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Aflenz - Thörl Tour

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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.
moderate
Distance 9.5 km
1:00 h
204 m
108 m
809 m
640 m
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

Author’s recommendation

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!
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Margit Skale
Update: May 24, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Graßnitz, 809 m
Lowest point
Gemeindeamt Thörl, 640 m
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Tips and hints

Weitere Informationen:
Tourismus-Infopoint Hochschwab
Aflenz Kurort 15, 8623 Aflenz
Tel. +43 (0)3861 3700
info@regionhochschwab.at
www.regionhochschwab.at

Start

Thörl Gemeindeamt (640 m)
Coordinates:
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47.522560, 15.232680
DMS
47°31'21.2"N 15°13'57.6"E
UTM
33T 517516 5263263
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Destination

Seebach / Gemeinde Aflenz

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting from the municipal office in Thörl (Palbersdorf) past the main school along the stream to Tutschach and continue to Jauring. A piece inwards into the Feistringgraben and at the fork in the road right again outwards towards Jauring. Continue along the Schmidbauer connecting path in the direction of the Dörflach sports field.  Past the Kauch ponds to the secured cycle path along the B20. Continue to the center of Graßnitz, then turn right in the direction of the Seebach recreational ponds.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train to Bruck/Mur or Kapfenberg station and from there by bus to the Hochschwab Alpine Region.Line 171 (Bruck/Mur - Aflenz - Turnau) orLine 172 (Bruck/Mur - Aflenz - Mariazell)Information on train and bus at www.oebb.at and www.verbundlinie.at

Regional cab companies:Cab Hochschwabreisen (Tel. 03861/2400), Taxi Steiner (Tel. 03862/51333 18) and Taxi Gombotz (Tel. 03862/24990).

Getting there

From 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

Parking

There are several parking lots in the place. These are marked.

Coordinates

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47.522560, 15.232680
DMS
47°31'21.2"N 15°13'57.6"E
UTM
33T 517516 5263263
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

HOCHsteirische cycling map "Pleasure cycling

Equipment

In any case, precautionary in the bike backpack: rain protection, touring pharmacy, sunscreen and a water bottle (instead of cans!).

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.5 km
Duration
1:00 h
Ascent
204 m
Descent
108 m
Highest point
809 m
Lowest point
640 m
Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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