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Hans-Pfeiffer Mountainbike Tour

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An easy, varied course in scenic surroundings, with short sections of medium difficulty.
The route has a total length of 21.5 km with 366 metres of altitude difference. This first "official" mountain bike route in the Thermen- & Vulkanland can be described as an easy course with a few short tricky sections (especially in wet conditions). The rideability of the 20% asphalt paths, 60% paved paths and 20% forest floor is possible all year round and offers plenty of shade and good cooling in the warm months. You need to be in good basic condition and have a technical basis for off-road riding.

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Fitness

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The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
23,5 km
Route
2:10 h
Time
360 hm
Uphill
360 hm
Downhill
395 m
Highest point

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Detailed information on how to get there can be found here.

Start and finish are at the most colourful church tower in the world, on the main square in Feldbach. The loop can also be started at the railway station in the market town of Gnas and you follow the clearly visible red signs.After the start in Feldbach, you escape the city traffic, follow the small red markings, pass the Mühldorf cemetery and come to the "Fisswald". There we meet numerous recreation-seeking runners, walkers and people on bikes. We then pass the (natural) Hutter wine estate and about 500 m later we are invited to a well manageable "single trail".We leave the former "Backhendlstation" Hammerwirt on the left, cross the Gleichenberg railway line at the "Prädiberg" stop and turn left into a forest 500 m later. From there, the MTB loop runs variedly in the forest and next to the railway line of the "Dschungelexpress", affectionately called by the locals. (The Gleichenberg railway also offers the possibility of taking bicycles, so that excursion destinations can be combined and changed). We catch sight of old farmsteads worthy of preservation and see the Schöckl in the background, cross the railway line and arrive at the station of the market town of Gnas, which is the turning point for us or the beginning of the route for newcomers. On the return journey, a "technical speciality" awaits us at a forest entrance in the form of a short uphill run on loose ground. Pushing is always possible. Gradually we return to the asphalt road, turn right to the "Prädiberg" stop and then turn left. We ride along the railway next to the meadow, follow the path markings by means of the red signs (do not cut short and thereby violate property rights) and ride through shady woodland again. We follow the markings and reach the hill of Kalvarienberg Feldbach via a crisp climb. With a beautiful view of the "New City of Feldbach", we ride downhill, past the Feldbach-Fürstenfeld Regional Hospital and join the cycle path along the Raab. Passing the Feldbach Federal School Centre, we return to the starting point at the colourful church tower and have now earned a break, a moment of relaxation.

Detailed information about arriving by ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) can be found at www.oebb.at or on the Verbundlinie Steiermark website www.busbahnbim.at

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Parking is available in the area of the "Bewegungspark", near the Federal School Centre.
Josef Hödl
State-certified mountain bike instructor
8330 Feldbach
Phone: +43 (0) 664 387 20 53
E-mail: sepp.hoedl@vulkanbiketours.at
Web: www.vulkanbiketours.at

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What the weather will be like

Feldbach (283m)

Morning
cloudy
17°C
55%
5 km/h
Noon
cloudy
22°C
25%
5 km/h
Night
sunny
20°C
35%
0 km/h
First variable with showers, becoming drier and brighter in the afternoon.
Morning
very sunny
18°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
very sunny
26°C
5%
5 km/h
Night
sunny
23°C
15%
5 km/h
Dry and bright with plenty of sunshine, clouds will be rare.
18.06.2024
sunny
15°C 30°C
19.06.2024
very sunny
16°C 32°C
20.06.2024
sunny
18°C 32°C
Südosten Region Österreich | © Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark

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