Cycling & Mountainbiking
Besides the numerous hiking trails, bikers can also enjoy their sport here in the Salzkammergut Region. The Gosau and Goiserer valley are well accessible by many forest roads and are thus perfect for your vacation by bike. The MTB-competence center in Bad Goisern informs you further about the different routes.
Following you will find two trails which you can do near our guesthouse:
The Plassen trail
This trail can be done in two different versions. Version 1 starts at the tourist office in Gosau. From there you go along the stream Gosau to the Steinermühle. From there it goes up and you go past direction Rossalm and then along the forest road to Echerntal in Hallstatt. On the Hallstätter Landesstraße you go until you reach the crossing Gosaumühle and from there you go left and go back to the old way which leads you back to the main country road. Follow it to go back to the tourist office in Gosau.
Version 2 leads you from the tourist office in Gosau along the stream Gosau to lake Gosausee. There you turn right direction Grub- and Rossalm. From there the way is identical with version 1.
The Iglmoos trail
From Gosau this trail leads you to the Iglmoosalm and further to the Goisererhütte which is located at 1.600 metres altitude. You start again at the tourist office in Gosau and go past the local indoor swimmingpool to the cementary. You follow the old Pass-Gschütt-Straße until you reach street B166. After approximately 2 kilometers you turn right and follow the forest road direction Iglmoosalm. At kilometer 3.8 you turn to the forest road Wegscheid and after another 4 kilometers you turn left to Iglmoosalm. Shortly after the mountain hut you have to turn because of a ban on driving and thus you have to go back.
If you want to explore our beautiful landscape with a professional guide who knows all about the geology and history of the Gosau valley, we can highly recommend Karl Posch from Nemo Point Gosau. He offers individual tours that can be accustomed to fit your needs and interests. You will definetly have a perfect day with this charming gentleman!
There is also Jirka from Sport Jirka in Gosau who offers guided tours with perfectly maintained e-bikes! you will find prices and conditions under: https://www.sportjirka.at/
Thanks to the fashionable electric bicycles you can conveniently explore the Salzkammergut region by bike. The battery run bikes can enhance your pedal power by up to 150% and thus facilitate many ascending slopes. The battery of the bike lasts around 5 hours and depending on the terrain between 40 and 80 kilometers.
At the Mauna-Loa bike rental station in Bad Goisern and Bad Ischl you can borrow electric bicycles.
For more information please visit Mauna-Loa bike rental: www.mauna-loa.at
There are also two local e-bike rental stations in Gosau:
NEMO-POINT E-Bike Rental
You will find NEMO Point directly next to Gasthof Kirchenwirt, Wirtsweg 16
You will find Sport Jirka directly at Gosau main Road - Gosauseestraße 7
The bike arena in Obertraun was recently built according to the latest trends in mountain biking and cross country biking and offers a wide variety of different terrain sections and obstacles in varying levels of difficulty. The bike arena is the perfect place in order to learn the basics, improve your driving methos or work on your endurance.