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Mur-Cycle Path

Salzburg mountain farmers and Styrian castles.

Following in the footsteps of former traders you cycle with the whole family south, more precisely to Styria. Starting from the mountain giants of the Salzburger Lungau, you pedal hard. During cycling, both big and small marvel at imposing mountain ranges and dreamlike natural scenery.

Culture and indulgence are in the foreground on the varied Mur river cycle path. Together, you will cycle past historic towns, cultural hotspots and interesting castles and palaces. Natural bathing lakes, thermal baths, museums and Spielberg provide that extra hit of adventure - for the whole family. If the little ones have enough of cycling, a trip to the surrounding leisure attractions offers the perfect change.

So much is clear: culinary delight is capitalised in Styria. Numerous regional delicacies and hearty fare spoil you in each stage. The best thing about it: the local specialities also taste good to the kids! Feast on Styrian fried chicken, pumpkin seed oil and apple tiramisu. Foodie tip: When the little cyclers fall into bed, mum and dad can treat themselves to a glass of fine Styrian wine.

Details about the cycle tour for families on the Mur Cycle Path

The cycle tour starts in St. Michael im Lungau. You cycle comfortably to Ramingstein, where the castle Finstergrün protrudes from the village. Knights and damsels say ‘hello’ as you enjoy the medieval atmosphere during a castle tour.

Murau and Scheifling/Unzmarkt are further milestones. If the little ones‘ legs are already losing their strength, treat yourself to a free afternoon at the natural bathing lake in Scheifling. Find a nice place right off the cycle path and relax.

On the bike saddle we continue to Judenburg via St. Michael until you have the destination Bruch and der Mur in your sights. Once in the historic city, you can put the wheels aside and enjoy some family time. A small city walk completes the successful cycle tour with your loved ones.

Highlights of the family cycle tour at a glance

  • Therme Aqualux: Water lovers take note! In Judenburg, a rippling water world awaits the whole family in the Therme Aqualux. A slide paradise, wonderful food and relaxation for young and old make for an unforgettable experience.
  • Spielberg: A detour to the Red Bull Ring brings you closer to Formula One and Lewis Hamilton. Squeaky tires and impressive driving experiences await motorsport-enthusiastic families!

Useful information about the tour

One the sweeping cycle tour along the Mur you travel 185km by bike over eight days. The routes are consistently flat, so the cycle tour is perfectly tailored to families.

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  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • No minimum age
  • Approx. 185 km
Customer service
Angelika Spindler
+43 6219 7444 192 Contact

Itinerary

You start your cycle tour along the river Mur. Have your first intervall at Mossham palace. Guided tours of the palace possible daily, guided tours especially for children available every Thursday. Onwards via Tamsweg to Ramingstein, where the next castle already awaits: Finstergrün Castle!

approx. 25 km

You continue along the course of the river Mur to St. Ruprecht, where you can visit a Styrian timber museum. Then onwards into the brewery town of Murau.

approx. 30 km

Only after a few kilometres you reach Frojach, home of the narrow-gauge railway museum. After that onwards to Scheifling, where you can spend the afternoon relaxing until the end of the day at the natural bathing lake located directly at the Mur-cycle-path!

approx. 25/30 km

A stopover in the Styrian leisure park ‚Fairy Tale Forest - Märchenwald Steiermark’ is highly recommended. In your Day Finish Judenburg the adventure pool awaits or the thermal spa Aqualux with separate children and family area!

approx. 30/35 km

For cycle and motor sport enthusiasts we suggest a detour to the Austrian Formula 1 race course ‚Spielberg-Ring’. Then via Knittelfeld with its model railway museum onwards to St. Michael in Upper Styria. In this village, you find an open-air museum, created in a 300-year old farm house.

approx. 40 km

You cycle via Leoben, Styria’s second biggest city, all the way to your Day Finish and end of the tour, Bruck an der Mur. You can round off your holiday with a little stroll through the town and up the castle rock!

approx. 30 km

Your return transfer takes you back to the starting point of the tour, St. Michael im Lungau, or alternatively spend extra days in Bruck or Graz (good train connections).

Tour character

Short daily stages. There are a few smaller ascents to tackle, which are rewarded by descents afterwards. Between Tamsweg and Unzmarkt the route can be cut short by taking the train ‚Dampfbummelzug’ of the Murtal-railway.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
May 2, 2020 - May 22, 2020
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 19, 2020
Arrival daily
Season 2
May 23, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020
Arrival daily
Mur-Cycle Path, 8 days, AT-STAMR-08X
Base price
Base price 12 - 14 Years
Base price 6 - 11 Years
Base price 0 - 5 Years
Surcharge single room
569.00
429.00
329.00
0.00
129.00
629.00
429.00
329.00
0.00
129.00

Category: 3***-hotels, JUFA hotels, inns and B&Bs

Child prices valid if they are staying in same room as 2 full price adults. Charges for children under 6 (for example Child bed) to be paid for at the time.

Season 1
May 2, 2020 - May 22, 2020
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 19, 2020
Season 2
May 23, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020
St. Michael in Lungau
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Bruck an der Mur/Oberaich
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
55.00
80.00
59.00
94.00
69.00
94.00
65.00
100.00
Price
21-gear incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
Child bike
Tag-along
Child bike trailer
Child seat
Child bike
79.00
79.00
189.00
65.00
65.00
65.00
19.00
95.00

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Included

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Welcome briefing
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel information 1 x per room with route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer by bike-taxi to St. Michael: every Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat at 3.45 pm and Sun at aapprox.12.45 pm, EUR 45 per person and EUR 35 per child, bike included, reservation required, payable on site.

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • Airport Salzburg, Munich or Graz.
  • Arrival by train in Salzburg and by bus or in parts by taxi bus into the Lungau region. Details on request.
  • Parking: unguarded parking spaces free of charge on the company grounds, underground car park EUR 9 per day or carport EUR 20 per week, no reservation needed, payable on site.
  • The return journey by public transport needs to be changed several times.
  • No minimum age.
  • Requirements: good basic fitness level and cycling skills. The route is ideal for families.
  • Short daily stages. There are a few smaller ascents to tackle, which are rewarded by descents afterwards. Between Tamsweg and Unzmarkt the route can be cut short by taking the train ‚Dampfbummelzug’ of the Murtal-railway.
Customer service
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Angelika Spindler, Customer service

Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Sabine Neuhauser DE | 31.08.2016
Wunderschöne Familienradreise an der Mur
Wir hatten eine wunderbare Woche mit immer schönen, aber zum Teil auch SEHR netten Unterkünften. Der erste Teil der Strecke war zum allergrößten Teil auf Radwegen, ab Judenburg auch auf wenig befahrenen Straßen. Einige Steigungen, aber alle gut zu bewältigen.

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