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Pleasure mountain biking and adrenaline kicks in Hochsteiermark

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HOCHsteiermark

Mountain biking in the northeasternmost region of Styria, in the green heart of Austria, is a real pleasure. From the Styrian Semmering to the Hochschwab to the Eisenerzer Alps, you can explore the region by bike on well-signposted paths. Numerous mountain bike routes promise adrenaline kicks, and you can "experience" cultural enjoyment along the family-friendly river cycle paths of the Mur and Mürz where regional culinary specialties spoil all who visit.

Hochsteiermark is a true cycling paradise: From unique cycle routes to state-of-the-art rental stations and a well-developed network of e-bike charging stations - Radler-Herz - what more could you ask for? Would you like a guided bike tour? Everything is possible in the region: Charming tour guides accompany you on unforgettable cycling experiences. And the best: Hochsteiermark is characterized by deep green forests, turquoise blue water, breathtaking views, and renowned hospitality. So, let's go to the Radl-Genuss-Region Hochsteiermark - the charging station for your soul!

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    04:16
    45.2 mi
    10.6 mph
    1,825 ft
    2,800 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Mürztalradweg is one of the most beautiful family bike trails in Styria with many restaurants. It leads from Mürzsteg to Mürzzuschlag and further along the Mürz to Kindberg, Kapfenberg and ends in Bruck an der Mur.Sport, culture and enjoyment form a symbiosis at the R5: from Stift Neuberg with the glass factory to the exhibition worlds in Mürzzuschlag, via Peter Rosegger's country house, the castle Oberkapfenberg, the Brucker Schlossberg and the "Iron Fountain" on the main square - along the route you will find always opportunities to take a break and to learn more about the country and its people.The Mürztalradweg is a classic family cycle trail - it almost always leads along the Mürz, is always easy to drop and create for all family members. Beautiful places along the bike path invite for small breaks. Especially in the summer months you should plan a refreshing break to cool your feet at the Neuberger recreational pond "Urani", at the recreational pond Krieglach or on the banks of the Mürz.Also culinary you will be well looked after. Many inns near the bike path invite you for a rest and regional strengthening. In Kapfenberg the Waldrestaurant Vida is right on the R5, in Bruck an der Mur the Restaurant Baderhaus directly on the Mur with a beautiful terrace. After the meal, you can continue on the Murradweg R2 in the direction of Graz or end the day with a delicious ice cream on the main square.Tip: E-bike rental stations are also available for leisurely pedal knights. For example, the bike shop "E-Bock" in Mürzzuschlag.

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  • Difficult
    02:47
    10.5 mi
    3.8 mph
    3,575 ft
    375 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This tour is especially with the e-bike a great experience - the long climb you mastered thanks to engine support playful. Above you will be rewarded with a fantastic view. You start at the Gasthof Altenbergerhof in Altenberg / Rax (where there is an e-bike rental and charging station) and cycle up to the Schneealm to the organic alp cheese dairy Lurgbauerhütte.Starting from the Gasthof Altenbergerhof in the district of Altenberg an der Rax, where there is both a charging station and an e-bike rental, you can explore the Schneealm with the e-bike in a promising tour. You follow the main road in the direction of the chapels until the turnoff to the right in the direction of Hanslgraber and then stay on the signposted BergRadlRunde Urani until you come to the toll road to Kohlebnerstand. Here you follow the path to the right of the forest road, past the parking lot, until you come to the plateau of the Schneealm. If you need a refreshment, you can already make a detour to the Michlbauerhütte or Schneealpenhaus.The aim of the tour is the organic alpine dairy Lurgbauerhütte, where culinary delights and home-made cheese specialties await you as a reward for the effort. The way back takes you back the same way and is a pleasure even without an electric motor.

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  • Intermediate
    01:25
    4.41 mi
    3.1 mph
    2,200 ft
    50 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    On this tour, it's a short and crisp up on the extensive area of the Bürgeralm, which attracts with all sorts of special features. Of course you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the valley and the rich alpine flora at the top. You can also connect your bike and take a short detour to the Panorama Trail or try the via ferrata. If you still have enough strength, a (culinary) stop at the Schönleitenhaus is also worthwhile, but for a bit further up there. For the demanding driveway, you will be paid in any case ample.Although it goes uphill, nevertheless, the trip to the Alm is a pleasure, because you are driving over the newly built alpine path and you are saving by the way the toll, which the drivers have to pay on the scenic road. The savings you can invest directly on the road in treats in the inn Pierergut, which is on the way and offers a rest.If you can not believe the long climb, there are two alternatives: In Aflenz Kurort you can rent e-bikes or alternatively take the mountain railway to the mountain pasture.

