Grab your friends and rock the mountain cart downhill!
In summer, the toboggan run up at the Sattelbauer inn transforms into a mountain adventure with a difference
My friends and I are in the starting blocks with the brakes on. Our guide Dixi gives us some final advice and tips on how best to approach the curves. Then, we fasten our helmets and our safety belts. On your marks, get set, go!
For the first few metres, it all feels a little strange. Both brakes – stop! Left-hand brake – drift! Soon, we start to get a feel for the cart – and get faster and faster. "Approach the curves from the outside in", Dixi yells back at us. Tree fly past and I can't stop grinning. The tyres are wide, giving you a good grip for any overtaking manoeuvres. "Approach the curves from the outside in", Dixi yells back at us. Tree fly past and I can't stop grinning.
Whether your speedometer is correct, you can see when the light turns on!
The tyres are wide, giving you a good grip for any overtaking manoeuvres. "Not too fast" – I remember our instructor's words. Arms straining, we approach the finish area, where a (speed?) camera catches us and takes a photo of each driver.
"One more round?"
And it's over. No! "Again?" asks Dixi. And so our shuttle takes us back to the start and we launch ourselves down into the valley for a second time.
Before we set off, though, we take a break and a look around Sattelbauer.
Time out at the mountain inn Sattelbauer
Elated from our burst of speed and full of anticipation for the next run, we re-energise with a snack on the sun terrace, and then we're ready. On your mark, get set, go!