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Enntal Bike Path R7

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Special features
culturally interesting
Possible accommodation
Board possible
suitable for families
Suitable for groups

Tour and route information

  • Starting place: 5542 Flachau
  • Starting point: Gasthofalm (Flachau)
  • Destination: 4470 Enns
  • Destination: Enns
  • Path number: R7
Duration: 6,96 hours
Length: 92,58 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 1169m
Altitude difference (downhill): 1428m
Lowest point: 239m
Highest point: 524m

Difficulty:

medium

Panoramic view:

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Paths covering:

  • Asphalt

Most economical season:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
Athletic excursions through the land of the ‘Black Counts’

The athletic tour along the Ennstal Bike Path is a biking trip through one of the most beautiful mountain landscapes Austria has to offer.

This biking tour also leads bikers into one of the most history-laden valleys in the country, the ‘Valley of the Hammers’. The river used to be the transport route for the iron mined in the Ennstal Alps. Consequently, innumerable forges sprung up along the Enns in order to process the valuable raw material. Their owners became wealthy and were colloquially known as the ‘Black Counts’. If you are coming from Styria, you will reach Upper Austria by way of the Ennstal Bike Path near Altenmarkt.

Whilst biking along to Enns to Weyer, you will travel through the romantically rugged southeast of Upper Austria. The wealth that stemmed from producing iron has left visible traces in the beautiful cityscape. In Grossraming, the Kutschenmuseum (Carriage Museum) is worth visiting, and you should stop off in Reichraming at the visitors’ centre of the national park. The exhibition called “Wunderwelt Waldwildnis” (Marvellous World of the Forest Wilderness) will immerse you in the secrets of the Kalkalpen National Park.

Ternberg. You will also be surrounded by traces of the iron-based commerce here – in Losenstein along the Weg der Nagelschmiede (Route of the Nailers) and in Ternberg in the Tal der Feitelmacher (Valley of the Penknife Makers). After passing through Garsten, bikers subsequently arrive at the Romantic-era city of Steyr, where the buildings of the city have display a wide variety of architectural styles. Then it is time to get back on your bike, since you will still have the last leg ahead of you, which leads to Enns, the oldest city in Austria. This is where the Enns empties into the Danube and the Ennstal Bike Path merges with the Danube Bike Path.

It should be clarified that the Ennstal Bike Path is the route available to bikers along the Enns. Please observe that parts of this path are also utilised by other traffic, including both vehicles and pedestrians. Upper Austria Tourism does not assume any liability for paths presented by this web portal with respect to any certain characteristic or condition, nor regarding their trafficability.

Starting point: Gasthofalm (Flachau)
Destination: Enns
Length: 258 km - in Upper Austria 93 km
Course: Portions of the path with moderately heavy motorised traffic are designated by signs: Kleinreifling – border of Styria.
Change in altitude: 780 m
Route number: R7 (as part of Upper Austria’s network of bike paths)

Altitude profile

Contact

Tourismusverband Nationalpark Region Ennstal
Eisenstraße 75
4462 Reichraming

Phone: +43 7254 8414
Fax machine: +43 7254 8414-640
E-Mail: info@nationalparkregion.com
Web: www.nationalpark-region.at
Web: www.ennsradweg.com

We speak the following languages

German
English

Arrival

Accessibility / arrival

Travelling to the Ennstal Bike Path:
It is possible to transport bicycles in the state of Upper Austria on the entire section to/from Enns that is serviced by the trains of the Ennstalbahn. In the state of Styria, bikers also find the ideal conditions for combining travel by bicycle and train along the Ennstal Bike Path.
Information: http://www.ooevv.at

Further information on the topic of combining biking and travelling by rail can be found at http://oberoesterreich.oebb.at.

Arrival

Opening hours

This path is always open for biking.

Prices

General price information:

free cycle path

Suitability

  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for kids (10 - 14 Year)
  • Suitable for families
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples

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The potential use of private roads, in particular forestry roads and agricultural transport roads, can be subject to legal restrictions, which must be observed and adhered to.

 

The normal traffic rules apply. Each user (e.g. biker, motorbiker) is responsible for adhering to these rules and maintaining his/her bike/vehicle and its equipment (lights, brakes etc.) in good working order. Each user is also responsible for ensuring that he/she rides at a velocity that is appropriate for the conditions and his/her skill level and for maintaining sufficient distance to the rider in front. We explicitly recommend adjusting velocity to correspond to the respective field of vision, wearing a helmet, using reflective clothing (or similar) and employing bicycle lights in line with regulations.

 

3.Each tour requires good physical fitness as well as detailed planning. We explicitly recommend only taking the tours in the case of optimal healthiness.

 

We recommend that you conclude an accident and liability insurance policy. Use an onboard computer that displays the respective kilometres travelled per day and is calibrated for the front wheel.

 

4.Special for mountain bikers – Fair-play rules:

 

Mountain biking is one of the most wonderful outdoor leisure-time activities. Whilst biking or on a mountain biking tour, mountains and lakes, meadows and cabins are re-discovered in new ways. A couple of rules for fair play in the forest help to avoid conflicts whilst mountain biking.

 

a.Pedestrians have the right of way: We are accommodating and friendly to pedestrians and hikers. Upon encountering these fellow travellers, we alert them by using the bicycle bell and slowly overtake them. We avoid paths with heavy pedestrian traffic altogether. Take nature into account: We do not leave refuse behind.

b.The braking distance should be half of the total distance visible: We ride at a controlled pace, are ready to brake and maintain a braking distance half as long as the total distance visible, especially in curves, because we always have to count on obstacles on the path. Damage to the path, stones, branches, wood piles, grazing livestock, cattle grids, barriers, tractor-type forestry machines and authorised vehicles pose dangers that we need to be ready for.

c.Don’t drink and drive!: Do not drink alcohol when mountain biking. Take care at stop-off points (dealing with bike racks, dirty shoes or clothing).

It is obligatory to provide first aid!

d.Marked routes, closed paths and blockades: Keep to the marked routes, observe the blockades and accept that these roads are primarily for agricultural and forestry use!

Blockades can often not be avoided and are in your own interest. Biking beyond the intended path and outside of opening times is punishable and turns us into illegal bikers.

e.We are guests in the forest and behave accordingly, including vis-à-vis forestry and hunting staff. Whilst mountain biking, mobile telephones and music players are forbidden! Biking requires your full attention.

f.Avoid unnecessary noise. Out of consideration to the animals living in the wild, we only bike during full daylight. As a principle, we always wear our helmet (even when riding uphill)! Don’t forget emergency supplies: We always have a repair set and bandages along.

g.Don’t overestimate your skills: We should not overdo it when it comes to biking technique and physical fitness. Take the level of difficulty posed by the route into consideration and make a precise estimate of your experience and skills as a biker (braking, bell, lights)!

h.Close gates: We approach grazing livestock at a walking pace and close every gate behind us. We should avoid causing escape and panic reactions in the animals. Nothing stands in the way of the fun and athletic challenge in the mountains and forests!

i.Traffic rules: The general traffic rules (StVO) apply for all the mountain biking routes and we adhere to them. Our bike therefore needs to be in perfect technical condition and equipped in line with the traffic rules, including brakes, a bell and lights. We inspect and service our mountain bikes regularly anyway.

 

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Rad-Tour
Starting place: Flachau

Duration: 6.96 h

Length: 92.576 km

Metres of altitude: 1169m

Difficulty:

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