The Bike Tour Euro Velo 9 is part of the European long distance bike tour network and connects on 1,930 kilometers, the Baltic Sea coast with the Adriatic. It goes straight through the heart of Central and Eastern Europe: from Gdansk across Poland, Czech Republic, Austria and Slovenia to Pula in Croatia.
We present here the already finished section from Blansko / Brno in the Czech Republic to Maribor in Slovenia: A delightful tour through wine regions of hot spring to hot spring, through the City of Vienna and Styria up to Maribor in Slovenia. The tour leads past vineyards, historic towns and past pumpkin and corn fields, which, in Bad Radkersburg continuous identically with the Thermen Bike Tour until Vienna. Then the Euro Velo 9 introduces a stretcg along the famous Mur Bike Tour until Spielfeld where it branches-off to the south towards Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia.
The Euro Velo 9, which runs as the Thermen Bike Tour from Vienna to the Styrian-Slovenian border, is probably one of the most impressive bike trails in Austria: We ride from the small town Blansko north of the historic city of Brno in the Czech Republic through Lower Austria and Vienna - here the route is called the Amber cycle path - through the Vienna Woods and the Viennese Alps with the hot spring Linsberg Asia Spa in the direction of Styria, which we reach at Mönichwald. From the Lower Austria and Styria border it goes over some small hills, past the famous Styrian thermal baths such as Bad Waltersdorf, Bad Blumau or Loipersdorf to Mur at Bad Radkersburg where the thermal bath park is located. From here it goes up a notch on the Mur Bike Path to Spielfeld/ Sentilj where we branch-off towards, the European Capital of Culture in 2013 to Maribor, Slovenia.
The bike path is in addition to the numerous cultural attractions also a journey into paradise: wine specialties at wine taverns and wine taverns, the famous pumpkin seed oil, in the autumn sturm and chestnuts and much more are waiting to be tasted by us. Furthermore, soothing hot springs spas await us on our visit to rest our strained calves.
Travelling with children: the tour is suitable for children with ample cyclicing experience.
The right bike: touring bike or city bike, racing bikes are not really recommended. Mishaps can happen - but rarely in front the door one of the many service centers: a basic equipment of tools and accessories therefore never hurts! Spare tube and / or patch kit, universal wrench, air pump, brake and shift cable and a screwdriver can never hurt.
The EuoVelo 9 in the Czech Republic:
Radnická 2, 60200 Brno
Tel. +420 542 211123
The EuroVelo9 in Austria:
Albertinaplatz/Maysedergasse, 1010 Wien
Tel.: +43 1 24555
The Eurovelo 9 in Slovenia:
Partizanska cest 6a, 2000 Maribor
Tel. +386 22 346611
Return trip from Maribor via Graz and Vienna to Blansko/Brno: This is done via the Austrian Bundesbahnen (regional trains), information at www.oebb.at
From Vienna via the A5 North Highway and the E461 via the border crossing Drasenhofen to Brno and only a few kilometers away to the small town Blansko.
For more information: www.at.map24.com
More information about parking opportunities in Brno can be found at the Tourism Information center Brno.