Joching, Austria

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clock-o9 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

This 9.5-hour bike tour from Vienna gives you the opportunity to enjoy the idyllic Austrian countryside and sample locally produced wines. On a state-of-the-art bike, you’ll feel energized as you cycle past lush valleys, quaint villages and rolling vineyards. Take a gentle route with regular breaks, enjoy free time to relax by the Danube or climb to a hilltop castle, and receive lunch and numerous wine samples free of charge.
  • 9.5-hour bike tour and wine-tasting day trip from Vienna
  • Cycle through one of Austria's best wine regions, the Wachau Valley
  • Professional guide will show you the sights and recommend fine Austrian wines
  • Enjoy lunch at a local wine tavern
  • Visit the UNESCO town of Durnstein where King Richard the Lionheart was held captive
Greet your guide at the Vienna Explorer tour office on Franz Josefs Kai and make your way to a local metro station. From here, you’ll take the metro to a train station and board a train destined for the Wachau Valley — a luscious region replete with vineyards, wineries and quaint villages.
On arrival in the valley, collect your modern bikes and listen to a short safety briefing. The gentle, 15-mile (24-km) route is comprised primarily of cycle paths and quiet roads, ensuring you’ll feel safe and secure throughout.
Pedal beside the picturesque Danube River and feast your senses on stunning scenery before stopping at your first winery to sample the local bounty. During each tasting, a wine expert will detail the production processes and subtle tastes of each wine.
Midway through the day, you’ll stop in the charming village of Dürnstein to explore during free time. Opt to ascend to the ruins of a fortress used to incarcerate King Richard the Lionhear or simply relax on the beach beside the Danube. Swimming is optional so bring along a towel and bathing suit if you’d like to dip in the Danube.
After lunch in a local tavern, continue cycling to your final winery before returning to the train station for the transfer back to Vienna.

Reviews

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J
, Oct 2018

Iolo was the greatest tour guide, very knowledgeable and personable. Biking through the Wachau Valley was an incredible experience. You won’t be disappointed!!!

c
, Sep 2018

Superb tour. Iolo was a great guide. He was quite a character, but that made the tour even more fun. This is a white wine tour. If you are expecting red wines, you only get one at the end. But it was excellent!

C
, Sep 2018

We were really excited for this event but were disappointed in the overall experience. I had watched the video and for us it did not go as the video shows. I will clarify before continuing the review that we are not uber athletes but are in active healthy condition. We started with a nice 40 min drive and conversation with our guide, Marco, to a town in the Wachau Valley and retrieving the bikes which was straight forward. The issue started with the bikes and the poor quality for the amount of riding we were to do. The guide and the two other people on the trip had better traction bikes as did my husband. We were in the gears he recommended but they were so hard to peddle. The guide paced the trip zooming off as if a race not a casual ride in the vineyards. They had to wait for us often and always patronizingly said are you doing ok. I know it was the bikes because when I finally switched with my husband I was no longer last. At one stop our guide told the wine maker why we were late, laughing and in German, but I speak German and called them on their remarks about us. Not professional! The guide never apologized and even when mentioned the bikes he said the higher end ones are used for private tours. Ok we had just paid over 400 to be told were on a second tier trip...? The area is beautiful and the wines are simple but interesting to try. To note this trip, run thru Vienna Explorer Co., is 70 bike riding and the rest wine tasting lunch and a 1/2 hour hike to castle ruinsvery pretty view. Plus we were constantly rushed and never wandered the town like the video trying schnapps. Also, wish we could have had more information along the ride with maybe headsets for hearing commentary of the wine details as we rode.

j
, Sep 2018

Nicholas was a great guide..I would recommend this tour again. Thank you Nicholas..really enjoyed our time together..Jesslyn Gegg

N
, Aug 2018

The description is spot on.

We met Mario at took two trains where we arrived to get the bikes.

Mario did a fantastic job stopping along the way to give us the history of the town. In addition, he made sure we made bathroom and water stops as it was extremely hot.

We stopped for two wine tastings and also a schnapps and cholocalate tasting.

We met some great people and even got a hike to a castle during lunch.

Great tour!

W
, Jul 2018

I highly recommend this trip. Ivan was an awesome guide. His knowledge of the wines of this region
was amazing! There were 7 of us on the trip and even the non-wine drinkers had lots of fun. The ride was at a leisurely pace. Riding bikes along a path with the Danube on one side and terraced hills of grapevines on the other was beautiful!!

N
, Jul 2018

Excellent! Definately recommend to go. Bike riding was easy. We saw a lot of suburbs of Viena. The views are breathtaking.

a
, Jul 2018

My husband and I really enjoyed our tour with James and our group of 15. We had a great time riding through the picturesque Wachau Valley, exploring a medieval small town, learning about and tasting fine wines, making new friends and acquaintances from all over the world, and simply riding through the beautiful countryside along the Danube river. This tour is for teens through adults of all ages and is kept at a reasonable pace. I would highly recommend this tour!

S
, Jul 2018

This tour was amazing! It was by far my favorite thing that we did on our trip. The valley is beautiful, the wine was great, the tour guide was knowledgeable. I can't say enough good things! We ended up with a really fun group and had the best time exploring the area. I would absolutely recommend this tour-you will not regret it!

S
, May 2018

My husband and I absolutely loved our tour through Wachau valley with Ivan as our guide- he is extremely knowledgeable about wine and did a wonderful job answering all of our questions. He the valley and the local vineyards very well so he is able to add a personal flair to the tour. The bikes and helmets were well maintained. I would recommend have biking experience for this tour, you cover a lot of ground quickly, not for novices. It is a very full day, so I wouldn't recommend scheduling anything before or after this tour so that you can really enjoy your time in the Wachau valley and not have to rush- It's too busy to hurry through!


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