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Culinary Mountain Tour – Semriach

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Breathe in pure fresh air – a wonderful circular tour with beautiful panoramic views and lots of typical (mountain) cuisine in the mountainous region of Graz. Don't miss: the Lurgrotte Semriach is Austria's largest dripstone cave!
moderate
Distance 34.3 km
3:20 h
804 m
804 m
1,073 m
641 m
To start with, there's a magnificent view of Graz's local mountain at Pension Schöcklblick. Then it's time to get climbing and off you go, up and down (a good 800 metres in elevation gain require a certain amount of stamina if you're not on an e-bike), past lovingly renovated and flower-bedecked farms. After a break at Gasthaus Theisslwirt, we head north along the Schöcklstraße. The panoramic road offers wonderful views of the western Styrian mountains and the Hochschwab region. From Gasthaus Jägerwirt we head in the direction of Ritzendorf and Anger bei Passail to turn into Hinterleitenstraße after crossing the L 318 and cycle to Rechbergdorf. Once again you are rewarded with magnificent views, this time into the Almenland with Teichalm and Sommeralm. Now we head in the direction of Semriach again, turning right to Niedertrötsch.

The tour continues via Dreihöfen to Zehenthof farm on Bodenring with a guesthouse well worth seeing, to the district of Neudorf near Semriach – the stage destination: Gasthaus Häuserl in the forest. The legendary Semriach soup is welcome refreshment for hikers and cyclists. We then ride on the Semriach Pöllau cycle paths to the Lurgrotte, Austria's largest dripstone cave. Afterwards you can take a break on the market square in Semriach at "Tiziano" or Pfleger pastry shop, after all it is not much further to the starting point "Schöcklblick".

Author’s recommendation

A visit and guided tour through the Semriach Lurgrotte is always an adventure and also a welcome cooling down in the summer.
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Region Graz - Heinz Kaltschmidt 
Update: August 04, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,073 m
Lowest point
641 m
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Asphalt 0.21%Unknown 99.78%
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34.2 km
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Safety information

Bike helmet, drink, suitable sportswear, rain protection, sun protection and, depending on the season, warm sportswear are a prerequisite for every safe bike tour.

Tips and hints

www.semriach.at 

www.regiongraz.at 

Start

Semriach, Pension Schöcklblick (795 m)
Coordinates:
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47.215037, 15.417394
DMS
47°12'54.1"N 15°25'02.6"E
UTM
33T 531605 5229145
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Destination

Semriach, Pension Schöcklblick

Turn-by-turn directions

Semriach Pension Schöcklblick – Rötschgraben – Glettstraße – Schöcklstraße – Nordliftstraße – L 318 – Hinterleitenstraße – Dreihöfen – Neudorf – Pöllau – Lurgrotte – Semriach

Connection to GU3 Panoramaradweg, to Graz via Stattegg, Leber (16.6 km, 660 m from Graz city center),

Connection to Frohnleiten via Laas, Schönegg (10 km, 486 m from the Frohnleiten S-Bahn)

Side roads, natural and gravel paths, suitable for e-trekking bikes, trekking bikes

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Verbund Linie 140; RegioBus Graz - Gratkorn - Friesach –Semriach, bus stop Semriach Hotel Trattner (no bicycles)

Getting there

by car: A9 exit Peggau - Friesach - Semriacher Straße - Semriach

by bike: connection to GU3 Panoramaradweg, from Graz via Stattegg, Leber (16.6 km, 660 hm from Graz center)

from Frohnleiten via Laas, Schönegg (10 km, 486 m from S-Bahn Frohnleiten)

Parking

at the Pension Schöcklblick, free parking

Coordinates

DD
47.215037, 15.417394
DMS
47°12'54.1"N 15°25'02.6"E
UTM
33T 531605 5229145
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Broschüre "Genussradeln in der Region Graz" (kostenlos, info@graztourismus.at) 

Equipment

Roadworthy bicycles (e-bike, trekking or mountain bike) with prescribed equipment. Corresponding gear shift for uphill journeys (800 meters in altitude) and good brakes for downhill journeys. Due to the altitude, we recommend e-trekking bikes or an appropriate level of fitness and endurance.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
34.3 km
Duration
3:20 h
Ascent
804 m
Descent
804 m
Highest point
1,073 m
Lowest point
641 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available

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