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Cycling through Eastern Styria as spring awakens in the Garden of Austria

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Cycling through Eastern Styria as spring awakens in the Garden of Austria

Bike Touring Collection by Oststeiermark

In spring, Eastern Styria explodes in colours with countless blossoming orchards. You can discover this splendor along signposted themed bike paths that lead through open hilly landscapes and quiet valleys. There are many rivers that meander through Eastern Styria and the bike paths often lead right alongside gently heading downhill. In addition to green nature, there are many delicious culinary treasures from the gardens of Eastern Styria for you to try. Magnificent castles, exciting exhibitions and wonderful show gardens also ensure you have plenty of fun on this varied ride.

Regardless of whether you are traveling by bike, mountain bike, or e-bike and whether you prefer to experience the region as a sports enthusiast, pleasure cyclist, or with the whole family, a variety of Tours await you in Eastern Styria. There are plenty of places to stop to explore unique and exciting highlights along the paths. In this Collection, we show you the ten most beautiful bike Tours in Eastern Styria.

As you ride, you can enjoy the area’s great infrastructure and special offers. In Eastern Styria, you can explore thermal and volcanic landscapes. In Southern and Western Styria, on the other hand, you can visit more than 240 interesting places free of charge with the GenussCard, which you receive from partner businesses after your first overnight stay.

After an eventful day on your saddle, Bett+Bike certified businesses in Eastern Styria make it especially easy for you to find suitable accommodation. Secure storage for bicycles, tools for small repairs, maps and delicious food will make every cyclist smile.

If you enjoy cycling with others, you will get your money's worth in 2021, as cycling events will take place again in Eastern Styria:
- MTB Marathon in Pöllau
- 24h Ultra Rad Challenge in the Ökoregion Kaindorf (23 - 24th July 2021)
- Start Hartbergerland World Cycling Week
- International Cycling Youth Tour
- GEERO – the pleasure bike tour (16th May 2021)

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Tours & Highlights

    Difficult
    05:22
    56.0 mi
    10.4 mph
    1,650 ft
    3,425 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Discover the bike tour in two stages and take enough time to discover the destinations along the route.In the Joglland-Waldheimat region, the first thing you will come across is the forest home of the Styrian poet Peter Rosegger. The bike tour continues through the untouched Feistritzklamm and the colorful apple country. In the ApfelLand-Stubenbergsee everything revolves around the Styrian apple. Take a short break along the Styrian Apple Road and take a look behind the scenes on special tours. Numerous GenussCard accommodations are perfect for a stop in Stubenberg, especially the Stubenbergsee invites you to cool off.On the second day you start along corn and pumpkin fields in the Thermenland Styria region. Small towns invite you to stroll, colorful vineyards for a romantic picnic and pure relaxation are guaranteed by the thermal baths.

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    Difficult
    06:51
    72.0 mi
    10.5 mph
    1,700 ft
    3,900 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Around 110 kilometers of family fun between the origin of the Raab in Almenland to Szentgotthard in Hungary. Museums and exhibitions as well as culinary destinations are waiting to be discovered. Let yourself be pampered by the Raabtal bike restaurateurs and enjoy regional dishes. There are great shopping opportunities in the cities, which invite you to stroll and take a break.The river and family adventure pool in St. Ruprecht an der Raab provides for cooling and at the Steirerkraft Kernothek you can take a look behind the scenes at the production of the "green gold". The culinary establishments in Gleisdorf offer guided tours and tastings free of charge with the GenussCard - Genussvinothek & Kaffeerösterei Hütter and Laurenzi Bräu. The bike tour continues in the thermal region of Styria, where pleasant moments invite you to relax.

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  • Intermediate
    01:34
    14.3 mi
    9.1 mph
    1,025 ft
    750 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The pleasure bike tour "From the Rome of Eastern Styria to the realm of the Hirschbirne" can be tackled from Hartberg or from the Pöllauer Tal Nature Park. The historic city of Hartberg is a place for swarmers, dreamers and connoisseurs.In addition to the atmospheric old town, the city center offers a shopper's paradise and lots of great destinations and producers such as: oekopark adventure with 3D cinema, UNESCO European protected area Hartberger Gmoos and the Posch mill. In any case, a view from the Ringwarte over the eastern Styrian hill country is worthwhile.The tour continues in the GenussRegion of the Pöllauer Hirschbirne. The deer pear is processed into a variety of delicacies, pressed, burned, overcooked or baked, such as Hirschbirn-Brand and Hirschbirn-Leberkäse.The Styrian St. Peter's Basilica awaits you in the Pöllauer Tal Nature Park. The mighty church is perfect as a photo opportunity. Especially recommended is a guided tour of the church, the castle and the market Pöllau.

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    Difficult
    03:49
    36.2 mi
    9.5 mph
    1,575 ft
    1,625 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Delight and culture lovers are exactly right on this route. Surrounded by vineyards is the historic Old Town Hartberg. Discover the most beautiful sides of Hartberg and gain insight into the history. If you've always wanted to know how flour is made, then you're in the right place at Posch Mühle in Hartberg.Next, the tour leads to Bad Waltersdorf through beautiful natural landscapes with great views. The Buschenschenke along the tour with real Styrian snack and delicious wines. A healthy rest is perfect in the 2-Thermenregion Bad Waltersdorf. The Heiltherme Bad Waltersdorf and action for the entire family promises pleasant moments with the H2O Erlebnistherme. Following the tour leads through the well-known spa town of Bad Blumau, continue to Fürstenfeld and Loipersdorf.

