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Mühlviertel Bike Path R5

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Tour and route information

  • Starting place: 4143 Neustift im Mühlkreis
  • Starting point: Mühlviertel Bike Path in Kramesau
  • Destination: 4360 Grein
  • Destination: Danube Bike Path in Grein
  • Path number: R5
Duration: 19h 25m
Length: 238,9 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 4484m
Altitude difference (downhill): 4548m
Lowest point: 237m
Highest point: 993m



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Paths covering:

  • Asphalt
  • Gravel

Most economical season:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
By taking the Mühlviertel Bike Path, you will be immediately immersed in the mysterious and mystic granite landscape north of the Danube.

The bike path offers athletic bikers one challenging incline after another. At its starting point in Kramesau, it is connected to the Danube Bike Path, and you will have to really pump those pedals right on the first leg to Neustift, since you will be leaving the lowlands of the Danube Valley and entering the highlands of the Mühlviertel. In the Bohemian Forest, you will finally reach the border to the Czech Republic. Aigen-Schlägl, with its grand Premonstratensian Canonical Monastery, and Schwarzenberg, with its park for wooden sculptures, are your next stations on the way to Haslach, which is known as a textile market. A special museum provides information about the long tradition of linen weaving. You will continue on towards the east and arrive in Bad Leonfelden, where the moor and the teachings of Father Kneipp generate positive health effects. At the Schulmuseum (School Museum) and Schwedenschanze (Swedish Redoubt), you can also let the spirit of the past take its effect on you. You should also stop off in Windhaag near Freistadt. This is the village where composer Anton Bruckner, who would later become famous, worked as a teacher, and the Brucknerstüberl in the Old Schoolhouse reminds visitors of this fact. The town of Sandl is also located along the Mühlviertel Bike Path and is a hub for rural reverse-glass painting. At the Hinterglasmuseum (Reverse-Glass Museum), you can discover the secrets of this form of art. After passing Rosenhof Palace, with its picturesque ponds, you will arrive in Liebenau. A few kilometres later, you will have the opportunity to turn east in order to continue further into the Waldviertel. The Mühlviertel Bike Path itself now turns towards the south and leads along the border to Lower Austria to the romantic little Danube city of Grein, with its lovely Greinburg Palace and city theatre rich in curios. At this point, there is also a junction with the Danube Bike Path.

Route number: R5

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Accessibility / arrival

Travelling by car:
Linz or Wels - Eferding or Aschach - towards Passau - Donaubrücke Niederranna - Neustift i.M

Coming from Germany:
Motorway exit Passau/Nord - Obernzell - Untergriesbach - (border crossing) Neustift ob der Donau.

Nearest railway station in Austria:
Rohrbach (Mühlkreisbahn)
or Linz (central railway junction)

Nearest railway station in Germany:

Travelling by ship:
possible at the shipping piers in Linz or Passau (Germany)
Possibilities for getting on or off between Obernzell (Germany) and Schlögen (Austria) (Wurm & Köck shipping company)

The starting point is located south of the municipality in Kramesau.

Travelling by public transport

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St. Stefan 65, 4170 St. Stefan-Afiesl

Phone: +43 7216 7010

Markt 1, 4263 Windhaag bei Freistadt

Phone: +43 7943 6111

Markt 38, 4280 Königswiesen

Phone: +43 7955 6217

Hinternberg 20, 4273 Unterweißenbach

Phone: +43 7956 6900

Sonnbergstraße 1, 4273 Unterweißenbach

Phone: +43 7956 7970-81

Marktplatz, 4160 Aigen-Schlägl

Phone: +43 7281 6252

Seitelschlag 50, 4161 Ulrichsberg

Phone: +43 7288 8200

Marktplatz , 4170 Haslach an der Mühl

Phone: +43 7289 717500

Krauterdorfstraße 26, 4163 Klaffer am Hochficht

Phone: +43 7288 7026

Kirchengasse, 4161 Ulrichsberg

Phone: +43 7283 810806

Green Belt Center
Markt 11, 4263 Windhaag bei Freistadt

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Hand blue print Wagner
Kurhausstraße 11, 4190 Bad Leonfelden

