Why gravel biking?
Gravel biking combines the best of road biking and mountain biking. The ratio of the road bike combined with tires that also allow riding on forest roads. This offers maximum flexibility especially when biking in the Dachstein Salzkammergut. Shortly on a national road and then quickly turn to one of the many power places, which you find along the dense forest road network.
Am I slower with the gravel bike than with the normal road bike?
Yes, gravel bikes are a bit slower on the road due to the profile and wider tires as well as more weight. The time difference is about 10 % - 13 %. So there is more time to enjoy the nature and landscape of the Dachstein Salzkammergut.
Bikeboard.at has tested the gravel bike routes in our region. Here you can read the full story "Mit dem Gravelbike im Salzkammergut" (only available in German).
What is a gravel bike?
A gravel bike is an all-terrain road bike. With a gravel bike you have the possibility to ride on gravel roads. Gravel bikes are based on cyclocross bikes, known from the cross-country scene. For gravel bikers, we have created our own gravel bike routes in Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt, Gosau at Dachstein, Hallstatt and Obertraun.
What are the advantages of a gravel bike?
- More comfortable sitting position
- Quiet driving on gravel roads away from heavy traffic
- Flexible use (forest roads, cross country, winter)
- More safety thanks to disc brakes on the gravel roads
- Ideal touring bike
- Ideal as Commuter