Mountain Biking recommended route Stage 2

Trans Nationalpark Et 02 (Reichraming-Windischgarsten)

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Right through the wilderness: crossing the wooded and lonely Kalkalpen National Park to the pretty climatic health resort of Windischgarsten.
Distance 48.5 km
6:55 h
1,487 m
1,246 m
1,164 m
349 m
This stage is all about the Kalkalpen National Park and thus the densely wooded, lonely low mountain landscape of the Reichraminger Hintergebirge and the Sengsengebirge. First you follow the valleys and gorges of the Reichraminger Bach and the Großer Bach before you reach the Ebenforstalm uphill through lonely forests and hills, which lies like an oasis in the middle of the forests. Now you descend a few hundred metres to the Scheiblingau in the middle of the Sengsengebriges. You follow the course of the Krummen Steyerling stream to the south past the farmed Jagahäusl and thus reach the only longer single trail passage in the entire Trans National Park, over which you reach the "Steyrsteg" - either pushing or riding. A final climb brings you to the Haslersgatter before you roll comfortably down to Windischgarsten.

Author’s recommendation

Attention: This stage is one of the two longest and at the same time the most demanding of the entire Trans National Park. If you are travelling with an E MTB, use your battery carefully and do not ride at the highest level even with a 625 Wh battery. Or you can use one of the charging stations along the route. Only technically experienced mountain bikers are recommended to ride the 1 km long sliding/single trail section - otherwise it is better to master this section by pushing. In addition, there are a few short meadow and single trail sections on the route, which is otherwise on forest and asphalt roads throughout.


Charging stations along the stage:

EbenforstalmJagahäusl (only with own charging cable)

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Update: April 29, 2022
Highest point
1,164 m
Lowest point
349 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 20.80%Dirt road 71.28%Forested/wild trail 3.54%Path 4.21%Road 0.08%Unknown 0.05%
10.1 km
Dirt road
34.6 km
Forested/wild trail
1.7 km
2 km
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0 km
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Rest stops

Bäckerei - Café - Hohlrieder Reichraming
Gasthof Ortbauerngut
Panoramaturm Wurbauerkogel
Sportstadl Windischgarsten
Nationalpark Kalkalpen Besucherinformation & Tourismusinformation Pyhrn Priel

Safety information

Fair-Play- Rules for mountain bikers

Mountain biking is an exciting sport and nature experience! It can quickly happen that you forget everything around you. But be careful, you are not alone on the trails! A sensible and considerate riding style is a guarantee for a safe and accident-free mountain biking experience. A few simple rules help to avoid conflicts in the first place


Cycling and mountain biking in the National Park area is only allowed in the period from 15 April to 31 October 2 hours after sunrise to 1 hour before sunset!

Exception is the Langfirst mountain bike trail, here the biking season only starts on June 1st.

Riding is only allowed on the approved and marked paths! Driving bans and closures also apply to mountain bikers.Attention to other nature users! Approach hikers or riders slowly and use your bell if necessary.

Avoid unnecessary noise and show consideration for the animals. This also includes riding only in daylight.

Mountain bikers are guests in the forest - behave accordingly respectfully towards landowners, foresters and hunters. The approach to grazing animals should be at walking pace to avoid panic reactions of the animals. Important - After passing through, all pasture gates must be closed!

Leave nature as you would like to find it yourself - without litter, this belongs in the trash can.On all mountain bike routes the road traffic regulations (StVO) apply. Always ride responsibly and with foresight. The bike must be technically perfect and equipped accordingly (brakes, lights, bell).

Tips and hints

 Es wird empfohlen, sich vor der Buchung mit dem Trail Info- & Buchungscenter in Verbindung zu setzen.


