Cycling along the river Mur is a trip from the high-mountain region of the Lungau, Salzburg to the wine-growing region of Styria and from gentian flowers to Riesling vineyards.
You’ll ride from the secluded farms of Lungau farmers via the lively and historic Styrian capital of Graz to the thermal spring region of Southern Styria. You’ll cycle past castles and ruins, through valleys and wide plains on an old roman trading route towards the south.
Austrians liken the rolling hills and vineyards of the southern part of Styria to Tuscany. Indeed, the landscape really does look something like the Italian region of Tuscany. Located on the border with Slovenia, the southern Styrian countryside is a blend of crescent hills, tall singular poplar trees, the occasional farmhouse, and vineyards one after the other.
On a summer day the view is a palette of innumerable greens - the rolling fields, the shimmering leaves of the poplar trees and the broad pointed leaves strung along the vines. In fact, it’s perfect weather to sit in the shade of a vine arbor and enjoy a cool, refreshing glass of fruitful Styrian white wine.
Although Graz doesn't attract the attention of Salzburg or Vienna, it has its admirers, among them UNESCO, which has designated the city’s Old Town a World Heritage Site, and the European Union, which named it Cultural Capital of Europe for 2003.
The tour starts in the Lungau region south of Salzburg and ends in Bad Radkersburg.Included services:
• luggage transfers
• rental bikes
• route maps and descriptionsBiking:
Relaxed cycling with occasional hills. Average physical condition required.Duration:
One-week tours start at EURO 576Season:
Daily from end of April until mid September
This tour is offered by Bike Tours Direct.Click here for more information or to make a reservation