The Epic Bikepark Leogang Announces Expansion & New Development Details

Nov 5, 2019
by SaalfeldenLeogang  

PRESS RELEASE: The Epic Bikepark Leogang

Alongside the region Saalfelden Leogang, we have set the new standard for bikers this summer: new lines and trails and a 5,000 sqm pump track including a jump and dirt line were built, totaling an investment of over one million euros. In addition, the Steinbergbahn gondola was put into operation for the first time, specifically suited for mountain bikers. Next to these investments, the Out of Bounds Festival and the BIKE Festival were very well received by the visitors, satisfying the responsible Leoganger Bergbahnen and the Saalfelden Leogang Touristik and all partners involved even more. After the end of the bike season last Sunday, the region is now preparing for the winter season, which starts in less than a month.


After six eventful months, the bike season at the Epic Bikepark Leogang ended last weekend. We couldn’t be happier: in June an exciting Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup and a number of excellent side events as part of the Out of Bounds Festival created a new record crowd and thrilled 25,000 spectators. In September, the BIKE Festival conjured up a smile on the faces of the visitors and not only because of the three days of bright sunshine. 60 exhibitors and 100 brands captivated the attending gravity scene with the new products from 2020.

BIKE Festival Saalfelden Leogang 2019 XXX Honorarfreie Nutzung im Zusammenhang mit der redaktionellen Berichterstattung zum BIKE Festival Kontakt Kirsten Elschner k.elschner delius-klasing.de
BIKE Festival Saalfelden Leogang 2019 XXX Honorarfreie Nutzung im Zusammenhang mit der redaktionellen Berichterstattung zum BIKE Festival Kontakt Kirsten Elschner k.elschner delius-klasing.de

For the weekend warriors, the newly titled "The Epic Bikepark Leogang" and the region of Saalfelden Leogang have also done a lot in the recent past. The new additions to the bike park, including the new Steinberg Line by FOX and the Antonius Trail, an investment of around one million euros, were very well received by riders of all levels. In addition to the new routes in the bike park, the Saalfelden Leogang region received two more new, natural and hand-built single tracks; the Schwarzleo Trail and the Forsthof Trail. Moreover, since the beginning of June, the additional Steinbergbahn gondola has been transporting riders comfortably to the starting point of their bike adventure on the Asitz mountain.


Another attraction for young and old is the newly created Riders Playground. Its 5,000 square meter paved pump track, including the jump and dirt line, was completed in July and was built in collaboration with Velosolutions at the Asitzbahn valley station. With 10,000 sqm in total, the Riders Playground is now one of the largest beginners’ parks in Europe.

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Downhill World Champs bring the best in the world to Saalfelden Leogang

The outlook for next year is extremely promising: from 4 to 6 September 2020, the world's best downhill riders will compete for the coveted rainbow stripes at the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Championships in Saalfelden Leogang. Only one week later, the BIKE Festival will take place for the third time. All visitors will have the ultimate opportunity to put the 2021 products through their paces. The "April, April" campaign offers a unique opportunity to get to know the Saalfelden Leogang region even before the official kick-off into the mountain bike season. Over a period of two weeks, a varied program gives participants winter fun on the mountain and spring feelings in the valley with all the facets that the region has to offer: biking, golf, skiing, hiking and wellness will all be on the calendar. At the traditional fan weekend in October, the shapers would like to thank the visitors of the Epic Bike Park Leogang with a get-together. In addition to discounts and free camping, participants can look forward to more specials.


"Being allowed to host a World Championship again after eight years confirms that we not only run exciting races and provide a good infrastructure, but also that the entire team works perfectly hand in hand. The eyes of the international mountain bike scene will be on us again. With the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Championship presented by Mercedes-Benz and other highlights such as the BIKE Festival, we can strengthen our status as a top bike destination once again," says Marco Pointner, managing director of Saalfelden Leogang Touristik.

In 2020, the needs of the riders will be further addressed and the range of offers for the visitors will be expanded. "The feedback on our new lines and trails as well as the pump track were very positive, and we are happy about that. For us the feedback of our guests is very important. We try to keep evolving and to offer our visitors the best possible bike area. Also, next year there will be some exciting novelties," promises Kornel Grundner, managing director of the Leoganger Bergbahnen.


Further information about The Epic Bikepark Leogang can be found on: bikepark-leogang.com, instagram.com/BikeparkLeogang and facebook.com/BikeparkLeogang

Upon request, all tours can be accompanied and led by qualified guides of the bike school Elements Outdoorsports as well as an individual training to improve your skills. To make your biking holiday absolutely perfect, special bike hotels such as Salzburger Hof, Bio Hotel Rupertus, Hotel Bacher, Hotel Riederalm, Hotel Ritzenhof, Mama Thresl, Hotel Saliterhof, Hotel Forsthofalm and Hotel Der Löwe and competent bike shops such as Sport Mitterer or Sport 2000 Simon are at your service: www.saalfelden-leogang.com/en/region-experience/bike/bikehotels

News and information about Saalfelden Leogang can be found on saalfelden-leogang.com, instagram.com/Saalfelden_Leogang or facebook.com/SaalfeldenLeogang.

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Photos by ©Klemens König, ©Delius Klasing Verlag/Martin Sass, ©Saalfelden Leogang Touristik, ©Moritz Ablinger & ©Michael Geißler

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19 Comments

  • 41 0
 epic braking bumps
  • 19 0
 biggest obstacles in the whole bikepark
  • 10 3
 Not nearly half as bad as Les Gets or Chatel.
  • 5 0
 drrrdrrdrdrdrrdrdrrdrdrdrdrrdrdrdrdrrdrdrdrdrrdrd
  • 16 0
 They should rework the "Hot Shots" trail. This line has so much potential, it's super wide and has a good elevation for a jumpline. But what bothers me is that there are only straight tables. There's like one hip and 2 little sketchy step ups...
Bring in some different things like shark fins, nice step ups, hipped features and maybe some doubles. You could really make a austrian A-line out of this track...
  • 3 0
 definitely !!
  • 6 0
 The new track in schladming is the austrian A-Line...
  • 2 0
 Absolutely agree! The further you ride down the trail and the faster you become, the bigger the table jumps should get (I know it´s annoying but: yeah, like this A-Line...). It would make it much more fun. Besides that the trail is wide enough to build some lips on the side of some jumps for those riders who would like to go for the #fullsend.
  • 2 0
 @Leodt: Yeah, really excited for next year!
  • 15 0
 „we have set the new standard for bikers this summer“

you also set a new standard for braking bumps
  • 7 0
 also for the highest prices for daypasses by far. for camping, showers, extra tents and so on aswell! This park is just driven by avarice!
  • 4 0
 "The feedback on our new bumps and ruts as well as the new braking bumps track were very strong, and we are happy about that."
  • 4 0
 Schladming's new trails however look unreal!
  • 2 1
 If the Feedback of the customers is so important why are there still no natural trails, tons of braking bumps, scary crossing between the freeride and DH Line and no air sleeve at the bottom of the park?
  • 1 0
 Have you ridden the new Matzalm trail, it's natural all the way, also the new Antonious trail. It's not just breaking bumps at all, also you have the Big 5 over the back in Saalbach.
  • 3 1
 Home of the break bump
  • 2 1
 Hmm brake of course
  • 1 3
 Freeride line is one of the best in the world

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