Mountain bike tour over the Krautwasch and Silberberg mountains on paved and gravelled roads.
What used to be a flourishing silver mining area is now a paradise for joggers, hikers and cyclists. This tour over the Krautwasch and the Silberberg leads the moderately ambitious mountain biker on asphalt and gravel roads and rewards them with a well-earned stop in the charming market town of Übelbach.
By train: from Bruck/Mur or Graz via the Peggau-Deutschfeistritz station to the Übelbach Vormarkt stop (S11). By car/motorcycle: via the A9 (exit Übelbach) or the L385 to Übelbach. By bicycle: on the Murradweg (R2) cycle path, getting off at Deutschfeistritz and continuing along the L385 to Übelbach.
The tour starts by going from Übelbach along Silberbergstrasse, and then Silberbergweg, to the former Hiedner snack bar on the Silberberg pass. The descent to Grossstübing offers a wonderful view over the Stübing valley, which is known for its scenic beauty and high quality of life, something which the Alpine longhorn beetle, native to the beech trees around Grossstübing, also appreciates. After a break in Grossstübing, the next mountain stage awaits: ride along the L315 road in the direction of Geisthal. At the former Abrahamwirt inn the paved Krautwaschweg leads up to the right and over the Kollerkogel to the (closed!) Krautwasch Alpine inn. Meadows, forests and mountains dominate the view as far as the eye can see. The Bockstallgrabenweg takes you to Neuhof, which is considered the "gate to the Gleinalm pastures". Follow the L385 back to Übelbach, where you`ll find numerous inns and restaurants ynd plenty of time to reminisce your favourite highlights of the Silberberg bike tour.
If you are looking for a less strenuous biking experience, Genusspension Herti in Übelbach offers an e-bike rental service and guided bike tours.
From leisurely riding along the Murradweg cycle path to more strenuous summit tours – OberGraz makes it easy for you to get on your bike. Cyclists without a car can arrive comfortably in the region by train. The well-frequented S1 train connection between Graz and Bruck/Mur makes OberGraz easily accessible by public transport. (Übelbach Markt railway station; timetables on www.verbundlinie.at or www.stlb.at)
On Alter Markt or at the parking area along the L385, east of Kletzenbauer car workshop; or on Hammerherrenstrasse, opposite the nursing home (298, Hammerherrenstrasse).
Please check the opening hours of inns, restaurants or huts for stopovers!