The starting point of the round hike is the Buschenschank Stelzl wine tavern, commonly known as the Altenbacher. From here, you can get straight onto the gorge trail. In total, you will tackle an elevation of nearly 400 m as you traverse the 2.3 km long route to the gorge exit at the Panoramaschenke Tertinek restaurant, also known as the Mukonig. You will gradually climb steadily via cleverly positioned steps and ladders. The first exit appears after the 13th bridge (approx. 1.1 km after the access point), and takes you back to the Buschenschank Stelzl tavern (Altenbacher).
A special highlight – and not just for the kids – is the 30 m suspension bridge allowing you to cross at a height of 6 m. At the end is a gorge hut, which has running water and a toilet. If you choose to continue your hike, there is another chance to exit the gorge about 1.7 km after you joined the trail. Those who wish to continue to the top can keep following the trail towards Klammsteig. You will need sturdy footwear at this point in order not to lose your footing on the steep and sometimes narrow climbing aids.The climb on the final section of the Altenbachklamm is a little strenuous, but definitely worth it! Once at the top you will be rewarded with a wonderful view; the Panoramaschenke Tertinek restaurant (Mukonig) is also situated here. Plus, the panoramic views (on a clear day, you can see as far as Hochschwab) go down as well as a glass of must! The round trail then descends along a very quiet road back to your starting point.
The "Weinmobil" taxi system takes you anywhere in the South Styrian Wine Road area, from and to any destination you may wish (whether a restaurant, wine tavern or lodging). - Info: www.weinmobil.at