• Forstauwinkl-Tour (SW 12)

Duration 6h
Length 61.47km
Max Altitude 1390m
Ascent 1100m
descent 1100m
Long mountain bike tour into the almost untouched forest valley.
From Flachau, take the Ennsradweg in the direction of Radstadt, from where you now enter the signposted route (SW 12). The first few kilometres to Forstau are now covered on asphalt roads and almost 300m are overcome. After a casual descent, you will reach Forstau and take the forest path, which will lead you to the end of the valley to Forstauwinkl. For very demanding bikers the path will be almost a little bit too flat, others will enjoy exactly that, as it never gets really steep and you can enjoy the landscape and nature to the full. Arrived at the beautiful valley head, two excellent rest stops invite you to linger. (For ambitious bikers there is the possibility to ride up to the Oberhütte and the lake of the same name on a very demanding route - attention! Only for really experienced bikers). The same route then leads via Forstau back to Radstadt, where you re-enter the Ennsradweg and follow it back to Flachau.
Best season

More informations

Start at Flachau Tourismus - over the bridge and then left in the direction of the miniature golf course - follow the signposted Ennsradweg in the direction of Altenmarkt and further in the direction of Radstadt - in Radstadt past the grammar school - at km 12.8 turn right at the sawmill - past the Pirnbacher and Billa supermarket - at the following roundabout turn left (3rd exit) in the direction of Forstau - approx. 4 km moderately ascending on country road towards Forstau - exit towards Forstau - in the center of Forstau turn right towards Vögeialm - gentle ascent towards the end of the valley to Vögeialm - past the Winklalm a gravel road begins after 100 meters - at the coming fork keep left towards Vögeialm - return to Forstau via the same route - continue to Radstadt and from there again via the Ennsradweg back to Flachau

Check the functionality of your mountain bike before each ride and inform yourself in about the current weather on site. For your own safety, we recommend to wear a helmet.

A mountainbiker's basic equipment:

  • protective gear
  • enough to drink and eat for inbetween
  • sunglasses, optionally sun cream or rain cover
  • mobile phone

Parking space near the starting point.

From June to September, the Sportweltbus is the ideal shuttle service for your bike tours in the entire region (Flachau, Wagrain-Kleinarl, St. Johann-Alpendorf, Radstadt, Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Eben, Filzmoos, Obertauern, Großarl & Hüttschlag).

With the Flachau Summer Card you can use the Sportweltbus for only Euro 1,00 per person and route. Children under 6 years travel free!

More information at: https://www.flachau.com/en/more/information/sportweltbus.html

Further connections: www.salzburg-verkehr.at

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