We had to give it a try, with a tent on the campsite and from there to find our own way through the mountains. Self-catering on the Campingaz kit and your toilet bag under the arm to the shower. But what in particular the lack: we have no guide. They generally have good knowledge of the area, find out what the group can and find the best suitable trails from that.

Neukirchen trailriding in the Alps at the wildkogel

The area around the Wildkogel, between Neukirchen am Grossvenediger and Bramberg, gives you plenty of options! From the elevator you can see some of her walking paths and the top is the (semi) -downhilltrack Nine Knights not to be missed.

We have a total of 5 days and are, to quote from that time as much as possible, left at 4:30 am on Monday morning. Once on a totally abandoned mini-camp we park the car, we pull the knee pads and tackle so just take the last elevator at 15:30. Although we prefer to start quietly, we pop right off the Nine Knights. Nice and warm … At the top is steep with big sharp stones. Halfway through, the more natural with a lot of roots. Fortunately, it is dry, and you also have enough grip on roots.
Why do we start here? This track comes from a small bike park (Servus bike park) in the valley. There we stairs a few times up and get the most out of this first day.

Neukirchen steep trail at the 737 trail wildkogel

The area is characterized by pretty challenging trails. All numbered. Pack down at the Wildkogel lift the card and simply pick a trail off. We must admit that we had prior knowledge! Last year I was there, guided by MTBClinic and that is what I would recommend everybody when you first come or some are inexperienced in foreign countries.
Real toppers are in the area: Nine Knights, the Wildkogel Trail (soon: Wildkogel Trail 2.0), 737 trail, trail 738 and the Robert J Super Trail. The latter is no longer displayed, but fortunately my Garmin features trails in the region by name. After some research we also find this trail! Highly recommended is to also ride the Big 5. This is about an hour’s drive from the campsite in Neukirchen. The Big 5 is the ski area around Saalbach Hinterglemm, which is transformed into a large bike park in the summer. Buy a “Big 5 ticket” and you can view the entire lap. Tip: suit also along the descent of Leogang Bike Park. After the Panorama Trail you come out on top of this lift. Bang so nice down here and ride the elevator back up to continue beyond the Big 5.

Riding a Manual at the BIG 5 in Leogang

Afterall we liked the low-budget camping trip well (important detail: no rain and the nights were not too cold). Last year I was here with MTBClinic at the hotel. When we saw lots of rain and even snow. Then you do not want to stand on a campsite, but just stay in a hotel.