Vacation in the garden of Austria – East Styria on two wheels
Oststeiermark Tourismus, Bernhard Bergmann
When spring rolls back around, the white-pink dream landscape of millions of blossoms opens up: the Alpine pastures and mountain meadows of Eastern Styria await cyclists and mountain bikers. Experience an unforgettable and enjoyable cycling experience in a varied landscape and enjoy delicious culinary treasures from the region's gardens. Cycle along shady paths along the rivers next to blooming orchards and vineyards or explore the diversity of Eastern Styria by e-bike on the panoramic rides.
As you go, you will be enticed by numerous sights and boutique shops housing beautiful regional products. You'll see magnificent castles and exciting exhibitions, as well as wonderful show gardens. You can experience and discover all this and much more with the GenussCard in the regions of Eastern Styria, Thermenland and Vulkanland Steiermark as well as Southern and Western Styria. From the first night onwards, you will receive the card free of charge from a GenussCard partner company and can thus take advantage of more than 200 excursion destinations free of charge between 1 March and 31 October.
For cyclists in particular, the GenussCard includes the TrailLand Miesenbach with a day trail ticket and the Pfadkundig Bikeschule with a mountain bike adventure lesson. Nothing stands in the way of an eventful and active holiday. Bett+Bike certified companies make it particularly easy for you to find suitable accommodation in the holiday region of Eastern Styria. A safe place to park your bikes, tools for small repairs, maps and a delicious range of food will make every cyclist's heart beat faster.
In 2020, there will again be many cycling events in Eastern Styria:
20 - 21.06.2020 - MTB Marathon in Pöllau
24-25.07.2020 - 24h Ultra Cycling Challenge in the ecoregion of Kaindorf
14.08.2020 - Start Hartbergerland World Cycling Week
26.08.-30.08.2020 - International Cycling Youth Tour
This promising bike tour leads from the nature park Pöllauer Tal, the realm of the Hirschbirne and the orchards, through the apple country Stubenbergsee, the largest apple growing area of Austria.Along the well signposted cycle path from Pöllau to Stubenberg, you can discover many interesting destinations. Look behind the scenes of interesting manufactories and experience exciting tours through herbal and show gardens. At a length of around 38 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 wine tavern visit.There are no fewer than twelve GenussCard destinations on this tour. In Pöllau you can, for example, snack on the finest gingerbread or enjoy freshly pressed oils and tasty meatloaf. The Stubenbergsee invites you for a swim, a round of mini-golf or stand-up paddling and afterwards you can enjoy a wine, whiskey or beer tasting.
This bike tour takes you along the Styrian Apple Road from the fruit storage Puch to the "House of the apple" and further on the mare stud Töchterlehof in the market Anger. Almost always apple orchards and elderberry plantations line the little-used side roads on which the tour runs. In Anger there is the Mineral Museum and good restaurants, so you can end the short tour enjoyable. The apple road is a total of about 25 kilometers long - if you still have desire and strength, so you can extend the exit so just.
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This tour, opened in 2018 with many great vantage points, connects the district town of Weiz with the alpine nature park Almenland. The mountain bike trail, which is also ideal for e-bikes, takes you from the starting point in Weiz up to St. Kathrein am Offenegg at 1,000 meters altitude. Here we show you one of three variants of the tour, which is the easiest way. Along the way, a wide range of restaurants and attractions awaits you.Tip:
There are two other variations of the tour, which can be combined to a beautiful tour. Information can be found here: almenland.at/radfahren/weizer-almenlandtour
This easy mountain bike route leads from Mixnitz over the Breitenau up to the gentle Teichalm. Continue to the Tyrnaueralm, back down into the valley and then around the Heuberg back to Mixnitz. Between Mixnitz and the Breitenau are some kilometers to drive along the national road - apart from that you can enjoy beautiful nature and wonderful highlights on good roads and dirt roads. You cycle over picturesque alpine meadows, enjoy the idyllic Teichalmsee at 1,200 meters and enjoy regional delicacies in a perfect ambience in the Tyrnauer Almhütte.Since the tour includes a relatively high altitude, it is also very suitable for e-bike. In the end, it's worth making a detour to the Bärenschützklamm gorge, one of the most beautiful water-bearing rock gorges in Austria, which you can explore on foot.
Starting from the village center of Bad Waltersdorf, this 13 kilometer long, family-friendly cycle tour awaits you. Along the Styrian wine and orchards, many wine taverns with regional specialties invite you to take a break. In addition to the numerous restaurants you cycle past the well-known spa Bad Waltersdorf - here you could take a leisurely stopover and relax in the pleasantly warm thermal water or let yourself be pampered with a soothing massage treatment.
This approximately 50-kilometer bike tour takes you through the beautiful nature of Eastern Styria and offers time and again cultural and culinary highlights that invite you to small breaks and make this bike ride to a varied daily program.The route is navigable in both directions and officially starts at the wave pool in Gleisdorf (which is perfect for a relaxing end to the day). In the solar city Gleisdorf there are many shops that invite you to stroll right at the beginning of the tour. Heading out of town via orchards to Gamling in Nitscha. The sun tour continues to Arnwiesen, Hofstätten on the Raab to Urscha. Here you reach relatively steep uphill to the Kleeberg. This place with its futuristic observation tower is perfect for a rest.The tour continues to Ludersdorf past Schloss Freiberg and the golf course to Winterdorf. About the villages Wollsdorf and Albersdorf it goes back to Gleisdorf. Here you can fortify yourself in the Laurenzi Brauhaus, treat yourself to a cultural "snack" in the MIR Museum and then relax in the wave pool.
The Ringkogel is the local mountain of Hartberg and the Ringwarte, the observation tower at the top of the mountain, the landmark of the city. In addition, the Ringwarte is your constant companion on this approximately 31-kilometer bike tour, which is always in your field of vision and provides you with a beautiful backdrop and always the best orientation.So you start your cycling tour in the direction of Penzendorf and first follow the signposted district cycle path HB 35 in the direction of Grafendorf. Past the castle Kirchberg am Walde you continue your way towards Neustift an der Lafnitz. It is hardly more idyllic: You roll past farmhouses, fruit trees, forests and meadows and enjoy the rolling farmland and the green Styrian nature.By now you are on the Thermenradweg R12 to St. Johann in der Haide. On the bike path in Schölbing you get back to Hartberg, where you can end the day comfortably in the Hartberg city center. This is one of the best preserved old towns in Styria and looks back on an eventful history - and of course you will find here plenty of opportunities to regain your strength.
Up on the 1,743 meter high Hochwechsel it says on this summit tour starting from Waldbach. You overcome about 1,130 vertical meters - an e-bike is therefore particularly well suited for this tour.Start is in the community Waldbach, which is especially known for the "Wiedner water games": hundreds, only water-powered wooden figures, invite you to marvel and are especially for families and children a very special experience and a great start before it then go up.Now you start in Waldbach at the Gasthof zur Post. At first, the route is still rather flat, but then it pulls on slowly and it goes steadily uphill in the direction of the destination. Past beautiful farms, horse stables and over small bridges, you will enjoy the idyllic landscape and it is always worth taking a breather to enjoy the magnificent view. At the Rabl-Kreuz-Hut you can take a short rest. Here you can strengthen yourself for the last five kilometers to the finish: the Hochwechsel at 1,743 meters altitude. Here you can enjoy the view and look forward to a long, fast descent or stay overnight in the Wetterkogelhaus and enjoy the sunset from the top.