From Rein up onto the Kehr and back via Schirning: little traffic, a lot of nature, a beautiful view, spiritual impressions and culinary delights.
Distance 31.4 km
Highest point670 m
Lowest point379 m
If you like to take it easy and enjoy variety, then this e-bike or trekking tour is the right choice for you. From Rein up onto the Kehr and back via Schirning: little traffic, a lot of nature, a beautiful view, spiritual impressions and culinary delights.
A visit to the small farm museum (Kleines Bauernmuseum) is only possible after prior notification! Tel +43 664 79 99 172.
A bike tour`s length and difficulty should correspond to your personal fitness and riding skills. When taking a break, do some stretching exercises to prevent muscle tenseness. A first-aid kit should be in your rucksack, as should a mobile phone (European Emergency Number 112), a repair kit, warm clothes, rain protection, lights, and sufficient food and drink. Riding on mountain bike, trekking and cycling trails is at your own risk!
Tips and hints
Bett+Bike hosts: Schusterbauer inn, hotel and restaurant Fischerwirt
Gratwein railway station (380 m)
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Gratwein railway station
Starting at Gratwein railway station, it's a leisurely ride following the signs through the centre of Gratwein to Eisbach. You`ll soon reach the impressive Rein Abbey at the head of the valley – a great opportunity to visit the abbey basilica or take a short break at the abbey`s tavern. The ascent to Plesch begins on Pleschstrasse behind the abbey. As you come out of the Kehrerwald forest, the view opens up and you can see far beyond Meierhof and the Schirning across eastern Styria. A short time later, turn left at the former Klöckl inn and follow the signs to Meierhof and Schirning along the Harrerstrasse. On a narrow road that goes through farmyards, colourful flower meadows and small woods, you`ll ascend and descend to tranquil Meierhof. After a passage through idyllic forest, you reach a residential area and will see, about a hundred metres further on, a fork in the road with a traffic island. Here you turn left towards the small farm museum (Kleines Bauernmuseum) onto Meierhofweg. Ride through the farmyard and continue past the farm museum and the König family`s farm. The Königs are known far and wide for their meat specialties, which can be purchased from Monday to Saturday at their farm. Back in the valley, you can turn left into Greithweg and ride to the Weisserdenkreuz cross and back to Rein Abbey. The two mountain stages (Greithriegel and Klosterriegel) should not be underestimated, unless you are riding an e-bike! Alternatively, turn right towards the Absenger in and then follow the Liebochtal bicycle path in the direction of Gratwein. If you`ve stopped for a culinary reward to compensate for the kilometres ridden, you`ll be pleased how gently this route takes you down towards Gratwein. In the village of Mittlere Schirning, turn left at the Csar riding stables onto the Teichhüttenweg and ride along the romantic edge of the forest past the Hubertus ponds, where you can buy a caught fish – or unpack your fishing rod and fish your dinner yourself! The signposting of the Liebochtal cycling path will direct you to the natural Weihermühle bathing pond, which offers a welcoming cooling. From here, the starting point of the tour, the train station, is only a few hundred metres away.
From leisurely riding along the Murradweg cycle path to more strenuous summit tours – OberGraz makes it easy for you to get on your bike. Cyclists without a car can arrive comfortably in the region by train. The well-frequented S1 train connection between Graz and Bruck/Mur makes OberGraz easily accessible by public transport. (Gratwein–Gratkorn railway station)
On the A9 to Deutschfeistritz/Peggau und then on to Gratwein railway station.
Free Park & Ride parking at the railway station Gratwein-Gratkorn.
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
A fully functional bike and adequate safety equipment are prerequisites for a good ride!