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Salzatal Tour

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Over the Köckensattel to Gasthof Franzbauer and then via the main road back again.

From Mariazell to the Salzatal the tour runs for the most part on gravel roads.

Open
moderate
Distance 16.9 km
1:30 h
394 m
519 m
1,181 m
724 m
Via the Köckensattel to the Franzbauer Inn and then back via the main road. From Mariazell to the Salzatal, the tour runs for the most part on gravel roads.

Author’s recommendation

Stop at Gasthof Franzbauer in the Salzatal - Tel.: +43 (0) 3885 209
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Author
Brigitte Digruber
Update: September 23, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,181 m
Lowest point
724 m
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Track types

Asphalt 7.51%Dirt road 21.59%Forested/wild trail 55.24%Road 15.64%
Asphalt
1.3 km
Dirt road
3.6 km
Forested/wild trail
9.3 km
Road
2.6 km
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Safety information

A few more requests - the nature and wildlife will thank you and the bike experience will be an even more beautiful:   
  • Please stay on the designated paths!   
  • Please do not leave any litter!   
  • Hikers and pedestrians have priority!   
  • Please ride responsibly and in half-sightedness! 
  • Please ride only a technically perfect bike!

Tips and hints

Mariazell County Tourist Office

Main Square 13, 8630 Mariazell

T: +43 (0) 3882 2366

 

www.hochsteiermark.at

tourismus@hochsteiermark.at

 

Start

Mariazell (864 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.773202, 15.317874
DMS
47°46'23.5"N 15°19'04.3"E
UTM
33T 523815 5291142
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Destination

Mariazell

Turn-by-turn directions

The Salzatal-Runde starts in Mariazell, from there we descend to Teichmühle. After a short stretch of road we turn left onto the forest road up to the Köckensattel, where the Tribein-Runde and the Salzatal-Runde separate.

At the finish you can stop at the Gasthof Franzbauer and enjoy a nice meal and then head home towards Mariazell (either the same way back or via the federal roads B24 and B20). 

Refreshment stops:

Numerous restaurants in Mariazell

Gasthof Franzbauer in the Salzatal

Restaurants in Gußwerk

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Coming from Graz:

A9 Phyrnautobahn northbound, then S35 Brucker Schnellstraße and S6 Semmering Schnellstraße to Kapfenberg exit, then on B20 (Mariazeller Bundesstraße) 49 km northbound (signpost).

Alternative: S6 Semmeringschnellstraße to exit St. Marein and then over the Pogusch to Turnau and from Au on the B20 to Mariazell.

Coming from Salzburg: Take the A1 Westautobahn to the Ybbs exit, then the B25 to Scheibbs, from there two options:Either the B28 via Wastl am Wald to the B20, then via Annaberg and Josefsbergor the B25 on to Grubberg and then the B71 via the newly expanded Zellerrain.

Coming from Vienna: Take the A1 Westautobahn to the St. Pölten Süd exit, then the B20 (Mariazeller Bundesstraße) 76 km south, either via Annaberg and Josefsbergor in Freiland turn left from the B20 onto the B21 and continue via Hohenberg and St. Aegyd through the Halltal valley to Mariazell (sufficiently signposted).

Variant: Südautobahn A2 and S6 Semmering expressway to Mürzzuschlag, then via Neuberg and Mürzsteg on the B21 to Mariazell.

Parking

at the public parking lots in Mariazell

Coordinates

DD
47.773202, 15.317874
DMS
47°46'23.5"N 15°19'04.3"E
UTM
33T 523815 5291142
w3w 
///beloved.booksellers.luxurious
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

You can get the SommerAKTIV map and brochure in the office of the tourist office

Equipment

a few tips for safe mountain biking:   
  • Check your bike's air pressure, spoke tension and brake pads after every tour.   
  • The helmet is part of every mountain bike tour.   
  • Consider in advance what equipment you need: warm clothing, rain and wind protection, repair kit and first aid kit belong in the backpack, as well as a charged cell phone.

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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.9 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
394 m
Descent
519 m
Highest point
1,181 m
Lowest point
724 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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