Cycle paths in Graz

Useful information for cycling in and around the Capital of Delight

Environmentally friendly, flexible and independent – the locals of Graz love to ride their bikes. No hunting for a parking space, no waiting for the bus – all you have to do is hop in the saddle and cruise through the city at your own pace. Along the way, you discover the city’s top sights, the best parks and gardens and much more. Cycling in Graz is a real treat!

Graz’s network of cycle paths is as varied as the Capital of Delight itself, extending way beyond the city limits. In total, there are 13 main cycle routes running along both sides of the river Mur. All of them can be combined in any way you like. Mountain-bikers will find fun and slopes especially in the northern part of Graz. 

Overview of the city’s cycle path network
biking in Graz | © Graz Tourismus - Tom Lamm
Biking in Graz | © Graz Tourismus - Tom Lamm

Leisure cycling in and around Graz

Cycling in the Capital of Delight and its surroundings is a highlight not just for avid cyclists. Graz is a great place for leisure cycling and exploring the city’s breathtaking nature and refreshing swimming lakes on two wheels. Along the way, countless restaurants, cafés and inns invite you to stop by and treat yourself to some traditional Styrian delicacies.
While most of the inner-city cycling routes are flat and relaxed, there are some more challenging trails waiting for action lovers around the Schöckl and the Graz Highlands. The exhausting climbs are rewarded with awe-inspiring panoramic views and scenic mountain trails at the top.
With its gentle hills and picturesque vineyards, the south of Styria is a popular destination for leisure cyclists.

Cycling in and around Graz

Cycling tours around Graz

Cycling fans will find an attractive range of enjoyable tours and trekking options in all directions in the Graz tourism region. Joie de vivre is guaranteed when cycling! The popular
Mur Cycle Path R2 is the main cycle route in the Graz region. It runs from the mountainous areas in the north, to the flat plains of the Graz basin in the south, passing through the centre of Graz on the way. There are also plenty of other interesting cycle paths on both sides of the River Mur that connect to the Mur Cycle Path and the city of Graz and can be combined with each other. There’s something for every type of cyclist in the Graz region!

You can find a selection of the most scenic tours in our Cycling Tours in the Graz Region brochure and online – including information about the exact elevation profile, duration of the tour and any attractions on the route. Order your brochure now!

The most beautiful cycling tours at a glance

Cycling along the Mur Cycle Path

Welcome to the main cycle route in the Graz Region

The famous Mur Cycle Path is the heart and soul of Styria’s cycle path network. It runs from the mountains, pastures and lakes of the Alpine north to the vegetable fields and vineyards of the charming south. The varied, 453-kilometre cycle path also takes you past the city of Graz, which is always worth a visit. Read more aboute the mur cycle path.

Our tip: In addition to the Mur cycle path, the region boasts numerous other great cycle routes. Many of them can be combined with the Mur cycle path and a tour of the city of Graz, as well as with each other.

Leisure cycling and biking in the Graz Region

Biker in front of pillar in Graz | © Graz Tourismus - Tom Lamm

Bike rental in Graz

Trying an e-bike, cruising through the city centre on a tandem or exploring the Graz Highlands with your mountain bike – whatever tickles your fancy, it’s possible in Graz! If you don’t own a bike or would like to try something new, you can rent a bike at one of four local bike rental stations.

Discover the bike rental stations of Graz

If you have problems with your bike, drop by at the city’s bike service point and have your ride restored to working order.

A clever combination: You don’t have much time but want to see as much as possible? On two wheels, Graz can be explored at speed. For some inspiration, check out our ideas for seeing Graz in 24 and 48 hours respectively!

Couple with bikes on top of a bridge in Graz | © Graz Tourismus - Tom Lamm

Cyclists welcome

Bike-friendly hotels in Graz

At the city’s bike-friendly hotels, cyclists are always welcome. They offer plenty of space to store your bike in a safe place.

Discover bike-friendly hotels