Bärenschützklamm is one of the most beautiful gorges in Austria. The hike goes over 100 bridges and 50 wooden ladders.
Please note the hike is demanding and lengthy, with the duration of some 8.30h and altitude gain of 1350 m. „Klettersteig" is technically not difficult, and consists of many wooden bridges and ladders, secured by handrails. So surefootedness, free of dizziness, and good physical shape are a must, and the effort must be below your personal physical limit.
Our circular route will start at Mixnitz train station and continue towards the gorge entrance. There we must pay a maintenance fee in the amount of few euros (according to the info I have, small discount for AV members apply, so bringing your membership card is advisable). After hiking for about 1.5 hours over footbridges and ladders through the gorge and admiring the waterfalls and rugged rock faces, we will reach the Gasthaus "Zum Guten Hirten".
Our path continues towards the hut "Steirischer Jokl" (pilgrimage church Schüsserlbrunn) and then to the 1,720 m high and rocky summit of Hochlantsch, the highest peak in the Graz Highlands, which can be reached in about 1.5 hours. From the summit, a forest path takes a little over 1 hour to the lake Teichalm.
Now we hike back in 1.5 hours over the Zechnermoarweg again to "Zum Guten Hirten", where we can take lunch/snack and continue down to the starting point.
Important: Due to the current situation, we must follow the rules as described here: https://www.alpineclubvienna.org/corona