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  • Difficult
    06:06
    35.0 mi
    5.7 mph
    6,750 ft
    6,750 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    This tour deliberately carries the word "extreme" in the name. Because if you want to drive them in one piece, you have a lot to do - 56 kilometers and more than 2,000 vertical meters, that's the stuff for an extended day trip. But the round also includes all the trails and paths of the Pretul Wind + Bike route network, which can be combined to a great round.Start and finish is in Mürzzuschlag. The absolute highlight along the way is the impressive wind park, the renatured Schwarzriegelmoos, for which you can spend a little more time.If you plan to ride the lap in our "extreme version", you will be pleased about some rest stops on the way. It's best to bring an extra bottle and fill up your water supply at the huts - after all, you're on alpine terrain where it's especially important to drink a lot. Of course, you can also ride the sections of the tour individually or build the perfect tour from it. You can find all information about this, including classification of the difficulty levels here: bundesforste.at/produkte-leistungen/erneuerbare-energie/windkraft/windpark-pretul/mountainbiken-pretul.html

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  • Difficult
    01:43
    7.36 mi
    4.3 mph
    3,450 ft
    25 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    The new mountain bike route with the name "LE1" takes you from Göss to the local mountain of the Leobener, "the Mugel", and is one of the most beautiful tours in Upper Styria - including breathtaking views!Right at the beginning of the tour you will cycle over the Kaltenbrunnerstraße, past the pilgrimage chapel Maria Kaltenbrunn, which represents a magical power place for many people. On the way to the Mugel is also the Stadlmaier Alm, where you should definitely stop for a snack. Shortly before the summit there are always good opportunities to enjoy the great panorama. For the route back to Leoben you can choose between the descent via Niklasdorf or just the small Gössgraben.Tip: On the way to Gössgraben, you will pass the chapel Maria Kaltenbrunn. The small pilgrimage chapel is hidden and romantic in the Gössgraben. It was built at the beginning of the last century and is still visited by many people as a magical place of power for a quiet devotion or just to recharge their batteries. If you are more of a culinary refueling, you must not miss the Stadlmaier Alm. Here you will be spoiled with home-made delicacies such as Schweinsbrat'l, Brettljause, pastries and cider specialties.

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  • Intermediate
    01:35
    13.5 mi
    8.6 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,275 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This tour will take you around Trofaiach. It is not very long, but has a few hills to overcome - a beautiful, but quite demanding round for the whole family.Most of the time you cycle on cycle paths or quiet side roads and almost always have a great view of the village or the mountains around it. So you collect beautiful impressions of nature throughout the tour. On the way, some guest houses attract with delicious food - the Gasthaus Mossauer is known for its roast chicken, for example. After about 22 kilometers you roll down into the center of Trofaiach, which is definitely worth a visit. The two 12th century churches are worth seeing, as are the two castles that you can see here. The city museum features regional costumes, a 1904 pharmacy and historic medical equipment.

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  • Intermediate
    01:19
    6.32 mi
    4.8 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,350 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This short tour is very variable and can be fun for the hard-core mountain biker as well as for families with children. This is ensured by the bike park "BikeAlps", which has a challenging downhill course, but also a flowing fun trail, on which also occasional biker and children have a lot of fun.You decide now. If you're a downhill biker, you can fly your bike here all day long. The cable car brings you back up to the start quickly, so you can complete the descent after departure. At the end of the day, treat yourself to a cool drink at the top of the Bürgeralm and enjoy it with the best view.The family variant is not so exhausting, but just as entertaining. In the bike park, the "Family Trail" lets adults and children squeal with joy. Below you can take a detour to Mariazell. It is well worth a visit to the famous basilica - gingerbread and (for the grown ups) a locally produced Arzberger liqueur make tired legs lively again. With the cable car, you can now head back to the top where you will be able to discover the Holzknechtland adventure world for the rest of the day - this is a really beautiful, informative and nature-themed amusement park, where not only the kids will have fun.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    122 mi
  • Duration
    19:11 h
  • Elevation
    20,425 ft

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