In the small village of Gundersdorf you start a hike that takes you back to the source. A good opportunity to use the path to also find yourself a little. A real highlight awaits you right at the beginning. You hike down into the romantic gorge in the Zachgraben. Enjoy the sound of the water and let nature take its effect on you. On hot summer days you will find welcome cooling here.
After a while, the path begins to climb. The effort truly pays off as you soon reach the Buschenschank Ofnerpeter. In addition to the excellent wine and the rustic snack that leaves nothing to be desired, you should definitely pay a visit to the cute raccoons. The funny fellows are an unexpected experience, especially for children, because they put a smile on every visitor's face.
Continue on to the highest point of the trail at 665 metres above sea level. Here you have a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the view of the Graz basin as far as eastern Styria. On clear days, the view here reaches as far as Riegersburg Castle.
Once you have had your fill, stroll along the path in good spirits. Soon you will reach the next leading culinary establishment. The quietly located Buschenschank Grabentschank. Here you should definitely choose something from the rich selection of desserts. Of course, you should not miss a schnapps to say goodbye.
Freshly fortified, the path then leads you through a beautifully tended vineyard and refreshingly shady forest paths downhill to Grubberg. Here you can visit the newly restored Schneider Chapel before returning to the Zachgraben.
After you have hiked through the gorge again, you come to the tip of this tour. The Celtic Tree Circle is a special place where you should definitely pause and let the energy of the trees take effect on you. Each tree is assigned a date of birth. The arrangement is based on ancient Celtic lore. Take a deep breath and simply enjoy the moment at this special place of power.
The eight-kilometre circular trail slowly closes, as you will soon reach Gundersdorf again, where you started. Here you can once again enjoy the full range of culinary delights, as the Buschenschank Machater, the Gasthof Buschenschank Windisch, the Weinhof Florlwirt, and the wine & gourmet shop Kleindienst await you with all the delicacies that Western Styria has to offer. And one thing you can believe, there is plenty before you in both liquid and solid form. A pumpkin dish in autumn or a light fish from local waters round off the hiking day ideally.