The Schenkenberg circuit trail offers mountain and river views and is known as the little brother of the more difficult North-West-Tour, having only one instead of three climbs.
Latitude: 47.199121 Longitude: 15.336405
From Peggau-Deutschfeistritz (S-Bahn) railway station follow Grazer Strasse in a southerly direction to the Peggau shopping centre at the roundabout. Turn right to Deutschfeistritz. Cross the railway tracks twice in the centre of Deutschfeistritz, ride past the Hammerschmiede hammer mill and follow the signs for "Nord-West-Tour". The road takes you through Zitoll and Prenning along the Übelbach stream to Waldstein. At the castle turn right into Arzwaldgrabenstrasse and cycle past the Waldstein Castle ruin to Rotmüller farm. Turn sharp right here and follow the signs for "Nord-West-Tour" to the Ebenwirt inn on Schenkenberg mountain. Af ter the Ebenwirt inn a gravel road branches off in a north-easterly direction. The steep descent takes you along the Ratlosgraben from the Ebenwirt inn to the former Kainz inn. From there, the route leads along the Gamsgraben and the L121 to Rothleiten. At the Murbrücke bridge across the Mur you`ll join the Murradweg R2 bike trail and ride along the western bank of the Mur, downriver past Adriach, Rabenstein Castle and the Murhof Golf Club Murhof to the former Roman grave. You now have two possibilities to cycle back to Peggau-Deutschfeistritz railway station:
a) You chose the shorter route at the foot of the historic Badlwand railway gallery on the eastern bank of the Mur, or
b) you stay on the western bank of the Mur, follow the R2 cycle path and E-Werkstrasse road until Deutschfeistritz and then continue towards Peggau-Deutschfeistritz railway station.
- 32.4 km Route
- 3:0 h Duration
- 490 m Climbing
- 490 m Climb down
- 0.401 m Lowest level
- 0.913 m Highest point