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Bridges Run

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Immerse yourself in a picturesque world of vineyards and streams.
Running in St. Stefan

Here you run a loop of approx. 12 km to get to know St. Stefan away from the tourist attractions. On this loop you will experience a lot of nature and tranquillity. The babbling of streams accompanies you on most of the route.

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
December

The tour in numbers

challenging
Level of difficulty
12,0 km
Route
2:20 h
Duration
285 hm
Ascent
285 hm
Descent
602 m
Highest point
380 m
Lowest point

Map & downloads

More information

Plan your journey via Google Maps to the starting point of the tour: www.google.at/maps

From the north: Motorway Munich - Salzburg - Eben - Schladming - Liezen onto the A9 towards Graz. Exit at Lieboch and follow the B76 towards Deutschlandsberg/Stainz. A9 is subject to toll - Gleinalmtunnel. Alternative: At St. Michael take the S6 towards Bruck and in Bruck take the S35 towards Graz. On the B76 in Schlieb turn right to St. Stefan ob Stainz until the next crossroads, turn left here after approx. 1.5km the car park is on the left.

From the west: In Villach take the A2 towards Klagenfurt. Take the Steinberg exit and drive in the direction of Stainz. In the village of St. Stefan ob Stainz turn left at the Stiegler Haus crossroads and after 50m you will find the car park on the right-hand side.

From the east: A2: Vienna - Aspang - Hartberg - Fürstenfeld - Graz. From Graz continue on the A2 in the direction of Klagenfurt and take the Lieboch exit in the direction of Stainz/Deutschlandsberg/Eibiswald. Follow the B76 to Deutschlandsberg/Stainz. On the B76 in Schlieb turn right to St. Stefan ob Stainz until the next crossroads, here turn left after approx. 1.5km the car park is on the left.

From the south: A1 from Marburg to Leibnitz. Exit in Leibnitz (Gralla) and continue on the B74 in the direction of Deutschlandsberg, take the second exit at the roundabout in Preding, after approx. 2km turn right onto the L617 in the direction of Stainz. In Stainz, drive through the town centre in the direction of Graz, and at the Spar-Markt crossroads turn left into St. Stefan. In the village of St. Stefan in the 30 km zone on the priority road at the church, cross the intersection and after 50 m you will have reached the car park on the right-hand side.

This run begins in the centre of St. Stefan ob Stainz. Run through it until after the restaurant "Mediterran". At the crossroads, turn left and run towards the sports field. At the crossroads of the former regional office of the Green Cross, turn right and walk uphill. On your right you can hear the sound of the stream. After about 500 metres uphill, leave the asphalt road and turn left. The path leads you along the Lemsitzbach stream through Lestein. You then walk for a short distance, about 400 metres, on a gravel road until you have asphalt under your feet again. By now you have arrived in Grubberg and follow the course of the road to Rosenhof. You are surrounded by nature and can breathe in the fresh air. Again and again, small streams accompany you. The path leads you to the A2 motorway, which you cross underneath. Along a forest and field path, a stream accompanies you through the Zachgraben. Shortly before the A2 Assingberg tunnel, a path leads under the motorway in the direction of Gundersorf. Continue on the forest path at a brisk pace. You follow this path, accompanied by rippling acoustics, back towards Grubberg. Once there, you will immediately notice that you have been here before. Now take the same path via Lestein back to the starting point.

The centre of St. Stefan ob Stainz now invites you to linger.

Tip: glass manufactory in Rosenhof.
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Schilcherland car park in St. Stefan ob Stainz 

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What the weather will be like

St. Stefan ob Stainz (401m)

Morning
18°C
5%
5 km/h
Noon
24°C
10%
5 km/h
Night
20°C
55%
5 km/h
Quite sunny with scattered clouds during the day, but a chance of thunderstorms towards evening.
Morning
17°C
20%
5 km/h
Noon
20°C
50%
5 km/h
Night
17°C
75%
5 km/h
Dry and mostly cloudy in the early morning, then showers and finally also thunderstorms.
26.05.2022
13°C 24°C
27.05.2022
14°C 25°C
28.05.2022
10°C 17°C

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