Phone: +43 7213 6588

Freundorf 21, 4163 Klaffer am Hochficht

Phone: +43 7288 71070

Mechanische Klangfabrik
TuK - Vonwiller, Stelzen 15, 4170 Haslach an der Mühl

Phone: +43 7289 72300

Horse-Drawn Railroad
Kerschbaum 61, 4261 Rainbach im Mühlkreis

Phone: +43 7949 6800

Tannermoor Nature Preserve
Tannermoor Liebenau, 4252 Liebenau

Phone: +43 7953 8111

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Berghäusl 40, 4160 Aigen-Schlägl

Phone: +43 7281 6758

Almesberger Wellnessresort
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Süss Guesthouse
Marktplatz 7, 4144 Oberkappel

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Markt 11, 4273 Unterweißenbach

Phone: +43 7956 7272

Hotel Guglwald****s
Guglwald 8, 4191 Vorderweißenbach

Phone: +43 7219 7007

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Hinterberg 20, 4273 Unterweißenbach

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The potential use of private roads, in particular forestry roads and agricultural transport roads, can be subject to legal restrictions, which must be observed and adhered to.


The normal traffic rules apply. Each user (e.g. biker, motorbiker) is responsible for adhering to these rules and maintaining his/her bike/vehicle and its equipment (lights, brakes etc.) in good working order. Each user is also responsible for ensuring that he/she rides at a velocity that is appropriate for the conditions and his/her skill level and for maintaining sufficient distance to the rider in front. We explicitly recommend adjusting velocity to correspond to the respective field of vision, wearing a helmet, using reflective clothing (or similar) and employing bicycle lights in line with regulations.


3.Each tour requires good physical fitness as well as detailed planning. We explicitly recommend only taking the tours in the case of optimal healthiness.


We recommend that you conclude an accident and liability insurance policy. Use an onboard computer that displays the respective kilometres travelled per day and is calibrated for the front wheel.


4.Special for mountain bikers – Fair-play rules:


Mountain biking is one of the most wonderful outdoor leisure-time activities. Whilst biking or on a mountain biking tour, mountains and lakes, meadows and cabins are re-discovered in new ways. A couple of rules for fair play in the forest help to avoid conflicts whilst mountain biking.


a.Pedestrians have the right of way: We are accommodating and friendly to pedestrians and hikers. Upon encountering these fellow travellers, we alert them by using the bicycle bell and slowly overtake them. We avoid paths with heavy pedestrian traffic altogether. Take nature into account: We do not leave refuse behind.

b.The braking distance should be half of the total distance visible: We ride at a controlled pace, are ready to brake and maintain a braking distance half as long as the total distance visible, especially in curves, because we always have to count on obstacles on the path. Damage to the path, stones, branches, wood piles, grazing livestock, cattle grids, barriers, tractor-type forestry machines and authorised vehicles pose dangers that we need to be ready for.

c.Don’t drink and drive!: Do not drink alcohol when mountain biking. Take care at stop-off points (dealing with bike racks, dirty shoes or clothing).

It is obligatory to provide first aid!

d.Marked routes, closed paths and blockades: Keep to the marked routes, observe the blockades and accept that these roads are primarily for agricultural and forestry use!

Blockades can often not be avoided and are in your own interest. Biking beyond the intended path and outside of opening times is punishable and turns us into illegal bikers.

e.We are guests in the forest and behave accordingly, including vis-à-vis forestry and hunting staff. Whilst mountain biking, mobile telephones and music players are forbidden! Biking requires your full attention.

f.Avoid unnecessary noise. Out of consideration to the animals living in the wild, we only bike during full daylight. As a principle, we always wear our helmet (even when riding uphill)! Don’t forget emergency supplies: We always have a repair set and bandages along.

g.Don’t overestimate your skills: We should not overdo it when it comes to biking technique and physical fitness. Take the level of difficulty posed by the route into consideration and make a precise estimate of your experience and skills as a biker (braking, bell, lights)!

h.Close gates: We approach grazing livestock at a walking pace and close every gate behind us. We should avoid causing escape and panic reactions in the animals. Nothing stands in the way of the fun and athletic challenge in the mountains and forests!

i.Traffic rules: The general traffic rules (StVO) apply for all the mountain biking routes and we adhere to them. Our bike therefore needs to be in perfect technical condition and equipped in line with the traffic rules, including brakes, a bell and lights. We inspect and service our mountain bikes regularly anyway.


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Mühlviertel Bike Path R5
Starting place: Neustift im Mühlkreis

Duration: 19h 25m

Length: 238.9 km

Metres of altitude: 4484m


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