5 star rating: Highly Recommended 56 Reviews

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

Wachau Valley Winery Small-Group Bike Tour from Vienna

Bike and wine taste along the UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley on this full-day tour from Vienna. Stop at wineries along your route to taste local blends, liqueurs and jams, while admiring the valley's stunning scenery. Afterward, explore the town of Dürnstein and Kuenringer Castle independently, relax with lunch and enjoy the chance to take a dip in the Danube River, if you wish. Top off your trip with a brief cruise along the Danube before returning to Vienna by train.


  • 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!

Begin your day trip at Spittelau Station in Vienna, where you’ll meet up with your guide. Climb aboard the train to Krems and arrive in the Wachau Valley, famous for its striking landscape, top wines and agriculture.

Strap on your helmet and hop on your bike for a relaxing 14-mile (23-km) ride. Take in the fresh air and learn about the region’s history from your guide as you pedal through a gorgeous pastoral backdrop.

Pull over at two or three wineries along your route to kick back with a local wine tasting. You’ll also have the chance to try the Wachau Valley’s celebrated liqueur and apricot jam.

Continue to the UNESCO-listed village of Dürnstein to wander for a bit on your own. Here you’ll find the ruins of Kuenringer Castle, where King Richard the Lionheart was famously held captive in the 12th century.

Reunite with your guide for a final visit to a family-run winery. Purchase a BBQ lunch served by the winery (sample menu available in the Itinerary) or nibble on something prepacked. Afterward, relax by the Danube River, playing a round of beach volleyball or taking a cool dip.

Your trip will conclude with a brief cruise across the Danube. Then hop aboard the train and enjoy a glass of wine while traveling back to Vienna.

Customer Reviews

Adam M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Best trip we've been on in months!

Ronald N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This is a fun trip, even in the rain! We were fortunate to have the owner of the tour company as our guide. He is a delightful young man who was a fantastic guide. He's very informed about the wines of the area as well as the geology and climate that contribute to the complexity of the wines. This is a bike trip much like the locals might undertake on weekend to the Wachau Valley. It's not a marathon bike ride by any means, nor is it intended to be. The bike trail from Krems runs alongside the main road and there are many local wineries that can be accessed from this trail. We happened to run into quite a bit of rain and rain ponchos were provided. The other two members in our tour were game as were we and none of us minded getting a bit wet! It was all part of the experience. The lunch on the tour was amazing. All of us commented on how delicious the steaks and sausages were! Our tour guide also introduced us to a drink peculiar to Austria and the Wachau Valley called Sturm! If you have a chance to try it, you should. It's only available during the crush and as billed, Austrians love this stuff. After our tour, we'd mention to waiters in restaurants that we'd been to the Wachau Valley and tried Sturm! Their eyes would light up and the normal Austrian reserve would melt away. We would do this tour again in a heart beat! Thank you for a great time!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

If you have time it is a MUST DO. It was so refreshing cycling through the countryside through the orchards.The homemade lunch with the local wine topped it and ofcourse the guide was full of details about the place and knew how and what to show. He made the trip all the more interesting.

Lori F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was one of the highlights of our trip. Fun, relaxing and the sights were amazing! A great way to spend the day away from the busyness of the city.

Courtney W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015


Joan W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour, great guide, great wine and enthusiastic company. Bikes a bit 'clunky' and heavy but the terrain is mostly quite flat, so not a real problem.

ralph juhascik

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.

John W

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.

Daniel J L

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.

Stephen L

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.

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