Close 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).

© Gravel biking through the eternal wall (Ewige Wand) in Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt (photo: Erwin Haiden,
With the gravel bike you can drive through the most famous Salzkammergut MTB Trophy passage, the eternal wall (Ewige Wand). (photo: Erwin Haiden,

Salzkammergut MTB Trophy
on the gravel bike

© Gravel biking on gravel roads (photo: Erwin Haiden,
With the Gravel Bike you can drive on gravel roads as well as asphalt roads. (photo: Erwin Haiden,
© Gravel biking on the street (photo: Erwin Haiden,
 Gravel biking combines the best of mountain biking with the best of road biking. (photo: Erwin Haiden,

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