© ©TourismusverbandDonauOberösterreichCMVisuals Mountainbike Shooting, Mountainbiker fahren durchs Mühlviertler Granitland bei der Ameisbergwarte in Sarleinsbach
Mountainbiker fahren zur Ameisbergwarte in Sarleinsbach.
Mountainbiker fahren zur Ameisbergwarte in Sarleinsbach.

Biking between the Danube region and the Mühlviertel 

The fantastically hilly landscape and tours with varying degrees of difficulty make the granite country from the Danube to the Bohemian Forest a paradise for mountain bikers.

Of course, the encounters with the rock may not be missing! Whether nature trails, scenic features, rock formations or even people who work with the rock.

In the Mühlviertler Granitland there are now two brand new mountain bike tours – from leisurely to very sporty, everything is included.

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Eine Gruppe von Mountainbikern an der Donau in Obermühl, St. Martin.

Mountain biking in the granite country

Maximum variety is promised by mountain biking in Granitland from the Danube to the Mühlviertel highlands and further on into the Bohemian Forest. On 17 signposted trails of all levels of difficulty, the crisp ups and downs add up to 950 kilometers and 27,000 meters of altitude. Granitland is one of the centers of mountain biking in Austria and guarantees carefree MTB fun in a picturesque landscape with bookable packages including luggage transfer.

NEW since 2023: Sporty ones book the Grande Granit Tour with 260 kilometers and 6,900 vertical meters in five daily stages. For those who prefer a more leisurely approach, there is the Granite Beer Tour, which covers 160 kilometers and 4,000 meters of altitude in three daily stages.

© ©TourismusverbandDonauOberoesterreichErwinHaiden MTB Granitland Shooting, Mountainbiken im Mühlviertler Granitland in der Donauregion
Mountain biking
in the Mühlviertel granite country

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Granite Beer Tour

Mountain bike trip from Untermühl-Oberkappel-Peilstein-Untermühl

4 days/3 nights, approx. 160 km/4,100 am
50-55 km/1.200-1,600 am daily
3-star hotels, also suitable for E-MTB's

The Mühlviertel hill country near the Bavarian border offers top-class biking fun. Lonely forest and meadow paths that lead past hop plantations await you when mountain biking in the granite country. The fermented version of the small and fine Mühlviertel breweries can be tasted in the local inns.

Grande Granite Tour

Mountain bike trip from Wesenufer-Kohlstatt-St. Stefan-Waxenberg-Untermühl-Wesenufer

6 days/5 nights, approx. 270 km/6,500 am
45-65 km/800-1,700 am daily
3-star hotels, also suitable for E-MTB's

A MTB tour through the Mühlviertel granite highlands leads through rustic mixed forests, along amber-colored streams and past scattered farm hamlets. While mountain biking, look forward to scenic highlights between the Bohemian Forest and the Danube and the ever-present grandiose distant views of the Alps. 

Tours and signage in the granite country

In the Mühlviertler granit country mountain bike enthusiasts will find dreamlike hilly landscape and two brand new mountain bike offers. The routes in the granit country are signposted with red boards and are easy to see.


© Signage © Andreas Kranzmayr
Signage © Andreas Kranzmayr

Fair play rules in the forest

For a common coexistence and mutual consideration for the diverse interests in the forest, it is important to adhere to certain principles. These can be read here.


About the principles
Information on diversions and closures
Current news: Danube Cycle Path

Hornet Trail Pfenningberg in Steyregg

The Hornet Trail is the first mountain bike single trail in the Linz Central Region with a distance of 1.2 km. The MTB trail has about 200 meters of depth and offers experienced mountain bikers claim and a lot of fun.

The course is rated with a difficulty level "red" or S1-S2 according to the singletrack scale and is designed to be winding. Even though the Hornissen trail requires a certain trail experience and riding technique, it also provides great riding pleasure for trail beginners.

Free mountain bike map and brochures

Free cycling map and brochures

Order the free 1:60,000 scale cycling map with 15 new cycling tours for e-bikes and 4 circular tours on the Danube Cycle Path and other interesting brochures and information material from the Danube region in Upper Austria and plan your next tour from home.

More e-bike tours & service info

E-bikes also make it possible to conquer steeper passages at a leisurely pace. The change of perspective from the flat riverside path along the Danube and Inn to higher points in the surrounding countryside allows for fabulous panoramic views and far-reaching vistas over this fascinating landscape. Ferries and bridges connect both riverbanks and complete the comprehensive network of cycle paths in the Danube region in Upper Austria.

Tip: Use e-bike rental points directly in the region. Some accommodations also lend e-bikes to their guests.

Discounts and free benefits

Experience the whole region, for example with the DONAU.Erlebnis Card. The new guest card for the Danube region in Upper Austria offers numerous free services and discounts at around 95 partners in the region - and that already from the first overnight stay in many accommodation establishments!