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Finely pointed bike path (Feinspitz-Tour)

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Pleasure at its best. The Feinspitz tour is a 21 km long pleasure bike tour for families and culinary connoisseurs around the 2 thermal spa region Bad Waltersdorf.
A delicacy tour at its best

On the Feinspitz Tour there are all kinds of delicacies to be discovered: from Styrian fried chicken, honey and pumpkin products, Buschenschank specialties to Kernöleierspeis made from ostrich eggs.

Indulgence tips for cyclists along the Feinspitz tour:

  • Kneipp, movement and observation tower, Auffen: At the highest point between the Safen and Feistritz valleys, the octagonal wooden tower symbolizes respect for nature and its laws.
  • Garden Janisch, Sebersdorf, Auffen: From homemade bee honey to all bee products to bee homes of all kinds ...
  • Piwetz Mill, Sebersdorf: The Piwetz mill offers Styrian pumpkin seed oil, pumpkin seed products as well as wheat, rye and spelt flours.
  • H2O Hotel-Therme-Resort Sebersdorf, Bad Waltersdorf: A firework of water attractions promises pure splashing pleasure for the whole family in the H2O Erlebnis-Therme. Every day a new adventure - is called it in the family and animation program. Relaxation is provided in the child-free sauna area.
  • Buschenschank Seidl, Sebersdorf: Homemade snacks and Styrian wines
  • Harter pond tavern, Bad Waltersdorf: The Harter Teichschenke is a tradition-conscious Heurigenlokal in the heart of the Thermenland Steiermark, which is supplied and operated with offers from own agriculture.
  • Großharter natural pond, Sebersdorf: Nature trail, bird sanctuary, fishing opportunities, 20 romantic tree huts in the middle of a mixed forest.
  • Buschen tavern Fleck-Heuer, Großsteinbach: Rich selection of typical regional snacks and classic Styrian delicacies.
  • Straußenpark, Auffen: In the approx. 50,000 m² enclosure you can observe up to 150 animals (from chicks to breeding stock). In the Lindenhof you can enjoy the ostrich specialties.

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
20,7 km
Route
1:30 h
Time
196 hm
Uphill
196 hm
Downhill
446 m
Highest point

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More information

From Vienna: Motorway A2 direction Graz - you take the exit Sebersdorf/ Bad Waltersdorf

From direction Graz: Motorway A2 direction Vienna - you take the exit Sebersdorf/ Bad Waltersdorf

Detailed information on how to get there can be found here.
From fried chicken to ostrich egg

The 21 km long Feinspitz tour for families and culinary connoisseurs is the insider tip among the pleasure bike tours: the starting point of this tour is the 33-meter high Kneipp, exercise and observation tower in Auffen, near the Backhendlwirt Schneider, which is widely known for its crispy fried chicken.

Enjoyment between the Großharter Nartur pond and the 2 thermal spa region of Bad Waltersdorf

From this exposed point you start - for the time being always along the plateau - in the direction of Bad Waltersdorf. Still in Auffen, the art smith Max Ertl with his high-quality blacksmith's art and Anita and Walter Janisch with eight different kinds of honey entice you as you pass by.

After the village of Harras, the route continues gently downhill towards Neustift. Already from afar you can see the magnificent "wedding castle" Obermayerhofen and reach Sebersdorf, where the Buschenschank Seidl with Styrian delicacies for the physical well-being and the studio of the sculptor Rudi Pichler provide aesthetic pleasure.

The journey continues at a leisurely pace to the H20 Hotel- Therme-Resort Sebersdorf, which promises bathing fun, amused children and thermal well-being.

Recovered and in a good mood, the journey continues to the Piwetz Mill with its fresh Styrian pumpkin seed oil and its delicacies from the mill store, before arriving at the spa town of Bad Waltersdorf along the thermal railroad: here the Roman Stone Museum, the spa park with its flowers, fountain, pond and fragrant herb beds await. And the Gasthof Fischer and the Safenhof, which has been crowned with an honorable mention, invite you to take a break and stop for a bite to eat.

From Bad Waltersdorf, the route now climbs moderately at first and then a little more challengingly in the direction of Waltersdorfberg to Gasthof Erhardt: here at the latest, if you have not already succumbed to the "culinary temptations", you will stop off and fortify yourself with seasonal specialties.

Back on the heights, you cycle leisurely to the Harter Naturteich, which is a true paradise for nature, bird and water lovers. Of course, a culinary address right by the lake also beckons here: the Harter Teichschenke of the Wurzer family offers Buschenschank specialties from their own production and fruit juices for the children.

A true insider tip is a walk around the lake - an educational trail here provides information about the nature reserve with its special features.

Past the "school sports village" with its pile-dwelling huts, we head back toward the starting point, where we get up close and personal with the largest ratites on earth at the ostrich farm and, at the Lindenwirt, are impressed by the core oil egg dish and many ostrich specialties.

Conclusion: On the Feinspitz tour, no one has ever managed to get through with only one Schmankerl enjoyment rest...

Pack your hunger, because on the Feinspitz tour no one has ever managed to get through with only one Schmankerl Genussrast...

Detailed information about arriving by ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) can be found at  www.oebb.at or on the Verbundlinie Steiermark website  www.busbahnbim.at

With Verbundlinie’s BusBahnBim route planner app, planning your journey has never been easier: simply enter towns and/or addresses, stop names or points of interest to check all bus, train and tram connections in Austria. The app is available free of charge for smartphones – on Google Play and in the App Store

Numerous parking spaces are available throughout the center of Bad Waltersdorf and at the Kneipp, exercise and observation tower in Auffen.
Recommended direction of travel: Clockwise
Connection/ Networking: Lucullus Tour (Genussradel Tour), R33 Harter Teich Cycle Path, R35 Hartberg Cycle Path

Here you can get the best cycling beats:
Tourist office Thermen- & Vulkanland

Gästeinfo Bad Waltersdorf
Hauptplatz 90
8271 Bad Waltersdorf
Tel: +43 3382 55 100-71
badwaltersdorf@thermen-vulkanland.at
www.thermen-vulkanland.at

Tourist office Thermen- & Vulkanland
Hauptstraße 2a
8280 Fürstenfeld
Tel: +43 3382 55 100
info@thermen-vulkanland.at
www.thermen-vulkanland.at

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What the weather will be like

Bad Waltersdorf (291m)

Morning
cloudy
20°C
85%
5 km/h
Noon
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22°C
85%
5 km/h
Night
cloudy
20°C
75%
5 km/h
Little sunshine and frequent showers. Also persistent rain at times.
Morning
very sunny
19°C
10%
0 km/h
Noon
very sunny
28°C
5%
10 km/h
Night
very sunny
26°C
0%
5 km/h
Dry and sunny throughout the day with hardly any clouds.
22.07.2024
sunny
17°C 30°C
23.07.2024
cloudy
18°C 29°C
24.07.2024
cloudy
15°C 25°C
Südosten Region Österreich | © Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark

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