Neustift: Bishop Firmian Trail

  • Flatly

 Interactive elevation profile

Download GPS data
Create PDF

Tour-Details

Starting place: 4143 Neustift im Mühlkreis
Destination: 4143 Neustift im Mühlkreis

duration: 3h 45m
length: 12,9 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 272m
Altitude difference (downhill): 272m

Lowest point: 371m
Highest point: 606m
difficulty: medium
condition: medium
panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Path / trail, Gravel, Other

powered by TOURDATA

Short description:
Varied hiking trail offering fantastic views, uphill and downhill sections with view of the Danube and hiking along Ranna River.


Technique: ***


Quality of experience: *****


Recommended season:
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October


Properties:
  • Loop
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Botanical highlights
  • Faunistic highlights
Description:
·   0km Neustift.From the village centre you take the road out of the village (southwards) towards Niederanna Danube Bridge, then you take a right turn into the forestry trail to the village.

·   1.2km Grub. You hike on country lanes into a cutting and continue into the village.


·   2.1km Forstedt. (Accsess to Smugglers’ Trail with organized smugglers’ programme)
After Gasthaus Schürz you take a right turn into the asphalt trail (towards Donaublick Penzenstein vantage point), turn right again into the road between Klein- and Großsmollberg and follow it to Frauensteig junction; continue left to


·   3.8km Donaublick Penzenstein. There you can enjoy the fantastic view of Danube Valley and the neighbouring village of Engelhartszell. The small chapel at the vantage point can be visited. Walk afterwards along the asphalt trail past the car park and through a forest section into the next village with the name of


·   5.3 km Pühret. Walk past the nice church towards Steinlacken, cross the road and take a right turn towards Rannatal Valley. The hiking route follows a forestry trail down to


·   8.2km Ranna River. Follow now Rannatalweg Trail through a varied nature area with vegetation zones that are very different from each other. From now on the trail leads into Rannatal Valley that has been put under protection order because of its rare fauna and flora. A hike through Rannatal Valley is a unique experience especially in spring and fall time. Follow the river upstream to the


·   8.2km dam. In spring time when the snow melts the Ranna Reservoir with its 45m-high dam overflows with water - an impressive spectacle. Like a white river brook the water flows through Rannatal Valley. Especially hikers, fishers and nature lovers appreciate Ranna Reservoir because of its peaceful setting. The hiking route leads along the right shore to


·   12.7km Konzinger Steg footbridge (access to Kneipp Hiking Trail) that connects the two shores of Ranna Reservoir. Having crossed the footbridge you turn right and after a brief uphill section you return back into the forest and to the starting point in the village centre of


·   14.1km Neustift.



Directions:

Vom Ortszentrum gehen Sie Richtung Ranna-Stausee und halten sich am Ortsende links (Kagerstraße). Dem Weg hinunter folgen Sie zum Konzinger Steg (1,4 km) und überqueren die kleine Brücke. Sie folgen dem Weg rechts entlang dem Seeufer (auf diesem Abschnitt befi ndet sich auch der Kneipp- und Fitnessweg) bis zur Rannatalsperre (3,5 km). Am Beginn der Steinmauer steigen Sie hinunter ins Naturschutzgebiet Rannatal (3,4 km) und folgen dem Weg für ca. 2 km Fluss-abwärts in einen erlebnisreichen Naturraum mit unterschiedlichen Vegetationszonen. Von nun an führt Sie der Weg in das, wegen seiner seltenen Tier- und Pfl anzenwelt unter Naturschutz gestellte Rannatal. Bei der 9. Furt verlassen Sie die Rannaschlucht nach rechts, gehen den Weg hinauf nach Steinlacke (8,4 km) und links weiter nach Pühret. Am GH Weiss vorbei gehen Sie zum Donaublick Penzenstein (10,3 km). Hier können Sie den herrlichen Ausblick über das Donautal sowie auf die Nachbargemeinde Engelhartszell genießen. Am Waldrand entlang folgen Sie dem Weg Richtung „Frauensteig“ (Abstieg zur Donau) und weiter zum Güterweg Mollsberg. Vor Kleinmollsberg gehen Sie rechts nach Forstedt (12,1 km). Hinter der Pension Schürz verläuft ein Wiesenweg der Sie nach Grub führt. Durch ein kleines Waldstück gelangen Sie zur Landesstraße, auf der Sie nach einem kurzen Anstieg wieder an den Ausgangspunkt nach Neustift (12,9 km) gelangen.



