Discover Styria by bike
When you arrive in Leoben via the R2 Murradweg, you will have successfully completed 175 kilometers and almost 2,000 meters in altitude. Congratulations!
Thus it's high time to give your backside a break and recharge your batteries for the rest of the Mur Cycle path at Hotel Kongress. The best way to do this is with a restful night in an air-conditioned room and a hearty buffet breakfast the next morning.
Hotel Kongress - your accommodation right at the R2
Hotel Kongress has been a very popular stopover for cyclists for many years. The central location makes it easy to explore the city of Leoben on foot. You can safely store your bike in the lockable bike room, which is located in the underground car park below the hotel (P2). The hotel team will be happy to show you the way. The elevator takes you directly to the reception or to your floor.
The reception team would be happy to help you with any questions and concerns you may have about your cycling trip.
In the immediate vicinity of Hotel Kongress you will find, among other things
- the main square with its southern flair and gastronomic offerings
- the Schwammerlturm, the landmark of the city Leoben
- the oldest continuously performing theater in Austria, the city theater Leoben
- the shopping center LCS
- the popular walking paths along the Mur
- the well-kept Leoben parks
So leave your bike for today and immerse yourself in the evening life on the main square. Enjoy a freshly tapped beer in the "Schwarzer Hund" wine bar or in Leoben's oldest brewery restaurant, the Arkadenhof. Treat yourself to some Styrian delicacies and give your tired calves a break. Afterwards, your cozy room awaits you for a restful night's sleep.
Recharge your batteries for the day - breakfast at Hotel Kongress
The breakfast buffet at Hotel Kongress leaves nothing to be desired the next morning. With over 100 delicacies on offer, there is something for everyone. Afterwards, you are ready for a relaxed onward journey towards Graz.
Directions to Hotel Kongress
Coming from Göß, you cycle along the Mareckkai on the left side of the Mur towards the town center. Cross the Waasenbridge to reach the landmark of the mining town of Leoben, the Schwammerltower. After passing through the only city gate that has been preserved to this day, continue straight ahead, cross the main square of Leoben and you will reach Hotel Kongress at the end of Josef Graf-Gasse.
Welcome to Hotel Kongress!
The reception team will be happy to provide you with all the information you need
- the lockable bike room
- the charging facilities for e-bikes
- the breakfast times
- tips for shopping and sightseeing in Leoben
- your onward journey the next day
- specialist sports stores and bike workshops just in case
- all other information about your cycle tour
The start of your Mur Cycle Path experience
The starting point of the Mur Cycle Path is the Sticklerhütte, an alpine mountain hut just a few kilometers below the source of the Mur. Starting your personal Mur Cycle Path experience at the Sticklerhütte may require some organizational preparation. But afterwards you can proudly report that you have completed the entire route. Information on how to get to the hut and the cycling infrastructure is best obtained directly from the hut staff.
Land and people - towns and communities on the R2
Sankt Michael im Lungau
The start is somewhat easier from the first larger town along the course of the Mur - St. Michael im Lungau. The market town with 3,500 inhabitants is easy to reach by public transport and offers many accommodations that are suitable as a starting point for the Mur Cycle Path. It is around 25 kilometers from there to the Sticklerhütte.
In the capital of the district of the same name, a visit to Obermurau Castle, as well as a visit to the local Murau brewery is a must. Every summer, daring ladies and gentlemen plunge from a bridge around 14 meters deep into the Mur at Murcapulco.
Bruck an der Mur
The neighboring town of Leoben also has one of the largest inner-city squares in Austria. Among other things, the Kornmesser house and the iron fountain are located there. The train station is an important transportation hub in Styria. East of the city center, the Mur, and with it the R2 Murradweg, changes direction from east to south.
The Styrian capital is the second largest city in Austria. The old town and Eggenberg Palace are part of the UNESCO World Heritage. A visit to the Schlossberg with the Graz Clock Tower is possible even with tired legs, thanks to the Schlossberg funicular. Sports enthusiasts can climb the Schlossberg via the 260 steps starting at Schlossbergplatz.
Pack your bike and off you go to the Hotel Kongress in Leoben. Your cycling vacation is already one step closer or you can book your desired date directly online.