The stage Berge Seen 9 for eMTBs starts in Grünau im Almtal with about 77 km and 2020 meters in height mostly on tarmac and gravel roads with to passages for pushing the bike in the area of the Offensee.
Quality of experience: ****
The passages for pushing the bike demand condition and craft.
This stage contains two downhill and two uphill single trails (shared trail). Well-trained cyclists will not face any difficulty, others might push the bikes during this parts.
A detour is not possible. Either you turn around and take the stage BergeSeen 8 back to Ebensee or you take straight the stage BergeSeen 8 only until Ebensee and start from there the stage BergeSeen 9.
Next to the beautiful nature the following attractions and highlights may contribute making this tour an unforgettable experience:
Along the lake we carry on for the next 700 m in direction to the parking at the Offenseer Bundesstraße (654 alt, km 23,9).
We cross the parking an turn after 1,1 km to the right in a forest road in direction to Rindbach. After about 1,9 km we turn to the left, cross the Steinbach on a wooden bridge and turn after 800 m to the right in an uphill trail (710 alt, km 27,7). As far as you can manage it, go upwards. It also takes nerves to push the bike.
The shared trail leads winding about 900 m upwards (847 alt, km 28,6) and flows into a forest road to the right. We follow this road until Rindbach. After about 5,1 km in a right turn (542 alt, km 33,7) you will enjoy a panoramic view over the Rindbachtal till Ebensee.
Our journey leads us straight ahead further on the way, always following the signs until we cross in Ebensee the Traun. Here we reach a point which we passed the other day already coming from Bad Ischl.
Now this time we take the underpass in direction to the center and turn after 300 m to the right (428 hm, km 38,4) into the Langbathstraße. Passing the Feuerkogelbahn we go on a tarmac road 2,3 km upstream and turn then to the right into a forest road.
Here there is the possibility to shorten for about 600 m the tour by moving on on the tarmac road.
The original route leads again 700 m upwards through the Rumitzgraben. Now left below of the Hochlacken the way takes us around the Farnaugupf with beautiful views to the Traunsee. After about 13,7 km you can make a stop at the Hochsteinalm. Otherwise we carry on further to the next crossing after 100 m. We cross it straight ahead and after 1,9 km we leave the forest road to the left steep upwards into an uphill trail (861 alt, km 54,3). This part is easier than the one before and also of a shorter distance. Whoever can do it goes 200 m and 55 meters in altitude upwards, then to the left in a path downwards, which comes again to a forest road after 700 m. Shortly after that at the next crossing (804 alt, km 55,3) we turn to the left downwards and stay at this forest road for 1,8 km til the Langbathstraße (654 alt, km 56,9).
After 600 m we can see already the Vorderen Langbathsee on our right below us. Following the signs we reach also the Hinteren Langbathsee (733 alt, km 60,7), which we reach after 2,3 km. We go around the lake at the left side and after 2,2 km we reach again the starting point.
After 400 m more we take the forest road (728 alt, km 62,5), which leads to the left steep upwards for the next 200 m. Then in direction to Grossalm we meet the street L544 (732 alt, km 67,4). We turn to the left, pass the Taferlklause and go downwards to the restaurant Kienklause, which we reach after 4,5 km. From then own there are 3,9 km in front of us to the main road B152, in which we turn to the left (478 alt, km 75,8). Already after 400 m we leave it to our left. There we can make a break before we reach the destination of today, Steinbach am Attersee.
The passages are in any case achieveable by pushing the bike. In this case the estimated duration of the tour increases by 30 to 40 minutes.
In any case you should think of the batteries. Since the tour is quite challenging, 2 batteries might be not enough.
A nice refreshment on the way: A stop for a swim at the Offensee or Hinterer Langbathsee.
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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