On your bike
Cycling, mountain biking and trekking in the Graz region
The Graz region has a huge range of cycling routes, from pleasure cycling in the Hügelland region to tours covering parts of the Mur cycle path and stages of the Styrian Alpine Tour.
bikeCULTure Graz Region
The region around the cultural capital Graz is one of the up-and-coming cycling regions in Austria. The European Championship was staged in Graz in 2003 and proved to be the largest European Championship ever, involving all of the events and 31 nations. Since then, the slogan "Bike meets culture" has with good reason been transformed into "bikeCULTure region Graz". A network of around 500km signposted mountain bike and trekking routes and international top events presents a rounded image that is also reflected in the free map. Following the annual Bike Camp at the end of April and the annual rally at the end of May, every year up until 2010 the UEC Marathon Masters European Championship have passed through the nearby Schöckl, Rannach and Plesch mountains as part of the Graz Bikemarathon Stattegg.
Besides mountain biking, bikeCULTure focuses on cycling for pleasure in the hills around Graz. Tarmacked trekking routes on side roads with little traffic, such as the GrazUmrundung, and Genussradln 10 around Graz, lead to wonderful countryside, culture and gastronomy, the highlights of the region.
And last, but not least, there is of course the Murradweg, the classic Styrian cycle path along the banks of the river Mur! It takes one straight into the heart of the cultural capital and forms the central axis for cyclists in the entire region.
Murradweg - R2
From the source of the river Mur via the cultural highlights to the wine-growing hills and hot springs...
As the longest of the Styrian riverside cycle paths, the Murradweg (R2) takes one 365 km from the source of the Mur in Hohe Tauern all the way to Bad Radkersburg, the most southerly point in Styria. Graz is the regional capital, a world heritage site and as Capital of Culture and Delight forms a vivid link between the charm of the Upper Styrian mountains and the Mediterranean flair of the south.
The individual stages can be combined flexibly. If you want to, it's easy to travel as an individual, or you can join an organised cycling tour. The range of accommodation on offer is wide and there are a large number of links to other Styrian cycle paths, such as the Mürztalradweg or the Thermenradweg.
Further information on www.mur-radweg.at
Alpine Tour Austria
The Alpine Tour is not just any old mountain bike track, it's the longest continuously signposted mountain bike route in the world: unlimited biking with corner marks Graz-Schladming - Vienna.
Varying in length and difficulty, the tours cross through the whole of Upper Styria through to the cultural capital Graz and also take one through a broad range of Styrian countryside, from high mountains to the wine-growing region.
» Grazer Berglandtour
» Intercity Trail
Information and booking on www.alpentour.at
Cycling, trekking and mountainbike routes around Graz
It is not just the Murradweg 2 and the Styrian Alpine Tour that go through the Graz region. The area around the cultural capital also has an extensive network of mountain bike and trekking routes, making the Graz region a real Eldorado for cyclists. Not to mention the 100km of cycle paths within the city of Graz, which will take you an a tour of discovery...
And: The cycling, trekking and mountainbike path network of the region is all covered in its own map which can be ordered via our homepage and is available from Graz Tourist Information at Herrengasse 16!
» Cycling map of the Graz region / download
» Cycling map of the Graz region / order
» Cycling map of the city of Graz
Recommended routes and tours around the Graz region
» Graz tour
» Cycling and mountain biking in the recreation area of Graz north-east
» Cycling and mountain biking in the natural park area of Plabutsch Buchkogel