From apple blossom to the pumpkin harvest — the East Styrian circuit in 4 days
Oststeiermark Tourismus, Berhard Bergmann
From the apple blossom in spring until the pumpkin harvest in autumn, Eastern Styria welcomes you to its cycling season. On the four-day East Styria route, you cycle through the hilly landscape in the "Green Heart" of Austria. Magnificent cycle paths lead you up and down colorful meadows and fields, through forests, and along gushing rivers. However, East Styria offers more than just spectacular scenery, you can also try regional delicacies such as intense pumpkin seed oil, crisp apples, and excellent wine.
In this Collection, we introduce you to the route through the wine country in Eastern Styria. You will ride 150 kilometre (93 miles) in four stages. Some of the routes are a little bit hilly, but otherwise, the loop is the perfect option for both families and sporty cyclists alike. After a day in the saddle, you can relax in countless open-air pools, swimming lakes, and thermal baths, such as Bad Waltersdorf.
The routes also have an exciting range of culture, from museums to rare churches. Plus, the infrastructure is well-developed, with a train station never far away. This makes it easy to travel to and from the four stages, to complete them individually. Or, if you want to stay longer in the region, you’ll find a range of accommodation.
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Last updated: November 26, 2021
The first stage through the Weinland Oststeiermark begins in Hartberg, where you can travel comfortably by train. Before you start, a tour of the historic old town is worthwhile.
After you have left the city, you overcome the first hill and land in Sankt Johann, an idyllic village. It continues through…
On small streets you drive along the Rittschein river. The vineyards rise to the left and right of you and form a wonderful landscape. In Markt Herrmannsdorf you can take a little coffee break and fortify yourself before you overcome a decent climb just behind Pöllau.
After a rapid descent you come to…
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A particularly scenic tour awaits you today. It is quite short at 25 kilometers, so you have plenty of time to explore the surroundings and simply enjoy nature.
You cycle past pretty apple orchards. Especially during the flowering season in spring, the trees turn into a sea of white flowers. Here and…
You start the stage with a nice ride on the shore of Lake Stubenberg. After a small climb you have arrived at the Herberstein zoo. 800 animals from all continents welcome you in the extraordinarily beautiful area.
Not far from the animal park you drive past the grounds of the Schielleiten Castle. The…
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