Riding downhill in Saalbach Hinterglemm
Escape daily life - off on an adventure ...
Downhillers are generally known as adrenaline junkies - false! Since it is much more than riding down the mountains at breakneck pace and risk one’s neck. This exciting sport requires control, excellent and exactly calculated riding technique and a good self-assessment. And nevertheless, it also includes the adrenaline rush... You can also get this rush at the Leogang bike park. It is considered of the Europe’s biggest and it is a real freeride and downhill paradise. Numerous Northshore elements, wallrides, jumps and single trails challenge bike fanatics and also those that want to be bike fanatics while riding downhill into Saalbach-Hinterglemm!
From the comprehensive 400 km bike network, here are two of the most interesting route recommendations:
- X-Line - one of the longest freeride routes in Europe. The route is more than 6.8 km and runs from the mountain station to the valley station of Schattberg. You start on a flowing single trail, continuing downhill on a tricky mat of interlocked roots and blocked passages and this promises to give each downhill enthusiast the highest adrenaline rush. The formidable altitude difference of 1.025 m should also be mentioned.
- PRO-Line - the route for experts is characterised by highlights such as the Evil Eye, Northshore elements and drop variations. In addition, events such as “World Games of Mountainbiking” are organised at the Pro-line downhill race. Caution: while rocking on the 2.3 km route, there is the a “risk of addiction”!
And this is what winners look like!
One of the reasons for the participation in the annual “World Games of Mountainbiking” that takes place in Saalbach-Hinterglemm is also the desire to achieve this ultimate kick. And the desire to win... On spectacular routes (uphill and downhill) the contenders of all age groups battle it out and we - Karin & Charly - we share the excitement. On those days, the spirits at Hotel Sonnberg are high and yes, we are also a little proud when there are so many winners among our protégés...