Tour in search of oil
Take the oil tour and go in search of the gold of Styria. The cyclists heartland of St. Martin im Sulmtal is the starting point for this exploration. And the scent of the freshly pressed pumpkin seed oil by the Lorenz oil mill will spoil your nose from the outset. The fertile pumpkin fields and the vineyards of the Schilcherland region make this tour unique. Seed oil stains on your clothes? No problem - the sun works wonders!
The romantic river valleys of the Schilcherland region and southern Styria are the focus of this tour. You can set off on your tour directly outside the Martinhof Guesthouse. Cycle along the river Sulm to Gleinstätten, then all the way to the Saggautal valley through sunflower and corn fields and past vineyards. From St. Johann in the Saggautal valley you continue to Oberhaag and then to Eibiswald and back to the Martinhof via Wies.
Southern Schilcherland tour
Start the Schilcherland tour outside the Martinhof and cycle towards Blumendorf St. Peter in the Sulmtal valley. From there you continue to Schwanberg and then via the Schilcher wine route with its picture postcard views to Deutschlandsberg. From Deutschlandsberg you continue along the Schilcher wine route to the home of the Schilcher wine to Wildbach. Along the way you will pass vineyards as well as carp ponds beautifully nestled into the landscape.
You start right outside the Martinhof and cycle along the R1, the Sulm cycle path, towards Gleinstätten and then to Mantrach. You can take a rest at the foot of the Demmerkogel mountain. The ascent is rewarded with magnificent panoramic views and there are plenty of places to take a break and relax. Then you either continue to Kitzeck along the wine route or you cycle towards Leibnitz via St. Nikolai and Grötsch. Then back along the R1 to the Martinhof.
Austria Slovenija Tour
The meeting place for the start of our route is the pretty market town of Eibiswald. The town is not far from the border crossing to Slovenia. The descent to Radlje offers us a first glimpse of our neighbouring country. The route allows us to immerse ourselves into a completely different world and takes us to Podvelka and Ozbalt. We pass a bee-keeper and later a fishing company and we return to Austria via the Schlossberg border crossing. From the town of Schloßberg we continue through the hop-growing region to Leutschach. We return to Eibiswald along a leisurely stretch.
Rail & Bike
– the perfect combination for the whole family
Directly to the Martinhof by GKB - the Martinhof Guesthouse is only a 4-minute cycle ride from the “St. Martin im Sulmtal - Bergla” railway station. The route takes you from Graz to Wies-Eibiswald.
More and more people of all ages have chosen cycling as their number 1 leisure activity. The GKB accommodates this eco-friendly and exciting trend with special service offers.You can take your bike on all trains free of charge.