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Radsternfahrt Tag 1 von 5 - Die Burg- und Wallfahrtstour

The first day of the cycling tour in the Styrian Volcano Country leads from Feldbach via Riegersburg to Eichkögel and back to Feldbach. 
Starting in the town of Vulanland's culture of life, the route passes the Zotter chocolate factory on its way to Riegersburg. On the way to Eichkögl, also called Klein-Mariazell, wonderful views and vistas open up. The Gniebing Chapel, with its magnificent views, is also a place for inner contemplation. Churches and culinary delights alternate on this tour.



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
54,1 km
4:12 h
479 hm
480 hm
462 m
Highest point
278 m
Lowest point

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Coming from Graz:

Freeway A2 direction Vienna - exit Gleisdorf Süd - direction Feldbach B68

 Coming from Vienna:
 Freeway A2 direction Graz - exit Ilz/ Fürstenfeld - direction Feldbach B66


km Route

0 Feldbach - main square - Bürgergasse - small Raab bridge (KM 0.5 right)
3.0 Raabau left (direction Obsthof Kaufmann) straight on up the hill
7.4 Zotter chocolate - left on B66 (about 700m long)
8.1 turn right at Backhendlstation Auer (Altenmarkterstraße) towards Altenmarkt
8.6 right downhill (2 hairpin bends)
11,8 Roundabout in Altenmarkt straight on up to Riegersburg
12.5 either left to the castle lift, or straight on to the castle walkway
12.6 Castle tour - castle café - left on B66 towards Ilz
15.1 left towards Genusshotel - follow the road to Lichtenstern
19.8 Lichtenstern at "Most Nestelberger" turn right - then straight ahead
21,0 stay on hilltop - 23,1 left (stay on hilltop)
23.7 Country road L225 - right to Reith near Markt Hartmannsdorf
24,8 left - then straight ahead following the road until km 27,3
27,3 left (hairpin bend!) - straight ahead to km 30 (stay on hilltop)
30,3 left towards Eichkögl; 30,6= highest point (452m)
30,9 left and then straight ahead to Eichkögl
33.0 Eichkögl (Klein-Mariazell) - through Eichkögl (L244)
34.0 left towards Mitterfladnitz
35.2 Mitterfladnitz - left and then straight up the hill
38,2 right - now again following the same route as on the outward journey, until:
41.1 right towards Buschenschank Krenn - then straight ahead
42.7 left - KM44.5 then left again
45.7 Buschenschank Mayer ("Moar Bertl" - open on Mondays!)
46.2 left - straight on towards Gniebingberg Chapel (stay on hilltop!)
47.3 left uphill towards Gniebingberg
48.5 Gniebingberg Chapel - view! - then straight ahead and right
50.0 Gniebing - on R11 (Raabtalradweg) (cross B57)
54,0 Arrival Feldbach main square

Plan enough time for this tour. The visit of the Zotter chocolate factory, the Riegersburg and Feldbach's old town alley are worthwhile.

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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There are sufficient parking spaces available.

 Parking in the area of the city center:
 The parking time is 2 hours. Parking in the shopping city of Feldbach is free of charge. A parking meter must be used and is available free of charge at the tourist office.


P+R at Feldbach train station (no short-term parking zone). There are numerous parking spaces available.


Drive the tour with the GPX data. It is not signposted in the open countryside.
A bike map is available free of charge at the Feldbach Tourist Office.


Tourist office Thermen- & Vulkanland
Guest information Feldbach
Main square 1, 8330 Feldbach

E-mail: christine.neuhold@thermen-vulkanland.at
Web: www.thermen-vulkanland.at


Opening hours:

Mon-Fri from 9-12 and 13-16 hrs.
Foyer from 6-22 o'clock





What the weather will be like

Feldbach (283m)

5 km/h
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Starting fair, then increasing cloudiness and possibly showers towards evening.
5 km/h
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5 km/h
Fairly sunny with scattered clouds. Showers will be possible towards evening.
14°C 24°C
14°C 24°C
12°C 23°C
Südosten Region Österreich | © Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark

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