Cycling in a sunny high valley.

Discover Lungau by bike from our cozy little guesthouse in St. Michael.

Our small, intimate hotel is situated in a sunny high valley with a 700 km long cycle path full of variety. Countless beautiful and mostly quiet roads are found in this unique landscape that are suitable for the whole family. In the pristine valleys are not too difficult cycle paths, ideal for beautiful family trips. The well-known long-distance route Murradweg, 340 km long, runs right past our guesthouse. It is a beautiful and fairly easy multi-day bike trail that runs along the river Mur. Also there are cycling and day trips.



When you love conquering mountain passes and are not afraid of the sturdy mountain work, there are also plenty of opportunities. What do you think of our home mountain, the Katschberg with its 15 percent rate of incline? In addition are the Tauernpas the Nockalmstrasse and Sölpas also nearby. These are also parts of the SAMSONMAN bike marathon.




From St. Michael, there are a lot of bike routes that you can cycle from our guesthouse. For those who dread the climbs, there is the possibility of renting special sports E-Bikes. These bikes can be charged throughout the Lungau while you drink a coffee or to have lunch. Whistling, you can conquer the mountains and enjoy the wind in your hair and the beautiful view. This is also very suitable for people with different shapes.



MTB paradise

The Lungau is a paradise which has many marked routes for bike riders. In 2014, a total of 560 km reseeded routes including an extreme route that links the valleys. This extreme route has a length of 158 km where you have a height of 7200 meters. You can also take your bike and ride the cable car down the mountain. At the tourist office, the 15 mountain bike trails for sale (or purchase) for 10 euros.



To get in the mood, we describe a popular cycling route that is often cycled from the guesthouse, namely the Mittelbergrunde. This tour allows you to ride a standard sport bike course or an E-bike.

Altitude: 200

Gradient: up to 12%

Length 45 km

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At the Gasthof drive left over the bridge up to Stranach. At Gasthof Stranachwirt turn left and cross the federal road and follow the road down. As you reach the small recreation area, the Mur Island and there follow the river Mur. From here the route is well signposted. You will pass the golf course that has stunning views over the meadows and mountain peaks. The next place is St. Margarethen (a good bike shop for any bad luck!). Here you can climb into the village (steep!) Or the river continue to relax. The bike path continues to follow the river along Unterberg to Tamsweg. Tamsweg is a nice place to drink on the market of coffee or lunch.
You may cycle back the same way or the slightly longer route along the other side of the Mittelberggebergte. This one does have some more climbs. From the market square you drive further to Tamsweg and at some point you will find an exit towards Prebersee (very nice), Lessach and St. Andrä. This exit and drive then on Sankt Andrä Mariapfarr, a scenic route which partly runs along the railroad tracks. (After Mariapfarr you can take the shorter route to Pichln Gröbendorf who have less appreciation. You cross the uiterwaarde the Taurrach which is a romantic bike ride. Then through the meadows to the bike path along the federal highway. (There you are again on the route) After Mariapfarr you via Bruckdorf about Steindorf led to Mauterndorf where you possibly can visit the medieval castle. After Mauterndorf driving part on the bike path along the federal highway towards slot Moosham (witch hunt), where it is nice to sit in the courtyard or in the restaurant. From there it is a short direction of St. Margarethen where you follow the same route as the way up again.


A beautiful mountain route from St. Michael is the Gontalroute.

Starting point: St. Michael

Length: 38 km

Altitude: 1230 m

For more information on this mountain bike tour, click on the following route: