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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!
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".

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
34,3 km
Route
3:20 h
Duration
804 hm
Ascent
804 hm
Descent
1073 m
Highest point
641 m
Lowest point

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More information

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)

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

A visit and guided tour through the Semriach Lurgrotte is always an adventure and also a welcome cooling down in the summer.
Verbund Linie 140; RegioBus Graz - Gratkorn - Friesach –Semriach, bus stop Semriach Hotel Trattner (no bicycles)
at the Pension Schöcklblick, free parking

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What the weather will be like

Passail (653m)

Morning
20°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
27°C
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5 km/h
Night
24°C
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0 km/h
Dry and bright with plenty of sunshine, clouds will be rare.
Morning
23°C
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0 km/h
Noon
27°C
20%
5 km/h
Night
22°C
50%
5 km/h
A sunny morning, soon followed by showers and finally also thunderstorms.
05.07.2022
15°C 24°C
06.07.2022
13°C 26°C
07.07.2022
13°C 24°C

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