Starting from Thörl, the route leads to Graßnitz, where Austria's only earth station is located. Afterwards, it is worth cooling off at the recreational ponds in Seebach.
Distance 9.5 km
Route conditions: Asphalted municipal roads, partially gravel road, secured bike path.Refreshment stops: Cafe Hatler and Gasthaus Zum Hochschwab (Fam. Reiter, www.dorfwirt.at) in Thörl, Gasthaus Waidmannsheil and Gasthaus Payerl in Jauring, snack bar and Campingstüberl at the Seebach recreational ponds.Difficulty: easy to mediumSpecial features: Leisurely bike tour with final swimming or fishing opportunity at the Seebach recreational ponds www.rosskogler.orgTip: Via the cycle path R 13 (Seebergradweg) back to the starting point in Thörl.Bike and e-bike rental: Hochschwabsport sports store in Aflenz Kurort (Tel. 03861/2204) www.hochschwabsport.at
Visit the Aflenz Earth Station in Graßnitz - Austria's only ground satellite facility. The visitor room is open daily from 9.00-17.00. Admission is free of charge!
Update: May 24, 2022
Tips and hints
Aflenz Kurort 15, 8623 Aflenz
Tel. +43 (0)3861 3700
Getting thereFrom the south: From Kapfenberg on the B20From the north: Via Mariazell and the Seeberg on the B20From the east: Via Semmering on the S6 to Kapfenberg and further on the B20
ParkingThere are several parking lots in the place. These are marked.
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EquipmentIn any case, precautionary in the bike backpack: rain protection, touring pharmacy, sunscreen and a water bottle (instead of cans!).
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