“Four thousanders” mountain bike circuit

Summit hopping deluxe!

Summit hopping deluxe: well-signposted round trip from Gratwein to Gratwein along the “four thousanders” of OberGraz with wonderful views, several opportunities for refreshment and a dip in cool water.

Start

Gratwein railway station

Latitude: 47.137126 Longitude: 15.286619

End point

Gratwein railway station

Location plan

From Gratwein railway station follow the signs to Rein Abbey, first on Reiner Strasse and then on Landesgutweg. With Rein Abbey always in view, cycle through the contemplative, (still) flat landscape, past the abbey and along the Mühlbach stream, gaining altitude gently towards the end of the valley. The trail is well-signposted (it runs in the opposite direction of the World Championship course). Along the upper part of the Mühlbach stream, the trail gradually becomes steeper and meanders along the forest road to the Mühlbacher mountain hut, where a stop may be enjoyed. From Mühlbacher Kogel mountain, ride on trail 562 past the Walzkogel, Heiggerkogel, and Pleschkogel mountains until you reach the Pleschwirt inn. The following passage offers everything a mountain biker’s heart desires. Trail-like passages lead down to Kehr. Here, caution and consideration for hikers is requested, because the route runs partly along the hiking trail. The last section leads through the Kehrerwald forest to Selenz/Rein. At the Josefsheim, follow the signs of the hiking trail No. 15 through Tallak to the Annateich ponds, then follow trail No. 564 along the Schirningbach stream to Bad Weihermühle, and on to Gratwein railway station. If you want to add a cultural highlight to your nature experience, why not visit the famous pilgrimage church Maria Strassengel or the oldest Cistercian monastery in the world in Rein. In fact, why not visit both?

Tour properties

Condition
Tekkers
Experience
Landscape

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Map

  • 25.9 km Route
  • 3:20 h Duration
  • 719 m Climbing
  • 720 m Climb down
  • 0.446 m Lowest level
  • 1.021 m Highest point

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