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Wachau Valley Wine Tasting Bike Tour from Vienna

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  • 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

This full-day bike tour from Vienna gives you the opportunity to enjoy the idyllic Austrian countryside and sample locally produced wines. Feel energized on a state-of-the-art bike, 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, sit down for lunch (not included in tour price), and enjoy numerous local wine samples included in the tour.
  • 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 wine tastings at local wineries
  • Visit the UNESCO town of Durnstein where King Richard the Lionheart was held captive

What's Included

  • Guided bike tour including bike rental
  • Wine tastings and other local specialties
  • Professional guide
  • Helmet and rain poncho for the duration of the tour
  • Transport by train to and from the Wachau Valley
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch at local restaurant
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Electric Bikes

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Vienna Explorer
    Franz-Josefs-Kai 45, 1010 Wien, Austria

    The tour starts form our tour office: Franz Josefs Kai 45 (Metro U2 / U4 Schottenring, take exit “Schottenring” or “Salztorbrücke”.

Start time

09:30 AM

End point

  • Spittelau
    1090 Vienna, Austria

What To Expect

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.

Krems an der Donau (Pass By)

The tour starts at Krems an der Donau, a small Austrian village with a rich history of wine production.

Dürnstein (Pass By)

Ride along the Danube to the town of Durnstein. With its colorful houses, cozy wine taverns, and historic monuments, Durnstein truly is a typical Austrian village.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Total cycling distance is approx. 16 miles (25 kilometers)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Routes may vary due to weather or other factors
  • Lunch is available at one of the local wine taverns (approx. 13.00 euros payable directly). Vegetarian option is also provided.
  • We do not provide Electric Bikes for this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Wachau Valley Wine Tasting Bike Tour from Vienna?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Wachau Valley Wine Tasting Bike Tour from Vienna?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips


