Cycling along a valley brings you into the next province, Styria and you will recognize how the style of the houses changes. But don’t underestimate the number of uphills before you reach the next lake, Altaussee, which is situated between high stone walls and the famous Loser mountain.
Heading south, you will soon catch sight of the majestic shape of the Grimming mountain. In Bad Mitterndorf you bike under the ski jumping facility and come into the small village Pürgg, the “Kripperl of Steiermark” (crib of Styria) where you feel like nothing changed within hundred years.
Along the river Enns you can enjoy the good gravel roads with up- and downhills.
Not far away from our path is Schladming, world-famous for the host of the World Ski Championships in 1982 and 2013. We ride up to the next famous winter sports location, Ramsau, with beautiful view to the Dachstein mountain.
Now you have to decide you path forward, as the trail splits shortly after Ramsau. While route B leads you back following parts of the Dachstein route to Sankt Gilgen, route A brings you to the top of the Rossbrand mountain (1.770m) with another 800 high meters uphill before you can enjoy the downhill towards Altenmarkt, already situated in the province of Salzburg.