The stage BergeSeen 5 for eMTBs starts in Gosau with about 67 km, 1390 meters in height mostly on gravel roads and two tour specials, which can be bypassed.
Quality of experience: ******
This stage contains single trails. 67 km and 1400 m are a challenge. The managment of your batteries and a precise planning of the tour are good conditions for an successful day.
Next to the beautiful nature the following attractions and highlights may contribute making this tour an unforgetable experience:
Starting from the tourist office in Gosau we follow the signs "BergeSeen 5". For the first time there is no lake waiting for us in the morning for an early refreshment. We head to the left in direction to the Steinermühle, while we do not cross the creek, but turn directly at the creek (km 0,4) to the right into the trail, which leads us upstream. We follow the trail 3,2 km till the road Gosausee Bezirksstraße, which we cross right/left. On the side road we reach the restaurant Gosauschmied (km 4,4) and we turn to the left on the Bezirksstraße, so after the 100 meters we shall leave it again (767 alt, km 4,5). Now the trail leads us upwards, out the small gear or maybe the pushing aid. At this time of day in the morning here it is still shady and chilly. From the left the water is coming out of the mountains and streams in the small lake below us. We follow the trail, which es getting more wider. We always keep to the right at the crossings until we reach the Bezirksstraße. Reaching the Bezirksstraße (km 5,7) we turn to the left and follow 2,1 km unitl the lake Vorderer Gosausee (937 alt, km 7,8) where the sun is waiting for us already. The wow-effect is guaranteed when you reach this point. So for now it is time to take pictures, before we take the path along the lake. Already after 700 m we turn left upwards (km 8,5). Until this point there will be many hikers, walkers, dogs and buggies. But from now on until Hallstatt reassuring loneliness is in front of us. Passing beautiful mountain pastures the trail leads us steep upwards. A small hint: After about 1 km to left there is a forest road and after few meter more you will reach a breathtaking lookout point. Unfortunately it is prohibited to go there by bike.
In 1150 m at km 11,3 there is located the mountain pasture Ebenalm, for a break maybe to early, but for a second breakfast it is still not to late. Otherwise we pass the turn to the Ebenalm and turn at the next opportunity to the left upwards, where we catch a view to the Hornspitz, our tour from yesterday.
In 1357 m at km 15,8 we reach a crossing, where the trail carries on straight ahead. Here there is the possibility to visit the upland moor Löckermoos. You shall reach that in 2 minutes with the bike and 15 minutes more on foot.
From then on the tour carries on passinge the Grubenalm, the Rossalm and after a steep uphill we reach the highest point of this stage in 1502 m (km 21,2). It is a beautiful place with a great view in both directions. But still we have a long way in front of us reaching our aim of the day. For the beginning the trail carries on with few meters downwards always offering a nice view to the waterfalls, passing the Durchgangalm until we reach after 6,1 km a crossing (874 alt, km 27,3) which we leave to the right. Passing the Klausalm we always tend to the left and pass as well a beautiful waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls of the region (28,9 km). From now on we go on a tarmac road downwards to Hallstatt. The view to the lake Hallstättersee and to the waterfalls is phenomenal. After about 1,8 km the road ends and at a parking we turn right, which takes us all the way to Hallstatt. (km 32,2). Now the cycle path brings us to Obertraun and after about 3,8 km we cross the river Traun and turn to the left, so we get on the cycle path "Strandbad Obertraun". After 1,3 km we get to the railway, which we do not cross. Here we turn to the left on the cycle path "Ostufer Radweg" (km 37,1) next to the Hallstättersee, which we follow until Bad Goisern. At this point there is again the time for a refreshment in the lake, take your swimming stuff and jump into the lake. Also you will find here nice places to take a break and have a snack.
Please take care of oncoming traffic and hikers. Especially in the area of the holding station (km 39,1) step of the bike and push it during this passage. The cycle path is characterised by its naturalness and is mostly quite narrow.
For those who don't want to go on this trail, it is possible to leave the Untersee Straße at km 45,6 and shorten the tour. The rest follows the cycle path for the next 3,1 km in direction to Bad Goisern until we reach the sign "Radweg verlassen" (km 48,7). To the right 600 meter upwards on a tarmac road until the first turn. Here we turn to the right into the "Shared Trail". The trail is narrow and curvy, but for well trained bikers it should not be an obstacle. After 2 km there is a road which we cross in direction to St. Agatha. Between small houses we reach a crossing (km 51,5) and we turn to the left to a small road called Pichlern, which we will leave again after 600 m to the right (587 alt, km 52,1).
From now the tour leads us constantly upwards in direction to Bad Aussee. We always keep to the right, follow the signs "BergeSeen 5", cross the Leislingbach in 830 m and reach after about 5,3 km the Scheibenstraße (910 alt, km 57,4), in which we turn into to the left and leave it again after 900 m to the right. Now the tour leads us along the nature reserve Waldgraben - Scheibenmoos. After about 1,2 km you can turn to the right. A small path leads you to a beautiful lookout point, the Ruine Pflindsberg, which is an ancient observation tower offering a beautiful view to the Ausseerland.
Now we carry on through the forest until we reach a gate (km 60,2). Here we leave the forest and get to a populated area again. On a tarmac road we follow the signs in direction to Bad Aussee. After 900 m we turn to the left via the area Puchen and the to the right, following the Hauptstraße via the area Lichtersberg. We cross the river Altausseer Traun and turn right after that into the cycle path again. Along the river Altausseer Traun we go ahead for the next 1,3 km, cross the river and soon we shall reach the center of Bad Aussee:
There are some possibilities to stop and make a break, where also snacks and drinks are served. But most of them are very close to the beginning of the tour. Therefore it is recommendable to take a small snack with you.
A small snack for the way and a bike lock are also recommendable, especially in case you intent to make a stop at the upland moor.
Depending on the details of your planning, how about a breakfast on one of the traditional wooden boats at the Altausseer See the next morning?
In Graubünden bikers and hikers share the paths. A project that should set a precedent. But this can only be done with mutual respect. Black sheep throw us back years.
With common rules of play, we ensure that the forest will continue to provide a unique recreational and living space as well as jobs for everyone in the future.
Information on cycling in the forest from the Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism.
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