Flair of the South - Premstätten
You can feel the closeness to the south on this leisurely tour on mainly flat cycle paths and quiet side roads. Immerse yourself in the Schwarzlsee and in nature and art in the Austrian Sculpture Park!
The route follows the R9 Erzherzog Johann cycle path to Dobl and branches off in Muttendorf onto the northern part of the R14 Kainachtalradweg. After Lannach the cycle route leads into the beautiful R56 Liebochtal cycle path and from Attendorf we cycle over wooded hills and then after short steep climbs we come to the Florianiberg – just outside Graz yet still rural landscapes with wonderful views and vineyards.
After a rapid descent we reach the pilgrimage church in Strassgang and ride past the natural swimming pool in Strassgang along the HR11 to the Mur. Then on the R2 along the renaturalised banks of the Mur to the turnoff in Feldkirchen back on the R9 and to the sculpture park and Schwarzl swimming lake, two kilometres from our starting point in Premstätten.
Connection to Graz center via R2 Mur Cycle Path (3.5 km / -12 m from Graz center)
asphalt bike paths, back roads, cycle lanes, short sections on busy roads and gravel roads