Safe mountain bike and bicycle holiday in Piesendorf Niedernsill

Signs and levels of difficulty

Open mountain bike routes and trails are homogeneous signposted by the "Mountain Bike Guidance System SalzburgerLand". A rough distinction is made between red routes and yellow trails (Attention! This doesn't refer to the yellow hiking signs!!!). In addition to direction and distance information as well as other additional information, standardised pictograms indicate whether the trails are uphill, downhill or bike park trails.

Follow the RED mountain bike signs and the GREEN Tauern Cycle Path signs, then you are always on the RIGHT WAY, because your tour leads along approved routes.

The classification for the conditional abilities and endurance is scaled in the aspects BLUE "easy", RED "medium" and BLACK "difficult". 

Blue route - easy
Is a family-friendly cycle path, which can also be used with normal bikes and has a good road surface. Well suited for mountain bike beginners and slightly advanced bikers, as these trails tend to be short and not too steep. There are no special danger zones. In case of danger spots are special markings (e.g. signs) provided. The routes are up to 30 km long, have less than 600 metres of altitude difference and a maximum gradient of 10 %. 

Red route - medium
Sporty cycling ability and special defensive handling required. Mountain bike equipment is recommended. On the routes, up to 60 km in length and up to 1,500 metres in altitude as well as a maximum gradient of 17 %, you have to expect unclear, winding sections, danger zones such as road quality (partly coarse gravel) drainage channel and shut-off devices (gates, ...). 

Black routes - difficult
These are difficult and demanding mountain bike routes which exceeds the maximum gradient of the red route of 17 % and whose route characteristics are even more difficult. You must expect with numerous moments of danger. A mountain bike equipment is obligatory and a foresighted biking is required. Steep terrain adjoining the trail system is unsecured, there are no separate fall protection devices. Black routes are over 60 km long, have more than 1,500 metres of altitude difference and 17 % gradient.

Rules for a cooperation without any difficulties

Some of our numerous routes can be used by hikers and bikers equally. Fairness and mutual consideration form the basis for a common together and is the protection of the various interests in the forest. We kindly ask you to observe a few rules. 

  • Mountain biking is only allowed on marked and open routes from 1st May to 15th November in the period from 2 hours after sunrise and 1 hour before sunset at your own risk. 
  • Close all gates. 
  • Protect and respect the flora and fauna. 
  • Don't leave any waste in nature.
  • Reduce your speed near hikers and in front of blind or dangerous places and adapt the speed to the situation. 
  • Be considerate opposite hikers and grant them the precedence. 
  • Avoid noise and unnecessary skid marks. 
  • Attention to pasture animals on the released routes.

Rules with grazing animals on alpine pastures

Information on the safe handling of grazing animals on mountain pastures can be found in the video.

The common rules provide that the forest and pastures will continue to offer a unique recreational living and working area for all in the future. Your behaviour influences public opinion and tolerance.