FANCY A BIKE TOUR? MOTEL ONE LINZ-HAUPTPLATZ NOT ONLY RENTS OUT CITY BIKES, BUT ALSO OFFERS THREE IDEAS FOR GREAT ROUTES:
*Illustration by Linz artist Katuuschka, s.b.
Roman Round (yellow)
This is for anyone with a bicycle, road bike or e-bike. This tour is about 54 km long with an altitude of 80 metres. It starts in Linz and goes along the Danube cycle path to Maut- hausen and then again back to Linz. The family-friendly cycle tour starts at the Urfahrmarkt area in Linz. Follow the Dan- ube cycle path downstream via Steyregg in the direction of the Danube power station Abwinden- Asten. Before you arrive, turn left towards Abwinden. The cycle path leads away from the Danube river to St. Georgen, through the town and via Gusen to Langenstein and Mauthausen. Then cross the Danube river with the cycle ferry, cycle via Enghagen and Lorch to Enns. Take a breather in Austria‘s oldest town. The Danube Cycle Path leads via Enghagen and Kronau back to the power sta- tion. Extra tip: On the Enns cycle path, make a detour to St. Florian and cycle via Asten and the power station onto the Danube path and then back to Linz.
Panoramic Tour (green)
This tour is for the sporty kind with a racing bike or bicycle. It also is a nice e-bike tour. With a little less than 89 kilometres and 1140 metres of altitude, it goes from Linz via Rei- chenau to Gramastetten and back. From Linz you cycle along the Danube river to Abwinden. You will ride parallel to the river Gusen via St. Georgen for a while (heading north to Gallneukirchen). Now follow the course of the river Große Gusen further to Reichenau im Mühlkreis. From there, cycle south-east via Hellmonsödt, Kirchschlag and Lichtenberg to Gramastetten. Finally, going via Walding and Ottensheim, you will reach the Danube river once again , along which you will be returning to Linz.
The Classic Excursion (red)
For the sporty kind and for those who would like to be: the mountainbike tour from Linz to the Giselawarte and back. It is approxi- mately 23 kilometres long at an altitude of 700 metres. Linzers enjoy it as a popular after-work or half-day route. There are several variants. Ours starts in the Gründberg district, at the junction of Leonfeldner Straße and Pach- mayrstraße. Along Gründbergstraße, the route goes slightly upwards. Soon the sign L1 points to the cycle path leading to the GIS. You are heading towards your destination on forest roads as well as on asphalted freight roads. After enjoying a refreshment at the ‚Gasthaus zur GIS‘, you will be returning to the town along the same route or via the normal road (be careful, there is a lot of traf- fic!). The tour rewards with beautiful views and opportunities to stop for refreshments. It is worth making a day trip out of it!