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Stunning views and trails – six MTB loops around Attersee Lake

Mountain Biking Collection by Attersee-Attergau

Neslted amongst green mountains, Attersee Lake dazzles with its bright blue waters. The six Tours in this Collection reveal the most beautiful views of the Attersee, the third biggest lake in Austria. On the way, you can marvel at the picturesque Mondsee and Langbath lakes at the foot of the Höllengebirge Mountains. After spending the day cycling along idyllic river valleys and stopping for a snack on the Eisenaueralm, you can sunbathe on the lakeshore and enjoy a swim.

KABONG – a route like the sound of a gong. In the west of Attersee, great trails connect four villages and spectacular views to form the a round shape. On the Krahberg and Richtberg peaks, you will be wowed by views over the lake and the Höllengebirge mountains. If you would like to get to know this mountain range in more depth, you explore on your bike and visit four lakes. If you prefer to go on a shorter ride, you can visit Hongar and enjoy views to the north. You can also go on a circular trip around both the Mondsee and Attersee which includes lots of highlights.

The trails on the six circular routes are well-developed so you can explore the mountains without much knowledge of MTB techniques. Many of the climbs are tarmaced. You cycle along beautiful, wide forest trails through forests and over mountains. In some places, the path is a slightly narrower. You ride along the lake shore where you can jump off your saddle and directly in the refreshing water. For most the stages, you need reasonably well-trained legs and a good level of fitness as you climb more than 1,968 feet (600 m) in one ride. Some of the longer routes have more than 3,280 feet (1,000 m) of altitude difference, but you can take your time and take a whole day.

The six routes take you up to 3,280 feet (1,000 m) above sea level so you can ride them early in the year and welcome spring between the mountains and water. In the heat of summer, the shaded forest paths and lakes help you to cool off. When autumn paints the leaves, the woods and water glow with warm colours. No matter which time of year you visit, Attersee is always worth a visit.

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Tours & Highlights

    Difficult
    04:22
    33.0 mi
    7.6 mph
    3,700 ft
    3,700 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    KABONG! This is not the battle cry of the intrepid biker crew set out to pass this crisp tour. KABONG is the - admittedly extraordinary - name of the sporty round, which is made up of the first letters of the places you drive through: Kronberg, Attersee, Berg, Oberwang, Nussdorf, and (St.) Georgen. Great paths, wonderful views, cozy villages and a stop at the idyllic Attersee await you. And somehow this name just fits too well not to start exactly like this: "KABONG - let's go!"The start of the tour is in St. Georgen, a small market town in the middle of the picturesque Attergau. You can get here by train, but you can also travel individually and park your car in town. In the information office you can pick up a few tips and stock up on spare parts, energy bars or a complete rental bike in the bike shop next door. And then - KABONG - it finally starts.To warm up, the route begins with a moderate climb, which is a little lengthy. However, the higher you go, the greater the anticipation for the first big highlight: You can enjoy the great view of Lake Attersee again and again. After a rapid descent, you will reach Nussdorf, where a detour to the lake shore is absolutely worthwhile.Strengthened and cooled, you are ready for the second long climb of the day. It leads you to the 934-meter-high Zwerchbühel, where nothing else awaits you than pure idyll and wonderful tranquility. A cozy lumberjack hut invites you to take a break: it's best to pack some provisions that you can enjoy here completely undisturbed.Another flowy descent now ensures pure enjoyment. Most of the vertical meters are done anyway - from now on the route is much flatter and the climbs are not that long anymore. Nevertheless, it goes up again: from the observation tower on the Lichtenberg you have particularly good views of the Traunstein, the Höllengebirge, the Attersee and the Dachstein. Enjoy it again before you take the last downhill that will take you back to St. Georgen. When you get here, you will take a deep breath: "KABONG - it was nice"!

