Mountain Biking in the Alps

Mountain biking in the Alps

Spend your holiday mountain biking in the Austrian Alps! These tailor-made tours for solo riders or small groups are great for getting off the beaten track and discovering the Tyrol region of Austria. Comfy farm accommodation, great locally-sourced food, and a guide with a thorough knowledge of this area of Austria makes this mountain biking tour a must.

There’s no better way to get out and explore the countryside than by jumping on a bike and pedalling off to see where the trails take you. And when mountain biking in the Alps, you can rest assured there’s some terrific terrain to discover. Uphill slogs are rewarded with epic views of the Austrian mountains, downhill descents come with their own natural high and at the end of a day’s mountain biking you’ll return rosy-cheeked to the comfort of cosy rooms on a farm backed by the Alps. Beach holidays are just so passé.

Whether it’s a week of gentle trail rides or two weeks of rewarding uphill climbs and exhilarating downhill descents, Keith can help create your perfect itinerary. The only limitation is your stamina! Take your pick from routes using uphill lifts so you get to cycle – mainly – downhill or if you’re a glutton for punishment do the uphill slogs yourself. If you’d rather just take things easy the Alpine valley trails will suit you perfectly. Most people choose to opt for a week’s mountain biking, but two weeks of adventure is fine, too. And obviously the itinerary depends on you – if you’re new to mountain biking, you’ll take it slowly and maybe tackle something harder at the end of your holiday. If you’re a keen mountain biker, however, there are plenty of peaks and downhill runs in this region of Austria to keep you interested.

Because the Up and Downhill team are all about flexibility, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a complete beginner or you fancy yourself as a champion mountain biker. When you book your trip you will receive a detailed questionnaire asking you about your previous biking experience. This information will be used to design an itinerary based around your ability and requirements for your holiday.

It doesn't matter whether you’re holidaying in a group or you’re on your own. Keith – the mountain bike guide – knows the area like the back of his hand – so if you’re willing to get out and explore, and are happier on a bike than in a car, you’ll probably never want this experience to end. You don’t have to be the fittest person in the world to enjoy this holiday but you do need to be realistic about the sort of itinerary that will suit you.

Average reviews for Mountain Biking in the Alps

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  1. We had a fantastic holiday and would rate it 5 out of 5, the experience booking through you and all your help also 5 out of 5 and the experience of being there 5 out of 5!

    MissingAllie reviewing Mountain Biking in the Alps

  2. Really good holiday - lovely cycling, both from ski lifts and straight from the farm. Trails you'd never find without a guide, and tailored to suit your ability.

    High quality food to match - def one to recommend.

    MissingCharlie reviewing Mountain Biking in the Alps

  3. The best destination for an all round mountainbike experience. Trails are endless, terrain varied with something to suit every skill level. Hospitality and proffessionalism from Upanddownhill is something to be experienced. Location and scenery second to none. Accomodation excellent and food from this region irresistable. They really have a gem.

    Missingrossil46 reviewing Mountain Biking in the Alps

  4. Excellent holiday! The accommodation on the family farm was warm and hospitable. Stunning setting amongst the mountains.

    Keith was an excellent mountain bike guide - he had outstanding local knowledge, was extremely patient with our level of fitness and even had us 'catching air' by the end of the day!!

    Unreservedly recommend the accommodation, the area and Keith as a guide. The only problem is that now we are back home we want to buy one of his high spec bikes - a pleasure to ride!!

    Dave and Caz - West Yorkshire

    Missingdetheri reviewing Mountain Biking in the Alps

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