SUMMER HOLIDAYS IN THE MURAU-KREISCHBERG REGION
Between the Niedere Tauern and Nockberge, the Murau-Kreischberg region enriches Styria with breathtaking mountain scenery, lush meadows, green forests and numerous attractions that you will be able to experience personally during your holiday in Styria. The wealth of choices appears virtually limitless, though the excellent location of the chalets and holiday apartments by ALPS RESORTS definitely gives you the ideal opportunity to discover as many of them as possible.
Hiking holidays in Murtal, Styria
Slow down the pace of your hectic life and sense the soothing benefits of nature experienced along countless hiking paths leading through the Murau-Kreischberg region. Truly a paradise for nature lovers and alpinists. A hike to the top of the Frauenalpe, including a brief refreshment stop at the Murauerhütte or Alpengasthof Krische, is easily completed in roughly 1 ½ hours, even with the kids.
Close to our resort is the Kreischberg, the summit of which can be reached by lift, meaning you can also bring a pram along as needed. Highlights for the kids include the Dinosaur Forest as well as the DiscGolf Park with practice “holes”. If ever you have your fill of the mountain air, various walking paths and theme trails in the valley promise an exciting as well as educational change of pace for big and small alike.
Cycling and Mountain Biking Tours
The bike paths in the Murau-Kreischberg region are uniformly and clearly signposted. You will be able to choose between easy, family-friendly paths and challenging bike tours as much as 250 km in length and with significant elevation changes. Either take your own bike or rent out a regular bicycle or e-bike locally.
During your tours, you will find it rewarding to enjoy a break from time to time, discovering sightseeing attractions in the area or perhaps even taking a refreshing dip in the Auerlingsee, which awaits you along the route from Murau to St. Lambrecht. The Murau Bike Path leads you to Judenburg, site of the world’s highest planetarium and one of the 10 most modern planetariums in the world. For experienced bikers in search of added physical challenges, the Karchaurunde – with a mountain stage that should not be underestimated – rewards you with beautiful views out across Murau.
Bathing enjoyment and rafting adventures
Beyond a doubt, the best way to cool down after a strenuous bike tour is by jumping into the fresh water of any number of outdoor pools and swimming lakes in the Murau-Kreischberg region. The natural swimming lake in Murau, with its broad sunbathing areas, is an absolute oasis of peace and relaxation, also treating guests to a beach volleyball court and even a diving platform. Barely two kilometers from the alpine village of Stadl an der Mur, the local swimming lake promises welcome refreshment. The flat shoreline and shallow depth make this particular lake ideal for a day by the water spent with your whole family.
You can also mellow out marvelously at Aqualux Therme Fohnsdorf. With 900 m² of total water area, you will be able to unwind in the warm thermal pools or during a session in the sauna, simultaneously allowing the mountain scenery of Upper Styria to work its wonders on your soul. And be sure not to forget your Murau-Murtal GuestCard for a 30% discount on all-day admission.
For an exciting personal adventure, how about rafting through the powerful currents of the green River Mur! From June until September, you can navigate the wild rapids with the help of a state-certified rafting guide. Afterwards, recharge your batteries with a full platter of hearty Styrian-style snacks.
Recreational activities in the Murau-Kreischberg region
For a completely different perspective of the diverse, beautiful landscapes, tandem paragliding is definitely the way to go. Soar through the air with an experienced pilot, allowing the air currents to lead you where they will. Yet another opportunity for a custom-tailored holiday: fishing in the River Mur or at the Rottenmanner Teich. The four golf courses in the Murau-Kreischberg region, including Murau Golf Club and the Mariahof golf course, live up to your highest golfing expectations and give you a perfect opportunity to lower your handicap during your holidays.