Mountain Biking Highlight
Forest railways were an indispensable aid to forestry workers in Austria at the beginning of the 20th century. With them you got the wood from the difficult to reach slopes, which reached a climax just after the Second World War, as the demand for wood was extremely large. In 1974, the last forest railway rolled off the track, ending an era.
Today, the use of the old Reichramiger Waldbahntrasse but anyway much cooler. Because today it is a bike path on which you can drive and experience the Kalkalpen up close. The absolute highlight of the trail are the 17 tunnels, which make this route a very special experience.
December 18, 2017
On the former route of the forest railway a comfortable cycle path leads into the Reichraminger Hintergebirge, into the heart of the national park Kalkalpen. From the parking lot Anzenbach to the managed large Klaus hut, the route is also well suited for families with children - little slope! Then it starts to rise slowly, at the crossing in white water it goes first to Blabergalm up with gradients up to 18%. This alpine hut is farmed on the weekend and is beautifully embedded in a lush green alpine landscape. Very friendly hosts and excellent snack.
Then back down to the intersection in Weißwasser and take the path to Anlaufalm. There are also considerable slopes to overcome. For the effort you will be rewarded with a stay in the Anlaufalm.
September 30, 2019
During World War I, a strong winter storm destroyed huge forest areas here. Because of the labor shortage, the wood could not be removed quickly enough and so the bark beetle could spread rapidly. Between 1919 and 1922, therefore, the forest railway was built, which then provided for a faster removal of the wood. Instead of using the train, you can ride this route today by bike. A bike path leads along the former railway line through many tunnels and beautiful nature. The tunnels are partially lit, but especially in the longer is a separate bike light advantage. Along this route, there are many interesting things about this train to learn the lumberjacks and their history.
Be sure to watch (and plan a lot of time) is definitely a top highlight!
October 24, 2019
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