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Rastlandradweg R15

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The Rastlandradweg R15 connects the two regions of Gesäuse and ERZBERG LEOBEN.
The Rastlandradweg connects the Ennsradweg R7 with the Murradweg R2 and leads through two stream valleys, the Paltental, which lies in the Gesäuse region, and the Liesingtal, in the ERZBERG LEOBEN region. The cycle path starts in Selzthal and leads along a side road with little traffic to St.Michael.

The cycle path leads us from Selzthal, through which the Ennsradweg R7 also runs, in a southerly direction through the Palten and Liesing valleys. The cycle path is mostly on side roads and separate cycle paths, as well as through the village centres.

Until Wald am Schoberpaß,the gateway to the Liesingtal, the route is partly uphill, therfore cyclists need to be in good shape.

From Wald am Schoberpaß onwards, the route follows the run of the Liesing, always slightly downhill, past the popular adventure excursion destination "Der Wilde Berg - Mautern", to the cycling hub of St. Michael in Upper Styria. The municipality of St. Michael lies directly on the popular Murradweg R2.

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The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
74,8 km
Route
5:15 h
Duration
328 hm
Ascent
378 hm
Descent
874 m
Highest point
570 m
Lowest point

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From Salzburg/Linz via the A9 Rottenmann exit. Take the B113 back to Selzthal. The car can be parked at the station. From here it is also only a short walk to the starting point of the R15.

From Graz/Vienna via the A9 exit Rottenmann. Take the B113 back to Selzthal. The car can be parked at the station. From here it is also only a short way to the starting point of the R15.

The R15 Rastlandradweg connects the Ennsradweg R7 with the Murradweg R2. We cycle through two stream valleys. One is the Paltental, the other the Liesingtal. The cycle path starts at the Selzthal junction and follows its course on low-traffic country roads, but also on separate cycle paths.

After Rottenmann and Trieben, we head towards Gaishorn. Past the Gaishorn recreational lake, the route continues slightly uphill to Wald am Schoberpass. Here, too, the recreational lake Wald am Schoberpaß is a good place to cool off on a hot sunny day.

From Wald am Schoberpaß, the trail leads a short distance along the B116 - Schoberpaß federal road to Kalwang and Mautern. Two bathing lakes, as well as the Alpenbad Mautern along the route invite you to take a cool dip on hot days. For families but also for animal lovers, Wilder Berg Mautern is a highlight of the region. A stopover in Wahlfahrtskirche Mautern is certainly also well worth seeing.

Along the south side of the motorway we reach Kammern im Liesingtal. Now the route runs alongside meadows and fields to Traboch and on to St. Michael in Obersteiermark.

St. Michael in Obersteiermark is a cycling and transport hub and is also suitable for the Park+Ride options, as an entry point for the return journey to Selzthal or as a stopover before continuing cycling on the Murradweg R2.

Along the cycle route there are many opportunities to combine the cycle tour with a hike.
Timetables and travel information can be found directly at:

Österreichischen Bundesbahnen (ÖBB)

Steiermärkischen Landesbahnen (STLB)

www.busbahnbim.at 

 

With the BusBahnBim app of the Verbundlinie, timetable information has never been easier: all bus, train and tram connections in Austria can be queried by entering locations and/or addresses, stops or important points. The app is available as a free app for smartphones (Android, iOS) - on Google Play and in the App Store. 

The car can be conveniently parked at the train station in Selztal to also use the train for the return journey from St. Michael in Upper Styria.
Tourismusverband ERZBERG LEOBEN 

Tourist office

Hauptplatz 3

8700 Leoben

Phone: +43 3842 481 4 810

office@erzberg-leoben.at   

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What the weather will be like

Gaishorn am See (724m)

Morning
1°C
75%
5 km/h
Noon
1°C
90%
10 km/h
Night
0°C
75%
5 km/h
Dull throughout the day with light snowfall every once in a while.
Morning
-1°C
5%
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Noon
2°C
10%
10 km/h
Night
1°C
10%
10 km/h
The day will be dry, but mostly cloudy with occasional sunny spells.
04.12.2022
0°C 4°C
05.12.2022
1°C 5°C
06.12.2022
0°C 5°C

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