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


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

Bike Touring Collection by komoot



3-5 h

/ day

167 mi

7,475 ft

10,000 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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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    24.0 mi
    9.7 mph
    500 ft
    1,375 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Start of the Ennsradweg is in Flachauwinkl. Above the village rises at the foot of Ennskraxn the eponymous river of the cycle path, the Enns.The easiest way to get to Flachauwinkl is by car via the A10 Tauernautobahn. If you would like to arrive by train, you will drive to Radstadt. From there the Sportweltbus brings you and your bike to Flachauwinkl.At the start you roll relaxed through the narrow Ennstal downhill. It usually goes directly along the banks of the wild river and you pass alternately refreshing forest and lush meadows. After Flachau, the valley widens and you can enjoy beautiful views over fields and meadows to the mountains.Via Altenmarkt im Pongau and Radstadt, the Enns leads you back into a narrow valley, which is lined with picturesque, wooded mountains. Here, the bike path is a bit hilly, but tends to lead you downhill.

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  • Intermediate
    25.4 mi
    10.1 mph
    675 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    From Schladming you drive on the second stage through the enchanting Ennstal. On paved roads and well-navigable gravel roads you cycle as on the day before always near the river. You can watch how the Enns slowly widening.After mastering two gradients at Haus im Ennstal and Weißenbach over the first few kilometers, you will then comfortably roll along the almost flat route through the valley. Along the way you will find beautiful stretches along the shore and fantastic views of the majestic mountains rising majestically in the distance.On the last kilometers, it gets slightly hilly, but the views are all the more fantastic: on your left, the Ennstal is bordered by the Grimming. The mighty mountain range of the Dachstein Mountains towers impressively into the sky and you can even admire it from Irdning, the destination of the stage.

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  • Intermediate
    25.0 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 starts pleasantly flat. You drive across wide fields and through the lush meadows of the Enns. You can always look back and enjoy the majestic sight of the Grimming.The first small climb of the day awaits you in Wörschach. If you feel like it, you can take a break here and also make a detour to the castle ruins Wolkenstein or Wörschachklamm.Afterwards you will cycle on flat paths through the quite wide Ennstal, which is lined by romantically wooded mountains. Here and there a few gray peaks of high peaks flash out from behind the mountains.In the last ten kilometers, it goes to the end slightly up and down, finally you get closer to the Gesäuse. You can already see the mighty mountains of the mountain group in front of you and look forward to cycling through them along the Enns cycle path.

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  • Difficult
    22.7 mi
    9.6 mph
    1,700 ft
    2,125 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    In moderate up and down you cycle at the beginning of the fourth stage close to the Enns. The mountains around you are getting higher and the valley narrower. After …

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  • Difficult
    20.3 mi
    9.1 mph
    1,750 ft
    2,075 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On the fifth stage you do not start on the Enns for a change, but follow the Mühlbach on a quiet road through its wild and romantic valley. To the …

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  • Difficult
    29.7 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, a couple of steep climbs await you again, before it becomes flatter again and even somewhat steep towards the end of the sixth stage of the Enns cycle path. …

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  • Easy
    19.7 mi
    9.9 mph
    450 ft
    625 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The seventh and last stage of the Ennsradweg is also the shortest and easiest. A nice end to the unique bike ride along the Enns.You follow the Enns from …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
  • Distance
    167 mi
  • Duration
    17:09 h
  • Elevation
    7,475 ft10,000 ft

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