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R5 Mürztalradweg

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The Mürztalradweg is one of the most beautiful family bike trails in Styria with many places to stop for refreshments. It leads from Mürzsteg to Mürzzuschlag and continues through Peter Rosegger's forest home along the Mürz to Kindberg, Kapfenberg and ends in the historic old town of Bruck an der Mur.

Sport, culture and enjoyment form a symbiosis on the R5: from Neuberg Abbey with the Kaiserhof Glass Manufactory to the SÜDBAHN Museum, Brahms Museum and WinterSportMuseum, via Peter Rosegger's country house, Oberkapfenberg Castle, Bruck Castle Hill and the "Iron Fountain" on the main square in Bruck an der Mur.

 

Open
easy
Distance 68.4 km
5:00 h
10 m
310 m
784 m
476 m
Enjoyment on the river: The Mürztalradweg is a classic family bike path - it almost always leads along the Mürz, is always gently sloping and can be managed by all family members. The entire bike path is perfectly marked with the official bike path signs (green with white lettering).

Beautiful places along the cycle path invite you to take small breaks. Especially in the summer months, a refreshing break at the Neuberg recreational pond "Urani", at the recreational lake in Krieglach or on the banks of the Mürz to cool your feet is recommended.

Culinary delights are well catered for. Many inns near the cycle path invite you to take a break and enjoy some regional refreshments.

From Bruck an der Mur you can continue along the Murradweg R2 in the direction of Graz or end the day with a delicious ice cream on Bruck's main square.

TIP: For leisurely pedal knights there are e-bike rental stations available, e.g. E-Bock, the e-bike store in Mürzzuschlag.

 

Author’s recommendation

Soon after the start in Mürzsteg, a first culinary stop can be planned at Gasthof Schäffer. Top chef Thomas Schäffer spoils all hungry cyclists with regional delicacies. Afterwards, you can enjoy a home-roasted coffee at the roasting house in Kapellen.

A stop for an excellent lunch is recommended in Langenwang. In the middle of the village you will find the Hotel Restaurant Krainer, where the award-winning chef Andreas Krainer will spoil you with his excellent creations.

After another leisurely hour of cycling, you reach Kindberg . To ride through the small town, you have to briefly leave the R5 and follow the main road. Kindberg delights with the Zunktbaum in the middle of town and the pedestrian zone spoils with coffee and ice cream specialties.

Once you arrive in Bruck an der Mur, you will find several culinary tips: The Riegler Inn directly on the main square, the winery in the Baderhaus located directly on the Mur or and the 2 toque restaurant "Johanns".

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Author
TV Hochsteiermark, Ute Gurdet
Update: September 23, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
784 m
Lowest point
476 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 59.09%Dirt road 2.23%Forested/wild trail 7.58%Path 1.09%Road 29.99%
Asphalt
40.4 km
Dirt road
1.5 km
Forested/wild trail
5.2 km
Path
0.8 km
Road
20.5 km
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Rest stops

Appelhof, Kinderhotel
Greißlerei zur Mitzi Tant
Borkenkäfer, Gasthof
Teichwirt Urani
Röststation - Rösterei und Jausenstation
Stocker, Gasthof
Zur Waldheimat, Gasthof
Landgasthof 'Zur Post'
Stadtcafé Fritz
Streuobsthof Weissenbacher
Sepplwirt, Landgasthof
Sporthotel Kapfenberg

Safety information

Road crossings are provided.

Tips and hints

Tourism regional association HochsteiermarkWiener Strasse 46, 8600 Bruck an der Mur

Tel: +43 3862 55020

www.hochsteiermark.at

 

E-bike filling stations:

JACafe on the main square in Neuberg an der Mürz

Teichwirt Urani in Neuberg: Teichwirt Urani, Lichtenbach 1

Mürzzuschlag: elektromob!l Wiener Straße 28 or company Hillebrand: Verrein Elektrofahren.at, Wiener Straße 59

