Tennengau - Alte PostalmstrasseDayTrip
"This tour leads up to one of THE classic road passes of the Alps the "Postalm". While there are tours that have far more gravel and unpaved sections in them, we are sure you will love this tour. It combines everything Gravelbikes are good at. Multi surface ride, escaping traffic at it's best! "
This tour is probably something you want to do if you want to see as much of the area as possible in one day! We start at the trains station of Golling. Beautiful shops and houses look inviting, but let’s keep that for later. 😉
First we do the tourist bit: We ride to the breathtaking Bluntausee lake and from there to the Gollinger Wasserfall. Those are two must sees in the area around Golling, don’t miss out. 😉 Now we return to Golling for the real deal!
We turn onto small roads pretty quick, away from traffic and soon you will find yourself on a steep climb that eventually turns to a short patch of rough track with some bigger rocks in it. You will be over soon and get back on tarmac for a bit. As soon as you reach the top, the road turns to gravel again and we fly down a short descent into one of the most beautiful valleys around! We follow the nice and windy tarmac road until a little fountain appears on the left. Fill up your bottles with fresh, cold mountain water and then turn left on the gravel road that leads us up to “Alte Postalmstrasse”. This used to be the road up to Postalm and now is still available as a cycling path. Sometimes you will ride on rough, destroyed tarmac, while mostly the road is gravel. Don’t be too intimidated, the road has mostly a nice and rideable gradient and is never too rough. Take some pictures at the beautiful gorges you pass. It is amazing how water can cut through the rocks!
At the top you have plenty of restaurants to get some delicious local food and drinks!
After you got some good rest prepare for a short uphill before we go all the way down on the road. Wait, what? On the road?!? Yep, it is one of the most beautiful alpine passes and you will have a lot of fun even on your gravelbikes to descend this masterpiece of a road! 😍
Once you made it down to the valley there is a short stretch of a more frequented road - there is no way around. Please be careful! Soon you will be able to get on a gravel cycling path which leads us straight back to Golling! Now you have definitely earned some more good food and drinks. You made it! What a loop!