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Two-country tour - the royal stage.

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In the grand tours of the road professionals, the king's stages are those sections of the day that are the longest for the participants and are packed with the most metres in altitude. 
Sometimes the entire tour is decided on these stages. Fortunately, the Two-Country Tour as the king stage of the borderless mountain bike tours in Eibiswald is not about time and placings. That would be far too bad considering the beautiful landscape and countless viewpoints. A good portion of fitness and/or a spare battery for the e-bike are nevertheless of great benefit, as the bare figures impressively prove with around 80 kilometres and 3,500 metres of ascent.

 

The "Two-Country Tour: the King's Stage" loop is the mountain bike tour of your choice if you

  • you already have a few annual kilometres and metres of altitude in your legs and are there
  • fore sufficiently prepared for this tour,
  • you want to get to know the Römerweg, one of the original climbs of the Eibiswald mountain bike scene up to the Radlpass,
  • are looking for a really cool gravel bike or mountain bike tour and want to get the most out of your bike on the super casual gravel tracks on the Slovenian part,
  • want to experience a staccatissimo of unforgettable views of the Drau Valley and over to the Petze and the Steiner Alps,
  • are looking for a place like the church of Sveti Jernej, where a dreamlike view with some time and leisure should inspire you to strength-giving inner dialogues and new insights,
  • want to get to know the famous "Zweibachgraben" above Muta,enjoy the small cluster of houses in Laaken and thus one of the very, very quietest and most beautiful places on the Soboth,
  • take a detour from Laaken to Gasthof Strutz and enjoy some delicious freshly caught trout (registration required),
  • take a well-deserved break in St. Oswald ob Eibiswald and experience the wonderful atmosphere in the village centre around the church,
  • as the last highlight of the tour, enjoy the view from the Buchenberg lookout down into south-western Styria.

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
November
December

The tour in numbers

challenging
Level of difficulty
78,4 km
Route
5:00 h
Duration
1911 hm
Ascent
1911 hm
Descent
1185 m
Highest point
358 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 southerly direction and follow the route via Sterglegg, Stammeregg and the Römerweg to the Radlpass.
  • Immediately after the border, turn right towards the west onto the gravel road.
  • On the Slovenian side, follow the route along the gravel road/gravel road, enjoy the views into the Drau valley, take water at the church of Sveti Jernej and do some soul-searching.
  • DO NOT follow the turnoff for the Nandlrunde, but roll down to the left into the Zweibachgraben. On the opposite side of the mountain you can already glimpse Laaken.
  • From Zweibachgraben follow the route over the super easy gravel climb to Laaken, possibly make a detour to Gasthof Strutz (signposted) and then ride out on the forest road to the B69.
  • Roll along the B69 in the direction of Eibiswald to St. Oswald ob Eibiswald and from St. Oswald glide past the Hübler Kogel and the Buchenberg lookout down to Eibiswald.

 

Kehren Sie entlang der Tour in einem der ausgezeichneten Gasthöfe oder Buschenschänken ein!
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: 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
17°C
10%
5 km/h
Noon
23°C
10%
10 km/h
Night
21°C
15%
5 km/h
The day starts sunny, but will be partly cloudy in the afternoon.
Morning
16°C
10%
5 km/h
Noon
22°C
10%
10 km/h
Night
21°C
15%
5 km/h
Morning clouds will clear gradually. Then frequent sunny periods.
24.05.2022
15°C 27°C
25.05.2022
14°C 25°C
26.05.2022
13°C 26°C

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