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Niederung LN 9

Regional Cycling Tour · Bezirk Leoben
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  • LN 9 - Niederung
    LN 9 - Niederung
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This tour is also suitable for sporty families and leads through the region ERZBERG LEOBEN.
difficult
Distance 16.3 km
1:35 h
416 m
416 m
920 m
558 m
Varied, year-round loop for the sporty family with great views of Trofaiacher Becken, Liesingtal and Hüttenwerk Donawitz. Great loop with magnificent views, which can also be ridden in the other direction by those who know the area.

Classic family route with about 500 meters of altitude and numerous viewpoints on Leoben, Hüttenwerk Donawitz, Liesingtal and Trofaiacher Becken as well as the surrounding mountains. The route runs entirely off the main road and offers a mix of forest sections, rural settlements, industrial plants and agricultural areas. The cultural highlights can be found in St. Peter Freienstein, a tour of the Donawitz steelworks requires advance reservation, and the lowland is considered an excellent vantage point.

Criterion: Long, medium-steep climb with 350 meters of elevation gain to Müller-Höhe / Niederung.

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Update: May 10, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
920 m
Lowest point
558 m
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Track types

Asphalt 56.27%Dirt road 5.50%Forested/wild trail 22.12%Path 1.52%Road 14.57%
Asphalt
9.2 km
Dirt road
0.9 km
Forested/wild trail
3.6 km
Path
0.2 km
Road
2.4 km
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Safety information

Current news about obstructions and closures of the route can be found online at www.eisenwadl.at/tested.

Service station along the route:

Gasthof Freiensteinerhof 

Tips and hints

TV ERZBERG LEOBEN

Information office Leoben

Hauptplatz 3

8700 Leoben

+43 3842 48148

urlaub@erzberg-leoben.at

www.erzberg-leoben.at

Eisenwadl.TESTED offers details and info about the tour online at www.eisenwadl.at

Start

St. Peter Freienstein, parking lot Billa supermarket (600 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.394500, 15.038625
DMS
47°23'40.2"N 15°02'19.0"E
UTM
33T 502914 5249005
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Destination

St. Peter Freienstein, parking lot Billa supermarket

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point of this tour is at the parking lot of the Billa supermarket in St. Peter Freienstein and, after crossing the railroad line, leads northward along the railroad line past Friedhofen Castle and Freiensteinerhof to the left on the Traidersberg. The long ascent winds first in open fields with magnificent views of the Reiting massif and Trofaiach basin and later in the forest to the lowlands. This section offers a magnificent panoramic view also into the Liesing valley, the Gleinalpe and to Leoben with the Donawitz steelworks. The last few hundred meters to the highest point of the route you cycle past some farms and at the former excursion inn "Schollinger" begins a last short climb before the descent leads back to Donawitz. Here, too, it is worth stopping regularly to take a look at the huge voestalpine plant with its steelworks - the blast furnaces dominate the picture - and the rail rolling mill. From Donawitz, the route now leads back along the plant via Neuwerk and the Schörglhof settlement to the starting point.

The route is 2% on bike paths and 98% on secondary roads. The condition of these roads and paths is divided into 60% asphalt and 40% gravel.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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

The starting point of this tour is at the parking lot of the Billa supermarket in St. Peter Freienstein.

Parking

Detail about parking can be found here.

Coordinates

DD
47.394500, 15.038625
DMS
47°23'40.2"N 15°02'19.0"E
UTM
33T 502914 5249005
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

The tour can be ridden on a mountain bike.

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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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
16.3 km
Duration
1:35 h
Ascent
416 m
Descent
416 m
Highest point
920 m
Lowest point
558 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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