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.

3 Peaks Dolomites, Sexten

Sesto, its alpine pastures and mountains offer magnificent views and unique...

3 Peaks Dolomites, Toblach Niederdorf

At the base of the famous Three Peaks awaits a diverse mountain bike paradise in...

Bregenz Forest

Boasting 460 km of signposted bike routes, the Bregenz Forest is a mountain bike...

Dolomites - Eggental Valley

A paradise awaits you around the impressive mountain ranges of Latemar and...

Dolomiti Lagorai

Approximately 1,100 km of signposted mountain bike tours lead through the...

Gais - Kronplatz

Leisurely tours and racy trails combined with an impressive mountain world,...

Gasteinertal

In the Gastein Valley in Salzburger Land you will experience a bike holiday in...

Gorenjska (Upper Carniola)

Gorenjska in the Slovenian Alps is the perfect region for leisure bikers,...

Kitzbühel

Boasting 800 km of mountain bike routes, the famous sports town in the heart of...

Kitzbüheler Alpen - Hohe Salve

The Kitzbühel Alps - Hohe Salve convince with quiet side valleys, gentle peaks...

Weissensee Nature Park

The bike season in Austria’s sunny south starts in April. Diverse tours and...

Saalbach & Saalfelden Leogang

Flowing lines for beginners, action-packed trails, fast downhill tracks with fat...

Salzburger Saalachtal (Pinzgau)

In the Salzburg Saalachtal Valley, you move across gentle alpine pastures,...

Salzburger Sportwelt

The Salzburger Sportwelt awaits with well-developed MTB tours including some...

Salzkammergut

More than 70 tours, totalling 1.700 kilometres and around 40.000 altitude...

Serfaus - Fiss - Ladis

Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is just perfect for you if you are planning a mountain bike...

South Tyrolean Wine Route - Tramin - Lake Kaltern

Vineyards, forests, lakes, rocky landscapes and alpine pastures can be...

Tiroler Zugspitz Arena

Leisurely and delightful or spectacular and racy. The choice is yours. You...

Vinschgau

The Vinschgau in South Tyrol is a mountain bike region with a hard to beat...

Zillertal

Impressive mountain panoramas are the order of the day in the Zillertal. Sporty...

Zillertal Arena

The Zillertal Arena mountain bike region stretches across two federal states -...


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 Trophy 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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