Aussichtstour rund um den Schöckl | © Region Graz Aussichtstour rund um den Schöckl | © Region Graz

Panoramic Tour – around the Schöckl

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Mountain experiences and fantastic views far into the whole of Styria as well as invigorating and calming water characterise this leisurely cycle tour around St. Radegund and the Schöckl. Culinary delights can be enjoyed in inns along the way and historic spring paths and Calvary Hill provide cultural highlights.
The well signposted GU3 panoramic cycle path (green signs) absolutely lives up to its name and offers fantastic views and panoramas. To really enjoy the mountain experience though, you should be in good shape or on an e-bike. After all, there is a lot of cycling uphill – you have to climb 821 metres in altitude, but the effort is worth it.

It goes without saying that Graz's local mountain, the Schöckl at 1,445 m high, is the classic viewing platform in the Graz region. You can of course cycle up, but you don't have to if you choose the more comfortable option by cable car – perhaps completing the tour around the Schöckl afterwards, which starts at the St. Radegund spa hotel. This tour is not called panoramic for nothing, as it offers a 360 degree view of Styria, Hungary and Slovenia and of course the city of Graz.

On roads with little traffic you collect one metre in altitude difference after another. Refreshment is provided by several good inns located along the route. At the finish and start point in St. Radegund the WirZhaus(1 Gault Millau toque) and the Curcafé invite you to finish the tour. And if you would like to treat yourself to something good for the body and soul, visit the nearby Quellenweg (Spring Trail) for Kneipp and forest showers and find peace and quiet on the unique Calvary Hill.

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
35,0 km
Route
3:20 h
Duration
766 hm
Ascent
766 hm
Descent
1057 m
Highest point
655 m
Lowest point

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More information

The Graz region can be reached from all directions via powerful motorways! From the center of Graz, the starting point Sankt Radegund is 20 km and about 30 minutes by car.

The connection by bike to the tour from Graz is recommended starting from the main square of the Graz district of Andritz. In this case, the start of the round is planned in Kalkleiten.

Andritz Hauptplatz - Kalkleiten: 5.5km and 333 meters.

From the center of Graz, Andritzer Hauptplatz can be reached via urban bike paths in 4.3km.

Panorama trail GU3: St.Radegund - Willersdorf - Anger-Kreuz - Schöcklnickl - Jägerwirt - Kalkleiten - Hohenberg - St. Radegund

Connection to Graz via HR3/R28 Stattegger cycle path - Andritz - Stattegg - Fuß der Leber – Leber

or from Andritz - Schöcklstraße - Kalkleiten (10 km / 350 hm from Graz center)

Excursion to the Schöckl plateau in two versions: float up in comfort on the Schöckl cable car or cycle from the Schöcklkreuz via the toll road.
Postbus line 250 from Graz Jakominiplatz –Mariatrost - Faßlberg to St. Radegund (no bicycles)
Public parking spaces directly in Sankt Radegund

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What the weather will be like

Passail (653m)

Morning
22°C
0%
5 km/h
Noon
29°C
5%
10 km/h
Night
25°C
5%
5 km/h
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
Morning
20°C
15%
5 km/h
Noon
23°C
55%
5 km/h
Night
19°C
60%
5 km/h
Dry and fair in the early morning, then variable with frequent showers.
20.08.2022
15°C 24°C
21.08.2022
14°C 23°C
22.08.2022
14°C 22°C

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