Cycling in the footsteps of the Romans, enjoying the day, reveling in life. On this pleasure bike tour you go on the hunt for the stag pear, the East Styrian hill country is the charming backdrop to the pleasure tour.
Enjoyment tips for cyclists along the "From the Rome of Eastern Styria to the realm of the stag pear" tour:
Cultural walk in a modern, lively city with an atmosphere of the past; historical and contemporary elements form a harmonious whole.
-Pusswald - Restaurant, Vinothek, Shop & Hotel
A tip for years - especially food and drink with its own vinotheque as well as homemade delicacies with a cozy wine bar.
-Show garden bellabayer
Some say the 5,000 m2 show garden is the most beautiful in Styria. 100 year old trees, magnolia collection, exotic plants and much more.
Hartberg, www.oekopark.at, www.maxoom.at
Science Center, Exhibitions & Maxoom Cinema
Among many other attractions, the oekopark Hartberg is home to a world view lift that can be seen from afar.
Situated at an altitude of 789 meters above sea level, the 30-meter wooden tower rises, magnificent panoramic view far over the East Styrian hill country.
Hartberg surroundings, www.hartberg-umgebung.steiermark.at
Well preserved foundation walls, large Roman country house from the 2nd and 3rd century after Christ.
-Vineyard and Buschenschank Retter-Kneißl
Wine tasting possible at any time
-Parish church and castle Pöllau
Former Augustinian canons' monastery with baroque church, popularly known as "St. Peter's Cathedral".
-Wallfahrtskirche, flower and garden village Pöllauberg
High Gothic pilgrimage church, 10 different, freely accessible theme gardens and a flower village that has won several awards.
-Castle and Aupark
Relax and linger: Flower garden, hornbeam avenue, open-air classroom, root show garden, Hirschbirn hirsch'n station, park café, children's playgrounds and much more.
Product range: from spicy and hearty delicacies to the typical regional products of the Pöllauer Hirschbirne; handicrafts from the region.
-Oil mill Fandler
This business has stood for the finest oils for four generations; oil presentations and tastings possible.
-Café - Confectionery - Lebzelterei Ebner
Fine coffee, sweet temptations, gingerbread and much more in the cozy ambience of this fourth-generation family business.
-Exhibition - Echophysics
European Center for the History of Physics - for curious "researchers and explorers"; Victor Franz Hess Research and Memorial Site
Rest stopsPUSSWALD Restaurant & Vinothek
Café - Konditorei - Lebzelterei Ebner, GenussCard Partner
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: both directions
Connection/ Networking: R12 Thermenradweg, R35 Hartberger Radweg
Here's where to find the best cycling spots:
-Tourism Association Nature Park Pöllauer Tal
Castle 1, 8225 Pöllau
Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m., summer vacations additionally Sat, Sun and public holiday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
-Tourism & City Marketing Hartberg
Alleegasse 6, 8230 Hartberg
+43 3332 603306
Mon-Fri 9.00-12.30 and 13.30-17.00, June-December Sat from 9.00-12.00
4 e-bikes for rent
Getting thereFrom Vienna: Motorway A2 direction Graz - you take the exit Hartberg
From direction Graz: Motorway A2 direction Vienna - you take the exit Hartberg
ParkingStress-free parking is possible in Hartberg's city center in the comfortable "Sparkassen-Parkdeck-Alleegasse". The parking deck was built in the renovated Alleegasse district.
In Pöllau there is a Park & Ride area (P+R Pöllau) in Schloffereckstrasse.
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.
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