(c) TV Region OberGraz-J.Lunghammer | © Region Graz (c) TV Region OberGraz-J.Lunghammer | © Region Graz

Pass-hopping in OberGraz

Open
Cycling along the Mur and through OberGraz is as popular as ever. Pass-hopping in the foothills of the Gleinalpe mountain chain is a classic for bikers who like it strenuous.
Cycling along the Mur and through OberGraz is as popular as ever. Pass-hopping in the foothills of the Gleinalpe mountain chain is a classic for bikers who like it strenuous. Romantic country roads, challenging climbs and special views will reward your exertion.

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
November
December

The tour in numbers

challenging
Level of difficulty
65,7 km
Route
6:15 h
Duration
1410 hm
Ascent
1410 hm
Descent
1150 m
Highest point
399 m
Lowest point

Map & downloads

More information

By train from Bruck/Mur or Graz via Peggau-Deutschfeistritz to the stop in Deutschfeistritz (S11). By car via the S35 (exit Peggau Mitte) or via the A9 (Friesach-Peggau) or the L385 or the L322 to Deutschfeistritz. By bike on the Murradweg (R2) cycle path to the Deutschfeistritz turn-off.
Pass-hopping in the foothills of the Gleinalpe is a classic in the region of OberGraz. It is demanding and recommended only for experienced mountain bikers with stamina. But going up just one of the three passes offers a worthwhile alternative for bikers without good physical condition. Starting at Peggau/Deutschfeistritz, the route leads along the L322 to Kleinstübing. There, turn right into Stübinggrabenstrasse (L315) to Grossstübing. After the church in Grossstübing turn right and ride over the Silberberg mountain to the former Hiedner snack bar at the top of your first serious climb (the pass is at 913 m), then down to Übelbach, where you turn left and follow the L385 to the Kleintal turn-off (Kleintalstrasse). After a short ride through the Kleintal valley, turn right just after the Luckner inn and begin your main climb to the Plotscherbauer mountain hut (the Thomaskreuz pass is at 1,133 m), where some refreshment probably won`t go amiss. Then ride back to Übelbach and up the Arzwaldgraben to the Rotmüller farm, then left up the Schenkenberg to the Ebenwirt inn (the pass here is at 909 m; it’s your third and last climb). After the Ebenwirt inn the gravel road leads down to the right into the Ratlosgraben (or you can ride down the asphalt road over the Altenberg) down to Gamsgraben and to the former Kainz inn. Head out of the valley on Vordere Gamsstrasse and Rothleitenstrasse to the L121. From there, ride on the R2 Murradweg cycle path to Deutschfeistritz by going in a southerly direction along the L121 to Frohnleiten and the Murbrücke bridge. Now continue on the western bank of the Mur to Adriach, Rabenstein and the Murhof golf course. After the golf club, bear right before the first Mur crossing and return to Deutschfeistritz via E-Werkstrasse.
Genusspension Herti in Übelbach offers guests and non-guests an e-bike rental service and guided bike tours.
From leisurely riding along the Murradweg cycle path to more strenuous summit tours – OberGraz makes it easy for you to get on your bike. Cyclists without a car can arrive comfortably in the region by train. The well-frequented S1 train connection between Graz and Bruck/Mur makes OberGraz easily accessible by public transport. (Peggau-Deutschfeistritz railway station)
In Deutschfeistritz, along the L385 in the direction of Peggau before the bridge across the Mur on the right; or on the little square in front of the path up the Kirchberg in Deutschfeistritz. There is also a free Park & Ride car park at Peggau-Deutschfeistritz railway station.
Bed+Bike establishments: hotel La Cucina, Bernthaler inn, guest house Genusspension Herti, Grossauer brewery, guest house Landgraf

Gallery

What the weather will be like

Übelbach (583m)

Morning
20°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
27°C
5%
5 km/h
Night
25°C
15%
5 km/h
Dry and bright with plenty of sunshine, clouds will be rare.
Morning
22°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
30°C
0%
5 km/h
Night
27°C
10%
5 km/h
Dry and bright with plenty of sunshine, clouds will be rare.
28.06.2022
18°C 29°C
29.06.2022
17°C 28°C
30.06.2022
16°C 29°C

Nearby accommodation options

Continue to search

You may also be interested in

Recommended tours

Accessible by public transport
Röthelstein und Badesee | René Vidalli | © TV Frohnleiten
Graz und Umgebung medium Open
Route 40,7 km
Duration 3:20 h

Uphill and Downhill Ride - Frohnleiten

Accessible by public transport
Schirningtalrunde(c)TV Region OberGraz-Mias PhotoArt | Meike Brucher | © Region Graz
Gratwein medium Open
Route 31,4 km
Duration 2:00 h

Schirningtal circuit

Accessible by public transport
Burg Rabestein (c) TRV Region Graz - Tom Lamm | Meike Brucher | © Region Graz
Deutschfeistritz medium Open
Route 32,4 km
Duration 3:00 h

Schenkenberg circuit

Accessible by public transport
Stift Rein (c) TV Region Graz-Mias PhotoArt | Meike Brucher | © Region Graz
Obergraz challenging Open
Route 52,4 km
Duration 4:30 h

OberGraz pilgrimage tour

Accessible by public transport
Radgrandprix Straßengel(c)Alessio Eberl | Meike Brucher | © Region Graz
Judendorf-Straßengel medium Open
Route 20,2 km
Duration 1:15 h

In the slipstream of the pros

Region Semriach | Harry Schiffer | © Region Graz
Graz und Umgebung medium Open
Route 34,3 km
Duration 3:20 h

Culinary Mountain Tour – Semriach

Accessible by public transport
Der nächste Anstieg! | Markus Windisch | © Tourismusregion Stübing I Deutschfeistritz I Peggau I Übelbach, Foto: Lunghammer
Übelbach medium Open
Route 30,8 km
Duration 3:45 h

Silberberg circuit