The Murau region of Austria is a fantastic activity sports centre in the heart of the Nock Mountains of Austria. The region is largely undiscovered, yet there are more activities on offer than you could possibly enjoy in a single holiday to a Murau chalet. Family holidays are hugely popular, as crowds are thin, the terrain manageable and the locals extremely friendly.
There are a great range of fantastic skiing resorts in Murau, offering fantastic alpine downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as some gruelling cross-country skiing trails. Kreischberg is especially popular with snowboarders, and although there are some of Austria’s finest skiing and snowboarding resorts, Murau is often overlooked by European tourists. The ski resorts of Kreishberg, Turracher Hohe and Katschberg are magnificent, all complete with multi-lingual ski schools.
The spring and summer months sees the snow melt, and the alpine plains blossoming with the colour of thousands of flowers. The walking, mountain biking and climbing is particularly special, especially in the national parks of Nockeberge and Grebenzen, which are home to an amazing range of animals and birds. As the rivers begin to swell with the spring melt waters, fishermen flock to Murau accommodation to take advantage of the excellent fishing conditions. The River Mur is particularly spectacular, although some stretches are set aside for adrenaline fuelled white water rafting trips.
The ski resort of St Lorenzen ob Murau is one of the best ski resorts in Styria, perfect for family skiing holidays. There are great expanses of learner slopes, as well as tough snowboarding parks in which to try and impress the crowds of onlookers. The beauty of St Lorenzen ob Murau lies in the huge range of activities you can enjoy away from the slopes. Horse drawn sleigh rides, impressive toboggan runs and a large dinosaur park can all be enjoyed from a St Lorenzen ob Murau property. Summer sees the whole region carpeted in blossoming flowers, providing a wonderful backdrop for exceptional mountain biking, white water rafting and hiking holidays.
Stadl is a beautiful mountain village between Murau and Tamsweg. With excellent access to the best ski resorts of Murau, and with fantastic routes for walking, mountain biking, climbing and even golf, a Murau holiday rental in Stadl is perfect for a mixed sport holiday, or for simply relaxing in the mountains, sampling the finest of Austrian cuisine and simply taking in the scenery.
Teufenbach is a beautiful woodland village, and an ideal location for cycling holidays during the summer months. Untainted Austrian culture still thrives in Teufenbach, making it the ideal place to relax and enjoy the best of Austria.
The nearest airport to a holiday rental chalet in Murau, Austria is the tiny Graz International airport (GRZ). There is only one scheduled flight route between the UK and Graz, which is the Ryanair service fromLondonStansted (STN). The airport is around an hour and a half from the town of Murau, which lies in the middle of the Murau region.