Cycle South Styria

8 day Independent “single hotel based” tour Explore a whole new world in only one week. The fall of the Iron Curtain enables a unique cycle tour based in the very south of Austria. Daily transfers to new attractive starting points in Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, and three federal States of Austria – Burgenland, Carinthia and […]

8 day Independent “single hotel based” tour

Explore a whole new world in only one week. The fall of the Iron Curtain enables a unique cycle tour based in the very south of Austria. Daily transfers to new attractive starting points in Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, and three federal States of Austria – Burgenland, Carinthia and Styria.
Every region has its own and special character, formed through history and geography. This variety paired with the mild climate, which is perfect for grape growing, guarantee a special experience!
Each evening relax in the thermal pools of Bad Radkersburg after an awesome bike day! And afterwards perhaps try some wonderful Styrian wine in a local Heuriger.

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Day to Day Schedule 

Day 1

Individual arrival in Bad Radkersburg

Day 2

Hungary: Alsôszölnök – St. Anna am Aigen – Bad Radkersburg approx. 55 km
Transfer by bus to Alsôszölnök. You cycle via Hungary and Burgenland (also a province of Austria) to a Vinothek in the village of St. Anna am Aigen (a coupon for a wine tasting is included). Enjoy the beautiful views! Back into Styria again you then cycle along the Slovenian boarder along the Thermen bike path back to Bad Radkersburg.

Day 3

Croatia: Strigova – Bad Radkersburg approx. 50 km

Ptuj and Maribor are old and beautiful cities located on the River Drau. We recommend exploring their interesting and historic city centres. Through picturesque landscape and small villages you cycle back to your hotel in Bad Radkersburg.

Day 4

Slovenia: Maribor – Bad Radkersburg approx. 50 km

Transfer by bus to the lovely old city of Maribor, the second largest in Slovenia. Your scenic cycling day takes you through the town of Lenart and Gomja Radgona back to your hotel. 

Day 5

Burgenland: Jennersdorf – Feldbach – Bad Radkersburg approx. 60 km

Jennersdorf is a small town near the Hungarian boarder. You cycle through rural villages and the nature park Raabtal until you reach your hotel again.  

Day 6

Rest day
You have several possibilities today: a day in the thermal spa, a city tour through Bad Radkersburg (included in the tour price) or a bike excursion in the surrounding countryside. Tip: wine tasting in the Urbani-Vinothek happens every Thursday (a coupon for one wine tasting is included).

Day 7

Styria: Kitzeck im Saustal – Leibnitz – Bad Radkersburg approx. 50 km

Today you visit the nature park Südsteirische Weinstraße. Enjoy the awesome views over the “Styrian Tuscany”. On the Sausal bike path you cycle to Leibnitz where you can visit the nature park centre.
This beautiful old city is well-known for its local treats. Along the River Mur bike path you continue through green forests and along pumpkin fields before you arrive back at your hotel again. 

Day 8

Individual departure

 

Tour Rating- easy to moderate

The cycling routes are flat to slightly hilly, with short uphill stretches and gradual downhill stretches. The bike path systems in Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary are less developed. You cycle on side roads, but sometimes also on main roads with less traffic. A reasonable level of fitness is required for this tour.

 

 

Schedule & Price

DATES 2015
Departs every Saturday from mid-April to mid-October

Per person, double occupancy CAD $1365
Single Supplement $325
Surcharge for departures from May 24 to Aug 1 $50
Surcharge for departures from Aug. 2 to Sep. 5 $10
Surcharge for electric bike $140

 

 

Airport / transfers

The nearest airport is Graz however Vienna is also an option for international flights.
We can arrange a taxi transfer from the main train station in Graz for about € 50 to your hotel. A reservation is necessary in advance.

 

YOUR HOTEL – Hotel-Garni Toscanina 4**** – 

Located in the so-called Styrian Tuscany, the Toscanina is only 220 yards from the Bad Radkersburg spa. It offers free Wi-Fi, buffet breakfast and a terrace overlooking Southern Styria.

The Toscanina provides a fully equipped spa area featuring several kinds of saunas, a steam bath, an infrared cabin and a large relaxation area.
All the rooms of the Toscanina feature hardwood floors, a king bed, a flat screen TV, spacious bathrooms and a balcony.
The center of the city of Bad Radkersburg is only a 15 minute walk from Hotel Toscanina.

 

 

This tour includes:

* Personal welcome briefing on the spot by our local rep
* 7 nights in a very good 4 star hotel, all rooms with private facilities.
* Breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
* 7 x á la Carte dinners
* Daily bus transfers with bike trailer as per itinerary above
* Wine tasting in the Vinothek in St. Anna am Aigen
* City tour of Bad Radkersburg
* Entree into the “house of the old vine” in Maribor
* Coupon for a wine tasting in the Urbani-  
* Vinothek in Bad Radkersburg

* Well marked route and detailed travel documents
* Our own signposting system
7-day-service hotline

Optional Services:
• Additional nights in Bad Radkersburg