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On the Enns cycle path in 7 stages through the heart of Austria

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On the Enns cycle path in 7 stages through the heart of Austria

Bike Touring Collection by Johanna

3-5

days

3-5 h

/ day

167 mi

7,550 ft

10,075 ft

The impressive Enns cycle path leads you from the foot of the Niederen Tauern in the province of Salzburg through Styria to Upper Austria. On the way, you will pass numerous swimming lakes, roll past the majestic Grimming massif that rises into the sky and finally dive into the breathtaking Gesäuse National Park through which the Enns thunderously flows. You can explore cultural highlights such as historic towns and buildings such as Trautenfels Castle, the old trading town of Steyr or Enns, the oldest town in Upper Austria, along the way.

Beginning in Flachauwinkl where the Enns rises at the foot of the Ennskraxn, the Enns cycle path is just over 162 miles (260 kilometers) long. This Collection guides you from Flachauwinkl to Enns, the finishing point, in seven stages, ranging in length from 19 to 29 miles (31 and 47 kilometers). On the way, you will cycle on both asphalt roads and gravel as you easily navigate the way. In the Gesäuse, there are numerous climbs waiting for you. But, don't worry, as the daily stages are all quite short, you can take it easy and have regular breaks to recharge your batteries. You will also pass train stations along the route, so you can hop on a train if the weather turns or you want to shorten your ride.

You can reach the starting point Flachauwinkl either via the A10 Tauernautobahn or with the Sportweltbus from the train station Radstadt. The Sportweltbus runs daily from mid-June to mid-September and you can, of course, take your bike with you. At the end of each stage of the Enns cycle path you will find overnight accommodation and refreshments including cozy inns, snack stations and rest areas for breaks. At the end of your adventure, you can easily return home from Enns by train or alternatively take the bicycle ferry across the Danube and continue your cycling adventure on the Danube cycle path: komoot.com/collection/359/the-danube-cycle-path-from-donaueschingen-to-budapest

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Ennsradweg

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7,500 ft

9,975 ft

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    Etappe 1: Von Flachauwinkl nach Schladming – Ennsradweg

    Difficult
    02:23
    23.9 mi
    10.1 mph
    500 ft
    1,375 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The start of the Enns Cycle Path is in Flachauwinkl. Above the village, at the foot of the Ennskraxn, the name-giving river of the cycle path, the Enns, rises.

    

    The easiest way to get to Flachauwinkl is by car via the A10 Tauern Autobahn. If you want to travel by train, you drive to Radstadt. From there

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  • Intermediate
    02:29
    25.5 mi
    10.3 mph
    700 ft
    975 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    From Schladming you continue on the second stage through the enchanting Ennstal. On asphalt roads and easily navigable gravel paths, you will always cycle close to the river, just like the day before. You can watch how the Enns is slowly getting wider.

    

    After you have mastered two climbs at Haus im Ennstal

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  • Intermediate
    02:30
    24.9 mi
    10.0 mph
    500 ft
    550 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The third stage of the Enns Cycle Path begins pleasantly flat. You drive over wide fields and through the lush meadows of the Enns. You can always take a look back and enjoy the majestic sight of the Grimmings again.

    

    The first small ascent of the day awaits you in Wörschach. If you feel like it, you can

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  • Difficult
    02:31
    22.8 mi
    9.1 mph
    1,700 ft
    2,150 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    At the beginning of the fourth stage you cycle close to the Enns in moderate ups and downs. The mountains around you get higher and higher and the valley narrower. Finally, after ten kilometers, you will reach the entrance to the Enns breakthrough valley. From now on the climbs will be tighter and more

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  • Difficult
    02:15
    20.3 mi
    9.0 mph
    1,825 ft
    2,150 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the fifth stage, for a change, you don't start along the Enns, but follow the Mühlbach through its wild and romantic valley on a quiet road. To your left and right, fairytale forests stretch up the slopes of the mountains. Through this dreamlike landscape you work your way up a long ascent. At the

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  • Difficult
    03:04
    29.6 mi
    9.7 mph
    1,925 ft
    2,275 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Today there are a few more crisp climbs waiting for you before it becomes flatter and even a little steep again towards the end of the sixth stage of the Enns Cycle Path.

    

    For the first few kilometers you cycle along the tree-lined banks of the Enns, surrounded by the most beautiful nature, and you can

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  • Easy
    01:59
    19.6 mi
    9.9 mph
    425 ft
    600 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The seventh and last stage of the Enns Cycle Path is also the shortest and easiest. A nice end to the unique bike tour along the Enns.

    

    You follow the Enns from the stage town of Steyr. Due to the inflow of the river Steyr, the Enns has now become quite wide. On flat bike paths you drive behind the city

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    167 mi
  • Duration
    17:11 h
  • Elevation
    7,550 ft10,075 ft

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