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Johnsbacher Almenrunde

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The mountain bike route via the Johnsbacher Almenrunde serves up the highlights in gentle doses. Fascinating views, rustic forests and regional delicacies, nothing will be lacking on this bike tour. Since the routes can be varied according to fitness level, the Johnsbacher Almenrunde is especially something for families and all those who prefer a relaxed, leisurely tour.
moderate
Distance 14.4 km
2:20 h
582 m
539 m
1,397 m
863 m
You don't have to struggle up the highest mountain in the Gesäuse to experience the multifaceted richness of the National Park.

We recommend the following route: Ebneralm car park - Kölblalm - Huberalm - Ebneralm - Zeiringeralm - car park.

Author’s recommendation

Add the Relaxed Tour as an extra day to the Buchsteinrunde or Trans National Park as a sidekick!

Stop off at one of the many huts and at the end, don't miss the Kölblwirt!

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Tourismusverband Gesäuse
Update: July 25, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,397 m
Lowest point
863 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 24.79%Forested/wild trail 68.40%Path 1.03%Road 5.76%
Asphalt
3.6 km
Forested/wild trail
9.9 km
Path
0.1 km
Road
0.8 km
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Rest stops

Gasthof Kölblwirt
Ebneralm
Zeiringeralm (Zosseggalm)

Safety information

Mountain rescue emergency call: 140

Tip for emergency message - give answers to the six W questions: What happened? How many injured? Where did the accident happen (possibly GPS coordinates)? Who is reporting (callback number)? When did the accident happen? Weather at the scene of the accident?

Tips and hints

Gesäuse Tourist Office

Hauptstraße 35,

8911 Admont, Austria

Tel. +43 (0) 3613 21160 10

Email: info@gesaeuse.at

www.gesaeuse.at

 

CYCLING IN THE NATIONAL PARK - WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR

Cycling on the designated routes (see below)

Cycling at the times indicated at the starting point.

Cycling at inappropriate speeds

Cycling off the official cycling/MTB routes

Cycling outside the designated cycling times at the starting point.)

Start

Kölblwirt or Ebnerklamm (863 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.531403, 14.614578
DMS
47°31'53.1"N 14°36'52.5"E
UTM
33T 470989 5264291
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Destination

Kölblwirt or Ebnerklamm

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point is the Ebnerkreuzung car park. As is typical for the Gesäuse, the tour begins with an ascent. In total, there are about 500 metres of altitude that you have to climb. Past whimsically carved wooden figures and Teufelsklamm (Devil's Gorge), the route leads to the first of three alpine pastures, the Kölblalm. Here, or later at Ebneralm or at the very latest Zeiringeralm, you should put your feet up, take a deep breath and simply enjoy these unique surroundings. The ancient huts are not only an attraction because of their unique alpine flair, but also have a lot to offer in terms of culinary delights. The homemade cakes or the farmer's doughnuts can elicit a pleasurable buzz from even the most haggard palate. So it can happen that the surprised hiker on the Johnsbacher Almenrunde sees not only chirping birds but also one or two warbling cyclists gliding down the mountain.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

From Hieflau or Admont take bus line 912 to the Gesäuse Kummerbrücke stop.

www.oebb.at

www.busbahnbim.at

Getting there

A9 Phyrnautobahn to exit Ardning/Admont and from there past Frauenberg, approx. 10 km to Admont. Via the B146 (Gesäuse Bundesstraße) from the west into the Gesäuse.

Or via Leoben, Vordernberg and Eisenerz to Hieflau and from there via B146 in a westerly direction into the Gesäuse.

A1 Westautobahn to exit Ybbs and from there south through Scheibbs, Lunz am See, Göstling an der Ybbs and Palfau to Hieflau. From there, take the B146 in a westerly direction to the Gesäuse.

At the Gesäusebundesstraße at the Weidendom turn off in the direction of Johnsbach. The tour starts at the Kölblwirt or at the end of the road at the Ebner car park.

Parking

At the Kölblwirt or at the end of the road at the Ebner car park in front of the Ebnerklamm gorge.

Coordinates

DD
47.531403, 14.614578
DMS
47°31'53.1"N 14°36'52.5"E
UTM
33T 470989 5264291
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Carto.at / Wander-, Rad- & Schitourenkarte „Nationalpark Gesäuse“Gesäuseberge – Haller Mauern – Eisenerzer Alpen West, Nr. 801

M 1: 35.000 http://www.carto.at/gesaeuse/

 

Kompass/ Wander-, Fahrrad- & Schitourenkarte „Nationalpark Gesäuse“, Nr. 206

M 1 : 25.000  http://www.kompass.de/touren-und-regionen/wanderkarte/dest/100148-alpenregion-nationalpark-gesaeuse/

 

Alpenvereinskarte „Gesäuse und Ennstaler Alpen“, Blatt 16, M 1 : 25.000

http://www.freytagberndt.com/shop/9783928777346-alpenvereinskarte-16-ennstaler-alpen-gesaeuse/

Equipment

A first aid kit is included in the rucksack as well as the mobile phone (Euro-emergency call 112), a repair kit, warm clothing, rain gear, light and sufficient food and drink.

Gloves and glasses protect hands and eyes.

Maps or GPS are valuable orientation aids.

Always wear a helmet uphill and downhill!


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.4 km
Duration
2:20 h
Ascent
582 m
Descent
539 m
Highest point
1,397 m
Lowest point
863 m
Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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