Krieglach: electrical engineering A. Grabner, Karl-Morre-Gasse 66

Mürzhofen: Gasthof Turmwirt, Turmgasse 2

Kapfenberg: Kapfenberg public utility company, Stadtwerkestraße 6

Bruck/Mur: Main square, Koloman-W. -Platz, Gasthof Pichler, Brucker Str. 110, Stadtwerke GmbH near Murinsel 2

 

E-bike rental:

Sport Buchebner in Spital am Semmering, T: 0664 1311176

E-Bock Bike-Center in Mürzzuschlag, T: 03852 2025-222

Sport Koiser in Krieglach, T: 0680 2164800 (also bike & mountain bike rental)

Stadtwerke in Kapfenberg, T: 03862 23516-2236

Start

Mürzsteg im Naturpark Mürzer Oberland (783 m)
Coordinates:
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47.675570, 15.491940
DMS
47°40'32.1"N 15°29'31.0"E
UTM
33T 536925 5280359
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Destination

Bruck an der Mur

Turn-by-turn directions

From Mürzsteg in an easterly direction to Lanau and via the small village of Krampen to Neuberg an der Mürz. Through Neuberg and past the Urani recreational lake to Kapellen an der Mürz. Not in the direction of Preiner Gscheid but straight on along the Mürz always slightly downhill to Mürzzuschlag. Here, coming from the east, the Semmering cycle path R46 joins.

Our further route now winds to the southwest and leads us via Hönigsberg to Langenwang and on to Krieglach in Peter Rosegger's Waldheimat. In Krieglach there is the possibility for sporty cyclists to climb the Alpl and thus the heart of the Waldheimat on the Joglland - Waldheimat Radl' Roas (mountain route). However, we cycle on from Krieglach via Mitterdorf and Wartberg to Kindberg with its striking guild tree (Trachtenbaum). In Kindberg there are also some local mountain bike trails for all mountain bikers.

Only briefly the bike path leads us at the sports field in the direction of Stanzertal and after a few meters the path turns again to the southwest and we reach Allerheiligen im Mürztal. Now it goes almost always along the Mürz across fields and along wooded areas to St. Marein. Here we have to be careful not to miss the path at Graschnitz. Keeping to the right, the route leads us past small gardens to Kapfenberg and behind the train station and a large paper factory to Bruck an der Mur, our destination. Here a visit to the historic main square is obligatory.

The total distance is 68 km. For the most part, the route runs along the Mürz River, downstream, with few climbs.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the train to Mürzzuschlag. Information at www.oebb.at.Continue with the regional bus connections to Mürzsteg. Information at: www.verbundlinie.at.Continue with the nature park cab to Neuberg or Mürzsteg to the starting point.

Getting there

From the east: S6 Semmeringschnellstraße - exit Mürzzuschlag Ost or West - direction Mürzzuschlag - center.On the main road in the direction of Mariazell to Neuberg and further to Mürzsteg.

From the north: From St. Pölten on the B20, the Mariazeller Bundesstraße, to Türnitz, then on the B214, the Hohenberger Bundesstraße, to Mitterbach and then on the B21, the Gutensteiner Bundesstraße towards Terz.Follow the road over the Lahnsattel via Frein to Mürzsteg.

Parking

Parking is available in Mürzsteg in front of the sports field or across the street at the former municipal office.

Coordinates

DD
47.675570, 15.491940
DMS
47°40'32.1"N 15°29'31.0"E
UTM
33T 536925 5280359
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Radfolder "R5 Mürztalradweg" - der HOCHsteirische Familienradweg beim TRV HOCHsteiermark anfordern.

www.steiermark.com/hochsteiermark , tourismus@hochsteiermark.at, T: 03862-55020

Author’s map recommendations

Radfolder "R5 Mürztalradweg" - der HOCHsteirische Familienradweg beim TRV HOCHsteiermark anfordern.

www.steiermark.com/hochsteiermark, tourismus@hochsteiermark.at, T: 03862-55020

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Equipment

Bike equipment according to the StVo, touring bike or city bike, helmet and bike repair kit are recommended. Do not forget your bathing suit for a swim stop in Neuberg (Teichwirt Urani) or Krieglach ( Schotterteich).

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Status
Open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
68.4 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
10 m
Descent
310 m
Highest point
784 m
Lowest point
476 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest

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