and getting comprehensive advice. Our on-site experts will tell you what’s important.
  • The equipment: A helmet, gloves, sports attire, glasses and bike shoes are important. Remember: safety first, always keep a clear view and keep your feet firmly in the pedals!
  • Fitness: Be aware of your physical abilities and limits. The first few tours will demand a great deal of strength and stamina.
  • Addition: We recommend wearing a back protector on the signature trails. Stay safe, stay MTB!

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