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Rabenstein Castle on the Mur

Mur Cycle Path

From Gentian to Riesling Wine

7 Days / 6 Nights
Rabenstein Castle on the Mur

The morning of a cycle holiday on the Mur Cycle Path begins with a look out of your hotel window. What do you see? Green hills and forests, for which Styria is famous, and small charming Austrian towns and villages. A little further along the route you meet the Mur every day and it accompanies you to Bad Radkersburg. The special thing about it: you’re always travelling a little downhill on the Mur! The Austrian part of the Mur Cycle Path is 330 kilometres long and begins in St Michael in Lungau in Salzburg. On the seventh day of your cycling holiday you can watch the landscape change – from the mountainous Lungau to the lush green hills of Styria.

From Salzburg to the South Styrian thermal region, from Lungau mountain cheese to Styrian pumpkin seed oil: go on a week of cycling along the Mur Cycle Path with Eurobike. The bike tour without luggage stops at the best spots on the path, so you can take in all the cultural and culinary offerings. How about a visit to the beer museum in Murau? Or a day dedicated to art in Graz with the famous Murinsel? Or would you like an afternoon in one of the cosy taverns? The seven-day cycling holiday has been expertly put together by the Eurobike team, so you won’t miss anything worth seeing!

  • Quiet places and a lively city: On the cycle tour along the Mur Cycle Path you can enjoy both – small towns and the pulsating state capital of Graz.
  • Enjoy the ‘Buschenschanken’ like the Styrians do: In the typical Buschenschanken you can taste the regional delicacies such as cider and famous Brettljause with roast pork, cheese, pumpkin seed spread and black bread. Numerous Buschenschanken are right on the cycle path!

Your cycling holiday begins with your own journey to St. Michael im Lungau. You can get your high-quality bike in this tranquil town in the Salzburger Land. Over the next few days you will continue to move eastwards before your cycle tour ends in Bad Radkersburg on the Slovenian border. The daily rides are always on cycle paths and are between 25 and 65 kilometres long, but are usually easy to master. Recommendation: Extend your holiday in Styria with a visit to the Heiltherme Bad Redkersburg. The mineral-rich water is a blessing for strained muscles.


Itinerary at a glance

Peaceful natural settings accompany you along the Mur River, while a lively university city awaits you in Graz. In addition to alpine meadows and historic structures, culinary delights such as sumptuous cold cut plates in rustic wine taverns will delight you.


Trip to the Spring of the River Mur approx. 55 km
There is little traffic on the way along the river Mur to the national park town Muhr. You will cycle past colourful meadows to the car park Muritzen (transfer possibility for € 75,- for up to 4 people incl. bikes, 5-8 people: € 95 incl. bike). From there, you will cycle uphill on a partly very steep route (gradients of 1 % and 19%) to the Stickler alpine hut. The last part of the way, you will walk to the spring of the river Mur on 1898 metres in altitude (about one hour hike). Then, you will ride your bike downhill back to St. Michael. Transfer possibilities depend on the weather and operate from the end of May at the earliest! Due to varying weather conditions, the information about transfer possibilities is subject to change.

Hotel (example):

Cat. A: Romantikhotel Wastlwirt
Cat. B: Stofflerwirt

First, you will cycle to Tamsweg (historic market place, pilgrimage church of St. Leonhard). This region is characterised by wood in all its diversity (wood museum St. Ruprecht). Today’s destination is the tranquil town of Murau, a medieval beer brewing town with a beer museum, the castle Murau and a beautiful centre. 

Hotel (example):

Cat. A: Hotel Lercher
Cat. B: Guesthouse Lercher

Today, you will ride your bike through the straits of the Mur valley at the foot of the Lower Tauern Mountains. In Frojach, you will find the Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum, in Frauenburg legendary ruins, and in Sauerbrunn the oldest mineral water source in Styria. Many historic sites can also be seen in Judenburg: the city tower, the former sovereign’s castle, town houses and Magdalen Church.

