Whether you’ve already heard much about Pomurje or you know almost nothing about this place, by cycling through the region along the Mura, step by step you’ll discover the region’s rich history, culture, nature and people. You just might discover that Pomurje is not only a flat land, that not only storks but many other interesting birds inhabit this area, that gibanica is not the only traditional dessert in this part of Slovenia and that the Mura is not always shrouded in mist. Very often it is bathed in warm sunshine.
The Mura River divides Pomurje into two parts. While cycling along the left bank, you will at all times be accompanied by the melodic dialect of the Prekmurje region. It was once an independent language, and even today, this dialect requires some amount of effort to understand for the unfamiliar guest. Your cycling adventure will begin in the Austrian town of Sicheldorf and lead you towards Lendava, where you can then turn and follow the route along the right bank of the river or choose to stop for a visit in neighbouring Hungary. Along the way, the path offers you many opportunities, twists and turns that will allow you to customise your tour as you wish. You can cross over the Mura at many points along the way, either by using classical bridges or in ways more unusual, such as a ferry ride.
In Slovenia, the Mura River’s right bank is made up of Styria and Prlekija. The cycle path here will lead you all the way from the Austrian border in the north to the Croatian border in the south. If you’re thinking that you’ve finally begun to understand Prekmurje, on the right bank you’ll realise that you’ve got to start all over again. Throughout history, the Mura has played an important role in creating a distinction that is probably most recognised in the dialect spoken by the people.
On both sides of the river, the cycle path certainly doesn’t end in Slovenia. It leads you into neighbouring Croatia, winds its way close to the Slovenian-Croatian border and finally flows into the Drava River near Legrad.
If you choose to follow the marked cycle paths, the route will lead you past many cultural and natural attractions, and at the same time, if you prefer more active sports, you’ll discover opportunities for many other forms of recreation along the way. Surely you will not wish to miss trying the local cuisine and excellent wines, which are renowned and respected both here and abroad. And since you are on holiday, why not enjoy a day of pampering in the thermal water and take advantage of its beneficial effects.
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Take a look at the entire path, divided into smaller stages according to various thematic tours.
Are you interested in taking a cycling tour along the entire right bank of the Mura River in Slovenia, continuing the way to the meeting point of the Mura and Drava River in Croatia?
You enter Slovenia in Trate, cycle through the border town of Gornja Radgona and relax in the health resorts Radenci or Banovci. After crossing the Croatian border, you continue the tour along the cycle paths to Legrad.
Would you like to cycle a part of the route from the Austrian border to Legrad in Croatia through the vine-covered hills, along cottages and tourist farms?
The course of the cycle route is planned to lead you also through the crests of the vineyards of Radgona and Kapela on the Slovenian side and the wine-growing region of Međimurje County on the Croatian side. The tour ends in Legrad.
Are you an adventurer and a nature lover?
We offer you the chance to ride a part of the route right next to the bank of the Mura River or along the marked routes of the Regional Park Mura-Drava. You begin your cycling tour in the Austrian town of Mureck and you cycle all the way through Slovenia on the right bank of the river. After crossing the Croatian border, you will get the chance to go off road.
Your cycling adventure begins in Sicheldorf in Austria and continues along the left riverbank towards Lendava and on to Hungary. By taking a short trip off the settled route you not only get the opportunity to see the sights of the regional centre Murska Sobota or the Pannonian little town of Beltinci but also numerous opportunities to experience the authentic rural life and the picturesque landscape of the plains along the Mura River.
You begin your cycling experience in Sicheldorf in Austria and continue it along the left bank of the Mura River past Murska Sobota and Beltinci to Gornja Bistrica where you make a turn for the right bank of the river and cross the Croatian border in Gibina. The asphalt path takes you through Mursko Središče and the Čakovec County countryside to the mouth of the Mura River in Legrad.
LEFT BANK OF THE MURA
RIGHT BANK OF THE MURA
TIC Murska Sobota
Zvezna ulica 10, M. Sobota
T: Fax+386 (0)2 534 11 30
Office for Tourism and Culture Beltinci
Mladinska 2, Beltinci
T: Fax+386 (0)2 541 35 80
Apače 35, Apače
T: Fax+386 (0)59 936 068
TIC Gornja Radona
Kerenčičeva 16, Gornja Radgona
T: Fax+386 (0)2 564 82 40
Glavna ulica 38, Lendava
T: Fax+386 (0)2 578 83 90
Office for Tourism and Sport Radenci
Radgonska cesta 10, Radenci
T: Fax+386 (0)2 565 18 89
TIC Veržej – Center Duo
Puščenjakova 1, Veržej
T: Fax+386 (0)51 654 778
LTO Prlekija Ljutomer
Jureša Cirila 4, Ljutomer
T: Fax+386 (0)2 58 11 105
Glavni trg, Ljutomer
T: Fax+386 (0)2 58 48 333
Tourist Community of the Štrigova Municipality
T: Fax+385 (0)98 646 273
TIC Sv. Martin na Muri
Trg Sv. Martina 7, Sv. Martin na Muri
T: Fax+385 (0)40 86 82 31