Press Release: Additional Gondola and More Trails for Leogang in 2019

Nov 26, 2018 at 8:34
by SaalfeldenLeogang  
PRESS RELEASE: Saalfelden Leogang

What a summer! The 2018 season in Saalfelden Leogang saw great weather, long sunny days, event highlights with thousands of spectators and of course tons of bike action on the trails of Bikepark Leogang and the surrounding area. Those who are already affected by the offseason blues can revel in memories with the best images of the past season and get stoked for next year because Bikepark Leogang is being expanded.

Image by Stephan Voitl
Vali Hoell during the Mercedes-Benz UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup in Leogang

The past season saw the addition of another event highlight, the BIKE Festival Saalfelden Leogang, to the already stacked event line-up that included the Out of Bounds Festival including the Mercedes-Benz UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup with over 23,000 spectators in June, the Opening Weekend in May, the Fan Weekend in October and the Closing Weekend in November. As part of the new BIKE Festival Saalfelden Leogang over 80 exhibitors from the mountain bike and e-mountain bike industries showcased the newest trends and products of the 2019 season and gave visitors the chance to test next year’s products on the trails of Bikepark Leogang and the surrounding region. Additionally, over 500 athletes participated in the various races held during the BIKE Festival Saalfelden Leogang, making the new event an instant success.

Image by Miha Matavz
Heavy rain made for challenging conditions during the Rocky Mountain BIKE Marathon Series final in Saalfelden Leogang

Be it Downhill, Enduro, Marathon, Pumptrack or children’s races, the trails of Saalfelden Leogang saw no shortage of race action and festival vibes this summer and that won’t change in 2019. The Out of Bounds Festival including the Mercedes-Benz UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup will return from June 7-9, 2019, while the second edition of the BIKE Festival Saalfelden Leogang will be held on September 13-15, 2019. Furthermore, mountain bikers can already look forward to additional events that are in the pipeline.

Image by Stephan Voitl
Amaury Pierron celebrating his Mercedes-Benz UCI Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup win in Leogang

Bikepark Leogang saw plenty of visitors outside of events as well and the increase of 15% in total rides in 2018 set a new record. Europe’s largest beginner area, the Riders Playground, also saw a large increase in use, which is promising great things to come from the next generation of riders. Over the last months the shapers of Bikepark Leogang have also been busy expanding the bikepark. Riders can look forward to an additional gondola as well as several new trails and further new projects in 2019. Details on the expansion of Bikepark Leogang will be announced in spring, but one thing is already clear now: the 2019 season in Saalfelden Leogang will be a true celebration of mountain biking.

Image by Klemens K nig
Mountain bikers can look forward to an additional lift, new trails and more in 2019 as Bikepark Leogang is being expanded.

Further information about Bikepark Leogang can be found on bikepark-leogang.com.

Image by Stephan Voitl

Image by Stephan Voitl

Image by Stephan Voitl

Image by Stephan Voitl
The Out of Bounds festivals saw several new sections added to the World Cup track, tight and exciting racing and many events including an open air concert.

Image by Miha Matavz

Image by Martin Sass

Image by Martin Sass
The new BIKE Festival Saalfelden Leogang saw 80 exhibitors presenting 2019 gear as well as 500 athltes competing in Enduro, Marathon, Pumptrack and children's races.

To make your biking holiday absolutely perfect, special bike hotels such as Salzburger Hof, Rupertus, Bacher, Riederalm, Ritzenhof, Puradies and Hotel Der Löwe and competent bike shops such as Sport Mitterer or Sport 2000 Simon are at your service.

Image by Klemens K nig

Image by Klemens K nig

Image by Klemens K nig

Image by Klemens K nig
The expansion of Bikepark Leogang will include an addtional lift, new trails and more.

Images by Klemens Koenig, Stefan Voitl, Markus Sass and Miha Matavz


8 Comments

  • + 11
 How about more trail maintenance? It could be more fun riding leogang.
  • + 3
 ...it worked like that the last 10years - why change it?

I was there once this year and regardless of the number of gondolas will not go there again. Not worth the drive and I fully agree on the lack of maintenance.
  • + 1
 Awesome! Looking forward to it!


As for those complaining about the breaking bumps...three things:
1. Chose a different line
2. Don't brake over them so the suspension stays active
3. Most importantly...don't frickin' go to Leogang during the Bike Festival and there won't be that many breaking bumps...
  • + 2
 crazy idea I know, but what if you use your 10k Bike with all the live valve and lockouts to...i don't know...ride up on your own?
Then you can invest the cost of a new gondola in more trail maintenance.
  • + 5
 Braking bumps = MotoX style and Leogang has a lot of Moto
  • + 0
 Leogang = Braking bumps even in concrete berms on dirtline Big Grin Big Grin
yes, its biggest bikepark in Austria, but i realy dont like it, because even newest green line its quite steep with flat berms so again braking bumps EVERYWHERE! i even CRACK my marzochi 66 near the brace caliper, BECAUSE ALL THAT BRAKING BUMPS! and all of that packed with 44EUR?? are u kiddin me? i should pay for ruining my bike and body here? Big Grin
I am so glad, that europe have so many bikeparks everywhere! Like CHATEL! best park in europe and price is just 22Eur, and all the another parks just over the hill.... im just riding there and nowhere else... doesnt matter if you pack your stuff and ride 5h to Leo or 8h to Chatel, is the same...
  • + 1
 Have you try Saalbach,for 30€ a day including your Appartment in all Gondolas free.
  • - 1
 Good news, love that place! A new gondola is needed at the bottom, was there a few days last year and one morning the queue was so massive we decided to pedal up. We were on eBikes though, so was a nice ride, but it used a whole battery, after looping one of the new trails halfway up. Normally you can gondola to the top and then set off on epic rides all around the valley to saalbach and back on one battery. SO many good fresh trails there when you venture out of the bikepark.

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