The UNESCO World Heritage region Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut is an ideal area for gravel biking, a dense network of approved forest roads, fantastic views, crisp descents and cozy refreshments with hearty delicacies. The tracks were designed by the course director of the Salzkammergut Mountain Bike Trophy Bernhard Höll - for years passionate and infected Gravel Biker. He knows the advantages of Gravel Biking in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region and knows all the routes that are perfect for the road bike suitable for off-road use.
But now lets jump up on the bike. The start is at the car park Bad Goisern Mitte where you can park your car for free. Alternatively, there are parking spaces behind the Hand.Werk.Haus.Salzkammergut, train station Bad Goisern or at the curling hall Stampfl. All parking places where you can get into the Gravel Bike circuit through the Weißenbach within a minute.
The round starts at the parking lot Mitte in Bad Goisern. When passing through the tourist office please push the bike, big thanks from the residents for that! A quick detour to the office is worth it, we are happy to answer your questions and provide insider tips! Right off we go on the Upper Market Street to the intersection with the large linden tree. At the intersection, turn right to the Protestant church, past the Traunbrücke, then right at the Mörtelmühle and then right again. Along the Traun, it takes a few hundred meters to the Hanuschhof, past the Hanuschhof there leads you a quiet municipal road to the Weißenbachtal.
Here is the first opportunity for a stop at Weißenbachwirt, if you decide to drive on, there will be another opportunity later. After a few meters you will reach the fork to the Chorinsky Klause.
At the left route you can expect fewer increases and faster descents, right side more increases for gentler descents. Choose what you prefer. In addition to the driver, here are some highlights, the Chorinsky Klause, a shady forest, the Brunntal Alm and views of the Eternal Wall. After this enjoyment loop, you will pass the Weißenbachwirt again. After a stop or drive on, the route will take us through the grounds of the "Schlosserei Deubler" and then along the cycle path to "Laufen an der Traun".
On to the Gravel Bike Tour Highlight Eternal Wall
In Lauffen we drive over the Traunbrücke and through the place of pilgrimage to the district Anzenau, after the Anzenaumühle a forest road leads up to the Eternal Wall! The Eternal Wall is a shared trail for mountain bikers, e-MTB bikers, hikers, climbers and more. But since the view is so beautiful on the Hallstättersee, Krippenstein and Bad Goisern there is no reason to drive through quickly. Especially with the two tunnels caution is required. After the Eternal Wall it goes through the forest to Rathlucken hut where a further stop is also very worthwhile.
From Rathluckenhütte it goes up briefly before the tour leads us rapidly on the scenic road back down to the valley to Bad Goisern. In the valley after the Moserwirt you turn left into the church lane and again at the passage at the tourist office until you are back at the starting point at the parking lot Bad Goisern Mitte.