Biking Enjoyment between Untertauern and Radstadt
Out and about with the whole family
Located only about 500 meters from the Lürzerhof is the Untertauern Wildlife & Amusement Park, with wild animals in open enclosures, a petting zoo, swimming lakes, trout ponds and a playground for youngsters. This is also where the Taurachtal Bike Path – begins – ideal for parents as well as children. This ca. 12 km-long trail is easy to ride, climbs only a few meters and, if you are riding in the direction of Radstadt, is actually only downhill – in other words, absolutely ideal for family bicycle tours!
A beautiful bike path
Setting out from the wildlife park, you first follow the left-hand side of the river, gently downhill, until you find yourself at about the same elevation as the Marchlhof, where you will then switch to the right side of the river. The path now follows the meandering Taurach through a small patch of forest and across two cattle gates. Before you get to a small chapel, you will have to make a short climb. On your right, the Taurach flows past lush meadows and pastures, quaint farmhouses with magnificent floral decorations, constantly surrounded by the imposing scenery of the Radstädter Tauern. Before you reach Radstadt, you will ride for about 700 m on a separate bike path next to the main road. Then, opposite the Kaspardörfl, you will turn left in the direction of the golf course and cross a small stream, now taking you past hotels, residential areas and a lumber factory until you come to the train station in Radstadt.
Your destination, Radstadt
Radstadt is an old town. It was actually inhabited all the way back in 400 B.C. and today still radiates a very special medieval atmosphere. The castle, the old town walls, the Witches-, Pond- and Capuchin Tower, the historic town parish church, Schloss Lerchen and Schloss Tandalier are architectural evidence of this era. A small snack on the market square and a visit to some of the sights are a rewarding conclusion to this enjoyable bike ride. If you prefer not to ride all the way back, you can also use the bus, make yourself comfortable and gaze out at the passing landscapes, all the way back to Untertauern and right to the front door of Hotel Lürzerhof.