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FunErgy-Tour

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The bike tour to recharge your batteries for the whole family. With breathtaking nature experiences in the Bärental, but also fun and exciting lingering at children's playgrounds, culinary delights at Buschenschänken and much more.

The FunErgy Tour is an energy experience tour for the whole family and leads from Weiz via St. Ruprecht to Gleisdorf and back. The tour starts at the main square of the district capital, the centre of the energy region. A city that is extremely innovative, full of joyfull life and has many attractions to offer.

Tabor Church, Radmannsdorf Castle, Weizberg Church, Art House, Gemini House, Funergy Park, Innovation Centre, Archimedes Wheel, Spiritual Path. Historical buildings contrast with innovative future projects.

Outside the city limits, the Bärental awaits cyclists with its extensive meadows and the murmur of the Raab.

St. Ruprecht invites you to linger with its baroque church, the Peace Grotto, Foucault's Pendulum, the old river baths on the Raab and the healing Stefanien Spring.

The tour continues leisurely through the Albersdorf valley to Gleisdorf, the solar capital of Europe, a town where people rely on renewable energy and encounter signs of the sun all around. The Road of Solar Energy invites you to take round trips full of discoveries and offers numerous opportunities to explore alternative sources of power. The solar wave pool provides cooling for young and old.

Parallel to the main road, a secured cycle path leads to the community of Nitscha, the wine-growing community of the energy region. A place full of juice and power, where the proximity of the sun allows the grapes to flourish to sweet ripeness. And where creative winemakers produce fine wines that can be enjoyed in the rustic Buschenschänken.

With the FunErgy tour, the culinary specialities of Eastern Styria can be experienced in a leisurely yet sporty way. Strengthened, the tour continues through the hilly countryside, where apples thrive and where the Styrian Apple Road begins.

An area that is just as attractive in spring - when everything is bathed in a sea of white and pink blossoms - as it is in autumn, when the fruits laugh green, yellow and red from the trees.

The municipality of Unterfladnitz embellishes the FunErgy tour with lots of nature and greenery, where those products are planted by capable farmers, which are then processed by the farms in the plain and exported halfway around the world.

The wonderful route continues through the forest into the green space of Krottendorf, which focuses on quality of life close to nature. Old farms and young homes complement each other harmoniously. A special gem is the enchanting "Garden of Generations" pond complex, where you can rest one more time in beautiful surroundings shortly before the end of the tour.

After such a sporty excursion, you deserve a little fun: you can find it at the Energie-Erlebnis-Bad Weiz. In the outdoor pool heated with solar energy, a spacious children's play area, a giant slide, a current channel and a 3-metre tower await you. A perfect end to the bike tour, so that you can visit an event at the Weizer Kunsthaus in the evening, freshly refreshed.

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
43,3 km
Route
4:03 h
Duration
481 hm
Ascent
484 hm
Descent
534 m
Highest point
347 m
Lowest point

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The district capital of Weiz is located in eastern Styria and is very easy to reach via the A2 motorway from Vienna (approx. 2 hrs) and Graz (approx. 30 min).                                                              

Arrival from Vienna and from Graz: On the A2 coming from Vienna and from Graz, take motorway exit 161 / Gleisdorf West in the direction of B54/B64. Follow the B65 / Gleisdorfer Bundesstraße until you reach the B54 / Wechselbundesstraße. At the roundabout, take the second exit north to the B64 / Rechberg-Bundesstraße. After approx. 15 km you will reach the town of Weiz.

From Graz via the main road: Take Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Kai and Wickenburggasse to Jahngasse / B67a. Follow the B72 to Weiz and take the exit towards Weiz -West.

  • From the main square in Weiz we ride along Rathausgasse past the Kunsthaus and reach Gleisdorfer Straße via Radmannsdorfgasse.
  • At the Weiz car showroom we ride parallel to Gleisdorfer Straße until we reach the post office distribution centre. There we turn right up Hebbelgasse and after a short climb we reach Marburger Straße.
  • We follow this out of town for a short distance before turning right up Bärentalweg. This leads into Raabgasse, which we follow to the forest road that leads down into Bärental.
  • From here we cycle along the Raabtalradweg R11 to Mitterdorf and then on to St. Ruprecht an der Raab. We then cycle along the B64 parallel for a short distance before turning left to Wollsdorf and reaching a quiet side road.
  • Once in Gleisdorf, we follow the R11 for a bit and leave it at the roundabout to the left into Mühlgasse. We follow Fürstenfelder Straße until we reach Kunter, where we turn left into WZ 10.
  • Now we continue via Eichgraben and Gamling to Prebuch, then left on the WZ 10 along the Styrian Apple Road. Via Wolga and Waltendorf we reach Krottendorf.
  • Past the "Garden of Generations" we go up to the Weizberg Church. Then we descend on the back side and follow the Landschaweg past the town hall to the swimming pool.
  • We turn left and ride into town to the starting point of the tour, the Weizer Hauptplatz.

In the Bärental you can cool off in the refreshing waters of the Raab in some places. Especially during the blossoming season, the tour shows its most beautiful side.

Weiz is easily accessible by train. To Graz main station - direction Gleisdorf - change - S-BAHN to Weiz. There is also a regular bus service between Graz and Weiz. From the station you can reach the Weiz main square on foot in approx. 10 minutes.

Timetables and travel information can be found directly at:

For local transport we recommend the SAM -SammelTaxi

There is a charge for parking in Weiz on weekdays. There are sufficient free parking spaces at the town hall (about 1 km from the main square).

Eastern Styria Tourist Board | Office Weiz
Main square 18
8160 Weiz
Tel: +43 3172 2319 660
E-Mail: weiz@oststeiermark.com
Website

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What the weather will be like

Weiz (473m)

Morning
11°C
90%
5 km/h
Noon
11°C
90%
10 km/h
Night
9°C
85%
5 km/h
Rain for most of the day, maximum intensities around noon.
Morning
6°C
5%
0 km/h
Noon
13°C
5%
15 km/h
Night
11°C
20%
5 km/h
The day starts sunny, but will be partly cloudy in the afternoon.
29.09.2022
8°C 12°C
30.09.2022
8°C 14°C
01.10.2022
8°C 17°C
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