Pack light because this a great place to get wine and other things like apricot liqueur and jams.
If you are expecting red wines, you only get one at the end.
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A must do
Nalini_K, Jul 2022
This was one of the best days in Vienna. Our tour guide Tom was very knowledgeable about wines, he was on time, spoke excellent English. There were 2 places and about 4 different wines we tasted. Lunch was at a nice restaurant and their vegetarian option was the best vegetarian meal I have had on any tour!!
Perfection
Mark_N, Oct 2022
I don’t know where to begin. New bikes. Tomas, an amazing tour guide, lovely lunch, beautiful scenery. This tour is a MUST if you’re in Vienna
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hello Mark, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and are hoping to see you again sometime :) Best regards from Vienna Explorer
Great day of biking and wine tasting
Thomas_E, Sep 2022
First, Thomas was a wonderful guide and made the trip very enjoyable. Second, the bikes we used were fairly new and in great shape - perfect for the 25k trip over pretty flat bike paths and roads. The trip started in vienna and we took the Uban to a regional train to the Waschu Valley (about an hours away). We then walked a short distance to the bike shop’s local store. We road out of town and we were quickly riding through vineyards and a few small towns. We had nice lunch as a group (15 euro). Then headed out for tastings. The group pretty much together and Thomas stopped routinely to make sure no one was lost. We had 3 different tastings with the last in a wine cellar of a small wine producer (best wine all day), before heading back. The combination of a great guide, good bikes, the vineyards and a bike path that general followed the Danube made for a great day.
A sporty wine tasting bike tour in the beautiful Wachau Valley
Alex_P, Aug 2022
A sporty way to see the Donau., to taste wine and meet other people from various countries in the beautiful Wachau Valley
Fantastic and enjoyable experience with Jamie!!!
Rosanna_B, Jul 2022
We were on our honeymoon and took this tour with Jamie! I can't begin to express how fun and absolutely amazing this tour was. It is definitely for folks who are in decent shape, as it's about 15+ miles of biking, very often on hills. Jamie was fantastic - very friendly and such a great guide. He jam-packed our tour with lots of extra fun and a few little surprises. Highly highlyyyy recommend! THANK YOU JAMIE! Can't wait to see you when you visit us in California! :) - Rosie & Brian
Don’t miss this!
courtyransome, Jul 2022
Amazing day trip from Vienna to experience local wines and Austrian Country side. Generous wine sharing and easy flat bike ride. Even took a dip in the Danube. On a tour with great people and able to share a meal and a laugh!
Must do experience
Kayla_H, Jun 2022
Great must do experience. It was so nice to go outside of the city of Vienna. It takes an hour to get there by train but it is a pretty and relaxing train ride. The biking was beautiful and the wineries were fun. The biking was mostly all on bike paths and very doable for those that have ridden a bike before but aren’t active bikers. Our guide Francis was fantastic we would definitely do this tour again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Incredible wine tour!
Paige_B, Jun 2022
The most incredible wine tour! Cycling through beautiful streets with amazing scenery! Many wines to try with lots of information about each. The best thing to do from Vienna. Olaf was a fantastic guide!
Wine and Biking - Nothing could go wrong!
Julian_D, May 2022
Overall, a wonderful experience that we would highly recommend. Our guide, Thomas, was awesome and quite knowledgeable about the Wachau wine region and wine (he comes from a family of winemakers). He is clearly very proud of Austrian wine and loves to talk about them. For the tour - you meet your guide at the Vienna Explorer bike shop and then take the train to Krems (about an hour). Thomas was very good about alerting folks as to where the next bathroom break could be - very important on a nearly 9 hour tour. Overall the bike trail was moderate activity level, not super easy but not too difficult. First stop was Domane Wachau vinery (6 wine tastings) followed by lunch in Durnstein. Thomas ordered the food in advance (takes your order while on the train), and the food was absolutely delicious. Second wine tasting was at Weisskirchen (again 6 wines). Then back through Durnstein (quick stop to swim in the Danube if desired), and then to Krems to catch the train back to Vienna. The view along the route is beautiful - Thomas was great about stopping occasionally to gather the group together but also to talk about the Wachau Valley and take photos. The only negative aspect would be the size of the group - 18 is a lot of people and it can take a bit to corral everyone together.
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What a day!
Andrea_R, Apr 2022
My son and I had a wonderful time biking through the Wachau Valley with Jamie and Alexandra and 10 others. The meet up location was very easy to find and everyone immediately began greeting each other and becoming acquainted. Alexandra and Jamie were very nice to circulate throughout the day and get to know each of us. I think their friendly manner encouraged everyone. It was nice to have coffee and a croissant to snack on while taking the train out of Vienna. We were a little ahead of schedule before the train, so some were able to make purchases if they wanted a snack. Once we arrived at the train station, we took a bus to the city due to train track maintenance, although it sounded like that was not a frequent occurrence. We walked to pick up our bikes and off we went! We had a guide in front and a guide as caboose. Typically, they would have just one guide per group, but since it was the beginning of the season, we had two. We spent the day riding from town to town. Our guides have historical and cultural information as we rode along. We took frequent breaks along the way. The wine tastings were very nice. We tasted several wines - all were very good. We stopped for lunch about halfway through the day. Everyone at our table liked their meal. I had chicken salad - fresh greens with lightly breaded chicken on top that was piping hot. Others had goulash and wiener schnitzel. We took a different route back than on the way out, which was a treat. I recommend bringing a small snack for the ride back. The distance is manageable, but I was a bit tired about half way back. Be sure to bring a water bottle, too. You will be glad you have it! You can refill along the way at the wineries and at lunch. This was such a fun tour! We really enjoyed becoming acquainted with so many internationals. Our group was made up of tourists from America, UK, Denmark, Greece, China, and Canada. Thanks to Alexandra and Jamie for spending the day with us and keeping us on track! Bonus** don’t miss the ice cream once you drop off your bikes. It’s very tasty and especially good after a day on the bike trail.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hello Andrea, WOW! Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review about your tour with your son! We are so happy you had a wonderful time with Alexandra and Jamie! Cheers!
