A tour report with power: cross-country skier Lisa Unterweger on the road with the e-bike
The myth that e-bikes are only for the unathletic has long been proven untrue. Quite the opposite: many athletes enjoy using the E in bike for their tours and training. Lisa Unterweger, Austrian cross-country skier, was on the road with her e-bike and the whole family during her training camp. The conclusion? Really cool, such an e-bike! In the blog, she describes her tour for us to follow.
A pleasure for all: e-bikes for top athletes and the whole family
I had a really great experience at my last training camp in Seefeld. With the e-bike, I discovered the most beautiful places in the region together with my family. Many people ask me why I need an e-bike as a competitive athlete. But I can really only recommend the e-bike. Even for me it is a help, because so I can climb the steepest climbs even in the lowest pulse range. And on top of that, it's just a lot of fun!
The e-bike also makes it possible for the whole family to go on tour together. Everyone can decide for themselves how much additional "E" they need. So my parents, my sister, my friend Tobias Habenicht, who is also a professional cross-country skier, and I were able to explore the region together. I took the opportunity to show my family the wonderful Seefeld, which they had only known from winter and competitions. The weather was perfect, everyone had a bike and so the adventure could start.
E-Bike Tour with Lisa Unterweger
From Seefeld via Mösern to Lake Mösern
Off we went from the Hotel Bergland over the Pfarrhügel to the WM Arena. From there we took the bike path towards Mösern and from there on to our first small destination, Lake Mösern. Once there, everyone was very excited. The lake has an idyllic location in the midst of the mountains and besides us there were still some visitors and hikers who enjoyed the lake - even a swimmer did not let himself be deprived of the cooling despite late summer-fresh temperatures.
To the Lottensee, Wildsee and to the Wildmoosalm
After the first short stop, we followed the bike path towards Lottensee. This is a-periodic, which means it is not always "visible". For me it was the first time that he was filled with water, although now at the end of the season only a little. A short photo stop and on we went past the Seefeld-Wildmoos Golf Club with great views to the next destination. This was the Wildmoossee, another natural phenomenon and for me always a wow experience. I already know it from winter, but also in summer it resembles a picture book and is worth a visit. Then it was on to the Wildmoosalm, where we turned off to our last destination.
From the Wildmoosalm to Leutasch and back to Seefeld
From the Wildmoosalm we headed towards Leutasch. Over the Katzenkopf with beautiful views we cycled to Leutasch, a sunny high valley with many pretty houses and squares. Through the Fludertal we went back to the Wildmoosalm. From there we took the fastest way back to the hotel, where dinner was already waiting for us.
My conclusion: Simply really beautiful!
This round has lasted for us about 2h. Of course, with some breaks to admire the great places. If you want to take more breaks and take it easy, you should plan up to 4 hours. We all had a lot of fun. Thanks to the Cube e-bikes, we were able to experience everything together. Try it out! There will definitely be a next time for us!
The e-bike network of the Olympic region is large and well developed: routes in all different degrees of difficulty, complete signposting, a service mobile (breakdown vehicle), numerous rental stations and charging stations and much more awaits e-bikers. You can find all the info here!
Lisa Unterweger is an Austrian cross-country skier. She proudly competed at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships and represented her country at the home World Championships. She has also competed for medals at the Olympic Games in South Korea and several other world championships and competitions. Not only in winter, also in summer Lisa likes to come to train in the region.
Photos: Lisa Unterweger, Laura Zobernig