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SELF-GUIDED BICYCLE TOUR AUSTRIA
Cycling Through Styria & Salzburger Land
Following the Wine and Spa Route
AUSTRIA - BIKING ALONG THE MUR RIVER CYCLE PATH ,
THROUGH SALZBURGER LAND & STYRIA TO THE SLOVENIAN BORDER
Following the Wine and Spa Route from Gentian to Riesling Wine
When rivers where the easiest way to travel, traders followed river Mur on their way south from Salzburg to the Slovenian border. Do you like contrasts? Then you will love the start in Lungau - Austria’s Little Canada surrounded by 2000 and 3000 m high mountains, the unspoilt nature on the banks of Mur where more than 200 different bird species found a home and Graz the pulsating, lively capital of Styria. You finish the tour in lovely warm and fertile plains of South Styria with vineyards, pumpkin fields and thermal spas. Many museums on the way inform about local history and way of life: open air farm museums, a wood and forest museum as well as a beer museum. Welcome to Mur, welcome to Styria – Green Heart of Austria.
The bicycle-path begins beneath a spring and leads through the Salzburger Land and the Styria region to the Slovenian border. Biking along the Mur is a trip from a high-mountain region to a wine-growing region and from the Gentian to the Riesling wine regions. From the secluded farms of Lungau farmers via the pulsating capital of Graz, to the thermal spring region of southern Styria. You bike past castles and ruins, through straits and a. and wide basins on an old trade route towards the south, There is a lot to see: Timber museum, outdoor-museum, breweries and a race-rack near Zelsweg.
Tour Profile: From the spring of the Mur river to the Slovenian border, the Mur cycle path, covering a distance of 365 km/226 mi, declines by a total of 1700 meters/ 5625 ft. (difference in altitude). And from St. Michael to Bad Radkersburg the bike path declines another 870 m/2827 ft.. You bike most of the time downhill except some small ascents along the Mur. The trip is mostly on bicycle-paths and occasionally on side streets or country lanes. On the first two days several short ups are always followed by longer downhill sections. The Mur Cycle Path is well signposted and fully away from traffic (some short stages on minor roads).
Individual arrival to St. Michael im Lungau
- St. Michael –
approx. 55 km/34mi
Day 3 -
Murau – Judenburg / surroundings
approx. 65 km/40
Day 4 - Judenburg / surroundings – Bruck an der Mur / Oberaich
approx. 60 km/37
Bruck a. d. Mur / Oberaich – Graz
approx. 60 km/37
- Graz – Mureck
approx. 65 km/40 mi
Day 7 - Mureck - Bad Radkersburg approx. 25 km/15 mi
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.
Overnight Itinerary: St. Michael im Lungau - Murau – Judenburg / surroundings - Bruck an dur Mur / Oberaich – Graz - Mureck - Bad Radkersburg
SELF-GUIDED BICYCLE INN
TOUR #23063/B CAT B - 7 DAYS $750
HOTELS - 3*** Star hotels, guesthouses and pensions
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Breakfast is included every day
Single supplement - $130
Half-board surcharge - $160
TOUR #23063/A CAT A - 7 DAYS $890 Return to Top
CATEGORY A HOTELS - 3*** and 4***
Star hotels and guesthouses
Breakfast is included every day
Single supplement - $160
Half-board surcharge - $200
Bicycle Rental - $90
Bicycles: 21 speed bike with free wheel - equipment: 1 pannier bag
ELECTRIC POWERED BICYCLE: You can add the use of an electric motor to do some of the work for you. Our electric bikes increase the pedaling power 3 fold. This way bikers with different sportif conditions can book a bike tour together.
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St Michael - Cat A - $100/person Single Supplement $25
St Michael - Cat B - $85/person Single Supplement $20
Bad Radkersburg (Admission to the thermal bath Parkthetme entree included) - Cat A - $120/person Single Supplement $30
Bad Radkersburg - Cat B - From $100/person Single Supplement $25
Departures - Daily from May 1 to September 30
Hint: We recommend visiting the dramatic spring of river Mur. To get there (some short but very steep parts with a gradient of 12% and 19%) we can organize transfers. Cost € 55 (up to 4 persons incl. bicycles).
EXCLUSIONS - The insurances, the transfers from and to the airport, the drinks, the lunches, the dinners, items ofa personal nature such as phone calls, laundry or anything not specifically mentioned as included, admission fees; ferries; insurance; tips and personal expenditures.
- On the first day of the tour you will be given maps, road book,
fact sheets and tourist information.
DOSSIER - On the first day of the tour you will be given maps, road book, fact sheets and tourist information.
IN CASE OF BREAKDOWN - We do not intervene for flat tires. However, should any breakdown occur that prevents the completion of the days journey we will make repairs on the road. A phone number will be provided. All other types of necessary repairs that do not make cycling impossible will be repaired at the hotel each night.
WORLD-CLASS BICYCLE TOURS