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Mur Cycle Path

This bike tour leads through natural landscapes

From Gentian to Riesling Wine

In former times, traders moved southward along this route from Salzburg area to the Slovenian border. Follow them along the river Mur through lush landscapes. Do you like contrast? Then you will enjoy the remote farms of the Lungau mountain farmers just as much as the vibrant city of Graz. The journey leads past castles and ruins, through narrow valleys and vast basins to the Styrian spa region. If you are thirsty for knowledge you will enjoy the open air wood and beer museum. The Mur cycle path and Styria are welcoming you with open arms!

Austria
Easy to Moderate
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
Annika Krüger
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Itinerary

First, you will cycle to Tamsweg (historic market place, pilgrimage church of St. Leonhard). This region is characterised by wood in all its diversity (wood museum St. Ruprecht). Today’s destination is the tranquil town of Murau, a medieval beer brewing town with a beer museum, the castle Murau and a beautiful centre. 

Today, you will ride your bike through the straits of the Mur valley at the foot of the Lower Tauern Mountains. In Frojach, you will find the Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum, in Frauenburg legendary ruins, and in Sauerbrunn the oldest mineral water source in Styria. Many historic sites can also be seen in Judenburg: the city tower, the former sovereign’s castle, town houses and Magdalen Church.

On the fourth day, you will visit Maria Buch (pilgrimage church) and the monastery Seckau (Benedictine abbey). In the old industrial towns, you can clearly see how successful the locals dealt with their past when watching their architectural sites: Well-kept old towns, vibrant pedestrian zones, and interesting museums. In Leoben you can visit the monastery Göss and the Gösser brewery. In Bruck an der Mur you will find interesting sites such as the Schlossberg hill, the Kornmesserhaus and the city hall.

First, you will cycle to Frohnleiten (Park Murlend, “Tratschweiberbrunnen” fountain). Then, you will find pure nature along the way: old farmhouses and orchards and high cliffs. You will come across Rabenstein castle, the Lurgrotte caves and the open-air museum Stübing. Styria's capital city, Graz, has lots of attractions: the Schlossberg hill with its clock tower, Eggenberg castle, the country house and the town hall, countless museums and great restaurants.

In Seggau castle you can visit the Fürstenzimmer (sovereign’s room) and art gallery and enjoy some wine in the 300-year-old wine cellar. This way you can get into the right mood for the South Styrian wine road. The church, the city hall, and the ship mill are all worth seeing in Mureck.

On the short final stage, you will find water of all kinds: the river Mur will guide your way, you can swim in Lake Röcksee, you can visit the mineral water spring Peterquelle and relax in the thermal waters of Bad Radkersburg (historic old town with many different architectural styles!). At the end of the day: departure/return transfer; or you can extend your trip, which we recommend in our category A hotel, since the admission to the thermal bath in Bad Radkersburg is included in the price.

Tour character

From the spring of the river Mur to the Slovenian border, the Mur cycle path inclines by a total of 1,700 metres in altitude on a length of about 365 kilometres. From St. Michael to Bad Radkersburg you will cycle downhill another 870 metres in altitude. This clearly shows that the Mur cycle path mainly goes downhill. Some slight climbs have to be cycled during the first two stages but you will always find yourself on tranquil bike paths.

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: St. Michael/Lungau
  Season 1
01.05.2022 - 06.05.2022
17.09.2022 - 24.09.2022

daily
Season 2
07.05.2022 - 20.05.2022
03.09.2022 - 16.09.2022

daily
Season 3
21.05.2022 - 02.09.2022

täglich
Mur Cycle Path, days 7, Cat. A, AT-STRMR-07A
Base price
749.00
799.00
839.00
Surcharge single room 169.00 169.00 169.00
Mur Cycle Path, days 7, Cat. B, AT-STRMR-07B
Base price
629.00
669.00
699.00
Surcharge single room 159.00 159.00 159.00
Season 1
May 1, 2022 - May 6, 2022
Sep 17, 2022 - Sep 24, 2022
daily
Season 2
May 7, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 3, 2022 - Sep 16, 2022
daily
Season 3
May 21, 2022 - Sep 2, 2022
täglich
Mur Cycle Path, days 7, Cat. A, AT-STRMR-07A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Mur Cycle Path, days 7, Cat. B, AT-STRMR-07B
Base price
Surcharge single room
749.00
169.00
629.00
159.00
799.00
169.00
669.00
159.00
839.00
169.00
699.00
159.00
Season 1
May 1, 2022 - May 6, 2022
Sep 17, 2022 - Sep 24, 2022
Season 2
May 7, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 3, 2022 - Sep 16, 2022
Season 3
May 21, 2022 - Sep 2, 2022
St. Michael/Lungau Category A
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Bad Radkersburg Category A
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
St. Michael/Lungau Category B
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Bad Radkersburg Category B
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
95.00
120.00
105.00
120.00
59.00
88.00
75.00
124.00
95.00
120.00
105.00
120.00
59.00
88.00
75.00
124.00
95.00
120.00
105.00
120.00
59.00
88.00
75.00
124.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: St. Michael/Lungau
  Season 1
May 1, 2022 - May 6, 2022
Sep 17, 2022 - Sep 24, 2022

daily
Season 2
May 7, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Sep 3, 2022 - Sep 16, 2022

daily
Season 3
May 21, 2022 - Sep 2, 2022

täglich
St. Michael/Lungau Category A
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 95.00 95.00 95.00
Extra night sgl/bb 120.00 120.00 120.00
Bad Radkersburg Category A
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 105.00 105.00 105.00
Extra night sgl/bb 120.00 120.00 120.00
St. Michael/Lungau Category B
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 59.00 59.00 59.00
Extra night sgl/bb 88.00 88.00 88.00
Bad Radkersburg Category B
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 75.00 75.00 75.00
Extra night sgl/bb 124.00 124.00 124.00
Filter
7-gear unisex with back pedal break incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
rental bike Premium (27-gear)
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
89.00
89.00
89.00
139.00
199.00
Filter
Transfer
62.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services & Extras

Services

Included

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
  • Excellently planned routes
  • Detailed travel documents, 1x per room (German, English, French), (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Not included

  • Arrival and departure
  • costs for parking
  • city tax
  • transfers
  • optional sightseeing’s
  • city maps
  • Travel Insurance
  • costs of the private requirements
Extras

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Salzburg train station, from here transfer by post bus or partly taxi bus to the Lungau; details on request.
  • Salzburg, Munich or Graz airports.
  • Free parking, carport € 20,- / week, no reservation possible/necessary!
  • Return transfer by bike taxi to St. Michael every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 14.00 and Sunday at 11.00, cost € 62,- / person incl. bike, payable on site, reservation required. 
  • The return journey by public transport requires several changes.
Hotels

Category A: 3*** and 4**** hotels and inns

 

Category B: 3*** hotels, guest houses and inns

Important notes

Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Ratings

4 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
4 stars
Sabina S. DE | 03.09.2018
Atemberaubende Berglandschaft
Landschaftlich sehr schoene Strecke an der Mur entlang durch das Salzburger Land und die Steiermarck. Maessige Steigungen an den ersten beiden Tagen werden von bildhuebscher Berglandschaft belohnt, danach breitet sich das Murtal aus und man radelt durch Weisen und Felder. Wer laendliche Idylle und Gastfreundschaft sucht wird nicht entaeuscht.

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