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Signposted mountain bike tour no. 101

The giant in this case is the range of hills of the Kapunerkogel. The Kapuner represents on the one hand the border to Slovenia, but even more the arena for numerous incomparable mountain bike tours in south-western Styria as well as in neighbouring Slovenia.

easy
Distance 15 km
1:20 h
270 m
260 m
602 m
348 m
The Kapunerkogel is certainly not a giant in terms of absolute height. But the effect that the Kapuner has on south-western Styria between Leutschach, Arnfels and Eibiswald is huge. The panoramic tour is particularly suitable for approaching the Kapunerkogel - perhaps as a prelude to your mountain bike holiday - and taking in the sight of it as well as the views from the tour into the Schilcherland. These magnificent panoramas combined with a stop at the Glirsch winery of the Krottmayer family or at the Kiefer fruit farm are in themselves unforgettable highlights of your cycling holiday in Southern Styria. In addition, the crowning second half of the mountain bike tour is a heart lifting flow feeling from Glirsch along the giant Kapuner back down to Feisternitz. From there you can comfortably roll back to the starting point at the church or to the open-air swimming pool in Eibiswald, or add the panorama tour (Eibiswald) with the Garber, Peiserhof and Pichlippi triad.

 

The "Aussichtstour" - flow experience at the foot of the giant is the tour of your choice if you want to

  • want to start or end your cycling holiday in the Schilcherland with a short pleasure tour,
  • if you are looking for a mountain bike tour that your children can manage with a little practice and want to combine this with a cosy stop at one of the Schilcherland delicacies along the way,
  • would like to get to know the Glirsch winery, one of the most traditional Schilcher producers in south-western Styria,
  • want to taste apples, fruit juices, genuine Styrian pumpkin seed oil or wonderful brandies at the Kiefer fruit farm,
  • want to catch incomparable views of the impressive Kapunerkogel range of hills,
  • combine the Ausichtsrunde and the Panoramatour (Eibiswald) to create a 360-degree cycling experience around Eibiswald,
  • want to take your new mountain bike or e-bike out for the first time on a short test lap,
  • are looking for a cycling tour on your biking holiday after a long, hard tour the day before, where you can move your legs for a short time, but where relaxation and enjoyment should be in the foreground,
  • or if you want to make a very short detour to Schilcherland after a long day at work and are looking for a perfect transition to the end of the day or an end in a Buschenschank.
Profile picture of Tour: Hannes Eybel | Text: Bernhard Prangl
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Tour: Hannes Eybel | Text: Bernhard Prangl
Update: May 04, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
Vinery Glirsch, 602 m
Lowest point
Hörmsdorf, 348 m
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Track types

Asphalt 5.96%Road 1.37%Unknown 92.65%
Asphalt
0.9 km
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0.2 km
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13.9 km
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Rest stops

Weinbaumuseum Glirsch
Hasewend
Weinlandbäckerei Katzjäger
Hasewend's Kirchenwirt
Haufenhof Feldhüter ****
Romantikhof Kiefer
Gartenhotel Kloepferkeller
Josi's Gästehaus
Privatzimmer Wildbacher
Gasthof Kofler vlg. Bartlschneider
Buschenschank Haring vlg. Pichlippi
Buschenschank Glirsch - Winzerzimmer
Antonia's Kaffeehäferl

Safety information

  • Always drive at a controlled speed and at half visibility, especially on bends, as obstacles can be expected at any time (e.g. road damage, stones, branches, temporarily stored wood, grazing livestock, grazing grids, barriers, tractor-forestry machines, authorised persons' vehicles).
  • Be considerate of other people, walkers and pedestrians. Only overtake at walking pace!
  • Be aware of the difficulty of the route, accurately assess your experience and ability as a biker! Protect your head with a helmet and check your equipment (brakes, bell, lights) before every bike tour!
  • Keep to barriers and please accept that some paths are primarily used for agricultural and forestry purposes!
  • Be considerate of nature and wildlife, do not leave the marked route, refrain from riding off the open paths and finish your bike tour before dusk.
  • Please do not leave any litter behind.

 

Attention: No liability! (*)

 

*) Mountain biking is a risky sport! The landowners, the Eibiswald cycling club, tourism association and municipalities accept no liability!

Some tours (see description) are "pure nature", the forest paths lead over roots, stones, streams, are partly washed out and are not maintained. Pushing and carrying passages are necessary depending on ability. We recommend private accident insurance or membership of the Alpine Club. Have fun!