Highly recommended wine tour
Kat_C, Apr 2022
We can’t recommend this tour more to anyone wanting a memorable day on their Vienna trip. From the start we had a very warm welcome, our group was small of about 10 which felt very personable and got to know our hosts. We took the bus as there were some rail disruptions but it didn’t feel like a problem and the journey was very smooth. The entire cycle tour was beautiful, with incredible views of the river, stopping at various points to take photos and hear a bit of history about the area. At the first place we had around 4 wines, mostly whites and one rose, all delicious. The lunch spot was perfect, quick and tasty and we had a chance to explore the shops and historic blue church. On the second winery stop we had another 3/4 wines and sat outside in a lovely big garden amongst locals. We were made to feel very comfortable by both hosts, even though my partner and I rode close to the guide they would often stop to check the back of the group were all okay. The lanes are perfect for cycling - mostly quite smooth and wide. We were extremely lucky with the weather, sunny and warm the whole day, but had the weather been worse it still would have been a wonderful day. Although it’s a mostly flat journey, it’s worthwhile taking it easy on the journey there to preserve energy for the route home. Jamie was a fabulous host, very personable and fun. Would love to do it again! Ps we even managed to take a dip in the river - so wear shorts if it’s a warm day.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hello Kat, Thank you for your review, we will forward the great feedback to Leandra and Jaime. Best, Bram from Vienna Explorer
Bike and Wine Tour
Lynette_B, Sep 2021
iolo was awesome! Full of energy, history and jokes all day! One of the best days we spent in Vienna
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Hello Lynette, Thank you for writing a short review about the tour. We are really happy that you liked the tour and we hope to see you again in the future when you are back in Vienna. Kind regards, Vienna Explorer
Wine tasting
Natalie-Ian, Aug 2020
Overall a Great trip . It was a good experience to see life outside of the city of vienna . Fab selection of wines to try and informative. The bike riding was an enjoyable smooth pace and at no point did we feel rushed . Fairly priced and friendly tour guide . Very impressed by the company allowing the trip to go ahead with less people than usual - otherwise we would of missed out .
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Hello Natalie, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed biking in the Wachau Valley and discovering the tasty wines. We hope to see you again in Vienna. All the best, Vienna Explorer
This is a terrific way to enjoy a nice...
Vincent K, Sep 2011
This is a terrific way to enjoy a nice day in the Wachau Valley. We visited three wineries and tasted (drank) 4 different wines at each. The tastings were spread out enough that we never felt drunk. We had a really nice casual lunch (extra cost, but worth it) at the second winery. The bike ride itself is not too strenuous - and you feel safe because it's mostly on paved bike paths when you're near a road, or it's on dirt bike paths in the countryside. Near the end of the tour, just before the third winery, there is some free time in the town just below the castle ruins where King Richard was imprisoned for two years. The view from the ruins is worth the climb - but warning, it is a LONG way up and should not be attempted unless you're in pretty good cardio condition. Sasha, our guide, was extremely pleasant and friendly. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to see some beautiful Austrian scenery outside of Vienna, and anyone who likes white wine (the main grape tasted is Gruner Veltliner).
fantastic day out and the best way to...
Danielle M, May 2012
fantastic day out and the best way to see parts of vienna you would not see normally...
We had the pleasure of having Tomas...
Richard J, Jun 2017
We had the pleasure of having Tomas as our guide. The tour was nicely organized. We had to take the metro and train to get to the Wachau region but Tomas made sure we kept together and got there OK. The bike ride itself was very pleasant and not at all strenuous. Riding along the Danube was a great experience. Tomas was very knowledgeable about the wines we tasted, which were surprisingly good. There are a few I will look for when we get home. There is a book at the winery that tells where you can buy their wines in each state of the US. We shared this experience with a very nice group of people and would highly recommend this tour. The scenery is outstanding. Tomas was terrific. Austria is gorgeous and the people so friendly. Thankfully, everyone spoke English! Thank you Tomas and Vienna Explorer!
Vienna is a very beautiful city and...
Chris V, Aug 2017
Vienna is a very beautiful city and this tour was better than anything I did in Vienna. I loved this day and would love to do it again sometime. Highly recommended. The guide Jose was excellent. Nice one hour train ride to Krems an der Donau and then the cycle ride to Dürnstein. The bikes were good quality. Wine stops were great. The food at lunchtime was surprisingly good, coming from a veggie who tends to struggle on organised tours. It rained and rained quite a lot so beware, in these hills in the summer it rains a bit. My only request would be that they renew the poncho's. They were quite smelly. People with the blue ones were dry at the end of the day. People with the grey ones were wet. Not worthy of making it 4 though. This is a 5 trip and you'll always remember it.
We were fortunate to have the...
karen_w, Sep 2016
We were fortunate to have the perfect bike riding weather. The vineyards are always beautiful to look at. The tour was well organized but the group was a bit too large. We had 20 people in our group. It was our last day in Vienna so it was nice to see something outside the city. The lunch was delicious, I really enjoyed the goulash. The wine tasting was also superb. I think the best part was hiking up to the castle and getting a great view of the Danube. It was definitely a tough hike so it was not for people who are not well conditioned.
Vienna is an awesome city with a lot...
Misha C, Jul 2016
Vienna is an awesome city with a lot to see -but if you really want a cool Austrian experience I would absolutely do this tour. The description on the website is very accurate to what you will receive on the tour, all of which leads to a great time!
This was a fun tour. We met our...
Charlotte D, Oct 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.
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