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FB1 Riesentour Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark

· 2 reviews · Cycling · Südoststeiermark · Open
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Erlebnisregion Thermen- & Vulkanland Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Photo: Tourismusverband Feldbach, Christian Knittelfelder
m 600 500 400 300 200 80 60 40 20 km Ruotker's House of Whiskey, Gin & Rum E-Bike Ladestation Vulkanland Sekt Kulinarium E-Bike Ladestation E-Bike Ladestation Kulmberghof
From north to south and back again. The giant tour FB1 is one of a total of 14 forest and meadow tours in the region of Feldbach in the thermal and volcanic country of Styria.


Distance 95.4 km
7:30 h
1,069 m
1,069 m
529 m
233 m
The giant tour lives up to its name. In fact, it is the north-south crossing of the Styrian Volcanic Land. This route stretches from the striking Riegersburg Castle, perched on the volcano, almost to the Murauen meadows. The return journey via Tieschen, Hochstraden, Kapfenstein and Weinberg is extremely scenic along the ridges of the hills and a stretch along the East Styrian Wine Route.  You will reach the highest point of this circular tour in Straden in southeastern Styria.

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy a part of the route along the wine road and don't miss to fortify yourself at a typical Styrian Brettljause.
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Christine Neuhold
Update: July 26, 2022
Highest point
Hochstraden, 529 m
Lowest point
Radochen, 233 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 25.80%Dirt road 0.89%Path 0.02%Road 73.28%
24.6 km
Dirt road
0.9 km
0 km
69.9 km
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Rest stops

Grill- & Backhendlstation Hesch
Saziani Stub'n
Saisonbuschenschank Johanna & Erwin Greifensteiner
Ruotker's House of Whiskey, Gin & Rum
Seebad Riegersburg
Vulkanland Sekt Kulinarium
Buschenschank Jogl - Kornleitenschenke

Safety information

Emergency call mountain rescue: 140
ambulance: 144
European emergency call: 112
firefighters: 122
police: 133


Tips when reporting an emergency – Answer these six WH questions: What happened? How many people are injured? Where did the accident happen (are there GPS coordinates)? Who is reporting the incident (callback number)? When did the accident happen? What is the weather like at the site of the incident?


Tips and hints


Tourismusverband Thermen- & Vulkanland
Gästeinfo Feldbach
Hauptplatz 1, 8330 Feldbach
E-Mail: christine.neuhold@thermen-vulkanland.at
Web: www.thermen-vulkanland.at


Mo-Fr von 9-12 und 13-16 Uhr
Foyer von 6-22 Uhr



Village Bad Gleichenberg or Feldbach/ Raabau (287 m)
46.885683, 15.897897
46°53'08.5"N 15°53'52.4"E
33T 568408 5192851
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Village Bad Gleichenberg or Feldbach/ Raabau

Turn-by-turn directions

Km Route

0 village of Bad Gleichenberg; after 400m turn right towards Trautmannsdorf

0,45 go straight ahead

1,1 right road course at the hilltop or provincial railway crossing

1,6 left; after 100m right towards Aichelzeil; 1,9 left uphill

2,6 turn right onto Landesstraße and go straight on after 200m

3,3 before the crest turn left and then always along the ridge

4,3 straight on and after 500m left (Poppendorfberg)

5,8 straight ahead

9,3 turn left on country road to Straden

11,6 straight at crossroads in Straden, after 200m right downhill

12,4 turn left (cross the road) and after 100m turn right uphill

13,4 right, then straight ahead and at 17,0 left downhill

18,3 turn left onto state road

19,8 follow the road to the right in Radochen

20,7 cross B66 straight ahead, after 100m left, after 1km right

22,5 right uphill along the road, after 300m right into Laasen

24,8 turn left towards Tieschen

27,0 left in Pichla

28,4 straight ahead

29.5 straight ahead and at km 31 right into Frutten-Gießelsdorf

31.5 straight, after 200m left uphill towards Aussichtswarte 

32.3 right and after 800m straight ahead

33,6 left towards Hochstraden (partly 18% incline)

35.1 straight (Hochstraden - highest point) 

37,3 left, after 100m right along the road towards Jamm

40,5 straight ahead, cross the road in Jamm, after 50m turn right

41,3 left and after 200m right in Neustift

42,0 turn left towards Pretal

44,3 follow the road to the right; 45,7 turn right again

47,1 right downhill towards Gutendorf, after 1km straight ahead

52.0 straight ahead (Petersdorf II); 54.4 left towards Fehring

54.8 right towards Weinberg; 55.6 straight across B57

57.2 left into Weinberg; 57.4 left; 58.3 left;

