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.
The central section of the popular river cycling trail in the green heart of Austria passes right through Hochsteiermark. On the section between Leoben and Fronleiten, you will pass the lovely city of Bruck an der Mur. Make sure to take a break there and visit the charming Old Town! Or even better, spend a night in Bruck! This gives you more time to explore Kornmesserhaus, the Eiserne Brunnen, the town hall with its arcade courtyard, Schlossberg hill and more. And of course, more time for a shopping spree, a visit to one of the city’s lovely cafés or a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.
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.
Cycling along the river Mur is an amazing experience. To make your trip a success, we have compiled some useful information:
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.
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.
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.
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.