Biketour Mur cyclepath
Biketour Mur cyclepath
Biketour Mur cyclepath

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
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Anke Tammen

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.

Radurlaub Deutschland

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 28, 2018 - May 25, 2018
Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 29, 2018
Season 2
May 26, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018
Mur Cycle Path, days 7, Cat. A, AT-STRMR-07A
Base price
Surcharge half board
Surcharge single room
Mur Cycle Path, days 7, Cat. B, AT-STRMR-07B
Surcharge half board
Surcharge single room
669,00
165,00
155,00
125,00
129,00
725,00
165,00
155,00
Season 1
Apr 28, 2018 - May 25, 2018
Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 29, 2018
Season 2
May 26, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018
St. Michael/Lungau A Komfort
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p. p. dbl/bb
Bad Radkersburg A Komfort
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p. p. dbl/bb
Bad Radkersburg - St. Michael/Lungau A Komfort
Extra night p. p. dbl/bb
St. Michael/Lungau B Standard
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p. p. dbl/bb
Bad Radkersburg B Standard
Extra night sgl/bb
Extra night p. p. dbl/bb
102,00
79,00
110,00
95,00
79,00
73,00
55,00
91,00
69,00
102,00
79,00
110,00
95,00
79,00
Price
7-gear unisex
7-gear gents
21-gear unisex
21-gear gents
Electric bike
75,00
75,00
75,00
75,00
180,00

Services & Extras

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal
  • Welcome briefing
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
  • Excellently planned routes
  • Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • GPS-data is available
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Salzburg train station, and then by bus or taxi into the Lungau region; details on request.
  • Airport: Salzburg, Munich or Graz
  • Free parking, garage €9 and carport €20 per week, no reservation possible
  • Return transfer by bus to St. Michael, (every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 2pm and every Sunday at 11am) €52 per person incl. bike. Reservation is necessary. You can also take the bus in Graz (costs €32 per person incl. bike or Bruck an der Mur (costs €40 per person incl. bike).
  • The return journey with public transport requires you to change trains a lot 

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