Long distance cycling
River Mur Cycle Trail ‒ From Steirerkas (Styrian cheese) to wine and pumpkin seed oil
The River Mur Cycle Trail is considered among aficionados to be one of the most beautiful riverside cycling routes in Alps thanks to the sheer variety of its scenery. It starts in the Hohe Tauern National Park and accompanies the Mur to its mouth in Croatia. In the north, mountains, alpine pastures and lakes provide variety; the south is dominated by corn fields and the oil pumpkins that are so typical of the area, as well as vast floodplains where the vineyards are not too far off. Scattered in between are cities such as Graz, culinary capital of Austria and European Capital of Culture 2003, which boasts UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the old town and Eggenberg Castle.