Cycling Holidays on the Farm
Discover Nature on Two Wheels
Austria has everything that a cyclist’s heart desires: a fantastic array of well-signposted trails, mountain biking tours with majestic views, scenic Alpine roads to hit with your racing bike, lovely lakeshores and river banks for leisurely rides and technical flow trails and singletracks for seasoned riders.
Austria: A Paradise for Cyclists
Cycling is one of the most environmentally friendly modes of transport. It’s climate-friendly, low-budget and benefits your health. A cool sport that will never be out of fashion and a great means to slow down. The pay-off is huge when you’re exploring the countryside pedalling.
What else is cycling good for? It keeps relationships in motion and is, therefore, the most casual way of a “couples therapy”. You do something together, share special moments, don’t lose sight of each other and are careful to cycle at the same speed, all while having enough time to let your mind wander. Later on, there’s plenty to talk about.
THE FARM - A STARTING POINT FOR CYCLING TOURS
The farm “Tonibauer” in the Lungau region, SalzburgerLand, is located right next to the long-distance cycle route “Murradweg”. It’s the perfect starting point for cycling tours, hikes and country walks. Staying in the mountain cabin for a night is an essential part of every good summer holiday. Indulge in culinary delights from the Lungau biosphere reserve put together in a breakfast or snack box.
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Farm & Bike - A Perfect Match
You’re speeding through the forest, the trail is muddy and the cows on the mountain pastures say hi.
Alternative story: You’re leisurely pedalling through the vineyards and stopping by every wine tavern you’re coming across to sample local delicacies.
Alternative story: You grab your racing bike in the morning. You can’t wait to feel the wind in your hair as you’re rushing from one kilometre to the next.
Alternative story: Grandma and grandpa have charged their e-bikes. Your junior is proud to have made it along the first kilometres himself. And the baby in the back seat is squealing with delight. The whole family is out and about together.
Thanks to its countless cycle routes and bike trails, Austria is the perfect destination for cyclists. An active break or a leisurely ride - every cyclist will find his or her own paradise here. A farm stay is the perfect add-on to your cycling holiday.
On the Farm, You’re Well Catered For
Lots of exercise makes you quite hungry. That’s not a bad thing here - quite the opposite! There’s a snack bar, a wine tavern or a fancy restaurant on every corner. All of them serve culinary delights from the region. Don’t worry! Since you’re burning (on average) 400 calories an hour, you can eat your fill without feeling guilty. And that’s where the farm stay comes in. There’s no better place to recharge your batteries than here, where healthy food is produced.
What a breakfast! Right after they jumped out of bed, the kids run to the barn and collect the eggs from their favourite hens. An enticing smell fills the air in the farmhouse - freshly baked bread! The farmer also serves a home-made spread made with the herbs that you’ve collected in the farmer’s garden the day before. The butter on the breakfast table... You were there when it was stirred. And the delicious cheese! The cows who have produced the milk for it, you know all their names.
Pit Stop on the Farm
Long-distance cycling is trendy and not complicated at all. In Austria, countless well-signposted cycle routes criss-cross the country.
Each of Austria’s eight federal provinces has its own highlights: starting in the east with the cycle trail around Lake Neusiedl over to the Rhine Cycle Route in the west. From the Danube Cycle Path in the north through Upper Austria and Lower Austria to the cross-border Alpe-Adria Cycle Path in the south.
You’ll definitely find a romantic farm stay along each stage. And when the cat on your lap is purring while you’re relaxing on the lounger, then you know that you’re in the right place. Have a healthy dinner and regain your strength for the next day before you’re getting a good night’s sleep in the bed made of Austrian stone pine.
Calling All Mountain Bikers!
Wow! Austria boasts more than 29,000 kilometres of official mountain biking trails! Thus, from the farm you’re staying at, the next trail must be just around the corner. And then there’s a number of special bike parks where you can put your skills to the test. Would you like to try something new? Have you ever heard of gravel biking? It’s a fantastic combination of mountain bike and racing bike. Up hill and down dale and long distances - it’s the best of both worlds, so to speak. And that means: unlimited fun and adventures!
You don’t need a workout every day. Especially not while you’re on holiday! It’s okay to be lazy every once in a while or to simply go on a short bike ride, just for fun. Perhaps some of you would like to swap the bike saddle for a saddle on horseback? Do you fancy a short ride to the lake, getting some ice cream in the nearby village or joining a wine tasting session?
Sometimes, all of you go together. Sometimes, everyone would like to be on his or her own. Mum is joining a cycling event, dad is pushing the pedals to see the sunrise at the mountain cabin and the kids cycle to the lake.
As you’ve packed your bicycles, you’ve also packed a piece of freedom. Apart from nature, healthy food and clean air, that’s one of the key elements of your farm holiday. Bike rental services in many places facilitate your trip and make spontaneous cycling tours possible.
Rent a Bike on Your Farm
Bike rental services in many places facilitate the guests’ journey and make spontaneous cycling tours possible. Whether you prefer a demanding or a leisurely ride, on an e-bike, a mountain bike or a “random” bicycle: there’s an offer to suit every taste.
Speaking of taste: staying on one of our special farms for cyclists, your exciting day starts with a healthy and hearty breakfast and ends in a cosy farm bed. Take your bike out and let’s go!
Countless Great Opportunities
The Carinthian Lake Loop (“Kärnten Seen-Schleife”) takes you past ten lakes and two rivers in Carinthia. In Upper Austria, Lower Austria and Burgenland, you can follow the former Iron Curtain along 700km, through national parks and vineyards. Pedal through a picturesque scenery on the long-distance cycle path “Tauernradweg” in Salzburg, cycle along the waters of the rivers Inn, Enns or Danube. Lots of specialised farm stays along the Danube Cycle Path are looking forward to welcoming you!
No matter if you’re seeking exercise or relaxation, culinary delights or spectacular views, long distances or high elevation gains, a ride on an e-bike, mountain bike or a “random” bicycle - genuine hospitality is waiting for you on our farms in Austria. Here, your start of the day will be as beautiful as its end in the cosy bed.