The stage Berge Seen 3 for eMTBs starts in Faistenau. About 51 km, 1350 meters in height, mostly on asphalt and gravel roads with a special point during the tour at the Pillsteinalm.
Quality of experience: ****
This stage contains single trails as well as short passages for pushing the bike. For woman one battery charge will be possibly enough, man might need a stop for charging the battery or shoud take a second battery with them.
Next to the beautiful nature the following attractions and highlights may contribute making this tour an unforgetable experience:
From the thousand year old linden we follow the signs of the Berge See eTrail stage 3 and pass the Hotel Post on the right side downwards the road "Kirchenweg". After 764 m we cross the road Wiestalstraße and go via the Ramsaustraße between farms and cows until we cross after about 1,5 km the Tiefbrunnaustraße (km 2,2) in order to come to the Schönaustraße, a not frequent used small road. We go in direction to the Kurzmühle. After turning to the right (5,6 km), after about 3,4 km we reach again the Tiefbrunnaustraße, which we follow until the end of the valley.
At km 9,6 we reach a gate. Now we carry on our tour on gravel roads, steep upwards to a parking of the mountain pastures at half height. Here there are some nice huts, like for example the Lärchenhütte. The host of this hut is also biking and might provide you with practical and helpful tips. For those who would like to take the alternative route, can take here the alternative route via the Sausteigalm, which will shorten this stage significantly. Also this route is a well marked trail as the original stage.
At the big parking in 1055 m (km 11,8) we turn to the right and follow the gravel road until the top station (1470 m, km 15,5) of the Zwölferhornbahn. The view from here is phenomenal and the short way to the peak (1521 m) will give you the possibility of a great picture at the summit cross.
Now is the most beautiful part of this stage is right in front of us. From the top station we go back to the shared trail. That means that we share this part of the tour with hikers. We go 1,7 km straight ahead, pass the turn (km 17,2), which is on the left. After a short downhill the route takes us through the forest more downwards. Please take care here, that all the gates, which are used as fences for cows, are always carefully closed. The ways stops at a barrier of barbed wire (km 17,8), where we have to lift our bikes over it.
We leave the forest behind us and are now at the Pillsteinalm. The view ist great. On the one side you have a lookout towards the Salzkammergut, on the other hand to the Tennengebirge and to the Dachstein. Here there is a single trail waiting for us, which takes us further in direction to the Illingeralm. Take note of the signs and carry on about 700 meters more, until there is another fence (km 18,4) which needs to be conquered. In between there is a small passage of 15 meters where you maybe will push the bike.
From this point we carry on effortless on a gravel road until the Illingerbergalm (km 20). This route is well marked and you will find signs for your orientation. Here we can take a rest, enjoy traditional snacks and have a talk with the host, who is also fond of biking. After a break the ways takes us downwards for about 3 kilometers until a crossing (840 m, km 23), where we turn to the right. The entire road to the Illingeralm is also for cars, therefore be aware of traffic on the way. The last meters in height are in front of us, about 460 m, 8,6 km upwards to 1240 m and then to the left (km 31,6) in direction to Wolfgangsee. We carry on always on a straigth path at the mountain. After a turn to the left (km 36,3) we follow the route downwards. At km 43 we pass a gate and reach shortly after that inhabited areas again. We follow the Zinkenbacherstraße, which is a tarmac road, in direction to Wolfgangsee and turn in Brunn to the right, so we get on the cycle track to Strobl.
Here you have many possibilities to have a refreshing jump into the lake at one of the beautiful public beaches.
Also it is possible to go to St. Gilgen and take the ship cruise, while before you enjoyed the nice atmosphere in St. Gilgen.
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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