Church on the hill in Riegersburg
Grapevines on the Rosenberg
Church in Riegersburg

Styrian Volcanic Path

Hiking along the tracks of volcanoes.

Characterised by the distinct mountains of dead volcanoes is the expanse of the so-called ‚Volcanic Land‘ situated in the Southeastenmost corner of Austria. Here in the border area with Slovenia a unique and mostly unspoilt scenery got preserved: along your hiking tours through the gentle hillscape you walk past light oak- and beech forests, lush pumkin fields and languorous vineyards, countless rare types of birds and butterflies are indigenous here. The mighty Riegersburg castle towers impressively on top of a 500 metre high volcanic cone, there are numerous wine taverns called ‚Buschenschänken‘ en route inviting you to take a break. Enjoy tasting the excellent home-grown local wines, home-made ham and cheese, served with local cordiality which all rounds off your eventful hiking week.

Walking
Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • Minimum of participants: 2 persons
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Itinerary

Along diverse forest- and meadow paths to Kornberg, where you get to visit the beautiful palace and the renowned chocolate factory Zotter. Onwards to the impressive Riegersburg castle, an initial highlight of your hiking week. Initially mentioned in a document in 1122, it was considered the ‚strongest fortress of Christianity‘ for a long time. The route leads through the Grazbach-valley along a ridge with great views via Mount Konixberg back to Feldbach.

approx. 5 hours
16 km
410 m
410 m

After a short transfer you enjoy a visit to a small dairy, enjoy tasting the excellent home-made local cheese. Today you mainly walk through extensive oak- and beech forests to Kapfenstein palace. Here the ‚Geotrail‘ offers lots of informative demo boards with regards to the geological history of the region. Your Day Finish is Neustift, an original village near the border to Slovenia.

approx. 4 hours
13 km
370 m
500 m

You follow the borderland-hiking path through nearly unspoilt nature headed for the Three-Country Point. Through fragrant elder plantations, rustic forests and blooming meadows you reach St. Anna am Aigen. The entire Styrian wine store ‚gesamtsteirische Vinothek‘  invites to an abundant tasting of local delicacies. You continue on remote tollkeeper paths along the border stream Kutschenitza all the way to Klöch.

approx. 4 hours
14 km
460 m
430 m

Today a truly ‚royal‘ hiking tour awaits: you walk along comfortable paths through beech forests up Mount Königsberg. Through a basalt-gap you get to observe the interior of a volcano. Through vineyards situated around Tieschen, numerous wine taverns ‚Buschenschänken‘ en route invite for a thorough  break, before you tackle the final few kilometres to Straden.

approx. 5 hours
16 km
580 m
530 m

A short transfer takes you back to the highest point of Mount Rosenberges, the so-called ‚Umschaukreuz‘. From there you proceed on nice paths to the Stradener Kogel-lookout. This lookout tower offers spectacular views into the distance all the way to Croatia and Hungary. Walking through the so-called ‚Devil’s Ditch‘ (Teufelsgraben) you reach the „Waltrafelsen“ and proceed to Bad Gleichenberg, always accompanied by the impressive views over the vineyards to Kapfenstein palace.

approx. 5 hours
19 km
420 m
570 m

Your final hiking tour leads you once more idyllicly along the railway-path, this railway line is lovingly called the ‚Jungle Express‘ by the localsI, back to Feldbach. If you do not fancy walking the entire route today, you have the option to shorten the tour by train. Your holiday ends at your starting point, the beautiful town of Feldbach.

approx. 5 hours
19 km
390 m
390 m

Tour character

You walk on well-maintained hiking- and forest paths and in parts on asphalted side roads. Technically the hikes are easy and can be tackled without any difficulties, for tours with a walking time up to 5 hours a good basic fitness level is sufficient.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 12, 2020 - May 17, 2020
Oct 5, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
Monday
Season 2
May 18, 2020 - Jun 1, 2020
Jul 13, 2020 - Jul 26, 2020
Sep 28, 2020 - Oct 4, 2020
Monday
Season 3
Jun 2, 2020 - Jul 12, 2020
Jul 27, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020
Monday
Styrian Volcanic Path, 8 days, AT-STWFE-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
589.00
179.00
629.00
179.00
649.00
179.00

Category: 4**** hotels, 3*** hotels and beautiful inns

Season 1
Apr 12, 2020 - May 17, 2020
Oct 5, 2020 - Oct 18, 2020
Season 2
May 18, 2020 - Jun 1, 2020
Jul 13, 2020 - Jul 26, 2020
Sep 28, 2020 - Oct 4, 2020
Season 3
Jun 2, 2020 - Jul 12, 2020
Jul 27, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020
Feldbach
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Feldbach
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
41.00
66.00
41.00
66.00
41.00
66.00
41.00
66.00
41.00
66.00
41.00
66.00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included  
  • Luggage transfer
  • Transfers according to program
  • 1x cheese tasting in Feldbach (German)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Service hotline

Optional:

  • Organised return transfer to Feldbach, EUR 50 per ride. Booking required, payable in advance.

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • By train via Graz to Feldbach.
  • Parking: hotel parking spaces free of charge, no reservation possible.
  • Return journey from Bad Gleichenberg to Feldbach by train/bus in approx. 30 minutes.

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Special dates available from 4 people 
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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