How would you like to bike 5,000 meters downhill on one day and at the same time only have to make 500 meters uphill? Your feeride bike would like that? The Big-5-challenge is the ultimate bike experience in Saalbach Hinterglemm and is the longest connected Freeride route in the country of Salzburg.
The Big-5-challenge is freeride action, stunning views and five runs with the Saalbach cable cars included. One complete circuit covers 5,000 vertical metres; you only have to ride up 500 m of them under your own steam, the cable cars take care of the rest.
During the entire XXL tour you are of course free to do extra circuits of your favourite mountains, and notch up even more vertical metres in doing so. Along the Big-5-challenge there are several huts and restaurants which are perfect for drinks and snacks and to enjoy the beautiful mountains of Saalbach Hintergelmm.
But be careful: don’t take too much time in doing so, because the BIG-5 circuit takes nearly the whole day itself. At the end of the day, what counts is not just the fact that you have been on all 5 mountains, but also the additional vertical metres that you have covered. At the end of the season there is given away a great prize among all successful Big-5 challengers. When you get home, you can relive your tour virtually on the Internet, download photos from the photo-points, and enter yourself into the challengers’ Hall of Fame.
Big-5-challenge – first class up- and downhill biking – that’s the way we like freeride biking in Saalbach Hinterglemm.