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Cycling for pleasure - Wine Road Tour Variant 1 - "Kranachberg-Heimschuh"

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This tour presents the glory and gastronomic delights of South Styria!
Open
difficult
Distance 48.9 km
5:00 h
431 m
431 m
616 m
256 m
From the starting point in Ehrenhausen, the tour leads to Gamlitz via the Kranachberg and on to the Kreuzbergwarte - a wonderful viewing tower that offers a sweeping view of the South Styria Nature Park. From Kreuzberg, the Wine Road Tour Variant 1 continues to Großklein, and through the Saggautal valley to Heimschuh. There's a stop-off point at Lake Sulm (a great place to cool off), before the tour continues  to the district capital of Leibnitz. From here, it's a leisurely ride through the "Murauen" (river Mur floodplains) back to the historical town of Ehrenhausen.

Author’s recommendation

Kreuzbergwarte viewing tower: There are quite a few steps to the top, but your efforts will be rewarded with a wonderful view.
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616 m
Lowest point
256 m
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Safety information

Please observe the highway code on state and municipal roads!

Tips and hints

All information on this and many other tours is available at www.suedsteiermark.com/radfahren.

Start

Ehrenhausen an der Weinstraße (258 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.727543, 15.584400
DMS
46°43'39.2"N 15°35'03.8"E
UTM
33T 544654 5175053
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Destination

Ehrenhausen an der Weinstraße

Turn-by-turn directions

The tour starts at the train station in Ehrenhausen, heading towards Gamlitz, where you continue on the state road in the direction of Grubtal. The route then begins to climb up towards Labitschberg/Kranachberg on quiet municipal roads, past beautiful vineyard-clad slopes. There is a short stretch through the forest, then it's onward for another 400 m or so west along the municipal road before turning right to start the slightly more challenging part of the route through the forest. After a kilometer of forest trail, we come to an asphalted municipal road and leave the Gamlitz municipal area behind, heading towards Kreuzberg. From here we continue along the municipal roads up to Großklein, straight through the town in the direction of Saggau. Here, the Weinstraßentour shares a stretch with the Two-River Tour beside the Saggau river, and then shares a stretch with the Sausaler Tour along the Sulmtal Cycle Trail R1 in the direction of Heimschuh, and then on to Kaindorf an der Sulm. After the old railway bridge, the stretch runs beside the Lassnitz river towards the Erlebnisbad Leibnitz water park.

Past the water park, you finally come to the Murradweg at Landscha via the municipal roads of Wagna. Here, follow the signposting for the R2 (Murradweg) towards Spielfeld. At the Murbrücke Ehrenhausen (bridge), it's then back to the starting point.

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

ÖBB www.oebb.at or Verbundlinie Steiermark www.busbahnbim.at The "Weinmobil" taxi system takes you anywhere in the South Styrian Wine Road area, from and to any destination you may wish (whether a restaurant, wine tavern or lodging). - Info: www.weinmobil.at

By road

www.at.map24.com

Parking

Parking is available at Park & Ride at the train station in Ehrenhausen.

Coordinates

DD
46.727543, 15.584400
DMS
46°43'39.2"N 15°35'03.8"E
UTM
33T 544654 5175053
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Order free maps on www.suedsteiermark.com/prospekte or enquire directly at our information offices. 

Equipment

For your own safety: Please wear a cycling helmet and closed shoes!

Touring bikes or town bikes are recommended rather than racing bikes, as some short sections use stony tracks, although these can be bypassed on the state roads. Tip: it never hurts to bring a basic set of tools and accessories with you, such as a replacement hose and/or repair kit, spanner, tire pump, braking and gearshift cable and a screwdriver.

 

There are numerous places to stop for refreshment along the tour, but please take a bottle of water with you nonetheless.


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Josef Freundorfer
September 03, 2021 · Community
Schöne Tour bis auf ein kurzes Stück durch den Wald was nicht für normale Räder geeignet ist. Die angegeben Höhenmeter sind leider falsch und es tatsächlich 540hm. Nicht sonderlich sportlich hatten wir ohne E-Antrieb 3:20h reine Fahrzeit.
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difficult
Distance
48.9 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
431 m
Descent
431 m
Highest point
616 m
Lowest point
256 m
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