Traisental Bike Tour

Top bicycle trail from Traismauer to Mariazell

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107,13 km length

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  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Route: 107,13 km
  • Ascent: 959 egm
  • Descent: 277 egm
  • Duration: 7:30 h
  • Lowest point: 187 m
  • Highest point:1.010 m
  • Stage tour
  • With refreshment stops
  • Accessibility by train and bus
  • Suitable for families and children
  • Cultural/historical value

Details for: Traisental Bike Tour

Brief description

The Traisental Bike Tour is one of the most popular cycling routes throughout the Mostviertel. The family and pilgrimage cycle path runs from Traismauer through the Traisental-Danube region past St. Pölten, Lilienfeld and St. Aegyd am Neuwalde to Mariazell.


Along the route the varied landscapes of the Mostviertel show their charm: From mild to wild, from gently rolling hills south of the Danube up to the imposing mountains of the Mostviertl Alps.

The Traisental bike tour is popular with families and casual cyclists, especially in the direction of the Danube. This has several reasons:

From Kernhof or St. Aegyd you enjoy a leisurely ride, always slightly downhill along the Traisen. Along the river there are repeatedly places to stay and refresh.

Those who don’t want to cycle along the whole route in one go, can cover individual stages by bus or train. Between Kernhof and St. Pölten drives the Radtramper bus. From Lilienfeld there is a rail link to St Pölten as well as to Traismauer and Krems. The Mariazell Railway is a good option for the return journey from Mariazell to St. Pölten.  


The stage between Kernhof and Mariazell requires some effort. The ascent to/descent from the Gscheid is steep and winding. This stage is therefore not recommended for families with small children.

Family-friendly routes "cycling for kids"

There are three family-friendly sections along the Traisen Valley Cycle Trail:

  • A journey of discovery
    Family tour through St. Pölten, to the Landhausviertel (State Parliament Quarter), Viehofen lakes and a viewing tower
    More about the tour
  • Camel magic!
    Family tour from St. Aegyd to Kernhof:  the Kernhof  White Zoo and “Camel Theatre” and the Reiterbauernhof Maho (horse riding farm)
    More about the tour
  • Great Tunnel Tour
    Family tour along the old railway line between Freiland and Türnitz
    More about the tour
Starting point of the tour


Destination point of the tour


Route description Traisental Bike Tour

From Traismauer an der Donau to St. Pölten

From the marina in Traismauer – thus offering a convenient connection to the River Danube Cycle Trail – the Traisen Valley Cycle Trail travels along the Traisen river to Herzogenburg. In St. Andrä, the route runs across a bridge to the other side. Then it’s on to St. Pölten using asphalted riverside paths away from the traffic.

There are no notable inclines throughout this stage, making the first section of the Traisen Valley Cycle Trail  a good choice for families with children.

From St. Pölten to Lilienfeld

Running along asphalted riverside paths and quiet back roads, the Traisen Valley Cycle Trail continues to Lilienfeld via Wilhelmsburg. There are no significant ascents on this section either.  

From Lilienfeld to St. Aegyd am Neuwalde

From Lilienfeld, the journey continues along idyllic riverside paths via Hohenberg, encompassing a few gentle climbs on the way to St. Aegyd/Neuwalde. There is an altitude of 200 m to tackle on this third section, but this is easy enough to conquer even for very young cyclists.

In Freiland, one of the two headwaters of the Traisen (the Rechttraisen or Türnitzer Traisen) disappears from sight. From now on, the path follows the Unrechttraisen, which accompanies cyclists to St. Aegyd.

Tip: The railway cycle route to Türnitz branches off in Freiland, and leads along the old railway line for 9 km and through three tunnels.  

From St. Aegyd am Neuwalde to Mariazell

The next destination is Kernhof, with its Camel Theatre and “White Zoo”. Kernhof sees the start of the most difficult stretch of the entire cycle trail: a 4 km winding ascent up the Gscheid, just before the border with Styria. This stretch is tough, which is why some cyclists choose to walk it instead.

Once at the highest point, the trail switches from well-surfaced paths to a little-used federal road that runs via Ulreichsberg, past Lake Hubertus and along the river Walster until finally reaching its destination at the Mariazell Basilica.


St. Pölten can be reached via the Western Motorway (A1), while Traismauer can be reached via the S33 and S1.


Zum Parken am Traisental-Radweg gibt es mehrere Möglichkeiten.


The Radtramper bus runs from May to September on Sat, Sun and holidays. During the summer holidays (July and August) the connection runs daily between St. Pölten and Kernhof. For more information, visit 



The Mariazell Railway allows for convenient and comfortable outbound and return journey between St. Pölten and Mariazell. Information available online at or

More info/links

Mostviertel Tourismus GmbH

Töpperschloss Neubruck
Neubruck 2/10
3270 Scheibbs
T +43/7482/204 44


Touring bikes, mountain bikes or city bikes are recommended. Racing bikes can also be used on the path, which is asphalted throughout (please ensure you cycle at an appropriate speed!).

Map recommendations

Map "Traisental-Radweg", available at Mostviertel Tourismus, T 07482/204 44, E,

Broschüre "St. Pöltner Radschläge", available at the tourist information centre in St. Pölten, Rathausplatz 1, 3100 St. Pölten, T 02742/353 354,


Author's tip

The Traisen Valley Cycle Trail can be booked as a package: Idyllic Traisen Valley Cycle Trail

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