4 guys, 4 bikes, 4 days. The area around the biggest mountain in Austria is worth a trip for sure, so Hannes, Christoph, Steve and Michi geared up again for their annual adventure during Autumn 2013.
Checking the equipment, having a look at the map and getting in some energy for the upcoming bike adventure we are looking forward to.
Beautiful, loud and high. An amazing waterfall stopped us on our way up to Hohe Tauern. Fresh air and some nice rides to start the trip.
Day 1 camping place. We can´t wait to get high up into the mountains the next day.
Steve, Christoph and Hannes. Hiking and talking lines.
After a long drive and some hard hiking sessions that took us a full day and night to get here it´s finally time for a ride. Rough terrain, steep lines in between big rocks and a breathtaking panoramic view around us. The perfect place to ride our bikes.
Not a good place to crash. Michi went down hard. Part of the game.
Every day again. Checking the map for a new area to ride and a good place to camp.
Camp. Fire. Grill. Friends. Epic. What more can you expect as a rider? This was just an amazing time looking back on a great day's ride and forward to a lot more adventure still to come. Sometimes you just wish you could stop time for a moment like this.
Our friends for this night. Cows coming very close and a frightened bat.
What a morning to wake up to with the sun shining and nothing more to do than get a nice coffee in, find a natural toilet and have a full day of riding to come.
Epic sunset rides, never ending dusty single track and cow shit skulls to ride through. Something you usually don´t have on your daily ride.
Last night´s lodging for our bikes. Just the best for the beauties.
A last ride into the sunset with an amazing view over this valley that sits in between numerous peaks in the middle of the highest area in Austria.
"Our bikes bring us to places school never could!
What a true saying based on our refections of this short trip we just did. We are so thankful to our sport and to each other for joining the moments in life like these.
Nothing more to say than "Go out and ride your bike! It´s worth it.
: Hannes Klausner, Steve OberbichlerPhotographers
: Christoph Breiner, Michael EhrenbrandtnerThanks to
: Merida Bikes, Manitou/Hayes, ION, Five Ten, Bikebox Linz, Red Bull