Exploring the Salzkammergut mountains and lakes by e-bike
Fragrant firs and spruces line the way. A cool lake shimmers in shades of green and blue. And the Dachstein waits around the corner every day. Even the emperor knew of the uniqueness of the Salzkammergut and made it his favourite summer residence.
While slow carriages were necessary back then to get from one beautiful vantage point to the next, the era of e-bikes has long since begun – and that’s as it should be as there are plenty of favourite spots in the Salzkammergut. You will come across most of them on the BergeSeen eTrail.
The new e-bike route covers 630 km and 14,500 altitude metres. There are also several crystal-clear lakes, wide fields, flower-lined meadows and craggy rock faces. There are ten stages in total, with the official start in the village of Mondsee by the Mondsee lake. You can also tackle the stages individually. Depending on the stage, the trail can be combined with a refreshing stop at one of the lakes, such as Almsee, Altausseer See or Grundlsee, or a rest stop at one of the snack stations on the mountains, such as the Dachsteinblick or the Hatzenalm. Other highlights along the route are the Kulmspitz lookout tower or the Salzwelten. A cruise on one of the lakes certainly is also worthwhile, as is the adrenaline kick on the Feuerkogel downhill route.
The location of the chalet village AlpenParks Hagan Lodge is ideal for e-bikers on the BergeSeen eTrail. The seventh stage begins in Altaussee only a few kilometres from the active resorts leading you to Bad Ischl over just under 50 km. Highlights of this tour are the Blaa Alm, the unique scenery along the Rettenbach stream, the Ewige Wand mountain, wonderful views of the Dachstein, Hallstätter See and Lake Wolfgang, and the cultural capital Bad Ischl itself. A visit to the salt mine caps off the trip. Bad Aussee, starting place for the sixth stage, can also easily be reached from the AlpenParks Hagan Lodge. It features a gorgeous panoramic view of the Loser, Sandling, and the Dachstein glacier. Additionally, you almost circle the entire Ödensee lake on the almost 70 km route, and pass both the Salzastausee and the Grundlsee.
There are enough charging stations along the route to always keep your adventures full of energy. The chalet village AlpenParks Hagan Lodge also has one, and additionally offers guests mountain bike and e-bike rental. That’s all you need for your next Salzkammergut tour. Secure your cosy lodge and hunt for new favourite spots on e-bike!