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One of Austria’s most beautiful river cycling trails

The Mur cycle path

Water, mighty Alpine mountains, charming towns and picturesque vineyards: The Mur cycle path has all of this and more! On its way through Styria, from the High Tauern mountains to Bad Radkersburg, the cycling route is full of pleasant surprises and culinary delights. 

In the green heart of Austria, guests are being spoilt with a wide range of regional delicacies. What’s more, there are numerous sights and attractions to visit along the way. The central section of this wonderful cycling trail passes right through Hochsteiermark.


to know

Another picturesque cycling trail ends in Bruck an der Mur: the Mürz Valley cyle path R5. If you would like to explore this beautiful trail, we recommend starting in Mürzsteg / Mürzer Oberland and continue towards Bruck as the trail is gently downward sloping from there.

The Mur cycle path in a nutshell

  • Starting point: Sticklerhütte in Muhr im Lungau/Province of Salzburg
  • End point: Legrad/Croatia
  • Total distance: 453 kilometres
  • Stages: 8
  • Difficulty: easy to intermediate
  • Best time to visit: April to November
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The Mur cycle path in its entirety

See the entire route with detailed descriptions


Useful information for your ride

Cycling along the river Mur is an amazing experience. To make your trip a success, we have compiled some useful information:


the packing list

Of course, you can buy everything you forget during your trip. However, isn’t it much nicer to come well prepared and instead buy some nice souvenirs to bring back home? That’s why we have compiled a little checklist for your cycling trip.

Accommodation along the Mur cycle path

Are there any accommodation options especially for cyclists? Of course there are! The “Bett+Bike” hotels and private rentals know just what cyclists need. Even if you only plan to spend one night, these accommodation providers offer you their full range of services. Plus, the region boasts many other bike-friendly accommodation options that cater specifically to the needs and wishes of cyclists.

A convenient combination: bike & train

Maybe you need a little break from cycling or would like to skip one stage of the route. Or maybe you need to get back to the starting point of your trip, where you have parked your car. Either way, 70 train stations across Styria make it easy for you to hop on the train during your cycling trip. One of the region’s major stations is located in Bruck an der Mur. Of course, you can take your bike on the train too. For more detailed information on timetables and connections, visit the Verbundsauskunft website. To get back to the starting point of your tour, you can also use the Radexpress service of Bacher Reisen.

Other useful information

How is the Mur cycle path designated? Is it suitable for children? Is there a GPS track? For answers to these and other questions, have a look at our FAQ section.

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