Tourismusverband Steyr und die Nationalpark Region

 Stadtplatz 27,  4400 Steyr

 Infobüro: Reichraming

 Tel.: +43 7252 53229-40


Tourismusverband Gesäuse

Hauptstraße 35, 8911 Admont, Österreich

Tel. +43 (0) 3613 21160 10



Reichramming (351 m)
47.888651, 14.456989
47°53'19.1"N 14°27'25.2"E
33T 459406 5304067
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Turn-by-turn directions

The start of this stage is at the village square in Reichraming, exactly at the finishing point of the last stage. The first section is identical to the route of the previous day: You cycle along the asphalt road along the Reichramingbach towards Anzenbach. In Weißenbach, where you came from the right on the previous stage, you continue straight ahead to the Anzenbach car park. Here you turn right onto a no longer asphalted road and continue along the stream in the direction of "Brunnbach/Große Klause". At the next fork, turn right onto the forest road in the direction of "Große Klause" and soon afterwards turn right again onto another forest road in the direction of "Ebenforstalm". Now the 700-metre ascent to the Ebenforstalm begins: First following a ditch and then along slopes, you always follow the (only) forest road open to cyclists and thus reach the Ebenforstalm, which lies very idyllically like an oasis in the middle of the woods. It is managed and is ideal as a charging station for E-MTBs.

At the Ebenforstalm, keep to the right on a meadow path that leads you slightly uphill to a forest section with a forest road. Climb this very steeply for a short while and on the other side descend again briefly but steeply and rooty to a forest road (this short section, together with the single trail section that follows, is the most difficult section on the Tans National Park, but can also be pushed well). Follow the forest road down serpentines to the right until you reach the Bodinggraben. Once in the ditch, follow the forest road to the left at a fork, pass the "Scheiblingau" car park and along the ditch you will reach the "Jagahäusl", the second stop on this stage.


At the Jagahäusl, continue straight ahead and turn left at the next fork in the forest road towards the Schaumbergalm. Follow the forest road (and not the footpath) uphill until you reach a left-hand bend where a small cart track leads straight ahead. Follow the path uphill into the valley, which becomes narrower and narrower. The path becomes smaller and smaller and, after a left-right bend, develops into the single trail passage already mentioned: Now the path is quite narrow and gravelly and leads upwards along the rather steep slope. This section can be ridden by experienced mountain bikers - however, due to the steep slope on the right, we recommend pushing the bike if in doubt (the loss of time is limited). After a while, the surface changes from gravel to forest soil and you reach the small "Steysteg" saddle, where you come across a forest road again.

Follow the forest road straight on and you will soon reach the beautifully situated bivouac site Steyrsteg and continue uphill over a final climb to the car park Haselgatter. Go through the car park and follow the forest road straight ahead on the other side, past the Kleiner farmstead, until you reach a crossroads with many signposts. Follow the signs and turn right here and then right again at the next opportunity after a few metres.

Before the next farm, turn left onto a meadow path. This leads into a narrower cart track and a forest road that takes you along the Salzabach stream through the Salzatal valley.

At the end of the road you come to a T-junction with a car park where you turn left towards Windischgarsten. Leave Villa Sonnwend on your right (or turn into the route here if you have stayed overnight at Villa Sonnwend). Now follow the larger road (Salzastrasse) into the village of Windischgarsten. Now you reach the main road, which you follow to the left for just a few metres before turning left again onto Ufergasse. Soon you turn right over the little bridge where a small alley brings you to the finish of this stage between the Grassecker bakery and the Kemmetmüller Hotel.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Getting there

Autobahn Sattledt-Steyr-Ennstal-Großraming oder Reichraming

Autobahn-Amstetten-Weyer-Großraming oder Reichraming


Chargeable parking spaces Reichraming

Chargeable in the period from 1.5. to 31.10.

Parking fees:up to 2 hours € 1,50/ 4 hours € 3,-/6 hours € 4,50/1 day € 6,- / 2 days € 9,- Minimum parking time 2 hours



1 Reichraming village free of charge

2 Dirnbachrechen free of charge

3 Forsteralmkurve chargeable Coin-operated machine€ 0.50/€ 1.00/€ 2.00

4 Weißenbach car park fee-paying coin-operated machine€ 0.10/€ 0.20/€ 0.50/€ 1.00/€ 2.00

5 Intermediate car park fee-paying coin-operated machine€ 0.50/€ 1.00/€ 2.00

6 Anzenbach barriers fee-paying coin-operated machine€ 0.10/€ 0.20/€ 0.50/€ 1.00/€ 2.0


47.888651, 14.456989
47°53'19.1"N 14°27'25.2"E
33T 459406 5304067
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Maps and information material at all information points in the national parks

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

Gloves and glasses protect hands and eyes.

Maps or GPS are valuable orientation aids.

Uphill and downhill always wear a helmet!

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48.5 km
6:55 h
1,487 m
1,246 m
Highest point
1,164 m
Lowest point
349 m
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