10 stages | 200 kilometers | 9000 vertical meters
Long distance hiking in Styria
New long-distance hiking trail in the Erzberg-Leoben region
Go far, sleep well!
Hotel Kindler is hotel partner in the center of Leoben and welcomes all long-distance hikers at the trail’s destination!
The ERZBERG-LEOBEN region can be wonderfully explored on foot since August 2022, perfectly signposted and marked. Starting from St. Michael i.O., the new long-distance hiking trail leads along the Liesing Valley to Wald am Schoberpass for the first few days. A total of 14 communities of the adventure and sports region are “on the way”. Numerous accommodation partners along the trail are happy to look after the well-being of ambitious long-distance hiking fans. The snack box available at the starting point – filled with delicacies from the “GenussReich” partners – ensures that you never run out of strength along the way.
The first three stages are ideal to “break in”, before it then goes in 4 demanding days via Radmer, Eisenerz, the Sonnschienalm and Tragöß to Vordernberg.
The final 3 stages are then hiked from Trofaiach to Niklasdorf and finally over our local mountain, the Mugel.
The mining town of Leoben is the perfect trail conclusion and invites tired hikers to stay for one more night after reaching their self-set goal. Relaxation in the AsiaSpa, shopping in the LCS or a visit to an event will make you fit again for your next adventure after the exertions.
The start and end points of the Styrian Iron Trail are both ideally accessible by train. The return journey from Leoben to the starting point in St. Michael (to perhaps reach the vehicle parked there) is also completed in a few minutes by train.
At Hotel Kindler 2.0, a cozy single or double room awaits tired but happy trail graduates. To replenish the sweated-out electrolytes, the Arkadenhof – Leoben’s oldest brewery pub – will serve you a freshly tapped glass of GÖSSER beer. After a relaxing night, no wishes remain unfulfilled at the breakfast buffet and you save 20% on admission to the wellness oasis AsiaSpa. In addition, our team will be happy to help you organize your transportation to the starting point of the STYRIAN IRON TRAIL.
What to wait for? START!
The path is created as you walk, and we are already looking forward to congratulating you on your success at the end of this special journey!
You would like to get an insight into the individual stages and their beauties and challenges in advance? The project coordinators Silvia and Elisabeth have prepared the trail by means of short videos. Click through the VIDEOS, because anticipation is known to be the best joy.
Further information about the Styrian Iron Trail can also be found on the website of the Styrian Tourist Board STEIERMARK.COM