Fascinating gorges, enchanting Alpine pastures, rushing rivers and turquoise blue lakes, picturesque vineyards and unique mountain panoramas - no matter whether you are a relaxed pleasure cyclist, sporty mountain biker or comfortable e-biker, by bike you will discover the most beautiful sides of Styria.
When cycling in Styria, you will not only see the fascinating landscape but also smell the scents of nature, feel the coolness of the forests and listen to the sound of the water. Again and again, you can stop to enjoy the breaks and visit romantic villages and historic towns, stop off at Alpine pastures and taverns, taste delicious wines and high-quality pumpkin seed oils. The diverse cycle paths and tours in Styria promise pleasure and enjoyment for everyone.
In this Collection, we present ten of the most beautiful 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 cycle tour, which covers the entire Weinland in the south and east of Styria on more than 250 miles (400 kilometers) as a round trip. If you like it a bit more comfortable, the e-bike pleasure tour through Eastern Styria is the right thing for you, whereas if you're more of a sporty mountain biker, the Viehbergrund will challenge you.
The six multi-day rides in this collection are between two and eight stages long. Of course, you can also divide the rides according to your fitness level. In addition to the multi-day rides, we also show you varied day tours on which you can discover the most beautiful sides of Styria. The stages of the Ausseerlandrunde on the Salzkammergutradweg are also suitable as individual day tours. No matter which ride you choose in Styria, one thing is certain: fascinating scenic diversity, exciting culture and culinary highlights await you.
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.
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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This beautiful bike tour starts in Graz. Here you can enjoy a hearty breakfast in the morning on the Murinsel or in the Café Freiblick, before you jump on the bike and cycle around the Schlossberg to the city park, where the tour really starts. Past the university and magnificent Art Nouveau villas you will head for the Botanical Garden. Here you can make a detour into the beautiful nature of the plant and admire plants from four different climates.Shortly after you got back on the bike, you hit the Mariatroster brook, the course of which you are now following. The Purberg in Mariatrost is worth a break. Here you can either start up by bike or park it down and climb the more than 200 steps to the magnificent pilgrimage church Mariatrost on foot. Once at the top you can enjoy a wonderful view and you can visit the basilica for free. Afterwards you cycle a bit further to Fölling, where the cozy bike ride ends.
This classic bike tour takes you on a strenuous slope and through beautiful landscapes to culinary impressive alpine pastures. You will always enjoy a fantastic mountain panorama.The tour starts at the market square in Gröbming. From here, you drive comfortably towards Stoderstraße and then turn right at the road fork after the fire department depot in the direction of Kneippanlage. From here begins the very steep climb through the beautiful stoves - a steep canyon, through which leads a forest road with five wooden bridges. Along the forest road you reach the plateau of the cattle mountain with the beautiful pastures. As a reward for the climb, you can enjoy the famous donuts with Ennstaler Steirerkas and a glass of buttermilk in one of the huts and relax in the idyllic scenery of the alpine pastures.The descent will take you along a forest road through the Finstertalwald and past the Salza reservoir in the direction of Bad Mitterndorf. From here we continue without major inclines along the Enns back to the starting point to Gröbming.http: //www.schladming-dachstein/viehberg
This section of the Murradweg is particularly suitable as a day trip and leads you from Murau to Judenburg. In the city center of Murau we start. From here you drive a short distance directly along the banks of the Mur, then you change to the Murtal road and follow her out of town. At Triebendorf you cross the Mur and cycle along a beautiful cycle path along the river towards Frojach. From here we continue to Teufenbach. Here it is worth taking a break and detour to the ruin of the stone castle, which rises above the village, and to the castle Altteufenbach.Afterwards you cycle on a pleasant gravel road through a beautiful forest towards Scheifling. On the other side of the Mur you cross Lind and follow the tracks of the Murtalbahn to Unzmarkt-Frauenburg. Always following the course of the Mur, you continue towards Thalheim and then to Judenburg, the destination of the tour. Here is worth a visit to the old town. She is especially pretty and very well preserved. Landmark is the almost 76 meter high city tower, which offers a wonderful panoramic view over the Aichfeld. Construction began in the 15th century. He also served as a watchtower to notice fires in time. The tower was given its present appearance after the last major fire in 1840. Today, the tower is 50 meters high and houses one of the most modern planetariums in Europe.
The round trip starts directly at the Red Bull Ring. From here you cycle towards Sachendorf. Continue through a small forest along fields and forests and over a few slopes to Seckau. Once arrived, a visit to the Benedictine abbey and a culinary visit to the Hofwirt are worthwhile. For coffee lovers, the sun terrace of the Hotel Hofwirt invites you for a break.Strengthened it goes downhill towards Kobenz. Along small farms, settlements and crossroads you will cycle down to Kobenz and continue to the floating bridge. A place that is particularly inviting to linger, you can sit on this floating bridge on an integrated bench and feel like the water flows - as if you yourself float on the water.Afterwards you will reach the Murradweg - one of the most beautiful bike paths in Austria. You follow him west to Großlobming. Here pay a visit to the hotel G'Schlössl Murtal. After a leisurely break, the tour takes you to the Zirbenland, where you can visit Krampl's gems - a company that specializes in the beautiful and high-quality processing of stones. Here you can look over the shoulder of the stonemason as well as the goldsmith.Then the path leads to Zeltweg where the Steirerschlössl (2 toques) is worth a visit, because the splendidly restored Art Nouveau villa impresses with the flair and the park. In the immediate vicinity is the Café Wasserturm, if you want to treat yourself to a piece of cake. The next stop in Fohnsdorf - Schloss Gabelhofen, which is especially popular at weddings, provides further culinary delights. Then back to the starting point, where you can still strengthen yourself in the Welcome Center of the "wing", the main building on the Red Bull Ring.projekt-spielberg.com
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.
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.
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.
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.