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Gourmet bike tour from Vienna to Graz

From the Imperial City to the Green Heart of Austria

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Route

Tour profile / Level 2

The route is hilly and includes some challenging climbs. Half of the tour is covered on bike paths that are separated from road traffic. Otherwise, the bike path runs on country roads, secondary roads or forest roads. Increased traffic is to be expected in towns and cities.

Day 1: Vienna

Your journey begins in the vibrant waltz metropolis of Vienna. The day of arrival is yours - how about a stroll through the city or a visit to a typical Viennese Heuriger?

Day 2: Vienna – Gumpoldskirchen, approx. 32 km

Today you will get into the saddle for the first time and leave the big city behind. You will cycle into the beautiful Vienna Basin. Laxenburg Castle and its park invite you to linger. For wine lovers, the region is a jewel. At Freigut Thallern, one of Austria’s oldest and most traditional wineries, which has been growing grapes since 1141, you can taste the fine wines of this region. In Gumpoldskirchen you can enjoy the winery flair. 

Day 3: Gumpoldskirchen – Wiener Neustadt, approx. 30 km

Idyllic wine regions line the bike path until you reach the first highlight of the day, the spa city of Baden. With its spas and thermal springs, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the distance, you can already see the Viennese Alps. Wiener Neustadt is considered a lively hub of this region with a great history. The city was built with the ransom money for the English King Richard the Lionheart, who was held in Dürnstein, and offers numerous sights. Stroll through the old town and enjoy the pubs and shopping opportunities. 

Day 4: Wiener Neustadt – Mönichkirchen, approx. 51 km

Today you will dive into the recreational area of the Viennese people, the Buckelige Welt and the Wechselregion. You cycle past rolling hills, lush forests and fragrant meadows. You will come across dreamy villages where time seems to stand still. Numerous castles and picturesque churches tell stories of times gone by. Nature lovers and those seeking peace and quiet will take Mönichkirchen am Wechsel to their hearts. The charming mountain village is a climatic high-altitude health town with numerous hiking opportunities and guarantees summer freshness without heat days and tropical nights. As the last 10 km of the day’s stage have considerable inclines, the accompanying vehicle can be used as a transfer for this part.

Day 5: Mönichkirchen – Hartberg, approx. 36 km

From this section on, you will experience the green heart of Austria, Styria, on your bike tour. The daily stage awaits you with rolling hills, alpine pasture views and lush green landscape panoramas. Feel the freedom in nature and spoil your palate with typical Styrian specialties. The Brettljause and pumpkin seed oil are omnipresent. Hartberg captivates with its charming old town and inviting cafes. The people of the region are known for their warm hospitality. You will immediately feel welcome and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

Day 6: Harberg – Fürstenfeld, approx. 45 km

The Styrian thermal spa and volcano region will cast its spell on you today. Numerous spas will greet you along the way. In addition to the thermal springs, this specific spa and volcano region is also known for its world-class wines. Typical for the region are the rosé wine "Schilcher" as well as Buschenschänke, traditional restaurants where local specialties are offered.

Day 7: Fürstenfeld – Feldbach, approx. 51 km

Starting from Fürstenfeld "the capital of the thermal region" you will experience another day of a combination of sporting activity, nature enjoyment and relaxation in the thermal and volcanic region. The route leads along quiet country roads and bike paths through rolling hills, fragrant orchards and green meadows. One highlight is Riegersburg Castle, which sits majestically on a volcanic cone and offers breathtaking views of the region. The "Zotter" chocolate manufactory, known throughout Austria, entices visitors with sweet temptations. In Feldbach, a lively city with a charming city center awaits you. 

Day 8: Feldbach – Graz, approx. 64 km

Along the river Raab you cycle leisurely through river meadows, green pastures and small villages. The town of Gleisdorf offers rest stops to explore the old town before you reach the healing climate spa town of Laßnitzhöhe. Take deep, soothing breaths and prepare for the final highlight of the tour. Graz, the capital of Styria, will enchant you from the start. The imposing Schlossberg and the historic old town are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Day 9: Graz

Enjoy the day in Graz. If you wish, you can take the train back to Vienna. The two capital cities are very well connected. Direct trains to Vienna leave every hour. Travel time to Vienna center about 2.5 hours. 

