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BergeSeen Trail A3: Unterach - Steinbach

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Starting place: 4866 Unterach am Attersee
Destination: 4853 Steinbach am Attersee

duration: 7h 4m
length: 22,3 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 830m
Altitude difference (downhill): 811m

Lowest point: 470m
Highest point: 1.036m
difficulty: easy
condition: easy
panoramic view: Great panorama

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Path / trail, Gravel, Street, Hiking trail, Other

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Short description:
Scenically diverse meadow and lake hike along forestry roads and well-marked trails with one cable-secured passage.


Technique: **


Quality of experience: ****


Recommended season:
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October


Properties:
  • Multi-stage route
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
Description:
Rising above the southern shore of Lake Attersee, you find the rocky foothills of the Schafberg Massif, which you roam during several ascents of this stage. The first, and most culinarily enjoyable, destination are the huts of the Eisenauer Alm Meadow, above which the ultimate panoramic mountain of the Salzkammergut shows its wild northern face. Additional scenic highlights are promised by the Nikoloweg Trail below the neighbouring, no less rugged Höllengebirge Mountains.

Directions:
From the tourism office at the town hall in Unterach am Attersee (Hauptstraße 9), walk west to the recreation area, where you will find a monument to the inventor Viktor Kaplan and the central information station for the themed trail dedicated to him. Follow this trail in the opposite direction through the Elisabethallee to the bridge over the Seeache (station 11, turbine runner). After the bridge, cross under Seeleitenstraße and walk upstream past the pharmaceutical factory (station 10, small power plant) and after 1 kilometre, turn left onto a street. Further up, the marked route no. 17 to the Eisenauer Alm turns off to the left. Continue briefly along the forest road, and then the route ascends along a good, but ever increasingly steeper forest track (numerous beautiful views of Lake Attersee and Lake Mondsee). Finally, go underneath the power lines and follow a stone track (steps) up to a small saddle on the edge of the Eisenauer Alm Meadow (1015 m). Go right on the meadow road for a short distance to the Buchberg Hut and the Kienberger Hut located just behind it. 2:30 h

 


Back on the gravel road, which leads left to a transmitter after joining with the ascent route – before this, you turn right onto hiking trail no. 16, which once again passes underneath power lines and descends through the forest to the huts of the Oberackeralm Meadow (930 m). Continue along the forest road to the Unterackeralm Meadow (840 m), from which you descend to the right along the narrow Ackerweg path into the Acker Ravine. On the other side, continue along a forest road to the junction of the Valerieweg Trail, which leads up from Unterburgau on the southern shore of Lake Attersee. Take this trail to the right to the nearby meadows of the Moosalm (772 m). There you meet Stage 3 of the Salzkammergut BergeSeen Trail, which you follow to the left – i.e., in the opposite direction. Forest road no. 804 leads over a forest saddle to the Lasseralmbach Stream and – turning left below the former Lasserlam – descends to Unterburgau am Attersee (472 m), where you cross the state highway.


 


On the other side, you turn right onto the bike and footpath which runs alongside the street to Burgau, where the street can be bypassed for a short distance by going left. Afterwards, the route follows the street again and leads over the Weißenbach Bridge to Weißenbach am Attersee (470 m). 2:30 h


 


The last section follows – like Stage 3 of the Salzkammergut BergeSeen Trail – the Nikoloweg Trail, which turns right immediately after Hotel Post (sign “Künstlerweg am Attersee”, trail marker “Steinbach”). Turning left, the trail leads north through the steep, rocky protective forest slopes at the foot of the Höllengebirge Mountains – over a metal staircase and cable-secured sections. Passing the turnoff to the Attersee via ferrata Mahdlgupf, you reach the Brennerriesensteig trail (no. 821), where you turn right. Shortly afterwards turn to the left again into the area above the forestry office at Lake Attersee and continue over to Steinbach am Attersee (509 m) 2:30 h



Tip:
Note: Bus connection (Line 562) from Weißenbach to Steinbach. By ship from Weißenbach to Steinbach – Round-Trip South, www.atterseeschifffahrt.at

Safety guidelines:

  •  In alpine terrain, be aware of the danger of falling rocks.

