Cycling Wonderland Wienerwald

In 2005 the Wienerwald was awarded with the UNESCO title of “Biosphere Reserve” – and 1,250 kilometres of mountain bike routes ensure biking pleasure par excellence.

Located at the gates of Vienna, the mountain bike area in north of the Wienerwald is full of possibilities to go for a ride on the mountain bike.

Dream Trails

Even the mountain bike Trailcenter Hohe Wand Wiese as well as the Trailpark Weidlingbach offer biking fun of the highest quality. The Wienerwald Trails association and its volunteers ensure that the state of the park always satisfies the high standards of the bike community. After all, the urban Trailcenter Hohe Wand Wiese is the only one of its kind in Europe. Four “mountain bike only” routes, a kids line and kids trail as well as a pump track are waiting to be cycled on. In addition to the courses, the bike school located there also has guided mountain bike and e-bike tours on offer. No equipment? Not a problem. The associated bike rental shop has everything your heart desires when it comes to mountain bikes. And you will also find a bistro and a summer toboggan run for you to enjoy something different if you've been sat on your bike for too long. Furthermore, the trail centre is rather easy to reach from Vienna.

The Trailpark Wiedlingbach starts close to the Landgasthof Windischhütte [country inn] and is composed of a 1.8 kilometre long flow line with an altitude difference of 175 metres and a very challenging fun line. Other known trails of the region are the challenging, almost 27 kilometre long Hameau trail as well as the Obere and Untere Roan trail, which is drivable in both directions.

Motor or muscle power

E-mountain bikes are becoming more and more popular – a highly appreciated development because this enables individuals of all fitness levels and ages to enjoy bigger trips in the fresh air. Substantial opportunities to go for a ride on an e-bike are offered by the guided e-mountain bike day trips in the Wienerwald, where parts of the Babenberger or Kahlenbergerdorf Strecke is combined with shared trails. Both tours are also frequently travelled on without electrical support. The moderately-difficult round trip on the Babenberger-Strecke from Klosterneuburg takes you past the Klosterneuburg Monastery to the town hall square, through the shady forest and back – with many other excursion destinations along the way. The black marked and promising Kahlenbergerdorf-Strecke is more challenging, and it starts in a wine village with the same name, takes you past a few of Vienna's landmarks and on one occasion or another the ascent makes it feel like your thighs want to burst.

Resting instead of speeding

It goes without saying that numerous culinary delicacies can be enjoyed on the several kilometres of tracks in the north of the Wienerwald mountain bike area. The Landgasthaus Scheiblingstein right in the middle of the Kahlenbergerdorf Strecke serves regional delicacies and also has two tennis courts surrounded by treetops. The Gasthaus Bonka also focusses on regionality and home-made products and also offers overnight accommodation. And speaking of overnight accommodation – you will find the 4 star Superior Resort & Spa Schlosspark Mauerbach including a gourmet restaurant, just a mere 15 minutes from Vienna. The extensive wellness offer with different saunas and view of the historical castle park as well as an indoor and outdoor pool ensure memorable moments of relaxation. And because you can easily get hungry while relaxing, you can choose from two brilliant places to eat: the “Four Seasons” glass pavilion and the award-winning Gault Millau “Im Park” à la carte restaurant. Seasonal cuisine with ingredients from the surrounding area and Vienna in Austria are celebrated at the highest level. If you’re looking for something more rustic, you will be well looked after in Klosterneuburg. Both the Pension Alte Mühle and the Hotel Residenz Schrannenhof offer great overnight accommodation with a Bed & Bike feature.

Alternative excursion destinations

In the event of bad weather or if your calves are too tired to ride a bike, you can discover numerous alternative places in the Wienerwald. The Hagenbachklamm [ravine] for example, with the largest Bird of Prey Sanctuary in Europe. Or Klosterneuburg Monastery, Mauerbach Charterhouseand Museum Gugging – all of which are locations that are included in the offer of the Niederösterreich-Card [Lower Austria card].