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Ökoregion Kaindorf Water & Wine Tour, Ökoregion Kaindorf

The almost 30-kilometre tour takes us from Kaindorf via the pilgrimage site Maria Fieberbründl to Tierwelt Herberstein and back, with numerous wine taverns along the way.

A bike tour for the senses! Culinary, historical and scenic highlights are offered by the Water and Wine Tour, which starts and ends in Kaindorf. Several historic buildings, including a pilgrimage church, several chapels and two castles (Herberstein and Schielleiten) can be explored on this circular route as well as delicacies for our palate. Numerous wine taverns and restaurants are just waiting to be visited by us and offer regional delicacies. All those who love flora and fauna should plan a detour to the Herberstein Animal World with its garden castle! And for those who want to taste their way through the region, there is the Höfler oil mill with farm shop.



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
28,7 km
3:00 h
535 hm
535 hm
574 m
Highest point

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Detailed information on how to get there can be found here.

Start: Kaindorf, at the multi-purpose hall (on the B54)

Marking: continuous wine & water tour

  • We start at the information board and head south along the cycle path parallel to the main road.
  • At the Hartl business park, we turn left downhill after the kitchen studio.
  • Before the bridge, we turn left uphill towards "Frauenhofen".
  • At the "Frauenhofen" signpost, turn right and continue in the direction of "Auffen".
  • Immediately after Rohregg, we turn right and continue in the direction of "Großsteinbach".
  • At the GH Koch/Wegkreuz inn, we turn right and head towards "Maria Fieberbründl".
  • At the next junction, we keep left and continue towards "Maria Fieberbründl".
  • On the hill - the Kulm is in front of us - we turn left downhill to "Maria Fieberbründl/Stubenbergsee".
  • At the next junction, we turn right onto the cycle path.
  • We have now reached the pilgrimage site of Maria Fieberbründl and should take a break to visit the small church.
  • The path now leads directly past the pilgrimage church and out to the left.
  • When we reach the main road, we turn right over the bridge onto the R8/Feistritztal cycle path, with the church of St. Johann bei Herberstein in front of us on the hill.
  • In St. Johann bei Herberstein, we cross the Feistritz at the large bridge and continue along the R8. 
  • At the crossroads at the parking lot for the Herberstein animal world, we turn right uphill and join the HB8/Hofkirchentour.

  • Passing the Schielleiten ponds on the left, we reach the junction with the main road.

  • We cross the main road and continue straight ahead.

  • Passing vineyards and wine taverns, we reach the ridge and now have a view of the Pöllau valley.

  • We ride through Hofkirchen, past the Ballonhotel Thaller and turn left towards "St. Stefan".

  • We have now reached St. Stefan with its striking Gothic chapel and turn right onto the HB18/Safental cycle path.

  • We now continue straight ahead in a south-easterly direction, through the villages of Dreihöf and Riegelhöf.

  • We now pass the Steirerteich pond on the left before reaching the main road again.

  • We cross the main road and have now reached the parking lot at the multi-purpose hall again.

For a real kernel oil experience, we recommend the Höfler oil mill in Kaindorf. In addition to tastings, there is also a local delicatessen with regional products.

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

For local transportation we recommend the SAM-Sammeltaxi Oststeiermark.

(Please find out in advance about taking bicycles on public transport and in the SAM shared cab)

There is plenty of free parking at the multi-purpose hall Kaindorf, the starting and finishing point.

Connection/ networking: R57, Wine Country Tour

More information:

Hartbergerland Tourist Board Alleegasse 6

8230 Hartberg

+43 3332 603306 

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Mobility Eastern Styria with shared cab SAM

Cycling maps, hiking maps and excursion destination maps are available at the information offices of the Eastern Styria Adventure Region and on our website.

East Styria Tourist Office

Hartberg office

Alleegasse 6

8230 Hartberg

+43 3332 603300 


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