The most beautiful bike rides in Styria

Listen to the roaring rivers, let your eyes wander over turquoise lakes and picturesque vineyards, enjoy the view of the mountains, smell the scents of nature and feel the coolness of the forests - by bike or e-bike you will experience Styria up close. But that's not all, because you can always treat yourself to enjoyable breaks and visit romantic villages and historic towns, stop at a wine tavern, taste delicious wines and high-quality pumpkin seed oils. The diverse cycle paths and rides in Styria promise pleasure and enjoyment for the whole family.

In this Collection, we present you the six most beautiful bike rides in Styria. In addition to the classics such as the Murradweg and the Ennsradweg, we also show you insider tips such as the Raabtalradweg or the Ausseerlandrunde on the Salzkammergutradweg. A special Highlight is also the Weinland Steiermark bike tour, which covers the entire Weinland in the south and east of Styria on a 248-mile (400-kilometer) round trip. If you prefer things to be a bit more comfortable, then our e-bike pleasure Tour through Eastern Styria is the right thing for you.

Each bike Tour in this Collection is between two and eight stages long. Of course, you can also divide the rides individually according to your fitness level. The stages of the Ausseerlandrunde on the Salzkammergutradweg are also suitable as individual day tours. No matter which rides you choose in Styria, one thing is for sure: You can expect to discover scenic diversity, exciting culture and culinary specialties as you go.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    26:29
    251 mi
    9.5 mph
    12,550 ft
    12,550 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The new, more than 400 kilometer cycle tour takes you to the wine region of Styria with its culinary and cultural specialties. It is not only the cycling experience through the vineyards and eight wine roads in the South and East of Styria that will inspire you on the new cycle tour, but also the hospitable people, the culinary specialties and the vineyards and apple orchards. The wide fields and lovely river landscapes of the Pöllauer Tal and Südsteiermark nature parks as well as spas and spa hotels between the historic cities of Hartberg, Bad Radkersburg, Leibnitz, Deutschlandsberg and Graz will enchant and pamper you.The easy to difficult round trip depending on the section you can easily go in eight stages, some of which are comfortable, others a bit more sporty. As a starting point, Leibnitz offers, as it is well connected to public transport. As a milestone you can plan Deutschlandsberg, Lieboch, Graz, St. Ruprecht an der Raab, Hartberg, Loipersdorf and Bad Radkersburg. The stages between Deutschlandsberg Graz to Bad Radkersburg include some climbs, but not too difficult. With an e-bike that is also available to lend, you can enjoy these sections even more in the wine country. The stages from Bad Radkersburg to Deutschlandsberg are easy and always lead along the Mur or the Sulm.On the individual stages is on the way for your physical well-taken care of, because on the roadside taverns with enjoyable, sometimes even vegetarian and vegan snacks. In addition, depending on your interest, you can discover two other Styrian delicacies, curative thermal waters and lots of culture along the Weinland Steiermark bike tour, alongside the wine with apples and kernel oil.

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  • Difficult
    27:02
    285 mi
    10.5 mph
    6,550 ft
    11,900 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Mur cycle path is considered by connoisseurs as one of the most beautiful cycle paths in the Alps. In March 2012, he was awarded by the ADFC with 4 out of 5 possible stars. The intermediate cycle route starts in the Hohe Tauern National Park and accompanies the Mur to its mouth in the Drau in Croatia. In the north, you can expect slight climbs from time to time. From Graz, the Mur cycle path is easy and always leads downhill along the Mur. The Murradweg you can drive in eight stages with Muhr in Lungau, Murau, Judenburg, Leoben, Graz, Leibnitz and Bad Radkersburg as milestones.At the Sticklerhütte at 1,761 meters altitude, it starts. From there you cycle comfortably almost downhill and can enjoy the beautiful landscape to the fullest. In the north you drive through mountains with fragrant alpine meadows and azure lakes. Farther south you will find vast fields of corn, the typical oil gourds and vast meadows, and not far from the vineyards.As a cultural highlight provide fascinating cities such as Graz, the capital of enjoyment of Austria and European Capital of Culture 2003, or the wine and spa town of Bad Radkersburg for variety. From Bad Radkersburg you then cycle the last kilometers on the Murradweg through Slovenia to Croatia, where the Mur flows into the Drau at Legrad.

