5 star rating: Highly Recommended 38 Reviews

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

Highlights

  • 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 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

One of the best tour of my life, the guide, the food, the journey, the experience I can not ask for more.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a wonderful time on this excursion. Our guide Marla was great. She was up-beat and knew a lot about the history of the region and the wines that we were tasting. The scenery was fantastic. Lunch at the Janek winery was great as well. We only wished that the day would not go by so fast.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was the highlight of our time in Vienna and one of the best days of our two weeks in Europe. Well organized, easy, fun, and beautiful scenery! If you're looking to get out of the city for a day, I highly recommend this tour. I cannot say enough great things about this.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Be sure to ask for Gino. Best guide ever. We stopped at so many beautiful sites to take photos and take in the culture. Viator scored a home run with this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The reviews are what convinced me to book this tour, and they were so right! The biking was fairly easy only a few short, minor hills the food was delicious the wine was tasty and the scenery was awesome! I hadn't been biking in years, so it was nice to do it again, and it was even better that it was along the Danube. Dürnstein was also a very cute town with lots of apricot treats Chocolate-covered apricots! Yum!. We hiked up to the prison where they kept King Richard the Lionheart. It was a hard hike straight up, but well worth the view when you got to the top!! I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get out of the city for a day, experience beautiful parts of the countryside, and meet great people! Our tour guide was James, and he was fabulous. He's very knowledgeable and a lot of fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wonderful tour. Great combo of rest and riding. More than just wine tasting. Lunch was most excellent and prepared by our tour guide and one of the wineries. The tour begins and ends with an hour train ride outside the city, but beautiful countryside views. Our tour guide was very knowledgable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour. James the guide was excellent and we had a great day out in the Valley. Can't fault it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The scenery was amazing, the food and wine were delicious, and the guide and customers were inviting and fun! This was my favorite day of my vacation and I would do this tour again in a heartbeat!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our guide was James, a very engaging chap from America. Although we arrived to the tour late, we managed to get there in time and the guided were very helpful in assisting us. The bike ride was amazing - we cycled through beautiful medieval towns and vineyards. The veggie food was very nice.

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