3*** and 4**** hotels and inns
3*** hotels, guest houses and inns
Once upon a time, traders moved southwards along this way from the country of Salzburg to the Slovenian border. Follow their traces along the river Mur through lush landscapes.
Do you like opposites? 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!
Atlernatively we do also offer a tour 6 days / 5 nights from St. Michael im Lungau - Graz. Please ask us for the offer!
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 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.
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 surrounded by 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 await you. 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 (Murlendpark, "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 a lot 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 Mureck the church, the city hall, and the ship mill are worth seeing.
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.
ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE
ARRIVAL BY PLANE
Airport: Salzburg (SZG), Munich (MUC), Graz (GRZ)
Flights can be booked individually. For details see your final travel documents.
ARRIVAL BY CAR
Parking: free of charge, public parking, parking garage € 9,-/day, carport € 20.-/week, no reservation possible/necessary.
ARRIVAL BY TRAIN
Train station: take the train to Salzburg, and then the bus or taxi bus into the Lungau region; details on request.
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,-/person incl bike; reservations required, payable locally. Reservations for the bike taxi have to be made when booking your initial tour package.
Possible get-off: Graz (€ 35.-/person incl bike), Bruck an der Mur (€ 43.-/person incl bike)
Trip to the Spring of the River Mur approx. 55 km
There is little traffic on the way along the river Mur to the national park town Muhr. You will cycle through colourful meadows to the car park Muritzen (transfer possibility for € 70,- for up to 4 people incl. bikes, € 60,- for up to 4 people excl. bikes, 5-8 people: € 90,- incl. bike). From there, you will cycle uphill, on a partly very steep route (gradients of 12 % and 19 %) to the Stickler alpine hut. The last part of the way, you will walk to the spring of river Mur on 1898 metres in altitude (about one hour hike). Then you will ride your bike downhill back to St. Michael. Transfer possibilities depend on the weather and operate from the end of May at the earliest! Due to varying weather conditions, the information about transfer possibilities is subject to change.
|S1||02.05. - 22.05.20||Category B||daily||book now|
|S2||23.05. - 04.09.20||Category B||daily||book now|
|S1||05.09. - 19.09.20||Category B||daily||book now|
|S1||02.05. - 22.05.20||Category A||daily||book now|
|S2||23.05. - 04.09.20||Category A||daily||book now|
|S1||05.09. - 19.09.20||Category A||daily||book now|
|Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults|
Bicycle & equipment
|St. Michael Cat A (dbl/sgl)||85/110|
|St. Michael Cat B (dbl/sgl)||59/78|
|Bad Radkersburg* Cat A (dbl/sgl)||99/114|
|Bad Radkersburg Cat B (dbl/sgl)||69/41|
|Additional nights in every other destination||on request|
* incl. admission to the thermal bath Parktherme for category A
3*** and 4**** hotels and inns
3*** hotels, guest houses and inns
Bicycles inclusive panniers:
7- (back pedal break) or 21-speed-bikes (freewheel) with light, carrier, mudguards, service-set with tools and spare tube, bicycle pump and combination lock.
7-speed-bikes with Shimano NEXUS with hub gear
21-speed-bikes with Shimano ALIVIO with derailleur gear
E-Bikes / Pedelecs:
8-speed-bikes with hub gear (three support levels, LCD-Display, bicycle computer)
With an E-bike every bike tour is a breeze! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern electro bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... Acclivity can be handled easily.
A note to our customers: Electric bikes are a great thing! However, due to their characteristics (high weight + high speed) they should only be booked by very experienced and safe cyclists with a good sense of balance. E-bikes are not appropriate for persons who do not ride bikes frequently.
You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. This is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.