After the storm thwarted my plans today, I had to put my tour planned for today on hold. Instead, it was time to work on the bike. New brake pads and above all the new saddle (which the Christ Child actually brought me mir) were finally installed.
At 2 o'clock the wind subsided and I started to Bisamberg. Because of the bad weather there was nothing going on, there were only a few people on the way. So some nice trails ended up and there was again the opportunity to discover new things. The day was technically saved by bike and we went home again in the drizzle .. 🌧️
Conclusion: my favorite house mountain
4 days ago
This Sunday I chose the Gr. Kremstal and the Maria Berg im Tal route decided. The weather was perfect, so nothing stood in the way of a nice tour.Large Kremstal route: Immediately after the start in Albrechtsberg there is a crisp downhill trail, which is fun at the beginning! And it goes on like this, most of the time you are on the forest or forest roads, the asphalt proportion is very low. It soon becomes clear that this is a route that is full of surprises! Crunchy climbs (up to 21%), rapid downhill, practically no flat sections to freak out. A power stretch that beginners should better stay away from. Actually, this route would have been more than enough for one day, I didn't think it would be so exhausting. But from the middle of the Kremstal route I first drove to the 2nd route ..The Maria Berg im Tal route is the more leisurely equivalent to this. Scenically very beautiful sections, a lot of culture in the form of beautiful churches. However, associated with this is a significantly higher proportion of asphalt and few trail sections. Not as hard and demanding as the Kremstal route, but less action as a result. The highlight here is the Galgenberg with the Hubertus chapel and the great view.I had imagined the connecting section between the routes as a level forest road to quickly bridge over, but the reality was balancing over stones crossing a stream and pushing uphill ...
On the way back to the Kremstal route, I therefore took the road for reasons of time.Back here I was already a little broken and I was running out of time. Slowly I realized that I hadn't even finished half of the Kremstal. It went on as usual, uphill, downhill, creek crossings over bridges or not .. It got more and more tough, but somehow the goal just can't get any closer! No sooner had a few vertical meters gained than it went downhill again and the next ascent was waiting. Yes, and as if all of that wasn't enough, there was also one of the surprises mentioned at the beginning! One of the footbridges over the river in the middle of the forest was closed! So it was either go back forever and evade large areas, or somehow over. There was no real alternative upstream or downstream, the stream was too wide, the current too strong. I would have been at least up to my knees in the water, but I don't know if I would have made the current with the bike in hand. Above all, there was a steep face on the other side that was almost impossible to climb. So good advice was expensive! I then decided on “across the bridge”. Whereby, it was not without its dangers! First lift the bike over the barrier, over the rotten bridge and then lift the bike again over the second barrier and somehow climb past the barrier and then the steep path up. On the Lower Austrian MTB side this route was said to be "open", there was nothing of a closed bridge! Done, the obstacle was overcome and slowly I really wanted to sit in the car on the way home. But there was still the nasty final climb back to Albrechtsberg ...Conclusion: Awesome, the Kremser is an ultra hard route, the Maria Berg a nice, comfortable one. Both together are actually perfect if you have enough power, technology and time. Surprises like the closed bridge are part of it and make the Reitz what it is. But everyone has to decide for himself how he decides here. I would advise everyone to drive around because that was dangerous! It is possible that the bridge will soon be refurbished and it will pay off to wait a little.
April 15, 2021
Today the "Hameau route" was on the plan. I made the journey there by bike and added a few trails, so it turned out to be a slightly longer tour ...
The Hameau route is certainly one of the best of the official Vienna (surroundings) routes. The proportion of asphalt is negligibly small, most of the time you are on forest paths or forest roads. On top there are some beautiful and well-known trail classics (Roan Trail) and sharp uphills.Conclusion: A classic that you can drive over and over again, the route is fun every time.Tip: At the moment, forest work is taking place on some sections and are therefore closed. If you want to follow the route, you should perhaps take your time. Then you can also spare yourself my "creek crossing" at Hanslteich, because with a heavy e-bike in hand, climbing over the stones may not be so much fun ...
