Beautiful tour in direction to Bad Ischl - one of the huge variety of mountainbike tours in our region Ausseerland - Salzkammergut!
Quality of experience: ******
This mountainbike tour along a graveld road leads us first to the beautifully located area of the Blaa Alm. Afterwards right and again to the left to a valley of unique beauty called "Rettenbachtal". Be careful of the steep part where the road is of big gravel. After a tunnel you reach the mountain pasture.
After about 2,3 kilometers you will have to turn to the elft and via a bridge in direction to "Grabenbach". Constant raising above the stream "Grabenbach" you will pass the hut "Grabenbachhütte", take the left turn and finally will reach the highest point during the tour on 1300 meters offering a perfect view.
Further the graveld road takes you on a steep hill down in direction to a village called "Agatha". By ignoring all turns you need to carry on straight ahead the road to the mountain pasture Halleralm. Passing this area you follow the road until its end. A small path takes us downwards where you need to cross a narrow, small bridge. Again there is a graveld road which we follow straigth ahead until its end, where we there is a route to the area called "Waldgraben". There you must take the first turn to the left upwards in direction of the saltmines "Salzbergwerk". Reaching the saltmines and next to it the hotel "JUFA Altaussee" the asphalt street takes you back to the Hagan Lodge.
Von der Hagan Lodge auf der Schotterstraße, am Hochseilkletterpark "omunduntn" vorbei führt uns die Tour zur bekannten und schön gelegenen Blaa Alm. Danach fahren wir nach rechts und gleich wieder links runter ins Rettenbachtal (Achtung Steilstück mit Grobschotter) und bachabwärts zum Tunnel (evt. Lampe nötig) und hinaus auf die Rettenbachalm.
Nach rund 2,3 km führt uns der Weg scharf nach links und über eine Brücke in Richtung Grabenbach. Von nun an geht es stetig ansteigend oberhalb des Grabenbaches bis zur Grabenbachhütte. Bei dieser Kreuzung fahren wir links und weiter bergauf Richtung Raschberg bis zum höchsten Punkt auf etwa 1300m mit einer perfekten Aussicht auf die darunter liegende Hütteneckalm.
Wir fahren der Forststraße entlang steil bergab in Richtung Agatha und biegen bei der Kreuzung Hütteneck links in Richtung Agatha ab. Alle Abzweigungen ignorieren wir und kommen zu einem größeren Freiland. Danach fahren wir auf einer Asphaltstraße in einem Waldstück weiter und achten auf die Abzweigung nach links, die uns zur Halleralm führt. Oberhalb der Halleralm vorbei, stößt kurz später eine Forststraße aus dem Tal herauf, auf dieser fahren wir bis zu ihrem Ende weiter geradeaus. Jetzt müssen wir geländegängig werden: ein schmaler Pfad führt uns rechts hinunter zum Michlhallbach, welchen wir auf einem schmalen Steg überqueren. Wir stoßen erneut auf eine Forststraße, an der sich links eine archäologische Ausgrabungstätte befindet - Funde aus der Römerzeit.
Geradeaus weiter fahren wir bis zum Ende der Straße und von dort einen Erdweg hinunter zum Waldgraben. Wir nehmen die erste Abzweigung links am Schranken vorbei bergauf Richtung Salzbergwerk, am Steinberg (Jufa Hotel Altaussee) vorbei und auf der Asphaltstraße zurück zur Hagan Lodge.
Citybikes or racing bicycles are not recommended, because parts of this rour are not taramac roads.
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.
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