A varied circular tour with sections through the largest apple-growing region in Europe, along the East Styrian Roman Wine Route and through the town of Gleisdorf. In between, soothing opportunities to cool off await us: on the one hand, the Feistritzklamm, probably the most beautiful cycle path section in Styria, and on the other, the Lake Stubenberg with its large recreational facility. In and around St. Ruprecht an der Raab - located in the heart of the Raab Valley in Eastern Styria and not far from Graz - there are numerous cycling and hiking tours that take us into and through the Garden of Austria, as Eastern Styria is also affectionately called. The beetle bean fields are marked with their own signs!
Starting from St. Ruprecht an der Raab, numerous circular tours have been established around the Raabtalradweg, which leads from the Almenland to the Thermenland in south-eastern Styria, and which are an ideal complement to a relaxing active holiday in eastern Styria. The numerous wine taverns and apple farms along the tour invite you to a cosy stopover. The circular tour is made up of the merging of several cycle paths. Orientation is good and clearly laid out - simply follow the route numbers listed in the following route description.
This circular tour is of course also suitable for e-bikes.
The market town of St.Ruprecht is located in Eastern Styria and is very easy to reach via the A2 motorway from Vienna (approx. 2 hours) and Graz (approx. 30 minutes).
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.
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St. Ruprecht is easily accessible by train and has its own station. To Graz main station - direction Gleisdorf - change - S-BAHN to Weiz. On foot you can reach the centre in 10 min: Walk 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. Alternatively, about 150 m away, past the Hotel Locker & Legere 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Website
More than 120 excursion destinations and enjoyment stations free of charge with the GenussCard.
Modern trekking bikes and bicycles can be rented here:
E-bikes or pedelecs (bicycles with an electric motor to help you pedal) are available for hire at the Gartenhotel Ochensberger.