22581
Austria/Slovenia
A Cycling Journey: Austria to Slovenia Along the Mur River
Let the Mur River be your muse as you bicycle from Austria to Slovenia, meandering past castles and farming villages and learning about the region’s distinctive history.
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Program No. 22581RJ
Length
14 days
Starts at
3,489
Flights start at
925
Getting There
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At a Glance

Mount a bicycle and follow the Mur River as it winds through the densely-wooded forests, villages and vineyards of Austria and Slovenia. Explore castles, caves and town squares along the trail, and meet the purveyors of family-owned beer, pumpkin seed oil and textile businesses. Pedal along the foothills of the Lower Tauern Mountains past Roman ruins to the oldest city of Styria. Visit a Benedictine Abbey in Austria and learn about the "bee haven" of Krapje in Slovenia. And relax after a day of cycling in the healing thermal waters of the river or at your hotel overlooking the fabled beauty of Lake Bled.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Novice to intermediate cyclists. Cycling up to 15-40 miles (5 hours) daily on primarily flat terrain with frequent stops. Walking one mile on uneven terrain, standing for up to two hours and climbing stairs.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover the underground world of stalactites and stalagmites in the Lurgrotte caves.
  • Pedal along the narrow gauge track once used to transport wood by rail, and learn about Club 760's steam engine restoration work at the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum.
  • Visit a pumpkin seed mill to enhance your knowledge about the health benefits of this Styrian specialty, and sample Styria's wines in a centuries-old castle cellar.
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