In this Collection, we present you five bike tours, which show you the most beautiful sides of Styria and at the same time spoil all the senses. In addition to the classic,s such as the Murradweg and the Ennsradweg, we also show you insider tips, such as the Raabtalradweg or the Feistritztalradweg. 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. These tours are between two and eight stages long. Of course, you can also divide them according to your fitness level.
Discovering the most beautiful sides of Styria by bike is a pleasure for all the senses: you listen to the rushing rivers, look over turquoise lakes, picturesque vineyards and majestic mountains. The sweet scent of blossoming meadows and fruit trees is absorbed with pleasure as you feel the warm rays of the sun on your skin. In romantic villages and historic towns you can take a break, stop at a wine tavern and taste delicious wines and pumpkin seed oils along the cycle paths.
No matter which ride you choose in Styria, however, one thing is for sure: You will cycle the most beautiful sides of Styria and you can expect scenic diversity, exciting culture and culinary Highlights.
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 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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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.
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.
On two beautiful stages you can discover the Feistritztalradweg. The nearly 90-kilometer cycle path takes you from St. Kathrein am Hauenstein to Rudersforf. In the first part to the wildlife and castle Herberstein the bike path is now and then peppered with very short climbs, then it's comfortable and easy direction Fürstenfeld. You can spend the night between the two stages at the picturesque Stubenbergsee.In St. Kathrein am Hauenstein it starts. From here you can relax on the route of the former free-riding track. It goes through shady forests and natural near gravel paths. Behind Birkenfeld, on the side of the road, a lovely landscape awaits you, dominated by apple trees and holly trees. After a break in Anger, you will be refreshed by the exciting Feistritzklamm. At the roaring water you drive here through the narrow gorge surrounded by wild and romantic forest. At the exit of the gorge you will find the Stubenbergsee, the stage destination.On the second stage you cycle from the Stubenbergsee comfortably to the southeast. At the Wildlife Herberstein pass to Großsteinbach, where you can refresh yourself in a bathing lake. At Mais- and Kürbisfeldern and always near the Feistritz you drive afterwards to Fürstenfeld. Here you can relax in the nearby Therme Loipersdorf a little or just stroll through the beautiful city center and enjoy the southern flair. From here it is only a few kilometers to the small town of Rudersdorf, the destination of the unique tour on the Feistritztalradweg.