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Styrian Wine Country Cycling Tour - Variant East Styria

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This variant of the Styrian Wine Country Cycling Tour takes us from the spa town of Loiperdorf in the Spa and Volcano Country of Styria to Gleisdorf in East Styria. This variant results in a 2-3 day round trip through East Styria with its Römerweinstraße. The route follows the Rittscheintalradweg R21, a real insider tip among cyclists. 
In addition to several wine taverns and inns, there is also a culinary flagship directly on this variant of the Weinland Steiermark cycle tour, the Haberl & Fink's Delikatessen inn in Walkersdorf. A culinary experience in a class of its own awaits us here at Mario Haberl's inn with its walk-in wine cabinet, cosy parlours and beautifully landscaped garden. In the adjoining delicatessen manufactory, Bettina & Hans Peter Fink produce handmade pickled and preserved Styrian specialities from fresh fruit and vegetables. The assortment ranges from vinegars, chutneys, pestos, roasters and jams to rarities like pickled rowan berries. The delicacies are presented and sold in a farm-gate shop, where we also have the opportunity to taste the products.

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
43,0 km
Route
3:30 h
Duration
273 hm
Ascent
152 hm
Descent
460 m
Highest point
246 m
Lowest point

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More information

Detaillierte Informationen zur Anreise finden Sie hier.

In the village of Loipersdorf, not far from the thermal bath of the same name, we turn east to cycle along the Rittscheintal cycle path R21 to the herb village of Söchau. In this idyllically situated village, a number of hotels and restaurants as well as a freely accessible herbal garden await you. From Söchau, the tour continues via Breitenfeld an der Rittschein to Walkersdorf, where another culinary highlight awaits us: Haberl & Fink's Delikatessen offers a walk-in wine cabinet, cosy snugs and a beautifully landscaped garden in the inn, and the adjoining delicacy manufactory produces hand-pickled and preserved Styrian specialities from fresh fruit and vegetables.

From Walkersdorf, the route continues leisurely along the Rittschein river via Markt Hartmannsdorf with its outdoor adventure pool to the Raabtalradweg cycle path, which leads from the natural park Almenland to Hungary. At the cycle path junction, we now keep to the right to head north into the small town of Gleisdorf with its small, fine centre around the imposing church on the main square. Here, we also rejoin the main route of the Styrian Wine Country Cycling Tour.

Im Thermen- und Vulkanland Steiermark, der Oststeiermark und der Süd- und Weststeiermark öffnet die GenussCard bei Übernachtung in einem der rund 100 Genusscard-Partnerbetriebe Tür und Tor zu über 200 Ausflugszielen. Unzählige dieser Genusscard-Ausflugsziele, deren Palette von kulinarischen Manufakturen über Badeseen bis zu Museen reicht, liegen direkt an der Weinland Steiermark Radtour!

Accessible by train and bus.

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

In Bad Loipersdorf stehen mehere Parkplätze zur Verfügung, weitere Infos finden Sie hier.

Steiermark Tourismus

Tel. +43 316 4003

info@steiermark.com

www.steiermark.com/en

If you would like to hire a  tour operator, simply book with Steiermark Touristik, the official travel agency of Steiermark Tourismus:

Tel. +43 316 4003 450

www.steiermark-touristik.com

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What the weather will be like

Gleisdorf (362m)

Morning
16°C
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Noon
21°C
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Night
17°C
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Dry and bright with plenty of sunshine, clouds will be rare
Morning
12°C
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Noon
23°C
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Night
20°C
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Dry and sunny throughout the day with hardly any clouds.
20.05.2022
10°C 30°C
21.05.2022
15°C 28°C
22.05.2022
13°C 26°C
Südosten Region Österreich | © Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark

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