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Frequently asked questions about popular cycling paths

When is the best time to travel, what accommodation is available and how is the route signposted? We answer these and many other questions about the Styrian Wine Country Cycling, the Mur Cycling Path an the Enns Cycling Path here.

1. General FAQ`s

Bike and train fit together perfectly. You can find more information here:

Tip: For the transport of bicycles within Styria, the inexpensive and popular Freizeit-Ticket (leisure ticket) is a good choice. Detailed information is also available from Mobil Zentral, the service point for public transport in Styria:

Mobil Zentral Infobüro
Jakoministraße 1, 8010 Graz
Tel. +43 50 678910
service@mobilzentral.at

On long-distance trains (Railjet, Intercity, Eurocity as well as Nightjet) you have to reserve a space for your bicycle. The reservation costs three euros online. At the ÖBB Customer Service on +43 (0)5 1717 and at the ÖBB ticket counters, it is 3.50 euros. Please note: Bicycles with a tyre size of at least 29 inches, tandems, recumbents and bicycle trailers can only be transported in special luggage compartments. These reservations cannot be made online. In order to guarantee the best possible journey, please note that the stopping times of the trains are short. Therefore, it is best to inform yourself about the position of the bicycle transport carriage in good time and please remove luggage items (for example panniers) from your bicycle before the train arrives. ÖÖB asks for your understanding if a train has to be replaced by a bus shuttle service on short notice and if bicycles cannot be taken along.

In addition, ÖBB in Austria also offers the transportation of bicycles as “door-to-door” luggage. Your bicycle (no e-bikes) is collected from home and delivered directly to your destination. The cost is 39 euros per bike. Bookings can be made at all major stations or by calling +43 (0)5 1717. Every piece of luggage transported with “door-to-door” luggage PLUS is automatically insured for 800 euros. The bike (packed in a cardboard box) can also be sent in advance as courier luggage from Germany. Ideally, you should hand in the bike one week in advance. The “door-to-door” service from or to Germany can be arranged before the outward journey at all DB sales outlets or for the return journey in Austria by calling +49 180 6996633.

Numerous hosts along the selected cycle paths are entitled to bear the ADFC Bett+Bike (bed+bike) quality seal of the General German Cycling Club (ADFC) or belong to the Radhotels Steiermark group. Whether it's a four-star hotel, a private room or a guesthouse - all of the award-winning accommodations offer cyclists secure parking for their bikes, drying facilities for their clothes or a hearty breakfast to strengthen them for the day's stage ahead. Since cycle tourism has a long tradition along these cycle paths, all the establishments along the route are actually geared to cyclists and offer appropriate facilities for them.

It is recommended to book the first accommodation of your trip as soon as your arrival date is set. If you book all of your accommodations after that on the same day, you can more easily take the weather and your current mood into account when planning. Usually, there are still a sufficient number of free rooms available. In addition, we recommend making a reservation, if:

  • you are travelling during peak season or on weekends
  • you value a certain standard of furnishings and equipment
  • you have a set budget for your accommodation
  • you would like to book an accommodation located directly on your route
  • you are travelling with several people

The tourist information offices along the cycle route are happy to help you find accommodation.

Yes, Steiermark Touristik, the travel agency of Steiermark Tourismus, is happy to organise your luggage transport and also the booking of accommodation in cooperation with partners such as Eurobike.

There are several types of rental bikes available along the cycle paths (city bike, trekking bike, e-bike). In some cases, you can rent the bikes per day, per weekend or per week. In others, the rental bikes are only available to hotel guests - sometimes even free of charge. Please check with the respective provider, such as our partner Aktiv-Urlaub-Steiermark.

2. DETAILed INFORMATIONs to the styrian wine country cycling ROUte

The ideal time to travel is certainly from May to September, although it can also get quite warm around midday in Southern Styria. The cycling season in the southern part of the Styrian Wine Country Cycling Route starts as early as March or April, depending on the weather. However, please note that it can still be quite chilly during the mornings and evenings in those months.

The signage of the provincial and district cycle paths is uniform in Styria – with green signs and white lettering. The signs are placed at every junction and turn-off and all main points - on longer sections of the route also along the way on the straights.

Regarding the Styrian Wine Country Cycling Route specifically, there is the additional marking with the Styrian Wine Country Cycling Route symbol. Occasionally, the signposts also include information about the place and length in kilometres. This ensures easy orientation and planning of the route. Please note: The signage is designed for touring only and does not offer orientation at racing speed.

Along the Styrian Wine Country Cycling Route, there are more than 30 railway stations, which makes a daily arrival and departure by train easy. Thanks to its connection to the public transportation network, the Styrian Wine Country Cycling Route can also easily be divided into several sections. It is possible to start from almost anywhere, as the railway accompanies the Styrian Wine Country Cycling Route along the way. The Verbundlinie traffic information is ideal for planning and timetable enquiries. Simply enter the desired starting point and destination of the tour along the Styrian Wine Country Cycling Route and use the timetable query to find your ideal connections.

