The cycle journey starts in Flachau
Through Salzburg’s province of Pongau the route takes you on to the county of Styria.
A more demanding variation takes you through
Filzmoos and Ramsau.
The demanding climbs are well worth the effort as you are rewarded with fantastic views of the "Bischofsmütze" or "Bishop’s Mitre" peak and the Dachstein massif.
At the end of the first leg you reach Schladming, Haus im Ennstal and Öblarn, hometown of author Paula Grogger. The Ennsvalley widens. Past Schloss Trautenfels (landscape Museum and exhibition centre), through Irdninger Moos and then via Wörschach (the Wörschach gorge is well worth a visit) you then arrive at Liezen, the shopping town.
From here you continue until you reach Admont
where the Benedictine Abbey, founded in 1074 with the biggest monastery
library in the world, poses the cultural highlight of the tour.
The next leg of the tour also takes you through impressive landscapes with a possible detour via the Gesäuse mountain region, where the river Enns forces its way through jagged walls of rock in narrow gorges tumbling over drops of up to 130 meters.
From the border between Styria and Upper Austria, the route winds its way through the Reichraming mountain range – a wild and romantic tour on gravelled forest trails.
Passing stately farmhouses, along the banks of the broad Enns reservoir, past the Benedictine Abbey of Garsten we reach Steyr. The splendid facades of the town houses give an indication of the
former wealth of the town that once specialized in iron mining in the
surrounding area. The medieval town centre of Enns is
the climax of this varied cycling tour before the river Enns, which has
accompanied us throughout the tour, flows into the Danube.