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Soboth Reservoir - Dreickalm

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  • Dreieckhütte
    Photo: Bernhard Prangl, CC0, Schilcherland Steiermark
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Signposted mountain bike tour no. 122

The tour from the Soboth reservoir to the Dreieckalm is a short but very worthwhile tour with the motto "from the lake to the alpine pasture".

Distance 16.8 km
2:05 h
373 m
373 m
1,452 m
1,082 m
What could be better than combining a trip to the popular excursion destination, the Sobother reservoir, with a short detour to the nearby Dreieckalm? This tour offers both - the flair of the mountain lake and the alpine idyll near the tree line.


The "Reservoir - Dreieckalm - Tour" is the mountain bike tour of your choice if you want to

  • want to combine lake atmosphere with alpine idyll
  • want to cycle along the fjord-like and picturesque Soboth reservoir want to cycle in a scenic alpine region, where until now you were only allowed to hike.
  • are looking for an easy tour with a worthwhile destination in the form of the Dreickalm hut and want to enjoy a magnificent view of southern Styria from there.
  • decide on the descent via Tour 121 at the Dreieckalm hut and want to take on a real technical challenge on the trail variant (CAUTION in wet conditions: the roots on the trail then make for a very wild ride). For the less experienced, there is an easy alternative route or the return route via the outward route.
Profile picture of Tour: Radclub Eibiswald | Text: David Schöggl
Tour: Radclub Eibiswald | Text: David Schöggl
Update: May 04, 2022
Highest point
Dreieck hut, 1,452 m
Lowest point
Car park reservoir soboth, 1,082 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 22.88%Dirt road 76.96%Road 0.15%
3.8 km
Dirt road
12.9 km
0 km
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Rest stops

Dreieckhütte (3)
Sobother Stausee- See Cafe
Sobother Stausee - Charly`s Hütte

Safety information

  • Always drive at a controlled speed and at half visibility, especially on bends, as obstacles can be expected at any time (e.g. road damage, stones, branches, temporarily stored wood, grazing livestock, grazing grids, barriers, tractor-forestry machines, authorised persons' vehicles).
  • Be considerate of other people, walkers and pedestrians. Only overtake at walking pace!
  • Be aware of the difficulty of the route, accurately assess your experience and ability as a biker!
  • Protect your head with a helmet and check your equipment (brakes, bell, lights) before every bike tour!Keep to barriers and please accept that some paths are primarily used for agricultural and forestry purposes!
  • Be considerate of nature and wildlife, do not leave the marked route, refrain from riding off the open paths and finish your bike tour before dusk.
  • Please do not leave any litter behind.


Attention: No liability! (*)


*) Mountain biking is a risky sport! The landowners, the Eibiswald cycling club, tourism association and municipalities accept no liability!

Some tours (see description) are "pure nature", the forest paths lead over roots, stones, streams, are partly washed out and are not maintained. Pushing and carrying passages are necessary depending on ability. We recommend private accident insurance or membership of the Alpine Club. Have fun!

Tips and hints

Map with all mountain bike tours available at the businesses and at the tourist office Schilcherland Eibiswald-Wies or can be ordered at!


Tip: the Styria Tours App, available free of charge on Google Play and in the App Store (Android, iOS) offers detailed first-hand information: short facts (length, duration, difficulty, ascent and descent in metres of altitude, ratings), map, route descriptions, altimeter, compass, summit finder, navigation along the tour. In addition, you can create your personal list of favourite tours and points, save tours and excursion destinations offline, play on social media channels and more.


Soboth reservoir car park (1,084 m)
46.677681, 15.039104
46°40'39.7"N 15°02'20.8"E
33T 502990 5169347
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Soboth reservoir car park

Turn-by-turn directions

The start of the tour is on the southern shore of the Soboth reservoir at the car park of Zwatricks Restaurant (formerly Seecafe Soboth).

The tour is signposted throughout and leads to the end of the lake on the asphalt road to St. Vinzenz.

in between you cycle past the camping site and Charly's Jausenhütte (snack hut).

From St. Vinzenz the ascent begins on a constantly rising forest road to the Dreieckalm hut.

The return route is the same as the outward route, but be especially careful on the forest road section with the long straights. Please adjust your speed here!


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

With ÖBB to Wies, then by bus or guest taxi to Eibiswald.

ÖBB  or Verbundlinie Steiermark

With the BusBahnBim app of the Verbundlinie, timetable information has never been easier: all connections by bus, train and tram in Austria can be queried by entering places and / or addresses, stops or important points. The app is available as a free app for smartphones (Android, iOS) - on Google Play and in the App Store.

Getting there

Plan your journey via Google Maps to the starting point of the tour:


Directions from Graz / Vienna to Lieboch:

Take the motorway towards Graz (A2) to the Lieboch exit. Continue on the B76 towards Eibiswald and then on the B69 towards Soboth.


Directions from Carinthia:

Take the motorway in the direction of Klagenfurt (A2) to the Griffen exit. Continue in the direction of Lavamünd/Soboth


Directions from Leibnitz:

Drive via Arnfels, Oberhaag to Eibiswald and Soboth.


Directions from Slovenia/Eibiswald:

Drive over the Radlpass on the B76 towards Eibiswald, then continue on the B69 towards Soboth/Carinthia.


Soboth Reservoir car park

Starting point of the tour


46.677681, 15.039104
46°40'39.7"N 15°02'20.8"E
33T 502990 5169347
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Map with all mountain bike tours available at the businesses and at the tourist office Schilcherland Eibiswald-Wies!

Author’s map recommendations

Tickets available at the businesses and at the tourist office Schilcherland Eibiswald-Wies, Lerchhaus 82, 8552 Eibiswald or can be ordered on!


Check your bike after each tour for air pressure, spoke tension and brake pads.

A helmet is a must for every bike tour.

Think in advance about what equipment you need to take with you: warm clothing, rain and wind protection, a repair kit and first aid kit should be in your rucksack, as well as a charged mobile phone.

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16.8 km
2:05 h
373 m
373 m
Highest point
1,452 m
Lowest point
1,082 m
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