Cycling in the Eastern Styria? Definitely! Cycling in Austria’s garden can be challenging but most of all enjoyable. Experience the Eastern Styria at your own pace – there is lots to see.
A fantastic scenery unfolds on either side as you pedal: Gently rolling hills, flowering meadows, lush orchards, rippling rivers, quiet villages and towns. Regional specialities are always just around the corner in the Eastern Styria, and hosts entice you to pause and refresh yourself with freshly pressed fruit juices, tangy wines and regional specialities
In cooperation with Ride4Hope, the adventure region Eastern Styria is holding a hybrid cup for cyclists for the first time. This is a bike race that takes place both virtually and in real life. The Hybridcup Eastern Styria is all about a good cause, because the profit from the entry fees will be donated to the Ö3 Christmas Miracle.
Online cup window: 15th September 2022 - 15th May 2023
Real cup window: 1st June 2023 - 15th September 2023
The trails are divided into stages that can also be combined. Instead of long, risky downhill runs, the country’s most family-friendly trail park features fun routes for beginners, experts, ladies, seniors, kids and of course all other valiant mountain bikers. Going uphill is easier with the Lift Shuttle.
Travelling with your own bicycle demands special accommodations. The Bed&Bike operations offer exactly that: A one-night stay when you are on a tour, a locked room to park the bicycles or to dry clothing, or the loan of tools are just some of the criteria met by these accommodations. They are certified by the ADFC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club).
Bicycle tour guides with special training accompany you on a bike trip through Austria’s garden. You not only explore the landscape but also learn insider tips for the Eastern Styria.
Anyone can cycle in the Eastern Styria. From mountain bikers to casual cyclists to e-bike riders, everyone finds a wealth of possibilities here in Austria’s garden. Certified Bed&Bike operations, bicycle service centres and guides for your individual tour ensure that your cycling holiday is perfect.
Here are a few suggestions of the most popular cycle routes in and through Eastern Styria:
A bicycle tour along former rail lines can be described as highly romantic and nostalgic. The route features dense, lush, green forests in the woodland home of Styria’s poet Peter Rosegger, passing through the untouched, impressive Feistritztalklamm ravine and the colourful Apfelland to the Steiermark volcanic and adventure region.
Experience the most magnificent sights of the eastern Steiermark along the four stages. Not only will you be enthralled by the cycling experience along this route – the variety of culinary delights offered by numerous producers and wine taverns along the Apple Road and Roman Wine Road as well as unique cultural treasures along the Castle Road are sure to wow you.
The 187-kilometre mountain bike trail “Der große Jogl” circles the Joglland – Waldheimat region along various roads, streets and trails. Many places like the Hochwechsel or Masenberg feature fantastic views, others like the Trail Land have special additional offers for cyclists.
Starting from Hartberg, the round trip of around 65 km passes through beautiful landscapes with numerous culinary establishments and shopping opportunities such as farm stores. The eight bicycle stations with seating and beds invite you to rest and relax. Truly an enjoyable tour through Austria’s garden!
The mountain bike route connects the district capital of Weiz with the floral village of St. Kathrein am Offenegg. Several versions for you to try are offered here!