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Cycling in South Styria

Get the blood pumping as you discover the sun-dappled southern climes of Austria and gaze in wonder at the idyllic scenery. Take a leisurely bike ride through South Styria and make the most out of the impressive network of trails branching off in every direction. Past vineywards, meadows and forests, acquaint yourself with the cultural gems and eventful history of an inimitable region and indulge yourself in the culinary delights that South Styria has to offer. Cyclists can climb the steep trails up to the highest winegrowing area in Europe, Kitzeck, or pedal at their leisure along the flat terrain beside the rivers, delighting in the shady forests - or perhaps even take the gently undulating sections towards the South Styrian Wine Road. Explore the Wine Country in all its splendour on two wheels. Not only does South Styria offer the most magical backdrop for cycling, it also has plenty of options to attract all cycling enthusiasts whatever their fitness level.

Cycling in South Styria doesn't necessarily mean pushing your body to the limit. There are numerous places that offer e-bikes for hire, making your cycling experience even more relaxing. As your battery slowly runs out - in more ways than one - simply call into one of the many Buschenschänken (wine taverns), inns and restaurants dotted along the cycling routes to recharge and refuel with a delicious selection of culinary treats.

Those looking for more action-packed adventure may prefer the mountain biking options: feel the air rushing past your face on the dedicated mountain biking stretches as you embark on an exhilarating ride.

As a cycling destination, South Styria also forms part of the superb "Weinland Steiermark" (Styrian Wine Country) cycling tour,  a very diverse route running 403 km east to south across eight stages, with Graz as its centre point.

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"Weinland Steiermark" cycling tour

The Styrian Wine Country cycling tour is over 400 km long, stretching across the beautiful vine-clad landscapes of southern and eastern Styria. There are eight Styrian Wine Roads to explore, plus a variety of cultural and culinary gems.

Radfahrer blickt auf Kürbis am Straßenrand | © Steiermark Tourismus | Gerhard Eisenschink


The Murradweg runs 458 km from the Tauern mountain range to the Weinland (Wine Country) and on to Slovenia and Croatia. The culinary temptations to be discovered along the way are just as diverse as the fascinating landscapes. In particular, the South Styrian sections of the route from Graz to Bad Radkersburg via Leibnitz, Wildon, Straß Spielfeld and Mureck boast more than their fair share of gastronomic delights.

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Whether by e-bike, mountain bike or racing bike, you can be sure to find something that hits the spot.
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