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    Intermediate
    02:58
    21.5 mi
    7.2 mph
    2,725 ft
    2,725 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This mountain bike tour takes you from the shores of the Attersee up into the mountains, where you have a breathtaking view of the Höllengebirge. A rapid descent then brings you back to the water. Here you still have plenty of time for a few nice hours, because the route can be done in half a day.You start at the tourist information in Weyregg. You can get here by bus 562, which leaves near Schörfling train station. You can find the timetables at ooevv.at. Of course, you can also ride your bike directly from the train station to the starting point of the tour. That's just six kilometers along the beautiful lakeshore. Alternatively, there are several parking options on the main street in Weyregg. First you follow the main road to the northeast, where you soon come across a stream, the course of which accompanies you out of the village. The slope at the beginning is leisurely, so you can warm up first. Slowly the houses get fewer and fewer and the trees increase, until you finally dive into the forest.Now it is getting steeper and steeper. A short descent is followed by the next ascent. A forest road takes you up to the slope under the Wiegeneck and the Tallaberg. You drive around the summit of the latter, whereupon you can take a breather, because it goes downhill into a depression. But only to go straight back up on the other side. This is how you reach a saddle under the Krahberg.Here is the reward for your efforts. A wonderful view of the Höllengebirge in the south opens up. To enjoy this, you better stop for a moment, because now it's downhill and the forest road can be pretty steep in between. A couple of hairpin bends bring you down to a street. Only a few meters away is the Kienklause, where you can stop when you are hungry.Then you leave the country road to the left and turn right behind the inn. A narrow, paved road hugs the Kienbach here. In the cool shade of the forest, you roar down on the side of the river into the valley to Seefeld. The last stretch back to the starting point is pure enjoyment. You roll north directly on the shore of the Attersee and have plenty of opportunities to take a break with a view of the lake or take a swim stop. In the Alexenau district you change to a high path that brings you back to Weyregg a little above the lake on the slope.

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  • Intermediate
    03:13
    21.8 mi
    6.8 mph
    2,500 ft
    2,500 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Of course it is beautiful right on the banks of the Attersee! But sometimes you have the most beautiful views from a distance. On this tour you will explore the mountains directly on the lake with your mountain bike and look forward to being back at the water after a rapid descent.You start in the middle of Weyregg. You can get here by bus 562, which leaves near Schörfling train station. You can find the timetables at ooevv.at. Of course, you can also ride your bike directly from the train station to the starting point of the tour. That's just six kilometers along the beautiful lakeshore. Alternatively, there are several parking options on the main street in Weyregg. Take another deep breath and take some momentum, because right at the beginning of the lap it goes uphill. One bend after the other takes you higher and higher to the Gahberg, which rises directly out of the water. The view from above is accordingly beautiful. Well, if that doesn't motivate you to drive uphill! But even on the way up, the view is so beautiful that you can take a break without a guilty conscience.If you have enjoyed the view extensively at the top, you drive a bit on the ridge to the east. There you will soon pass some strange, white buildings with domes. These belong to an observatory where you can watch the sky at night. Then you can relax your legs and enjoy the landscape, because it is now several kilometers downhill. If you're already hungry, you can make a detour to the Kreuzing Alm to the left behind Schäffling.Along the course of the Wessenaurach you can enjoy the descent into the valley to Reindlmühl. You cross the village and stay a little further in the valley, in order to then tackle the next mountain from its east side. Then you switch over to the west side. Here it goes along the slope and over two saddles before the final descent awaits you. You follow the babbling Weyregger Bach and find the way back to the starting point at its side. Here the mountain stream flows into the Attersee. If that's not a reason to jump into the water.

