This time, we start in Mandling. My brother drives us there with our bikes on his bike rack. If you are from out of town, you can arrange a taxi transfer (3000 or +43(0)6457 3000) or plan the trip with an overnight stay in a hut, for example in Radstädter Hütte or in Forstau on Vögeialm alp.
From Forstau, we take a gravel road along the stream into Forstau Winkl before another steep, challenging climb up to Oberhütte am See from Vögeialm alp. I pedal as if in a trance and try my best to keep up with Heli, who is constantly encouraging me on.