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Cycling into history, Hartberg

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Culture and culinary delights go hand in hand on the approximately 65-kilometre circular route and offer us various insights into the diversity of the region.

The garden tour takes us through the hilly landscape that characterises Eastern Styria, past many cultural and culinary places. We cycle past numerous historical buildings such as the pilgrimage churches of Maria Lebing and Maria Fieberbründl as well as the magnificent castles in Schielleiten and Herberstein and we always have the opportunity to take a culinary break. Let's spoil ourselves with local delicacies and good wines in the various wine taverns or taste our way through the beer assortment in a regional microbrewery. On hot days we can take a dip in Lake Stubenberg and refresh ourselves at the numerous beach bars. For those who appreciate flora and fauna, the Herberstein Animal World with its castle and museum is just right, or we can stretch our feet at the Harter natural pond with its adjacent pond tavern. 

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
March
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
64,5 km
Route
3:00 h
Time
622 hm
Uphill
578 hm
Downhill
480 m
Highest point

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More information

  • accessible via the A2 Südautobahn exit Hartberg
  • in Hartberg follow the signs to the city center

Hartberg, Rochusplatz

We have chosen Hartberg as the starting point. The town is well connected via the R12 Thermenradweg coming from Rohrbach a.d. Lafnitz, Grafendorf, Greinbach. Coming from the direction of Kaindorf, the R57 is a good choice.

From the garden castle to the vineyards of the RomansCastle Herberstein is one of the most impressive artistic monuments in Styria, as the development from the original fortified building to the magnificent Renaissance castle is still visible today in all construction phases. Many secrets entwine around the Herberstein dynasty, great names have made the castle a venerable witness to history.

In the historic garden, which has been reawakened, you can stroll through the Green Garden of Harmony, the White Garden of Perfection, the Blue Garden of Consistency and the Yellow Garden of Hope. The cultural country tour continues to St. Johann bei Herberstein. The vineyards on the south side of the Hoferberg have been cultivated since Caesar's time. Artful Roman stones on the wall of the church and the vicarage can be read as an ancient picture book. The Centaur relief is particularly worth seeing.

Let's treat ourselves to a dip in the cold water at Lake Stubenberg!

Timetables and travel information can be found at Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) or at Verkehrsauskunft Verbundlinie.

For local transportation we recommend the SAM-Sammeltaxi Oststeiermark.

Information about the region, places to stop and stay, excursion destinations etc. can be found here:

Eastern Styria Tourist Board

Hartbergerland office

Alleegasse 6

8230 Hartberg

Tel.: +43 3332 603 300

Vacation in Hartbergerland | Eastern Styria

www.oststeiermark.com

Current weather

Mobility Eastern Styria with shared cab SAM

Find out about cycle maps and other tour tips at the tourist office.

You can also order information material on our website from the comfort of your own home.

Eastern Styria Tourist Office

Hartberg office

Alleegasse 6, 8230 Hartberg

www.oststeiermark.com

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What the weather will be like

Feistritztal (361m)

Morning
very sunny
21°C
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Noon
sunny
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Night
cloudy
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40%
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Sunny in the morning, but increasingly cloudy during the day. Showers will be possible towards evening.
Morning
sunny
22°C
5%
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Noon
sunny
30°C
5%
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Night
very sunny
27°C
0%
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Early clouds will clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.
16.07.2024
very sunny
18°C 33°C
17.07.2024
very sunny
18°C 31°C
18.07.2024
sunny
18°C 31°C
Kindererlebnis-Bauernhof Perhofer, Silvia | © Oststeiermark Tourismus, Rene Strasser

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