Kamp-Thaya-March cycle trail
In the Waldviertel, cycling becomes an experience. The Kamp-Thaya-March cycling trail (KTM) is one of the most beautiful cycling routes in Austria. With more than 400 kilometres, you will find everything that makes the heart of the cycling enthusiast beat faster: The perfect workout interchanging with relaxing cycling pleasure. Along the three rivers Kamp, Thaya and March you will find not only an impressive untouched natural scenery, but also numerous cultural excursion destinations.
From Krems on the Danube the cycle route leads into the Waldviertel. Right from the outset of the tour, you will enjoy beautiful cycling along the Kamp, afterwards you will find steep sections in the Waldviertel. Through the Weinviertel you deservedly descended again and then you will be able to cross the gentle hilly landscape to the Danube.
The section along Kamp and Thaya is considered to be the most beautiful part of the KTM cycling route. You should plan on between 5 and 9 days for the entire KTM cycling route with its 445 kilometres. Whether it be because you have a break at the various inns and wine taverns or make an additional excursion to one of many destinations along the route. You can enjoy pure nature in the national park Thayatal and explore the picturesque villages of castles and abbeys along the route. The castle Rosenburg and the barrier lake Ottenstein invite you to a relaxing break, to let your thoughts wander freely. And suddenly it becomes obvious that the KTM cycling route is not only the great cycling experience along Kamp, Thaya and March, but perhaps the secret of its success is in its promise: a cycle trail that invites you to enjoy life in all its facets: Culture, fitness training and “Mother Nature”.
A valuable tip:
If you do not want to cycle all the way, you can take some of stages by train: The Reblaus Express runs parallel to the Top-cycle route over long stretches. The iconic railway is a popular tourist attraction and combines fantastic views and relaxed travel with additional culinary delights. Just get off, ride a piece of the Waldviertel or hike - and continue with the Reblaus Express, where your bike is transported free of charge!