Arrival in Vienna
Tour information and bike fitting. The imperial city can be explored by bike very well. The famous Ringstraße with its splendid buildings such as the State Opera, Parliament, Burgtheater, City Hall and not to forget the Hofburg Palace are considered the most magnificent examples. But also Kärntnerstraße and St. Stephens cathedral and the quiet corners and alleyways of Old Vienna are worth seeing.
The bike tour will begin close to the Danube Island and takes you on bike paths to Schönbrunn. After a sightseeing tour (not included in the tour price) you will first cycle slightly uphill and then on a winding bike path down to the city of Baden. The old spa town in the Vienna Woods can tell a long story. It is certainly no coincidence that here Beethoven completed his "Ninth" with the Ode to Joy. The famous Casino of Baden, the beautiful Roman spa and the thermal spa in the Art Deco style from 1926 with which the Viennese nobility once brought the Adriatic beach to Baden, are worth seeing.
Or: Board the local train (Badner Bahn not included) at Josefsplatz, which has been taking its passengers directly in an on hour from Vienna's Opera to the Casion Baden since the days of Emperor Franz Joseph. Purchase tickets yourself at the train station. Your bikes will be transported to Baden.
You will leave Baden on beautiful bike paths. Just a little while later you will find yourself in a completely new landscape. The atmosphere at Europe's westernmost steppe lake almost feels a little strange, since here, at the foothills of the Leithagebirge mountains, the Hungarian puszta starts. You can visit Eisenstadt (Esterhazy Castle) and St. Margaret (Roman stone quarry) or other sightseeing destinations (not included in the tour price). The Burgenland wines are world famous. While driving through the hilly vineyards, you can enjoy a magnificent view over the lake. Rust and Mörbisch are probably the most charming wine towns in Burgenland.
Either via or from the Festival City Mörbisch, where an atmospheric operetta festival is held every summer at the famous floating stage, you will cycle through soft vineyards with stunning views across the lake to the Hungarian border. Soon you will reach the former city of Ödenburg (Sopron) and its absolutely lovely old town. Today's Sopron invites you with its bustling streets and beautiful places to stay. Back to Mörbisch / Rust you will cycle on a beautiful bike path through the pretty lakeside scenery.
In the morning you will take a ferry to Illmitz. Today, it’s all about the national park called “Neusiedlersee-Seewinkel”. The patios of birdwatchers are the only elevations you will find. Moreover, it should be noted that here, as well as on the slopes of the west side, between Podersdorf, Illmitz and Apetlon in the flat plains of the vineyards, excellent quality wines are produced. Some Trockenbeerenauslese wines of this area enjoy an excellent reputation. You will also come across some smaller or larger salt lakes (called Lacken), which are about 50cm deep. This attraction of Seewinkel helped the region to its unique flora and fauna - and of course the “Lacken” bike trail to its name. The bike path will take you past wetlands, pastures and vineyards.
Active rest day
Ein Tag zum Entspannen und Erholen. Zahlreiche Freizeitangebote sorgen für Abwechslung. Der See ist ein Segler-, Surfer- und Badeparadies. Für die Radler bietet sich der Kirschblütenweg (ca. 45 km) als schöne Seenrundtour an.
Now that you are relaxed and refreshed, the route will lead you via Rohrau (birthplace of Joseph and Michael Haydn) into the "Roman Carnuntum", where once upon a time the amber and the limes roads crossed (Haidentor - a huge triumphal monument). At the Open Air Museum Petronell, you can visit a faithfully reconstructed Roman urban quarter (not included in the tour price). The border town of Hainburg is located directly on the Danube, just a few kilometers from your final destination Bratislava. We recommend an evening stroll through the beautiful old town.
Recovered and relaxed, the hydrofoil will take you back to Vienna.
You will cycle on paved roads, gravel bike paths, which are in good condition and sometimes on side roads. The terrain is mostly flat with no major climbs. There are only short climbs to tackle along the Leitha Mountains and in the vineyards.
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- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Breakfast buffet
- Welcome briefing (GE, EN)
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- developed route
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (GE, EN, FR with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- Ferry Mörbisch – Illmitz incl. your bike
- Transfer by hydrofoil from Bratislava to Vienna incl. your bike
- GPS-data is available
- Service hotline
- Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Vienna central train station
- Vienna airport
- Public garage approx. €5 per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary
Things to note:
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
- Underground-Tickets Vienna/ Schwedenplatz - Hotel on the day of departure not included, costs approx. € 2,50 per person