Panoramic Tour – around the Schöckl
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.
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.
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.
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)