Cycling along dandelion meadows in Eastern Styria | © TV Oststeiermark | Bernhard Bergmann Cycling along dandelion meadows in Eastern Styria | © TV Oststeiermark | Bernhard Bergmann
    Now even easier with the new Park & Bike concept

    Cycling in  Eastern Styria

    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. 

    For the adventure region of Eastern Styria, a positive development on the subject of cycling is a priority. A number of steps have been taken to ensure that guests and cycling enthusiasts gain even more enjoyment from cycling in the garden of Austria.

    Since recently, you can also ride the best routes of Eastern Styria in advance completely from home in the Hybrid Cup Eastern Styria. You can find more information below.

    The bike map shines in a new design and has been completely revised and accordingly the signs on the bike paths have been adapted.

    New rental points for e-bikes have been created. 


    Order cycling map of Eastern Styria now!

    Christoph Strasser and Dr. Stefan Schndler | © TV Oststeiermark | Helmut Schweighofer


    Multiple Race Across America winner and 24-hour world record holder Christoph Strasser was recruited as an ambassador for Ride4Hope Austria.

    To provide even more incentive for cyclists to participate in the vision of Ride4Hope Austria, the "Sitzfleisch Challenge" - after the name of Strasser's podcast - was launched to compete with the exceptional cyclist virtually or in real life. #hybridcup

    All of the profits from the entry donations will go to the Ride4Hope Austria campaign!

    Evaluation period: 01.05.-06.10.2024

    To Sitzfleisch Challenge

    NEW from June 2024


    On June 1st, the time has finally come - the Styrian Wexl Trails open their doors and present, among other things, their newly built centerpiece: a continuous trail from the Schutzhaus am Hochwechsel to the Vorauer Schwaig.

    The opening ceremony will take place together with the traditional Almauftrieb on the Vorauer Schwaig. Be there and experience this special event!

    Hochwechsel in Eastern Styria | © Oststeiermark Tourismus | Verein Tourismusentwicklung Steirischer Wexl
    Overview of the Wexl Trails in Eastern Styria | © Oststeiermark Tourismus
    Vorauer Schwaig_Eastern Styria | © Oststeiermark Tourismus
    Vorauer Schwaig_Eastern Styria | © Oststeiermark Tourismus

    From 2024 - New cycle path between Birkfeld and Koglhof


    The new connection to the R8 will be open to our cyclists from 2024 and will enable leisurely cycle tours from Birkfeld to Koglhof and beyond.

    Break at the Feistritztalweg | © Tom Lamm | | Tom Lamm

    Holiday On two wheels

    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

    All vacation offers


    Cycling vacations in Eastern Styria - enjoyment and/or sport are at the forefront of the numerous events in the Garden of Austria. Be there - as a participant or visitor! In any case, a stay in eventful Eastern Styria is well worth it.

    On the road on two wheels


    Cycling tours in Eastern Styria

    With the map2web bike overview map of Eastern Styria you can choose the desired category according to your taste, locate the tours at a quick glance and view the course. A short description and the respective altitude profile reveal the difficulty. The selection ranges from pleasure bike tours to mountain bike and racing bike tours.

    Start planning and get on your bike!

    Book e-bikes quickly and conveniently from home

    i-bike box

    The fan base for electronically assisted cycling is growing from cycling season to cycling season. That's why people in the Eastern Styria adventure region not only ride with electricity, but also "with the power". The 5 iBike-Box locations in Eastern Styria at provide uncomplicated and inexpensive access to environmentally friendly transportation by electric bike. 

    You can also use the e-bike rental service during your stay at the Retter Bio-Natur-Resort and book it directly before your arrival.


    Driving fun for young & old

    Trails & pumptracks & BMX-tracks

    Trails are routes integrated into nature - pump tracks are artificially created, course-like cycling routes - BMX is called Bicycle Motocross and is a sport that is practiced on bicycles with a small frame and 20-inch wheels.

    In the Eastern Styria adventure region, family-friendly trails and pump tracks await as fun routes for beginners, advanced riders, ladies, seniors, kids and of course all other spirited cyclists. 

    The bicycle specialist among our hosts

    Bed & bike

    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).

    Looking for a guided bicycle tour?

    Cycling guides

    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. 

    Hybridcup Oststeiermark: Virtual and real bike race

    Virtual tours

    In cooperation with Ride4Hope, the adventure region Eastern Styria is holding a hybrid cup for cyclists. 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.

    Bike transport with the

    Sammeltaxi (SAM)

    Important to note:

    • only possible after advance booking (050 36 37 38 or online)
    • Two-wheeled, single-seater bicycles, pedelecs and e-bikes (length up to 2 metres up to a total weight of 40 kg excluding bike carrier and 50 kg including bike carrier) are accepted.
    • Special bicycle constructions (e.g. tandem, bicycles with trailers, etc.) are not transported.
    • Further information on liability and costs can be found on the SAM website.

    All about bicycles

    Here are a few suggestions of the most popular cycle routes in and through Eastern Styria:

    Feistritztal cycling route


    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.

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    Weinland Steiermark cycling tour


    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.

    Radfahren durch die Weingärten | © Oststeiermark Tourismus, Bernhard Bergmann
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    Der grosse jogl


    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.

    Radfahren in der Region Joglland-Waldheimat | © Klaus Ranger Fotografie
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    Eastern Styria garden tour 1


    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!

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    weizer-almenland cycling tour


    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!

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