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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

Julie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fabulous! Beautiful country and wine tastings with 3-5 tastings at three distinctly different wineries. Wines were good and a great introduction to the grapes of the Wachau Valley. Guides were awesome and winery hosts very pleasant and informative. Logistics were well organized from meeting at the Vienna office to trains and bike rentals. Nice city bikes too!
One of the best highlights of our Austrian trip. Highly recommend this tour and this company!

Ella W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fab tour guide and a well organised tour! Definitely do something like this again to see a bit more of the area I'm visiting.

mhmyrah Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The right amount of exercise and wine tasting.
Our guide Jose was good. He kept us organized and safe which was a bit tricky as one couple wasn and #39;t very comfortable riding bikes.
The biking is fairly flat and easy. A serious cyclist might find it too slow and boring.
recommended if you can bike

jgrupski

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This bike tour was one of the highlights of our trip to
Austria. There was a group of about 14 of us. We met at a bike shop and jumped on a train ride approx. an hour long. The bike garage was within walking distance from the train station. We were all given helmets and off we went. Beautiful, stunning scenery. It was early in the summer so the grapes were very small, but the vineyards were breathtaking. We made 3 stops at wineries all white wines. We also stopped at a very nice outdoor restaurant for lunch, food was good and we had a short time to shop in the nearby village. Mario was very informative, and safety was a priority. This bike ride was not too strenuous, although there were a few small hills. Water was not provided, so be prepared to bring your own drinks. We arrived back at the train station about 7:15 that evening.

Brittney F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was an absolutely incredible trip! The scenery was gorgeous, the bike ride amazing, and our guide was extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend to others!

Kathryn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Dom was the best! He was a very professional and considerate guide. The wine is delicious as is the scenery. A great experience all around.

Jade

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour is absolutely incredible! If you like wine, cycling and beautiful scenery, then I'd highly recommend this tour. Our guide was fantastic, the tour was incredibly well organised and the amount of free time, cycling and wine tasting was perfect.

It was truly idyllic - AMAZING. Lunch is also lovely and you can enjoy free time to explore a quaint Austrian village, relax on the beach of the Danube River and shop for souvenirs. We loved every minute!

Judith S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a very fun trip. Our guide was great, the scenery was gorgeous and the wine was delicious. Highly recommend this tour.

Judith Levy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

lovely day trip outside of Vienna. There were 18 people in our group - ages ranged from about 20 to 63 years. Jose was a great guide. - Biking was relatively easy and pleasant. The views of the vineyards and Danube were beautiful. Most of the vineyards cultivate grapes for white wine. Many of the people in our group had been traveling around European cities and were glad to spend the day outside the city getting fresh air and relaxing and seeing some of the countryside up close. i highly recommend this trip!

Rakitha A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

An excellent day out in the beautiful Wachau Valley with its charming villages, vineyards, and the lovely Danube, highly recommended.

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