Danube cycling. Wachau

Cycling in a World Heritage Site

As low as € 479,- per person in a double room Request offer Offer availability

The Danube region in Lower Austria, with breath-taking World Cultural Heritage Site of Wachau has long been considered to be a true holiday gem, and as a favourite meeting point for cyclists and connoisseurs from all over the world. The beautiful scenery can be experienced to the greatest possible extent on a number of routes, with varying levels of difficulty.

Day 1
Individual arrival in Wachau and overnight stay in comfortable bed and bike accommodation. Establishments which have been awarded the “Bed + Bike Quality Mark” welcome cycle tourists for just one night, and provide safe bike storage facilities, as well as drying facilities for clothing and equipment. In addition, the owners help with small malfunctions, or provide the contact details of local bicycle dealers.
Overnight stay incl. breakfast at the selected accommodation

Day 2 – Spitz - Krems - Mautern - Arnsdorf
Distance 40 km
Take your bike and go on a pleasant ride through the old winemaking villages of Spitz, Weissenkirchen and Dürnstein, to Krems. Several restaurants, taverns and “Best of Wachau” establishments invite you to taste the regional cuisine. The town of Krems has a historic old town centre. The pedestrian zone boasts shops, coffee houses and farmers' markets, as well as museums and churches. Cross the Stein-Mautern bridge over the Danube, travel along the south bank on the Rivers Route, making sure to stop at one of the numerous taverns to experience the “Best of Wachau”. The Spitz – Arnsdorf ferry brings you back across the Danube, to your starting point.
Overnight stay incl. breakfast at the selected accommodation

Day 3 – Spitz - Willendorf - Emmersdorf - Weitenegg - Pöchlarn - Melk
Distance 40 km
Sees you head to upper Wachau, to Willendorf – the site where the “Venus of Willendorf” statue was found, and home of the “Venusium”. Continue along the north bank towards Emmersdorf and the Weitenegg Leisure Centre, where a fabulous beach invites you to jump into the water and cool down. Continue to cycle along the Pöchlarn bridge over the Danube bridge, and along the south bank back to Melk. A tour of Melk Abbey gives you a glimpse of a day in the life of a Benedictine monk. In the late afternoon, enjoy a ride back through Wachau from the comfort of a Danube ship.
Overnight stay incl. breakfast at the selected accommodation

Day 4 – Spitz - Mühldorf - Raxendorf - Weitental - Emmersdorf
Distance 50 km
Discover the Wachau wilderness. Cycle through Spitzer Graben, which is one of the steepest vineyard terraces in the region. From Mühldorf, cycle through towns in the southern Waldviertel such as Trandorf and Raxendorf, and through sweet fragrant meadows and forest landscapes. Continue through what is known in the Weitental as the “Valley of the Sundials” until you return to the Rivers Route in Emmersdorf and enjoy Wachau once more.
Overnight stay incl. breakfast at the selected accommodation

Day 5 – Departure

Package price per person excluding local tax up from € 479,00 in a double room

Services included:

  • 4 x overnight stays in selected bed & bike accommodations, breakfast including
  • 1 x bicycle rent for 3 days
  • 1 x admission to museum krems
  • 1 x admission to and group tour of Melk Abbey
  • 1 x boat trip Melk – Spitz or Spitz – Melk incl. bike transport
  • 1 x product tasting session at the tastedillery in Melk
  • 1 x cycle route map

Services not included and to be paid on-site:

  • local tax € 1,60 per person/night (up from15 years of age)
  • fees for the ferry from Spitz – Arnsdorf

Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH, A-3620 Spitz an der Donau, Schlossgasse 3, GISA-Zahl: 13091941
The general terms and conditions of Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH apply - These can be found under www.donau.com/impressum 

Prices are without taxation. Read more: www.niederoesterreich.at/taxen

Offer availability

  • Bookable from 04/07/2023 to 10/29/2023

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