The subsequent stage classification is only one of many possible variants - we simply begin to cycle south, and let ourselves be led by the pleasurable impressions, whether landscapes or culinary temptations. Because once hooked, you should also sit down and spend a night in the romantic places along the route - every few kilometers awaits a host with its culinary specialties and gives us the opportunity to get to know the country and its people.
1st day stage
Blansko - Adamov - Bilovice nad Svitavou - Brno
With the start in the small town Blansko the route goes first through the South Moravian Karst with the remarkable chasm caves through beautiful valleys and places along the river Svitava to Brno, the second largest city of the Czech Republic, made famous by the UNESCO World Heritage Site Villa Tugendhart.
Detailed information: www.cyklo-jizni-morava.cz
2nd day stage
Brno - Židlochovice - Pasohlávky - Nový Přerov - Mikulov
From Brno, the second largest city of the Czech Republic and made famous by the UNESCO World Heritage Site Villa Tugendhart, we cycle on the National Route No. 4 or 5 Vienna-Breclav past fields on a newly built bike path past Židlochovice and Ivaň to Thaya dam Nové Mlýny at Pasohlávky , a popular destination for swimming, fishing and water sports enthusiasts as well as an important bird sanctuary. This opens up for us a beautiful view of the Palava. Continue through the villages of Brod and Novosedly through alleys past Nový Přerov, where we turn to the Greenways route No. 41 Prague-Vienna. The newly renovated former military path, with resting places brings us through wine communities to Mikulov. This medieval town with its imposing baroque palace and the family vault of Dietrichsteiner lies at the foot of the Palava and counted once the second largest Jewish community after Prague in Bohemia.
Detailed information: www.cyklo-jizni-morava.cz
3rd day stage
Mikulov - Lednice - Valtice - Břeclav / Poštorná - Reintal - Wilfersdorf - Mistelbach
From Mikulov we continue our journey on the former military route and paralell to the Iron Curtain bike path / Euro Velo 13 on the National Route No. 41 and travel through the small town of Sedlec in the parklands of the castle Lednice and Valtice chateau, both sites are included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. On the so-called Liechtenstein route we can visit the entire area with many ponds and monuments including the castle park in Lednice. We continue through the Au forests to Břeclav. The city is today not only an important railway junction in the European transport network, but offers among other things also the originally built in the 16th century castle, which was rebuilt in the 19th century into a neo-Gothic Folly. The next few kilometers of the tour lead us to ruins and the hunting castle in Pohansko over to the Czech-Austrian border at Reintal. From here the route continues now on quiet side roads across the wine district. Our route leads us today past the typical for the wine district romantic cellar lanes on Altlichtenwarth and Neusiedl an der Zaya to Mistelbach with its cute town center. The Liechtenstein Palace in Wilfersdorf and Erödmuseum in Neusiedl an der Zaya invite for a small break.
Detailed information: www.cyklo-jizni-morava.cz and www.weinviertel.at
4th Day stage
Mistletoe Bach - Loading village - Hernleis - Under Olbersdorf - Wolkersdorf - Vienna
Today's route takes us through the south part of the wine district to Vienna. Throughout the cellar lanes with wine tastings and regional delicacies invite. The moat castle Wolkersdorf and cultural landscape Paasdorf, a modern sculpture park in the middle of vast agricultural fields, offer short entertaining tours. Delightful is also a bike tour along the a nostalgic-experience-Route „ Dampfross und Drahtesel” between Pillichsdorf and Stammersdorf. Along the way, stories of the railway, railway relics and art objects serve as a guide.
Detailed information: www.weinviertel.at and www.wien.info
5th day stage
Vienna - Baden - Bad Vöslau - Wiener Neustadt - Bad Erlach
In Vienna, we should probably plan a slightly longer stopover, no? St. Stephen's Cathedral, Schönbrunn, the State Opera and and and ... the list of sights you could see extend endlessly. But we're here for cycling and thus we leave again Vienna with its extensive network of cycle paths. From Inzersdorf the Euro Velo 9 runs as the Thermen Bike Tour past the known wine regions of Guntramsdorf, Gumpoldskirchen, Baden and Bad Vöslau into the wine country spa region of the Vienna Woods. Previously, shortly after Laxenburg, the bike path meets the Wiener Neustadt Canal. In the 19th century, wood, coal and brick were shipped along the waterway. From once 50 locks many steps are still preserved on the go to "entertain" the biker with funny water games. From Gumpoldskirchen beautiful views open up to the foothills of the Vienna Woods, with its picturesque vineyards. Wiener Neustadt invites with the beautiful historic old town to a stopover before we reach Bad Erlach with its spa.
Detailed information: www.wien.info and www.wienerwald.info
6th day stage
Bad Erlach - Scheiblingkirchen - Grimm stone - Aspangbahn - Mönichkirchen
From Bad Erlach the trail leads enjoyable through a paradise for the eyes, as the region’s Viennese Alps dominate the landscape: through the Pitten valley the route goes through the Hunchback world where so many views are granted of the mighty mountains of the Vienna Alps, Rax and Schneeberg. Before the rise to Mönichkirchen it is advisable to again take a rest before you climb the highest point of the entire Euro Velo 9.
