Mountainbike tour to the Erlhofplatte
Amazing ascents, beautiful views, refreshment stops and taking a bath in the lake
Ride out of the Fusch valley and up on the first mountain you'll see. The tour from Bruck to Thumersbach takes you over the Erlhofplatte and is a classic tour in the region. It offers not just nice views over the lake Zell and the surrounding mountains, but you'll also find nice spots for a stop or taking a bath at the lake Zell.
The way to the Erlhofplatte
The tour to the Erlhofplatte does not start in Fusch directly, but we do start right at the Hotel Lampenhäusl. We ride to Bruck on the bike path and take a right after the bridge in Bruck. After a few hundred meters we find the turn towards the Taxhof on the left side. We gain elevation quickly on tarmac and find some nice views over the Fuscher valley and the Hohe Tauern.
The ascent is not too steep and soon we reach the forest and a nice gravel road. Between the Taxhof and the Erlhofplatte the path gets quite steep - only bikers in really good shape will be able to ride it. On the last few meters to the hightes point, we can enjoy amazing views over the lake Zell. From the top we take the descent towards the Enzianhütte and the village of Thumersbach, where we reach the beach of the lake Zell. For our way back we take the bike path at the lake Zell towards Bruck, where we enter the Fusch valley again and we reach the Hotel Lampenäusl.
MTB Tour MEDIUM - DIFFICULT
|Vertical meters uphill:
approx. 790 hm
approx. 4 - 5 h
no technical challenges, but some steep spots, where you should be in good shape
no technical challenges, nice gravel road to Thumersbach
First tarmac, later it turns into a gravel road for the ascent and the descent
|Stopps and relaxation:
Take a rest at the Enzianhütte or chill out in one of the beach cafes a the lake Zell
Don't miss this in your mountainbike backpack:
- First aid kit - for the fast help
- Extra tube, mini-tool and tire leavers
- Enough to drink (bottle or camelbak)
- Snack and something to eat (nutrition is crucial)
- Warm clothes and rain gear for bad weather
- Helmet on your head - gloves for your fingers
- Tour information and cycling map
- Mobile telefon and emergency numbers from the hotel
- Camera and binocular for amazing views
- Tell the reception about your plans ans where you're going
Stephan's TIPP - mountainbikers know more:
The tour to the Erlhofplatte is one of my favorite routes. The ascent is beautiful in the sun, which makes the tour to a nice route even in fall or late autumn. After the Taxhof you'll reach a gravel road, which becomes quite steep just before the highest point - share your power.
After the descent to Thumersbach the lake Zell is waiting with a cool refreshment - in summer it is really worth a jump. The tour to the Erlhofplatte releases you right at the beach-club Thumersbach, where you will find nice snacks and a cool beer - AND amazing views to the city of Zell am see and the Hohe Tauern.
Cu soon on tour - we look forward to your visit!