In the south of Salzburg, between the peaks of the Tauernberge and Nockberge mountain ranges, you will find the 15 cities and idyllic valleys of the Lungau holiday region. The most famous of these are among others Mauterndorf, Mariapfarr, and Tamsweg. This region is surrounded by a number of mountain ranges with summits of over 3000 metres. In this region, there is an extensive network of cycling roads with no less than 560 km mountain bike routes and 300 km 'normal' cycle paths for cyclists who prefer more relaxation. Mountain bikers are therfore fully catered for. There are relatively easy cycling roads that can be taken in the unspoilt valleys, which are ideal for enjoyable family outings.
1-day biking excursions in the Lungau region
Below we provide information on a small selection of enjoyable bikingtrails in the Lungau region.
Mitterberg loop trail
From the Mur on the Schatzertweg - St. Andrä – Mariapfarr - Bruckdorf - Seitling - Mauterndorf. - St. Wolfgang – Begöriach – Moosham- Murdal
o Starting point: The Mur river on the Schatzertweg
o Circuit: 30 km
o Difference in altitude: 200 m
o Easy route, suitable for families and not very demanding.
Preber Route/Lerchpoint-Ludlalm variant
Mountain cycling trail
o Starting point: Tamsweg
o Circuit: 42 km
o Difference in altitude: 1250
o Medium degree of difficult
Mountain cycling trail
o Starting point: St. Michael
o Circuit: 38 km
o Difference in altitude: 1,090 m
o Medium degree of difficulty
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Several-day biking tours in the Lungau region
In addition to enjoyable excursions, the Lungau region offers various possibilities for several-day cycling tours. These routes are clearly signposted. You can stay in various “Zimmer freis” (vacant rooms) along the route during these several-day tours. We strongly recommend that you book in advance for the high season although it is easy to go somewhere else when cycling.
Mur cycle path (‘Murradweg’; Steiernark, Styria)
As the name suggests, this cycling route runs alongside the Mur river. Austria’s second largest river has its source in Lungau. The Mur cycle path is 365 km long and runs through the most beautiful areas of Lungau, Styria, to the Slovenian border to Bad Radkersburg.
The landscape changes several times along the 370 km distance that this cycle path covers. The high mountains can be found in the High Tauern area of Salzburg. After that, the trail continues from the low mountain range to the undulating hiking area in the south east of Styria to the Slovenian border.
This trail is very suitable for families with children. The largest section of the trail runs alongside the water. In a few places, this is not possible, and the trail is led around the water. This means there is a short substantial climb occasionally but there are certainly no long and hard climbs.
Enns cycle path (Ensradweg)
The Enns cycle path runs alongside the Enns for 262 km. The route runs along impressive summits, romantic valleys and Austrian mountain villages. It starts in Flachau and runs to Enns through Schladming, Liezen, Altenmarkt, Großraming and Steyr. The advantage of this route is that you can decide how many stages you wish to cover. This ensures you can set your own pace and route. The trail is “gemütlich” (easy) to medium and very suitable for families with children.