Detailed information: www.wieneralpen.at
7th day stage
Mönichkirchen - Friedberg - Lafnitz - Hartberg - St. Johann in der Haide - Bad Waltersdorf
We start in the idyllic village of Mönichkirchen and ride right into the Eastern Styria, which is also affectionately known as the Garden of Austria: juicy forests, fresh air, beautiful views and Styrian hospitality are encountered on the way from the high exchange via Pinggau, Friedberg and Dechantskirchen into the romantic old town of Hartberg, where a stopover is an absolute must. Hartberg itself also offers a short detour into the Pöllauer valley, which offers culinary delights such as the “Hirschbirne” or the “Ölmühle Fandler.”
From the kingdom of the “Hirschbirne”, the Pöllauer Valley retour of the Euro Velo 9, which is called here as well as in Lower Austria Thermen Bike tour, the journey continues past St. Johann an der Haide to the first Styrian thermal baths, which are today's destination at the same time. From a distance we see it already: the particularly popular with families H²0 Therme in Sebersdorf and the thermal spa Bad Walter village that counts with numerous awards to the best spas in Europe. However we meet also here again and again, the East Styrian Roman Wine Road and as the saying goes where in Styria there are wine routes, wine taverns are also not far away, must visit!
Detailed information: www.oststeiermark.com
8th day stage
Bad Waltersdorf - Bad Blumau - Burgau - Fürstenfeld - Loipersdorf
Back from the spa, the Thermen Bike Tour takes us today past the moat castle Burgau to the most habitable work of art, the Rogner Bad Blumau. Planned by Friedensreich Hundertwasser this thermal bath is certainly one of the most architecturally interesting buildings in Austria. But not only the spa itself is exciting: Unique among spas in Austria is that two on-site, healing springs supply the Rogner Bad Blumau with strength, warmth and energy. Our route takes us past the 1000 year-old oak further south to more hot springs and wine routes, such as the Thermal Region Wine Route or the Wine Road Klöcher. We also make a short trip to Burgenland and cross the Lafnitz, the border between Styria and Burgenland. Past Deutsch-Kaltbrunn we return back to Styria to the spa capital Fürstenfeld that welcomes us with the Pfeilburg, an impressive museum, and Europe's largest outdoor swimming pool and excellent restaurants and shopping in the center of town. After the golf course Loipersdorf outside Fürstenfeld the and probably "liveliest" of all spas, Loipersdorf, awaits us.
Detailed information: www.thermenland.at
9th day stage
Loipersdorf - St. Anna am Aigen - German Haselsdorf - Bad Radkersburg
From the Loipersdorf thermal baths we arrive at the beginning of our stage over a ridge the Raabtal where we meet for rendezvous the Thermen Bike Tour and the well-known and popular family bike path Raabtal Bike tour in the Raab-Auen. We continue cycling along the Thermen Bike Tour through shady forests and past open fields, graceful vineyards along the Burgenland and Styrian border to St. Anna / Aigen where the sommelier Ljubo Vuljaj in the total Styrian wine cellar invites you to taste the best wines of Styria. Also the view from here over the entire spa and wine region to Slovenia and the Hungarian plain is simply stunning. From St. Anne's the route runs now down to the Kutschenica, the delicate border river between Styria and Slovenia. Once more we follow the Thermen bike tour which leads to a ridge in Deutsch-Haseldorf in the wine region Kloch before it only goes downhill towards the Mediterranean-style town of Bad Radkersburg, the goal of our stage. Here the historic old town, the hot springs of the Thermal bath Park, the Murauen and the proximity to Slovenia's neighbors invite to stay and to "Limitless cycling".
Detailed information: www.thermenland.at
10th day stage
Bad Radkersburg - Mureck - pitch / Sentilj - Maribor
All kinds of water accompany us on the final stage: the thermal springs in Bad Radkersburg as a place of relaxation, the Mur as a guideline, the Röcksee for bathing. We cycle today truly upriver against the current, on the Mur Bike Path to Spielfeld. But the pleasant thing is: the incline is practically negligible as the entire region is very flat and so wide in this section, in the south of Austria, that oncoming traffic is no problem. The Mur Bike path holds true among connoisseurs as one of the most beautiful river bike trails in the Alps. It takes in the National Park Hohe Tauern its exit and accompanies the Mur to the estuary in Croatia. In the north are the mountains, which act as a companion, in the south there are the fields with corn typical of Ölkürbissen ande Auen landscapes, which lie not far away from the vineyards. And in between, cities such as Graz, the culinary capital of Austria and European Capital of Culture in 2003 two UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be found in the Old Town and Schloss Eggenberg, whose flair is a wonderful addition to the rich experiences of nature.
From Bad Radkersburg we drive to the west and go to Mureck, a charming little town with two destinations, which must be easy to visit: the Murecker ship mill that is used for grinding is still in operation and also the location of an excellent restaurant, and the seed oil mill Sixt, where you can learn everything about "The Green Gold of Styria". The journey continues on to Spielfeld where we keep heading south and cross the Austrian-Slovenian border and arrive on the Amber route No. 11 after a few miles Maribor, the Capital of Culture of 2013.
Detailed information: www.thermenland.at and www.maribor-pohorje.si