The Benedict route

The Benedict route

from Spital am Pyhrn to Gornji Grad in Slovenia (126.1 km)

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The Benedict route was created in 2009 to mark the 200th anniversary of the resettlement of St. Paul’s Abbey in Lavanttal. It bears the name of the founder of the Benedictine order, St. Benedict of Nursia. The route starts in Spital am Pyhrn and leads via Admont, Seckau, Maria Buch, Wolfsberg, St. Paul’s Abbey and Slovenj Gradec to Gornji Grad in Slovenia.

The section of the Benedict route that passes through Styria takes the walker from ecclesiastical site to ecclesiastical site – from Admont via Seckau to Carinthia. The natural highlights of the route are the Gesäuse National Park and the crossing of the Niedere Tauern range. Nature and culture alternate and there are also picturesque little towns to add to the interest of the journey.

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Length: 126.1 km
Duration: 37 h 30 min
Elevation: 3227/3170 m
Grade: 2/5

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