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Where biker hearts beat faster — the Limestone Alps in Pyhrn-Priel

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Where biker hearts beat faster — the Limestone Alps in Pyhrn-Priel

Bike Touring Collection by Pyhrn-Priel

12

Tours

57:15 h

451 mi

52,450 ft

Whether you are looking for a leisurely bike ride, an exciting mountain bike route or a challenging road bike course — the Pyhrn-Priel holiday region will make your bikings heart beat faster. As varied as the routes in this Collection are, they all have one thing in common: incredible mountain views of the Pyhrn-Priel region in Upper Austria.

You will find the right cycle path to suit you in Pyhrn-Priel, a popular cycling destination. If you are traveling with children, you can ride the Enghagenrunde circuit or Aurunde circuit with the whole family. On the Steyr Valley Cycle Path or the Kalkalpen National Park Cycle Path, you can enjoy the uniquely beautiful landscapes and charming places in the region.

If you are looking for more action, the mountain bike routes, such as the Nationalpark-Kalkalpen-Langfirst-Tour or the Oberwenger Panoramarunde circuit, offer an exhilarating ride. If racing is more your thing, the Pyhrn-Priel region has various routes complete with altitude meters and smooth roads such as the Pyhrn-Priel Panorama Tour or the 3-Pass Tour.

In this Collection, you will discover twelve different routes in Pyhrn-Priel to suit all types of riders. The individual cycle paths are connected to each other so you can combine them to put together your own personal cycling adventure. Have fun!

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  • Intermediate
    01:38
    14.8 mi
    9.0 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,000 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This scenic very rewarding round trip leads you from Windischgarsten in a big round of picturesque mountains, through cool forests and romantic valleys.

    

    It starts in the tranquil Windischgarsten, which enchants with its historic city center. From here you cycle past the Calvary and then turn into the

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  • Easy
    01:11
    11.1 mi
    9.4 mph
    425 ft
    425 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Aurunde begins in Windischgarsten and is mostly flat and therefore easy to drive. Whether you want to ride it as a training session or with the whole family, on the beautiful bike tour have certainly all their fun.

    

    From the pretty Windischgarsten you cycle mostly through a wide meadow landscape towards

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  • Difficult
    02:55
    26.9 mi
    9.2 mph
    1,900 ft
    1,900 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This bike tour is particularly suitable for cyclists who like to pedal and like crisp climbs. On the beautiful round trip from Windischgarsten demanding climbs and fast descents await you.

    

    From Windischgarsten it is initially only slightly uphill and after you are immersed in the romantic Viechltal, you

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  • Difficult
    03:27
    30.1 mi
    8.7 mph
    2,350 ft
    1,575 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The family-friendly Steyrtal bike path R8 leads you from Steyr to St. Pankraz. It nestles close to the Steyr River with its bathing areas, rest areas, adventure stations, viewpoints and canyons. Due to the largely flat route, the Steyrtal bike path is also very well suited for families.

    

    If the entire

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  • Difficult
    03:31
    33.1 mi
    9.4 mph
    2,250 ft
    2,175 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Kalkalpen Cycle Path takes you from St. Pankraz via Spital am Pyhrn to Unterlaussa. Along the entire route you will enjoy unforgettable views of the majestic mountains of the Kalkalpen National Park.

    

    Let's start the challenging tour in St. Pankraz. From here you cycle through the picturesque Rettenbachtal

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  • Difficult
    02:51
    19.0 mi
    6.7 mph
    2,975 ft
    2,975 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You can start the access to the "Garstnertaler Höhenrunde" from Spital am Pyhrn. From here you drive on the Oberwenger panorama route on paved roads to the Flinderlmühle, where the actual mountain bike route begins.

    

    On a well-developed, evenly rising forest road with gravel covering you drive up to the

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  • Difficult
    02:57
    18.5 mi
    6.3 mph
    3,225 ft
    3,225 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This great mountain bike tour starts in Hinterstoder. From here you can either take the Hössbahn to the middle station or pedal on your own and tackle the ten-kilometer climb with your own strength. At the middle station, you can first refill your energy reserves and stop in one of the huts.

    

    Then it's

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  • Intermediate
    03:02
    19.4 mi
    6.4 mph
    2,900 ft
    2,875 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This medium and beautiful tour is one of the classics among the mountain bike trails in the Pyhrn-Priel region.

    

    Let's start in Windischgarsten. Right behind the place you pedal properly. Over meadows and through shady forest you work your way up. The higher you get, the steeper the climb. At the Kleinerberg

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  • Intermediate
    01:59
    11.6 mi
    5.9 mph
    2,075 ft
    2,075 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Pantl Mountainbike Tour takes you from Spital am Pyhrn to Oberweng and offers you fantastic views. From the Pantl Mountainbike Runde you also have access to the Oberwenger Panorama Tour.

    

    The mountain bike tour starts at the municipal office in Spital am Pyhrn at the bus stop and leads first past the

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  • Difficult
    23:13
    146 mi
    6.3 mph
    23,675 ft
    21,825 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.

    The absolute mountain bike highlight between Upper Austria and Styria is the Trans National Park route. It connects the Kalkalpen National Park with the Gesäuse National Park. On the way you can expect breathtaking views, bizarre rock worlds, lonely forest roads and rustic alpine huts, in which you are

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  • Difficult
    04:53
    61.4 mi
    12.6 mph
    4,650 ft
    4,650 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The road bike tour takes you over the Pyhrn Pass, the Buchauer Sattel and the Hengstpass. The starting point of the beautiful round trip is the pretty Windischgarsten.

    

    From the starting point you drive towards Spital am Pyhrn and continue over the Pyhrnpass to Liezen. Here you turn into the Ennstal and

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  • Difficult
    05:39
    59.3 mi
    10.5 mph
    5,000 ft
    5,000 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    The fantastic panorama route connects all nine places of the Pyhrn-Priel region. Picturesque mountain panoramas, hilly terrain and short ascents with river accompaniment await you on this tour. The road bike tour starts in Klaus am Bahnhof. Of course you can also board in other places along the way.

    

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    12
  • Distance
    451 mi
  • Duration
    57:15 h
  • Elevation
    52,450 ft

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