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Niederung - Tal LN 9a

Regional Cycling Tour · Bezirk Leoben
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  • LN 9a - Niederung - Tal
    LN 9a - Niederung - Tal
    Photo: Marina Weitzer, Tourismusverband ERZBERG LEOBEN
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This tour is also suitable for sporty families, leads through the adventure region ERZBERG LEOBEN and can be understood as a supplement to LN 9.
moderate
Distance 13.1 km
1:15 h
332 m
333 m
901 m
570 m
Complement to LN 9 with descent through the "valley" to Donawitz and special view of the blast furnaces of the steel mill.

Classic family route with around 500 meters of elevation gain and numerous viewpoints of Leoben, the Donawitz steelworks, the Liesingtal valley and the Trofaiach basin 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.

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Update: May 10, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
901 m
Lowest point
570 m
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Track types

Asphalt 51.25%Dirt road 8.51%Forested/wild trail 27.81%Path 0.76%Road 11.65%
Asphalt
6.7 km
Dirt road
1.1 km
Forested/wild trail
3.7 km
Path
0.1 km
Road
1.5 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

Tourist office

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
47.394507, 15.038632
DMS
47°23'40.2"N 15°02'19.1"E
UTM
33T 502915 5249006
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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 descent leads through the "valley" back to Donawitz, and here, too, it is worthwhile to make regular stops to take a look at the enormous dimensions of the voestalpine plant with its steelworks - the blast furnaces dominate the picture here - 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

Details about parking can be found here.

Coordinates

DD
47.394507, 15.038632
DMS
47°23'40.2"N 15°02'19.1"E
UTM
33T 502915 5249006
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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
moderate
Distance
13.1 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
332 m
Descent
333 m
Highest point
901 m
Lowest point
570 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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