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On the Trans National Park route through the Kalkalpen

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On the Trans National Park route through the Kalkalpen

Mountain Biking Collection by Ben

4-7

days

3-5 h

/ day

146 mi

23,650 ft

21,800 ft

Bizarre rocky worlds, breathtaking views, raging mountain streams, crisp cliffs and rustic alpine huts. This national park is uniquely beautiful. And right in the middle of it is a well-developed network of perfectly constructed nature and forest roads. 450 kilometres of enjoyment spread over 11,500 metres of altitude. Welcome to the Limestone Alps.

We present 8 tours, which together form a kind of "All you can ride" buffet for alpine bikers. You have free choice. You can cycle until you drop over in a 450-kilometre circuit, which you can spread out over 8 days, according to our suggested tours. But you can also take it easy, keep the lap a little shorter and make a 5-day tour out of it. Or you can drive the stages one by one and use the time available to enjoy and explore the great area without a bike. You can choose whether you want to stay at the comfortable Sternehotel or whether you prefer a rustic alpine hut to luxury. You can choose whether you want to explore the Limestone Alps on your own or whether you prefer to go on an organized tour including a guide and luggage transport. You even have a choice where you start. Almost all stage locations are easily accessible, even by train. Did we promise too much? Your most difficult task is to create your perfect Limestone Alps menu.

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Trans Nationalpark

146 mi

23,650 ft

21,825 ft

Last updated: January 6, 2022

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    04:34
    31.8 mi
    7.0 mph
    4,000 ft
    3,775 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You start your Trans National Park adventure from Steyr. The historic city, which is a popular excursion destination due to its beautiful old town and its location on the rivers Enns and Steyr, can be easily reached by train from Linz.

    

    After a short tour of discovery through Steyr, you leave the city

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  • Difficult
    04:50
    28.3 mi
    5.9 mph
    4,600 ft
    3,850 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The second stage of the Trans National Park takes you through the wild and lonely landscape of the Kalkalpen National Park. With almost 1,500 meters of altitude on 45 kilometers, you will often need the small gears of your bike today. Despite the remoteness of the area, you will find huts along the route

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  • Difficult
    03:41
    24.5 mi
    6.7 mph
    3,700 ft
    4,000 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On today's stage you follow lonely paths through the Kalkalpen National Park at the beginning before you reach Styria. In total, around 40 kilometers and 1,100 meters in altitude on forest roads and asphalt sections await you.

    

    From Windischgarsten you first follow a side road and then a forest path to

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  • Difficult
    04:16
    27.4 mi
    6.4 mph
    4,650 ft
    4,625 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    On the stage from St. Gallen to Palfau you will again discover wonderful corners of the Gesäuse National Park alpine region and a lot of peace and seclusion. After starting in St. Gallen, orient yourself north towards the river Enns and then follow the side road to a crossroads, where you turn onto a

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  • Difficult
    02:27
    13.5 mi
    5.5 mph
    3,000 ft
    3,000 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Today's stage has almost 1,000 meters in altitude again, but at 21 kilometers it is quite short and there is a reason: On the one hand, it is quite appropriate to take it a little more comfortably on the fifth day of the Trans National Park and on the other hand you come Today past the Nothklamm, which

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  • Difficult
    03:26
    20.7 mi
    6.0 mph
    3,675 ft
    2,575 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The last stage is a worthy finale of the Trans National Park, ending in Johnsbach, in the heart of the Gesäuse National Park. Spectacular mountain panoramas, wild water and wonderful gravel paths await you once again.

    

    On the first section from Mooslandl to Hieflau you follow the main road for a bit and

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    146 mi
  • Duration
    23:14 h
  • Elevation
    23,650 ft21,800 ft

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