The Mur cycling path at a glance
The scenic arc of the Mur Cycling Path impresses from spring to autumn in an authentic, varied and enjoyable way. Gentle mountains, alpine meadows, lakes and rivers are the companions for unadulterated enjoyment of nature at the source of the Mur river in Salzburg's Lungau and in the northwest of Styria. The diversity of culinary experiences ranges from typical home cooking to the finest from the forests, meadows and rivers. To make your trip on the Mur Cycling Path the best it can be, you will find a concise overview of the most important facts about it here.
- Route: From Muhr in the Lungau holiday region to Bad Radkersburg in thermal springs country in Styria and on to Slovenia and Croatia – the individual stages can be designed and combined as you wish. In any case, get yourself some good maps (such as the bikeline guide "Mur Cycling Path", published by the Esterbauer publishing house), because there are so many great detour routes and side trips for discovering the hinterland of the Mur Cycling Path. Those who want to can travel independently or trust in the proven organisation of the tour organiser. The overnight accommodation is as diverse as the points where you can link up with other bike tours, such as via the Zirbenland Cycling Path R26 near Weißkirchen to the Drau Cycling Path, via the Rastland Cycling Path R15 near St. Michael to the Enns Cycling Path R7 or via the Mürztal Cycling Path R5 near Bruck an der Mur towards Vienna.
- Recommended schedule and route planning: You should take about a week including some spare time for sightseeing. The cycling hosts along the Mur Cycling Path will help you to plan your route. They will of course also provide you with information about bike hire and service points and have all kinds of good tips for you for additional attractions along the tour.
- Length: 457 km (356 km in Austria, 101 km through Slovenia and Croatia, without additional variations)
- Highest / lowest point: 1,765 m / 128 m
- Difficulty: Easy, for touring cyclists. Overall, the path leads downhill, but there are occasional climbs for you at the start. Detailed altitude profiles can be found on the trip portal of the Mur Cycling Path.
- Route: Paved and well-established biking trails.
- Ideal travel time: From late April to mid-October
- Arrival and departure: There are various possibilities here. Bike & rail is a popular combination. Bacher Travel also offers a return transfer from Bad Radkersburg to the Lungau on the Mur Cycling Path. Further information can be found here.
- The right bicycle: Touring or trekking bike. New: hire from one of the partners of Bacher Travel in the Lungau region an electric bike that will also be brought back from Bad Radkersburg to the starting point by Bacher Travel's Bike Express.
- Signage: Continuous with green signs with white lettering "R2 Mur Cycling Path". In the city of Graz, white signs with green lettering and the notation R2. In Slovenia, please follow the blue signs with a white cyclist.
- Out and about with children: The trip is recommended only with a Bikeability qualification or training course and the corresponding experience of riding bikes on public roads.
- Electric bikes: The Mur Cycling Path can be very easily managed with electric bikes. Many Mur Cycling Path hosts have charging stations or will help you to ensure your e-bike is fully recharged the next day. Please ask your host about this directly when making the room reservation. Please do not forget your charger!
Please see "Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ" to find additional information on how to plan the trip on the Mur Cycling Path in the best possible way.