With love for leisure sports
We are the Graz sports club. We have set ourselves the goal of collecting the best offers for you in the field of water sports and leisure in the area of Graz tourism and to offer them to you here. Our own offer ranges from trainings with qualified trainers, rental of water sports equipment such as SUP boards, kayaks or water bikes and to inform you about everything we know about Graz and water. We mostly do sports on the river Mur in the reservoir area near Auwiesen or Weinzödl.More information
The best water sports areas along the the Mur
In Graz there will soon open 5 new bays for water sports and possible leisure activities.
Until the completion we have chosen the most beautiful three places, so that you do not have to search long.
By far the most natural recreation area in Graz when it comes to putting your legs in the cool river water. Auwiesen is easy to reach by bike and offers not only water sports facilities but also places to barbecue, lie down and relax.
The bay is located in a quiet arm of the Mur. The course is therefore perfect for beginners to practice water sports. Advanced water sports enthusiasts can start their tours from the bay in a relaxed manner.
If it is too much effort to carry your kayak to the Mur, you can rent one on site. Besides kayaks, there are also stand-up paddle boards, relax islands, children's boats, pedal kayaks and water bikes for rent.
The place is suitable for almost every rowing sport like canoeing, kayaking and rubber dinghy riding. Because of the calm current in the bay, the place is also ideal for swimming.
The Grünanger-Port is the perfect starting point for both adventure seekers and recreation enthusiasts. Those looking for adventure can practice surfing in the Efoil and fly along the banks of the Mur. For the more relaxed passive sportsperson among you, there is the possibility to rent a motorised BBQ boat, so that you can really switch off while grilling steaks. But also bathing and paddling enthusiasts are welcome at the Grünanger.
3. Augarten Bay
Directly at the Augarten, it offers a perfect starting point to explore the city from the water with the paddle sports equipment. The Augarten Bay combines urban Graz city life with natural water and the large trees provide perfect shade for a subsequent relaxation after the tour.
The top 3 most popular water sports in Graz
Here are the trends and new discoveries of the Water Sports Graz.
Besides the Mur bays, Graz offers many swimming pools where you can easily train for swimming and competitive swimming. For those who like to be outdoors, the Straßganger Bad is recommended, as the pool is fed by a natural water supply. Those who need it rather quieter in a city like Graz are rather well off during the week in the Bad zur Sonne. But of course, everyone can choose their favourite bath in Graz - here is a small selection.
- Augartenbad Graz
- Straßganger Bad
- Auster Sport- und Wellnessbad
- Bad zur Sonne
2. Stand Up Paddling (SUP)
No other water sport in Graz has registered a greater increase than the SUP sport. The waters in Graz are the perfect place for SUP tours. Besides the easy paddling, this sport also offers a lot of space for variations. For example there is the possibility to practice Yoga-SUP in Graz or special tours with your four-legged companion are possible.
The trend of kayaking is also experiencing a boom. Styria with its many rivers offers an ideal place for experienced sportspeople. In Graz the best place to go is the bay in Auwiesen. Here, advanced kayakers as well as beginners can rent a kayak at any time. The quiet entry point is ideal to inaugurate your new kayak or to test a rented kayak.