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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.
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.
Absolutely one of our favorite days - a glorious bike ride through wine country - even my 12 year old son loved it. Biking is not hard - mostly flat but some little hills - I am not a huge athlete and I did fine but it is about 18 miles of biking I think. Each stop was lovely - nice wine, apricot nectar, nibbles and a delightful tour guide. Highly recommend for family especially with teens, we were with 18 year old students, adults, and a wide range of people - small group size of about 15 or so was ideal.
So fun to get out of the city and see the beautiful countryside! Guide was very nice and our bikes were good.
Only thing I would have changed is if we had a bit more time to see some of the cute villages.
This was the highlight of our vacation. We had around 18 people, the guides were great and the visits to the wineries in the countryside were amazing. I would recommend this to everyone.
This was by far one of the highlights of our 3-week trip to Central Europe. The bike tour was perhaps the most scenic bike tour we have taken through small towns, vinyards, and along the Danube River. We cannot image a better way to see the beautiful Austrian countryside. One word of constructive criticism, however, to the tour operator - upgrade the quality of bikes. For a 24 km bike tour, the bikes should have been more efficient and easier to ride. They felt like a cross between a beach bike and a low-end hybrid. Despite this, we would highly recommend this tour.
Great tour in Wachau Valley
Great spanish guide
Great day between friends of all over the world !!!
I recomend this fantastic bike tour
If you like wine, scenic beauty, the outdoors, culture and meeting new people, then this is the trip for you. My wife and I had a terrific time. The guides, Anna and Thomas were great and the route and locations were perfect. The sights are breathtaking and hills not difficult. A day well spent - highly recommended.
This trip was excellent. The tour guides were Jose and Tomas.The tour guides make sure your bikes are working and they don't leave anyone behind. The tour starts at 9:30AM and you don't get back until around 7pm. The tour guides were are also quite knowledgeable about wine making and enology in general. We went to 2 wineries and had several tastes of wine produced from each winery. Lunch provided the opportunity to taste New wine from another winery. The scenery you are biking through is absolutely beautiful. Austria does not export much of its wine and this tour is an excellent way to tastes and learn about their wine. If you are staying in Vienna I suggest you take this bike ride as an Austrian wine primer. It was definitely worth the time and it was fun as well!
Truly outstanding trip, this was the best thing we did in Vienna for our group of 4. Highly recommended.
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A I loved this tour. Lovely bike ride on flat quiet roads and bike lanes along the Danube. The train ride to the departure point was lovely. The guide Tomas did a super job. The winery visits were super. The schnitzel lunch was at a nice bar type restaurant in Pasau. This town was a nice place to shop. It rained briefly towards the end but that was fine. Vienna Explorer provided rain parkas. This is a relaxing way to experience Austrian countryside and wineries on a day trip. No question that I would book again. It was pure enjoyment and beauty.
I was surprised that some reviews mentioned unexpected difficult climbs. There were really none. We might have climbed 30-50 feet in Pasau or maybe a 1 elevation change a few times. Easy cycling. The guide was vigilant to his guests and questioned us if he was cycling at an enjoyable speed. The speed was slow and casual - perfect for the scenery we were seeing.
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