River Mur Cycle Trail
From the Tauern to Styrian Wine and Spa Country
Perhaps the most scenically diverse river cycle trail, the River Mur Cycle Trail begins in Lungau in the federal state of Salzburg in Hohe Tauern National Park. Characterised by diverse, constantly changing scenery, the trail slopes gently downhill. it leads to a number of high-quality culinary establishments on the banks of the Mur, where you can experience the famous Styrian hospitality.
The huge number of natural experiences along the cycle trail allow you to forget the daily grind and let your troubles fade away. How could it be otherwise when rolling hills, mountain pastures and lakes accompany you along the entire way. But that’s not all: historic little towns such as Tamsweg, Murau, Judenburg, Leoben and the market town of Bruck an der Mur offer an impressive range of culinary and cultural options and are ideal places to stop off and relax. North of Graz, in the area around the romantically located town of Frohnleiten, a wide variety of excursion destinations and annual events offer an exciting balance to your active holiday. Old farms, orchards and high rock faces are a constant reminder of just how unique this cycle tour is. The Lurgrotte, Austria’s oldest active dripstone cave, and Stübing Open-Air Museum are just a few of the region’s highlights.
Upon arrival in Graz, the cultural, epicurean capital, home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites – the Old Town and Eggenberg Palace – numerous sights await those who love culture. There are plenty of historical sites to discover around the clock tower. It is these places that give the town its unique charm with their red roofs. Enlivened by the city, the River Mur Cycle Trail continues south to discover Mediterranean flair. Romantic vineyards, hot springs, pumpkins fields and orchards define the landscape south of Graz. Relax in one of the two thermal spas in the Parktherme in Bad Radkersburg. The final stage leads over the border to Slovenia and on to Legrad in Croatia. You will experience the exciting history of the development of the border region between Austria, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia until the Mur converges with the Drava.
Start: Muhr im Lungau
Aim: Legrad (HR)
Muhr im Lungau
Level of difficulty:Beginner/intermediate
Mainly downhill with no traffic, some minor climbs, in SI/HR some minor roads
Ideal time to travelMay - October
Signposting:R2 in Austria
Mobility & Return transfer:
By train or the bike shuttle run by Bacher Reisen – Further information: www.murradweg.com
Further information:T: +43 316 40030
Suitable apps:App for IOS
App for Android
Cycling accommodation providers in Austria River Mur Cycle Trail
You will find bicycle-friendly accommodation establishments with the ADFC bett+bike seal of quality all along the best cycle trails in Austria. They range from small inns to 4-star hotels. If you’re looking for accommodation on particular cycle trails or in particular Austrian states, you can use the filters options.
"La Cucina" is a blend of hotel, restaurant, pizzeria and café, offering guests an ample selection of culinary...
The IntercityHotel Graz welcomes its guests in the stylish design by Matteo Thun right next to the main train station...
AMEDIA Luxury Suites Graz
Spend the night in a work of art – 49 (p)’arts of living! Those who haven’t stayed here yet are definitely miss...
The hotel with tradition and comfort In Niklasdorf, in the heart of Upper Styria and just 4 km from Leoben, right on ...
Cycling, Relaxation, Culture – My Type of Holiday! 4-star Hotel Kongress and 3-star sister hotel Kindler are in the...
Hotel Domittner | Restaurant Klöcherhof
The cycling hotel in the Bad Radkersburg cycling region The Hotel Klöcherhof is run by the Domittner family – it’s p...
****Hotel Brücklwirt is located directly on the River Mur Cycle Trail, making it a wonderful starting point for vari...
Gasthof Bräuer, a former estate with a long beer brewing history, is run by the 9th generation of the Eibensteiner...
Hotel & Gasthof Lercher
Tradition inn culture in Murau The year 1704 is inscribed on the archway of this building in Murau’s old town, and ...
Genuss-Pension Herti Having reopened in July 2017, Genuss-Pension Herti has been revitalised using modern and sustain...
Located in the heart of Styria, directly on the Mur Cycle Trail, halfway between the source of the Mur and Bad Radker...
AMEDIA Express Graz Airport
EXPRESS YOUR WAY TO TRAVEL! The AMEDIA Express Graz Airport is a lifestyle hotel with all of the “must-haves” and mor...
The cycling hotel in the northwest of Graz The Fischerwirt in Gratwein-Straßengel has been a family-run business for...
Martinhof – My Little Hotel Styrian hospitality for over 50 years…The Martinhof is located in the middle of the Sty...
Gasthof zum Thomahan
The family-run inn in the north of Graz Visit the Gasthof zum Thomahan in Friesach and treat yourself to excellent fo...
The family-run inn The Gästehaus Rosi is located on the edge of Bad Radkersburg. It was built in 1995 and is on the ...
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