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R11 Raabtal-Radweg

· 2 reviews · Bicycle Touring · Thermen- & Vulkanland · Open
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  • Raabtal-Radweg - Ist das nicht super?
    Raabtal-Radweg - Ist das nicht super?
    Photo: Christian Contola, Erlebnisregion Thermen- & Vulkanland
Idyllic and family-friendly river bike tour along the Raab. From the Almenland through the Apfelland and over the Thermen- & Vulkanland Styria to Hungary. On the trail of legends, past venerable castles, into the colorful life.
Distance 112 km
8:30 h
252 m
925 m
905 m
220 m
What cyclist families need

The cycle path begins in the legendary area around the source of the river Raab - high up in the forests at the foot of the Teichalm. In the wild gorges of the area one has always suspected noble metals and treasures ... After a short time, the Raab Valley Cycle Path already leads to the extensive tunnels of the Arzberg show mine or to the Grassl stalactite cave. We cycle through the towns of Weiz and Feldbach and past apple orchards and vineyards, pumpkin and corn fields to the thermal and volcanic country of Styria. Via Jennersdorf in southern Burgenland, the route continues to Szentgotthard in Hungary, where the family cycle path ends.

Author’s recommendation

Event tip: Every year on May 1, the "Radio Steiermark-Radltag" (Radopening) takes place.
Highest point
Passailer Alm, 905 m
Lowest point
220 m
Best time of year

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Rest stops

Knödelzeit - Gasthof Schrenk
Hotel & Wirtshaus Hödl-Kaplan
Landgasthof Fuchs
Bauernstadl Feldbach

Safety information

Partial traffic on the roads as well as oncoming hikers. Use at your own risk.
  • Emergency call mountain rescue: 140
  • Emergency call fire department: 122
  • Emergency call police: 133
  • Emergency call rescue: 144
  • Euro emergency call: 112
  • ÖAMTC emergency breakdown call: 120
  • ARBÖ emergency breakdown call: 123


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  2. How many injured?
  3. Where did the accident happen (possibly GPS coordinates)?
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  6. Weather at the accident site?

Tips and hints

Recommended direction of travel: In the direction of flow of the river Raab

Connection: R49 Mostwärtsradweg from/to Graz, R12 Thermenradweg


Tourist office Thermen- & Vulkanland

Hauptstraße 2a

8280 Fürstenfeld

Tel: +43 3382 55 100




You can find even more information at www.raabtal-radweg.at


Passail (887 m)
47.337283, 15.519760
47°20'14.2"N 15°31'11.1"E
33T 539265 5242777
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Legendary experiences along the romantic Raab river
The cycle path begins in the legendary area around the source of the river Raab - high up in the forests at the foot of the Teichalm. In the wild gorges of the area people have always suspected noble metals and treasures. And after a short bike ride, the route already takes us to the extensive tunnels of the Arzberg show mine or to the Grassl stalactite cave.

After an uphill section, it's a roaring ride down to the vibrant energy city of Weiz - and on to St. Ruprecht. The adventure pool there is a real adventure for young and old - of course there is a bathing bay, a children's pool, a great slide ... In general, the Raabtal cycle path from Weiz is very suitable for small children: Flat, practically asphalted throughout and far away from traffic, it goes to Gleisdorf and further, always along the Raab.


Want a little reward? It's not far to the Raabtal Radl inns, there's one every few kilometers, where you can enjoy a delicious meal.


Insider tip: The unique pond landscape in Kirchberg an der Raab - an almost forgotten world of reeds and water lilies, fish, forest and bathing ponds and many rare animals and plants. The region has always produced inventive, strange, creative, quirky, successful wifzacks and farm boys, noblewomen and lateral thinkers, bridge-building collectors and beekeepers, such as Franz Gsellmann and his famous "world machine", the life's work of a simple, ingenious quirky man.

A little further on you roll into the land of castles and palaces! Kornberg Castle - a sounding name. Riegersburg, even more resonant ... until you cycle into the pretty district capital of Feldbach.

Zotter's great chocolate factory is very close to Lödersdorf.


Cycling pleasure to the end
Once you've found your way out of the corn maze, you can set off for the last little stage to Jennersdorf to the open-air swimming pool! Or you can continue cycling across the "green border" to Szentgotthárd - there are also regular ÖBB connections to here.

Public transport


On the trains of the Austrian Federal Railways you have numerous possibilities to take your bike with you.

The BusBahnBim app makes it easy to get timetable information on the go via smartphone: all bus, train and Bim connections in Styria (and throughout Austria) can be queried by entering locations and/or addresses, stops or important points. BusBahnBim is available as a free app for smartphones (Android, iOS) - on Google Play and in the App Store.

By road

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Along the Raabtal cycle path you will find some free parking.


47.337283, 15.519760
47°20'14.2"N 15°31'11.1"E
33T 539265 5242777
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Steiermark: Das grüne Herz Österreichs, 4., aktualisierte Auflage, Gunnar Strunz, Trescher Verlag, Berlin, 2017.

Author’s map recommendations

Tourismusverband Thermen- & Vulkanland

Hauptstraße 2a, 8280 Fürstenfeld

phone: +43 3382 55 100
fax: +43 3382 55 100 - 20



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  • Bicycle helmet   
  • Bicycle clothing   
  • Sturdy shoes   
  • Well-maintained bicycle, intact bicycle lights, bicycle lock, bicycle pump, bicycle repair kit and replacement tube (possibly assembly stand), tool multi-tool, chain oil   
  • Drinking bottle   
  • Sunglasses   
  • rain protection   
  • Bike backpack   
  • Camera

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Dieter Kuhn 
June 01, 2017 · Community
Wir sind die Strecke Ende Mai 2017 gefahren. Leider gibt es von Weiz bis zum Ursprung kein Bus- oder Zugtransfer. Daher sehr mühsam zu fahren. Flussabwärts ging's deutlich besser :-). Allerdings ist die Routenführung von Weiz bis kurz vor Feldbach überwiegend auf Verkehrsstraßen und selten entlang der Raab. Danach jedoch sehr schöne Streckenführung auf Feldwegen mit vielen Möglichkeiten zu pausieren (Rastplatzen). Der obere Teil (bis Feldbach) ist aufgrund der Streckenführung mit Kindern - trotz nur geringem Verkehrsaufkommen weniger zu empfehlen.
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When did you do this route? May 21, 2017
Christian Contola 

Perfekt für die ganze Familie!

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112 km
8:30 h
252 m
925 m
Highest point
905 m
Lowest point
220 m
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