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Cycle track R19 "Salzkammergut - Koppental - Radweg"

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Starting place: 8950 Stainach
Destination: 4831 Obertraun

duration: 3h 45m
length: 47,9 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 334m
Altitude difference (downhill): 467m

Lowest point: 508m
Highest point: 855m
difficulty: easy
condition: medium
panoramic view: Great panorama

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel, Hiking trail

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Short description:
This 46 kilometer long track leads from the Ennstal via the Ausseerland  in Styria to the lake Hallstättersee in Upper Austria and is suitable for the whole family.

Technique: **

Quality of experience: ***

Recommended season:

  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October


  • Refreshment stops available
  • Cultural/historical value

This track leads from the starting point after a uphill (200 meters in altitude) to Tauplitz/Klachau and passing the ski flying hill to Bad Mitterndorf.

Aside of the traffic and mostly flat without nameable differences in altitude via the nature protection area you will reach Pichl-Kainisch. Passing the fishery along the river "Traun" we get to Bad Aussee, where we have to take the way to the railway station in order to carry on the track R19.

First via the Koppenpass, the through the valley along the river we reach the border to Upper Austria. From then on this track is call "R2 - Salzkammergut Radweg".



Vor dem Anstieg über die Klachau (ca. 200 Höhenmeter) erblickt man Pürgg, das "Steirische Kripperl". Ein Besuch des Ortes lohnt sich!

Der Radweg führt weiter nach Tauplitz/Klachau, am Fuße der größten Natur-Skiflugschanze Kulm vorbei in den radlerfreundlichen Thermenort Bad Mitterndorf.

Abseits vom Straßenverkehr führt der Weg flach durch das Moorgebiet der "Laasen" nach Pichl-Kainisch. Nach dem Bahnübergang Kainisch biegen wir rechts in Richtung Fischereizentrum ein. Nach Durchfahrt durch die interessante Fischzuchtanstalt, immer bergab entlang der Traun führt uns ein neu angelegter Radweg bis nach Unterkainisch, welcher ein Ortsteil von Bad Aussee ist. Hier angekommen halten wir uns links  und fahren bis zum Bahnhof. Dort fahren wir dann Richtung Hallstatt über den Koppenpass und Obertraun.

Seit Mai 2011 geht die Weiterführung des >R19< zuerst über den Koppenpass, dann zum Koppental und entlang der Traun nach Obertraun (Oberösterreich). Ab der Landesgrenze wird der >R19< zum >R2< Salzkammergut-Radweg des Bundeslandes Oberösterreich. Empfehlenswert ist auch ein Besuch der Dachstein-Rieseneishöhlen in Obertraun.

Das Koppental soll den Wanderern vorbehalten bleiben, daher wird um Verständnis gebeten, dass der Radweg von Bad Aussee nach Obertraun ein Stück über die Koppenpass-Landesstraße geführt wird.

On the entire way there are possibilities for a stop. The way back can be taken by train.

Safety guidelines:
Children should be in possession of a licence and have there own appropriate equipment.


Please note the exclusion of liability!


The proper bicycle: Touring bicycle, roadster or mountain bike. Others such as racing bicycles are due to gravel roads not recommended.

Break-downs might occur, most of the times far away from any service providing station. Therefore to the best advantage tools, implements and appropriate material are always good to have with you. 

Additional information:
More Information:

TVB Ausseerland – Salzkammergut

Tel. +43 3622 54040-0 

Starting point: Main Road B320, crossing Trautenfels
Destination: "Obertraun am Hallstättersee"

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Getting there
Detailed information how to get to the Ausseerland – Salzkammergut you will find on our website!


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Public Transit
Railway station nearby: Stainach-Irdning

ÖBB (train): 

It is recommendet to use the parking at the railway station Stainach-Irdning.

Travelling by public transport
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Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

Please get in touch for more information.

Cycle track R19 "Salzkammergut - Koppental - Radweg"
Tourismusverband Ausseerland - Salzkammergut
Bahnhofstraße 132
8990 Bad Aussee

+43 3622 54040
+43 3622 54040 - 7

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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.


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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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Starting place: 8950 Stainach
Destination: 4831 Obertraun

duration: 3h 45m
length: 47,9 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 334m
Altitude difference (downhill): 467m

Lowest point: 508m
Highest point: 855m
difficulty: easy
condition: medium
panoramic view: Great panorama

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel, Hiking trail

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