Circumnavigate the Untersberg at the start of the biking season

We use the first extremely spring-like days this year not only for sunny skiing, as recently in the region around Bischofshofen, but also for the start of the biking season. Together with guide Gerhard Hafner we decide on a great tour around the Untersberg. The mountain massif stretches between Bayerisch-Gmain and Bischofshofen in Berchtesgadener Land and Grossgmain and Grödig on the Salzburg side. As the highest point of this tour is at 708 metres, it is also perfect for the first rides in spring.


Perfect equipment

But before the riding fun begins, we get the right equipment. In order to cut a good figure on the bike in terms of function, wearing comfort and appearance, we go to the Outlet Center Eben. In the Odlo shop, the right items are quickly found thanks to the expert advice. With a pair of shorts, a cycling jersey and a jacket in their luggage, they head to the CUBE Store by RABE Bike in Ainring-Hammerau. Here you will find a large selection of different bikes, whether road bike, mountain bike or e-bike. The competent team will help you find the right bike.

Dreamlike mountain scenery

Well-equipped, we can hardly wait to start the tour. The starting point is at Gasthof Schorn in St. Leonhard near Grödig. From here we cross the border and take the B305 to Marktschellenberg. The trail then leads us along the Ache river to the Berchtesgaden salt mine. We then take a short detour into the centre of Berchtesgaden - the combination with the impressive Watzmann in the background is simply a dream. This is followed by a partly steep ascent to the Aschauer Weiherbad and then another rapid descent to Bischofswiesen.


Back via Glanegg Castle

From here, the route leads along cycle paths in the direction of Bayerisch Gmain. Shortly before, after Hallthurm, a path branches off towards Wolfschwang, which leads to the Latschenwirt. Unfortunately, this inn was closed when we left, otherwise we would have liked to stop here. Via Fürstenbrunn we reach the beautiful Glanegg Castle, which is owned by the Mayr-Melnhof family. From here it is not far to our starting point in St. Leonhard.


Tour summary

All in all, it's a really nice, entertaining and varied tour. Thus an extremely successful start to the cycling season that definitely makes you want to do more. The loop around the Untersberg is not only perfect as a start to the cycling season, but certainly also in summer. With the Almbachklamm gorge in Marktschellenberg and the Aschauerweiher natural swimming pool in Bischofswiesen, there are two attractions on the way that also provide cooling on hot days.

Summary of the bike

Since we are sporty throughout, we have actually always used our own power to get around until now. The ride with the CUBE Reaction is therefore also a premiere in terms of e-bikes. And I have to admit, on the steeper climbs it is a real relief and support. And if you ride in "eco mode" almost all the time like we do, you can still contribute enough of your own pedalling power.

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