Plassen Round Trip
Due to the heavy rainfall during the night from 28 July to 29 July 2019, considerable damage was caused to some of the mountain bike trails in the Inner Salzkammergut. At the moment we advise you to drive on the forest roads with extreme caution. Updates will follow.
Due to the wind-thrown damage at the end of October 2018 and the snow-pressure and avalanche damage in the winter of 2019, forest roads approved for use by ÖBfAG and above all forest harvesters in the 2019 season will be expected to suffer in the long term. Furthermore, in the course of these operations plan damage and longer-lasting wood storage at the forest roads are to be considered. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary this year when cycling to drive at the speed on "half view".
Tour and route information
- Starting place: 4824 Gosau
- Starting point: tourist info
- Destination: 4824 Gosau
- Destination: tourist info
Most economical season:
The Plassen Runde is a classic among the mountain bike tours in the Salzkammergut. The Schäferalm, the Vorderer Grubenalm and the Rossalm managed in the summer are the first highlights on the Plassen round. It follows a descent to the romantic Hallstatt before it goes uphill again to Gosau.
The highlight of the Plassen round:
The great feeling when you arrived after the crunchy climbs of the mountain bike tour at the highest point, the Durchgangsalm!
With the Plassen Runde mountain biker awaits us a crisp day tour in the Dachstein Salzkammergut. Two variants are available - either we drive directly to the climbs or even before a loop and admire the Gosausee including Dachstein. Around 1500 hm strong is the Plassen round. Some highlights happen on the 47 km. These definitely include the Rossalm, the Dachstein, the Plassen, the waterfalls in the Echerntal and the famous Hallstatt. Maybe you still discover one or the other personal highlight that has escaped us so far?
Option 1: Start Tourist Office Gosau. We drive to Gosaubach and further up to Steiner mill. There in several curves upwards on the gravel forest road in some huts Rossalm past direction (A trip to Plankensteinalm is worthwhile) on the forest we go down in Echerntal (asphalt beginning) to Hallstatt. There, on the main road to the intersection Hallstatt Gosaumühle. Turn left and then left again on the old way. This leads up short again and rejoins the main road. We go there until the place Gosau (Klaushof) and turn left and drive on a narrow road keeping right on the Vital Hotel back to our starting point.
Option 2: Start Tourist Office Gosau. Skip to Gosaubach. there on the right bank along to Hintertal and up to the front Gosausee. Links cautious then leads the forest up to the intersection and Grubenalm Weire towards Rossalm (contemplation is worthwhile) as in the variant 1. Great panorama on Gosaukamm in the driveway. (Ident with Dachsteinrunde Black)
Caution on part of the track "Strähnhag"; very steep terrain; Risk of falling; recommended stay.
Mountain Rescue: 140
With the Plassen Runde the mountain biker can expect a crisp day tour in the Dachstein Salzkammergut. Two variants are available - either you go directly to the climbs or even before a loop and admires the Gosausee including Dachsten. Around 1500 hm strong is the Plassrunde. Some highlights will happen to you on the 47 km. These definitely include the Rossalm, the Dachstein, the waterfalls in the Echerntal and the famous Hallstatt. Maybe you still discover one or the other personal highlight that has escaped us so far?
The great feeling when you after the crisp rise at the highest point, the Durchgangsalm, arrived!
Tour - Details
- Riding technique: difficult
Accessibility / arrival
- Parking space: 5
Parking feesno parking fees
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
This tour is, depending on the weather, drivable from June till September.
- Suitable for groups
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Length: 47.2 km
Metres of altitude: 1486m