One-day hike from Übelbach to Zitoll
A one-day hike from Übelbach to Zitoll (or vice versa) with rustic mountain huts and magnificent views. If you run out of steam on this hike, simply call a GUSTmobil minivan.
Wonderful forest paths and extensive meadows … This hike offers a beautiful view from the Gmoaalm mountain pasture onto the surrounding mountains. If you’re doing this hike in the opposite direction and still have the energy, you could extend the hike with a detour to the Fensteralm mountain pasture.
By train: from Bruck/Mur or Graz via Peggau-Deutschfeistritz railway station to Übelbach railway station (S11). By car/motorbike: via the A9 (exit Übelbach) or via the L385 to Übelbach. By bike: on the Mur (R2) cycle path to Deutschfeistritz and then along the L385 to Übelbach.
Starting at the old market in Übelbach, walk up Kalvarienbergstrasse, turn off to the left and walk through the forest up towards the Listkogel mountain. The sign-posted trail no. 534 is crossed a few times by the forest road. At the top, go past the shrine and the former Hubertushof inn, bearing left after the garages, and continue westwards towards the Plotscherbauer hut. From there, continue on trail no. 11 to the Gmoa-Alm pasture and then on trail no. 532 to the Ebenwirt inn on Schenkenberg mountain. Continue on trail no. 533 over the Haneggkogel and Reising mountains to the Sieglkreuz cross and the Poidlwirt inn. The Zitoll S-Bahn (S11) stop is about 1.5 hours of walking from here.
If you are doing this hike in the opposite direction (from Zitoll), why not spend the night in the charming Plotscherbauer hut (reservation is required)?
Hikers can easily arrive without a car by using bus or train services. The frequent S1 trains between Graz and Bruck/Mur make reaching OberGraz easy. From Peggau–Deutschfeistritz railway station, take the S11 train or the GUSTmobil minivan to Übelbach.
More information on train and bus connections: www.verbundlinie.at and www.oebb.at
GUSTmobil minivan stops nearby: 1827 (Plotscherbauer), 1813 (Übelbach railway station)
Rides can be booked a minimum of 60 minutes before desired departures by phone (0123 500 44 11), or via Internet (www.ISTmobil.at), using the app. (business hours: Monday – Saturday: 6am – 12 midnight, Sundays & public holidays: 6am – 10pm)
Parking is available in the parking area along the L385 (Gleinalmstrasse), next to the Kletzenbauer car workshop.
GUSTmobil minivan stops in the vicinity: 1827 (Plotscherbauer), 1813 (Übelbach railway station)
The Plotscherbauer mountain hut is open from 1 May to 26 October.
If you are doing this hike in the opposite direction (from Zitoll), you can get picked up by a GUSTmobil minivan at the charming Plotscherbauer hut or even spend the night there (reservation is required).