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Around Leoben

Regional Cycling Tour · Erzberg Leoben
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  • Aussichtsplattform Massenburg
    Aussichtsplattform Massenburg
    Photo: Ute Gurdet, Tourismusverband ERZBERG LEOBEN
m 600 550 500 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Asia Spa Leoben Fellini Steak & Grill House Feuerwehrparkplatz Zwanzger Hotel Restaurant Brücklwirt Freimannsturm Gasthof Altmann Stift Göss Rottis Imbiss
This comfortable family bike tour is located at ERZBERG LEOBEN.
Distance 15.7 km
1:10 h
80 m
74 m
560 m
506 m
This family-friendly tour offers a variety of refreshment stops and leads via Leoben's main square and the Asia Spa to Proleb and Niklasdorf, from here you cycle along the Mur Cycle Path R2 back to Leoben Lerchenfed. Here you should definitely make a detour to the Massenburg and enjoy the beautiful view of the second largest city in Styria. Continue to the home of the popular Gösser beer, the Göss monastery and from here back to the main square in Leoben.

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After the tour relax in the wellness area of Asia Spa Leoben
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Update: May 11, 2022
Highest point
560 m
Lowest point
506 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 2.12%Road 0.49%Unknown 97.36%
0.3 km
0.1 km
15.3 km
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Safety information

The route is partly on public roads - therefore a roadworthy bike should be used.

Proper planning is a must before any tour.

Emergency call rescue: 144

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Tips and hints


Information Office

Hauptplatz 3

8700 Leoben

Phone: +43 3842 481 4 810


Leoben main square (545 m)
47.380606, 15.094717
47°22'50.2"N 15°05'41.0"E
33T 507149 5247465
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Leoben main square

Turn-by-turn directions

Difficulty: easy, distance: 15,7 km, altitude: 202m, road condition: asphalt

We leave the main square in the direction of the train station and after about 300 meters we turn right from Franz Josef Straße onto Roseggerstraße. At the traffic circle, the route continues through the Chinese Gate to the Falkensteiner Hotel and the water experience world Asia Spa. Passing the ice rink, we reach the new Mur power plant, where we cross the Mur River and then turn right onto Südbahnstraße. At the first traffic light we turn left onto Seegrabenstraße and shortly after onto Proleberstraße. After a slight incline, the route goes downhill towards Proleb.

After Proleb, the route meets the Murradweg R2 at the turnoff to Niklasdorf. We follow this via Niklasdorf back to Leoben. Through the district of Lerchenfeld we follow the Kärntnerstraße to the turnoff into the city center at the Mühltalerstraße. Attention. The R2 already turns right two traffic lights before in the direction of the city center. At the intersection of Kärntnerstraße and Mühltalerstraße we do not continue towards the city center, but turn left into Dirnböckweg. There you will find the more than thousand year old church St. Jakob, the former Roman Catholic parish church of Leoben. From here, it is worth the short climb to the 13th century Massenburg. The ruins were restored in 2000, the fortified tower was provided with a viewing platform from which you have a great view of large parts of the city. Returning to the church of St. Jacob, the route continues along Dreihufeisengasse to Gösser Straße.

After mastering a short incline, we roll into the district of Göss. From the former monastery of the Benedictine nuns, which was abolished in 1782, the late Gothic collegiate church is visible from afar. Particularly worth seeing are the early Romanesque crypt under the choir of the church, the early Gothic frescoes in St. Michael's Chapel and the imposing roof truss of the church. Right next to the grounds of the former monastery is the district's second landmark, the Gösser brewery. The history and present of the world-famous beer are impressively presented in the brewing museum. The tour continues through the so-called Hirschgraben to the bridge over the Mur, where we turn right onto the Mareckkai. On this we cycle along the Mur back to the city center. Over the Waasenbrücke and through the Schwammerlturm we reach the main square.


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Public transport


ÖBB train station Leoben. Return from Hieflau with ÖBB trains; via Selzthal in the direction of Leoben.

Timetables and travel information can be found directly at: Österreichischen Bundesbahnen (ÖBB), Steiermärkische Landesbahnen (STLB),


With the BusBahnBim app  of the Verbundlinie, timetable information has never been easier: all bus, train and tram connections in Austria can be queried by entering locations 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

By car

Coming from Graz on the A9 exit St. Michael ob Leoben and on the S 35 to Leoben > direction Zentrum/Asia Spa

Coming from Vienna on the S 6 to Bruck an der Mur and Leoben > direction Zentrum/Asia Spa


Info about parking in Leoben can be found here.


47.380606, 15.094717
47°22'50.2"N 15°05'41.0"E
33T 507149 5247465
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Reduce your risk of injury in the event of a fall and ride with a helmet!

Tip: A basic equipment of tools and accessories such as spare tube and / or patch kit, wrench, air pump, brake and shift cable and a screwdriver can never hurt.

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15.7 km
1:10 h
80 m
74 m
Highest point
560 m
Lowest point
506 m
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