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Around the Buchenberg - Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven - the all-time hit by Led Zeppelin as the subtitle for a bike tour in Schilcherland: How does that fit together? Perfectly. From our point of view.
The climb from Eibiswald over the Buchenberg to St. Oswald is a heavenly pleasure for every holidaymaker, local, mountain bike fan, e-bike tour rider or racing bike freak. Because: There is no better way to enjoy, experience and literally experience southwest Styria, the Schilcherland, than on this 23-kilometre short jaunt around the Buchenberg. In addition to all the enjoyment, this mountain bike tour offers the opportunity to make a good effort on the climb up to St. Oswald, which is gentle and wonderfully varied over long stretches, and then glide back down to Eibiswald just as gently and leisurely on the other side of the Buchenberg. And in between, take a well-deserved break at the Garber wine and gourmet world or at the Safran-Filatsch inn.


"Around the Buchenberg" - Stairway to Heaven is the bike tour of your choice, if you want to

  • want to cycle to two vantage points (Buchenberg and Garber) on one tour and gain impressive new perspectives of south-western Styria,
  • want to be surprised by countless new perspectives on the Schilcherland,
  • enjoy coffee and homemade cakes and tarts at Café Eckhansl,
  • want to soak up the incredibly calming atmosphere in dreamy St. Oswald ob Eibiswald,
  • want to experience a culinary highlight combined with the best view at the Garber Wine and Pleasure World,
  • or would like to ski back down to Eibiswald via the Buchenberg, one of the most panoramic downhill runs in the region, which is so gently laid out that you still have enough time to take in the wonderful landscape of south-western Styria.


Level of fitness

Best season


The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
23,7 km
2:00 h
540 hm
520 hm
540 m
Highest point
358 m
Lowest point

Map & downloads

More information

Plan your journey via Google Maps to the starting point of the tour: www.google.at/maps


Directions from Graz / Vienna to Lieboch:

Take the motorway towards Graz (A2) to the Lieboch exit. Continue on the B76 in the direction of Eibiswald.


Directions from Carinthia:

On the motorway in the direction of Klagenfurt (A2) as far as the Lieboch exit. Continue on the B76 in the direction of Eibiswald.


Directions from Leibnitz:

Drive via Arnfels, Oberhaag to Eibiswald.


Directions from Slovenia/Eibiswald:

Drive over the Radlpass on the B76 towards Eibiswald.

From the starting point at the church in Eibiswald, cycle across the main square to the small Kreuzkirche church.

Continue along the cycle path to the Eybel petrol station in Aibl and then follow the blue signs for the Small Panorama Loop to Bachseppl.

At Bachseppl, the descent begins via Staritsch, past the Höchwirt Chapel to the Buchenberg and with the destination in St. Oswald ob Eibiswald.

Shortly after the Höchwirt Chapel, the Buchenberg viewing platform is the first highlight of the tour.Starting from the viewing platform, there are only a few metres of altitude to overcome before you roll over to St. Oswald with beautiful views of Slovenia and the Hadernigg mountain.

From St. Oswald, the route goes in the opposite direction of the Schmuckbauer tour back down to Eibiswald. The views to the north to St. Anna and to the east to Vordersdorf, Wernersdorf and Wies are wonderful.

On the way down, the Garber wine and gourmet world and the Safran-Filatsch inn offer cosy, enjoyable places to stop for refreshments.

Enjoy the incredible view at the Buchenberg lookout!
With ÖBB to Wies, then by bus or guest taxi to Eibiswald.

ÖBB www.oebb.at or Verbundlinie Steiermark www.busbahnbim.at

With the BusBahnBim app of the Verbundlinie, timetable information has never been easier: all connections by bus, train and tram in Austria can be queried by entering places 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.

There is ample parking near the church square.

Plan directions via Google Maps to a nearby car park for the tour.


Map with all mountain bike tours available at the businesses and at the tourist office Schilcherland Eibiswald-Wies or can be ordered at Schilcherland.at!


Tip: the Styria Tours App, available free of charge on Google Play and in the App Store (Android, iOS) offers detailed first-hand information: short facts (length, duration, difficulty, ascent and descent in metres of altitude, ratings), map, route descriptions, altimeter, compass, summit finder, navigation along the tour. In addition, you can create your personal list of favourite tours and points, save tours and excursion destinations offline, play on social media channels and more.


What the weather will be like

Eibiswald (382m)

5 km/h
5 km/h
5 km/h
Morning clouds will clear gradually. Then frequent sunny periods.
0 km/h
10 km/h
5 km/h
Fairly sunny with scattered clouds. Showers will be possible towards evening.
14°C 24°C
13°C 25°C
13°C 26°C

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