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Experience the Mur Cycling Path

The Murradweg R2 cycle trail starts in the Hohe Tauern National Park and runs along the River Mur to Graz and through the region known as the Thermenland and Vulkanland (land of thermal springs and volcano country) to Bad Radkersburg. The excellent location of Bad Radkersburg makes it a great place to take additional tours to Slovenia or Hungary! As you cycle along the River Mur, you will notice the differences in climate and landscape, starting from colossal mountain scenery in Salzburg and ending in the flatlands of Styria's Thermen- & Vulkanland. You'll also notice a few degrees' difference in temperature, as the southern Thermenland is known for welcoming spring slightly earlier than elsewhere.


Stages of the Mur Cycling Path

Stages one and two of the Murradweg R2 take you 83 km from the source of the Mur near Muhr, situated in Salzburg's Lungau region, to Murau. From Murau, you embark on stage three to Judenburg (50.4 km). So if you’ve scheduled your first night's rest in Murau, you will have covered the start of the Murradweg perfectly. Further stage destinations include St. Michael, Frohnleiten, Wildon and Bad Radkersburg. In Austria, the Murradweg is 356 km in total, is well-signposted throughout, and passes via asphalt, gravel and dirt roads. In principle, it is a leisurely family tour, although there are a few gradients that are rather more suitable for touring cyclists at the beginning.

 

The town of Murau

In Murau itself, there are hotels and guesthouses aplenty enabling you to recuperate properly after the first stage. TIP: Stay for two nights and discover the lovely old town of Murau, also known for its beer. Murau itself is notable for its beautiful buildings and medieval atmosphere. Stroll along the Mur, go shopping, visit the Brewery Museum or Castle Murau. Unwind with a trip on the Murtalbahn steam railway, relax at one of the many pavement cafes and enjoy the culinary variety.

 

Bike hire and bike service points

Of course, the Murau-Kreischberg region is also well-stocked with bike hire and service points. Are you considering doing a stage and would like to hire a bike while you're there? About the Murtalbahn steam railway: the small narrow gauge railway between Unzmarkt and Tamsweg is perfect for a day's cycling tour. Bring your bikes aboard any of the carriages, or store them conveniently in the separate cycle carriage. It is also possible to get on in Murau or St. Georgen/Murau, go to Tamsweg and then return to Murau by bike.

 

Holiday in the Murau-Kreischberg region

Perhaps you'd like to stay a few more nights in the Murau-Kreischberg region and explore other routes in the region by bike? Take your pick from among easy to difficult tours. It is best to contact us directly; we will be happy to help you plan your cycling tour along the Murradweg, including luggage transport between the individual stage destinations, or when deciding which routes to do during your cycling holiday!

Accommodation along the Murradweg