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Fürstenbrünnl - Kalmbachgraben - Bürgerau

 
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Length

3.0 Miles 4.9 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

Elevation

22' 7 m

Ascent

-1,880' -573 m

Descent

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

47%

Max Grade (25°)

4,407' 1,343 m

High

2,550' 777 m

Low

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The best singletrack of Saalfelden

Andreas Scharl

Overview

Like most trails in Austria outside of bike park destinations this trail is not legally open to mountainbikers. Be aware of this and most importantly be respectful and considerate to other trail users - especially hikers.
Easy access by singletrack and dirt road. Narrow, rooty, technical singletrack. Often moist and slippery, few higher speed sections. Most amount of quality singletrack descend per climbed meter in the NE of Saalfelden.
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Description

Fürstenbrünnl trail starts out with a few technical and rooty sections but offers good flow in dry conditions. A fence will only stop you for a moment before the high speed section. Don't go too wild or you'll land in the electric fence on the left hand side of the trail though. You have to maneuver a few small, tight curves before reaching a short steep section to finish the first trail.

Once you cross the dirt road the Bürgerau singletrack starts out as a narrow, slippery and most often loamy singletrail with encroaching vegetation and small trees. It is at times offcamber and very narrow, so take your time to maneuvre the slippery roots. Once you enter the higher forest the track opens up a bit. Highlights include a few tiny step-downs over roots, two stream crossings and a few high speed sections where you can briefly let go of the brakes. Towards the end you'll have to conquer a root carpet and some very muddy sections that conclude the Bürgerau singletrack. This part of the trail could use some work so it drains better as it sustained some damage from logging activities.

The last trail starts at the left hand of the dirt road about 100m from the end of Bürgerau singletrack. A sign forbids mountainbiking due to increased erosion. Consequently you'll have to deal with a lot of man-made wooden steps that will get your suspension working. A few root carpets complement this part of the trail that can be ridden at medium speed in dry conditions but becomes very treachery when wet. After you've cleared the root carpets an easy flow track type of trail with a few "sniper roots" called "Maple Syrup Falls" takes you to the parking lot.

If you are going further down, take a right turn after the horse meadow and turn left before crossing the Kalmbach. Here you'll find a small wood with a nice little network of mellow trails that can be ridden up or down. As this area is used a lot by hikers and horse riders, be cautious, respectful and considerate of other trail users.

History & Background

Like most trails in Austria this one was built for hiking. The incline and trail features are easy enough to allow intermediate mountainbikers to have a fun time.

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