The reowned ‘Tour de Mur’ bike ride, which extends over 300km to the distant town of Bad Radkersburg, starts in St Michael’s neighbouring town of Muhr. It’s a three-day fun ride, following the River Mur through some of Austria’s most beautiful countryside and is open to riders of all experience levels. The Mur is Austria’s second-longest river, starting in Lungau, flowing through Styria and stretching down towards the border with Slovenia.
Riders who complete the entire tour will descend a total of 1,675 vertical metres, although there’s no obligation to complete it. With some forward planning we can organise drop-off and collection at certain pre-defined points, and there are plenty of tempting refreshment stops along the way. As well as being breathtakingly beautiful, the entire route is barrier free, so it’s possible to cover a lot of distance in a relatively short time.
Difficulty: easy to moderate (suitable for experienced cyclists of all abilities)
Surface: paved or well-compacted gravel bike paths
Duration: 3 days to1 week (depending on sightseeing)
When: April to October