Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn - Home of Gravel!DayTrip
"Did you ever visit the "Home of Lässig"? Well then you probably know it for good skiing and mountainbiking, being a huge resort. But did you know that Saalbach is a paradise for Gravelbikers as well? Hell yeah it is!"
We start off at the Tourism office in Saalbach Hinterglemm. The buses run regularly. We recommend leaving early and enjoy the calm morning scenery riding through the town. After a few minutes you will leave the tarmac and continue on smooth gravel. The gradient is not too hard and slowly you make your way up until you reach the “Spielbergalm”. Now you will stare in awe at the mountain scenery around you! WOW. Take some pictures and then off we go into a fast descent. The gravel is good, but still mind the corners. 😉
The valley down offers gorgeous views and nice forest passages and streams next to the path. A highlight are definitely the mining cable cars which transport rocks and you will pass underneath them!
Afterwards we pass the valley around Hochfilzen and go on to Saalfelden-Leogang. Here we start climbing towards the big ascend of the day: The “Asitz”. It is a beautiful, but hard climb, and it might seem it takes forever. But the views and the food on top make up for everything! Here you go coming up next to the lift. You made it with your own power! No lift required. Get some good rest with some delicious food and drinks on one of the alm restaurants around, before we climb the last steep bit to the top of Asitz. If you are keen take the short detour to the summit cross, look down towards the lake and take a deep breath. Now it’d all downhill! Enjoy the way down back to Saalbach, again on perfect gravel. Need a short break? Still enough Alpine huts are waiting for you on the way down. Once we reached the valley we just cross the road and go onto the bike path and cycle back to the centre of Saalbach. Well done! 😊