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Hirnalm Runde

Leoben - St. Peter Freienstein - Trofaiach - Krumpen (Hirnalm) - Gößgraben - Putzenberg - Schardorf - Edling - Trabochersee - Hessenberg - Leoben
Difficulty: difficult, Distance: 44,7 km, Altitude: 761 m, Road condition: asphalt, gravel



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
44,7 km
4:30 h
671 hm
671 hm
965 m
Highest point
534 m
Lowest point

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By car

Coming from Graz on the A9 exit St. Michael ob Leoben and on the S 35 to Leoben > direction Zentrum (city center)Coming from Vienna on the S 6 to Bruck an der Mur and Leoben > Direction center

From the main square we start in the direction of Schwammerlturm and Waasenvorstadt, where we turn right at the Waasenkirche into Donawitzerstraße. This leads into Kerpelystraße, which we leave after about 200 meters, at the railroad crossing we turn half-right into Pestalozzistraße. At the end of Pestalozzistraße, at the entrance to the voestalpine factory premises, we return to Kerpelystraße on the left via a railroad crossing. First along the steel mill and then along the fine rolling mill, where wire is produced, we ride on the R38 to St. Peter Freienstein, directly past Friedhofen Castle. The route continues almost level next to the railroad line to Trofaiach.

After crossing the town, the R38 again runs alongside the railroad line to Hafning. There we leave the R38 and turn left into the Krumpen. Along the Krumpenbach we cycle - on a constantly slightly ascending road - through a beautiful landscape towards the Hirnalm. The last stretch to the alp climbs steeply, but the culinary reward spurs us on again. On the same path we go back a few hundred meters, before we turn first right and after about 100 meters left in the direction of Göß-Mühle. After about three kilometers of steady ascent, a magnificent view of Trofaiach and the Vordernberg valley awaits. After a rapid descent into the Gössgraben, we first head towards Trofaiach, but then turn right towards Gimplach, where we keep right at the fire station towards Putzenberg. After a short, steep climb, we go downhill for a few hundred meters before the next climb to Schardorf begins. The route here leads on a public road through the grounds of the golf club. The Landhotel Reitingblick in Schardorf is a good place to take a break. After a slight descent we turn left in Töllach to Gausendorf and cycle from there to Edling. In Edling we meet the B115, which we use for the short stretch to the Trabochersee. On the left shore of the lake, the route branches off to the left at the beginning of the lake in the direction of Hessenberg.

This requires crossing the B115. On a gently ascending side road we enjoy a magnificent panorama with the Reiting and the mountains of the Eisenerz Alps as eye-catchers. After reaching the highest point, we descend through a settlement area to St. Peter Freienstein. Here we meet the R38, which we follow - to the starting point of our tour.

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Sehenswürdigkeiten auf der Strecke:

- Schloss Friedhofen (St. Peter Freienstein)

- Stadtmuseum (Trofaiach)

Timetable on the Internet: ÖBB or Verbundlinie Steiermark ÖBB train station Leoben. Return from Hieflau with ÖBB trains; via Selzthal in the direction of Leoben.


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Free parking: parts of the Gösserstrasse (connecting road center Göss).

Green zone in Leoben city center: daily fee € 3,30 - / hourly rate for each half hour or part thereof 30 cents.

Tourismusverband ERZBERG LEOBEN 

Tourist office

Hauptplatz 3

8700 Leoben

Phone: +43 3842 481 4 810



What the weather will be like

Trofaiach (658m)

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Fair in the early morning, then considerable cloudiness and frequent rain.
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Dry in the beginning, then rain through most of the day.
11°C 19°C
10°C 22°C
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