Summer activities in Murau

Catch some rays, unwind and discover the diverse worth seeing inherent natural beauty, Styrian cuisine and hospitality!

Thanks to the geographical location submontane the Sölkpass Schöder is the ideal starting point for hiking, biking trips, downhill biking or more spectacular activities like white water rafting, climbing, flex-wing. Also popular activities are riding at one of the numerous riding centres or trout fishing in a crystal clear mountain lake.

Sport, Spaß und Erholung

Hiking in Schöder

Hiking is one of the most popular sports of all ages. You will find numerous hiking routes at different levels of difficulty around Schöder. That characterises the holiday flat as the ideal starting point for every summer holiday.

Suggestions for hike: Günster waterfall, Katschtal hike-adventures, various tours around the Sölkpass as well as Zwiefler mountain lake and hike-tours at the mountain Greim.

Hike-tours online:


Archery enjoys a great popularity and is a wonderful sport that can be exercised in the middle of a breathtaking nature. At the Sölkpass next to the Kreuzer alpine cabin a 3D archery-site is located offering you over 30 different 3D-animal-dummies and a training site.

Opening hours: Mother’s Day – end of October (depending on weather conditions), everyday 09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Find more information online: Archery sport club BSC Söklpass

Cycling and mountain biking

Many various cycle and mountain bike routes provide a variety of options for rookies, pro’s or even hobby-cyclists. One of the best-known cycle track is the so called Mur-cycle track which leads from Tamsweg along the river Mur to Slovenia.

Outdoor activities:: Murau-Murtal
Cycle tracks online:

Golf Murau-Kreischberg

Nestling between the ski region Kreischberg and the city of Murau – 10 km distant and 15 minutes journey time by car – a 18 hole golf course offers special treat to all golfers.

The golf course is seated in the middle of the Holzwelt Murau and includes a lot of specific and distinctive items of timber design like timber fences around ponds, an age-old alpine cabin as halfway station and a 300 year old farm house that was revitalised as a greenkeeper station.

Informations: Golfclub Murau-Kreischberg

High ropes course Oberwölz

The high ropes course in Oberwölz offers the opportunity for a great experience for the whole family. There is a course for kids as well as for ambitious adventurers with a height over 25 metres. With over 10 different courses there is an amazing variety to be explored.

Opening hours: depending on meteorological conditions – please find further information online: High ropes course Oberwölz

Contakt: 8832 Oberwölz, Vorstadt 119
Phone: +43 664 4240484

Take a swim

If you want to go swimming on a hot summer day the region offers lots of opportunities to do so. In case of rainy weather you can escape to the thermal spring.

With a high number of lidos, swimming lakes, ponds and for the hard-bitten individuals ice cold mountain lakes are inviting you for a swim.

Even for dogs you will find plenty of opportunities to take your best friend with you.


Find stress relaxation surrounded by a quiet ambience during your try to catch a fish in one of the crystal clear lakes or ponds and escape the hectic rush and noisiness. Besides the river Mur with its beautiful upper reaches a plurality of streaming waters, ponds and lakes is waiting to be discovered.

Fishing-sites: river Mur, stream Katsch and Feistritz, pond Rottenmann in Ranten and Laßnitz, Etrachsee (mountain lake)


Schöder is known for its affinity to horses. Hence you can book a horse drawn carriage ride all season or go for a ride on a horse in the countryside of the Katschtal.

Every year in July the historic Sölkpass-horse-hike takes place. In August you can be part of the famous horse market that attracts horse-enthusiasts from all over Austria to come together in Schöder. A special highlight for kids is the childrens party during the horse market.

Equitation-centre: Sportunion Reitergruppe Schöder

Model airplane in Schöder

Enthusiastic model airplane pilots that do not want to relinquish their hobby during their holidays or want to try out a new airfield for model airplanes are invited to indulge their passion on the airfield for model airplanes at the MFC Schöder/Ranten.

According to prior agreement with the local club the sharing of the airfield is possible.

8853 Ranten, Tratten 97
Phone: +43 664 8582599

Motorcycle routes

At the time of the Roman Empire the Sölkpass was already a trade road over the Alps connecting two valleys of the rivers Mur and Enns. Nowadays it is a mountain pass favoured by numerous motorcyclists that leads through the Sölktaler nature park.

Even aside the aterial routes there are plenty of trips on roads through the Alps that will invite you to stop and pause for a moment to admire the rural environment.

Holiday flat Klauber provides two parking places for motorbikes – so feel welcome!


Next to the wide range of sports and outdoor activities that can be exercised in the region numerous points of interest and museums can be visited.

Find further information from the tourist organisation Murau as well as Styrian tourist information and Austrian National Tourist Office.

Enjoy your holiday in the “green heart” of Austria!

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