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Culinary Vespa Tour in the Volcano Country

Motor Bike · Sankt Ruprecht an der Raab
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  • With the Vespa into the volcanic country
    With the Vespa into the volcanic country
    Photo: Oststeiermark – Tourismus und Stadtmarketing Weiz
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Pleasure & driving fun in the volcano country! The south-east of Styria is known for its delicious manufactories and self-marketers! Cruise by Vespa through a charming area characterised by agriculture and vast plains and enjoy the delicacies of this region.

moderate
Distance 88.9 km
3:00 h
903 m
882 m
483 m
277 m

The GenussCard allows you to visit the following places for FREE or at a reduced entrance fee: Steirerkraft Kernothek, Sektmanufaktur Vulkanland, Essigmanufaktur Gölles, Schokoladenmanufaktur Zotter, Weinerlebnis Wippel, Seebad Riegersburg (Riegersburg is worth a visit, entrance fee not included in the GenussCard service).

Author’s recommendation

  • Overnight stay at Hotel Locker & Légere**** directly in the centre of St. Ruprecht an der Raab!
  • Over 120 excursion destinations, enjoyment stations and experiences with the GenussCard FREE OF CHARGE.
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Maria Heuberger
Update: September 13, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
483 m
Lowest point
277 m
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Track types

Asphalt 13.59%Path 0.64%Road 86.21%
Asphalt
12.1 km
Path
0.6 km
Road
76.6 km
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Rest stops

Restaurant - Café - Bar Locker & Légere
Flußbad und Familien-Erlebnisbad St. Ruprecht an der Raab
Gasthaus Haberl & Fink's Delikatessen
Burg Riegersburg
Vinothek & Turmschinkerei Fink
Seebad Riegersburg
Wein:gut Buschenschank Bernhart
Vulkanland Sektmanufakutur
Fromagerie zu Riegersburg
Golfanlage Freiberg Golfclub Gut Freiberg

Safety information

Emergency numbers:

  • Fire brigade: 122
  • Police: 133
  • Rescue: 144
  • Euro emergency number: 112

Tips and hints

Eastern Styria Tourist Board | Office St. Ruprecht an der Raab
Lower Main Street 181
8181 St. Ruprecht an der Raab
Tel. +43 664 2353414
ruprecht@oststeiermark.com
Website

Locker & Légere
Park Street 29
8181 St. Ruprecht an der Raab
Tel.: +43 3178 2310
E-mail: office@locker-legere.at
www.locker-legere.at 

Start

Hotel Locker & Légere in St. Ruprecht an der Raab (377 m)
Coordinates:
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47.152733, 15.662186
DMS
47°09'09.8"N 15°39'43.9"E
UTM
33T 550199 5222349
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Destination

Hotel Locker & Légere in St. Ruprecht an der Raab

Turn-by-turn directions

  • The starting point of our Vespa ride is the Locker & Légere in St. Ruprecht an der Raab.
  • We drive through the town in a southerly direction, i.e. Gleisdorf, and turn off after a few metres on the main road to Wollsdorf. Here is the first destination of the tour.
  • We visit the Steirerkraft Kernothek and immerse ourselves in the world of green gold. Kernel oil is pressed here and pumpkin seed products are made and sold. A worthwhile excursion destination free of charge with the Genusscard!
  • Now we continue to Albersdorf, Prebuch, Großpesendorf, Prebensdorf, Egelsdorf and Sinabelkirchen. From here the route takes us into the Styrian volcano country.
  • We continue to Gnies, Markt Hartmannsdorf, Ottendorf, Walkersdorf, Neustift, Lembach-Egg and Riegersburg. Here our gaze falls on the imposing Riegersburg Castle, which towers majestically over the entire Vulkanland.
  • We can make the ascent to Riegersburg either by lift or on foot. On a guided tour of the castle we learn legendary stories of witches and knights. The bird of prey show at the castle is a special highlight on our round trip!
  • A place to relax is the Riegersburg lakeside spa. Admission to the baths is free with the Genusscard. If you just want to fortify yourself and not swim, the lakeside spa is also a perfect place. Fine gastronomy in a beautiful ambience directly on the lake.
  • More culinary stops await us in Riegersburg (all free with the Genusscard): tasting at the Vulkanland Sektmanufaktur, tasting and guided tour of the Gölles vinegar factory, Wippel wine experience. An absolute must on this tour is a visit to the world-famous Zotter chocolate factory. Here, too, the guided tour and tasting are free with the Genusscard.
  • Now we are well fortified and have tasted the delicacies of Styria. We now continue to Gniebing, Feldbach, Berndorf, Kirchberg an der Raab, Studenzen, St. Margarethen an der Raab, Hofstätten and Gleisdorf.
  • The town full of energy is characterised by shops and cafés. Now we continue to Ludersdorf, where we visit the castle and the golf club Gut Freiberg. The well-kept golf course, with probably the best green in Styria, is an oasis of peace.
  • Finally we drive to Fünfing and end the day back at our starting point, St. Ruprecht an der Raab.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

The Locker & Légere in St. Ruprecht an der Raab is easily accessible by train. St. Ruprecht an der Raab has its own railway station. To Graz main station - direction Gleisdorf - change - S-Bahn to Weiz. You can reach Locker & Légere on foot in a few minutes: From the station, walk past the Café Pizzeria Ristorante Azzurro straight ahead through the avenue (Bahnhofstraße) to the crossroads or Hauptstraße. Turn right there and walk straight ahead along the main road for about 500 m towards the main square of St. Ruprecht an der Raab. There you will see Locker & Légere on your left.

Timetables and travel information can be found directly at:

Getting there

The Locker & Légere is located in the market town of St.Ruprecht an der Raab. It is located in Eastern Styria and is easily accessible via the A2 motorway from Vienna (approx. 2 hours) and Graz (approx. 30 minutes).

Arrival from Vienna and from Graz: On the A2 from Vienna and from Graz, take motorway exit 161 / Gleisdorf West in the direction of B54/B64. Follow the B65 / Gleisdorf federal road until you reach the B54 / Wechselbundesstraße. At the roundabout take the second exit to the B64 / Rechberg-Bundesstraße. After about 6 km turn left to St. Ruprecht an der Raab.

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Parking

Ample free parking directly in front of the Hotel Locker & Légere, Parkstraße 29, 8181 St. Ruprecht an der Raab (directly on the main square).

Coordinates

DD
47.152733, 15.662186
DMS
47°09'09.8"N 15°39'43.9"E
UTM
33T 550199 5222349
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Travel guide of the Weiz and St. Ruprecht an der Raab region "Do schau her" (Look here)
  • locker-legere.at

Equipment

A helmet should be worn in any case!


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
88.9 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
903 m
Descent
882 m
Highest point
483 m
Lowest point
277 m
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