Anyone who has been out and about on a bike in the mountains knows what freedom is. Pedalling ‘up there’ sends your heart-rate soaring, while beads of sweat drip on to the ground. Having reached the top you are caught unawares by those first feelings of joy – proud of your own achievement – which is rewarded with a unique panoramic view of mountains, something which can only be seen in Obertauern. Then on the descent you enjoy a feeling of total freedom. When the natural surroundings ‘whistle past’ to your left and right, the sun is shining on your back, and the air flow helps you feel as though you are flying – an unforgettable experience.
For mountain enthusiasts who also want to cover a few kilometres and metres altitude and don’t just want to visit one alpine inn a day – there is an alternative to hiking in Obertauern which is kinder to your knees – mountain biking. From a challenging tour into the mountains at altitude, through to a leisurely ‘pedal’ with the family, everyone is well catered for when it comes to mountain biking in Obertauern.
Südwienerhütte 1801 m
Distance: 11.2 km
Vertical metres: 530
From the lower Gnadenalmen pastures, the tour leads unhurriedly to the upper Gnadenalmen pastures and the Gschwendhof Hut. This is where the 4 km-long ascent to the Südwiener Hut begins, with an average gradient of 12%.
Tauernkaralm 1685 m
Distance: 9.4 km
Vertical metres: 410
From the Gnadenbrücke bridge, where parking is also available, the forest track leads through an area of woodland and pastures, past the Tauernkarsee lake to the Tauernkaralm pasture.
Tweng - Lantschfeld
Distance: 17.4 km
Vertical metres: 310
A family-friendly bike tour through really beautiful countryside and past lots of chalets and pastures.
3 Seenrunde | Hundsfeldsee, Krummschnablsee, Grünwaldsee
Distance: 8.8 km
Vertical metres: 400
Starting from the tourism association, the route runs along Seekarstrasse towards Seekarhaus and slightly uphill along the asphalted road through the Hundsfeldmoor moorland past the Hundsfeldsee lake to the Diktn Alm pasture. It then follows the steep gravel track above the Diktn Alm pasture up to the Krummschnablsee lake. In high summer, this wonderful natural mountain lake is the perfect spot to go swimming. After a refreshing dip, the route heads downhill to the high-alpine pasture at the Grünwaldsee lake. It then descends via the Fluhbachalm pasture and back on the asphalted road via the top of the pass to the starting point.