Start in the centre of Niederau at the car park of the Markbachjoch cable car. Turn right along the Dorfstrasse to the Pension Klausenhof ca. 1 km. Turn right through the small housing estate to the forest path. Pass the barrier and continue on the Route 284 uphill for approx. 3.5 km on the gravel path. At the junction with Mittermooser stay right and continue steeply uphill underneath the cable car. At the top of the Markbachjoch you have the choice between the Markbachjoch Alm or the Rübezahl Hut for a rest stop. Ride past the top station of the gondola and then turn right onto the Flecklweg. Take the road back down to the valley via Penning and ultimately to Hopfgarten (approx. 8 km). At the junction turn left and after 700 m left again. Follow the road up the serpentine bends back to Niederau and the start (6 km).