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Gaal circular hiking trail part I

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This tour leads from the district of Ingering to Gaalgraben and back to the starting point. Both sections (approx. 8 hours) in one day are only suitable for hikers with good physical condition. Along the way, inns, huts and vantage points invite you to linger. A long varied round tour in the Gaal in the Murtal adventure region in Styria.
Start from the Kaiser Inn (or Gaalerhof Inn) in Ingering II - Gaal in the Murtal adventure region in styria. For a short time you walk along the Ingeringseestraße on asphalt, then you go through a small settlement of houses along the Ingering hiking trail through woods and pastures - well marked, until you can already see the Reicherhube on the right side. There a piece back on the hiking trail always uphill to the crossroads "Wolfgrube" (where you also go along a red-white-red marking to vlg. Bohrer in the direction of the villages Ingering II or Gaal) over a short piece of meadow again into the forest. There you have the possibility to climb a peak (Repenstein or Ringkogel or also further to Pletzen). Follow the forest road to the wood yard vlg. Gaalreiter; here you have the choice to hike either to the "Almstüberl" or to the "Steinwenderhütte". From the Steinwender hut, continue past a game reserve in the direction of the valley until you reach the Wachter inn.

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
March
April
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
20,7 km
Route
7:00 h
Time
990 hm
Uphill
990 hm
Downhill
1559 m
Highest point

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More information

Knittelfeld West - direction Gaal - direction Gaalgraben - Ingeringsee
The start is the Gasthaus Kaiser (or Gasthof Gaalerhof) Ingering II - Gaal. At the beginning you walk along the Ingeringsee road on asphalt, then you walk through a small settlement of houses along the Ingering hiking trail through woods and pastures - well marked until you can already see the Reicherhube on the right-hand side. From there, take the hiking trail back uphill to the "Wolfgrube" junction (where you can also follow the red and white markings to vlg. Bohrer in the direction of the villages of Ingering II or Gaal) via a short stretch of meadow back into the forest. There you have the opportunity to climb a summit (Repenstein or Ringkogel or continue to Pletzen). Follow the forest path to the Holzplatz vlg. Gaalreiter; here you have the choice of hiking either to the "Almstüberl" or to the "Steinwenderhütte". From the Steinwender hut, continue past a game reserve towards the valley to the Wachter inn.
Be sure to try - the Murtaler Steirerkäse - which is also produced here in the Steinwenderhütte!

Another tasty highlight is the strudel plate at the Wachter Inn.

Take the ÖBB to Knittelfeld and continue by bus to Gaal.

The bus runs 4 to 5 times a day from Gaal to Knittelfeld between 6 am - 7 pm. 

Information on public transportation can be found at www.verbundlinie.at 

Parking possibility at Gasthof Gaalerhof
More information at www.murtal.at/wandern  You can also find this tour on the following hiking map:

Region Murtal - Hiking map 1

The hiking maps 1,2&3 - you can get for free at the tourism association Murtal - info@murtal.at  - Tel.: +43 3577 26600

You can also find more information about the region on - www.murtal.at 

In the Murtal region there are three free hiking maps that show the entire region with the Seetaler Alps, Seckauer-, Wölzer-, Rottenmanner Tauern, Stubalpe and the Pöls- and Murtal. The maps are in scale 1.50.000.

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What the weather will be like

Gaal (874m)

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Dry and sunny throughout the day with hardly any clouds.
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Dry and sunny throughout the day with hardly any clouds.
19.06.2024
very sunny
13°C 29°C
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15°C 28°C
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15°C 30°C

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