The rather leisurely tour leads over just under 50 km through the southeast of the Graz hill country.
Two short and two slightly more challenging climbs make this circular tour, starting from St. Ruprecht an der Raab. through the Graz hill country a welcome change from the classic long road bike tours. Particularly suitable for a short training ride in between at the beginning of the season or in the evening through small villages and along little-used local roads, in the south-east of Graz.
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.
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Despite all sporting ambitions, you should take a moment to enjoy the view from the Kleeberg.
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:
Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)
Styrian State Railways (STLB)
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 email@example.com Website
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