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6 gourmet rides in East and Southeast Styria

Thermen- und Vulkanland Steiermark/Eisenberger

6 gourmet rides in East and Southeast Styria

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From sweet specialties and hearty delicacies to beautiful wines from local vineyards, cycling in Styria is one tasty experience—and it's waiting for you.

In this Collection, we have put together six wonderful bike rides with countless culinary highlights for you. Cycling through the thermal and volcanic regions of Styria and Eastern Styria, you will find beautiful wineries, cozy wine taverns and inviting restaurants where you can indulge yourself with regional delicacies, dishes and products.

To make your cycling holiday in the thermal and volcanic regions of Styria and Eastern Styria unforgettable and above all super relaxed, you can use the GenussCard, which enables you to visit more than 120 excursion destinations free of charge, including many culinary highlights along the rides. Have fun discovering!

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Tours & Highlights

    Difficult
    03:45
    35.0 mi
    9.4 mph
    2,225 ft
    2,225 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The culinary delights tour starts at the tourist office in the thermal capital Fürstenfeld and leads you to a culinary highlight after another. From Fürstenfeld you drive comfortably in Rittscheintal direction Kräuterdorf Söchau. There, the herb garden invites you to recharge your batteries. Nearby, the winery Thaller waits for you with its noble wines.Continue through the village Breitenfeld direction Riegersburg. On the ridge you can see for the first time the magnificent Riegersburg, the symbol of Southeast Styria. After visiting the Riegersburg, we will continue our journey to the chocolate factory of Josef Zotter. Past the seaside resort of Riegersburg (tip: with the GenussCard, admission is free), it goes through the Grazbachtal direction Stang. There is a branching off to the fruit distillery & vinegar manufactory Gölles. The increase is worthwhile!Back home, the culinary delights tour to Hatzendorf leads to the guest house Malerwinkl, where the chef and artist Peter Troissinger spoils his guests not only with culinary delights. Back to Fürstenfeld it goes either along the railway line by bike or as an alternative by train from Hatzendorf to Fürstenfeld.

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    Easy
    01:58
    19.7 mi
    10.0 mph
    450 ft
    475 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Start and finish of this tour is the Gästeinfo on the main square in Bad Radkersburg. There you can not only get all the information about the cycling region Bad RADkersburg, but also perform small maintenance on the bike. Then it goes through the typical flat Mur landscape. The Murwies are the second largest closed Augebiet of Austria. Typical of the Murau are the Lahn, the former arms of the Mur. The first break at the Liebmann Lake becomes an adventure for nature lovers: feeding swans is on the program here.It is also worth a visit to the Käferbohne Cabinet Bäcksteffl. Here you will learn everything about the purple bean. Guided tours and tastings are free with the GenussCard. Past the community chapel Madlhof you will reach the suspension bridge that leads directly to Slovenia. Via Apace you cycle further and cross the Pannonian forest in Apasko Polje. Behind the castle hill, on which the castle Oberradkersburg perched, you cross the Mur bridge and finish your tour again at the guest information in Bad Radkersburg.A fine end to your bike tour is a visit to the Parktherme Bad Radkersburg. Here you can do something really good in warm, warm thermal water. Incidentally, with the GenussCard the 3-hour card is free.

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  • Difficult
    01:34
    25.0 mi
    15.9 mph
    750 ft
    775 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    At the start in the spa town of Bad Blumau, the artwork of Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the Rogner Bad Blumau, immediately stands out. He has realized a fantastic landscape of flowing shapes, nature and colors here. Continue through lush green forests to Burgau. For a rest, Burgau Castle or a visit to the Labonca organic farm. Continue on German Kaltenbrunn and the Fritz Mill. A stop for tasting the typical Styrian pumpkin seed oil is a must on this tour. Following the border river Lafnitz you roll comfortably back to Styria by bike from Burgenland. The mighty city wall of Fürstenfeld makes you curious about the interesting old town from afar.The gentle rolling hills lead to the next building. This time not created by the human hand, but by the creative power of nature. The Millennial Oak in Bierbaum on the Safen invites you to a shady stay. Pedal a bit and you are back at the starting point of the tour, arrived in Rogner Bad Blumau.

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    Intermediate
    01:34
    14.4 mi
    9.2 mph
    1,000 ft
    725 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
    01:58
    17.7 mi
    8.9 mph
    1,625 ft
    1,625 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    A round trip around the Passailer Kessel with the borrowed e-bike or with your own bike. Along the tour waiting for you a lot of refreshment and shopping. At the starting point Passail the golf course or the leisure center offers an additional sports offer.The track has always small slopes that need to be managed, but you will be rewarded with beautiful views. Along the way, the producers invite you to culinary tours and tastings, if you are looking for a culinary highlight after the tour. A stop at the "dumpling hostess" in Passail is always an experience. Their dumplings are prepared with love and local ingredients.

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    Difficult
    02:40
    23.4 mi
    8.8 mph
    2,025 ft
    2,025 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The promising bike tour takes you from the Pöllauer Tal Nature Park, the realm of the Hirschbirne and the orchards, through the ApfelLand-Stubenbergsee, the largest apple-growing region in Austria.Discover the well-marked cycle path from Pöllau to Stubenberg worth seeing excursion destinations, look behind the scenes at factories and experience exciting tours through herbal and show gardens. At a length of 38.2 kilometers, you can explore countless GenussCard destinations by bike. Enjoy the wonderful views of the unique landscape along the blossoming orchards or find secluded spots for a romantic spring picnic along the way. You should not miss a visit to a wine tavern.On this tour are no less than twelve "GenussCard" excursion destinations - for example, in Pöllau enjoy the finest gingerbread, freshly pressed oils or tasty meatloaf. Bathe in the Stubenbergsee, play miniature golf and paddle up and sample wine, whiskey or beer ...

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    6
  • Distance
    135 mi
  • Duration
    13:29 h
  • Elevation
    8,075 ft

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