Get ready for Europe's longest Flow Country Trail in Bad Kleinkirchheim
Mid-July 2019, the time has finally come: the new 10 mile (15.9 km) long Flow Country Trail in Bad Kleinkirchheim will open to bikers! The start of the trail is located in the middle of the alpine world of the Nockberge mountains at the Laiserburghbahn mountain station, 2,055 meters above sea level. From the start point, the route heads downhill on a fixed gravel track, that includes steep bends, drops, and bumps. The trail stretches over 10 miles (15.9 km) with an average gradient of 8 percent and a total altitude difference of almost 1,000 meters. Resting and relaxation areas along the trail offer the perfect opportunity to take wonderful breaks with a view over the southern Alpine world. To make your rides even more memorable, you can combine the routes and trails to explore more of the region.
The entire Bad Kleinkirchheim bike region offers a lot of variety. In total, the bike route network consists of 465 miles (750 km) of trails for all ability levels. The altitude difference is 2,300 meters of downhill and 1,000 meters of uphill. The five nature single trails, of varying difficulty levels, are especially popular. However, before you go on one of the nature single trails, it is recommended that beginners and less experienced bikers, should first try one of the region's practice courses and develop their technical skills there.
In Bad Kleinkircheim, you can travel all the way from the summit to the lake - a truly unique trait of the region. Some of nature's single trails and bike routes lead directly to the Bikers Lounge on the shores of the beautiful Brennsee lake. After an eventful day on the bike, you can jump straight into the clear waters of the lake for a refreshing dip.
The construction of Europe's longest Flow Country Trail is supported by the Federal Government, the Federal States and the European Union (LE 14-20):
The Nock / Bike introductory tour for bikers and e-bike beginners leads over the Klamberg into the Feldpannalm and over Kolmnock and Obertweng. The stay on the Feldpannalm with the most diverse specialties of the Carinthian farm kitchen is worthwhile. The "Bikerbrunnen" in Obertweng provides a small shower and quenches the thirst.Starting point of the tour is Feld am See. First, it is relatively steep on asphalt roads over the Klamberg uphill. After a short, very steep stretch in front of the tollbooth, you drive moderately on a gravel road towards Feldpannalm. After a good snack in one of the huts in the Alm, it goes on the scenic very beautiful (and easy to drive) Bachweg over Obertweng back into the valley.Tip: Use the village well in Feld am See and the "Bikerbrunnen" in Obertweng to refresh and enjoy the magnificent views of the lake district and the Nockberge.Starting point:
Field at the lake, village squareRoute:
Field at the lake / Feldpannalm / Klamberg / Obertweng / field at the lakeBy the way: Now it's official - starting in May 2018, the construction of Europe's longest Flow Country Trail in the Nock-Bike Region Bad Kleinkirchheim begins. The trail will open in the summer of 2019.
On this tour you follow the tracks of the World Cup downhill course "Carinthia-Franz Klammer". You start in Bad Kleinkirchheim from the Maibrunn parking lot. Via the Maibrunn Forstweg you come to the Unterwirt Hüttn and on to the Maibrunn mountain station. After that, it gets very steep for a short time - take it easy, slide a piece and enjoy the beautiful view.Apropos: There are a lot of them up here. You continue towards straw-top station and leaves the beautiful reservoir pond on the right. Past the Rossalm Hut you come to the Kaiserburg forest road, which brings you down to the middle station and further towards the valley to the starting point.Tip:
As a variation, you can turn right underneath the Maibrunn mountain station from the Maibrunn Forstweg, drive up to the Kolmnock summit at 1,900 meters and then enjoy the "Maibrunntrail" along the ridge to the Maibrunn mountain station. Attention: On this tour are sliding distances, please note signs!Starting point:
Bad Kleinkirchheim, Maibrunn car park
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On this tour, a wonderful summit experience awaits you at the top of the straw bag and some beautiful trail passages (easy to moderate). The driveway to the Kaiserburg can also be done by the Kaiserburgbahn.After the start at the Maibrunn parking lot, it goes up the Maibrunnenweg (first asphalt to the Hotel Kirchheimerhof, then continue on forest roads). At the fork in the road, keep left with two barriers and continue to Kaiserburg Mittelstation. Here you have the first refreshment.Continue to the Kaiserburg mountain station or the Rossalm hut, which is closed in the summer. Past the storage pond straw sack, it's now steeply over the runway to Maibrunnhütte (singletrack easy-medium).Climb over the fence (follow the signs) and follow the forest path into the Feldpannalm, where there are plenty of opportunities for a break. Now follow the toll road for Feld am See, at the first possibility follow the signs to the right. On a tractor way you now roll through the forest (single trail easy) to the first farms. Here begins the gravel road, which later becomes above Obertweng back to the forest path, which brings you back to Bad Kleinkirchheim.Attention: short technically very demanding passage in front of Bad Kleinkirchheim (you may have to push here).Starting point:
Bad Kleinkirchheim, Maibrunn car parkRoute: Start in Bad Kleinkirchheim at Maibrunn Parking / Restaurant Groar Chaste / Kaiserburg / Strohsack-Gipfel / Feldpannalm / Klamberg and Obertweng / Starting point in Bad Kleinkirchheim.
