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Steyr - Spital am Pyhrn | Steyrtalradweg R8 & Nationalpark Kalkalpenradweg R31

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Path number: R8 und R31
Starting place: 4400 Steyr
Destination: 4582 Spital am Pyhrn

duration: 6h 19m
length: 72,1 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 767m
Altitude difference (downhill): 410m

Lowest point: 292m
Highest point: 641m
difficulty: medium
condition: medium
panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel, Hiking trail

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Short description:
From the river to the mountains - Impressive, family-friendly bike tour on the route of the former Steyrtalbahn, past the Klaus reservoir over the old railroad bridge of the Pyhrnbahn you constantly have the majestic mountains of the Kalkalpen National Park region in front of your eyes.



Recommended season:

  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November

Description:
On the saddles, get set, go: Since the connection of the two cycle paths R8 and R31, the Steyrtalradweg is rideable on a length of about 75 kilometers - from the iron city Steyr to Spital am Pyhrn.

Directions:
The family bike trail R8 and then further the bike trail R31 nestles close to the Steyr River with its bathing places, rest stops, adventure stations, viewpoints and canyons - from Steyr in the north to Spital am Pyhrn in the south. Due to the largely flat route, the Steyrtal Cycle Path is also very suitable for families.

Once the steam locomotive roared here


The section Untergrünburg - Klaus follows almost continuously the route of the Steyrtalbahn. Today it is operated as a museum railroad between Steyr and Grünburg. From Klaus, the old 210-meter-long railroad bridge was specially adapted for the bike path connection. To make it suitable for cycling, the old wooden sleepers and wooden posts were removed and replaced by a road deck made of profiled sheet metal grates. The Klaus stage mostly passes close to the long reservoir. If you want, you can swim, fish or rent a boat here before reaching the stage destination of Steyrling. Back on the main route, we continue to the St. Pankraz junction, where the newly developed Pyhrn-Priel Panorama branches off. We continue on the R8 to the village, where there is a charging station for e-bikes.


ATTENTION: In St. Pankraz the name and number of the cycle path change!


From now on we ride on the National Park Kalkalpen Radweg R31. Along the Teichl we go through forests and a beautiful valley floor in the direction of Spital am Pyhrn. However, we stay on the main route and pass the station Roßleithen to Windischgarsten. Here you first turn right towards Gleinkersee before turning left towards Spital am Pyhrn.



Tip:
At www.radshuttle.at you can easily book the bike shuttle bus on Saturdays/Sundays and holidays. This brings you back to the starting point. The current departure times and stops can be found here - Please note the shuttle bus is only bookable in advance!

Safety guidelines:
Check in advance on www.steyr-nationalpark.at about current roads/road closures along the route!

Equipment:
Remember rain or sun protection and bike repair kit for minor mishaps!

Additional information:
You can obtain up-to-date map material at: www.steyr-nationalpark.at
Starting point: Steyr
Destination: Spital am Pyhrn

further information:
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  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Early winter

Please get in touch for more information.

Steyr - Spital am Pyhrn | Steyrtalradweg R8 & Nationalpark Kalkalpenradweg R31
Tourismusverband Steyr und die Nationalpark Region
Stadtplatz 27
4400 Steyr

Phone +43 7252 53229 - 0
E-Mailinfo@steyr-nationalpark.at
Webwww.steyr-nationalpark.at/
Webwww.urlaubsregion-pyhrn-priel.at
http://www.steyr-nationalpark.at/
https://www.urlaubsregion-pyhrn-priel.at

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Tour-Details

Path number: R8 und R31
Starting place: 4400 Steyr
Destination: 4582 Spital am Pyhrn

duration: 6h 19m
length: 72,1 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 767m
Altitude difference (downhill): 410m

Lowest point: 292m
Highest point: 641m
difficulty: medium
condition: medium
panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel, Hiking trail

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