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    Difficult
    05:18
    40.5 mi
    7.6 mph
    3,475 ft
    3,500 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Drive around a whole mountain range once: this round trip makes it possible! The Höllengebirge extends between two lakes in Upper Austria. You either start in Steinbach am Attersee - as we suggest in this tour - or in Ebensee am Traunsee. You can get to Steinbach by bus 562 from Kammer-Schörfling train station. There are also parking spaces in the town center. You can go to Ebensee directly by train. You can find your connection at ooevv.at. You can also park at the train station in Ebensee if you come by car.The first half of the tour is the more leisurely one. You leave Steinbach to the south and stay right on the shore of the Attersee. It goes on almost as relaxed. At Weißenbach you turn into the valley of the same name and follow a beautiful bike path along the river. An asphalt road runs parallel to it. But with your mountain bike you don't have to cope with the traffic and stay on the wonderful gravel paths that repeatedly lead past the water and through the forest. The mighty Höllengebirge rises to your left, which you can still marvel at from all sides during the day. So you get to Mitterweißbach on scenic paths.Then it goes next to the tracks and the Traun in a narrow valley to Ebensee. This place is located directly on the Traunsee, but the route does not lead you to the shore. In the center of the village, however, you can make a detour to the water with just a few extra meters. You can also stop here to strengthen yourself for the second, more strenuous half of the round.Now follows a section on the country road. You pass the valley station of the Feuerkogel cable car and quickly gain altitude on a moderate incline. After about two more kilometers on the asphalt road, turn left onto a gravel path. Nature is becoming more and more idyllic and you will soon reach the Langbathseen - two mountain lakes like from a picture book. Here you can refresh yourself, take a break and also eat something. Draw some strength again, because you are facing the steepest and most demanding sections of the circuit.It's really crisp uphill north of the Hinterer Langbathsee - but only about 100 meters in altitude. Behind the saddle, the only short part of the trail of the day is waiting for you. Stony, but not very steep, it goes through the trees. The valley that you are approaching is crossed in order to tackle the last ascent of the route on the other side. This is also not to be despised and brings you to a saddle below the Krahberg. Here you really deserve the final descent. It goes rapidly down the forest road. Here you can take another long look at the Hell Mountains, which you will soon have circled. A beautiful paved path that follows the curves of a stream is the culmination of this round.

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    Intermediate
    02:21
    17.4 mi
    7.4 mph
    2,025 ft
    2,025 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A half-day tour with a view and a stop - just the thing for a relaxing day in nature. The starting point of the tour is also easy to reach, as it begins directly at the Kammer-Schörfling train station. You can also park here if you come by car. You leave the place to the east. The first few kilometers are quite flat with only short climbs between lovely fields and meadows. So you can retire in peace before you tackle the mountain of the day from the north.In Aurach am Hongar you turn south. The name of the place already reveals that you are very close to your destination. The next few kilometers are crisp upwards. The slope is somewhat defused by several hairpin bends. It's good that the path soon runs through the cooling forest. After the exertion, the arrival at the Hongarkreuz is all the more beautiful. A far-reaching view and a home-style inn welcome you at the highest point of your route.Take the time for a well-deserved break and enjoy the view of the Hell Mountains. From here it is mainly downhill - only a few small counter climbs are still waiting for you. You roll down a short distance the same way you came up. Then you turn left and drive along the north slope. Here you can soon make a detour to Loitzenwies, where an idyllic, small pond invites you to take the next break.You follow the shape of the mountain and initially stay at an almost constant height. Then you slowly pick up speed. The wheels roll faster and faster towards the Attersee. From the south you drive back into Schörfling, where your round ends where it started. In the village you can also stock up on all kinds of goodies after exercising. How about an ice cream on the bank, for example?

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    Intermediate
    02:41
    16.7 mi
    6.2 mph
    2,950 ft
    2,950 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This beautiful round has the perfect arc of suspense. The tour ensemble includes the Mondsee, Eisenaueralm and Attersee. There is also a place on the stage for wonderful views. The protagonists are you and your mountain bike.The story of this round begins in Unterach am Attersee. You can get there by bus - for example from Mondsee with line 596 or from Schörfling am Attersee with line 562. There is also a parking lot directly at the starting point. Along the Seeache, which connects the two bodies of water, you cycle comfortably to the west to get in the mood.Then the tension increases quickly: Along the banks of the Mondsee you can enjoy indescribable views over the water and drive through dark tunnels. As soon as you leave the lake, it becomes more strenuous and you climb the mountains. Over and over again, viewpoints invite you to briefly press the pause button. With short intermediate descents to take a breather, you steadfastly approach the highlight: the picturesque Eisenaueralm, which is towered over by the mighty rocky summit of the Schafberg - a dramatic scenario. Here it is time for a short relaxation and there are even two beautiful huts where you can stop.From now on it's downhill - but only for you and your bike and not for the beauty of the route. The path is particularly idyllic here between meadows and trees. Keep your eyes open when you see two steep peaks to your left. In between you can catch a glimpse of the Attersee, your next destination. Shortly afterwards the final descent to the water follows. Here the tension slowly flattens out and it becomes cozy again. The shore of the lake will take you back to where the story began.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    151 mi
  • Duration
    20:53 h
  • Elevation
    17,375 ft

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