Mountain biking in Styria
Tours for mountain bikers in the region
Mountain bikers among those holidaying in the Murau-Kreischberg region can find some fantastic routes on the Frauenalpe and the Hochwald. Please be considerate of walkers and hikers on your mountain bike tour, and wear a helmet.
Mountain bike tour on the Frauenalpe
For mountain bikers, the route on the Frauenalpe is particularly recommended in the Murau-Kreischberg region. In order to reach the peak, there are two possibilities. Either you can start your tour in Murau and take the access road to the Murauerhütte or you can start from the latter itself. Then it's up to the summit cross on the Frauenalpe.
On the route from Murau to the Frauenalpe, ambitious mountain bikers will conquer approx. 3,340 m with an altitude difference of 414 m.
The route is accessible from 1 June to 15 September from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm and from 16 September to 31 October from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. At all other times, access to the route is prohibited due to wildlife protection and hunting seasons.
Mountain bike tour on the Hochwald
Besides the tour on the Frauenalpe, there are still a few tours on the Hochwald at Murau. This particular route starts in the town of Murau. From here, mountain bikers can choose between an easy, a moderate and a difficult circular trail on the Hochwald – you see, there's something for everyone!
The right equipment for mountain biking
- If your head is important to you, protect it. A helmet is absolutely essential when mountain biking on stony and slippery forest terrain.
- For optimum vision and eye protection, sports goggles are recommended.
- The proper dress code for mountain biking includes bicycle shorts and a jersey. The tighter the fit, the more race-oriented it is. In spring and autumn, don't forget the appropriate jacket. On the way down, things can get chilly quite quickly.
- Choose the appropriate footwear for your bike. Some mountain bikers use clipless pedals for optimum transfer of power.
- The quicker the mountain bike moves, the more important it becomes to have adequate protection. Gloves and protectors should therefore be part of your tour.
- For tours of several hours' duration, you will need a rucksack. This gives you sufficient storage space for tools, a first-aid kit, clothing for bad weather, and snacks. Some rucksacks even have back protection or a drinks system.