Austrian Descents with Hans Peter Obwaller

This week, Hans Peter Obwaller takes us to southwestern Austria, along beautiful lakeside roads and through mountain passes.

This collection features some killer climbs that reward you with uninterrupted panoramic views.

You can find all of these under NEW in the FulGaz app.

STODERZINKEN PANORAMASTRASSE

Starting at the "Stirling Moss Roundabout" in Gröbming - well known for its Ennstal Classic Oldtimer Event. After some easy parts you will reach the beginning of the panorama road with almost no traffic at all and a lot of corners and beautiful scenery all the way up - a little bit like the Dolomites in Italy.

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26.69km
DISTANCE
1:26:09
DURATION
1024m
ELEVATION

PILLERSEE TO STEINPLATTE

The ride starts at the beautiful "Pillersee" - alongside the lake some flat rolling to warm up, and then little bit downhill to Waidring where the steep but very scenic climb to the "Waidringer Steinplatte" starts. It is a really steep one but you will be rewarded with superb panorama and probably the fastest downhill you have ever done.

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30.23km
DISTANCE
1:24:10
DURATION
891m
ELEVATION

HOLLERSBACH VALLEY

Hollersbach Valley Up and Down. After the start there is 9k of flat cyclepath to find your legs. Then 4k fairly steep uphill - tarmac changing into gravel. Then the beautiful valley opens when leaving the climb in the forest. Really amazing scenery! Some more climbing and then downhill back to a beautiful lake.

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31.3km
DISTANCE
1:33:21
DURATION
830m
ELEVATION

DOLOMITENHUTTE

After some 5.5k to warm up your legs the "monster-climb" up to the so called Dolomitenhütte starts. On the following 7.15k you will have to climb 918m at an average of 12.8% - one of the most difficult climbs (on tarmac) I have ever done in IRL.

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19.77km
DISTANCE
1:12:23
DURATION
964m
ELEVATION

STALLERSATTEL EAST

This ride starts in St. Jakob and the first few minutes are flat. The climb up to the Stallersattel is steep but not super steep. Nice views, no traffic and after approximately 650m of climbing you will see the "Obersee" - a high alpine lake right before you reach the top of the Stallersattel. At the top take a short view down the italian side to the "Antholzer-See" in Antholz and then get ready for the downhill back to St.Jakob.

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27.52km
DISTANCE
1:06:21
DURATION
658m
ELEVATION

DOWNHILL MOLLTALER GLETSCHER

Carinthia's only year-round ski area. And one of the very few Fulgaz rides with a negative Toughness score! Starting at approx 2200m above sea level you will have an amazing downhill with beautiful panorama and no traffic at all. Just enjoy the ride. Perfect for a cool down after a hard workout.

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17.2km
DISTANCE
0:31:28
DURATION
85m
ELEVATION

CYCLEPATH PINZGAU

An easy ride on cycle paths and little bit of single trail with my gravel bike. About 30k with only 244m of climbing. Just enjoy the spring scenery with colours down in the valley and still shining white snow on the mountains.

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29.78km
DISTANCE
1:06:35
DURATION
226m
ELEVATION

NOVE COLLI AUSTRIA

In Italy you can do the famous Nove Colli Marathon in real life - 9 climbs in Marco Pantani's home area. Here we have "Nove Colli Austria" - filmed at the end of winter which is quite nice still little bit of snow but spring waiting to break through too. In this first part you have to do 5 climbs and downhills - in the second part 4 climbs and downhills. If you do both rides you will have more than 2500m of climbing and downhills and about 90k in distance. Perfect for interval training too.

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38.1km
DISTANCE
1:56:58
DURATION
1320m
ELEVATION

NOVE COLLI AUSTRIA 2

In Italy you can do the famous Nove Colli Marathon in real life - 9 climbs in Marco Pantani's home area. Here we have "Nove Colli Austria" - filmed at the end of winter which is quite nice still little bit of snow but spring waiting to break through too. In this second part you have to do 4 climbs and downhills - in the first part 5 climbs and downhills. If you do both rides you will have more than 2500m of climbing and downhills and about 90k in distance. Perfect for interval training too.

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46.71km
DISTANCE
2:06:07
DURATION
1258m
ELEVATION