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A unique experience in nature

River hiking in the ERZBERG LEOBEN region

In ERZBERG LEOBEN, visitors can try river hiking. The place of refreshing action is the Mur – Styria’s main river. Instead of taking a stroll along the banks, river hiking is all about experiencing the river from the water. Leisurely or action-packed – there are various ways to discover the Mur’s river landscape:

Boat trips on the Mur

Alone, just the two of you, or as a larger group: Boat trips on the Mur are a special experience. Speaking of special: Le Bootshaus offers tours for special occasions. These include offers for hen and stag parties as well as mega-SUP tours, which are perfect for groups.

The Greentour is all about the environment. Participants cover the distance to the starting point of the boat trip on a 4-seater bicycle, riding along the newly built cycle path to Hinterberg. The boat trip starts at the Leoben-Hinterberg boarding point. It then continues through the Göss district, the villa quarter, past the Waasen Bridge, past the Schwammerlturm Tower and back to Le Bootshaus.

River hiking with a stand-up paddleboard

Explore the Mur from a new perspective: standing up – on a trendy stand-up paddleboard. For beginners, lessons are recommended where you get important basic knowledge and valuable tips for your tour.

Those who already have gained some experience on the boards can take advantage of the lessons to finetune their technique and improve their skills.

Ready for the Mur:

Rent your gear and get started!

Water sports enthusiasts who prefer to have a firm hand on the tiller – or rather, the paddle – can explore the Mur on their own by making use of the local rental offers. The selection at Le Bootshaus ranges from boats to SUPs and canoes. You also don't have to worry about transporting your equipment to the respective entry points along the river, because there are special offers for that, too!

Good to know: Thanks to its fantastic location, Le Bootshaus is easily accessible by train.

Cleverly combined: activities along the Mur

Along the Mur, numerous activities can be combined with river hiking. A well-known option among cycling enthusiasts is the Mur cycle path. The fourth and fifth stages lead through the ERZBERG LEOBEN region and can be combined with a refreshing river hike. Another way to complement river hiking with another sporty activity is to take advantage of the numerous hiking trails around the Mur.

What should not be missing after an active day on the Mur? Tasty food and refreshments, of course! Delicious ice cream or Styrian delicacies: The numerous culinary establishments in the region ensure countless moments of culinary enjoyment.

Other refreshing experiences in ERZBERG LEOBEN

Nature lovers can enjoy invigorating moments by the crystal-clear waters of Grüner See (Green Lake) or Lake Leopoldsteinersee amidst unique scenery. Relaxation awaits at Asia Spa Leoben.