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  • Location:Vienna, Austria
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Wachau Valley Winery Small-Group Bike Tour from Vienna

Spend a day cycling and wine tasting your way through one of Austria’s most beautiful winemaking regions: the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wachau Valley. After a train ride from Vienna to Krems, hop on a bike and follow a guide through the picturesque landscapes and villages of the Wachau Valley, stopping at several wineries to sample local wine, jam and liqueur. Enjoy free time in the medieval town of Dürnstein and at Kuenringer Castle ruins before relaxing over lunch at the last winery. Finish with a short Danube River ferry ride before returning to Vienna by train.

Numbers are limited to 15 on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.


  • Full-day Wachau Valley wine-tasting bike tour including train transport from Vienna
  • Enjoy a leisurely bike ride through the stunning UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wachau Valley
  • Visit family-run wineries to taste local Austrian wine and regional specialties
  • Explore the medieval town of Dürnstein and visit Kuenringer Castle, where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned
  • Savor lunch, swim in the Danube River and play beach volleyball, if you wish
  • Gaze at the stunning Wachau Valley scenery on a short Danube River ferry ride
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Wachau Valley Winery Small-Group Bike Tour from Vienna

Admire the countryside of the Wachau Valley on a full-day bike tour!

Head to Vienna’s Spittelau Station in the morning to meet your guide and hop on the train to Krems in the Wachau Valley. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this part of the Danube River Valley is renowned for its quality wines, agriculture, stunning villages and picturesque landscapes.

When you arrive, you’ll be outfitted with a bike and helmet for your leisurely paced 14-mile (23-km) bike ride. Breathe in the fresh country air and take in the spectacular scenery as you ride through charming cobblestone villages, pausing to take pictures and learn about the region’s history and culture from your guide. You’ll cycle on a mostly flat route for no more than 20 minutes at a time, with a few small inclines leading up through the villages.

Break up your bike tour with visits to two or three local wineries, where you'll relax and enjoy samples of local Austrian wine and other specialties including the region’s famed apricot jam and liqueur.

In between wine tastings, make the most of some free time to explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval village of Dürnstein, one of the most-visited destinations in the Wachau region. Above the town, you’ll find the ruins of Kuenringer Castle, where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192.

Meet with your group and guide again and head to your last stop, a family-run winery. Enjoy your own prepacked lunch or a BBQ lunch served by the winery (own expense); see sample menu below. Feel free to follow your lunch with some relaxation time by the Danube River. Perhaps go for a swim or enjoy a game of beach volleyball with other people in your group.

Finish your time in the Wachau Valley with a scenic ferry ride across the Danube River, then board the train with your guide and enjoy a glass of wine on the journey back to Vienna.

Sample Menu:
Main course (choice of one):
  • Marinated steak, bratwurst sausages and Bernerwurst (sausages with bacon and cheese) served with Austrian-style potato salad, green salad and bread rolls
  • Homemade vegetable patties and tofu sausage served with Austrian-style potato salad, green salad and bread rolls

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The guide was great and the tour itself very interesting. The wineries we visited had great wine and the lunch was very good. Thanks for a great trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

My husband and I had a great time on this tour. Our guide was fun and shared some really good history about both Vienna and the vineyards we toured. We were a small group which made it nice to learn about others in the group and where their travels were taking them too. I would highly recommend this tour. Do not plan anything else for your day. It is an all day event from getting to train station, the tour and getting back. If you have something planned for the evening you will feel rushed so don't.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We are in our 70's and loved this tour. Lots of young people in their 20's but we kept up with an electric bike. My suggestion to anyone over 50. Loved it. The bike baths were amazing and we toured the most beautiful small towns and had time to visit. The vineyards were beautiful, everything so very nice. It was the high light of my visit. A very must do if you travel. This is very unique and wonderful. Tour guides were so accommodating, always looking after every person. This is a five star event. Do it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Do it. Before booking the trip I had a hard time wrapping my head around why we needed 9 hours for this tour. My recommendation is to just trust the schedule. Time will melt away as you enjoy the biking and wine. Also James, our tour guide was great.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was wonderful. Fun to ride through the towns and the by the river. Lunch was great and all the wine tastings too. I would have liked to have more time in Durnstein. We had about an hour, 2 hours would have been much better. We could have gone back after our last wine tasting as we have a lot of time in the park before heading to the train station. Our guide was very accommodating too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

nice guide and excellent experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

An absolute must do whilst in Vienna. Our group was 14 all Aussies - with my husband and I were quite a bit older than the young ones backpacking Europe but James our guide was exceptional and made the tour so enjoyable for us all and by midway we were all one big happy family, laughing and frolicking to the end. Ride was easy paced and not difficult, Views were spectacular and Lunch and the wines were great also. A personal thank you to James for going out of his way to show us to a supermarket after the tour had ended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Absolutely fantastic! One of the highlights of our 3 weeks in Europe. James our guide was excellent. The tour itself was perfectly timed. We learned a lot, really enjoyed the wine, the scenery and the bikes were very good. An absolute must if you are in Vienna

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our favorite day. Guides Giovanni and Marta were fantastic fun, warm and welcoming. Saw beautiful countryside even in the rain!!! and met some really nice folks. Would do it again for sure upon our return to this gorgeous country. Thanks for great memories!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was an amazing tour!! The scenery was beautifuly and the weather was perfect for us. Going through the countryside, I had to pinch myself. Our tour guide was great and so was our lunch. Wine tasting was a bonus. Definitely got a workout in the most beautiful countryside in Wachau well worth it.

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