Magnificent mountain tour through the largest apple-growing area in Austria and the largest low mountain pasture area in Europe.
Beautiful circular tour starting from St. Ruprecht an der Raab, which first takes us through the apple orchards and vineyards of Eastern Styria. After about 20 km, the ascent to the alpine pastures of the Almenland Nature Park starts. On the ride across the highest low mountain pasture area in Europe, we are really challenged, but rewarded by magnificent panoramic views. Finally, a fast and long descent back to the Raab Valley awaits us.
The market town of St.Ruprecht an der Raab is located in Eastern Styria and is very easy to reach via the A2 motorway from Vienna (approx. 2 hours) and Graz (approx. 30 min.).
Arrival from Vienna and from Graz: On the A2 from Vienna and from Graz, take motorway exit 161 / Gleisdorf West in the direction of B54/B64. Follow the B65 / Gleisdorf federal road until you reach the B54 / Wechselbundesstraße. At the roundabout take the second exit to the B64 / Rechberg-Bundesstraße. After about 6 km turn left to St. Ruprecht an der Raab.
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Drive over the largest low mountain pasture area in Europe with impressive views and numerous culinary stops along the tour.
St. Ruprecht an der Raab is easily accessible by train and has its own railway station. To Graz main station - direction Gleisdorf - change - S-Bahn to Weiz. By bike you reach the centre in 2 min: Go straight ahead through the avenue (Bahnhofstraße) until you reach the crossroads. Turn right there and follow Hauptstraße towards Hauptplatz.
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There are several parking spaces available on the main square in St. Ruprecht an der Raab. Alternatively, about 150 m away, past the Hotel Locker & Légere and the Marktheurigen Strobl, there are numerous parking spaces at the large park in the middle of St. Ruprecht an der Raab.
Eastern Styria Tourist Board | Office St. Ruprecht an der Raab Lower Main Street 181 8181 St. Ruprecht an der Raab Tel. +43 664 2353414 firstname.lastname@example.org Website
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