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Schwoag-Wirtbartl - through the Rockys

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Varied, challenging, enjoyable and unique perspectives of southwest Styria - these are some of the characteristics of the Schwoag-Wirtbartl mountain bike tour.
It is varied because it first leads south of St. Oswald ob Eibiswald over the Hadernigg, opening up wonderful views back down to Eibiswald and into south-western Styria, but then leads over the Mauthnereck onto the Schwoag and over to the Wirtbartl, where the scenic characteristics change completely. This section, mostly in high forest, is reminiscent of the endless expanses - not of outer space - but of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The tour is challenging because it climbs almost continuously from Eibiswald over the Hadernigg, the Mauthnereck and the Schwoagberg - in short: the Schwoag - to the Wirtbartl. In addition to the cycling itself, the stop at the Wirtbartl, where you can taste excellent coffee and traditional South Styrian delicacies, is a real treat. And unique perspectives of south-western Styria can be found everywhere along the tour, but especially from the Jägerwirt with the view to the south-east towards St. Oswald ob Eibiswald and the Remschnigg and Kapunerkogel border range behind it.

 

The "Schwoag-Wirtbartl Tour - through the Southwest Styrian Rockies" is the mountain bike tour of your choice if you are

 

  • are looking for a varied, physically demanding tour that takes you from the wine region to the alpine pastures and back again,
  • you fancy an alpine snack, which you have to earn beforehand,want to try out your e-bike for once,
  • want to feel the loneliness of the Canadian Rockies in southwestern Styria,
  • want to learn to love the unique view of southern Styria from the Jägerwirt,
  • are looking for a super cool single-trail downhill, which in this case will take you from the Jägerwirt back to the Wiel,
  • want to visit one of the most picturesque places in south-west Styria, St. Oswald ob Eibiswald,
  • are looking for a dreamlike, view-intensive flow descent via the Buchenberg down to Eibiswald.

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
March
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
47,9 km
Route
4:00 h
Duration
1144 hm
Ascent
1144 hm
Descent
1330 m
Highest point
354 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.

  • Start from the starting point at the church in Eibiswald in a westerly direction and follow the (signposted) route over the Hadernigg to the Mauthnereck.
  • From the Mauthereck turn right in a northerly direction into the Hochwald below the Schwoag and follow the signs to the Wirtbartl.
  • From the Wirtbartl, first ride back the same way for approx. 1km, but then always keep heading east and roll out to the Jägerwirt.
  • From the Jägerwirt, follow the signs and enjoy the downhill into the Wiel.
  • If you want to bypass this single-trail downhill, stay on the asphalt road down into the Wiel.From the Wiel, head south to St. Oswald ob Eibiswald.
  • From St. Oswald, roll back down to Eibiswald via the Buchenberg.
Along the route is the breathtaking waterfall in Hadernigg as a rushing natural experience - this photo motif should not be missed.
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

Wies (335m)

Morning
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Noon
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Night
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The day starts sunny, but will be partly cloudy in the afternoon.
Morning
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Noon
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Night
-2°C
40%
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Fair or bright in the beginning, cloudy towards the end of the day.
09.12.2021
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