An easy circuit around Garsten and Steyr.

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Starting place: 4451 Garsten
Destination: 4451 Garsten

duration: 4h 54m
length: 19,0 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 244m
Altitude difference (downhill): 234m

Lowest point: 294m
Highest point: 479m
difficulty: medium
condition: medium

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

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Short description:
An easy circuit around Garsten and Steyr.


Technique: ***


Recommended season:
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December


Properties:
  • Loop
Description:
This circular route takes us from Garsten railway station via the Saaß to the Himmlitzer nature reserve in Steyr and back to Garsten. The route covers around 18 kilometres and almost 200 km.

Directions:
We start the run at the railway station in Garsten and first run along the road to the left and then turn right at the wall of the Garsten prison. Passing the warehouse on the left again, we turn right up the road. At the bend, we walk up the path to the right and pass a Materl. Here we cross the road and continue along the Teufelsbach stream until we reach the Gastner pond. This is followed by a short section of forest which takes us onto Herrenweidestraße, which we follow until we reach Saaß.

After exactly 5 kilometres, we turn into the Saaßer Forst forest and walk to Schwamming. Here we turn left at a farm onto a gravel path in the direction of Pierer Au. A 1.5 km long straight stretch leads us in the direction of the Steyer river. Along the meadow, past the Pergern station of the Steyrtalbahn railway, we now walk the next 6 km through the Himmlitzer Au. Past the Kruglwehr weir, we then head towards the Hundeabrichteplatz at the Schwarze Brücke bridge. Here we meet up with the tracks of the Steyrtalbahn railway again. Shortly afterwards, we turn right up a steep path which leads us directly to the museum railway station.


We now walk past the football pitch and back to Garsten. We walk through the district of Reichenschwall. Down the Sarningberg, about 1 km in the direction of Garsten Abbey, we return to our starting point at the railway station.



Equipment:
The required equipment always depends on the particular tour and the weather conditions. Regarding the food: This is very individual and it is recommended to have rather too much than too little with equipment and food. For a 5km round in the valley you need less than for a demanding tour in the mountains. The weather can change quickly and if you are not constantly on the move or need to take a break, for example, warming clothing is of great importance.

We have a general checklist for you here:



  • Weather-appropriate running gear for the season - weather forecast - region - elevation. This includes: 
    * a waterproof rain jacket   
    * a waterproof rain trousers suitable for running   
    * Gloves and warm headgear (hood/headband/towel).   
    * sunglasses + sunscreen + headgear for very warm days

  • Trail running shoes

  • Drinking bottles, softflasks or a hydration bladder with enough liquid for the respective tour (if necessary also salt tablets/magnesium)

  • Snacks for the energy boost in between: Energy bars, gels, chocolate, trail mix,

  • Running backpack: ideally a trail running vest / a trail running backpack or a belly belt for small tours.

  • Drypack: to keep your valuables or change of clothes dry (optionally a small garbage bag).

  • Emergency blanket

  • Small first aid kit. An Israeli bandage is highly recommended: this is a one-handed wound and pressure bandage. Details can be found here.

  • Emergency whistle (often integrated in trail backpacks)

  • Cell phone

  • Maps (online and/or offline)

  • E-card or insurance card

  • Some cash

  • Grödeln/Spikes: these can be a great advantage in winter and icy conditions.

  • Folding poles for trail running

  • Headlamp



Additional information:
This trail was run for us by André Prinz.
Starting point: Garsten railway station
Destination: Garsten railway station

further information:
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Accessibility / arrival



Parking
Garsten railway station

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Early winter
  • Deep winter

Please get in touch for more information.


An easy circuit around Garsten and Steyr.
Tourismusverband Steyr und die Nationalpark Region
Stadtplatz 27
4400 Steyr

Phone +43 7252 53229 - 0
E-Mail info@steyr-nationalpark.at
Web www.steyr-nationalpark.at/
https://www.steyr-nationalpark.at/

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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).

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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.

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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)!

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Tour-Details

Starting place: 4451 Garsten
Destination: 4451 Garsten

duration: 4h 54m
length: 19,0 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 244m
Altitude difference (downhill): 234m

Lowest point: 294m
Highest point: 479m
difficulty: medium
condition: medium

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

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