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  • Difficult
    17:04
    165 mi
    9.7 mph
    7,450 ft
    9,950 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Enns cycle path starts in Flachauwinkl at about 1,000 meters altitude. From there it goes to Enns, where the river of the same name flows into the Danube. In sections you expect demanding sections with ascents on the Enns cycle path, but they are all quite short, but require a basic condition. Other sections are again easy to drive and are always slightly downhill. All in all, an e-bike gives you even more enjoyment on the Enns Cycle Path. There are also countless e-bike charging stations available, so do not forget your charging cable. You can ride the Ennsradweg well in six stages with Schladming, Irdning, Admont, Weyer / Kastenreith and Steyr as stage destinations.On the first few kilometers of the bike tour on the Enns you will cycle through a fascinating, rugged mountain landscape with beautiful valleys. On the left hand side, the glaciated peaks of the Dachstein massif rise up and on the right hand stretch the broad mountain ranges of the Schladminger Tauern. Soon you will drive through dreamy places like Pruggern or Öblarn with a view of the Grimming. The here quite wide Ennstal brings you up to the entrance of the Gesäuses, where the Enns succeeds: The Ennstaler Alps give way to the enormous pressure of the water masses and grant the river free rein through the Gesäuse National Park.Through the breathtakingly beautiful National Park you drive along the rushing river. The high alpine landscape slowly gives way to a gentle and wooded area, through which you drive to the Danube to Enns, the oldest city in Austria. The exciting Enns Cycle Path ends here and you can either cycle on the Danube Cycle Path or take the train home.

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  • Difficult
    06:36
    70.1 mi
    10.6 mph
    1,250 ft
    3,450 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Around 110 kilometers of family fun await you between the origins of the Raab in Almenland and Szentgotthard in Hungary. Through small romantic towns like Weiz or Feldbach you will cycle past apple orchards, vineyards, pumpkin fields and corn fields all the way to the Thermenland. At the beginning it goes a few times uphill and downhill. From Weiz the bike path is very easy and especially popular with families. The Family Cycle Route can be easily reached in four stages with Passail, St. Ruprecht an der Raab and Lödersdorf as stage destinations.It starts at the Raabursprung at Passail. From there you cycle through beautiful nature down to the valley. After the first few kilometers, the only significant increase in the entire Raabtal cycle path awaits you. Then it's almost downhill and you can enjoy the beautiful view of the lovely mountains and picturesque orchards to the fullest.In addition to the magical landscape and unique nature on the Raabtalradweg also the pretty old town of Weiz will enchant you, in St. Ruprecht an der Raab lures a refreshing break in the river and family adventure and along the entire bike path will spoil you the hospitable Raabtal-Radwirte also culinary , Additional suspense along the route is provided by various museums, exhibitions and factories. On the way to Szentgotthard in Hungary, the right highlight on the bike path is there for every family member. You can start your journey home from the destination by train, which will take you back to Austria.

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  • Difficult
    11:35
    101 mi
    8.7 mph
    8,750 ft
    8,750 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On just under 162 kilometers you cycle comfortably in five stages through the eastern Styria, affectionately called "Garden of Austria". From St. Ruprecht an der Raab it goes uphill towards the nature park Almenland, downhill over the apple country Stubenbergsee in the nature park Pöllauer valley, further into the 2-Thermenregion bath Waltersdorf and from there over varied hilly landscapes along the east Styrian Römerweinstraße back to the starting point. Passagen, Anger, Stubenberg and Buch near Geiseldorf are the intermediate destinations.It starts in St. Ruprecht on the Raab. From here you cycle comfortably on the Raabtal cycle path up to Weiz, where you can make a detour to the pretty old town. About the fire lulls in the nature park Almenland you drive into the apple country. Along the picturesque orchards you will reach Apfelstraße, where the numerous fruit farms invite you to visit, followed by a tasting of the specialties. Via the Stubenbergklamm you cycle to Pöllau to the land of the Hirschbirne. From the hills you can enjoy beautiful views in all directions. Through the Safental it goes over St. Stefan then back to St. Ruprecht on the Raab.

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  • Difficult
    09:00
    72.2 mi
    8.0 mph
    5,650 ft
    5,650 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Ausseerland round takes you on a roundabout for about 116 kilometers through one of the most beautiful regions in the Alps, the Salzkammergut. You can ride the tour in two stages, each beginning in Bad Aussee. A change of accommodation is therefore not necessary.It starts in the beautiful center of the Ausseerland, in Bad Aussee. From here you cycle between Sarstein and Zinken, two striking mountains in the Ausseerland, through the wild and romantic Koppental to Obertraun. Here you have the opportunity to go by bike or boat to Hallstatt. Back on the bike path along the shore of Lake Hallstatt along Bad Goisern to Bad Ischl. Through the Rettenbachtal you cycle to the picturesque Altausseer See and roll from there back to the starting point Bad Aussee.The second stage takes you from Bad Aussee towards Ennstal. About the place Pichl-Kainisch with the natural jewel Ödensee, the tour takes you to Bad Mitterndorf. There is a climb behind the village that will take you to Salzaalm. Then it goes downhill rapidly down to Grundlsee. Along the north shore you cycle comfortably over the place Grundlsee back to Bad Aussee.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    944 mi
  • Duration
    97:46 h
  • Elevation
    42,200 ft
The most beautiful bike rides in Styria
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