Mur cycle path
From Gentian to Welschriesling Wine.
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- self guided
Arrival in St. Michael im Lungau
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 Murau, a medieval beer brewing town with a beer museum, the castle Obermurau, 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, one 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 castle Rabenstein, the Lurgrotte caves and the open-air museum Stübing. The capital city of Styria, Graz, has lots of points of interest to offer: the Schlossberg hill with its clock tower, castle Eggenberg, the country house and the town hall, countless museums, and great restaurants.
In the castle Seggau 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. In Leibnitz the temple museum Frauenberg and the roman museum Flavia Solva.
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!).
After breakfast individual depature or transfer with our bus.
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 mostly leads downhill. Some slight climbs have to be cycled during the first two stages, but you will always find yourself on tranquil bike paths.
Category A: 4**** hotels and inns
Category B: 3*** hotels, guest houses and inns
- Overnight stays in the selected category
- Breakfast buffet
- If half board is booked: 3-course dinner
- Personal tour information
- Luggage transfer between hotels
- Excellently planned routes
- Detailed travel information
(route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)
- Entree Parktherme Bad Radkesburg (only categorie A incl.)
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Take the train to Salzburg, and then the bus or taxi bus into the Lungau region; details on request.
- Free, unattended public parking at the premises, parking garage € 9,- per day, carport € 20,- for the duration of the tour.
- If you park your car in the Lungau region, we recommend booking a return transfer by bike taxi to
- St. Michael (every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and every Sunday at 11:00 a.m.) € 55,- per person incl. bike; reservations required, payable locally. Reservations for the bike taxi have to be made when booking your initial tour package.
- If you take the train, we recommend booking the bike taxi to Graz (€ 35,- per person incl. bike) or to Bruck an der Mur (€ 43,- per person incl. bike), from where you can get onto the train lines IC4 and IC5
- Please note!
Where visitor´s tax is due, it is not included in the tour price.