Gravel bike tour through the Weißenbach valley
- Suitable for families
- Suitable for groups
- culinary interesting
With the gravel bike through the Weißenbach valley in Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt and then up to the Eternal Wall ("Ewige Wand"). There are also places to stop for a bite to eat with hearty delicacies and a fantastic panorama. This bike experience in the Dachstein Salzkammergut awaits you in a cosy atmosphere and off the beaten track with your gravel bike.
With the Gravel Bike through the famous Eternal Wall (Ewige Wand)
The Dachstein Salzkammergut is an ideal area for gravel biking, a dense network of cleared forest roads, fantastic views, crisp descents and cosy refreshments with hearty delicacies. The routes were designed by the head of the Salzkammergut Mountain Bike Trophy, Bernhard Höll, who has been a passionate and infected gravel biker for years. He knows the advantages of gravel biking in the Dachstein Salzkammergut and knows all the routes that are perfectly suited for the off-road race bike.
Parking for the Gravel Bike Tour
At the parking "Mitte" you can park your car for free. Alternatively there are parking spaces behind the HAND.WERK.HAUS. Salzkammergut, railway station Bad Goisern or at the parking lot Stampfl. From all parking spaces you can enter the gravel bike tour through the Weißenbach valley within one minute.
Gravel biking in Bad Goisern - the route
The round begins at the parking lot Bad Goisern "Mitte". When passing the tourist office, please push the bike for the sake of the residents. A short detour to the office is worthwhile, we are happy to answer any questions and provide insider tips of the tour!
You start at the street "Obere Marktstraße" and bike to the crossing with the big linden tree. At the crossroads, turn right to the Protestant church, pass over the "Traun bridge", then right past the Guesthouse Mörtlmühle and then right again. Along the Traun it goes some hundred meters up to the Health Center Hanuschhof, behind the Hanuschhof a quiet community road leads you up to the Weißenbach valley.
Here is the first opportunity for a stop at the inn Weißenbachwirt, if you decide to continue driving, there will be the opportunity again later. After a few meters you reach the fork in the road to Chorinsky-Klause.
On the left you can expect fewer ascents but more rapid descents, on the right more ascents but gentler descents. Choose what suits you best. Beside the driving there are some highlights like the Chorinsky-Klause, a shady forest, the Brunntal Alm and views to the Eternal Wall ("Ewige Wand"). After this pleasure loop you will pass the inn Weißenbachwirt again, after a stop or further drive the route leads us through the grounds of the locksmith Deubler and then along the cycle path to Lauffen along the Traun.
On to the gravel bike tour highlight Eternall Wall ("Ewige Wand")
In Lauffen you drive over the Traun bridge and through the place of pilgrimage to the district of Anzenau, after the museum "Anzenaumühle" a forest road leads left up to the Eternal Wall! The Eternall Wall is a "shared trail" where mountain bikers, e-mtb bikers, hikers, climbers and much more meet. But since the view of the Lake Hallstatt, Dachstein Krippenstein and Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt is so beautiful, there is no reason to drive through here quickly. Especially with the two tunnels caution is advised. After the Eternal Wall it goes through the forest up to the Rathlucken hut where a further stop is also very worthwhile.
From the Rathlucken hut it goes briefly up before the tour leads us rapidly on the panorama road back down again into the valley to Bad Goisern. In the valley after the Moserwirt you drive left into the Kirchengasse, through the passage at the tourist office (please push again) to the starting point at the parking lot "Mitte".
Experience the 360 degree live panorama of Bad Goisern....
- culinary interesting
- Board possible
- Riding technique: medium
We recommend to start the tour at the parking "Mitte" in Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt.
Exit Thalgau via federal road B158 towards Bad Ischl, in Bad Ischl drive onto Salzkammergut Street B145 towards Bad Goisern, just before the roundabout turn right to the parking "Mitte"
Exit Regau via federal road Salzkammergut street B145 towards Gmunden and Bad Ischl to Bad Goisern, just before the roundabout turn right to the parking "Mitte"
Exit Liezen via federal road B320, in Trautenfels drive onto Salzkammergut street B145 towards Bad Goisern, shortly after the roundabout turn left to the parking "Mitte"
Tauern motorway to exit "Eben im Pongau", via B166 Pass Gschütt federal road through Gosau, at the Gosaumühle junction turn towards Bad Goisern, shortly after the roundabout turn left to the parking "Mitte"
Attnang-Puchheim - Stainach-Irdning lines
stop train station Bad Goisern, from there about 600 m away
Bus 542 (Bad Ischl - Gosausee)
stop Bad Goisern Mitte/B145
Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at https://www.oebb.at/en/ (train) and https://www.postbus.at/en (bus).
- Parking space: 50
- Parking area for disabled: 2
- Bus parking space: 5
- Suitable for groups
- Suitable for teenagers
- Suitable for seniors
- Suitable for single travelers
- Suitable for friends
- Suitable for couples
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4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee
Phone +43 5 95095 - 10
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