27 September 2024 -
3 October 2024

At the 2. Austrian SALT&LAKE Trail, a unique bike experience awaits you in the heart of Austria. 
Bikepacking with MTB or gravel as in many countries already established and popular: 
Cycling with a group of like-minded people through one of the most beautiful areas of Austria, the route is predetermined, worked out with a lot of passion and experience. 
The focus of the route design is on the one hand on ideal paths for gravel bikes (assuming good transmission) and MTB, otherwise to design the route in such a way that beautiful places / highlights are approached or can be reached via a short detour. 

Along the route there are many accommodation and food supply options. 

The GPX data will be provided a few weeks before the start.  
From the start you are on your own, there is no time limit, no controls, just the experience of an adventure tour, a challenge to muscles and endurance along 13 (or more) picturesque lakes and historic salt extraction sites. 
The journey is the goal. For those who want to compete and for safety reasons, we provide a tracking app to follow the other participants.

The given route can be left at any time (for sightseeing, meals, accommodation, etc.). The concept is to return to the same point in order to follow the route. 

Support by baggage transport or accompanying persons is not allowed. 


In order to be able to offer the right distance for everyone, we have worked out 2 routes that will separate along the route
It can be decided during the journey which route is chosen



Hight meters 

Route A 

 ~400 km 

 ~8000 hm 

Rout B 

 ~280 km 

 ~5000 hm 

The routes lead over asphalt, gravel and forest roads on public, unclosed roads.  
On all roads the StVO (road traffic ordinance of Austria/Germany) applies!  

Route A

  • Start in Sankt Gilgen at the "Schiffsanlegestelle" boat mooring along the lake promenade
  • along the beautiful lakes of Attersee and Traunsee
  • Through the imperial city of Bad Ischl, salt extraction side, European Capital of Culture 2024
  • Over the "Ewige Wand" to Bad Goisern 
  • Through the beautiful Salzkammergut nearby Hallstatt as a World Heritage Site 
  • from Altaussee​ o the valley of the Enns passing by the impressive mountains Dachstein and Grimming
  • from Ramsau into the region "Salzburger Land" 
  • and along the Salzach and Hallein back to Sankt Gilgen 

Route B: 

makes a shortage t after around ~130 km and joins the route A after the famous lake "Hallstätter See" to finish together with the long route

If desired tracking via transponder: 25€ rental fee + 30€ deposit (variant via app is offered)


Until 30.06. 50€ return transfer, later no return transfer can be made, a postponement to the following year is possible

Terms of participation:
By registering, the conditions of participation of the event are accepted.


 Event information
27 September 2024
03 October 2024
St. Gilgen am Wolfgangsee
5340 St. Gilgen
See map below
Registration closes 24 September 2024 08:00

NOW Bikepacking

In case of questions about the event please contact NOW Bikepacking:


2. Austrian Salt and Lake Trail

  • St. Gilgen am Wolfgangsee
  • 5340 St. Gilgen
  • Austria

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