Etappe 4: Von Stubenberg nach Hartberg – Oststeiermark Runde
Bike Touring Highlight
Oststeiermark planned a bike ride.
February 8, 2020
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 magnificent baroque palace houses the oldest and largest federal sports school in Austria. Through a beautiful hilly area you cycle past orchards and sunflower fields and again and again your way leads you through sleepy villages.In Sankt Stefan it is worth stopping by the church. It is over 500 years old and despite its simple face, the original Gothic elements can still be seen well.Not far, then the fourth day stage and thus the short round through the wine country in Eastern Styria is over and you have returned to your starting point in Hartberg. If you still have some time before your departure, a trip to Hartberger Gmoos is worthwhile. It is a highly protected wetland and a refuge for many animals and plants.