Ride your mountain bike & cycle on an active trip to Lake Wolfgang
Lake Wolfgang & the Salzkammergut - mecca for cyclists
Mountain biking in the Salzkammergut
Cycling around Lake Wolfgang – travel the local region with a picturesque holiday on two wheels. Discover the alpine World Heritage Region Salzkammergut by bike.
Already checked out the local golf scene and done enough hikes? Familiar with some of the many cycle paths in Lower Austria, Vienna, Styria and the Danube Cycle Path? You'll be happy to hear that Lake Wolfgang is the ideal location for another cycling holiday. Get on your bike and venture down the breathtaking cycle paths, the majestic scenery or take your mountain bike for a spin on the mountains on the many cycle paths by Lake Wolfgang and in the Salzkammergut. There is no lack of options available during your stay at Hotel Im Weissen Rössl, with something for everyone. Take on a new cycling challenge on every day of your holiday, whether on a classic bike, mountain bike, e-bike or speedy road bike. Select from gentle paths around Lake Wolfgang to take in the scenery, challenging mountain bike paths for passionate cyclists in the surrounding mountains or take your e-bike on some of the local cultural pilgrimage paths. The flat cycle paths on the shores of the lake are ideal for families and children. Cycling offers a great way for families to spend a day exploring the local area between excursions.
A holiday on two wheels in Salzkammergut - cycle paths with something for everyone
Saddled up and ready to go? At the reception in the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl, you will find a cycling, hiking and mountain bike map for St. Wolfgang and the surrounding region. Plan the ideal route for you and your family and get on the saddle. Explore up to 30 unique tours around Lake Wolfgang and a 1,700 km mountain cycle path network throughout the Salzkammergut. Whether you're looking to pass through idyllic scenery or marvel at the special sights and highlights in the region – each cycling tour offers its own unique charm. If something a little more challenging is on the cards, you can also cycle several stages and cycle tours in one day. On mountain bike, road bike, e-bike or normal bike, there's something for everyone in the Salzkammergut! Several downhill paths are currently in the works on the Postalm.
Leisurely cycle paths around Lake Wolfgang
Not everything has to be steep and strenuous in the Alps – when cycling the Salzkammergut, you can explore trails that offer leisurely, enjoyable cycling while becoming one with nature, being active and having an unforgettable time against a spectacular backdrop. A popular trail is the feel-good loop around Lake Wolfgang. The trail with minimal climbs passes over well-maintained asphalt and gravel cycle paths for optimum comfort and includes a boat trip to change things up. The cycle path starts in St. Wolfgang, then you pedal to Ried and take the boat across the Wogen to Fürberg. With the refreshing lake breeze accompanying you, cycle leisurely on to St. Gilgen, Abersee, Strobl and return to the starting point. Plenty of other cycle paths in the Salzkammergut are great for an unforgettable tour of the region on two wheels – visit reception to find out more!
Mountain biking in the Salzkammergut
In summer the Salzkammergut transforms into a true mountain bike Mecca for bike enthusiasts who want to conquer the mountains on two wheels! Thanks to the varied terrain, the breathtaking summit panoramas, the views over the glistening lakes, exciting trails and a mountain bike trail network with a total of 1,700 kilometres of varied cycle paths, you'll have the trip of a lifetime on a cycling vacation at Lake Wolfgang! With 1,700 kilometres of cycle paths, the action-packed trails offer endless variety for every mountain biker, offering the perfect backdrop for passionate mountain bikers and beginners alike to let off steam. Meander down wide forest paths ideal for beginners & e-bikes, glide along narrow paths or follow trails for a true sporting challenge. If you're in need of refreshment after a long day on the cycle paths in the Salzkammergut, visit one of the many rustic huts that offer fine delicacies & specialties from the region - uniting sporty activities and scenic views with culinary delights!
Popular cycle paths around Lake Wolfgang:
- Schwarzensee trail - approx. 22km, 2hrs, elevation gain 300m, asphalt
- 5-lakes trail - approx. 34km, 3 1/2hrs, elevation gain 490m, gravel 8km and asphalt 26km
- Schafberg trail - approx. 36km, 3 1/2hrs, elevation gain 650m, gravel 16km and asphalt 16km
- Zwölferhorn mountain bike trail - approx. 30km, 4 1/2hrs, elevation gain 1,070 m, gravel 21km and asphalt 9km · Trail around Lake Wolfgang - approx. 28km, 2hrs, no elevation gain, gravel 3km and asphalt 21km
- Niedergaden mountain trail - approx. 30km, 3 1/2hrs, elevation gain 700m, asphalt
Travel the pilgrimage trails from Regensburg to St. Wolfgang on e-bike
St. Wolfgang has been a famous pilgrimage site since the end of the Middle Ages, after St. Wolfgang and the bishop of Regensburg visited Lake Wolfgang. Regensburg was also a hub of culture and commerce in Germany for many centuries. Today, you can follow in the footsteps of the ancient pilgrims and by taking the pilgrimage trail between Regensburg and Lake Wolfgang and immersing yourself in centuries of history. The trail stretches 324km and is ideal for leisurely e-biking in 4 stages. The trail itself offers a wide range of enjoyment, culture and scenery, ending in St. Wolfgang as the final destination and highlight of the trip. If you don't fancy taking on the entire trail, you can also opt to do sections of the pilgrimage trail from Lake Wolfgang, e.g. from Lake Mondsee to Scharfling, and then return to the Weisse Rössl. Once you've returned to the hotel, a well-deserved relaxation holiday awaits in the cosy rooms and unrivalled wellness area with the hotel's own heated Lake Pool.
Vouchers for rental bikes from the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl
Fancy a bike tour around Lake Wolfgang and in the Salzkammergut, but you didn't bring your bike? We've got you covered. At the Hotel Im Weissen Rössl, each guest can request a voucher for a rental bike at reception. Bikes can be picked up from our partner Pro Travel. Normal bicycles (economic bikes) can be rented free of charge, e-bikes are available for an additional charge of 15.00 euros (city e-bikes) or 25.00 (e-mountain bikes) euros. The bikes are well maintained and individually adjusted to suit you (size, inches, etc.). Enjoy an unforgettable tour on the cycles paths at Lake Wolfgang during the day and return the bike to our partner in the evening. The Hotel Im Weissen Rössl doesn't quite consider itself to be a mountain bike or bike hotel, but we warmly welcome every guest to the beautiful Lake Wolfgang and are happy to help you choose the most beautiful paths through the region
Bike vouchers & bike rental services at Pro Travel - prices
- Economic bikes: free of charge
- City e-bikes: 15.00 euros per day
- E-mountain bikes: 25.00 euros per day
Rössl tip for your cycling tour in the Salzkammergut
Don't forgot to pack your swimming trunks on a cycling trip! Lake Wolfgang and the Hotel Im Weisen Rössl offer one place to swim after the other for a refreshing dip, especially in warmer temperatures. Cyclists who climb the surrounding mountains on their mountain bikes can also indulge in some refreshment with a Kracherl on the bench in front of a managed alpine hut or crack open a Radler. The scenery in the Salzkammergut can sometimes almost seem too idyllic - but that shouldn't be an issue, right?
Personal tip from the Rössl proprietor: Go around the Schafberg and stop for refreshment at one of the two Eisenau alpine huts! Return via the Scharfling, St. Gilgen and Blinklingmoos.
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