Along the Styrian Wine Country Cycling Route, there is a variety of combinable cycle routes to choose from.

Examples of possible combinations would be:

  • a circular tour through Southern Styria in combination with the main route and the Southern Styria variant of the Styrian Wine Country Cycling Route with the corner points Ehrenhausen - Leibnitz - Schwanberg - Eibiswald - Leutschach - Ehrenhausen.
  • a circular tour through the Lipizzanerheimat combining the main route and the Lipizzanerheimland variant of the Styrian Wine Country Cycling Route with the corner points Stainz - Ligist - Köflach - Bärnbach - Voitsberg - Lieboch - Stainz.
  • a circular tour in East Styria in combination with the Rittscheintal Cycling Path R21 with the key points Gleisdorf - Hartberg - Fürstenfeld - Söchau - Markt Hartmannsdorf - Gleisdorf.
  • a circular tour in the south of the Spa and Volcano Country in combination with the Gleichberg Cycling Tour R45 and the Raabtal Cycling Tour R11 with the corner points Fehring - Bad Radkersburg - Donnersdorf - Bad Gleichenberg - Feldbach - Fehring.

Our interactive tour planner is the ideal assistance for putting together a tour. Simply draw the chosen places or points along the red-marked regional cycle routes. The tour planner will then put together a suggestion for you.

The section from Bad Radkersburg via Leibnitz and on into the Sulmtal valley to Schwanberg is particularly suitable for families due to the very slight differences in altitude. In addition, the Styrian Wine Country Cycling Route is led on cycle paths away from roads. Numerous excursion destinations such as outdoor pools and bathing lakes or the motor park in Gamlitz provide variety here.

For a short cycling excursion along the Styrian Wine Country Cycling Route, the section around the Stubenberg lake is ideal. There, you can visit the wildly romantic Stubenberg ravine, the lake and the Herberstein animal world - a true paradise for children.

Yes, there is a GPS track for the overall route, as well as for each individual stage.

With the Genusscard, guests on the sections through Eastern Styria, Southern Styria and the Spa and Volcano Country can visit over 240 excursion destinations free of charge. Among them: Outdoor pools, bathing lakes, mountain railways, museums, tastings or guided tours of manufactories. The Genusscard is valid from the march to november. Detailed information under www.genusscard.info.

3. DETAILED INFORMATIONS TO THE Mur Cycling Path

The ideal time to travel is certainly from May to September, although it can also get quite warm around midday in Southern Styria. The cycling season in the southern part of the Mur Cycling Path starts as early as March or April, depending on the weather. However, please note that it can still be quite chilly during the mornings and evenings in those months. It can also be difficult to get a hotel room between Judenburg and Gleinalm during major events at the Red Bull Ring.

The signage of the provincial and district cycle paths is uniform in Styria – with green signs and white lettering. In Graz, the signs are white. The signs are placed at every junction and turn-off and all main points - on longer sections of the route also along the way on the straights. Regarding the Mur Cycling Path specifically, the indication on the sign is „Murradweg R2“. Occasionally, the signposts also include information about the place and length in kilometres. This ensures easy orientation and planning of the route. Please note: The signage is designed for touring only and does not offer orientation at racing speed.

Along the Mur Cycling Path, there is a variety of combinable cycle routes to choose from.

Examples of possible combinations would be:

  • the connection of the Mur Cycling Path at St. Michael in order to reach Linz (in combination with the Danube Cycling Path) or Salzburg (in this case in combination with the Tauern Cycling Path) via the Rastland Cycling Path R15 and the Enns Cycling Path R7.
  • the connection of the Mur Cycling Path at Bruck an der Mur with the Mürztal Cycling Path R5 and the Semmering Cycling Path R46, in order to subsequently reach Wiener Neustadt and Vienna via the Schwarzatalradweg.
  • the connection of the Mur Cycling Path with the Drau Cycling Path at Fisching via the Zirbenland Cycling Path R26 and the Lavanttal Cycling Path R10.
  • Circular tours in combination with the Styrian Wine Country Cycling Route: on the one hand, the variant from Graz via East Styria and the Spa and Volcano Country to Bad Radkersburg, where we meet the Mur Cycle Path. On the other hand, the option of cycling from Leibnitz via Deutschlandsberg to Graz, where the two tours meet.

Our interactive tour planner is the ideal assistance for putting together a tour. Simply fill in the chosen places or points along your cycle route which you wish. The tour planner will then put together a suggestion for you.

Along the Mur Cycling Path, there are more than 70 railway stations, which makes a daily arrival and departure by train easy. Thanks to its connection to the public transportation network, the Mur Cycling Path can also easily be divided into several sections. It is possible to start from almost anywhere, as the railway accompanies the Mur Cycle Path from Tamsweg to Bad Radkersburg. The Verbundlinie traffic information is ideal for planning and timetable enquiries. Simply enter the desired starting point and destination of the tour along the Mur Cycling Path and use the timetable query to find your ideal connections.

