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Landscha

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Location: Styria, Austria, Europe

Lat/Lon: 47.22959°N / 15.63286°E

Trail Type: Cross Country, Downhill, Mountain

Technical Difficulty: Easy

Aerobic Difficulty: Easy

Layout: Loop

Length: 15.0 Mi / 24.2 Km

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Page By: Visentin

Created/Edited: Jun 29, 2010 / Jun 29, 2010

Object ID: 276644

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Overview

 
Josef riding on the Landscha hill
Riding on the Landscha hill
 
The church of Weiz, looking at the Weizbergkirche
Weizbergkirche

 
Austrian farm on the way
Austrian farm on the way

This is our second last, and most serious (after Schöckel...) ride with Josef. Landscha is a small round hill near the town of Weiz, in the pre-Alps, where we stayed. It is featured with many excellent biking trails that form a network, though forests and clearings. The ride provides sceneric views all around, and a good overview of the region with beautiful typical houses of the area.
The Weizbergkirche is the church of the eponym town and its specific roof shape make it an unique monument in Austria.

Trail Description

Reaching the Landscha hill
Reaching the Landscha hill
 
Reaching the Landscha hill
Reaching the Landscha hill
 
Reaching the Landscha hill
Reaching the Landscha hill
 
Reaching the Landscha hill
Reaching the Landscha hill
 
Riding on the Landscha hill
Riding the Landscha hill
 
Riding on the Landscha hill
Riding the Landscha hill
 
Riding on the Landscha hill
In the Landscha forest
 
Riding on the Landscha hill
In the Landscha forest
 
Josef riding on the Landscha hill
In the Landscha forest
 
Riding on the Landscha hill
In the Landscha forest
 
Austrian farm on the way
Austrian farm on the way

I did not have any map (not more than we did at Schöckel !) but this time Josef did remember well the way by heart. I have kept no trace of it but I have found on internet a GPS track that I believe to be quite similar to what we did.
However considering the amount of well maintained trails in the area, the loop possibilities are unlimited. Most sections of the circuit, as well as most tracks I show, except a couple, are suiteable not only to mountain bikes but also trek bikes.
However by exploring it more deeply one can find wilder descents or narrower singletracks a bit everywhere.

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Meadow on Landscha hill
Meadow on the Landscha hill

Getting There

Cycling out of Weiz
Cycling out of Weiz

 
Nice chalet while cycling out of Weiz
Nice chalet out of Weiz
 
The church of Weiz, looking at the Weizbergkirche
Weizbergkirche
 
Austrian farm on the way
Austrian farm
 
Back to Weiz
Weiz

Weiz is the next exit after Graz on the A2 motorway in the direction of Vienna :


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When to Bike

Austrian farm on the way
Austrian farm on the way
 
Austrian farm on the way
Austrian farm on the way
 
Austrian farm on the way
Austrian farm on the way

All year round I think, as long as there is no snow.

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