Today I went to the Mostviertel and I went on 3 rather short tours:
Geisbühel route: The long climb to the Josef Franz hut is tough, especially towards the end it gets steep. Unfortunately, the rest of the route then only leads back to Rabenstein via asphalt. Shortly after the hut there was a hiking trail that would have led directly to the Rabenstein ruin 😫 ... Next time I'll take it.
Kaiserkogel route: Again, there were no major challenges. And this time my favorite bank on Kaiserkogel was free, yeah! So take a break, eat your snack and enjoy the great view! The way back was over some cow pastures, forest and then over asphalt.
5 days ago
My afternoon lap went up the Eisenen Handgasse to the Kahlenberg. Then down the Sleeping Beauty and Schoenstatt Trail .. I noticed that I haven't driven the Schoenstatt for a long time, sometimes I couldn't even remember the route ... Was the route in the lower 1/3 always so, or was it changed?
Then went up again and on the other side a few nice trails down again. The light dribble then conjured up a dreamlike rainbow, the perfect ending.
May 10, 2020
Our walk today took us through the Lobau. The parking lot at the Panozza lacquer was packed, so many were on the way! After a short distance we have left the main paths and continue on the small forest paths. To our surprise, we were mostly alone! So we could listen to frog and bird concerts and enjoy nature ...
May 10, 2020
This time my Sunday tour was a combination of the Schneeberg route and the Reitzenberg route. The start for both routes was in Puchberg am Schneeberg. Due to Corona (the Salamander Bahn was not in operation) there was very little going on here, you could choose the parking lot, everything was free! Anyone who knows the place knows what is going on here on a normal weekend.Schneeberg route: It was only towards Maria Land on the Hauslitzkogel. I then extended the strenuous climb by driving further to the Hengshütte (at 1012 meters). Is a station of the Salamander Bahn and would actually be a good opportunity to stop off ... Then it went rapidly down to Muthenhof. The 2nd climb of the tour up to the Mamauwiesen-Alm can already be described as quite tough. At the highest punk next to the Bäreneck, the bad weather caught up with me and it started to rain briefly. Coupled with the cold wind, things quickly got uncomfortable here. Fortunately, the rain has cleared again. The following long descent over alpine meadows, forest roads and asphalt then led directly back to Puchberg.
Conclusion: a very varied route with many beautiful photo motifs.Reitzenberg route:The climb begins comfortably on asphalt, but soon becomes a proper uphill over forest roads, alpine meadows and forest paths. The last piece is almost only manageable by pushing. Then a mega long descent begins! First on a great trail, then on forest roads and finally a road downhill, where you can set new speed records. Back to Puchberg it goes along a nice forest path next to Neunkirchner Straße.Conclusion: short but crisp, an absolute top route !! A lot of fitness and technique is required here and the tour offers a lot of fun. Due to the length, it is also the perfect "after work" round.
May 7, 2020
On the way back from Jauerling we made a stop in Spitz. We first hiked along the Danube and then through the town. The weather was much better then. The sun has really brought the landscape of the Wachau to its best advantage. And the pretty houses of the place are in a class of their own anyway ... We definitely would have needed more time here, there will probably be a Dacapo ...
May 2, 2020
Instead of plunging into the shopping madness today, we decided to go for a hike on the Jauerling. And it was a good decision, we were the only car in the parking lot! Anyone who knows the round knows what is going on here on a normal weekend. We only struggled with the weather. It was quite windy and therefore cool despite the sunshine. And just as we were at the nature park house, a sleet of sleet passed over us. Therefore, we were only able to enjoy the Hammer View to a limited extent and went on hiking.Conclusion: The summit tour is a short, great hike that leads past all the highlights and is easy to master even for inexperienced hikers.
May 2, 2020
My Sunday tour took me to beautiful Burgenland. As a basis I took the official Leithaberg route and added some highlights. The tour led me through beautiful scenery with a great view in fantastic weather. Due to these perfect conditions, there were also a lot of hikers, but also other bikers, especially around the Buchkogel and the Scharfeneck ruins ... Unfortunately, I had not only caught official bike routes when planning, but also had to go through non-approved ones Sections. A lot of thorn bushes and transverse trees were waiting for me there.
Still a very nice tour, which offers many highlights and which I will definitely ride again in a modified form.
April 29, 2020
Today it has become a combination of the Riederberg and Ysperklamm routes. The two routes don't offer really big trail highlights, but 2 of the descents were a bit more demanding. But above all, there is great scenery and there are many places with a beautiful view. The tours mostly lead through forests on paths and forest roads and the proportion of asphalt is pleasantly low. Unfortunately there was a thunderstorm towards the end of the tour and it started to rain. Due to the cold wind it quickly became uncomfortable and a quick return to the car was announced.
Conclusion: 2 beautiful routes that can be perfectly combined and just as pleasing that 65 km and almost 1800 meters of altitude are conditionally manageable after the "winter break".
April 14, 2020