When you book cheap car hire, Graz becomes a great base for tours of this diverse and beautiful country at the heart of Europe...
Graz car hire enables you to drive out to the Lurgrotte, a huge system of caves in the Styria countryside outside Graz. Visitors are given carbide lamps to wander around the cave system, gazing at the babbling streams and stalactites for unique photo opportunities. The Lurgrotte caves now have underground paths to allow safe access for tourists. Also known as Lurgrotte Peggau, the attraction is a 30-minute drive from central Graz.
On the road to Vienna, around two hours north of Graz, is the Thermenregion, renowned for specialist wines and geothermal spas. The attractions of this area are easily reachable with car hire from Graz and a car will take you through some of the best countryside the Styria region of Austria has to offer.
Hot soaks and relaxation are guaranteed at Austria's famous spas, many of which are a short drive and an easy morning or afternoon break away from the city. Therme Loipersdorf, one of the country's biggest and best, is an hour's drive from Graz. Heiltherme, in Bad Waltersdorf, is well known for its high mineral content and healing properties. This spa is a 45-minute drive to the east of Graz.
Day trips to the hills of Salzburg, made famous by Julie Andrews and The Sound of Music, are only two hours away by car and breathtakingly beautiful.
Austria's major ski resorts, such as Innsbruck, are mostly tucked away in the mountains in the far west of the country. There are, however, a few resorts within a two-hour drive of Graz, so winter city breaks could include a day or two of skiing when you take advantage of low prices on Graz car hire.