The cycle tour is especially suitable for families due to its variety and the numerous rest stops. And what is not to be sneezed at: several ice cream parlours await us along the route! In and around St. Ruprecht an der Raab located in the heart of the Raab Valley in Eastern Styria and not far from Graz - there are numerous cycling and hiking tours that take us into and through the Garden of Austria, as Eastern Styria is also affectionately called. The palette of our companions ranges from apples to pumpkins to beetle beans, to name just a few.
The beetle bean fields are marked with their own signs!
Numerous circular tours have been established around the Raabtalradweg, which leads from the Almenland to the Thermenland in south-eastern Styria, and are an ideal complement to a relaxing active holiday in eastern Styria. Starting in St. Ruprecht an der Raab, the tour takes us through varied landscapes: The district town of Weiz invites you to take a rest and stop for a break, the Bärental with its forests provides soothing shade and the Raab as our companion provides the necessary freshness for tired calves. The circular tour is a combination of several cycle paths, primarily the Raabtalradweg R11. The orientation is good and clearly arranged - we simply follow the route numbers listed in the following route description.
The market town of St.Ruprecht is located in Eastern Styria and is very easy to reach via the A2 from Vienna (approx. 1.5 hrs) and Graz (approx. 30 min).
Arrival from Vienna and from Graz: On the A2 from Vienna and from Graz, take motorway exit 161 / Gleisdorf West in the direction of B54/B64. Follow the B65 / Gleisdorf federal road until you reach the B54 / Wechselbundesstraße. At the roundabout take the second exit to the B64 / Rechberg-Bundesstraße. After about 6 km turn left to St. Ruprecht an der Raab.
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The tour is not specially signposted, but we follow the existing regional and district cycle paths.
St. Ruprecht is easily accessible by train and has its own station. To Graz main station - direction Gleisdorf - change - S-BAHN to Weiz. On foot you can reach the centre in 10 min: Walk straight ahead through the avenue (Bahnhofstraße) until you reach the crossroads. Turn right there and follow the main road towards Hauptplatz.
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There are several parking spaces available on the main square in St. Ruprecht. Alternatively, about 150 m away, past the Hotel Locker & Legere and the Marktheurigen Strobl, there are numerous parking spaces at the large park in the middle of St. Ruprecht an der Raab.
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Modern trekking bikes and bicycles can be rented here:
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