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Tours, trails and panorama — mountain biking in the Mur Valley

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Tours, trails and panorama — mountain biking in the Mur Valley

Mountain Biking Collection by Steiermark – Das Grüne Herz Österreichs

8

Tours

12:04 h

68.3 mi

13,875 ft

Varied Tours through the picturesque mountain world, fantastic trails into the valley and stunning panoramas are in store when you go mountain biking in Germany’s Mur Valley (Murtal in German). No matter if you’re looking for relaxing forests, unforgettable peaks and alpine pastures, or action and thrills on the trails – you’ll certainly get your money's worth as a biker here.

In this Collection, we present the eight most beautiful official mountain bike Tours in the Mur Valley. There’s something for everyone in this varied mix: experts and advanced bikers can let off steam on the trails and get their adrenaline kick while beginners can get a taste of downhill MTB on easy trails or taking the b-lines on other trails. On extended Tours across alpine pastures or up to panoramic peaks, you find a balanced mixture of moderate climbs and challenging ramps, always rewarded by rapid descents where you can experience epic freedom.

All Tours take you past beautiful places for a break and a snack too. You can indulge in hearty food at rustic huts in alpine pastures. Don’t miss out on a delicious salad or sour beef with Styrian pumpkin seed oil. Scenic rest areas provide unforgettable panoramas and an extra portion of freedom. You can enjoy mountain biking in the valley with all your senses!

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    Brandwaldsteig — mountain biking in the Mur Valley

    Difficult
    01:09
    5.04 mi
    4.4 mph
    1,600 ft
    1,600 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    To get started, you first have to collect altitude meters: the Geierleitenweg and the Brandnerhubenweg lead you partly on paved ground, partly on easy-to-navigate gravel up to the start of the Brandwaldsteig. You master over 400 meters in altitude. Once at the top, you can first fill up your drinking

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  • Easy
    00:42
    3.11 mi
    4.4 mph
    775 ft
    775 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.

    It all starts at the Lacquer car park in Oberweg. From here you drive up a paved road to the start of the Sender Trail. This is divided into three zones. The top section is black, the middle is red, and the bottom is blue. The blue part of the trail is excellent for beginners and even for children from

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  • Intermediate
    01:16
    7.97 mi
    6.3 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,475 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This moderately difficult mountain bike tour takes you to promising heights and rewards you with refreshing descents. Let's start on the treetop hiking trail in Rachau. Here you will find a parking lot and also a place to stop for refreshments.

    

    Via the Rösslerbachgraben it goes up to the Hüblersattel

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  • Difficult
    02:06
    9.66 mi
    4.6 mph
    2,950 ft
    2,950 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    Forest roads lead up to the summit of Knittelfeld's local mountain, the Steinplan. It goes on steep ascents through forests, past rustic farms such as the Oberkamper and over open alpine pastures. On the way you can enjoy beautiful views of the Seetal Alps and the Grössing and Amering peaks.

    

    Once you

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  • Intermediate
    01:07
    7.01 mi
    6.3 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,375 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This moderately difficult mountain bike tour starts at the Wipfelwanderweg car park. At the beginning you drive on the country road on a slightly uphill route to the town of Rachau. Here you turn into the Tiefenbachgraben. First you are still on asphalt, then the ground changes to gravel and it gets

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  • Intermediate
    02:23
    15.3 mi
    6.4 mph
    2,325 ft
    2,325 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This steadily rising mountain bike tour starts in Sankt Marein near Knittelfeld. First you drive on asphalt, then on forest roads through the long, shady Feistritzgraben. A few kilometers before the Untere Bodenhütte you can turn off to the Pulvermacherhütte and stop there. Otherwise, the gravel paths

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  • Intermediate
    01:39
    8.81 mi
    5.4 mph
    1,650 ft
    1,650 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    It starts at the Edelrautestraße toll station in Hohentauern. From here you drive uphill on a forest road through beautiful landscape. After about four and a half kilometers you can turn off to the Hölleralmhütte and take a first break in the dreamy alpine area.

    

    Then it's uphill towards the Scheilalm

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  • Intermediate
    01:43
    11.4 mi
    6.7 mph
    1,750 ft
    1,775 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This mountain bike tour impresses with a steep climb at the beginning, great views, refreshing forests and a long descent at the crowning conclusion.

    

    It starts at the Gasthof Mooswirt in Steinmetzgraben near Fohnsdorf. Along the Allerheiligenbach and further on a gravel road you drive to the summit cross

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    68.3 mi
  • Duration
    12:04 h
  • Elevation
    13,875 ft

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