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8 Days River Mur Cycle Path Bike Tour in Austria

Hotel Zum Weißen Stein, Marktstraße 158, St Michael im Lungau, Tamsweg, Salzburg, Austria

Picturesque Austria Bike Tour

This River Mur bike tour begins in the surroundings of Salzburg, the Lungau, and the cycle path leads from Styria onto the "Steirische Holzstraße" to the thermal region around Bad Radkersburg. The special attractions of this cycling tour are its great variety and beautiful landscapes, from high mountains to the wine growing country, past castles, fortresses, breweries, open-air and wood museum. This is definitely a bike tour you have been craving for!

Key Information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Lodging: Point to point
  • Terrain: Mostly flat
  • Difficulty level: Challenging (Cyclist needs to have high level of fitness, must be an active rider, the terrain includes really challenging climbs/or 46-80 or more miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 208 miles / 335 kilometers
  • Bike type: Hybrid bike
  • E-bike: Available to rent for 180 EUR per person per stay

Highlights

  • 6-day self-guided tour
  • Cycling along the River Mur
  • Starts in St. Michael and ends in Bad Radkersburg
  • Cycling along high rock walls, past old farms, orchards, and forests
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel as far as Bad Radkersburg
  • Cycle map with short English tour description
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast

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Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels and inns on the River Mur cycle path during the tour.

Program

Day 1: Individual arrival in St. Michael im Lungau

Check-in, handover of rented bike and information meeting in the evening regarding the cycling holidays. Take your time visiting the former coal-mining village of the 12th century.

  • Example of hotel: Hotel Zum Weißen Stein in St. Michael (3-star hotel)

Day 2: St. Michael im Lungau - Murau (approximately 55 kilometers)

Today, enjoy cycling along romantic side roads via Tamsweg (historical market square and church of pilgrimage St. Leonhard) to St. Ruprecht, with its wood museum and to the lovely medieval breweries village of Murau, with its beer museum and Obermurau Castle.

  • Example of hotel: Hotel-Gasthof Lercher in Murau

Day 3: Murau - Judenburg / surroundings (approximately 65 kilometers)

Through the narrow passage of the Mur Valley on the foot of the Lower Tauern Mountain the bike route leads past fortress ruins to Judenburg, where for example the city tower, the former fortress or the Magdalen church are well-worth seeing.

  • Example of hotel: Gasthof Bräuer in Weißkirchen (3-star hotel)

Day 4: Judenburg / surroundings - Bruck an der Mur / Oberaich (approximately 60 kilometers)

The church of pilgrimage Maria Buch, the Monastery Seckau and the Abbey Göss (brewery) with its museum are the highlight of today's cycle route, before reaching Bruck an der Mur. In the evening strolling up to the Schlossberg is a great finish for today.

  • Example of hotel: Gasthof Pichler in Oberaich

Day 5: Bruck an der Mur / Oberaich-Graz (approximately 60 kilometers)

Enjoy cycling along high rock walls, past old farms, orchards and forests. Castle Rabenstein, the Lurgrotte and the open-air museum Stübing are on your way to Graz, Styria's capital and today's final distance Graz has much to offer: visit the Schlossberg with its famous “Uhrturm”, numerous museums, great pubs and taverns.

  • Example of hotel: Gasthof-Pension Zur Steirerstub'n in Graz

Day 6: Graz–Leibnitz (approximately 45 kilometers)

Castle Seggau near Leibnitz with its chambers, a great gallery and the 300 years old wine cellar are the best start for the Styria Weinstraße (wine-route). In Mureck well worth seeing is the city hall and Castle Obermureck during today's bike tour.

  • Example of hotel: Hotel Römerhof in Leibnitz (3-star hotel)

Day 7: Leibnitz - Bad Radkersburg (approximately 50 kilometers)

Along today's short stage you have water of all kinds: River Mur as guidance, Lake Röcksee to swim, the Peterquelle spring for its mineral water and the Thermal spring in Bad Radkersburg (historical old town with many different constitutions.

  • Example of hotel: Hotel Birkenhof in Bad Radkersburg (3-star hotel)

Day 8: Individual departure or extra nights

Individual departure or transfer by bus from Bad Radkersburg to St. Michael (daily, except Tuesday and Thursday) for more details please see rates.

Bike rental information

21-speed unisex bike

  • Brand: KTM
  • Frame: Aluminium rims
  • Gear shift: 21-gear with free wheel, Shimano ALIVIO derailleur
  • Brakes: V-brakes
  • Saddle: Selle Royal, diameter of seat post from 27.2 to 31.4 millimeters

7-speed unisex bike

  • Brand: KTM
  • Frame: Aluminium rims
  • Gear shift: 7-gear, with back pedal brakes, Shimano NEXUS gear hub
  • Brakes: V-brakes
  • Saddle: Selle Royal, diameter of seat post from 27,2 to 31,4 millimeters

21-speedbike for men

  • Brand: KTM
  • Frame: Aluminium rims
  • Gear shift: 21-gear with free wheel, Shimano ALIVIO derailleur
  • Brakes: V-brakes
  • Saddle: Selle Royal, diameter of seat post from 27.2 to 31.4 millimeters
  • Note: Reservation absolutely necessary!

Electrically powered bike

  • Brand: KTM
  • Type: Pedelec
  • Motor: Electric drive, weight: 23 kilograms
  • Support for driving: 80 kilometers per charge
  • Wheels: 28 inch

Location

In this bike tour, you will cycle through the River Mur cycle path in Austria.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel as far as Wittenberg
  • Information material (cycle map with short English tour description) per room
  • Personal information meeting on site
  • Service hotline also at the weekend
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Welcome drink upon arrival

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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