Off-road & downhill

Adventure mountain biking

At the mountain biking school in Au you will benefit from the unique opportunity to take part in adventurous mountain biking camps. Learn the right biking techniques as well as everything concerning safety in steeper and more challenging terrain and enjoy a great work-out on the Bregenz Forest trails – the El Dorado for mountain bikers in the middle of the Alps.

Guests at the Hotel Madlener enjoy discounts on the mountain biking school's prices.

The mountain biking school in Au

The mountain biking school in Au, only a few minutes by car away from your 4-star Madlener Mountain Hotel, will introduce you to the adventure that is mountain biking in one of Austria's most beautiful mountain bike resorts, the Bregenz Forest. Explore Bezau, Mellau, Damüls, Schröcken, Au and Lech on the latests mountain bike models and e-bikes; available for you at the rental stations.

Get inspired for mountain biking in the Bregenz Forest …

The mountain biking camps by the mountain biking school prove to be a special highlight for all adventure enthusiasts.These weekend camps are all about the right technique and ultimate fun in the free-rider terrain. Experience what you can do with a good mountain bike off-road or on the downhill trails. 

Camp contents

If you seek challenges and extremes then you will find all that during the mountain biking camps in the Bregenz Forest. All camps include the following services:

  • 2x biking technique trainings
  • 3x single trail tours
  • 1x breakdown workshop
  • 1x video analysis
  • 1x saddle position adjustment incl. gear tuning
  • 3x nights at the 4-star hotel incl. half board 

Basic Camp: 26th - 29th June 2014

  • Basic positions
  • Curves
  • Breaks
  • Easy obstacles
  • Getting on and off the mountain bike in an off-road terrain
  • First simple single trails
  • Simple roots, rocks, …
  • Steep ascents and downhill trails with technique 

Focus: this camp is perfect for beginners. Here you will learn the mountain biking basics and gain the technical skills to challenge mountain biking trails alone. Detailed programme & prices (only in German).

Goal: difficulty levels S0-S2

Enduro Freeride Camp: 24th - 27th July 2014

  • Freeride Enduro basic positions
  • Advanced downhill trails
  • High obstacles
  • Steep stairs and kick turns
  • Jumps, Bunny Hop and extreme trails

Focus: you will learn how to overcome kick turns and walls. During this camp you will get the chance to achieve the mountain biking top level. Get more detailed information on the camps' programme and prices (only in German).

Goal: difficulty levels S3-S4

Trail-master Camp: 25th - 28th September 2014

Perfect your single-trail skills in September:

  • Basic position NEW
  • Downhill trails
  • Obstacles
  • Stairs
  • Kick turns
  • Advanced single trails
  • Challenging roots
  • Small drops

Focus: get through key elements and points and challenging terrain safely and successfully. You will reach a new mountain biking level with professional, technical and motivational methods. Programme and prices (only in German).

Goal: difficulty levels S2-S3

Ladies' Weekend: 29th May - 1st June 2014

In late May ladies enjoy special attention at the mountain biking school. Two levels provide the perfect camp conditions for beginners as well as for advanced bikers. Girls amongst themselves is the motto!

Classic Step:

  • Basic position
  • Curves
  • Breaks
  • Obstacles
  • Getting on and off the mountain bike in an off-road terrain
  • First simple single trails
  • Simple roots, rocks, …
  • Steep ascents and downhill trails with technique
  • Goal: difficulty levels S0-S2

Elite Step:

  • Basic position revision
  • Steep trails
  • Obstacles
  • Stairs
  • Kick turns
  • Advanced single trails
  • Challenging roots, rocks, …
  • Breaking in off-road terrain
  • Overcoming steep ascents with the right technique
  • Goal: difficulty levels S2-S3

Find more information and the detailed programme for both difficulty levels on the official website (only in German).

The single-trail scale provides all information on the technical difficulty levels.

Later at the hotel …

Back in Damüls a cosy and warm atmosphere awaits you on the panorama terrace, at the restaurant with views over the Damüls mountains and in the pleasant warmth in the sauna or the infrared cabin. It's all about pure recreation after an adventurous day on the Bregenz Forest downhill trails. Send us your no obligation holiday enquiry or reserve your feel-good room at the Madlener Mountain Hotel in Damüls. 

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