Cycling in Bruck Fusch

Everything revolves around two wheels

The Pinzgau region is a paradise for any cycle holiday-maker. Whether it is a short, leisurely cycling excursion with the family or with friends, heading up to the summit, cyclists are very well catered for in Bruck Fusch. The sun tickles your skin, you feel that invigorating tailwind, passing Lake Zell, lush pastures as far as the eye can see and smell that aroma of the mountains.

We are by your side to provide the best in cycling advice and have information about the best cycle tours, where you can hire bikes or E-Bikes, and where you can find bike shops (with a servicing option). There are of course also the loveliest inns and guesthouses where you can replenish your energy stores.

Cycling villages of Bruck and Fusch

Our two cycling villages offer countless of options and a paradise for mountain bikers, road bikers and for families that cycle. You will come across numerous cycle paths and mountain bike trails here, in all difficulty levels.

In Bruck there is a superb range of mountain bike routes. Ascents on forest roads to numerous Alpine inns or summit lodges providing dreamy panoramic views to the surrounding 3000 metre mountains. Adventurers and adrenaline junkies will be inspired by the steep downhill routes, often no wider than half a metre. The Tauern Cycle Path also proceeds through Bruck. Road bike paths in the expansive Zell Basin and around Lake Zell invite families to enjoy extensive tours in the flat valley floor area.

Fusch provides the ultimate challenge for road cycling fans – a ride on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. The Grossglockner is not only known for being the highest mountain in Austria, but also for being a racing and training route and for extensive tours in the fresh mountain air, through unspoilt natural surroundings. Along with extreme sports fans, families are very well catered for in Fusch too. Thanks to the nearby family cycle touring area of Ferleiten, there are four leisurely mountain bike route options available. While touring you get to take in breath-taking viewing points, secluded picnic areas and hidden rest points.

Routes available:

  • Grossglockner High Alpine Road, with a permanent timing facility
  • For road bikers a range of tours spanning more than 1600 km
  • 720 km Mountain bike fun
  • 216 km Cycle touring trails
  • Ferleiten family cycling area

Special facilities:

  • Road bike servicing
  • Food to meet the needs of cyclists
  • Accommodation to suit cyclists' needs
  • Support from a sports doctor
  • Cross training options in the fitness centre
  • Tour plans
  • Route and weather information
  • Road bike events
  • Profiling and specialisation for sports riders

Become a 'Glocknerkönig' on your own bike ride

This unique experience is something that probably every cyclists has marked in their tour book. After all, a 'must-do' for any ambitious rider is of course a ride on theGrossglockner High Alpine Road up to the Edelweißspitze (the highest point you can cycle to) and possibly even on  to the Pasterze.

International Glocknerkönig in Bruck & Fusch

Anyone who enjoys competition and who likes to challenge themselves, ought to keep the internationally popular Glocknerkönig event, which has been taking place for over 20 years, in mind. This open cycling event (for amateurs and pros alike) is really something quite special, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is even closed off, exclusively for the event.

On this dreamy Alpine road and the King Stage of the Tour of Austria, you not only get to vanquish your weaknesses, but also the 27 km route, 1694 metres altitude and up to 12% gradient from Bruck to the Fuschertörl. Incidentally the entire event is available in the 'Ultra'-hard and 'Light'- short route variants.

 

Information & Registration

Automatic timing

On the route between the Ferleiten cash point and Fuscher Törl you can get your own time via the automatic time measuring facility (available between 9:00 and 15:00).

Just pay the € 2.- at the ticket machine at the cash desk, get your bar code ticket and get riding. The time starts ticking from then! At the finish at Fuscher Törl, insert your ticket into the machine to be assessed, then get a new ticket with your own time. This ticket can be swapped at Ferleiten cash desk for a certificate. At the same time, you will be listed in the official rankings, which will then be published on the Internet.

