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Odernik Tour - the small Nandl with a big panorama

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Often it's just casual to listen to the whole album. Because you have time, and because you have the leisure to listen to one or two numbers that don't rock from the first bar. And then there are days when you don't have the time or the leisure. On those days you need the hits. One after the other. On such days, you go on the Odernik tour.
The Odernik is the small Nandlrunde, you hear again and again from the locals around Eibiswald. And they do it,
  • when they don't have much longer than two hours,
  • but still want to work up a sweat - 750 metres in altitude are enough to get your jersey wet - ,
  • if you want to enjoy the wonderful views of the Remschnigg and St. Pongratzen, into Slovenia and down to Eibiswald and beyond into the South Styrian hills,
  • if you are looking for a few kilometres of super easy gravel roads and light forest paths in between, in order to at least have the feeling of having ridden "off-road",
  • and if you are looking for a quick drink at the Gasthaus Silgener in St. Lorenzen at the culmination of the strenuous climb and then an asphalt descent with 5-star flow character over the Hadernigg down to Eibiswald.

 

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
29,1 km
Route
2:30 h
Duration
752 hm
Ascent
752 hm
Descent
982 m
Highest point
361 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.

Of course, this is only one interpretation of the Odernik circuit. You can just as well take it easy, take a picnic backpack with you and enjoy not only a rest and a snack, but also a nap in the shade at one of the wonderful viewpoints along the way.

Or you can take the Odernik, first of all to get a good workout on the climb up to St. Lorenzen and then, as a reward, to take a longer break on the panorama terrace at the Silgener inn.

No matter how you set out on the tour, it always offers one thing: peace and seclusion after just a few metres, fantastic views, excellent side roads, kilometres of enjoyment on gravel and all this with the certainty that you won't be on the road for too long or that you will quickly be back in Eibiswald if the weather changes.

In a nutshell: a lot of value for a short round.

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 free parking near the church square.

Plan your route via Google Maps to a nearby car park

Car park starting point of 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: 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.

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What the weather will be like

Eibiswald (382m)

Morning
17°C
25%
5 km/h
Noon
22°C
10%
10 km/h
Night
21°C
25%
5 km/h
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
Morning
15°C
25%
5 km/h
Noon
20°C
30%
5 km/h
Night
20°C
15%
5 km/h
Rather cloudy in the morning, then sunny spells will develop gradually.
24.05.2022
14°C 27°C
25.05.2022
14°C 26°C
26.05.2022
13°C 25°C

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