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Schilcherland - Rebenland - a change of perspective

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The bike tour from Schilcherland to Rebenland and back again. It pays off because on this mountain bike tour you discover a new corner of southern Styria with the Rebenland. 
Changing perspectives offers many advantages. Because by their very nature, you see things in a new way. Differently. And often better. The familiar is sometimes not recognised. Things that are taken for granted are suddenly rediscovered and reassessed. In a nutshell: changing perspectives pays off. Just like the bike tour from Schilcherland to Rebenland and back again. It pays off because on this mountain bike tour you discover a new corner of southern Styria, the Rebenland. And it pays off because as a biking holidaymaker you can take in a completely new perspective on the holiday region around Eibiswald.

The "Schilcherland - Rebenland" tour - a change of perspective is the bike tour of your choice if you want to

  • would like to take a wonderful tour into the South Styrian wine country near the old South Styrian Wine Road,if you want to cycle a few metres through beautifully planted hop fields on your bike tour,
  • if you want to get to know new wineries and wine taverns in the South Styrian wine country on this tour. The Sternat-Lenz winery on Remschnigg and the Legat winery on Eichberg on the ascent to Kreuzbergwarte are recommended for their excellent wines and exceptionally good snacks.want to enjoy an excellent coffee in the widely known Leutschach an der Weinstraße or a large selection of South Styrian wines in the Knielyhaus,
  • enjoy an incredible 360-degree panoramic view of the Schilcher and vineyards from the Kreuzbergwarte,
  • want to take a wonderful line from Kleinklein through the Greith "labyrinth" already known from the "Panorama Tour around Eibiswald". This line is a crossing of the Greith area from east to west, opening up magnificent views of the Schilcherland from Eibiswald to Deutschlandsberg,
  • and if you want to treat yourself to a few minutes of relaxation on the magnificent Wies market square at the end of the tour.

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
61,9 km
Route
4:30 h
Duration
1040 hm
Ascent
1040 hm
Descent
618 m
Highest point
284 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.

  • From the starting point at the church in Eibiswald, start in an easterly direction and cycle along the cycle path to Arnfels.
  • From Arnfels, cycle via Maltschach to the western end of the hop fields and then tackle the first short, but quite challenging climb up to the Sternat-Lenz vineyard. Once you reach the top, you will be rewarded with unforgettable views of the Eichberg and the South Styrian Wine Route.
  • From the Sternat-Lenz winery, you roll leisurely down into the hop fields and continue on the cycle path to Leutschach an der Weinstraße.
  • From there the longest climb of the tour follows up to the Kreuzbergwarte. The ascent is challengingly steep in some sections, but always settles down, allowing you to take in the views back to the Remschnigg in the south and the South Styrian Wine Road in the east.
  • Once you have reached the top of the Kreuzbergwarte, we recommend a short detour to the top of the Warte, which is one of the most striking vantage points in southern Styria.
  • From the Kreuzbergwarte, enjoy the downhill to Großklein and cross over to Kleinklein.From Kleinklein follows the wonderful section through the labyrinth to St. Ulrich im Greith and Wies.
  • From Wies you return to Eibiswald via the "Alte Straße".
Make a coffee stop at the parent company of the Hubmann bakery in Großklein and want to fortify yourself with cakes, Danish pastries and countless types of pastries as well as an excellent Segafredo espresso.
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 parking near the church square.

Plan directions via Google Maps to a nearby car park for the tour.

www.google.at/maps

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: the 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
20°C
30%
5 km/h
Noon
26°C
45%
5 km/h
Night
21°C
55%
5 km/h
Quite sunny with scattered clouds during the day, but a chance of thunderstorms towards evening.
Morning
19°C
10%
0 km/h
Noon
26°C
25%
5 km/h
Night
20°C
35%
5 km/h
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
20.08.2022
16°C 27°C
21.08.2022
15°C 26°C
22.08.2022
14°C 25°C

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