Tip:
Donaublick Penzenstein vantage point
Several spots on the section between Pühret and Penzenstein
Dam
Kneipp and Fitness Trail
Rannatal Nature Reserve

Safety guidelines:
Hiking boots are recommended

Equipment:
Wanderrucksack (inkl. Regenhülle), festes Schuhwerk

Additional information:
Municipality of Neustift im Mühlkreis
4143 Neustift i.M.
Passauerstr. 14
Tel.: 0043(0)7284815521
E-mail: gemeinde@neustift-muehlviertel.at
www.oberoesterreich.at/neustift
Starting point: Neustift
Destination: Ortsplatz Neustift (Startplatz des Donausteiges)

further information:
  • Flatly
  • Board possible

Details - hiking
  • themed path
Accessibility / arrival

Getting there
By car:
From Austria: Voralpenkreuz - Welser Westspange - towards Eferding - Passau – Niederranna Danube Bridge - Neustift i.M.
or
Linz - Eferding or Aschach - towards Passau – Niederranna Danube Bridge - Neustift i.M

By train: nearest train station: Neufelden (33km)
Passau train station (Germany): 30km



Public Transit
www.postbus.at

Parking
Donaublick Penzenstein car park
Village of Neustift im Mühlkreis
At Ranna reservoir
Pühret
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

Please get in touch for more information.


Neustift: Bishop Firmian Trail
Gemeindeamt Neustift i. M.
Passauer Straße 14
4143 Neustift im Mühlkreis

Phone +43 7284 8155
mobile +43 664 1119382
E-Mail info@familienurlaub-neustift.at
Web www.urlaub-neustift.at
Web www.donauregion.at
https://www.urlaub-neustift.at
http://www.donauregion.at

You can also visit us on

Visit us on Facebook

We speak the following languages

German

Vis-à-vis users

1. The tours presented for hiking, walking, biking and road biking, mountain biking, motorbiking, horseback riding, climbing, cross-country skiing, and going on skiing and snowshoe tours etc. are to be considered non-paid tour recommendations and only serve as non-binding information. We have no intention of concluding a contract with the users of this website. The utilisation of the data does not lead to the establishment of a contract with us.

 

The data may only be used for private use; any commercial use is prohibited. In particular, it is not permissible to offer the data on commercially run websites, file-sharing platforms etc. or to use it to develop commercial products. Downloading data does not imply that users are granted rights to the data concerned.

 

The tour recommendations posted were created with utmost care; nevertheless, we assume no liability for the correctness and completeness of the information.

 

We point out that neither the tour recommendations included on this website nor the associated data and information were posted by us, but rather by third parties (Art. 16 Austrian E-Commerce Act). We have no influence on whether the details provided (e.g. distance, level of difficulty, change in altitude, description etc.) are authentic, correct and complete. We do not review these third-party contents. For this reason, we assume no liability for the authenticity, correctness and completeness of the information.

 

Construction-related measures or other influences (e.g. landslides and similar occurrences) can lead to temporary or permanent changes in a route (e.g. loss of a bridge and similar occurrences). Such occurrences can lead to part of the route or the entire route becoming impassable.

 

The use of the data as well as undertaking (riding, walking, taking etc.) the recommended tours or using the network of paths occurs at users’ own risk and on their authority. In particular, users themselves are responsible for the choice of route, outdoor orientation, adherence to traffic rules, supplies and equipment for tours listed in Point 1 (e.g. bicycle etc.), wearing a helmet, estimating their own fitness, recognising dangers and maintaining an appropriate velocity. We exclude ourselves from any liability whatsoever for damages, in particular accidents, that occur whilst taking part in the recommended tours.

 

2.Some of the tours lead over roads with normal traffic conditions. Please observe that there is an increased risk which can be avoided by means of appropriate attention and proper estimation and implementation of one’s own abilities. For this reason, please travel a route that is unfamiliar to you slowly and with special care. Pay constant attention to potential dangers and always observe traffic. Do not leave the routes featured in descriptions.

 

The potential use of private roads, in particular forestry roads and agricultural transport roads, can be subject to legal restrictions, which must be observed and adhered to.

 

The normal traffic rules apply. Each user (e.g. biker, motorbiker) is responsible for adhering to these rules and maintaining his/her bike/vehicle and its equipment (lights, brakes etc.) in good working order. Each user is also responsible for ensuring that he/she rides at a velocity that is appropriate for the conditions and his/her skill level and for maintaining sufficient distance to the rider in front. We explicitly recommend adjusting velocity to correspond to the respective field of vision, wearing a helmet, using reflective clothing (or similar) and employing bicycle lights in line with regulations.

 

3.Each tour requires good physical fitness as well as detailed planning. We explicitly recommend only taking the tours in the case of optimal healthiness.

 

We recommend that you conclude an accident and liability insurance policy. Use an onboard computer that displays the respective kilometres travelled per day and is calibrated for the front wheel.

 

4.Special for mountain bikers – Fair-play rules:

 

Mountain biking is one of the most wonderful outdoor leisure-time activities. Whilst biking or on a mountain biking tour, mountains and lakes, meadows and cabins are re-discovered in new ways. A couple of rules for fair play in the forest help to avoid conflicts whilst mountain biking.

