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Leoben to Präbichl

Bicycle Ride · Bezirk Leoben
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  • Laurentikirche
    / Laurentikirche
    Photo: Wirnsperger, CC BY-ND, Tourismusverband ERZBERG LEOBEN
  • / Radwerk IV
    Photo: Michael Pezmann, CC BY-ND, Tourismusverband ERZBERG LEOBEN
  • / Vordernberg
    Photo: P. Loitzl, CC BY-ND, Tourismusverband ERZBERG LEOBEN
  • / Trofaiach
    Photo: M. Pezmann, CC BY-ND, Tourismusverband ERZBERG LEOBEN
  • / Radfahren
    Photo: Katharina Wassler, CC BY-ND, Tourismusverband ERZBERG LEOBEN
  • / Maria Freienstein
    Photo: M. Pezmann, CC BY-ND, Tourismusverband ERZBERG LEOBEN
  • / Reichenstein und Erzberg - das Herz des ERZBERG LANDes
    Video: Tourismusverband ERZBERG LEOBEN
  • / Eisenerzer Reichenstein
    Photo: Niki Schmied, CC BY-ND, Tourismusverband ERZBERG LEOBEN
  • / Eisenerzer Reichenstein
    Photo: @vonnunangehtsbergauf, CC BY-ND, Tourismusverband ERZBERG LEOBEN
  • / Hauptplatz Leoben
    Photo: Martin Kubanek, CC BY-ND, Steiermark Tourismus
  • / Hacklhaus
    Photo: @danneskannes, CC BY-ND, Instagram
  • / Leoben
    Photo: BüKo, CC BY-ND, Stadt Leoben
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This bike tour is located in the ERZBERG LEOBEN adventure region and can be combined with a hike up the Eisenerzer Reichenstein.
difficult
Distance 47.1 km
3:40 h
590 m
590 m
1,116 m
534 m
From the main square in Leoben you cycle along the R38 Iron Road cycle path via Sankt Peter Freienstein and Trofaiach to the main square in Vordernberg.

From here the route continues through witnesses to centuries of mining history, partly along side roads and partly along the B 115 federal road to the Präbichl Passhöhe and the Präbichlerhof inn.

From Vordernberg, the route runs for the most part along the B115 federal road.

Author’s recommendation

The Präbichler Hof Inn offers a cosy place to stop for refreshments. The hike to the Eisenerzer Reichenstein also starts from here.
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Gerit Schatz-Mocharitsch
Update: March 11, 2022
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
1,116 m
Lowest point
534 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Planning your desired tour properly in advance is a must.

 Emergency call rescue: 144

Emergency reporting tip - give answers to the six W questions: What happened? How many injured? Where did the accident happen (possibly GPS coordinates)? Who reported the accident (call-back number)? When did the accident happen? Weather at the accident site?

Tips and hints

Tourismusverband ERZBERG LEOBEN 

Tourist office

Hauptplatz 3

8700 Leoben

Phone: +43 3842 481 4 810

office@erzberg-leoben.at   

Start

Leoben main square (541 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.380608, 15.094685
DMS
47°22'50.2"N 15°05'40.9"E
UTM
33T 507147 5247465
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Destination

Leoben main square

Turn-by-turn directions

HOW TO FIND US:

From the main square in Leoben, the second largest city in Styria, you cycle via the Donawitz district along the R38 Iron Road Cycle Path (next to the busy main road) via Sankt Peter Freienstein and Trofaiach to the main square in Vordernberg.

Along the route you learn interesting facts about iron extraction. On the one hand, one of the most modern iron and steelworks in the world is located at the start in Leoben, on the other hand, the Styrian Iron Road can tell you a lot about the past. You pass old stone blast furnaces and wheel mills where pig iron used to be extracted.

From the main square in Vordernberg near the UNESCO World Heritage Site Radwerk IV, the route continues along the B 115 federal road to the Präbichler Hof inn.RETURN:

From the Präbichler Hof inn, you cycle back along the B115 federal road towards Vordernberg with its numerous monuments of mining history.

From the main square in Vordernberg you cycle back along the R 38 to the main square in Leoben, where you can enjoy a cool refreshment in one of the numerous restaurants.

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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

Arrival details are available here.

Parking

Parking in Leoben 

Coordinates

DD
47.380608, 15.094685
DMS
47°22'50.2"N 15°05'40.9"E
UTM
33T 507147 5247465
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

The tour can be done by mountain bike.

 

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

Don't forget a spare battery if using the e-bike (no charging possibility) and your own bike lock!

 Proper backpacking makes many things easier: Pack heavy things first. The water bottle should always be within easy reach in a side pocket. All things that are often needed, such as sunglasses, camera or hiking map, belong on top. An emergency kit including blister plasters belongs in every rucksack and it is always advisable to dress according to the "onion system"!


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
47.1 km
Duration
3:40 h
Ascent
590 m
Descent
590 m
Highest point
1,116 m
Lowest point
534 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest

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