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    Intermediate
    01:42
    16.5 mi
    9.7 mph
    875 ft
    875 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From St. Ruprecht an der Raab you cycle to the solar town of Gleisdorf and back again. Along the round trip, the beetle bean fields are marked with their own plates. Maybe you are lucky and can see the harvest of beans live.Section by section you drive along the East Styrian Römerweinstraße and the Styrian Apple Road. These two themed roads are landscape companions on this tour and offer wonderful viewpoints over the East Styrian hill country. In Gleisdorf take enough time for a stroll through the city. Many small boutiques, cafes and restaurants invite you to recharge your batteries and culinary destinations provide a glimpse behind the scenes.

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    Easy
    00:30
    4.86 mi
    9.8 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This bike tour takes you along the Styrian Apple Road from the fruit storage Puch to the "House of the apple" and further on the mare stud Töchterlehof in the market Anger. Almost always apple orchards and elderberry plantations line the little-used side roads on which the tour runs. In Anger there is the Mineral Museum and good restaurants, so you can end the short tour enjoyable. The apple road is a total of about 25 kilometers long - if you still have desire and strength, so you can extend the exit so just.

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    Intermediate
    02:03
    12.2 mi
    5.9 mph
    2,425 ft
    1,050 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This tour, opened in 2018 with many great vantage points, connects the district town of Weiz with the alpine nature park Almenland. The mountain bike trail, which is also ideal for e-bikes, takes you from the starting point in Weiz up to St. Kathrein am Offenegg at 1,000 meters altitude. Here we show you one of three variants of the tour, which is the easiest way. Along the way, a wide range of restaurants and attractions awaits you.Tip:
    There are two other variations of the tour, which can be combined to a beautiful tour. Information can be found here: almenland.at/radfahren/weizer-almenlandtour

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    Difficult
    04:01
    26.4 mi
    6.6 mph
    4,025 ft
    4,025 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This easy mountain bike route leads from Mixnitz over the Breitenau up to the gentle Teichalm. Continue to the Tyrnaueralm, back down into the valley and then around the Heuberg back to Mixnitz. Between Mixnitz and the Breitenau are some kilometers to drive along the national road - apart from that you can enjoy beautiful nature and wonderful highlights on good roads and dirt roads. You cycle over picturesque alpine meadows, enjoy the idyllic Teichalmsee at 1,200 meters and enjoy regional delicacies in a perfect ambience in the Tyrnauer Almhütte.Since the tour includes a relatively high altitude, it is also very suitable for e-bike. In the end, it's worth making a detour to the Bärenschützklamm gorge, one of the most beautiful water-bearing rock gorges in Austria, which you can explore on foot.

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    Intermediate
    02:17
    20.1 mi
    8.8 mph
    1,425 ft
    1,450 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Ringkogel is the local mountain of Hartberg and the Ringwarte, the observation tower at the top of the mountain, the landmark of the city. In addition, the Ringwarte is your constant companion on this approximately 31-kilometer bike tour, which is always in your field of vision and provides you with a beautiful backdrop and always the best orientation.So you start your cycling tour in the direction of Penzendorf and first follow the signposted district cycle path HB 35 in the direction of Grafendorf. Past the castle Kirchberg am Walde you continue your way towards Neustift an der Lafnitz. It is hardly more idyllic: You roll past farmhouses, fruit trees, forests and meadows and enjoy the rolling farmland and the green Styrian nature.By now you are on the Thermenradweg R12 to St. Johann in der Haide. On the bike path in Schölbing you get back to Hartberg, where you can end the day comfortably in the Hartberg city center. This is one of the best preserved old towns in Styria and looks back on an eventful history - and of course you will find here plenty of opportunities to regain your strength.

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    Difficult
    03:31
    32.8 mi
    9.3 mph
    2,075 ft
    2,050 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This approximately 50-kilometer bike tour takes you through the beautiful nature of Eastern Styria and offers time and again cultural and culinary highlights that invite you to small breaks and make this bike ride to a varied daily program.The route is navigable in both directions and officially starts at the wave pool in Gleisdorf (which is perfect for a relaxing end to the day). In the solar city Gleisdorf there are many shops that invite you to stroll right at the beginning of the tour. Heading out of town via orchards to Gamling in Nitscha. The sun tour continues to Arnwiesen, Hofstätten on the Raab to Urscha. Here you reach relatively steep uphill to the Kleeberg. This place with its futuristic observation tower is perfect for a rest.The tour continues to Ludersdorf past Schloss Freiberg and the golf course to Winterdorf. About the villages Wollsdorf and Albersdorf it goes back to Gleisdorf. Here you can fortify yourself in the Laurenzi Brauhaus, treat yourself to a cultural "snack" in the MIR Museum and then relax in the wave pool.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    291 mi
  • Duration
    31:39 h
  • Elevation
    17,050 ft

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