• Zauchensee GRAVEL

Duration 3h 25min
Length 39.83km
Max Altitude 1353m
Ascent 778m
descent 778m
A dreamlike gravel bike tour like it is written in the book. Super asphalt, forest and gravel paths lead to the World Cup resort of Zauchensee.
Very often you can hear Altenmarkt and Zauchensee in one breath. And it is precisely these two places that our MTB route connects. The route is easily explained: you always ride in a south-southeast direction into the Zauchbach Valley. Alternating between asphalt and gravel, except for a short stretch after Gasthof Neuhäusl, where you ride along Zauchenseestraße, you are always away from traffic. Mostly shady in the woods, always close to the Zauchbach stream, we ride up a gentle gradient towards Zauchensee. Only the last two hairpin bends are a little steeper and a little rougher from the ground, otherwise the almost 600 metre difference in altitude is relatively easy to master. You leave the forest directly at the idyllic lake that gives the tour its name and get a clear view of the wonderful mountain panorama of Zauchensee, the destination of our tour.
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Start at Flachau Tourismus - across the main road out of town and at the restaurant Hoagascht turn right and immediately left into the Ennsradweg - follow the signposted cycle path along the river "Enns" towards Reitdorf and on to Altenmarkt - at the next junction turn into Brunnbauerngasse and before the church turn left (across Schattauergasse) towards Zauchensee - follow the road approx. 3 km in the direction of Zauchensee - turn right after the "Gloner" camping site and immediately left again onto Zauchenseestraße. Shortly before the Hochbifangbahn valley station, turn right over the bridge and immediately left onto the gravel road - on mostly gravel roads, which run parallel to the asphalt road, it goes by a moderate climb to the turning point of the tour to Zauchensee - via Zauchenseestraße it leads back to Altenmarkt. At Hotel Alpenland turn left into Feuersangweg and continue towards Winterbauer. From here it goes downhill and via the Ennsradweg again back to the starting point in Flachau.

Before each ride, check that your gravel bike is in good working order and inform yourself about the weather in advance. Wearing a helmet is also recommended for your own safety.

The basic equipment of a gravel biker includes:

  • Protective equipment and suitable clothing
  • Refreshments for in-between
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen or rain protection if necessary
  • Mobile phone

Parking possibilities are available at the center of Flachau (BBF-Center & Minigolf).

From the end of June to the beginning of October, the Sportweltbus is the ideal shuttle and return service for your bike tours in the entire region (Salzburg Sportwelt & Obertauern). With the Flachau Summer Card you can use the Sportweltbus for only Euro 1.00 per person and route. Children under 6 years of age even travel free!

You can find more information at: https://www.flachau.com/en/summer/

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