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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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What You Can Expect

Wine Tasting Bike Tour departing Vienna

Wine Tasting Bike Tour departing Vienna

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.

Customer Reviews

dekotwani

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent Tour and Must Do!! Our Guide Took wonderful care of everyone. Cycle was good and comfortable. Veg Lunch was good
At the Wine tasting session we were given information related to wine and Valley in general

Chris W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

great tour. full day with a solid distance of riding, easy ride though.

Charlotte D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a fun tour. We met our guide Marco in Vienna and proceeded to the train station. There is a short walk from the train station to get your bike. The bike ride was great and we stopped a few times which provided some of us with a break. I was able to take a few pictures along the way. We stopped at two vineyards for tastings. I liked the stopped in the little town where we had lunch. We had time to visit several shops and also did a few tastings of schnapps and brandy.

Jane L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The bike-wine tour was excellent. We really enjoyed the tour with Jose he was extremely knowledgable about the region and personable. The bike ride was easy - riding along the river, in small towns and very small hills. The lunch stop was a nice break for local food and a hike to the castle and shopping. The swim in the Danube was a great break on a very HOT summer day. Highly Recommended.

Stanislas H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was amazing, even if it was really cold and windy, our guide MARCO was great and very knowledgable. He took the time to explain a lot of great things about the wine region. thank you so much!!

Ann F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was one of our highlights of our 3 country trip. The wine valley is beautiful and it was a delightful day from beginning to end. And if you have decent cyclist on your tour you can take a dip in the Danube, Demos was knowledgeable and a wonderful host.

Ken G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Just an amazing day! Beautiful scenery ... fun biking....great wine tasting, lunch and then a hike to the castle! Everything is handled so well by this company...our tour guide was great, as was the whole experience!

Timothy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Just do it. It is more about the white wine though.

asiabryn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was a highlight of our trip to Vienna. The tour was very well organized and we really appreciated all the transportation was take care of. We just had to meet at the office location and the rest was taken care of. We had a larger group 19 ppl but it still felt very personable and our guide was fantastic. The bike ride was fairly easy with majority of it being flat with some hills. The break for lunch was great so each person could personalize their experience shopping, hiking, walking around. We made it to 2 wineries and both were fantastic. The wine was delicious! The Wachau Valley is spectacular and the scenery was so beautiful. Our guide stopped a few times during our ride so we could take pictures and he would also tell us bits of information. I would highly recommend this to anyone who likes wine, enjoys a little exercise and wants to do something off the beaten path and not be a typical tourist. Cheers!

Delia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

We had an absolutely wonderful time. Not being very fit, it was great that most of the time the riding was on flat ground. Our guide I think Jose was really good and friendly with everyone. We stopped four times, 3 to taste and once for lunch. At no time did we ever feel rushed. On the way back got caught in a lovely thunderstorm. Would highly recommend this to anyone who would love to spend the day sipping wine, beautiful countryside and cycling next to the Danube. You definitely don't need to be very fit to do this.

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