"Around the Buchenberg" - Stairway to Heaven is the bike tour of your choice, if you want to
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.
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.
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Plan directions via Google Maps to a nearby car park for the tour.
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