Route 1: Grossglockner High Alpine Road to the Edelweißspitze

1758 metres altitude

21.9 kilometres

8.0 % average ascent gradient

14 % maximum ascent gradient

 

Level:

7.2 km Fusch to the cash point: 4.6% gradient – less challenging

4.8 km to Piffkar: 9.9% gradient – exceptionally challenging

2.3 km to Hochmais: 10% gradient – very challenging

2.6 km to Hexenküche: 8% gradient - challenging

0.8 km to Edelweißwand: 12% gradient – very challenging

1.9 km to Gasthof Fuschertörl: 8.1% gradient - challenging

2.3 km to Edelweißspitze: 7.7% gradient/maxim. 14% - very challenging

 

Specific features:

10.1 km: Embachkapelle; start of the mountain route

14.5 km: Cash point/Ferleiten; parking option; Ferleiten Wildlife Park

19.3 km: Piffkar; Panorama route & Gallery; photo point; parking option; kiosk

21.6 km: Jochmais; display boards (natural history information), impressive views

23.5 km Hexenküche; landslide area

25.0 km: Edelweißwand; remnants of a Roman road

26.0 km: Obernaßfeld; Alpine nature museum, botanical educational trail, multimedia display, kiosk

26,9 km: Fuschertörl I; Gasthaus Fuschertörl, photo point – views to the Großglockner

28.7 km: Edelweißspitze; Gasthaus Edelweißhütte, kiosk, highest point on the road, outstanding views to more than 30 three-thousand metre mountains; National Park information point

 

Overall impression:

Anyone who conquers this route will be a "GLOCKNER KING/QUEEN"

Route 2: Grossglockner High Alpine Road to Fuschertörl II

1615 metres altitude

20.1 kilometres

8.1% average gradient

12% maximum gradient

 

Level:

 

7.2 km Fusch to the toll area: 4.6% gradient – less challenging

4.8 km to Piffkar: 9.9% gradient – exceptionally challenging

2.3 km to Hochmais: 10% gradient – very challenging

2.6 km to Hexenküche: 8% gradient - challenging

0.8 km to Edelweißwand: 12% gradient – very challenging

1.9 km to Gasthof Fuschertörl: 8.1% gradient - challenging

0.5 km to Fuschertörl: 6.8% gradient

 

Specific features:

 

10.1 km: Embachkapelle; start of the mountain route

14.5 km: Toll area/Ferleiten; parking option; Ferleiten Wildlife Park

19.3 km: Piffkar; Panorama route & gallery; photo point; kiosk; parking options

21.6 km: Jochmais; display boards, impressive views

23.5 km: Hexenküche; landslide area

25.0 km: Edelweißwand; remnants of a Roman road

26,0 km: Obernaßfeld; Alpine nature museum, botanical educational trail, multimedia display, kiosk

26.9 km: Fuschertörl I; Gasthaus Fuschertörl, photo point_views to the Grossglockner

27.4 km: Fuschertörl II, kiosk, highlight of the Tour of Austria: King stage

 

Overall impression:

 

Anyone who conquers this route will be a "GLOCKNER KING/QUEEN"

 

Route 3: Extension Fuschertörl to Franz Josefs Höhe

As for Route 2: Fusch (822m) to Fuschertörl (2428m): 1615 metres altitude, 20.1 kilometres

Continue to Franz Josefs Höhe (2131m) + 13.4 km

Route 4: Extension from Fuschertörl to Döllach

Fusch - Ferleiten - Fuschertörl (timing) - Döllach* - Fuschertörl - Ferleiten

 

Fusch (811m) to Döllach (1013m): 51 km

Highest elevations: Fuschertörl 2428 m, Hochtor 2503 m

 

* From Döllach: continue to Lienz - Matrei - Felbertauern - Mittersill**: 103 km

** Mittersill - Zell am See - Fusch: 34 km

Road & mountain biking in the Pinzgau

Road bike tours in the broad, flat valley basin or in the mountains

All  the towns in the Pinzgau region want to offer cyclists even more. There are 1200 km of approved and signposted cycle paths in the Pinzgau region, of which 720 km are mountain bike routes. Outstanding quality and density – by European comparison - with Bruck-Fusch right in the middle of it all.

