Flussbad St. Ruprecht an der Raab (c) TV St. Ruprecht Steininger | © Oststeiermark – Tourismus und Stadtmarketing Weiz Flussbad St. Ruprecht an der Raab (c) TV St. Ruprecht Steininger | © Oststeiermark – Tourismus und Stadtmarketing Weiz

Raabtal Tour

Open

A leisurely round tour into the volcanic country and lower Raab valley.

Starting from St. Ruprecht an der Raab, via the town of Gleisdorf, this easy circular tour first takes us south through the Raab valley before entering the hilly volcanic country just before Feldbach, where the only somewhat challenging climb awaits us.

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
December

The tour in numbers

easy
Level of difficulty
66,4 km
Route
3:30 h
Duration
242 hm
Ascent
242 hm
Descent
463 m
Highest point
288 m
Lowest point

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More information

The market town of St.Ruprecht an der Raab is located in Eastern Styria and is very easy to reach via the A2 motorway from Vienna (approx. 2 hours) 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.

Open map here.

  • We start at the main square of St. Ruprecht an der Raab, the central starting point of all cycle paths and racing bike tours, and cycle leisurely out of town towards the south. On the lightly trafficked accompanying road of the B64 we reach Ludersdorf-Wilfersdorf near the town of Gleisdorf.
  • Here we take a sharp left in the middle of the town, cycle under the Südautobahn motorway and continue south through the Raab valley. We pass villages in the middle of the Raab valley such as St. Margarethen an der Raab or Paurach, where we turn left to reach Edelsbach near Feldbach.
  • Up to now, the tour has been a leisurely roll through the Raab valley, but now the section through the Vulkanland is a bit more demanding. Passing small settlements and farms, we soon reach the only challenging climb, where we have to overcome about 150 metres in altitude.
  • Afterwards we cycle downhill towards Hofstätten an der Raab where we return to the Raab valley we are already familiar with.
  • The way back leads us through the town of Gleisdorf and via Albersdorf-Prebuch back to St. Ruprecht an der Raab. Shortly before St. Ruprecht an der Raab, we can either cycle directly back to the town or make a nice loop around the town to the east and return to the starting and finishing point via the district of Arndorf.

Enjoy the numerous gourmet stations of the Volcano Land and delight in regional products.

St. Ruprecht an der Raab is easily accessible by train and has its own railway station. To Graz main station - direction Gleisdorf - change - S-Bahn to Weiz. By bike you reach the centre in 2 min: Go straight ahead through the avenue (Bahnhofstraße) until you reach the crossroads. Turn right there and follow Hauptstraße towards Hauptplatz.

Timetables and travel information can be found directly at:

There are several parking spaces available on the main square in St. Ruprecht an der Raab. Alternatively, about 150 m away, past the Hotel Locker & Légere and the Marktheurigen Strobl, there are numerous parking spaces at the large park in the middle of St. Ruprecht an der Raab.

Eastern Styria Tourist Board | Office St. Ruprecht an der Raab
Lower Main Street 181
8181 St. Ruprecht an der Raab
Tel. +43 664 2353414
ruprecht@oststeiermark.com
Website

Further information on the subject of racing bikes can be found here.

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What the weather will be like

Gleisdorf (362m)

Morning
1°C
65%
5 km/h
Noon
2°C
65%
5 km/h
Night
1°C
30%
0 km/h
Mostly thick clouds, and a chance of some snowfall in the first half of the day.
Morning
1°C
65%
5 km/h
Noon
2°C
90%
5 km/h
Night
2°C
70%
5 km/h
Maybe some snowfall in the beginning. The rest of the day will be dull and rainy.
10.12.2022
1°C 4°C
11.12.2022
-1°C 4°C
12.12.2022
-3°C 3°C

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