From the thermal capital Fürstenfeld via the herb village Söchau to Riegersburg - experience and get to know the culinary highlights in the thermal & volcanic land of Styria. This tour, for all those who like to feast and relax, surprises with one culinary delight after the other and is also in no way inferior in terms of feast for the eyes, considering the incomparable view from the Riegersburg.
Tips for cyclists along the Palate Pleasure Tour:
Café, bakery, homemade ice cream
Wine castle with Buschenschank and Greißlerei.
The Riegersburg is enthroned on the 482 m high volcanic rock, which gives incentive to "conquer" the Riegersburg and visit the witch museum or the exhibition "Legendary Riegersburg - Legendary Women".
-Sea Resort Riegersburg
At the foot of Riegersburg Castle, a spacious lakeside bath attracts visitors for refreshment and relaxation. Culinary delights are served daily in the lakeside restaurant. Here you can also borrow e-bikes and park your car free of charge.
-Zotter Chocolate Manufactory
Josef Zotter carries over 90 different varieties of handmade chocolates; take the opportunity to participate in a "running chocolate" tasting.
-Obstbrennerei & Essigmanufaktur Gölles
From apple vinegar to balsamic vinegar: what ripens in the gardens around the Riegersburg in valuable fruits, that experiences by the hand of Alois Gölles a compression to the quintessence.
Eat & Art - enjoy food, drink and culture. Chef and artist Peter Troissinger takes you into his realm, a synergy of culinary and art. In the house gallery you can admire works of local artists.
-Trattoria della rosa
Let yourself be spoiled in a Styrian-Italian way.
-Open-air swimming pool Fürstenfeld
The child-friendly family pool - largest pool in Austria. The outdoor pool Fürstenfeld is considered one of the most beautiful outdoor pools in Austria and offers recreation, games and fun with 23,000 m2 of water and 100,000 m2 of well-kept green space with extensive trees. Restaurant and buffet.
Hospitable, communicative brewery inn with traditional beer culture and a lovely regional, seasonal menu. Here you are always right.
Rest stopsFilialkirche Übersbach
Kaffeehaus Bäckerei Wilfling
Buschenschank Weinhof Tauchmann
Breitenfelderhof zur Riegersburg
Ruotker's House of Whiskey, Gin & Rum
Kunsthotel Malerwinkl - Wirtshaus & Vinothek
Emergency call mountain rescue: 140
European emergency call: 112
Tips when reporting an emergency – Answer these six WH questions: What happened? How many people are injured? Where did the accident happen (are there GPS coordinates)? Who is reporting the incident (callback number)? When did the accident happen? What is the weather like at the site of the incident?
Tips and hintsRecommended direction of travel: counterclockwise
Connection/ Networking: R12 Thermenradweg, R8 Feistritztalradweg, R21 Rittscheintalradweg
Here you can find the best cycling routes:
- Tourist Office Fürstenfeld - Information Office
Hauptstraße 2a, 8280 Fürstenfeld
+43 3382 55470
Mon-Fri 9.00-12.00 & 13.30-17.30, Sat 10.00-12.00
6 rental bikes, on order up to 20 rental bikes
-Tourism Association Riegersburg - Information Office
8333 Riegersburg 26
+43 3153 8670
May-October: Mon-Sat 8.30-15.00h; November-April: Mon, Wed-Fri 8.00-12.00h
Getting thereFrom Vienna: Motorway A2 direction Graz - you take the exit Ilz/ Fürstenfeld
From direction Graz: Motorway A2 direction Vienna - you take the exit Ilz/ Fürstenfeld
Route planner for your journey.
ParkingFree parking in Fürstenfeld: Wallstraße (town hall), Ledergasse (fairground, open-air swimming pool).
Author’s map recommendations
Touring bikes or city bikes are recommended. Tip: A basic equipment of tools and accessories such as spare inner tube and/or repair kit, spanner, air pump, brake and shift cable as well as a screwdriver can never hurt.
- 24 Waypoints
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