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Gravelbike - Sonneck-Round

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From Mariazell we go via Mitterbach to the Schindelsattel, then via the Sonneck to the Habertheuersattel and back to Mariazell.
Open
moderate
Distance 22.4 km
2:10 h
433 m
433 m
1,168 m
783 m
An insider tip as an alternative to the Hubertusseerunde - over the Sonneck into Mariazellerland.

The tour runs partly on state and federal roads.

Author’s recommendation

Side trip to Lake Erlauf and/or Lake Erlaufstausee
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Author
Brigitte Digruber
Update: September 23, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,168 m
Lowest point
783 m
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Rest stops

Erlaufstausee-Schänke

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

Tourism Association Hochsteiermark - Office Mariazeller Land

Hauptplatz 13, 8630 Mariazell

T: +43 (0) 3882 2366

 

www.hochsteiermark.at

tourismus@hochsteiermark.at

Start

Main square of Mariazell (868 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.773678, 15.318104
DMS
47°46'25.2"N 15°19'05.2"E
UTM
33T 523832 5291195
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Destination

Main square of Mariazell

Turn-by-turn directions

We start in Mariazell and drive on the B20 in the direction of Mitterbach, but in St. Sebastian we branch off onto the Erlaufseestraße. Shortly before the Erlaufsee we keep right and drive along the Seestraße to Mitterbach. At the crossing to the B20 we keep left and shortly after the Erlaufstausee in Mitterbach we turn right in the first bend onto the forest road (marked "Hubertussee-Runde"). After the Schindelsattel (ascent) we ride a short downhill and then turn right into the Sonneck-Runde (marked). First comfortably, then rising again we reach the Sonneck, here we have a wonderful view of the Gemeindealpe and the Ötscher.

We stay on the forest road and come to the Habertheuer (left turnoff to the Bürgeralpenrunde), drive through the Habertheuer settlement and come back to B20 in St. Sebastian. Keep left here and shortly after the ÖAMTC turn left again into Wiener Straße, which takes us directly to the main square.

The tour can also be started in St. Sebastian or Mitterbach. If you don't want to cross the Erlaufsee, take the B20 directly to Mitterbach.

This tour is passable in both directions

Note


all notes on protected areas

Getting there

Via the Westautobahn (A1 from Salzburg or Vienna) to the exit Ybbs or St. Pölten/Süd, then B 20 to Mariazeller Land.

From the south to Bruck/Mur - Kapfenberg, then B 20 over the Seebergpass into Mariazell country.

Parking

All information about parking you can find here

Coordinates

DD
47.773678, 15.318104
DMS
47°46'25.2"N 15°19'05.2"E
UTM
33T 523832 5291195
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

The SommerAKTIV map (to the brochure) you can get 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 your backpack, as well as a charged cell phone.

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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
22.4 km
Duration
2:10 h
Ascent
433 m
Descent
433 m
Highest point
1,168 m
Lowest point
783 m
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