Activity Holidays on the Farm
Look Forward to a Diverse Programme in Styria
Would you like to pitch in on the farm and help bring in the hay? Or do you prefer a refreshing dip in the natural swimming pool on the farm (yes, we’re not kidding) or in a lake, pond or public pool nearby? The great thing is: in most cases, your hike, walk or bike ride will start right at the farmgate. A lot more activities await you in Styria: paragliding, summer toboggan runs, ultimate zip line experiences, zoos with fascinating wildlife or simple suspension footbridges - not for the faint-hearted. It’s your choice!
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Activities on the Farm
Get Involved instead of Watching
There’s always something to do on a farm: join in the daily feeding, help in the barn, cuddle with cats and rabbits, bake bread, take a sip of fresh milk, help harvest the grapes,... It will be hard to decide what to do first.
Keep in mind - you’re welcome to help, but you’re not obliged to! In any case, there won’t be a dull moment on the farm. Enjoy an unforgettable holiday with kind hosts and genuine hospitality.
Don’t Forget Your Swimwear
Splashy Fun on the Farm
Not only kids enjoy a dip in the refreshing water. Swimming ponds and public pools are great places to spend a hot summer’s day, also for grown-ups. It’s great if they are nearby.
And it’s even better if the farm comes with a private swimming pond or pool. A deck chair is placed in the shade under the large apple tree and the kids are free to roam and swim, always in sight. Can it get any better than this?
Are you looking for a change? No problem. Grab your swimwear and head out to the lake or public pool nearby.
Do you know where you can find Austria’s warmest lake suitable for swimming? In Styria, exactly! It’s Lake Stubenbergsee in Eastern Styria, to be more precise. A recreational paradise!
Styria boasts plenty of options for swimming such as lakes and public pools in every region. Whether it’s Lake Sulmsee in Southern Styria, Lake Grundlsee in the Ausseerland region, Furtner Teich in the Murtal valley or the reservoir Packer Stausee in Western Styria. You’ll definitely find a place to take a refreshing swim on a hot summer's day!
Uncover the Essence of Styria, One Step at a Time
In Styria, stunning landscapes take your breath away in every season. From the rugged mountains of Dachstein, Gesäuse and Hochschwab in the north, to the alpine pastures in the Murtal valley and in Eastern Styria and to the undulating hills and vineyards in the south-eastern part of the province.
Set out on a hike directly from the farmhouse or the mountain cabin - on the way to discovering the most beautiful spots and panoramic views. Your hosts on the family farm will be happy to share some special recommendations with you. They know the region best. After all, this is their home.
Enjoy a unique holiday off the beaten track during your farm stay in Styria. Whether it’s a leisurely country walk or a demanding alpine hike - diverse trails await you in our province.
Cycling and Mountain Biking
Explore Styria on Your Bicycle
More than 1,000 km of cycle routes take you through the province of Styria, along picturesque rivers, over undulating hills and up the mountains. There’s no better way to soak up the beauty of Styria’s diverse landscapes than cycling.
Styria’s most popular cycle route runs along the river Mur (“Murradweg”). The cycle paths along the rivers Enns, Feistritz, Sulm and Raab are just as delightful. Cyclists who don’t want to miss out on good food and drinks will love the cycle routes “Genussradwege” with plenty of wine taverns and vineyards to stop by along the way.
Countless mountain bike trails in Styria will make every mountain biker’s heart sing. The routes are accessible to a broad range of abilities.
Winter Holidays in Styria
A Fun-Filled Winter’s Day
Make your short turns on perfectly groomed slopes or speed down the hills. It’s your choice! In Styria, you’ll definitely find the ideal ski resort for your winter holiday: Schladming’s “4 Mountain Ski Area”, family-friendly ski resorts, slopes for mogul skiing or gentle pistes ideal for making the first turns.
Styria is a winter’s paradise. Choose from a wide range of winter activities and enjoy your individual holiday.
Move smoothly and gracefully across a winter landscape on some of the finest cross-country ski trails. Embark on a backcountry adventure during a ski tour. Take a delightful walk through the magical snowy countryside. Soak up the wintry atmosphere in lovely towns and cities. Indulge in culinary delights. Romp happily in the snow. Build snowmen, create snow angels, hop on the sledge.
Our family farms are the ideal places for a fun-filled winter’s day with plenty of space around the farmhouse. Some of them are even located right next to the ski slope or a cross-country ski trail. Other ones are the ideal starting points for ski touring.
Take the time to explore, discover and enjoy!
Thermal Baths & Spa Breaks
Healing Waters, Relaxing Moments
Styria is literally a hotspot when it comes to thermal baths with as many as nine spa towns with natural hot springs to be found throughout the province. Six thermal baths make the Vulkanland & Spa region in the south-east of Styria a mecca for spa lovers. Each of them has a different focus:
- Bad Gleichenberg is an oasis of calm and a well-established health and therapy centre
- Bad Radkersburg is a haven of rest and relaxation offering health treatments
- Loipersdorf is the ideal destination for families with spectacular flumes and water slides as well as quiet zones
- “H2O” is a thermal bath in Sebersdorf with a focus on families
- Bad Blumau will amaze those seeking relaxation and tranquility with its buildings and parks that were designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser
- Bad Waltersdorf is a spa surrounded by nature
In the very north of the province, the spa “GrimmingTherme” in Bad Mitterndorf attracts families - with a “family zone” in the indoor pool - and those seeking tranquility alike - cosy corners to get away from it all included.
The “Aqualux Therme” in Fohnsdorf offers fun features for families and a spa area on two floors.
In Western Styria, visitors of the “Therme NOVA” in Köflach can enjoy an indoor pool for exercises, a natural warm water pool, a tropical forest, a steam bath, different saunas with panoramic views and a spa area
Immersive Experiences in Nature
Seven nature parks, one national park and plenty of hidden gems - discover nature in all its glory in Styria!
The nature parks “Pöllauer Tal” (a valley in Eastern Styria famous for its orchards), “Almenland” (alpine pastures in the highlands east of Graz), “Südsteiermark” (Southern Styria), “Mürzer Oberland” (river Mürz in the north-eastern part of the province), “Steirische Eisenwurzen” (surrounding Austria’s largest open-pit iron ore mine), “Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen” (mountainous upper part of the Murtal valley) and “Sölktäler” (Sölktal valleys) put a great emphasis on a sustainable relationship between humans and nature. Visitors will gain insight into the cultural landscapes that have been shaped by human activity over time and into the regions’ unique flora and fauna.
The Gesäuse National Park is Styria’s only and Austria’s most recent national park. It’s dominated by the rugged peaks of the mountain chain Gesäuse and the wild river Enns.
Nature lovers will find a lot of hidden gems to marvel at in Styria: idyllic lakes surrounded by mountains, caves featuring stalactites and stalagmites, wetlands, mountain meadows, ravines and a 1,000-year-old oak tree.
Keep your eyes open when travelling through Styria’s diverse landscapes. Unrivalled moments of joy await you!
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