Whether you prefer cycling or mountain biking: In the Murau region, a diverse network of routes full of adventures are waiting for you. Loops for leisurely rides, impressive scenic routes and the Murtalbahn as a bicycle train make for a comprehensive range of offers for cyclists and mountain bikers.
Along the Mur, over gently undulating hills, through cool forests and idyllic valleys or up to the summits of the region’s eight enchanting mountains: The picturesque landscape between the Niedere Tauern and Nockberge mountain ranges is perfect for every type of bike enthusiast. If you prefer to master the climbs without breaking quite as much of a sweat, you can explore the region on an e-bike.
The Murau region is also perfect for spontaneous bike tours: Various rental shops have bikes, e-bikes and accessories ready and waiting for you.
One of the region’s highlights for cycling enthusiasts is certainly the Mur Cycle Path: The stage through the region around the town of Murau is about 45 kilometres long and boasts beautiful views as well as an impressive route.
If you’re in the mood for a little MTB adventure, you should visit the single tracks at Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen Nature Park and on Turracher Höhe. A challenge even for experienced mountain bikers: Mühlsteinboden single track. The trail through Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen Nature Park with a difficulty of S2 first leads across meadows before it takes you onto a narrow, technical cart path.
If there’s one thing that the Murau region has enough of, it’s variety. From leisurely routes to demanding road cycling tours: You’ll be spoilt for choice and will quickly find your favourite.
Tip: the cycling map of the Murau region. All routes are marked with their respective level of difficulty. The routes are divided into three levels:
The mountain bike routes in the Murau region are incredibly diverse. If you want to cycle towards summit joy, you can choose between the peaks of Grebenzen, Kreischberg, Frauenalpe or Hochwald. They invite you to go on exciting journeys of exploration against a unique natural backdrop.
And one thing’s for sure: No matter where you go, the tour will be impressive in every respect. Every muscle of the body gets challenged, at the latest on the last few metres. But once you reach the top, you will be rewarded with magnificent views of the scenery. After a restful break, the descent tops off this wonderful experience in nature.
From the trail area on the Turracher Höhe to a pump track in St. Georgen and trails in the Zirbitzkogel-Grebenzen Nature Park, the Murau region offers a wide range of options.
In St. Georgen am Kreischberg there is a pump track where young and old can pump over the waves on bikes, scooters, roller skates or other rolling sports equipment.
This year there is a practice track for beginners and runners, a training loop and an advanced course for the pros.
Location: Kreischberg car park
If you don't have your own bike with you or need to get your bike serviced or repaired, you're sure to find what you're looking for in the Murau region: It boasts an excellent cycling infrastructure with many partners who are happy to help.
Whether you want to rent a standard road bike, an e-bike, or a mountain bike: One of the many bike rental points is always close by. The same applies, of course, to the service stations, whose staff carry out minor and major repairs.
Special equipment for mountain bikers