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Kaiserhaus loop R1

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  • Trauersteg Brandenberger Ache
    / Trauersteg Brandenberger Ache
    Photo: Claudia Ager, Alpbachtal Tourismus
  • / Kaiserhaus
    Photo: Familie Larch
  • / Logo Kaiserhaus Runde R1
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  • / Kaiserklamm Trauersteg
    Photo: Alpbachtal Tourismus
  • / ehemaliger Stausee Erzherzog Johann Klause
    Photo: Claudia Ager, Alpbachtal Tourismus
  • / Erzherzog Johann Klause Holzstruktur
    Photo: Alpbachtal Tourismus
  • / Erzherzog-Johann-Klause
    Photo: Alpbachtal Tourismus
  • / Blick von der Grabenbergalm auf Ackernalm und Hinteres Sonnwendjoch
    Photo: Claudia Ager, Alpbachtal Tourismus
  • / Ackernalm
    Photo: Claudia Ager, Alpbachtal Tourismus
  • / Pinegg Brandenberger Ache
    Photo: Birgit Angermair, Alpbachtal Tourismus
  • / Kaiserklamm
    Photo: Alpbachtal Tourismus
  • / Prügeltorte Schaubacken beim Kaiserhaus
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m 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 30 25 20 15 10 5 km Jausenstation Erzherzog Johann Klause Berggasthof Ackernalm Berggasthof Wastler Kaiserhaus
Demanding mountain bike loop tour through the Brandenberg Alps.
moderate
Distance 32.6 km
4:25 h
863 m
863 m
1,424 m
701 m

This demanding mountain bike tour leads through the beautiful and untouched countryside in the Brandenberg Alps. The trans-regional loop tour serves as an addition to existing MTB routes. There are two options for the tour start, of which each can be completed clockwise or anticlockwise.

 

Start at the Kaiserhaus in Brandenberg along a short uphill trail. The trail flattens out leading along the stream via the "Trauersteg" to the Erzherzog Johann Klause - where a dam used to hold back water for logging purposes. Continue via the Ackernalm and Riedberg to Brandenberg.

 

At the start is the entrance to the secured path leading through the impressive Kaiser Gorge. The Kaiserhaus with its wonderful garden is a perfect place to enjoy venison and fish dishes and savour the Prügeltorte (spit cake) - a sweet speciality typical for Brandenberg

Author’s recommendation

Don´t forget your bathing suit! There are several beautiful spots along the Brandenberg stream where you can take a refreshing dip.
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Update: September 06, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Ackernalm, 1,424 m
Lowest point
Kaiserhaus, 701 m
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Rest Stop

Berggasthof Ackernalm
Kaiserhaus
Jausenstation Erzherzog Johann Klause
Berggasthof Wastler

Safety information

Closed in winter: all mountain bike and bike trails are closed for safety reasons from 1st November - 1st April.

These trails are not cleared from snow and many mountain bike trails lead through avalanche-prone areas. Depending on the snow conditions, some routes may be closed longer than 1st April. For details on snow conditions, please contact the local tourist office.

Start

Kaiserhaus, Brandenberg (710 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.536553, 11.913307
DMS
47°32'11.6"N 11°54'47.9"E
UTM
32T 719250 5268905
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Destination

Kaiserhaus, Brandenberg

Turn-by-turn directions

Kaiserhaus - Erzherzog Johann Klause - Achernalm - Reidenberg - Kaiserhaus

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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Bus 4070

Getting there

A12, motorway exit Kramsach, towards Kramsach, Sonnwendjochbergbahn, past the now defunct chair lift and along the L4 to Pinegg. Take the turn to the left before the bridge and follow the signs for the Kaiserhaus.

Parking

Kaiserhaus (subject to parking fees)

Coordinates

DD
47.536553, 11.913307
DMS
47°32'11.6"N 11°54'47.9"E
UTM
32T 719250 5268905
w3w 
///obliging.commuter.pasted
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Equipment

Helmet, sun glasses, bike shorts, rain proof jacket, hat, drinking bottle, map, first aid kit, mobile phone, camera, bike lock, replacement inner tube, mini tool kit, bike pump, puncture repair kit, sealing (repair) tape, sun cream, energy food (muesli bar), snack, ...

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
32.6 km
Duration
4:25 h
Ascent
863 m
Descent
863 m
Highest point
1,424 m
Lowest point
701 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Refreshment stops available

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