Services

  • 8 nights in room with shower/WC

  • Breakfast or 7x dinner (for surcharge)

  • Dinner for all tour participants in Graz

  • Accompanying vehicle during the trip incl. luggage transport Vienna - Graz (max. 2 pieces of luggage (max. 20 kg / piece) with a total of max. 30 kg / person)

  • 1x wine tasting at the Freigut Thallern in Gumpoldskirchen

  • 1x Brettljause + beverage in a Buschenschank

  • 1x ride on the Schlossbergbahn in Graz

  • Service hotline (also on weekends)

  • Handlebar bag with information material + bike travel app per room (also available as GPS file

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
      11.05. - 19.05.24
    Vienna-Graz
      08.06. - 16.06.24
    Vienna-Graz
      06.07. - 14.07.24
    Vienna-Graz
      03.08. - 11.08.24
    Vienna-Graz
      07.09. - 15.09.24
    Vienna-Graz
      28.09. - 06.10.24
    Vienna-Graz

    Extras

    Discount for 3rd person (in double room with 2 adults)
    Children 0-11,99 years -10%
     
    Bicycles & equipment
    trekking bike 99
    E-bike 219
    Children’s equipment on request
    Rental bike disclaimer trekking/e-bike 19/45
    helmet (for sale) 40
       
    Additional nights
    Vienna 4* (dbl/sgl) 76/110
    Graz 4* (dbl/sgl) 81/137
     
    Transfers
    Return transfer of own bikes through RAD+REISEN 69
    Train ticket Graz-Vienna from 20

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Accommodation

    Hotel samples

    In Vienna and Graz you will stay in 4* hotels, otherwise in typical, comfortable hotels, inns and guesthouses.


    Vienna: Hotel Roomz
    Gumpoldskirchen: Gasthof Keller
    Wiener Neustadt: Hotel Zentral
    Mönichkirchen: Hotel Thier
    Hartberg: Der Schildbacherhof
    Fürstenfeld: Gasthof Fasch&Gölles
    Feldbach: Hotel Pfeilers
    Graz: Hotel Weitzer


    NotePlease be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.

    Bicycle

    Rental bicycles & equipment

    Our bicycles are state-of-the-art quality bikes, designed specifically for the requirements and wishes of our guests. This is how we created easy-running, robust touring bikes with a low comfort entry, precise Shimano Nexus 8-speed hub gears, modern V-brakes, hollow aluminum rims and puncture-proof tires. The elevating handlebars allow for comfortable and back-friendly riding. The bikes in our fleet are mostly not older than 3 years. During the duration of the trip you are liable for any damage, loss or theft.

    The following bikes are available with 28" tires in various frame sizes (Men’s frames are provided for men over 188 cm):

    • 24-speed trekking bikes UNISEX* with hand brakes and freewheel
    • E-bikes (pedelecs) UNISEX
    • child seat, child trailer, pull-along bikes

    Our rental bikes are equipped with a spacious waterproof pannier, a handy handlebar bag, service kit with tools, air pump,bike lock per room.


    E-Bikes | Electric bikes | Pedelecs

    We provide you with modern quality e-bikes (pedelecs) with 7 or 8-speed hub gears, gradually selectable aid of pedaling power, puncture-proof tires and low UNISEX comfort entry. The bikes have a powerful motor and a strong lithium-ion battery, one battery charge is enough for up to 70 kilometers. You conserve your battery by starting with the lowest possible assistance and increasing it as needed. You charge the batteries at night using the charger.

    IMPORTANT: please reserve ebikes early, as they are only available in very limited numbers.


    Breakdowns

    Breakdowns or punctures can occur even with new wheels and the best maintenance. Fix punctures yourself, in case of major damage please contact our on-site staff. Please do not have any repairs done to the bikes without our approval.


    Bringing of own bikes

    You are welcome to bring your own bike. This is specially adapted to your needs and we understand very well that you would naturally like to have it with you on your bike trip. Do not forget to bring a tool bag including necessary keys and spare tube as well as a lock and check the bike for functionality before your departure.

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Vienna Schwechat (VIE) - great train conections into the city


    Arrival by train

    Trainsation: Wien HBF (Vienna main station)
    Tickets and conections at www.oebb.at


    Arrival by car

    Hotel garage of the arrival hotel in Vienna approx. € 25,- per day, unguarded
    Locked or public parking garage (Park&Ride) at the subway station Donaustadtbrücke (U2) € 25,- per week.


    Participants

    Minimum participants on this trip: 10 guests


    Additional information

    In Austria, helmets are compulsory for children up to the age of 12! Protect your youngest and bring a suitable bike helmet!

    The tourism tax is to be paid locally in the respective hotel and amounts to approx. € 1,- to 2,50.

    Rental bike disclaimer:
    If a traveler rents a rental bike, he is basically liable for damage and theft. When booking our rental bike disclaimer, we assume liability so that in case of loss or damage to the rental bike (when properly used and secured) no financial responsibility must be borne. Only lost keys, batteries and chargers of e-bikes, as well as damage due to intent or gross negligence are excluded from this.

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