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E-Bike · Oststeiermark
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  • Gartentour: Einkehren beim Buschenschank (c)Bernhard Bergmann
    Gartentour: Einkehren beim Buschenschank (c)Bernhard Bergmann
    Photo: Bernhard Bergmann, TV Oststeiermark | Hartbergerland
m 500 400 300 60 50 40 30 20 10 km FENG SHUI … Partner Pfarrkirche Stubenberg Buschenschank Nöhrer Ökopark Hartberg Tierwelt Herberstein Naturteich Großhart Kirche St. Stefan Buschenschank Petz

Culture and culinary delights go hand in hand on the approximately 65-kilometre circular route and offer us various insights into the diversity of the region.

Distance 64.5 km
4:00 h
609 m
626 m
480 m
293 m

The garden tour takes us through the hilly landscape that characterises Eastern Styria, past many cultural and culinary places. We cycle past numerous historical buildings such as the pilgrimage churches of Maria Lebing and Maria Fieberbründl as well as the magnificent castles in Schielleiten and Herberstein and we always have the opportunity to take a culinary break. Let's spoil ourselves with local delicacies and good wines in the various wine taverns or taste our way through the beer assortment in a regional microbrewery. On hot days we can take a dip in Lake Stubenberg and refresh ourselves at the numerous beach bars. For those who appreciate flora and fauna, the Herberstein Animal World with its castle and museum is just right, or we can stretch our feet at the Harter natural pond with its adjacent pond tavern. 

Author’s recommendation

Let's treat ourselves to a dip in the cold water at Lake Stubenberg!

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Patrick Kaiser
Update: November 02, 2022
Highest point
480 m
Lowest point
293 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 76.84%Dirt road 0.40%Forested/wild trail 3.25%Path 0.89%Road 18.59%
49.6 km
Dirt road
0.3 km
Forested/wild trail
2.1 km
0.6 km
12 km
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Rest stops

Ballonhotel Thaller ****
Buschenschank Nöhrer
Buschenschank Postl Anton
Buschenschank Petz
FENG SHUI Buschenschank Gutmann-Thaller GenussCard Partner
Buschenschank Haider
Harter Teichschenke Familie Wurzer
Weinhof-Buschenschank Franz Seidl
Straußenwirt Lindenhof Familie Weber

Safety information

Partial traffic on the roads as well as oncoming hikers. Use at your own risk.

  • Emergency call mountain rescue: 140
  • Emergency call fire brigade: 122
  • Emergency call police: 133
  • Emergency call rescue: 144
  • Euro emergency call: 112
  • ÖAMTC emergency breakdown call: 120
  • ARBÖ emergency breakdown call: 123

Tips for reporting emergencies - give answers to the six W-questions:

  • What happened?
  • How many injured?
  • Where did the accident happen (possibly GPS coordinates)?
  • Who reported the accident (call-back number)?
  • When did the accident happen?
  • Weather at the accident site?

Tips and hints

Connection/ networking: R12 Thermenradweg, R57

More information:

East Styria Tourist BoardHartberg office

Alleegasse 6

8230 Hartberg

+43 3332 603306


The Styria Tours App, which is available free of charge on Google Play and in the App Store (Android, iOS), offers detailed first-hand information: short facts (length, duration, difficulty, ascent and descent in metres of altitude, ratings), map, route descriptions, altimeter, compass, summit finder, navigation along the tour. In addition, you can create your personal list of favourite tours and points, save tours and excursion destinations offline, use social media channels and more.


Hartberg (345 m)
47.281620, 15.973062
47°16'53.8"N 15°58'23.0"E
33T 573587 5236919
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Turn-by-turn directions

We have chosen Hartberg as the starting point. The town is well connected via the R12 Thermenradweg coming from Rohrbach a.d. Lafnitz, Grafendorf, Greinbach. Coming from the direction of Kaindorf, the R57 is a good choice.

From the garden castle to the vineyards of the RomansCastle Herberstein is one of the most impressive artistic monuments in Styria, as the development from the original fortified building to the magnificent Renaissance castle is still visible today in all construction phases. Many secrets entwine around the Herberstein dynasty, great names have made the castle a venerable witness to history.

In the historic garden, which has been reawakened, you can stroll through the Green Garden of Harmony, the White Garden of Perfection, the Blue Garden of Consistency and the Yellow Garden of Hope. The cultural country tour continues to St. Johann bei Herberstein. The vineyards on the south side of the Hoferberg have been cultivated since Caesar's time. Artful Roman stones on the wall of the church and the vicarage can be read as an ancient picture book. The Centaur relief is particularly worth seeing.


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Public transport


  • Collective taxi "SAM" - Mobility in Eastern Styria: SAM closes the gaps in the public transport network and offers affordable mobility for EVERYONE (bicycle transport partly possible).
  • ÖBB - Austrian Federal Railways (bicycle transport possible)
  • BusBahnBim - timetable information of bus, train and Bim in Styria (and in the whole of Austria)
  • MOBILZENTRAL - Central information point for all questions regarding public transport.

With the BusBahnBim app of Verbundlinie, timetable information has never been easier: all connections by bus, train and tram in Austria can be queried by entering places and/or addresses, stops or important points. The app is available as a free app for smartphones (Android, iOS) - on Google Play and in the App Store.

Getting there

Detailed information on how to get there can be found here.


Stress-free parking is possible in Hartberg's city centre in the comfortable "Sparkassen-Parkdeck-Alleegasse". 


47.281620, 15.973062
47°16'53.8"N 15°58'23.0"E
33T 573587 5236919
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Cycling maps are available here:

East Styria Tourist Office

Hartberg office

Alleegasse 6

8230 Hartberg

+43 3332 603300


The tour can be done with a touring bike, city bike or even a road bike. 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.

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64.5 km
4:00 h
609 m
626 m
Highest point
480 m
Lowest point
293 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Botanical highlights Insider tip Flora and fauna


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