Here you can expect a short, easy to moderate tour from Lake Brennsee at Feld am See to the thermal baths in Bad Kleinkirchheim. The tour can of course be started either in Feld am See or Bad Kleinkirchheim and connected with various Nock / Bike tours.The description and signage refers to Feld am See as a starting point. From Feld am See you start on the asphalt road in the direction of Obertweng. There it goes past the Bonsai Museum and under a courtyard through to a crossroads (200 meters after the passage). Take the path to the right and follow the signs to Bad Kleinkirchheim. Shortly before Bad Kleinkirchheim comes a short, technically difficult passage - you may prefer to push the bike here. After the tour, we can highly recommend a visit to the two spas in Bad Kleinkirchheim.Starting point:
Field at the lake, village squareRoute:
Field at the lake / Obertweng / Bad Kleinkirchheim
Lakes, streams, springs, spas - on this tour you will experience first hand the abundance of water of the Nockberge. You enjoy breathtaking panoramic views and are always accompanied by the element of water - in many different ways: the lake, water activities, a waterfall, springs, streams, Maibrunn, thermal baths, the Bikerbrunnen or the Fischkulinarium. It does not matter if you start in Feld am See or Bad Kleinkirchheim, our description starts in Feld am See.Starting point of the tour is Feld am See. First it goes relatively steeply on tarmac roads over the Klamberg uphill. After a short, very steep stretch in front of the tollbooth, it then goes moderately on a gravel road towards Feldpannalm. How about a little break here? Numerous refreshments invite in any case.Strengthened it goes on. In Feldpannalpe keep left towards Rieserhütte and follow the signs. At the following fork in the road, turn left towards Rieserhütte, turn right here and follow the dirt road to Maibrunnhütte. Here you can expect a short sliding passage - take it easy and see it as a chance to enjoy the great view in peace.The following dirt road leads you back to the valley to Bad Kleinkirchheim. Here you should not miss a break in the beautiful Unterwirthütte, which is really worthwhile. In Bad Kleinkirchheim just before the confluence with the main road, you turn left towards the restaurant "Einkehr" - perhaps a good keyword? Follow the signs and turn left before the stream. Follow this path to Obertweng. Here's another little technical challenge waiting for you, maybe you'd rather push. After that you did it. Refresh yourself in Obertweng at the "Biker Brunnen" before going back to Feld am See on the road. Eating fish in Feld am See is the crowning glory of a real "water-rich tour".Starting point:
Field at the lake, village squareRoute: Feld am See / Feldpannalm / Maibrunn hut / Bad Kleinkirchheim Bach / Obertweng / field at the lake
On this tour you can expect a beautiful panoramic view of the Rosennock and the surrounding Nockberge as well as a challenging ascent, but which leads over a forest track and is easy to drive. This tour is the flagship of the diverse Nock / Bike tour offer with everything your biker's heart desires. From Bad Kleinkirchheim / Bach the route leads over the Bachweg to St. Oswald up to the Spitzeck and on to the Brunachalm until the destination at the Oswalder Bockhötte is reached. It leads through the middle of the beautiful mountains, so it may be that you have to push here and there times (please note the signs). There are also some gates, please always close them after you have passed them.Starttpunkt:
Bad Kleinkirchheim, BachRoute:
Start Bad Kleinkirchheim / Bach - Aigen / Obertschern - Staudach / St. Oswald / Brunnach Alm - St. Oswalder Bock hut
"From mountain to lake" is the motto of this attractive trail, which starts with a wonderful panoramic view and is a great alternative for the descent from Feldpannalpe back to Bad Kleinkirchheim / Feld am See. The entry takes place directly in the Feldpannalm at 1,500 meters and leads to the toll booth at 1,000 meters. The trail runs mainly in the forest, is technically demanding, rooty and sometimes stony. You drive over a straightforward, uncompromising sunken road - a full load of mountain bike fun! If you want to save the driveway, you can take the ride on the Kaiserburgbahn.Facts:
2.8 kilometers long, 500 meters in depth (up to 5.8 kilometers in the valley and 750 meters in depth), level of difficulty: red / black (S 2)
This natural trail spoils you with a fantastic view in the upper area. The single trail with medium difficulty begins at the Rossalm hut at 1,900 meters below the Kaiserburg mountain station and ends in the Feldpannalm. He leads the entire Feldpannbach course along. You can expect a narrow alpine meadow path, by livestock and deep, the lower part alternates with grassy areas and rocky trails. The trail leads through pasture grazing areas, please take care of animals and hikers and remember that you close the pasture gate again (there are two fences to climb and a gate).Facts:
2.8 kilometers, 390 meters in depth, level of difficulty: red (S 1,5)Starting point:
Rossalm hut at 1,900 meters. The driveway to the Kaiserburg can also be done with the Kaiserburgbahn.
The Maibrunn Trail is a beautiful, rather simple, flowiger nature trail, mainly on forest and meadow paths with a few shallow root passages. The single trail leads from the summit of the Kolmnock on 1,850 meters along the ridge to the east to the Maibrunn mountain station (1,750 meters). The trail leads through a pasture area with two fence crossings. Please be nice to the cattle.Starting point:
1.8 kilometers, 100 meters in depth, level of difficulty: blue / red (S 0-1)
A charming trail along the Feldpannbach with varied vegetation is waiting for you here. The trail starts in the upper part as a cart track with loose, stony ground. Afterwards in the lower part it leads over meadow and forest ground, some passages alternate with gravel, wet underground and switchbacks. The entrance is shortly below the Feldpannalm at about 1,400 meters altitude, the trail then follows the course of Feldpann-Bach. If you just want to enjoy the descent, you can be chauffeured by the Kaiserburgbahn on the mountain.Facts:
3.1 kilometers, 480 meters in depth, level of difficulty: red (S 1)