Pass-hopping in OberGraz

Cycling along the Mur and through OberGraz is as popular as ever. Pass-hopping in the foothills of the Gleinalpe mountain chain is a classic for bikers who like it strenuous.

Cycling along the Mur and through OberGraz is as popular as ever. Pass-hopping in the foothills of the Gleinalpe mountain chain is a classic for bikers who like it strenuous. Romantic country roads, challenging climbs and special views will reward your exertion.

Start

Peggau/Deutschfeistritz railway station

Latitude: 47.19917 Longitude: 15.33556

End point

Peggau/Deutschfeistritz railway station

Location plan

Pass-hopping in the foothills of the Gleinalpe is a classic in the region of OberGraz. It is demanding and recommended only for experienced mountain bikers with stamina. But going up just one of the three passes offers a worthwhile alternative for bikers without good physical condition. Starting at Peggau/Deutschfeistritz, the route leads along the L322 to Kleinstübing. There, turn right into Stübinggrabenstrasse (L315) to Grossstübing. After the church in Grossstübing turn right and ride over the Silberberg mountain to the former Hiedner snack bar at the top of your first serious climb (the pass is at 913 m), then down to Übelbach, where you turn left and follow the L385 to the Kleintal turn-off (Kleintalstrasse). After a short ride through the Kleintal valley, turn right just after the Luckner inn and begin your main climb to the Plotscherbauer mountain hut (the Thomaskreuz pass is at 1,133 m), where some refreshment probably won`t go amiss. Then ride back to Übelbach and up the Arzwaldgraben to the Rotmüller farm, then left up the Schenkenberg to the Ebenwirt inn (the pass here is at 909 m; it’s your third and last climb). After the Ebenwirt inn the gravel road leads down to the right into the Ratlosgraben (or you can ride down the asphalt road over the Altenberg) down to Gamsgraben and to the former Kainz inn. Head out of the valley on Vordere Gamsstrasse and Rothleitenstrasse to the L121. From there, ride on the R2 Murradweg cycle path to Deutschfeistritz by going in a southerly direction along the L121 to Frohnleiten and the Murbrücke bridge. Now continue on the western bank of the Mur to Adriach, Rabenstein and the Murhof golf course. After the golf club, bear right before the first Mur crossing and return to Deutschfeistritz via E-Werkstrasse.

Tour properties

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Tekkers
Experience
Landscape

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Map

  • 65.7 km Route
  • 6:15 h Duration
  • 1410 m Climbing
  • 1410 m Climb down
  • 0.399 m Lowest level
  • 1.15 m Highest point

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