• Zauchensee-Tour (SW 23)

Duration 3h 15min
Length 36.44km
Max Altitude 1363m
Ascent 660m
descent 660m
Classic mountain bike warm-up tour via Altenmarkt to 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.
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 cycle path along the Enns in the direction of Reitdorf and on to Altenmarkt - at the crossroads in the centre of Altenmarkt (in front of the church) turn right to Zauchensee - follow the road approx. Follow the road for approx. 3 km towards Zauchensee - after the campsite and just before the Hochbifangbahn valley station, turn right over the bridge and immediately left onto the gravel path - on mostly gravel roads which run parallel to the asphalt road, you will reach the turning point of the tour to Zauchensee by a moderate climb - the same route takes you back to the starting point in 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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