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Power source tour (Kraftquellen Tour)

New strength for body, mind and soul - this is what awaits you on the power source tour around Bad Gleichenberg.
Full speed ahead

Gain momentum - recharge your batteries along long-extinct volcanoes. New strength for body, mind and soul - that's what awaits you on the Kraftquellen tour around Bad Gleichenberg.

Tips for cyclists along the power source tour:

  • Kurort Bad Gleichenberg: Nestled in a volcanic garden landscape, surrounded by orchards and vineyards, the spa town founded in 1834 presents itself. Biedermeier villas characterize the townscape and lend it a special flair. The centerpiece is the 20-hectare spa park, which was laid out by Countess Emma von Wickenburg in 1837. The numerous native and exotic plants, the promenades and hidden places invite you to recharge your batteries and draw strength.
  • Weinhandl MillStraden: Experience how pumpkin seed oil is produced according to old tradition, tasting of freshly pressed seed oil.
  • Blauracke: The European Roller, migratory bird, striking turquoise coloration. Nearly extinct, the blue rollers have been increasingly visible here again for several years.
  • market town of Straden: 4 churches, 3 are visible, fourth church is a low church; view from the church square into the Gleichenberg valley.
  • Museum nostalgic country life: Lively museum with rural handicrafts, tools, machines and tractors. Traditional village inn with regional delicacies and many events.
  • Johannis fountain & healing water museum: The Johannisbrunnen, first mentioned in a document in 1632 as "Brunn zu Stradn", is one of the oldest continuously used acidulous wells in Styria. Its well depth of only 54 m is extraordinary. Taste water and feel the power of water!
  • Winery KrispelHof near Straden: Quality wines, home to Mangalitza pigs, ex-farm sales
  • Buschenschank NeubauerStainz b. Straden: Fantastic view as far as Slovenia, excellent wines and "a richtig guate Jaus'n" (a really good snack)
  • Hofladen HirschmannStainz b. Straden: Pumpkin seed oil, bread, wine, liqueurs, jams
  • Wolf's tavernTrautmannsdorf:Strengthening with native Jaus'n and Styrian wine
  • Trautmannsdorf: Charming village with a great historical past, baroque parish church, burial place of Count Herrand von Trauttmannsdorf from the 13th century.
  • Sisters and brothers RauchTrautmannsdorf: Cooking and entertaining is their passion. Brother and sister open new perspectives. Awarded with 3 Gault&Millau hoods!
  • Viniculture LeitgebTrautmannsdorf: Excellent wines and a real Styrian Jaus'n invite you to stop by.



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The tour in numbers

Level of difficulty
31,7 km
3:00 h
413 hm
413 hm
445 m
Highest point

Map & downloads

More information

From Graz or Vienna: Via the A2 Südautobahn - Ilz exit via Riegersburg and Feldbach to Bad Gleichenberg or via the Gleisdorf-Süd exit to Feldbach and Bad Gleichenberg.

Detailed information on how to get there can be found here.
Recharge your batteries for everyday life.

The tour starts in the traditional Biedermeier spa town of Bad Gleichenberg and leads "on level ground" towards the south. Past blooming meadows, dreamy farms and horse pastures, you will reach the first power station after about 6 km, the Weinhandlmühle in Dirnbach, where the famous Styrian pumpkin seed oil is produced according to ancient tradition.

You are also in the middle of the unique Blauracken area. Stop, enjoy nature and go birdwatching - you might spot a Coracias garrulus, a European Roller. Nearly extinct, blue rollers have been increasingly visible here again for several years.

Pausing and recharging your batteries are closely connected, the geomantic power spot a few meters further on, almost invites you to stop. A little later you will see the 4 churches of Straden, pardon, only 3 are visible, because one church is underground.

Sporty cyclists are recommended to make a detour to the Himmelsberg, you will be rewarded with a magnificent panoramic view of the Gleichenberg valley. The tour continues to Johannisbrunn, where 15 million years ago volcanoes laid the foundation for the famous healing water, the Gleichenberg Johannisbrunnen. Now it becomes culinary: Already from a distance you can see the territory of the Mangalitza pigs, called woolly pigs. At the Krispel wine farm you can taste the specialties of the woolly pig.

Culinary powers

And now your strength is needed, a short climb takes you to the vineyards of the Rosenberg. At the top you will enjoy an indescribable panoramic view all the way to Slovenia. At the latest now you have earned a refreshment. Fine Styrian wines and regional delicacies await you at the Buschenschank Neubauer. After the refreshment it goes downhill. At the intersection Straden-Bad Gleichenberg there is still the possibility at the "Hofladen Hirschmann" to stock up with products of the region. Over the "Kaargebirge" it goes back. At the "Steira Wirt" in Trautmannsdorf you will be spoiled with culinary delights by the "Haubenkoch" Richard Rauch or you can enjoy a wine tasting at the "Weingut Leitgeb" before returning to Bad Gleichenberg.

Recharge your batteries for body, mind and soul! Visit the power points along the tour between Bad Gleichenberg and Straden!
Detailed information about arriving by ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) can be found at or on the Verbundlinie Steiermark website

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

Train Station Bad Gleichenberg - tax free parking lots
Recommended direction of travel: clockwise
Connection/Networking: R45 Gleichenberger Radweg, Tatschkerland-Tour (Genussradel-Tour) in the west 

Here you can find the best tipps:
Tourist office Thermen- & Vulkanland
Bad Gleichenberg guest information
Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Str. 1/top 4
8344 Bad Gleichenberg
Tel: +43 3382 55 100-44

The cycling map for the Power Source Tour is available at the Bad Gleichenberg guest information office and at the Thermen- & Vulkanland office in Fürstenfeld. On request you can also get the map by mail!

Tourist office Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark
Hauptstraße 2a
8280 Fürstenfeld
Tel: +43 3382 55 100


What the weather will be like

Bad Gleichenberg (295m)

5 km/h
very sunny
5 km/h
5 km/h
Rather sunny weather during the day with clouds mainly in the morning and towards the evening
5 km/h
10 km/h
5 km/h
Rain during the day, and thunderstorms in the late afternoon or evening.
12°C 21°C
11°C 21°C
very sunny
11°C 23°C
Südosten Region Österreich | © Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark

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