10 top thermal spas to relax at on your bike ride along the Spa Trail
The EuroVelo 9 takes you through the heart of Europe. Here you can explore the scenic diversity of a huge range of regions – on what is soon to be a total of 1,930 kilometres from the Baltic Sea to the Adriatic Sea – and plenty of opportunities to experience real pleasure.
Those in the know agree that the special thing about this cycle path is the bubbling, hot but also refreshing springs that meet the trail on several occasions from Vienna through the south of Lower Austria on to Styria. A total of 10 thermal spa along this cycle trail invite you to relax and unwind. The mineral-rich thermal waters relax muscles particularly effectively and provide new energy. And the best thing about it is that very spa has its own unique features, so everyone will find their ideal place. Here are the top tips along the Thermenlinie (Spa Trail) between Vienna and Bad Radkersburg in the Thermenland Steiermark (Styrian Spa Country) and Vulkanland (Styrian Volcanic Country):
- Complete relaxation in the heart of a city
The Therme Wien, also known among the Viennese as the Therme Oberlaa, is the first stop for tired legs on the EuroVelo 9 Thermenlinie (Spa Trail). An extensive spa and sauna complex as well as massage and health programmes invite visitors to switch off and experience the invigorating effect of water. 26 pools, 24 saunas and steam rooms, 2,500 loungers and a 6,000 m² of Wellness complexes make it the largest thermal spa in Austria – befitting of Austria’s capital and largest city.
Dip into the Therme Oberlaa in Vienna here
- Sulphurous thermal waters from 14 mineral springs
Where the ancient Romans once indulged in relaxed bathing, you can now enjoy a combination of spa traditions and modern Wellness in a 3,500 m² complex. In the Römertherme in Baden near Vienna you can treat your body and soul in equal measure.
Dip into the Römertherme in Baden near Vienna here
- Swimming in pure mineral water
A new summer resort awaits guests at the Thermalbad Vöslau. At the gates to Vienna visitors will find a 45,000 m² complex with 4 unique pools, wildly romantic rocky landscapes, fragrant pine forests and plenty of space for relaxation, swimming, sports and more.
Dip into the Thermalbad Vöslau here
- Relax in Asian ambience – no kids allowed
The Theme Linsberg Asia in Bad Erlach in the Viennese Alps takes you to on a journey to the Far East. The 15,000m² facility offers a first-class, kids-free spa experience – including spacious indoor and outdoor areas as well as large bathing and sauna complexes.
Dip into the Therme Linsberg Asia here
- A explosion of water attractions
Children are more than welcome on the Styrian side of EuroVelo 9, where the H2O Hoteltherme welcomes the young and young-at-heart. While the little ones let off steam at the countless attractions, such as the tower slide, the adventure park and Hopi Ho World, parents can relax with cocktails at the pool bar or in the massage and chill-out area.
Dip into the H2O-Hotel-Therme-Resort here
- Recharge your batteries and experience healing power
Up to 1.9 million litres of thermal water a day flow into Bad Waltersdorf from one of Austria’s most abundant springs. Relax and feel the healing power of Traditional Styrian Medicine® (TSM®), which activates power sources and makes it possible to experience them both mentally and physically.
Dip into the Heiltherme Bad Waltersdorf here
- Unique architecture in a rolling landscape
From the cool competition pool to the hot, saline-rich Vulkania spring, the Rogner Bad Blumau spa treats visitors to bathing temperatures between 21 and 37 degrees Celsius. It’s also unique in terms of its architecture: the unmistakable, colourful facade of the Hundertwasser architecture makes an impression from the very first moment.
Dip into the Rogner Bad Blumau here
- 3 spa complexes in one
Whether it’s warm thermal waters, adventures for young and old or a chance to relax in Wellness and chill-out oases, you’ll find what you’re looking for at the Therme Loipersdorf’s 3 spa worlds.
Dip into the Therme Loipersdorf here
- The spa of peace
The best place to take a short breather is the Kurhaus Bad Gleichenberg, which is a little off the EuroVelo 9. The healing effect of the thermal springs and the natural elements of the surroundings help you to escape the stress of everyday life. You can escape the entertainment programmes and find inner peace at Styria’s oldest spa town. The historic Kurpark is full of ancient trees and well worth a visit.
Dip into the Kurhaus Bad Gleichenberg here
- A diverse spa in the south of Styria
The southernmost thermal spa in Styria impresses with its stylish landscape and top-quality cuisine. Tip: From April to June, a sweet picnic is served – those with a sweet tooth can enjoy spring at their favourite place in the Parktherme, with delicacies such as delicious fresh apple pie. Mmmmhm!
Dip into the Parktherme Bad Radkersburg here
Autorin: Vera Leitner