From fun to challenging!
R34 Leitersdorf Cycle Trail
Route: 17.1km, time: 1h 30m, elevation gain/loss: 150m
This easy ride offers plenty of variety and immerses you in lush and pristine countryside: enjoy the sight of apple orchards, vineyards and fields of pumpkins, and feel the abundant greenery, space and tranquillity take their effect on you. Cycle past the Bad Waltersdorf thermal spa, as well as the Taler and Heurigen Kinelly wine taverns. Make sure you make pit stops along the way: they’re worth it.
R35 Hartberg Cycle Trail
Route: 31.9km, time: 3h, elevation gain/loss: 150m
A moderate ride with a bit of a climb in the first third of the route challenges you to defeat your inner couch potato. Once you’ve made it, you can congratulate yourself on being in the thick of your sports holiday. We promise pleasures galore during the second half as you practically fly across the landscape in the heart of the thermal spa region. Reward yourself with a sweet interlude at the Konditorei Zukalatom where delicious cakes and the famous Zotter chocolates await, or with a home-made apple strudel at the Strudelhof in Bad Waltersdorf. Tip: Pay charming Hartberg a sightseeing visit: quaint and pretty, it’s one of a kind and boasts a colourful town square – one of the 17 designated ‘Small Historic Towns of Austria’.
R57 Pöllau Cycle Trail
Route: 44.1km, time: 3h 15m, elevation gain: 651m, elevation loss: 843m
A beautiful but more demanding cycle path leads you along a well-signposted route with actively challenging climbs from Birkfeld and over the top of the Gschaid pass to Pöllau. From there, you cycle through the Pöllau Valley nature park, known as the garden of Austria with its dark green forests, vast fields and many orchards. From here, you coast down to Hartberg’s historic centre. Justifiably satisfied with your mileage, you can now take a seat at a terrace café and enjoy a cool drink in the sunshine.
R33 Harter Teich Cycle Trail
Route: 26km with both gentle and more challenging hills
Attention nature lovers and romantics! This easy to moderate cycle ride through the hilly landscape in and around Bad Waltersdorf is a treat for both eyes and soul. We recommend a stop at the Harter Teich lake for a spot of wildlife watching as this circular route leads around the wetland and bird sanctuary. There are plenty of tranquil rest areas where you can stop for a relaxing picnic.