The gourmet & culture bike circuit

A bike ride including highlights of Styrian culture!

In OberGraz you are spoiled for choice – but why choose when you can have everything in one bike tour? The gourmet & culture bike circuit combines sport with natural beauties and cultural highlights.

Start

Gratwein-Gratkorn railway station

Latitude: 47.094978 Longitude: 15.418393

End point

Gratwein-Gratkorn railway station

Location plan

If you don`t want to miss out on the natural and cultural abundance to be found in Styria, then OberGraz is the place for you. Only here does the Mur Radweg cycle path run along the eastern and western banks of the Mur – a great opportunity to circumnavigate the region along a route of about 30 kilometres. On the way, many excursion highlights await you. Starting at Gratwein railway station, head upstream on the western bank of the Mur towards Stübing open-air museum. After visiting the "valley of the farms", the cycle path leads you past orchards to Deutschfeistritz, home to a famous scythe factory: here you can visit the last Styrian scythe factory, which was operational until 1984. You can experience how red-hot iron was processed into scythes using hydropower during fascinating tours of the production halls. Only two kilometres upstream, the Lurgrotte Peggau grotto is also waiting to be discovered. Austria's largest water-filled stalactite cave is a stunning natural structure that houses many endangered bat species. A tour of the grotto with an informative guide is an unforgettable adventure not only for children. Enjoy the rugged and gentle mountain ranges, while cycling back south along the eastern bank of the Mur to Gratkorn and from there to the starting point of the tour.

Tour properties

Condition
Tekkers
Experience
Landscape

Season

January
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Map

  • 52.6 km Route
  • 2:0 h Duration
  • 110 m Climbing
  • 40 m Climb down
  • 0.373 m Lowest level
  • 0.453 m Highest point

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