Ennsradweg - Through the world of mountains and water
difficult Trekkingbike tour · Schladming
We will get to know impressive mountain personalities and landscapes. We will be impressed by how the cosy, quiet Enns in the Gesaeuse National Park builds up into a thundering, raging river. As if the Enns was angry that the valley is not wider. If in the first part of the route the high alpine mountain world is your companion, in the second part the main focus is on the increasingly calm Enns. Just like in a good literary work: after the raging climax comes the gentle finale - through a landscape that enchants us with romantic towns, orchards and meadows, until at our destination we can choose the connection to the Danube bike path, which also takes us to Linz. We are looking forward to unforgettable culinary and cultural impressions.
Some of the highlights of the Enns bike path, in brief: The start at almost 1,000 metres above sea level at the foot of the Niederen Tauern in Flachauwinkel. The impressive mountains and numerous bathing lakes. The historic towns of Radstadt and Schladming with their lively sporting attractions. The impressive Grimming, long considered the highest mountain in Styria, and at its feet Trautenfels Castle with its wonderful exhibitions on culture and nature. A few kilometres further on is the Admont Monastery at the entrance to the Gesäuse National Park with the largest Sifts library in the world. And of course the old trading town of Steyr and Austria's oldest town of Enns. Between the two stations, the Enns forms the natural border between Upper and Lower Austria.
Our following daily stages are suggestions. You will see, so much beauty cannot be meticulously planned, and we will give you one or the other tip, which may mean a detour, but will certainly be worth seeing and experiencing. By the way, the indicated altitude meters with ascent and descent really include every small ascent - even if it is only a few meters uphill on a length of several hundred meters, which one doesn't notice at all. One more comment: The variety of our trip requires the right "adjustment". Don't forget your swimsuit as well as sturdy shoes, for example during a stopover for a hike in the Schladminger Tauern or in one of the national parks.
And important: Here we give you a description of the Enns cycle path, which only partially replaces correct map material (e.g. "bikeline - Ennradweg" in the publishing house Esterbauer). There are also plenty of variants on your way. To describe them all here would go beyond the scope.
There are many ways that lead to Rome, or in our case to Enns. We would like to give you an overview of your tour and recommend to take at least six days. The daily stages are also variable. Because some people have already "stuck" at one or the other inn in a particularly romantic place and have only continued their tour the next day. Because we are not on the "run", we choose one of the most beautiful ways to experience Austria. And that needs open eyes, a little stamina, but also time.
Important note: the individual stage kilometres add up to just under 3 km more than the total tour, as the outward and return journeys to town/city centres or to accommodation have been added to the stages.
1st stage of the day
2nd day stage
3rd day stage
4th day stage
5th day stage
6th day stage