  • 139 cycle-friendly catering establishments
  • 17 bike hire and repair points
  • Unique – right in the middle of the "Innergebirg" – there is a range of flat, traffic-free and family-friendly cycle routes, with wonderful rest points and information boards
  • Valley cycle paths and mountain bike tracks head in all four points of the compass, with the loveliest mountain bike route up the Hundstein: 15 km and 1361 metres ascent await, with a descent to Zell am See or Maria Alm
  • Numerous leisure facilities round off the range of mountain & road bike offers in the 28 towns in Pinzgau

In Bruck und Fusch there are 9 mountain bike routes available to you. More information:
Road & mountain biking in Pinzgau

MOUNTAIN BIKE TOURS

Schnableralm

602 metres altitude; 8.7 kilometres

6.9% average gradient

 

Ascent:

From Fusch town centre along the Glocknerstraße to Bruck – access on the left hand side.

 

Level:

From very easy to challenging.

 

Gradient:

From 5.3% to 17%

 

Overall impression:

Easy for proficient mountain bikers

 

Specific features:

Judendorfalm open for business

Cycle book – make your entry in the Schnableralm

Brucker Berg circular route

900 metres altitude; 25 kilometres; ascent 13 kilometres

 

Getting here:

From the town centre along the Glocknerstraße to Bruck – access on the left side to Judendorf

 

Level:

Challenging

 

Special features:

Wonderful views, Judendorfalm open for business

Embachhochalm

800 metres altitude; 8.2 kilometres

9.8% average gradient

 

Getting here:

Fusch town centre, access behind Apart-Pension Oberreiter

 

Level:

Somewhat challenging to very challenging

 

Overall impression:

Ideal as a sprint route to Bad Fusch - from Bad Fusch for expert bikers

 

Specific features:

Former altitude spa town "Bad Fusch"

Wonderful views to Fuscher Tal and Zeller Becken with the Steinernes Meer in the background Superb Alpine flora typical to the area

Kammerer Grundalm

8.9% average gradient

 

Getting here:

From Fusch town centre along the Glocknerstraße to Bruck – access on the right-hand side.

 

Level:

From very easy to very challenging

 

Gradient:

From 0.5% to 12%

 

Overall impression:

for expert mountain bikers; very challenging

 

Specific features:

Wonderful views

Secluded route

Alpine inns open for business

Ponyhofalm

An Alpine inn that is open for business, offering lovely small treats from our region.

Great for taking a break and fuelling up.

 

About the route itself:

* 1400 metres altitude

* Length around 4 1/2 kilometres

* 12% average gradient

* Very challenging

* Walking time around 2 hours

Highest elevation: Böckstein 1131m

Trauneralm

709 metres altitude; 13.9 kilometres

5.1% average gradient

 

Arrival:

From Fusch town centre along the Glocknerstraße to the Großglockner - direct to the toll area in Ferleiten.

 

Level:

Very easy to challenging

 

Incline:

Flat (ideal for children) up to 10.4 %

 

Overall impression:

Scenically one of the loveliest bike routes; even for less proficient mountain bikers.

 

Specific features:

Variety of the Alpine flora - orchids in Rotmoos, impressive views to15 three-thousand metre mountains at the head of the valley; managed Trauneralm.

Kohlschnait

143 metres altitude, approx. 4 kilometres
12 % maximum gradient

 

Route outline:

Bruck town centre – on the signposted Tauern Cycle Path to Niederhof – take a right, up to the Kohlschnait snack station (900 m) – continue up to the junction and take a right back down - via Pichldorf back to Bruck. 

St. Georgen - Palfen

310 metres altitude, around 5 kilometres

11 % maximum gradient

 

Route outline:

From Bruck to St. Georgen via the main road – up to St. Georgen (770m) and from there, on to Palfen (1080m).

 

Sights:

St. Georgen church

Moosalm

776 metres altitude, around 9 kilometres

14 % maximum gradient

 

Route outline:

From Bruck follow the signposted Tauern Cycle Path to Gries – from there take a left, past the Grieserwirt, to Brandenauer Graben – at the last junction, take a left up to the Moosalm (open for business).

 

Specific features:

Open right through from the middle of May until the start of November. Views to the Hohe Tauern.

Erlhof Alm - "Drei Brüder"

900 metres altitude, around 6.5 kilometres

13 % maximum gradient

 

Route outline:

Tauern Cycle Path to Taxenbach, after around 3 km take a right, as per the signposts.

