Sporty challenges on the mountain roads of the north or Mediterranean adventures in the south: In the green heart of Austria, road cycling dreams come true.
North, east, south or west: All corners of Styria boast an amazing variety of road cycling routes:
Simply visit our tour portal and pick your favourite!
Speedy, challenging routes get your adrenaline flowing during road cycling. But don’t forget to take a break from time to time to savour the impressive views of the Enns valley! The mountain pass roads of the Schladming-Dachstein region are simply perfect for exploring the fascinating mountain world of the green heart of Austria with your road bike.
Expect splendid views and steep ascents on three of the region’s most beautiful mountain roads. For instance, the 10.2-kilometre-long Stoderzinken panoramic road rewards you with marvellous vistas of the High Tauern and Lower Tauern mountains as well as of the Gesäuse region and Grossglockner mountain.
While cycling along the Dachstein road, you can marvel at the mountain of the same name. Covering an altitude difference of 1,150 metres, you can cycle up to the top of Styria’s highest mountain.
Road cycling enthusiasts will also love the scenic road up to Sölk Pass at 1,788 metres above sea level, which is dotted with charming mountain huts for relaxed breaks.
Good to know: If you’re looking for a more leisurely tour, why not cycle along the Enns river? The Enns cycle path offers you amazing views of the Dachstein, Stoderzinken, Grimming and Schladming Tauern mountains and leads you past burbling streams, charming villages and historic towns.
Thanks to its location, topography and road network, Eastern Styria is a great region for road cycling. There’s a vast choice of trails and low-traffic roads, some of them level like the ones leading to Hungary, some of them hilly like those running towards Southern Styria and Graz. The region boasts numerous tours for all skill levels that were developed together with local road cyclists. So whether you’re a beginner or an advanced rider – there’s bound to be the perfect route waiting for you in Eastern Styria.
Our tip: The two “Bett+Bike” partners “Locker & Legere” and “Garten-Hotel Ochensberger” in St. Ruprecht an der Raab are only two of the many accommodation options with special offers for road cyclists.
If you enjoy cycling in near-Mediterranean temperatures, the Styrian Spa Country is just the place for you. Boasting particularly mild temperatures and Austria’s highest average annual hours of sunshine, the road cycling season kicks off as early as April in Bad Radkersburg. With its small, historic Old Town and the nearby UNESCO Biosphere Park, the town of Bad Radkersburg is the ideal starting point for road cycling tours. Soak up the lush green of Styria’s nature, or pop over for a short visit to the neighbouring countries of Slovenia and Hungary.
Road cycling newbies benefit from the many guided tours. Another highlight is the annual Road Cycling Camp in spring. It’s the perfect opportunity to join guided scenic tours and get some expert tips.
Did you know? The region boasts the highest density of “Bett+Bike” accommodation partners in all of Austria!
Road cycling events and camps have a long history in Styria: The Graz Bicycle Club already initiated the construction of a sand track for races and cavalcades at the park of Industriehalle Graz back in 1884. With a total length of 690.3 metres, the track was the longest on the European mainland. It was inaugurated during the “1st Bicycle Meeting” in June 1884 with the Bicycle and Tricycle Championships.
Numerous road cycling events are still hosted in Styria today, among them the FIS-RSC Hartbergerland World Cycling Week, the Internationale Radjugendtour Oststeiermark or the Altstadtkriterium Graz.