The Mur cycle path R2 is arguably the most varied riverside cycle trail of the Alps. Starting at Hohe Tauern National Park in the SalzburgerLand region, it winds its way along the river Mur all the way to the Styrian wine and spa country in the border triangle of Austria, Slovenia and Hungary.
In between, you can find a myriad of highlights. For instance, the Graz Region with the provincial capital of Styria, located roughly at the path’s halfway point. Apart from that, many other spots across the province invite you to get off your bike and take a little break.
The best thing about it: You don’t even have to make a detour to see most of the region’s best attractions as most of them are located right along the route.
Every June, the Tour de Mur takes avid cyclists on a 333-kilometre journey from the Lungau region in Salzburg, all across Styria to the finish line in Bad Radkersburg. There are three recommended stages, with one stage goal in Graz. The event is not so much about the time you need to complete it – it’s more about the joy of riding with like-minded cyclists!
Did you know? The leisure cycle tours of Styria are perfect for all those who prefer laid-back and hassle-free cycling. Plus, they are easy to combine with the Mur cycle path!
You can only truly enjoy the exercise, beautiful landscape and fascinating sights found along the Mur Cycle Path if you take regular breaks. Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to recharge your batteries along the popular cycling route. The many restaurants and taverns that line the way invite you to stop by and enjoy – have a look at our culinary recommendations!
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