 

a.Pedestrians have the right of way: We are accommodating and friendly to pedestrians and hikers. Upon encountering these fellow travellers, we alert them by using the bicycle bell and slowly overtake them. We avoid paths with heavy pedestrian traffic altogether. Take nature into account: We do not leave refuse behind.

b.The braking distance should be half of the total distance visible: We ride at a controlled pace, are ready to brake and maintain a braking distance half as long as the total distance visible, especially in curves, because we always have to count on obstacles on the path. Damage to the path, stones, branches, wood piles, grazing livestock, cattle grids, barriers, tractor-type forestry machines and authorised vehicles pose dangers that we need to be ready for.

c.Don’t drink and drive!: Do not drink alcohol when mountain biking. Take care at stop-off points (dealing with bike racks, dirty shoes or clothing).

It is obligatory to provide first aid!

d.Marked routes, closed paths and blockades: Keep to the marked routes, observe the blockades and accept that these roads are primarily for agricultural and forestry use!

Blockades can often not be avoided and are in your own interest. Biking beyond the intended path and outside of opening times is punishable and turns us into illegal bikers.

e.We are guests in the forest and behave accordingly, including vis-à-vis forestry and hunting staff. Whilst mountain biking, mobile telephones and music players are forbidden! Biking requires your full attention.

f.Avoid unnecessary noise. Out of consideration to the animals living in the wild, we only bike during full daylight. As a principle, we always wear our helmet (even when riding uphill)! Don’t forget emergency supplies: We always have a repair set and bandages along.

g.Don’t overestimate your skills: We should not overdo it when it comes to biking technique and physical fitness. Take the level of difficulty posed by the route into consideration and make a precise estimate of your experience and skills as a biker (braking, bell, lights)!

h.Close gates: We approach grazing livestock at a walking pace and close every gate behind us. We should avoid causing escape and panic reactions in the animals. Nothing stands in the way of the fun and athletic challenge in the mountains and forests!

i.Traffic rules: The general traffic rules (StVO) apply for all the mountain biking routes and we adhere to them. Our bike therefore needs to be in perfect technical condition and equipped in line with the traffic rules, including brakes, a bell and lights. We inspect and service our mountain bikes regularly anyway.

 

5.We assume no liability for the contents of external websites; in particular, we assume no liability for their statements and contents. Moreover, we have no influence on the design or contents of the websites to which hyperlinks on guide.oberoesterreich.at lead or from which hyperlinks lead to guide.oberoesterreich.at. There is no on-going review of websites to which hyperlinks on guide.oberoesterreich.at lead or from which hyperlinks lead to guide.oberoesterreich.at. We do not appropriate the contents of websites to which hyperlinks on guide.oberoesterreich.at lead or from which hyperlinks lead to guide.oberoesterreich.at.

 

Vis-à-vis bloggers

PLEASE OBSERVE:

1. Each of your tour recommendations for hiking, walking, biking and road biking, mountain biking, motorbiking, horseback riding, climbing, cross-country skiing, and going on skiing and snowshoe tours etc., along with other details and information, is free of charge. In particular regarding the correctness of the information, we assume no liability, nor do we assume any liability whatsoever for the consequences of the use of your tour recommendation by a third party (in particular by a user of this website). We do not review the tour recommendations you post, including other details and information, at any time.

We have no intention of concluding a contract with persons who post tour recommendations and/or other details and information on this website. Posting data (information) does not imply that a contract has been concluded.

By recommending a tour, we assume special responsibility vis-à-vis other athletes. Please take this responsibility seriously and describe your tour recommendation with utmost care and to the best of your knowledge and belief.

 

2.Your tour recommendations must therefore clearly and unambiguously include at least the following criteria and provide a sufficiently detailed description:

• Starting point

• Detailed route description

• Distance/Overall distance 

• Level of difficulty

• Dangerous spots

• Average duration of trip

• Change in altitude

• Finishing point.

If possible, please provide the change in altitude.

 

3.When you post a tour recommendation, you give us the order to save your tour recommendation and/or the details you provide on our website and to make it/them accessible to third parties, in particular to users of this website, in the long term. We reserve the right to block or delete tour recommendations and/or other details and/or information that you post, either partially or entirely, at any time without providing a justification. Should this occur, it grants you no rights whatsoever.

Thank you for your efforts!

 

4. We are not responsible for the contents of external websites; in particular, we do not assume any liability for their statements or contents. Furthermore, we do not influence the design or contents of websites that can be accessed from guide.oberoesterreich.at via hyperlinks or that use hyperlinks to refer to guide.oberoesterreich.at. The websites that can be accessed from guide.oberoesterreich.at via hyperlinks or that use hyperlinks to refer to guide.oberoesterreich.at are not regularly monitored. Furthermore, we do not assume any claims to the websites that can be accessed from guide.oberoesterreich.at via hyperlinks or that use hyperlinks to refer to guide.oberoesterreich.at.

 Interactive elevation profile

Download GPS data
Create PDF

Tour-Details

Starting place: 4143 Neustift im Mühlkreis
Destination: 4143 Neustift im Mühlkreis

duration: 3h 45m
length: 12,9 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 272m
Altitude difference (downhill): 272m

Lowest point: 371m
Highest point: 606m
difficulty: medium
condition: medium
panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Path / trail, Gravel, Other

powered by TOURDATA