You start your hike in the beautiful spa gardens of Bad Gams
. A sea of flowers awaits you here at the start. Take a little time beforehand to admire the lovingly designed park of the spa. From here you walk a short distance along the Schilcherweinstraße.
One of the numerous wine taverns offers the opportunity to fortify yourself and taste the specialities of the Schilcherland. A Brettljause (snack) provides the necessary energy for the six-kilometre hike.
Afterwards you hike along a mountain ridge towards the Posch drinking fountain and then march downhill in the Vochera forest via the Karlsstiege to the lowest point of the vineyard trail. Continue to the Schilcherweinstraße, where after about 100 metres you turn left along the stream to a small wooden footbridge. After the wooden footbridge, walk uphill through a forest, across flower meadows and a scattered fruit orchard - towards the road. Enjoy the peace and quiet in the forest or pick a bouquet of flowers for your loved one. There is plenty to do in the forest, especially for children. There must always be time for a quick game of hide and seek.
Walk at a leisurely pace up the winding municipal road to the lovingly designed rest area "Peter`s Brünn`l". Here you will find the smallest Schilcherkeller in Western Styria. Treat yourself to a bottle of the rosé-coloured wine, which proudly bears the White Horse on its label. From here you have a magnificent panoramic view of Schilcherland. So toast to one of the most beautiful places in Styria. Perhaps you will use one of the benches along the way to amuse yourself with the funny sayings you find on them.
With renewed energy and good humour, you continue through the idyllic hilly landscape of Schilcherland. After about 100 metres, you then turn left along a wonderful forest path to the Pölliberg chapel.
You have then reached the highest point of the vineyard trail at 600 metres above sea level. Now you have to cross the southern slope to reach the Kneipp station in the forest. Be sure to take advantage of this rare opportunity. Get out of your hiking boots and into the cool water. Your circulation and tired legs will thank you. Refreshment in the middle of the forest is a unique experience.
Full of verve and with refreshed calves, continue along the forest path and the municipal road to the next drinking point at the Rupert Peter winery. Here you should enjoy another fresh sip of water. Then follow the road downhill through vineyards that shine in colourful autumn colours to the vineyard guardhouse.
Do not hesitate to climb the wooden lookout tower. The unique view over the Schilcherland will be your reward. The top is also the ideal place to enjoy a snack or a glass of wine. You should also take out your camera for a souvenir photo.
As soon as you can tear yourself away from this sight, continue downhill to the Schilcherweinstraße, which leads you to the centre of Bad Gams. Then you pass the parish church on the right and thus return to the starting point, the spa park.
Here it is time to relax and chat comfortably about what you have experienced.