BergeSeen 01 with the eMTB from Mondsee to Fuschl am See
In Mondsee starts the stage BergeSeen 1, which takes us through one of the largest forest areas and also offers the possibility to swim in 3 lakes.
Quality of experience: ***
- Multi-stage route
This stage does not include single trails or passages for pushing the bikes.
Next to the beautiful nature the following attractions and highlights may contribute making this tour an unforgetable experience:
- Mondsee west shore and Gaisberg with panoramic view over the Mondsee with Schafberg, Drachenwand and Schober.
- Wildmoos nature reserve in the direction of Saurüssel. Here you may already have the odd encounter with forest residents.
- Lonely hamlets between Vöcklatal and Jausenplatz on Kogler Berg.
- Irrsee with a number of traditional cider taverns and the ruins of Wildenegg Castle along the way.
- Panoramic views over Irrsee, Mondsee and as far as Salzburg with Untersberg and Stauffen.
- Thalgauberg downhill to Thalgau further to the Rauchhaus and the Hundsmarktmühle with a stopover to the ruins of Wartenfels.
- Sunset on the east shore of the Fuschlsee
From the centre we follow the route description of stage BergeSeen 1 towards the west shore of lake Mondsee. We follow the cycle path in the direction of Thalgau before leaving into the uphill to the right on Gaisbergstraße. Now we have the panoramic view over the Mondsee with the surrounding mountains on the right hand until we turn left "Am Gaisberg".
We cross under the motorway, leave the Erlachmühle snack station on the right and drive downhill following the signs towards the high moor. Here high above the Mondsee we enjoy the wonderful panorama once again before we cross the Vöckla at the Wildmoos nature reserve and dive right into the forest.
The route is well signposted, a must with the many branches, otherwise it would be difficult to find the right way. Below the Saurüssel (956 m) the path leads over the railway station (817 m) into the Vöcklatal. We cross the Vöcklatal Bezirksstraße to the right and leave it after crossing the Vöckla up to the left towards Jagdhub.
The asphalt road goes only a few km through a few hamlets towards Koglerberg. There is absolute silence here. Only the screeching of the birds of prey, the roebuck on the path which looks up in amazement and then slowly trots away disturb the silence.
On the right side of the path, before it goes downwards again towards Irrsee, an old barn with a weathered bench inviting to eat the snacks you brought with you and the view far into the country towards the Innviertel and the Sommerholz church on the opposite mountain which we will soon pass by.
Before we pass under the B154 to Oberhofen am Irrsee. Now the land of cider taverns and snack stations begins.
It will be difficult not to stop, as we still have many things to experience on the way to Fuschlsee.
Alternatively, we could now turn to the west bank of the Irrsee to jump into the lake or enjoy a fresh fish depending on the season. If not, continue along the path towards Sommerholz before the forest of Kolomannsberg devours us and we have the opportunity to visit the ruins of Wildenegg Castle on the left. The path only leads steadily uphill and always offers wonderful panoramic views in the direction of Irrsee and Mondsee before we come out of the forest at the highest point of the day at 940 m and initiate a change of direction to the left towards Salzburg.
Coming out of the forest, the Schober lies directly in front of us and we see the local mountains of the city of Salzburg: The Gaisberg with Nockstein and the Untersberg with the Stauffen.
Now it goes rapidly downhill over the Thalgauberg towards Thalgau. We underpass the motorway and cross the Mondseerstraße to the left and shortly afterwards turn right towards Fuschler Ache to follow the cycle path towards Thalgau. The further way leads us upstream through Thalgau always following the Salzkammergutradweg until we turn left in Unterdorf, cross the Brunnbach and follow the signs to Fuschl.
After several turn-offs it goes uphill again, on asphalt but with very little traffic on the Riedlstraße until the Rauchhaus appears on the right hand side, which must be visited.
The view now reaches far into the country again and we see the highest point on the other side of the valley where we came out of the forest not too long ago. The path continues to the crossroads Kesselstraße where we turn down right and after a few bends turn left towards Seestraße.
Now it goes through the moor at the western end of the Fuschlsee and after a few minutes there is a small snack station on the left side of the path before the last ascent of the day towards Thalgauegg.
We reach the Fuschler Straße L227 turn right and follow it to Fuschl to cool down at the lake or enjoy our dinner in the sunset.
For those who still have enough batteries in their legs and on the bike, there is the possibility to turn left at Thalgauegg towards the ruins of Wartenfels Castle, where you can enjoy the view and then descend to the finish of the first stage of the day.
Midday rest on the west shore of the Irrsee and sunset feeling like in the Caribbean directly at the destination, the east shore of the Fuschlsee.
For a successful, accident free and exciting day you may have to plan your tour well, tips you will find here.
Please note that any MTB tours can always be done only with proper equipment.
As new figures on the playing field of mountain and recreational sportsmen, we E-MTB riders have a special responsibility to behave appropriately.
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 sheeps 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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