E-Mobility on the Farm: E-Bikes & EV Charging Stations with a View

Sustainability, 18.05.2022, Urlaub am Bauernhof Oberösterreich

The sun is shining and nature is in full bloom: time to go outside, grab your e-bike and get a dose of fresh air. Discover the best e-bike tours in Upper Austria. On a countryside holiday with your electric car? No worries! Quite some farms offer EV charging stations, some of them powered with their own renewable energy.

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Paar fährt mit den E-Bikes entlang des Hallstättersees im Salzkammergut | © Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH / Ralf Hochhauser

Nature Fuels Your Energy Levels

Nature is bursting with colour, flowers and lush green meadows dot the landscape, birds are chirping - it’s springtime! Don’t miss out on the most beautiful time of the year. Go outside, take a deep breath and enjoy a dose of fresh air. Our farms in Austria are the perfect places to take a break and feel the sun caressing your skin. That’s what we’ve all been longing for! Nature will fuel your energy levels. And not only yours ...

Charging Stations with a View

Travelling to the Farm with an Electric Car

Yes, it’s true. A lot of farms are located in a secluded location, surrounded by nature only, spectacular views included. Where on earth are you supposed to find a charging station for your electric car? Well, right here! A lot of people don’t know that the number of farms providing an EV charging station is steadily growing. And there’s a very special detail: a lot of these charging stations are fuelled with energy from the farmers’ private solar, wind or hydroelectric power station. That’s the ideal combination of environmental protection, independence and innovation. 

By the way, you can also spend a night on Austria’s first energy self-sufficient farm. Read more about the winners of the 2021 innovation award granted by our national association “Farm Holidays in Austria”.

The number of guests travelling with an electric car is steadily increasing. We are happy to offer them sustainable energy generated by our private hydroelectric power station.

Doris & Markus - Hosts at the farm "Furtmühle"

Did You Know That ...

... electric motors do not emit air pollutants such as nitrogen oxide? Thereby, they induce less adverse health effects for humans and animals.
... a single wind turbine can power more than 1,000 electric cars?
... electric cars cause up to 79% less GHG emissions than conventional vehicles over the entire lifespan?
... there are 1,352 public EV charging stations in Upper Austria?

Enjoy, Get Active, Explore Diverse Landscapes

E-Bike Tours in Upper Austria

Feel the sun caressing your skin and the cool wind in your hair as you pedal through spectacular landscapes ... Cycling in nature is the perfect way to blow away the cobwebs and feel more lively again. Thanks to an extended range, an e-bike allows you to explore even more magnificent places in the surroundings: the rustic log cabin, the hidden beach at the lake or the most colourful wildflower meadow. On a lot of farms, you can rent - and of course charge - e-bikes. Our cycling experts provide maps, advice for nice tours, a drying room and a workshop with basic tools. 

An Extremely Diverse Region for Cyclists

Upper Austria is arguably one of the most diverse regions for cyclists. The “BergeSeen eTrail”, an e-bike tour across the mountains and lakes of the Salzkammergut region, the “Tour de Alm”, a demanding route in the Mühlviertel region, or the cycle route along the river Inn (“Innradweg”) on the border to Germany - no matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. On your e-bike, you can easily do lots of kilometres in this beautiful scenery in literally no time. Dinner made with culinary delights from the farm, a romantic sunset and a comfy bed are the icing on the cake. Simply a perfect day! 

Our top picks for a weekend:

  • Steyrtalradweg - from the source of the river Steyr in the mountain range Totes Gebirge to the romantic city of Steyr
  • Römerradweg - from Passau to Enns along historic traces of the Roman Empire
  • Granitlandrunde - up hill and down dale across the Mühlviertel region 

More about cycling in Upper Austria

Our special tip for short trips: Pack your backpack, grab your e-bike and hit the countryside. Going by train + bicycle will make your trip as easy as can be. Once you’ve arrived at the train station, you can hop on your bicycle and cycle to the farm of your choice. The farmers and hosts are looking forward to welcoming you!

Sources:

Klima- und Energiefonds: Faktencheck E-Mobilität 2022
E-Control Quartalsbericht Ladestellenverzeichnis Q1 2022

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