 

Specific features:

Continue hiking to the summit of the "Drei Brüder", views to Lake Zell and the Großglockner.

Bichlalm

670 metres altitude, around 6.7 kilometres

14 % maximum gradient

 

Route outline:
Junction for the Tauern Cycle Path Fusch/Sulzbachtal, forest trail to the Sulzbachalm, short descent to the stream crossing area. After another stream crossing, ascent to the Bichlalm.

Hundstein

1360 metres altitude, 17 kilometres
16 % maximum gradient

 

Route outline:

Bruck town centre – across the Salzach bridge to the right, 1 km along the main road – then left on the asphalt route to the Jageregg (1150m) – now on the forest trail, continuing to the Erlhofplatte (1373m) – junction to Thumersbach – ridge path to the Ebnerscharte – after the junction at Tödlingalm, summit ascent via a narrow path up to the Hundstein (2117m) and the Statzerhaus, which is open for business! Back via Thumersbach or a longer circuit via Maria Alm.

 

Specific features:

Summit tour with 360° panoramic view to the Hohe Tauern, Steinernes Meer and Zell am See.

CYCLE TOURS

Tour 1 – Short Kitzbühel circuit

Fusch - Mittersill - Pass Thurn - Kitzbühel - St. Johann - Grießenpass - Saalfelden - Zell am See - Fusch

 

Fusch (811m) to Zell am See (757m): 128 km + 10 km to Fusch

Highest elevations: Pass Thurn 1275m, Grießenpass 963m

Tour 2 - Long Dienten circuit

Fusch - Taxenbach - St. Johann - Bischofshofen - Mühlbach - Dienten - Saalfelden - Zell am See - Fusch

 

Fusch (811m) to Zell am See (757m): 108 km + 10 km to Fusch

Highest elevations: Dientner Sattel 1357m, Filzensattel 1290m

Tour 3 – Long Kitzbühel circuit

Fusch - Mittersill - Gerlos Pass - Aschau - Strass - Wörgl - Kitzbühel - Pass Thurn - Mittersill

Return on the Pinzgau Bahn, transfer or 34 km to Fusch

 

Fusch (811m) to Mittersill (790m): 177 km

Highest elevations: Gerlos Pass 1531m, Pass Thurn 1275m

Tour 4 - Fusch-Krimml-Gerlosplatte

Fusch - Mittersill – Krimml, with or without the Gerlosplatte

Return on the narrow-gauge railway to Zell am See

 

Fusch (811m) to Krimml (1067m): 67 km

Highest elevation: Gerlosplatte (1102m)

Tour 5 - Excursion to the Gasteiner Valley

Fusch - Taxenbach - Gasteiner Valley - Fusch

 

Fusch (811m) to Bad Gastein (1.002m) or Böckstein: 57 km

Highest elevation: Böckstein 1.131m

Tour 6 – German circuit

Fusch - Mittersill - Pass Thurn - Kitzbühel - St. Johann - Pass Strub - Lofer - Steinpass (border) - Schneizlreuth - Berchtesgaden - Bad Dürrnberg- Hallein

Return by train to Bruck (to Fusch 7 km)

 

Fusch (811m) to Hallein (461m) 157 km

Highest elevations: Pass Thurn 1275m, Schneizlreuth 1569m

** Continue via Pass Lueg - Bischofshofen - St. Johann - Taxenbach - Fusch

Hallein (461m) to Taxenbach (779m): 60 km + to Fusch 17 km

Tour 7 – Tennengebirge mountain circuit

Fusch - Bischofshofen - Golling - Abtenau - Hüttau - Bischofshofen

Return on the train to Bruck (to Fusch 7 km)

 

Fusch (811m) – Bischofshofen circuit (556m): 129 km

** Continue to Fusch via St. Johann: +53 km

Via Dienten: +61 km

Via Saalfelden: +69 km

 

Tour 8 – Lofer circuit

Short Lofer circuit:

Fusch - Saalfelden - St. Johann - Lofer - Saalfelden - Fusch: 135 km

 

Long Lofer circuit:

Fusch - Mittersill - Kitzbühel - St. Johann - Lofer - Saalfelden - Fusch: 146 km