Bike & hike
The author of this review: Iris from Austria - now retired
It`s time to report a tour from our homeland Austria.
Well, we made the bigger distance by train (Vienna to Mariazell).
But then: biking...
The Zellerrainstrasse is a sort of challange.
Starting at the train station Mariazell, we have been riding down to the lake Erlaufsee.
A wonderful and paved path lead us there.
The Zellerrainstrasse stated right on the Westend of the lake.
Winding up to a height of 1.121 meters.
The old Zellerrain road has been a gravel road with a pitch level of 22 %
Today, the road is paved and the pitch level round between 15+ %
I have been on my last sprocket ring.
Enjoy the pictures of my report.
Good luck to our followers!
Ausgangspunkt der bike tour:
(copyright mariazellerland webpage)
start of our travel (Wien West rail road station):
one of our riders at the Wien West station:
bike path way to lake Erlaufsee:
at lake Erlaufsee:
riding near the lake towards Zellerrain road:
arrival at the Zellerrain top:
Rest at the Zellerrain top inn
two riders enjoying a drink:
the other rider...
a downhill ride towards Lunz / See:
arriving in pure nature:
2nd day: hike Oetscher;
The cable car has lifted us up 600 meters in height and saved our energy:
A brave hiking Bub:
the first snow came into sight:
"Weitblick" means "Far-view"
say good by to Oetscher...
from the far the "Rauer Kamm":
Bike back home via Pielachtal valley (to the train at St.Poelten)
passing the Nix-cave at Frankenfels: