River cycling on the Mur and Mürz cycle paths


about 150-200 km

from € 210




The Hotel & Restaurant Freiensteinerhof in the idyllic town of St. Peter-Freienstein near Leoben is a perfect starting point for many bike tours in HOCHsteiermark. From here the well-marked river bike tours along the Mur and Mürz open up. Enjoyment cyclists have the choice: Either over blooming high alpine pastures with regional hut cuisine from alpine cheese to root bacon. Or along idyllic floodplains on family-friendly paths with cultural highlights, such as Oberkapfenberg Castle. Optional moderate mountain bike routes provide variety and an increased heart rate. A hot tip is a day trip to the Styrian capital Graz. The Mur Cycle Path leads directly into the beautiful old town - it's easy to return by train. The traditionally run 3 * family business Freiensteinerhof offers an excellent restaurant with Styrian specialties. After cycling, you can relax in the wellness area.


• 3 nights in the 3 * Hotel & Restaurant Freiensteinerhof in a double room (DR)
• incl. Half board with breakfast buffet and 3-course evening menu
<br>• E-bike rental for one day
• Welcome drink on arrival
• Use of the wellness area
• Parking spot
• Tour suggestions
• Bike maps, information material, GPS tracks
• Service hotline (7 days a week)


To St. Peter-Freienstein near Leoben,
from Tuesday to Sunday, from April to October 2021


3 *** - Hotel & Restaurant Freiensteinerhof
€ 210, - per person in a double room, including half board, a rental e-bike for one day and much more.


Single room surcharge: € 45 for 3 nights
Extra night: € 50 per person

E-bike: € 30 per day

Getting there

Individual arrival in St. Peter-Freienstein and check-in at the Hotel & Restaurant Freiensteinerhof.

St. Peter-Freienstein is adjacent to the city of Leoben, where the world-famous Gösser beer is brewed. Guided tours and tastings are offered in the Göheum, the brewery museum. The main square, the “living room of the city”, is the largest pub garden in Austria. A special place to eat, drink, rest and enjoy, but also to stroll. The nearby trotter
Lake invites you to cool off and "eat fish on a stick".

3 * Hotel Freiensteinerhof

3 * -star Hotel Freiensteienerhof © Photo Freisinger

On the Mur cycle path R2 to Bruck an der Mur, approx. 42 km (there and back), easy

An easy bike tour on the Mur Cycle Path (R2), probably the most beautiful river cycle path in the Alpine region, is recommended as an introduction. From the Hotel & Restaurant Freiensteinerhof you drive via Leoben on the Eisenstrasse cycle path (R38) and then dive into the Mur cycle path (R2). At the destination, in the historic old town of Bruck an der Mur, many architectural jewels invite you to take a cultural and culinary stroll: the Iron Fountain, the medieval Baderhaus and the Brucker Schlossberg. Sporty riders can cycle further downstream on the Mur Cycle Path to the Styrian capital Graz (approx. 56 km) and take the train back to Leoben.

Cycling, TV Bruck an der Mur © Katarina Pashkovskaya

Get a taste of the Liesingtal, approx. 45 km, easy

Enjoyment is on the agenda today. From the Hotel & Restaurant Freiensteinerhof you reach the “Rastlandradweg” (R4) after 15 km and start the pleasure bike tour. You cycle over the Trabocher Lake to Mautern with its "Wild Mountain", a wildlife park with many adventures, especially for families. The Rösslhof, also located in Mautern, offers llama hikes. On the way back, you can taste ham bacon specialties at the Genussreich partner Steinrisser in Kammern and experience 200 years of agricultural history in the Kammern museum courtyard. Before returning to the hotel, cooling off in the nearby Trabocher See is a real treat.




Leoben - Kleiner Gössgraben - Mugl, approx. 34 km, medium

If you fancy a little more, we recommend a mountain bike tour from the nearby Göss to Leoben's local mountain, "the Mugel". The LE1 route (best to hire an e-mountain bike) is one of the most beautiful in the region and offers breathtaking views. A stop should be made at the Maria Kaltenbrunn pilgrimage chapel, it is a magical place of power. The Stadlmaier-Alm, located directly on the route, invites you to refresh yourself.

The Mugel, TVB Leoben © Manuel Pekovsek


Individual departure after breakfast.

If there is still time, we recommend a visit to the nearby Oberkapfenberg Castle with a bird of prey show or a river hike on the Mur. You get to know Leoben from a different perspective - a wonderful tour of the old town with a rubber dinghy or stand-up paddle.

Bike tour on the Mürz Valley Cycle Path

Oberkapfenberg Castle © Helmut Reisinger


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