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Gravel Bike Tours in the Salzkammergut Lake District

Idyllic villages, crystal clear lakes, a world of mountains.  In the Fuschlsee Region you will find a diversity that is second to none.  Whether you choose a Gravel Bike Holiday or a holiday with  the one or other Gravel Bike Tour:  However you decide, it will certainly be a unforgettable discovery journey on numerous Gravel Bike Routes in the Salzkammergut.

What makes a Gravel Tour so special?

© [Translate to Englisch:] Gravel Bike (c) H.Kantsperger
[Translate to Englisch:] Gravel Bike (c) H.Kantsperger


What is actually a Gravel Tour?

Somehow it is like a mountain bike tour without a mountain bike in combination with a racing tour without a racing bike.  Or simply said: it is the best of both worlds!  For those who find it difficult to choose between a gravel path and fine tarmac side roads, one can take both.  With a Gravel Bike no problem.

 

© [Translate to Englisch:] Gravelbiker on Tour (c) Erwin Haiden
[Translate to Englisch:] Gravelbiker on Tour (c) Erwin Haiden

Get excited about gravel biking

Whether you have always been passionate about exploring the world by bike or want to pedal with new enthusiasm, a Gravel Bike Tour on one of our favourite routes is something everyone can enjoy!

 

© [Translate to Englisch:] Strecke (c) H. Kantsperger
[Translate to Englisch:] Strecke (c) H. Kantsperger

Gravel Bike Tours and Routes over mountains, mountain pastures and lakes

Widely-known are the racing bike tours in Austria in general and certainly in the Racing Bike Region Salzkammergut in particular.  It becomes a special experience when one leaves the usual path and turns off into unknown terrain.  We take you with us on our best loved Gravel Tour routes through the Fuschlsee Region and the Salzkammergut.

Scenic Gravel Tour route through the Fuschlsee region and the Salzkammergut region

Via the Ellmaustein and Almkogel to St. Gilgen

Whether on your own or in the form of a guided Gravel Bike Tour, such as for example the CasaBicicletta in Fuschl am See offers, we start a real Gravel Tour Highlight at the emerald green Lake Fuschl and cycle on the bike path between the Ellmaustein and the Almkogel to warm up.

On the rasant downhill to St. Gilgen many first timers will wish to stop at the Panorama curve.  Here one has perhaps the loveliest view of Lake Wolfgang and the surrounding mountain panorama.

© [Translate to Englisch:] Ausblick Wolfgangsee (c) H. Kantsperger
[Translate to Englisch:] Ausblick Wolfgangsee (c) H. Kantsperger
© view Mondsee (c) H. Kantsperger
view Mondsee (c) H. Kantsperger

From St. Gilgen via the Krottensee towards the Schafberg mountain

 Through the Mozart village of St. Gilgen, past the small Krottensee lake, to the next exit towards Scharfling on Lake Mondsee.  We leave the racing bike similar part of the tour and turn off right to the first climb on the Schafberg.  Here the adventure begins on the no longer fortified part of the tour.  Straight away one experiences the symbiosis that is offered by a gravel bike.

Past small streams, waterfalls and rock formations, the forestry road meanders with grand views of Lake Mondsee, up to the plateau of the Eisenaueralm pasture.  With a view of the impressive steep wall to the summit of the Schafberg, here the pasture huts tempt one to stop for a regional snack.

From the Eisenau via the Moosalm to the Schwarzensee and into Blinklingmoos

Via the rambling Moosalm area we finally reach the idyllic Lake Schwarzensee which we half round.  Then again on a tarmac and spectacular ride downhill, you can let your legs take a rest as we make our way to the east end of Lake Wolfgangsee.  In Strobl we pedal to the centre of the village and the lakeside promenade and then directly to the Blinklingmoos.  This Nature Reserve counts as one of the loveliest moors in the whole of Austria!

© [Translate to Englisch:] Moosalm (c) H. Kantsperger
[Translate to Englisch:] Moosalm (c) H. Kantsperger
© [Translate to Englisch:] Strecke zur Eisenaueralm (c) H. Kantsperger
[Translate to Englisch:] Strecke zur Eisenaueralm (c) H. Kantsperger
© [Translate to Englisch:] Schwarzensee (c) H. Kantsperger
[Translate to Englisch:] Schwarzensee (c) H. Kantsperger
© [Translate to Englisch:] Blinklingmoos (c) H. Kantsperger
[Translate to Englisch:] Blinklingmoos (c) H. Kantsperger

From Lake Wolfgang back to Lake Fuschl

After a few flat kilometres we reach St. Gilgen again.  On the lakeside promenade it pays to make a stop to enjoy a coffee or an ice cream.

 So we climb strengthened on the last ascent to return to Lake Fuschl again.  Here one can stretch ones legs in the lake or relax with a well-deserved supper and close the day with an unforgettable sunset over Lake Fuschl.

© [Translate to Englisch:] Sonnenuntergang am Fuschlsee (c) H. Kantsperger
[Translate to Englisch:] Sonnenuntergang am Fuschlsee (c) H. Kantsperger

Gravel Bike Holiday with profis:  We love cycling

For the one an EldoRADo, and for the other simply PaRADise.  In order to experience all the advantages of a Gravel Bike Holiday, there are a number of possibilities in the Fuschlsee Region e.g. the Hotel DAS Hintersee in Hintersee as well as Hotel Jakob or the Casa Bicicletta with holiday flatlets in Fuschl am See, who all have individual bike offers and have specialized offers for bike enthusiasts.

Just profit from the ideas and tips to the fantastic Gravel Bike routes, use the guided gravel bike tours of the locals as well as the hire offers with the newest models.  For the bike enthusiastic holiday makers, the Fuschlsee Region is the answer.  We look forward to seeing you here!

© Harry Kantsperger
Harry Kantsperger

Editor: Harry G. Kantsperger

In Fuschl am See, Harry G. Kantsberger at the Casa Bicicletta is your host, bike guide with passion and the best fan of his homeland