58.8 right into Brunn - then approx. 800m of fine gravel

60.1 straight ahead

61.4 left (at bridge)

61.6 left onto main road

61.7 pass the train station on the right, after 300m straight ahead

62.5 left towards Stang; 64.5 right, 65.1 straight ahead

69.6 left onto state road; 70.1 left onto (B66 towards Riegersburg)

73.1 right at Riegersburg - direction church

73.4 left at castle entrance - left downhill towards Altenmarkt

73.9 straight ahead (Altenmarkt traffic circle)

74.8 keep straight on the road to Altenmarkt until 77.1

77.1 left on hilltop Fröhlichberg

77,6 left on B66 and after 100m right towards Schützing

80,0 straight on in Schützing

81.5 left in Raabau, then straight (optional start from Feldbach) 

84,0 right in Lödersdorf

85,6 right onto B57

86,1 left in Leitersdorf and after 400m left

89,1 cross the traffic circle in Edersgraben straight on

91,1 straight ahead in Höflach and over hill Kulmberg

93.2 turn left onto B66

95.7 Village Bad Gleichenberg


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Public transport



Detailed information about arriving by ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) can be found at  www.oebb.at or on the Verbundlinie Steiermark website  www.busbahnbim.at


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Getting there

Coming from Graz:
Freeway A2 direction Vienna - exit Gleisdorf Süd - direction Feldbach B68

Coming from Vienna:
Freeway A2 direction Graz - exit Ilz/ Fürstenfeld - direction Riegersburg B66 to Feldbach



P+R at Feldbach train station (no short-term parking zone). There are numerous parking spaces available.

 Parking in the area of the city center:
 The parking time is 2 hours. Parking in the shopping city of Feldbach is free of charge. A parking meter must be used and is available free of charge at the Gästeinfo Feldbach.


46.885683, 15.897897
46°53'08.5"N 15°53'52.4"E
33T 568408 5192851
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Hiking - Cycling - Leisure Map WK 412, 1:50000, freytag&berndt

Hiking - Cycling - Leisure Map WK 423, 1:50000, freytag&berndt


Author’s map recommendations

A bike map is available free of charge at the Feldbach tourist office.


Tourist office Thermen- & Vulkanland
Guest information Feldbach
Hauptplatz 1, 8330 Feldbach
E-Mail: christine.neuhold@thermen-vulkanland.at
Web: www.thermen-vulkanland.at


Touring bikes or city bikes are recommended. 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.


Questions and answers

Question from Micha Kühnel  · September 25, 2021 · Community
Hallo Christine Neuhold, ich bin neulich einen Großteil des FB1 geradelt. Zwei Dinge sind mir aufgefallen: Am Ortsausgang Edersgraben führt der Track im Kreisverkehr geradeaus, die Beschilderung und auf der Karte geht der FB1 allerdings nach Gossendorf. Und kann es sein, dass die Radrunde nur in eine Richtung beschildert ist (gg. den Uhrzeigersinn)? ? Generell finde ich die Beschilderung gut, allerdings sind manche Schilder auf der ggüberliegenden Straßenseite angebracht und ich hatte dadurch manches Mal welche übersehen. Viele Grüße Michael Kühnel Knittelfeld
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Answered by Christine Neuhold · October 05, 2021 · Feldbach | Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark
Lieber Herr Michael Kühnel! Es freut uns sehr, dass Sie Feldbach mit dem Rad erkundet haben und wir danken Ihnen herzlichst für die Rückmeldung. Gerne werden wir die Beschilderung vor Ort überprüfen. Per Track und auf den uns bekannten Karten führt die Tour geradeaus. Und ja, die Tour ist in eine Richtung (gegen den Uhrzeigersinn) befahrbar. Herzliche Grüße aus Feldbach Christine Neuhold


Micha Kühnel 
September 25, 2021 · Community
Die Landschaft und Wegführung sind tiptop! Allerdings ist mir aufgefallen, dass der Track nicht immer mit der Beschilderung übereinstimmt (zB im Ort Edersgraben). Ausserdem sind manche Wegschilder auf der ggüberliegenden Straßenseite angebracht, sodass sie leicht übersehen werden können. LG Micha aus dem Murtal Bergwanderführer
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January 24, 2018 · Feldbach | Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark

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95.4 km
7:30 h
1,069 m
1,069 m
Highest point
529 m
Lowest point
233 m
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