  • Through early summer, you may encounter steep snowfields or firn gullies – especially during icy conditions, there is an acute risk of falling and thus fatal injury!

  • Due to storm damage, forestry work or construction work, individual trail sections may be difficult or impassable at times.

  • Cows in the alpine meadows are often curious. Because they are nursing mothers, they develop a strong tendency to protect their calves. Therefore, move through cow pastures quietly, keep at least 20 metres of distance to the animals and never pet calves! In the case of threatening behaviour (pawing, stamping) slowly back away (do not turn your back). Keep dogs on a leash. They must not bark at or chase cows. In the case of an attack, the dog must be released from the leash.



Equipment:

For all stages, you will need hiking or mountain boots with treaded rubber soles as well as wind- and rainproof clothing. A change of clothes and a small first-aid kit should also be included in your backpack. The amount of provisions you should pack depends on the number of available rest stops. In any case, you should always take along plenty to drink. Telescopic poles are helpful, especially when walking downhill.



Additional information:

Text kindly provided by the publisher KOMPASS-Verlag and Wolfgang Heitzmann.


Further information at trail.salzkammergut.at

Starting point: Unterach am Attersee
Destination: Steinbach am Attersee

further information:
  • Multi-day tour
  • Board possible

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

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BergeSeen Trail A3: Unterach - Steinbach
Tourismusverband Attersee-Attergau
Attergaustraße 55
4880 St. Georgen im Attergau

Phone +43 7666 7719 - 0
E-Mail info@attersee.at
Web attersee-attergau.salzkammergut.at
https://attersee-attergau.salzkammergut.at

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a.Pedestrians have the right of way: We are accommodating and friendly to pedestrians and hikers. Upon encountering these fellow travellers, we alert them by using the bicycle bell and slowly overtake them. We avoid paths with heavy pedestrian traffic altogether. Take nature into account: We do not leave refuse behind.

b.The braking distance should be half of the total distance visible: We ride at a controlled pace, are ready to brake and maintain a braking distance half as long as the total distance visible, especially in curves, because we always have to count on obstacles on the path. Damage to the path, stones, branches, wood piles, grazing livestock, cattle grids, barriers, tractor-type forestry machines and authorised vehicles pose dangers that we need to be ready for.

c.Don’t drink and drive!: Do not drink alcohol when mountain biking. Take care at stop-off points (dealing with bike racks, dirty shoes or clothing).

It is obligatory to provide first aid!

d.Marked routes, closed paths and blockades: Keep to the marked routes, observe the blockades and accept that these roads are primarily for agricultural and forestry use!

Blockades can often not be avoided and are in your own interest. Biking beyond the intended path and outside of opening times is punishable and turns us into illegal bikers.

e.We are guests in the forest and behave accordingly, including vis-à-vis forestry and hunting staff. Whilst mountain biking, mobile telephones and music players are forbidden! Biking requires your full attention.

f.Avoid unnecessary noise. Out of consideration to the animals living in the wild, we only bike during full daylight. As a principle, we always wear our helmet (even when riding uphill)! Don’t forget emergency supplies: We always have a repair set and bandages along.

g.Don’t overestimate your skills: We should not overdo it when it comes to biking technique and physical fitness. Take the level of difficulty posed by the route into consideration and make a precise estimate of your experience and skills as a biker (braking, bell, lights)!

h.Close gates: We approach grazing livestock at a walking pace and close every gate behind us. We should avoid causing escape and panic reactions in the animals. Nothing stands in the way of the fun and athletic challenge in the mountains and forests!

i.Traffic rules: The general traffic rules (StVO) apply for all the mountain biking routes and we adhere to them. Our bike therefore needs to be in perfect technical condition and equipped in line with the traffic rules, including brakes, a bell and lights. We inspect and service our mountain bikes regularly anyway.

 

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Tour-Details

Starting place: 4866 Unterach am Attersee
Destination: 4853 Steinbach am Attersee

duration: 7h 4m
length: 22,3 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 830m
Altitude difference (downhill): 811m

Lowest point: 470m
Highest point: 1.036m
difficulty: easy
condition: easy
panoramic view: Great panorama

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Path / trail, Gravel, Street, Hiking trail, Other

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