Tips and hints

Map with all mountain bike tours available at the businesses and at the tourist office Schilcherland Eibiswald-Wies or can be ordered at Schilcherland.at!

 

Tip: the Styria Tours App, available free of charge on Google Play and in the App Store (Android, iOS) offers detailed first-hand information: short facts (length, duration, difficulty, ascent and descent in metres of altitude, ratings), map, route descriptions, altimeter, compass, summit finder, navigation along the tour. In addition, you can create your personal list of favourite tours and points, save tours and excursion destinations offline, play on social media channels and more.

Start

Eibiswald church square (361 m)
Coordinates:
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46.687985, 15.248487
DMS
46°41'16.7"N 15°14'54.6"E
UTM
33T 519001 5170522
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Destination

Eibiswald church square

Turn-by-turn directions

  • Start from the starting point at the church in Eibiswald in an easterly direction and always follow the green signs. The route is well signposted.
  • From the Perisutti care centre in Eibiswald, the route leads up several, sometimes quite crisp, shorter climbs via Sterglegg and Stammeregg to the old, beautiful Stindlweber farm.
  • The steeper climbs, known as "stitches" in cycling jargon, are replaced again and again by flatter sections that allow you to enjoy the wonderful views of the Remschnigg, over to the Koralm-Speik and into the Schilcherland. A few benches along the way invite you to take a little more time.
  • From Stindlweber you walk along the Kapunerkogel for a few hundred metres to Glirsch. Once you reach Glirsch, the difficulties of this route are overcome.
  • From Glirsch, the route continues with a few very short intermediate climbs, first at the foot of the giant Kapuner and then in a wonderful flow over the Kornriegl and Oberlatein down to Feisternitz.
  • From Feisternitz you finally roll out to Hörmsdorf, cross the B69 at Gasthof Romantikhof and finish your bike tour along the open-air swimming pool and the Ölspur campsite.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With ÖBB to Wies, then by bus or guest taxi to Eibiswald.

ÖBB www.oebb.at or Verbundlinie Steiermark www.busbahnbim.at

With the BusBahnBim app of the Verbundlinie, timetable information has never been easier: all connections by bus, train and tram in Austria can be queried by entering places and / or addresses, stops or important points. The app is available as a free app for smartphones (Android, iOS) - on Google Play and in the App Store.

Getting there

Plan your journey via Google Maps to the starting point of the tour: www.google.at/maps

 

Directions from Graz / Vienna to Lieboch:

Take the motorway towards Graz (A2) to the Lieboch exit. Continue on the B76 in the direction of Eibiswald.

 

Directions from Carinthia:

On the motorway in the direction of Klagenfurt (A2) as far as the Lieboch exit. Continue on the B76 in the direction of Eibiswald.

 

Directions from Leibnitz:

Drive via Arnfels, Oberhaag to Eibiswald.

 

Directions from Slovenia/Eibiswald:

Drive over the Radlpass on the B76 towards Eibiswald.

Parking

There is ample parking near the church square.

Plan directions via Google Maps to a nearby car park for the tour.

www.google.at/maps

Coordinates

DD
46.687985, 15.248487
DMS
46°41'16.7"N 15°14'54.6"E
UTM
33T 519001 5170522
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Map with all mountain bike tours available at the businesses and at the tourist office Schilcherland Eibiswald-Wies!

Author’s map recommendations

Map with all mountain bike tours available at the businesses and at the tourist office Schilcherland Eibiswald-Wies, Lerchhaus 82, 8552 Eibiswald oder auf Schilcherland.at bestellbar!

Equipment

The choice of bike is simple. As it is a continuous asphalt route, any mountain bike is suitable. (mountain bike, gravel bike, road bike).

 

Check your bike after each tour for air pressure, spoke tension and brake pads.

A helmet is a must for every bike tour.

Consider in advance what equipment you need to take with you: warm clothing, rain and wind protection, repair kit and first aid kit belong in your rucksack, as well as a charged mobile phone.


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Wolfram Defner
March 28, 2021 · Community
Wunderschöne Tour! Habe sie sehr genossen! Vielen Dank fürs Posten!
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
15 km
Duration
1:20 h
Ascent
270 m
Descent
260 m
Highest point
602 m
Lowest point
348 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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