• Road bike tour over the Sölk Pass in Styria
    Road bike tour over the Sölk Pass in Styria Photo: © C.Stadler/Bwag, CC BY-SA, Wikimedia Commons

Road cycling routes in Styria


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Styria is still a real insider tip as a region for road cycling. The second-largest province in Austria, Styria has a great variety on offer and impresses with wonderful routes from easy to difficult. Regions such as the Vulkanland and Eastern Styria score points with their pleasant climate, lonely roads and cultural and culinary highlights. The capital Graz is also a recommendation for racing bike fans.

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The 10 Most Beautiful road cycling routes in Styria

Road biking · Mariazell
Round trip through the Mariazell region with detour to Lower Austria
recommended route Difficulty moderate
41.1 km
2:10 h
326 m
326 m
Beautiful round trip in impressive landscape!
Rennradfahren in der Oststeiermark
Road biking · Thermen- & Vulkanland
Quer durch die Oststeiermark
recommended route Difficulty difficult Open
120.9 km
8:00 h
606 m
609 m
Zu den schönsten Plätzen der Oststeiermark radeln! Eine Rundtour quer durch das Thermen- und Vulkanland. 
Rennradfahren mit einzigartiger Aussicht über das Pöllauertal
Road biking · Oststeiermark
Stubenberger Hügelrunde ab Bad Waltersdorf
recommended route Difficulty difficult Open
93.5 km
6:00 h
1,555 m
1,560 m
Es gibt viele Wege nach Stubenberg. Wir haben für Sie die schönste Strecke gefunden. Atemberaubende Panoramablicke vom Rabenwald und Kulm inklusive!
Rennradtour zur Riegersburg
Road biking · Thermen- & Vulkanland
Riegersburg-Runde ab Bad Waltersdorf
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
81.2 km
5:30 h
616 m
616 m
Die Runde zählt zu einer der schönsten Panoramatouren bei uns im Thermen- & Vulkanland Steiermark. 
Rennradfahren auf den Masenberg
Road biking · Oststeiermark
Auf den Masenberg ab Bad Waltersdorf
recommended route Difficulty difficult Open
91.2 km
6:30 h
1,297 m
1,299 m
Wunderschöne Bergrunde mit einigen Höhenmetern am Rande der Oststeiermark und dem Thermen- und Vulkanland.
Basilika Mariazell
Road biking · Mostviertel
Mariazeller Runde über Hubertussee – die Königsetappe
recommended route Difficulty difficult
165.1 km
6:00 h
2,182 m
2,182 m
Großartige und anspruchsvolle Runde zum Wallfahrtsort Mariazell mit herrlichen Anstiegen, Abfahrten und Ausblicken!
Rennradeln im Mostviertel
Road biking · Mostviertel
recommended route Difficulty difficult
171.9 km
6:30 h
1,884 m
1,855 m
Ein Abstecher ins Mariazeller Land und Hochschwabgebiet. Sehr lange und landschaftlich sehr reizvolle Tour!
Road biking · Steyr und die Nationalpark Region
Rund um den Nationalpark Kalkalpen
recommended route Difficulty difficult
147.1 km
6:45 h
1,928 m
1,928 m
Eine Umrundung des Nationalparks Kalkalpen mit dem Rennrad
Cycling St. Ruprecht/Raab Autumn
Road biking · Sankt Ruprecht an der Raab
Apfelland Tour
recommended route Difficulty moderate
61.2 km
4:00 h
1,224 m
1,224 m
Beautiful circular tour, starting from St. Ruprecht an der Raab, through Austria's largest apple-growing region with a crisp mountain climb in the Kulm area.
Flussbad St. Ruprecht an der Raab (c) TV St. Ruprecht Steininger
Road biking · Sankt Ruprecht an der Raab
Raabtal Tour
recommended route Difficulty easy
66.4 km
3:30 h
242 m
242 m
A leisurely round tour into the volcanic country and lower Raab valley.
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The racing bike region Graz and surroundings

It is not for nothing that Graz has one of the most active racing bike scenes in Austria. The city of 300,000 inhabitants is a super starting point for road bike tours of very different character. In the north of Graz, climbing specialists will find beautiful climbs, especially around the Schöckl. The Styrian volcano country can also be reached quickly. Numerous hills, some quite steep, and secluded side roads await you here.

You can also make great tours towards the south on a racing bike. After a leisurely start along the Mur, you reach the Südsteirische Hügelland with fantastic side roads and paths through a pristine landscape. In the Sausal valley in particular, you will find a super network of quiet side roads all the way to the border with Slovenia.

The most beautiful passes for racing bikes in Styria

Styria is not only blessed with wide, hilly landscapes, but also with alpine regions where wonderful mountain stages await female road cyclists in good shape. In the tourism stronghold of Schladming Dachstein there are numerous rewarding routes around König Dachstein. A mountain classic is the Türlwand über the Dachstein toll road, which ends directly at the valley station of the Dachstein cable car. Another dream tour is the one over the Sölkpass and Obertauern, i.e. around the Schladminger Tauern.

In the Gesäuse, there are several trails that can be combined into long tours. A good starting point for racing bike tours through this region of Styria is Admont, where you should also plan a visit to the largest abbey library in the world.

Continue eastwards to the Schladming Tauern.

Further east, in the region of Hochsteiermark, the road bike is also ideal for exploring the low-traffic country roads. The region is definitely still an insider tip. Quiet spots like the Niederalpl or around the Hochschwab await you here.

Pure pleasure! - Road cycling in the thermal spa and volcano region

The south-east of Styria has long been popular with the road cycling community. A number of factors come together here that are ideal for a road cycling region: a hilly topography with an extensive network of secondary roads, a mild climate and, last but not least, the culinary temptations that accompany road cycling. The thermal spas, which are numerous in the region, are ideal for regeneration.

The towns of Bad Radkersburg, Bad Blumau or Bad Waltersdorf are suitable as a base for a stay. On long rounds along low-traffic side roads, you will not only pass interesting places with historical centres, but also one or the other „Buschenschank“ small inns where local delicacies such as wines, sausages, cold meats and cheeses are served.

More tips for a racing bike holiday in Styria

Eastern Styria enchants in an instant: Situated south of the Fischbach Alps, the Garden of Austria reveals an enchanting region for road cycling that offers both mountainous tours and flat and hilly routes. Starting from Weiz, there are numerous possibilities, such as tours with many metres of altitude in the direction of the Teichalm or rides into the hills of the Vulkanland.

The town of Leibnitz in Styria lies at the heart of a great racing bike region. Rides in the Styrian wine region are among the most beautiful routes Styria has to offer. The region is not called Styrian Tuscany for nothing, even though the steep climbs are more reminiscent of the most poisonous Alpine passes. Not only the tours are wonderful, but also the ambience at the wine taverns or in the village centres is inspiring.

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Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language

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