Hotel (example):

Cat. A: JUFA Hotel Judenburg
Cat. B: Landpension Birker

On the fourth day, you will visit Maria Buch (pilgrimage church) and the monastery Seckau (Benedictine abbey). In the old industrial towns, you can clearly see how successful the locals dealt with their past when watching their architectural sites: Well-kept old towns, vibrant pedestrian zones, and interesting museums. In Leoben you can visit the monastery Göss and the Gösser brewery. In Bruck an der Mur you will find interesting sites such as the Schlossberg hill, the Kornmesserhaus and the city hall.

Hotel (example):

Cat. A: Hotel Landskron
Cat. B: Guesthouse Pichler

First, you will cycle to Frohnleiten (Park Murlend, “Tratschweiberbrunnen” fountain). Then, you will find pure nature along the way: old farmhouses and orchards and high cliffs. You will come across Rabenstein castle, the Lurgrotte caves and the open-air museum Stübing. Styria's capital city, Graz, has lots of attractions: the Schlossberg hill with its clock tower, Eggenberg castle, the country house and the town hall, countless museums and great restaurants.

Hotel (example):

Cat. A: Mercure Graz
Cat. B: Intercity Hotel

In Seggau castle you can visit the Fürstenzimmer (sovereign’s room) and art gallery and enjoy some wine in the 300-year-old wine cellar. This way you can get into the right mood for the South Styrian wine road. The church, the city hall, and the ship mill are all worth seeing in Mureck.

Hotel (example):

Cat. A and B: Pension Steirerland

On the short final stage, you will find water of all kinds: the river Mur will guide your way, you can swim in Lake Röcksee, you can visit the mineral water spring Peterquelle and relax in the thermal waters of Bad Radkersburg (historic old town with many different architectural styles!). At the end of the day: departure/return transfer; or you can extend your trip, which we recommend in our category A hotel, since the admission to the thermal bath in Bad Radkersburg is included in the price.

Route information


From the spring of the river Mur to the Slovenian border, the Mur cycle path inclines by a total of 1,700 metres in altitude on a length of about 365 kilometres. From St. Michael to Bad Radkersburg you will cycle downhill another 870 metres in altitude. This clearly shows that the Mur cycle path mainly goes downhill. Some slight climbs have to be cycled during the first two stages but you will always find yourself on tranquil bike paths.

Prices & Dates

Category A: 3***- and 4****-hotels, in Mureck 3*** inn

Category B: 3***-hotels, guest houses and inns

Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Men's bike 21-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

High-quality men's touring bike with classic diamond frame

Body size approx. 165 cm - 205 cm

56-51 "sloping" cm |
60 cm |
64 cm
Unisex bike 21/24-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

High-quality unisex touring bike with comfortable low entry

Body size approx. 148 cm - 190 cm

43 cm |
46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Unisex bike 7-speed
Hub gears with coaster brake

High-quality unisex touring bike with coaster brake on the rear wheel

Body size approx. 155 cm - 190 cm

46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Unisex Electro bike 8-speed
Hub gears with freewheel

High-quality unisex electric bike with comfortable low entry

Body size approx. 148 cm - 195 cm

46 cm "xs" |
46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Rental Bike PLUS 20/27-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

Sportier, lighter and more precise premium rental bike with diamond frame

Body size approx. 155 cm - 205 cm

46 cm |
50 cm |
51 cm |
55 cm |
60 cm |
63 cm

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents, 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer by bus to St. Michael, (every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 2 pm and every Sunday at 11 am) EUR 79 per person incl. bike, reservation is necessary, to be paid at the time. You can also leave the bus in Graz, costs EUR 69 per person incl. bike or Bruck an der Mur, costs EUR 65 per person incl. bike

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Train station Salzburg, then continue with the bus or taxi bus into the Lungau region; details on request.
  • Airport Salzburg, Munich or Graz
  • Free parking, carport EUR 30 per week, no reservation possible
  • The return journey with public transport requires several changes of trains

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • You can book extra nights for any day of your tour. Prices upon request!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

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