April 7, 2021
A nice Sunday afternoon walk that is a little longer. There was a lot going on in the flower gardens, even though there is no Easter program this year. However, there are still Easter arrangements and decorations to be admired.
Conclusion: The flower gardens are always worth a visit, even without a special program.
March 28, 2021
A great tour, planned at very short notice on Friday, briefly contacted Alex, who was also immediately involved and off we went.Start at 9:30 am at the beautiful Stubenbergsee and with the most beautiful weather, a short time later it was already an unbelievable 22 ° C. Many highlights followed, such as the Herberstein zoo, and many monasteries, palaces and castles. Then it went up to the Buchkogel. Continuously uphill with a gradient of up to 23 °, you are happy when you have reached the summit cross.It went down over beautiful single trails, forest and meadow paths to the Freiberg Weather Cross and on to the Haidenwald Tower vantage point.From here on further single trails down to Pöllau Castle with a beautiful baroque church, which is also called "Styrian St. Peter's Cathedral". Then we briefly visited the main square in Pöllau before we went into the forest and a long climb began.After a short while and looking at the clock, we decided to take the asphalt, otherwise it would be impossible to get back to the car before dark. The decision was a good one, because even across the road the slope is enormous, no disengagement, always with a slope of 10 ° and more up to the top of the mountain at just over 1000m.Once at the top it was only 4 ° C and it was extremely windy. Quickly change your clothes and then it went down the winding road at speeds of up to 72 km / h to Stubenberg. Shortly after 6 p.m. we actually reached the car in daylight.An absolutely varied tour with many highlights, beautiful trails, demanding climbs and rapid descents. It was nice to be out with Alex again.
March 28, 2021
From Hollenthon I started a combination of 3 tours. The weather wasn't quite as good as the weather forecast promised. Because as soon as I was out and about, the sun disappeared and it started to snow. It stayed that way until the end ❄️❄️❄️, maybe I should have taken my skis 🎿 instead of the mountain bike 🤔. The temperature fluctuated between -3 and just over 0.
7 mills: The longest of the 3 routes, unfortunately, has a very high proportion of asphalt. You drive along a country road for quite a long time, quite bland. But there are also beautiful sections in the forest, even short trail sections were there.
The sometimes steep ascent from Stickelberg depends on it, then it actually goes downhill again. Here, too, there is a short trail that is fun.
My favorite among the 3rd. The steep ascent wasn't easier the 2nd time either, mir but I liked the forest / trail sections here the best.
March 22, 2021
Today I drove 3 official routes from Raxendorf in the southern Waldviertel:
Braunegg route: my favorite among the 3. A very varied route that offers everything you could wish for: crisp climbs, a few trails and plenty of panoramic views. The tour is indicated on the official website with "S3", that is probably not it. The maximum trails are "S1 +", only the final ascent to Braunegg is very demanding because of the steepness.
Ranna Tour: It is actually classified as "easy", although 400 meters in altitude over 18 km are really easy? Anyway, a nice tour that I liked very much. Slightly higher asphalt content, but also short trails and forest paths are included.
Large mountain route: A large part of the ascent is the same as on the Braunegg route, otherwise there is not much to report about highlights. But the tour is also very short.
Conclusion: Fantastic weather, beautiful panorama and great routes, heart what more could you want?
March 7, 2021
First we went to the Hohe Wand today. But once at the top, there was a lot of traffic on the way. A correspondingly large number of people were then at the Skywalk, there was practically a festival atmosphere. That's why I didn't stay up there any longer, but went straight to the marble quarry. I wasn't all alone then, but it was much quieter than on the Höhen Wall. The quarry is really awesome and there are also some trails hidden here.
Conclusion: Often the smaller goal (quarry) is the better ...
March 8, 2021
In Staatz we went up to the castle ruins. The view up there is really tremendous. Here, too, we were on our own most of the time, only at the top we met 2 other hikers. Then it went steeply down to the rock stage and on to the Kalvarienberg.
Conclusion: short but crisp
February 28, 2021