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    Trip advice for Salzburg, Austria area?

    Hey there,

    A biking friend of mine will be near Salzburg, Austria in early August for a road/mtb trip. Do any of you have any advice on where to stay, good trails, bike rentals or anything like that?

    Thanks in advance!
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    My advice


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    this is an excellent post for an obviously very cool friend.

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    he, he... check the 'Similar Threads' in the bottom.

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    Drink crappy Australian beer in Austria?....good one...There is an excellent restaurant in the heart of Salzburg serving Trout right out of the fish tank. Good Pilsner too.

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    I hear the hills are alive with the sound of music there.

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    Rode out there 2 years ago

    In the Kitzbuhel area.

    Pros:
    -mid-ride bier and cured bacon, great food at the many huts you'll find when riding
    -beautiful terrain
    -easy bus/train transpo (bike friendly) to anywhere
    -plentiful 4000 vertical feet gondolas to take you and your bike uphill after you drank too many biers

    Cons:
    -not much actual singletrack, mostly fireroad

    I did some rides with Mountain Edge in Kitzbuhel. Great guys, check them out if you're in the area. full stable of kona bikes for rent. http://www.mountainedge.co.uk/

    Didn't go to any of the bike parks.


    Went down to Lago DiGarda (2 hrs+), did some good riding there.
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    good stuff. thanks.

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    Non-biking stuff: aside from the obligatory Sound of Music tour, they have a cool tour of a salt mine that's really fun (at least it was when I was a teenager).
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    Thanks for the replies so far!

    (If it isn't obvious, Metzger is my friend who is heading to Europe. For some reason, mtbr didn't let him start the thread. Maybe it's 'cause he only has 18 posts even though he has had an account for almost five years.)
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    Train for the trip by drinking lots and lots of delicious Trumer.


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    This link has some good info: http://bike.salzburgerland.com/en/ Check out the interactive map.

    How are the German language skills ? With a name like Metzger they should be perfect ! Reason I'm asking is that beginning of August is prime vacation time in Europe. You can always find something in a "Gasthof" in a little village somewhere, but communication may be difficult. Look for "Zimmer frei" signs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan G. View Post
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    I can barely speak english. thanks for the link.

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    Sound of Music Tour

    Quote Originally Posted by GuruAtma View Post
    Non-biking stuff: aside from the obligatory Sound of Music tour, they have a cool tour of a salt mine that's really fun (at least it was when I was a teenager).
    If you like the movie, then you'll have fun with the Sound of Music tour. A fun way of sightseeing Salzburg and doing some sing-a-longs.

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    Didn't mt. Bike when I visited a few years ago....but

    Augustiner Brewery a must stop...great place to hang drink beer. We all spoke the same language..BEER!

    We stayed Kapuzinerberg atop of which sits an old defensive fort holdout the Franziski Schloß a restaurant. Don't remember the name of the youth hostel that was there. But it was overlooking the entire city, drank many koing beers overlooking the salz river. If your a museum type they offer a credit card for X dollars that gives you access to most museums for 24hr hours. The platz with the life size chess figures was cool, got killed by a local but the beer made it sting less....lol

    The funicular train line up into the Salzburg Fortress was fun to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-FXR View Post
    Didn't mt. Bike when I visited a few years ago....but

    Augustiner Brewery a must stop...great place to hang drink beer. We all spoke the same language..BEER!

    We stayed Kapuzinerberg atop of which sits an old defensive fort holdout the Franziski Schloß a restaurant. Don't remember the name of the youth hostel that was there. But it was overlooking the entire city, drank many koing beers overlooking the salz river. If your a museum type they offer a credit card for X dollars that gives you access to most museums for 24hr hours. The platz with the life size chess figures was cool, got killed by a local but the beer made it sting less....lol

    The funicular train line up into the Salzburg Fortress was fun to do.
    Don't miss Augustiner Brau. Grab a steinkrug from the rack, rinse it out, and hand it to the kegmeister for filling.
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