BIG-10 BIKE Challenge | Summer activities Saalbach Hinterglemm
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BIG-10 BIKE Challenge

With the extensive offer of two top bike areas such as Saalbach Hinterglemm and Leogang, one day is not enough to complete the full programme of the trails. But if you have a whole weekend and cleverly combine the trails of both regions, you can experience an unique biking adventure.

With the BIG-5 Bike Challenge (formerly 5-gondola-tour: www.big-5.at) there is a popular Enduro classic route which covers all five cable cars in Saalbach Hinterglemm and Leogang with 5,000 metres of downhill fun. But it’s “just” one day.  But if you have a whole weekend and cleverly combine the trails of both regions, you can experience an unique biking adventure. Newcomers to Saalbach, who want to explore the region, can also take part in a new two-day tour.

The “BIG-10” in figures: 2 days, 10 cable car rides, 10,000 metres altitude difference, 140 km of trails and countless unforgettable moments! With ten gondola trips you can reach almost all the trails and lines of both parts of the region and they help to undertake tours covering a significant amount of altitude difference in just one weekend. You will not use the same trail twice, unless it’s recommended for practical reasons or if you want to. The route perfectly covers the entire length of trails in both parts of the region. It is almost impossible to achieve more! Although there are still more trails to explore in Saalbach Hinterglemm and the Bikepark Leogang offers attractions, we encourage you to relax, take a break or ride an individual extra round.

 

Important information: 
The BIG-10 requires endurance, determination and riding skills, because parts of the route are marked black, which means these are difficult trails! The BIG-10 with ten cable car stations and 10,000 metres of downhill runs can be achieved in two days with the following plan...

DAY 1…

Lift #1: Kohlmaisgipfelbahn

Panorama Trail, Wurzel Trail, Asitz Trail to Asitzbahn mountain station, HOT SHOTS – fired by GoPro to Asitzbahn middle station, Hangman 2 to Leogang

 

Lift #2: Asitzbahn
Hangman 1 to Asitzbahn middle station, Flying Gangster, Bongo Bongo to Leogang

 

Lift #3: Asitzbahn
Asitz Trail, Wurzel Trail, Egger Trail, MTB route to guesthouse Spielberghaus, Höllen Trail, MTB route to Saalbach

 

Lift #4: Kohlmaisgipfelbahn
Panorama Trail to Panoramaalm, MTB route to middle station, Milka Line to Saalbach


Lift #5: Schattberg X-press
BIG-5 route up to Schattberg-Westgipfel, Hacklberg Trail to Hacklbergeralm, Hacklberg Trail to Bergstadl, Buchegg Trail to Hinterglemm

 

Extra round: Reiterkogelbahn
MTB route up to Reiterkogel, MTB route down to Wetterkreuz reservoir, Wetterkreuz Trail, MTB route to Reiterkogelbahn mid station, Blue Line to Hinterglemm

DAY 2…

Lift #6: Schattberg X-press
X-Line powered by CONTI to Saalbach

 

Lift #7: Schattberg X-press
BIG-5 route to Schattberg-Westgipfel, Bergstadl Trail to Bergstadl, MTB route up to Hacklbergeralm and straight on pathway to Huber-Hochalm, Huberalm Trail to Huberalm, MTB route down to Hinterglemm

 

Lift #8: Zwölferkogelbahn
Z-Line, Pumptrack Wieserauberg, back to Hinterglemm

 

Lift #9: Reiterkogelbahn
Pro Line, Evil Eye Trail, Pro Line to Hinterglemm

 

Lift #10: Reiterkogelbahn
MTB route up to Rosswaldhütte hut, continue to the Reichkendlkopf summit, Hochalm Trail to Hinterglemmer Talschluss, then to Ossmannalm, Ossmannalm Trail, back to Saalbach

Details…

DAY 1:

  • Cable cars: 5 x
  • 5,000 metres downhill
  • 500 metres uphill on your own
  • Distance: 70 km

DAY 2:

  • Cable cars: 5 x
  • 5,000 metres downhill
  • 1,250 metres uphill on your own
  • Distance: 70 km