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Cycling in Styria

Cycling in the Murau-Kreischberg region encompasses a large selection of cycling tours and trails. The signposting system throughout the region is standardised and easy to follow. There are offers for families, involving the appropriate family-friendly cycling paths. Pedal along the River Mur and feel spurred on by the rushing water. Active holidaymakers and mountain bikers will also get their money's worth here.


Cycling in the Murau-Kreischberg region

As a visitor to the region, you have ample opportunity to use the existing cycling infrastructure. Rent out your bike or e-bike at the local hire stations. If you are travelling with your own bike, there are of course service stations that will deal with repairs both big and small.

Which cycling tour is most suitable for me?

The Murau-Kreischberg region offers numerous cycling trails at varying levels of difficulty. You decide which is best suited to you:

  • Easy cycling tour: distance up to 50 km with no climbs to speak of. Average speed is around 15 km/h
  • Moderate cycling tour: for experienced and trained cyclists, routes of up to 110 km. A bike with gears is recommended. Average speed is around 20 km/h
  • Difficult cycling tour: routes of up to 250 km, some with large differences in elevation. A bike with good derailleur gears or very good hub gears is essential. Average speed between 20 and 25 km/h

 

What cyclists can expect in the region

Murau itself will impress you with its picturesque old town. Stroll down the narrow streets, browse the shops, enjoy the atmosphere of this 'town of beer'. Pick from among the various cycling tours available, from easy to moderate to difficult, depending on your physical fitness, stamina, mood and ambition. A real secret tip to enhance your cycling experience is the Murtalbahn steam railway, which accepts bikes. This small narrow gauge railway runs between Unzmarkt and Tamsweg and will transport you and your bike from A to B. It's even free to bring your bike on board!

 

Tip: Cycling along the River Mur

The Mur Cycling Path (Murradweg) is fundamentally a leisurely family route. There are a few climbs, but only at the start. From Murau, you have the option to go to the source of the River Mur or start upriver of Murau and arrange your first night there if you are cycling the Murradweg in full.