An attractive alternative are the bike transfers offered by Radexpress von Bacher Reisen.

Since the Mur Cycling Path runs mostly downhill along the river, almost the entire cycle path is suitable for families, if the children have cycling experience. Due to the low ascents to be mastered and the attractions for children along these sections, the following sections are recommended:

  • Tamsweg - Murau with Finstergrün Castle, the Wood Museum, the Kreischberg cable cars and the old town of Murau.
  • Bruck an der Mur - Graz with the Bärenschütz ravine, the Lurgrotte, the Stübing open-air museum and Graz with all of its attractions.
  • Leibnitz - Bad Radkersburg with the Roman excavations in Falvia Solva, the Genussregal near Vogau, the Mureck Ship Mill and finally the Parktherme in Bad Radkersburg.

Yes, there is a GPS track for the overall route, as well as for each individual stage.

With the Genusscard, guests on the sections through Southern Styria and the Spa and Volcano Country can visit over 240 excursion destinations free of charge. Among them: Outdoor pools, bathing lakes, mountain railways, museums, tastings or guided tours of manufactories. The Genusscard is valid from the march to november. Detailed information under www.genusscard.info.

4. DETAILED INFORMATIONS TO THE Enns CYCLING PATH

Ideally, one would travel between May and September. Depending on the weather, the biking season can start as early as April and last until October. However, please note that it can still be quite chilly during the mornings and evenings in those months.

The signage of the provincial and district cycle paths is uniform in Salzburg Land, Styria and Upper Austria with green signs and white lettering. The signs are placed at every junction and turn-off and all main points - on longer sections of the route also along the way on the straights. Regarding the Enns Cycling Path specifically, the indication on the sign is "Ennsradweg R7", but sometimes the inscription "Ennstalradweg" is also used synonymously. Occasionally, the signposts also include information about the place and length in kilometres. This ensures easy orientation and planning of the route. Please note: The signage is designed for touring only and does not offer orientation at racing speed.

Along the Enns Cycling Path, there are more than 20 railway stations, which makes a daily arrival and departure by train easy. Thanks to its connection to the public transportation network, the Enns Cycling Path can also easily be divided into several sections. It is possible to start from almost anywhere, as the railway accompanies the Enns Cycle Path from Flachau to Selzthal and from Weißenbach/St. Gallen to Enns. In between, up to 5 bicycles can be transported on all ÖBB Postbus routes 910 and 912 marked with the bicycle symbol. Information and possible reservations under +43 810 222 333. Another possibility for the route in the Gesäuse region is the bike transfer of Taxi Thalhuber, Tel. +43 3637 212, and Taxi Wagner in Admont, Tel. +43 3616 2406.

The combination with the Pyhrnbahn train is also popular, where you change to the Steyrtalradweg in Steyr, cycle to Klaus an der Pyhrnbahn and then return to Selzthal with the Pyhrnbahn, where you can take the train to Schladming/Radstadt. The Verbundlinie traffic information is ideal for planning and timetable enquiries. Simply enter the desired starting point and destination of the tour along the Enns Cycling Path and use the timetable query to find your ideal connections. An attractive alternative are the bike transfers offered by Habersatter Reisen, Tel. +43 6452 7788, and Bus & Taxi Hubner, Tel. 3687 812270.

Along the Enns Cycling Path, there is a variety of combinable cycle routes to choose from.

Examples of possible combinations would be:

  • the connection of the Enns Cycling Path at Selzthal to get to Linz via the Rastlandradweg R15 to the Mur Cycling Path R2.
  • the connection of the Enns Cycling Path near Steyr with the Steyrtalradweg, in order to cycle to Klaus an der Pyhrnbahn and to get back to Selzthal with the Pyhrnbahn, where you can take the train to Schladming/Radstadt.

Our interactive tour planner is the ideal assistance for putting together a tour. Simply draw the chosen places or points along the red-marked regional cycle routes. The tour planner will then put together a suggestion for you.

The majority of the Ennsradweg is suitable for families, if the children have experience in cycling. Please be aware that the sections through the Gesäuse National Park and the Kalkalpen National Park are partly on very busy roads (with lorry traffic) and are therefore unsuitable for children. We recommend the Flachau - Admont and Großraming - Steyr sections for tours with the whole family.

Yes, there is a GPS track for the overall route, as well as for each individual stage.

With the Sommercard, guests on the sections through the Schladming-Dachstein region can visit over 100 excursion destinations free of charge. Among them: Outdoor pools, bathing lakes, mountain railways, museums, tastings or guided tours of manufactories. The Sommercard is valid from the end of May to mid-October. Detailed information under www.sommercard.info.

Despite careful editing, all information is subject to change without notice.
As of: June 2021

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