Bike Tours

Austria is a biker paradise. Everyone finds a suitable track for himself among the diverse levelled, varied length bike routes that go along the most beautiful scenery. Besides these you can use the bike service and the perfect infrastructure: bike for rent, bicycle service centre and of course the Mur-basin cyclist railway.

Murradweg bike route R2

Of the six Styrian riverside bike routes the Murradweg route is the longest. This road connects Hohen Tauern with the most southern point of Styria, with Bad Radkersburg. There is barely another route, which presents the diversity and beauty of Styria as expressively as the Murradweg.
Itinerary: Muhr in Lungau – Murau – Zeltweg – Leoben – Bruck an der Mur – Graz – Bad Radkersburg

Day 1.  Tamsweg - Thomatal - Mauternsdorf - Tamsweg (35,5 km)

  • difficulty: easy
  • distance: 35,5 km
  • climb: 251 m
  • descend: 264 m
  • length: 2:46 h
  • lowest altitude: 1012 m
  • highest altitude: 1147 m

From Tamsweg with its beautiful historic centre, we drive via the romantic Thoma valley, pass the medieval castle Moosham, Neuseß to Mauterndorf. Backwards we drive via Mariapfarr, and we reach the main route of the Murradweg.

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Day 2. Tamsweg - Rinegg - Murau (49 km)

  • difficulty: medium
  • distance: 49 km
  • climb: 476 m
  • descend: 778 m
  • length: 4:30 h
  • lowest altitude: 813 m (Murau)
  • highest altitude: 1242 m (Krakaudorf)

The tour starts in Tamsweg on the foot of the Krakau up to Rinegg. In Rinegg is the Maria pilgrimage church worth to visit. The destination is Murau, a medieval brewery town, with brewery museum, catle Obermurau and a wonderful historical centre.

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Day 3. Murau - Scheifling - Judenburg (51,2 km)

  • difficulty: medium
  • distance: 51,2 km
  • climb: 529 m
  • descend: 643 m
  • length: 4:40 h
  • lowest altitude: 693 m (Judenburg)
  • highest altitude: 821 m (Murau)

The third stage along the Mur goes from Murau via Scheifling to Judenburg. In Judenburg there is the highest planetarium of the world, and also one of the 10 most modern planetariums in Europe.

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Day 4. Judenburg - Wipfelwanderweg - Seckau - Judenburg (62 km)

  • difficulty: medium
  • distance: 62 km
  • climb: 610 m
  • descend: 882 m
  • length: 3:41 h
  • lowest altitude: 640 m (Kobenz)
  • highest altitude: 901 m (Seckau)

The Murradweg leads from Judenburg to Knittelfeld and we make a little side trip to try the Tree-Top Hike in Rachau. Afterwards the way goes to Seckau, to the gothic monastery Seckau. After Seckau, we ride via Unterfarrach back to Judenburg.

 

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Day 5. Oberzeiring - Hohentauern - Oberzeiring (48 km)

  • difficulty: medium
  • distance: 48 km
  • climb: 357 m
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  • descend: 357 m
  • length: 4:10 h
  • lowest altitude: 912 m (Oberzeiring)
  • highest altitude: 1281 m (Hohentauern)

From Oberzeiring the Hohentauern pass is easy to succeed, with a 10% rise. From the top you will have an amazing view, and the return journey is much more comfortable.

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Day 6. Oberwölz - Katsch an der Mur - Sankt Peter am Kammersberg - Oberwölz (37 km)

  • difficulty: medium
  • distance: 37 km
  • climb: 650 m
  • descend: 815 m
  • length: 3:23 h
  • lowest altitude: 830 m (Oberwölz)
  • highest altitude: 1112 m (Rappl)

This tour starts in Oberwölz and after a little mountain climbing, the first station is Katsch an der Mur. Afterwards the serpentines leads to Sankt Peter am Kammersberg, and then back to Oberwölz.

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Murradweg bike route R2

Of the six Styrian riverside bike routes the Murradweg route is the longest. This road connects Hohen Tauern with the most southern point of Styria, with Bad Radkersburg. There is barely another route, which presents the diversity and beauty of Styria as expressively as the Murradweg.
Itinerary: Muhr in Lungau – Murau – Zeltweg – Leoben – Bruck an der Mur – Graz – Bad Radkersburg