Muehltal Cycle Route R 26
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Varied cycle path along the small Mühl from Aigen to Obermühl. Fantastic sections through wonderful, untouched nature. Not a circular route!
0 km You start at the market place Aigen-Schlägl. Follow the signs for R26 (Mühltalweg). Ride in the direction of Schlägl and past Schlägl Abbey. Cross the roundabout in Schlägl and continue straight on to Natschlag. Pass through the village. In the valley you join the B127 and cross the railway track. Immediately you leave the B127 again and go steeply uphill to Weichsberg. Continue via Kollonödt, Fürling to Rohrbach-Berg station.
8.8 km The signposted route leads from Rohrbach-Berg station to the town centre (you pass directly by the Villa sinnenreich museum). At the station, the over 100-year-old locomotive "Aigen" welcomes you and invites you to a tour through the history of the Mühlkreisbahn.
14.9 km At the town square (possibility to visit the town exhibition or the beautiful Jakobskirche) turn right in front of the Dreifaltigkeitssäule (Holy Trinity Column) and follow the road straight ahead. Pass the shopping centre. A short moderate uphill stretch to the village of Lanzerstorf follows. From here it is always downhill to Obermühl. Pass Sprinzenstein until ...
17.7 km ... Hühnergeschrei. At the end of the village, after the fire station, the tour turns right into the Kleine Mühltal along the romantic river. Always follow the R26 signs and the signpost "Obermühl", past the Prechtl sawmill, Schweitzer sawmill and the former paper mill. You are now in ...
21.7 km ... Obermühl. From here there are two options to continue your cycle tour: Follow the signs for the Danube Cycle Path R1. Stay left and cycle through the village. Obermühl-Kobling ferry (Tel. 07286/7216) - Ring the ferry bell when crossing!
Here you cycle along the Danube cycle path on the left bank to Exlau, Untermühl.
37.3 km In Untermühl you have the possibility to "circumnavigate" the missing part of the cycle path with a longitudinal ferry. Cross the ferry Untermühl-Kaiserhof-Bremsberg with the call button. If the water level is high, call 07273/6221 to find out whether the ferry is in operation. Then on the R1 in the direction of ...
46.5 km ... Faustschlössl, Landshaag.
50.5 km Continue from Feldkirchen to Ottensheim. In Feldkirchen, take a cool dip in the Danube before tackling the ride to Ottensheim station. Return with the Mühlkreisbahn.
Cross by ferry and then continue along the Danube cycle path to Aschach and Wilhering. Cross the Untermühl-Kaiserhof ferry using the call button. If the water level is high, call 07273/6221 to find out whether the ferry is in operation.
45 km Aschach (again road bridge over the Danube) or continue to ...
59.7 km ... Ottensheim power station (crossing the Danube is also possible here).
Shortly after, before ...
63.0 km ... Wilhering take the ferry to Ottensheim. Cross the market square, pass the church on the right, then go straight across the B127 main road and you are already at Ottensheim station.
64.1 km From Ottensheim station, take the Mühlkreisbahn back to the starting point in Aigen-Schlägl. Info at timetable.oebb.at
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