recently we did a little impro RAG 365 gravel ride!

inspired by the so called seven graz summits, a collection of six hills and one mountain around graz,

we decided to climb all seven in one afternoon.

 

starting with the lustbühel observatory (as hill no1; and about 100m of elevation) we headed west to straßgang along the backside of the cemetery up to the kronprinz-rudolf-warte on buchkogel (2; 300m)

followed closely by the small chapel of st. johann und paul (3; 10m).

climbing up to fürstenstand on the plabutsch hill (4; 260m) we passed the famous graffiti decorated lüftungsschacht. the way down to schloß gösting was first dusty and then fast!

after a feed stop we left andritz via annagraben to start the only real climb of the day up to

almost world famous schöckl (5; 1000m) on a very delicious route via hohenberg. via schöckl maut and rinnegg we attacked the platte to visit stephanienwarte (6; 200m). in the fading daylight we approached

hill nr. 7 - the one and only schloßberg graz.

but not the uhrturm, and not the glockenturm awaited us in the darkness as a last stamp station at the very top,

but a grim lion ! (hackher löwe; 110m)

the wider was our tired and dirty smile!

after about 105k and 2.500m upwards.

for all who want to try this ride on their own here are the links to
strava

ridewithgps

.gpx download

 

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