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FB3 Hexentour Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark

Cycling · Südoststeiermark · Open
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  • Photo: Tourismusverband Feldbach, Silvia Pail
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Around the Riegersburg. The FB3 Witch Tour is one of a total of 14 forest and meadow tours in the Feldbach region in the Styrian thermal and volcanic country.

 

Open
moderate
Distance 43.5 km
3:45 h
708 m
708 m
448 m
292 m
The legendary Riegersburg knows many stories about the witch hunts of dark times. This route circles the "strongest castle of Christendom", passing the pilgrimage church of Eichkögl. This place is also called Kleinmariazell. The Vulkanland Observatory, Gsellmann's World Machine and Kornberg Castle are only a stone's throw away from the route. At the end of the scenic tour you will find yourself back in Riegersburg.  This circular tour leads mostly on little used side roads around the Riegersburg in the southeast of Styria. A very beautiful as well as challenging route.

Author’s recommendation

The route is somewhat difficult for racing bikes, as it leads uphill after Mitterfladnitz to the Gasthaus Theissl on a gravel forest road.
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Author
Christine Neuhold
Update: July 26, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Mitterfladnitz, 448 m
Lowest point
Dörfl / Meierhof to Kornberg Castle, 292 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 60.25%Dirt road 2.19%Path 2.50%Road 35.05%
Asphalt
26.2 km
Dirt road
1 km
Path
1.1 km
Road
15.3 km
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Rest stops

Wein:gut Buschenschank Bernhart
Obstweinmanufaktur Nestelberger
Vulcano Ursprung - die neue Schinkenwelt
Schlosswirt und Rittersaal im Schloss Kornberg

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

Information

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

 

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

 

 

Start

Riegersburg Village/ Hexenladen (364 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.000839, 15.935588
DMS
47°00'03.0"N 15°56'08.1"E
UTM
33T 571127 5205682
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Destination

Riegersburg Village/ Hexenladen

Turn-by-turn directions

 

KM Route

0 Riegersburg - witch shop/police station

0,2 straight ahead

0,9 straight ahead over the traffic circle in Altenmarkt

1,8 go straight ahead

1,9 turn left and follow the road

2,0 right uphill - steep climb!

3,7 turn left towards Lichtenstern/Bildstock

4,1 turn right at Mostschank Nestelberger

4,4 go straight ahead

5,4 half-left at intersection

6,0 (optionally turn left to the observatory Auersbach) 

6,9 go straight ahead

7,2 turn left

7,8 turn right onto state road towards Markt Hartmannsdorf

8,6 go straight ahead

8,9 turn left

10,0 left to Eggreith

10,5 straight ahead

12,2 Vulcano ham factory STOP

12,6 straight ahead

13,1 sharp to the right

13,8 straight ahead

15,0 approx. 1 km gravel road 16,0 straight ahead

16,0 straight ahead

16.5 left

17,9 continue sharp to the left

18,3 right (left would take you to Edelsbach)

18,7 straight ahead

19,3 left

19,8 left

22,1 straight ahead (up to the right: Eichkögl or Klein Mariazell) STOP

22,6 straight ahead

24,1 left (in approx. 1km a 600m long gravel or forest road)

25,6 turn right at Gasthaus Theissl

25,8 left

28,2 left (in the village of Edelsbach)

28,3 turn right and after 50m left

28,4 go straight ahead (crossroads of Edelsbach) STOP

29,6 left

29,7 turn right to Wetzelsdorf and follow the road downhill

31,4 turn right

31,6 straight ahead

33,5 left

33,6 straight ahead towards Dörfl (uphill left: Kornberg Castle) STOP

36,3 right

36,7 straight ahead

37.1 right

37,9 left (exit towards Altenmarkt)

39,8 straight ahead

39.9 right

40,0 right

40,9 straight ahead at Altenmarkt traffic circle

43.7 Riegersburg - witch shop/police station

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

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

 

 

Parking

There are sufficient parking spaces available.

Coordinates

DD
47.000839, 15.935588
DMS
47°00'03.0"N 15°56'08.1"E
UTM
33T 571127 5205682
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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 guest information office.

 

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

 

Opening hours:

Mon-Fri from 9-12 and 13-16 hrs.
Foyer from 6-22 o'clock

 

Equipment

 

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.

 


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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
43.5 km
Duration
3:45 h
Ascent
708 m
Descent
708 m
Highest point
448 m
Lowest point
292 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest

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