STONEMAN TAURISTA TOUR IN AUSTRIA
THE mountainbike adventure in Salzburgerland, Radstadt
134 kilometres | 4500 vertical metres | 360° alpine panorama
What is the Stoneman Taurista? A fantastic mountainbike trail in the Austrian Alps and a challenging route for experienced mountain bikers that leads you through the Salzburgerland.
In summer 2023, the Stoneman Taurista Adventure is going from June 8 to September 25
The route is designed as a circuit with 3 evenly spaced stages. You set your own goal for the day and can ride the route as you wish, to fit in with your skill and fitness level. A Gold Tour in just 1 day, a Silver Tour in 2 days or as a Bronze Tour in 3 days. The Hotel Stegerbräu, right in the centre of Radstadt, offers packages suitable to your planned tour.
The Gold Tour – the circuit in only 1 day: 136 KM 4.500 HM
In order to complete the challenging trail in just one day, you have to start very early, preferably right after sunrise. In the 136 km you can overcome 4.500 vertical meters with the following checkpoints:
* Sattelbauer * Hochgründeck * Rossbrand * Mandlberg * Forstau * Oberhütte * Johanneswasserfall
….only for absolutely trained mountain bikers!
Possible stages for the Silver-Tour:
1. stage: start from Hotel Stegerbräu, Radstadt – via Altenmarkt up to the Sattelbauer – Flachau – Wagrain – Hochgründeck – Aigenberg – Eben – Reitlehenalm – Rossbrand – Mandlberg – Radstadt
2. stage: Radstadt – Mandling – Forstau – Oberhütte – Tauernpass Obertauern – Johanneswasserfall – and then back via Untertauern to Radstadt
Possible stages for the Bronze Tour:
1. stage: from Radstadt Hotel Stegerbräu – Altenmarkt – Sattelbauer – Flachau – Wagrain – Hochgründeck – Aigenberg – Eben – Radstadt
2. stage: Radstadt – Rossbrand – Mandlberg – Radstadt
3. stage: Radstadt – Mandling – Forstau – Oberhütte – Tauernpass Obertauern – Johanneswasserfall – Untertauern – Radstadt
The Stoneman Trail
We still have to wait a little until the trail will be changed back to the original checkpoints Grießenkar, Edelweiß-Alm and Bikepark Wagrain. In the 2023 season, the modified route with the Hochgründeck checkpoint is expected to be maintained. The altitude difference remains the same, but you will experience an entirely new section.
The Checkpoints 2023 are – clockwise, if you start the tour from Radstadt via Altenmarkt and Flachau:
Sattelbauer | Hochgründeck | Rossbrand | Mandlberg |Forstau | Oberhütte | Johannesfall
Every section of the trail has its highlights, the forest trail over the Sattelbauer with an overview of two valleys, the picturesque Hochgründeck, the Rossbrand plateau with its moorland floors and 360-degree panoramic views of over 150 peaks, the rugged mountain world of the Hohe Tauern, the idyllic Oberhüttensee lake or the imposing Johannes waterfall. On the Mandlberg, delicacies and home-distilled spirits invite you to linger.It’s all there, from rustic alpine pastures and huts, crystal-clear mountain lakes, lush meadows and dense forests.
Stoneman Starter Pack & Trophy
If you wish to be featured in the official finisher list online, you will at least need a starter pack (card or classic). With the “Trophy” you will additionally receive the “medal-stone”, depending on your chosen challenge -in gold, silver or bronze and the striking wooden pedestal with the iron, laser-cut Stoneman figurine, which can be extended later with further stones. Those who already have earned a trophy, can upgrade the starter pack with just the stone.
Reward yourself with the Stoneman trophy – as a nice reminder to take home. Principally there are 3 versions, that build upon another:
- The Starter Pack:
choose between: CARD (€ 19,00) or CLASSIC (€ 33,00)
- Upgrade your Starter Pack with the Taurista Stone: + € 20,00
- or upgrade your Starter Pack with Trophy + Stone: + € 42,00
The plan is to maintain the above-mentioned prices from summer 2022. Depending on the further development of inflation, a later price adjustment for the starter packages cannot be ruled out.
It is the best to register for the starter pack right after your hotel booking. Good to know: After registering, you will receive a link with direct access to your registration and so you can at any time, make yourself changes of your registration, change the day for your planned start or change the ordered starter pack and even cancel it.
Some days before your planned start you will receive the GPS-Track via mail. An early registration ensures that your starter package is ready for you upon arrival at the hotel and helps us with the organisation.
For pleasure cyclistes -mountain bikers & E-bikers
Radstadt and the surrounding villages of Salzburger Sportworld, also offer an extensive cycle path network with mountain bike trails for the more casual cyclist and it is even more relaxing with electric assistance. Find out more her under Cycling & Mountain biking in Radstadt.