Roadbike tours for advanced riders

Enjoy pushing your body’s endurance to the limit? No such thing as a bike tour that is too long? If so, then the Salzkammergut region is the place for you! Choose from an almost endless number of routes and add extra lakes or mountains as and when you want.

Tours with a huge diversity of scenery

The more variety a roadbike tour has to offer, the shorter it seems. That is why it is important that routes have plenty of changing landscapes to admire, especially on longer endurance rides. Our region is blessed with more than enough such trails. Trust us – once you are out on the road, time will fly by and your endurance training will be over much sooner than anticipated.

Long tours along the Salzkammergut lakes

Roadbike tour covering 123km and 1150 vertical metres. Leaving Fuschl am See, take the B158 as far as Bad Ischl. IMPORTANT! Turn off onto the first road leading into Bad Ischl and do not continue on through the tunnel. The route leads through Bad Ischl, passing the famous Café Zauner and the train station before heading out of this former Imperial town towards Ebensee. The B145 (“Salzkammergut Bundesstraße”) then takes riders to Traunsee lake and along the western shore towards Altmünster. In Altmünster the route heads left towards Hochlecken and Steinbach am Attersee. This is the starting point for a climb lasting around 14km and with gradients of up to 12%. Once over the top, riders zoom back down into the valley on their way to Steinbach, where the route then hugs the shore of Attersee lake as far as Unterach. Here, riders should take the turning towards Mondsee lake.

Shortly before reaching the lake itself, the road branches off left to St. Gilgen. Do not take this turning – instead, continue straight on along the shore of the lake and turn off at Plomberg and towards St. Lorenz. From here, a road with very little traffic leads to the village of Thalgau. Ride through Thalgau and continue along the road until you reach an old factory. Immediately after passing the factory turn left onto the Oberdorferstraße, another road with very little traffic. Then turn left again towards the riding stables. Take a deep breath, it’s time to start climbing again!

The road winds its way up three steep sections to Thalgauegg. From here, a mixture of climbing and descending takes riders directly back to Fuschl am See. This route saves the best for last, as the final descent into the village offers wonderful views of Lake Fuschl.

Photo credit: © Rennradregion Salzkammergut

Author: Jakob Schmidlechner

Jakob Schmidlechner is the manager and owner of the Roadbike and Triathlon Hotel Mohrenwirt in Fuschl am See. The passionate amateur athlete and Ironman finisher provides road cyclists and triathletes with ideal training conditions in the unique region around Lake Fuschl.

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