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E-biking in the Salzkammergut in Austria on the BergeSeen eTrail

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E-biking in the Salzkammergut in Austria on the BergeSeen eTrail

Mountain Biking Collection by Salzkammergut

10

Tours

43:21 h

392 mi

51,625 ft

Lush green meadows, blue glistening mountain lakes, fantastic views, idyllic alpine pastures, rustic huts, and wonderful trails and paths – the Salzkammergut is known for its beautiful landscape, which you can discover in a whole new way on an e-MTB. The ‘BergeSeen eTrail’ takes you 391 miles (630 km) through this very special region in 10 stages. With 47,570 feet (14,500 m) of altitude difference, the route is quite a challenge, but one which you can easily conquer with the help of an e-bike.

Brand new this year: Get the BergeSeen pass before your trip, collect stamps at all stations along the route and send the completed pass to Salzkammergut Tourismus at the finish! All participants will receive a BergeSeen eTrail bell and also have the chance to win a KTM eMTB and a two-night vacation in the Salzkammergut.

As well as spectacular nature, the Salzkammergut is home to numerous cultural highlights. The Emperor and his wife Sissi spent a lot of time in this region for good reasons. In summer, artists and intellectuals would often holiday in the mountains here. As you ride, you will find traces of the region’s rich history.

There are numerous opportunities to hop off your bike and explore: plunge into a cool swimming lake, marvel at the stunning Dachstein peak, or take a boat trip across Lake Wolfgang. You can also reward yourself with regional specialties such as varied cheeses produced locally, sweet Salzburg dumplings, or ‘Schneeballen’ (snowballs) pastries. After spending the day on your bike, you can relax in the spa towns of Bad Ischl and Bad Goisern.

With spectacular mountains and lakes as well as delicious food, the Salzkammergut is a wonderful place to discover by bike. For an idea of what awaits you there, check out this video:

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Tours & Highlights

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    Etappe 1: von Mondsee nach Fuschl am See – BergeSeen eTrail

    Intermediate
    04:13
    41.2 mi
    9.8 mph
    4,650 ft
    4,075 ft
    Intermediate e-mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The first stage of the BergeSeen eTrails starts in the cozy town of Mondsee with the lake of the same name, on the banks of which you roll along at the beginning. You should definitely stop here, because the panoramic view of the lake with Schafberg, Drachenwand and Schober is unforgettable. Then it

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  • Intermediate
    02:59
    26.6 mi
    8.9 mph
    4,150 ft
    3,750 ft
    Intermediate e-mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The second stage of the BergeSeen eTrail was intentionally relatively short. The route is rather easy to drive and does not pose any technical or physical challenges. On the way you will pass so many beautiful highlights that it would be a shame to simply leave them all to the left. Instead, you can

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  • Difficult
    03:44
    32.3 mi
    8.6 mph
    4,700 ft
    5,500 ft
    Expert e-mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    After a rather quiet second stage, there is a lot to do today: around 52 kilometers, more than 1,400 vertical meters and above all a few crunchy trail and isolated sliding passages challenge you and the battery of your bike equally. Today the Zwölferhorn is waiting for you. The view from there is phenomenal

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  • Difficult
    05:04
    43.8 mi
    8.6 mph
    6,300 ft
    5,650 ft
    Expert e-mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Stage four on the BergeSeen eTrail is technically easy, but it's still a tough one, because 70 kilometers and around 1,890 meters of altitude are a challenge. Good battery management is important for this stage: it is best to take a spare battery or at least a charger. Not that it gets tight in the end

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  • Difficult
    04:31
    39.0 mi
    8.6 mph
    5,300 ft
    5,600 ft
    Expert e-mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Stage 5 of the BergeSeen eTrails is again a small challenge for you and your e-bike with almost 67 kilometers and more than 1,600 meters of altitude. A little planning in advance cannot hurt, so that you can experience an unforgettable day. Before you set off, you should think about the range of your

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  • Intermediate
    04:14
    42.2 mi
    10.0 mph
    4,200 ft
    3,925 ft
    Intermediate e-mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    There are only a few kilometers between the start of the sixth stage on the BergeSeen eTrail in Bad Aussee and your destination in Altaussee. But it is simply too beautiful to connect the two places directly with each other here in the Ausseerland. Instead, a 67-kilometer stage awaits you today, where

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  • Intermediate
    03:44
    30.9 mi
    8.3 mph
    4,800 ft
    5,650 ft
    Intermediate e-mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Stage 7 is only around 50 kilometers long, but so packed with beautiful, exciting and impressive highlights that it will not be difficult for you to be busy all day. It starts before the tour really starts: How about a refreshing dip in Lake Altaussee?

    

    A short time later, the next “temptation” is waiting

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  • Difficult
    04:52
    46.6 mi
    9.6 mph
    5,000 ft
    4,825 ft
    Expert e-mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Stage 8 of the BergeSeen eTrails is quite a challenge. In addition to the distance and the height meters, a few technical uphill sections will require you, for which you need a little fitness and skill. It may well be that you sometimes have to push a piece. But that is also part of an adventure in the

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  • Difficult
    05:35
    48.4 mi
    8.7 mph
    6,550 ft
    6,600 ft
    Expert e-mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    As stage 8 ended, the ninth begins: technically demanding. This stage includes two downhill trails and two challenging ascents. A nice challenge for experienced drivers, less experienced refine their driving technique or just push a bit.

    

    But at first the stage starts very relaxed. On a bike path with

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  • Difficult
    04:25
    41.3 mi
    9.4 mph
    6,025 ft
    6,025 ft
    Expert e-mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The last stage of the BergeSeen eTrails pulls out all the stops and shows you what the Salzkammergut has to offer. The route includes a beautiful lake at the start and end. Garnished with alpine pastures, panoramic views, a deep gorge and all the culinary side effects, you will once again experience

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    392 mi
  • Duration
    43:21 h
  • Elevation
    51,625 ft

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