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Category: Cycling for pleasure

Feistritz valley cycling trail

From Waldheimat to Styrian Apple and Spa Country.


The bike ride through Eastern Styria, which is also known as the garden of Austria, can be described as wildly romantic and nostalgic. The route will impress you with its wealth of thick green forests in Waldheimat, the forest home of the Styrian poet Peter Rosegger. It leads through the unspoilt, imposing Feistritz Gorge and the gorgeous Styrian Apple Country into Styrian Spa Country.


You have something to look forward to on the Feistritz Valley Cycling Trail even before touching the saddle: the journey to Birkfeld and back.  Travelling by steam train from Weiz is a very special experience. You get an impression of how wildly romantic the countryside that lies before you is and that it is continues to be an achievement to conquer it. It was at the time of the intrepid railway construction and it still is when you cycle along the gently descending cycling trail through the forests.


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