Hike over the Hochtrötsch to Peggau
A challenging and versatile tour in the heart of the Graz mountains. From Peggau via Hochtrötsch to Frohnleiten.
For the descent, follow trail 750 in an easterly direction. First pleasantly flat, then steeply downhill, crossing a forest road, you finally reach a meadow (Rusterkreuz). Continue east along trail 750 until you reach a fork - here, too, follow trail 750 south. Now on a field path again somewhat steeper downhill. You reach a small farm (Trötschweg 5), through which the municipal road leads. Head southwest to the Rüster intersection and from here follow the municipal road (continue to follow trail markings 750). Keep left at the traffic mirror, then cross a farmstead and then across meadows and woods to Schönegg.
Then descend into the Mühlgraben. Where the Mühlgraben joins the Bassgraben, the Badlgraben begins. Natural forces created a rustic crossing point here. We follow climbing tracks to the forest road above the Badlgraben and march downhill on trail 13.
After the raised hide at the former Binderanderl estate, an orphaned roadway marked by ruts and lined with stone walls leads downhill to Mautbühl. Along the main road you pass the cement works and continue to the bus stop Peggau Lurgrotte. From here it is not far to the train station Peggau-Deutschfeistritz, the end point of the hike.
Public transport: with the S-Bahn line 1 from Graz or Bruck/Mur to Frohnleiten
GUST mobil stops nearby: 1213 (Badl), 1274 (Rechbergstraße), 1440 (Trötsch), 1441 (Trötsch), 1442 (Schöneggdorf), 1443 (Schöneggdorf)
Refreshment stops: Gasthof Zur Post, Restaurant La Cucina