Around the Höllengebirge - Mountainbiketour
The bike path 100er Ring is closed from 16.07.2019 to probably 31.07.2019 due to the reconditioning of snow damages for about 14 days!
ATTENTION! The bike path 100er Ring is closed from 16.07.2019 to probably 31.07.2019 due to the reconditioning of snow damages for about 14 days. All other routes are normally passable!
Around the Höllen mountain range with the mountain bike. Either from Steinbach am Attersee or from Ebensee.
From the village center Steinbach the road leads us high above the shore of the Attersee to Forstamt, where we have to descend to the B152. In Weißenbach, however, our path branches off to the left after the Hotel Post into the valley of the same name. We can leave the federal road together with the cycle track R15 after approx. 500 meters, because the bike path was created a few years ago here on its own track. This is the way to a comfortable wheeled gravel road along the Weißenbach, which invites you to a refreshing bath in the summer, upstream, before we have to change back to the road after about 6 km. (Further expansion of the R15 to Bad Ischl is planned). A little later, the waterside of the flat Weißenbach valley is reached, and we quickly descend to the valley of the river Traun. Here, however, we do not choose the R2 direction Ebensee along the federal road, but drive a short distance on the right upstream and then on a bridge that is already clearly visible over the river Traun. On low-traffic side roads and gravel roads (signposted Trans-Salzkammergut) it is always on the right of the river and the railway line as far as Lahnstein, where we change the side and from there together with the R2 via Plankau Ebensee, where a rest is offered before the much more demanding second part of the Hellbirge circumnavigation.
In the center of Ebensee, turn left towards Langbathseen and we reach the valley station of the Feuerkogel cable car. After a further 4 km on the Landesstraße we turn left signage Langbathseen-Runde to a gravel road, which leads us over wavy terrain to the idyllically situated Langbathseen. The back of the two lakes can also be circumnavigated before the first real downhill climb, the ascent to Lueg (830m) awaits us. From there on, the unique trail section of the round become shortly very rocky downhill (eventualy pushing) and following an enjoyable departure to the Großalm-Straße
Conditionally weaker bikers can shorten from here over the Taferlklause on the Landessstraße. All the others drive briefly towards Neukirchen, before the signage points sharply to the left into the valley of the Weidensbach. First gentle ascending, but then crisp and strenuous it goes on good gravel 300 meters to the saddle of the Praterstern at 907 meters, the highlight of the tour. From there, at a rapid pace, down to the main road and then from the Kienklause down the old Landesstrasse through the wild-romantic Kienbach valley until we reach the Lake Attersee again. From there it is only 1 km and a last short climb to the village center of Steinbach.
- Riding technique: medium
- Suitable for friends
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a.Pedestrians have the right of way: We are accommodating and friendly to pedestrians and hikers. Upon encountering these fellow travellers, we alert them by using the bicycle bell and slowly overtake them. We avoid paths with heavy pedestrian traffic altogether. Take nature into account: We do not leave refuse behind.
b.The braking distance should be half of the total distance visible: We ride at a controlled pace, are ready to brake and maintain a braking distance half as long as the total distance visible, especially in curves, because we always have to count on obstacles on the path. Damage to the path, stones, branches, wood piles, grazing livestock, cattle grids, barriers, tractor-type forestry machines and authorised vehicles pose dangers that we need to be ready for.
c.Don’t drink and drive!: Do not drink alcohol when mountain biking. Take care at stop-off points (dealing with bike racks, dirty shoes or clothing).
It is obligatory to provide first aid!
d.Marked routes, closed paths and blockades: Keep to the marked routes, observe the blockades and accept that these roads are primarily for agricultural and forestry use!
Blockades can often not be avoided and are in your own interest. Biking beyond the intended path and outside of opening times is punishable and turns us into illegal bikers.
e.We are guests in the forest and behave accordingly, including vis-à-vis forestry and hunting staff. Whilst mountain biking, mobile telephones and music players are forbidden! Biking requires your full attention.
f.Avoid unnecessary noise. Out of consideration to the animals living in the wild, we only bike during full daylight. As a principle, we always wear our helmet (even when riding uphill)! Don’t forget emergency supplies: We always have a repair set and bandages along.
g.Don’t overestimate your skills: We should not overdo it when it comes to biking technique and physical fitness. Take the level of difficulty posed by the route into consideration and make a precise estimate of your experience and skills as a biker (braking, bell, lights)!
h.Close gates: We approach grazing livestock at a walking pace and close every gate behind us. We should avoid causing escape and panic reactions in the animals. Nothing stands in the way of the fun and athletic challenge in the mountains and forests!
i.Traffic rules: The general traffic rules (StVO) apply for all the mountain biking routes and we adhere to them. Our bike therefore needs to be in perfect technical condition and equipped in line with the traffic rules, including brakes, a bell and lights. We inspect and service our mountain bikes regularly anyway.
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