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Wachau 3 Rivers One Hotel 6-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 1

  • 6days
  • Austria

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Choose your own 6-day itinerary Danube, Kamp and Traisen Rivers 

Come here and get back to your personal pace. The Wachau Region, one of Austria’s most beautiful regions invites you to practice slowing down off the beaten track. Conquer the silent, soft and romantic Danube valley by bike and you will see – possibilities are endless and diversified. No matter if by the landscape, the delicious wine or culinary specialties, the enchanting Wachau will convince you of its beauty and diversity. 

Highlights:

  • Wine town Krems
  • Spitz 
  • Weißenkirchen 
  • Historical Dürnstein with the castle and ruin 
  • Rosenburg 
  • Abbey of Melk 
  • Abbey of Göttweig with a breathtaking view 

Tour Character: Level 1-2

Fully developed, flat cycle path directly along the banks of the Danube. Also very suitable for beginners and children; Kamptal cycle path easy gradients, cycle path is not always asphalted, also gravel and forest paths; Göttweig roundtrip with steep ascent to the monastery.

Included in the Cycling Tour:

  • 5 nights in 4* hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • 1x train ride Emmersdorf – Krems incl. bike (May 30 – October 31) 
  • 1x train ride Tulln – Krems incl. bike  
  • 1x ship ride Krems – Melk incl. bike 
  • 1x train ride Krems – Rosenburg incl. bike
  • 1x train ride Krems – St. Pölten incl. bike 
  • Wine tasting (German language only) 
  • Typical Wachau snack
  • 7-day service-Hotline 
  • Handlebar bag with maps and information material per room 

Not included in the Tour:

  • Helmet purchase – payable in advance  39 EUR, rental not available, must be reserved at booking
  • Tourist taxes, if due

Notes:

  • The mileages and approximations are distances of the recommended routes
  • Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, sunscreen and proper sport shoes 
  • Arrival and departure to/from Krems is not included in tour price 
  • Train station Krems, Airport Vienna, Linz 
  • This cycling tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility. Individual requests are in special cases possible (ie. handicapped accessible room)
  • In Austria it is mandatory for children under 12 yrs to wear a helmet when on a bike.

Arrival/parking/departure:

  • Free parking is available at the hotel
  • Departure Sundays

Please book your bike (99 EUR) or e-bike (189 EUR) when you book the tour: [email protected]

(2023 PRICES) Please book your bike (109 EUR) or e-bike (199 EUR) when you book the tour: [email protected]

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  • Day 1

    Krems/Mautern

    Individual arrival. Use the day to explore the surroundings and let the day end with a glass of original Wachau wine.

  • Day 2

    Routings/program suggestions

    Melk – Spitz – Weißenkirchen – Dürnstein – Krems/Mautern, approx. 37km + cruise Krems - Melk

    This day starts with a cruise trip to Melk. Take your time to visit the beautiful monastery. We recommend visiting the Venus from Willendorf, going for a walk in the lovely town of Spitz with its 1000-bucket-hill and exploring the castle and the ruins of Dürnstein. In Dürnstein you will also enjoy a typical Wachau snack (included).

    Traisental cycle path St. Pölten - Krems/Mautern, approx. 40 km + train ride Krems - St. Pölten (possible on day 3 only)

    In the morning you take the train to St. Pölten, the capital of Lower Austria. Stroll through the baroque city centre and enjoy a coffee in the country's second oldest pedestrian zone. Visit the town hall square and the cathedral square, both testimonies to a long Roman past. Modern highlights of the city are the Festspielhaus, the Landtagsschiff and the Lower Austrian Provincial Museum. Along the Traisental cycle path you cycle back to the Danube via Herzogenburg, with its impressive Augustinian Canons' Monastery and Traismauer. The last few kilometres you cycle along the Danube cycle path back to your hotel in Krems/Mautern.

    Kamptal cycle path Rosenburg – Krems/Mautern, approx. 42km + train ride Krems – Rosenburg (possible on day 4 only)

    A train gets you to Rosenburg in the morning. The correspondent renaissance palace offers, and additionally a beautiful scenery, bird of prey demonstrations. You cycle along the Kamptal cycle path towards Gars am Kamp. The former residency of the Babenberg clan – the ruins of GarsThunau, awaits you. You pedal back to Krems and pass through the historic wine town of Langenlois which invites you to have some coffee or tea break in the picturesque old town.

    Krems/Mautern – Aggsbach/Aggstein – Melk, approx. 37km + train ride Emmersdorf - Krems (possible on day 5 only)

    After a rich breakfast you start your bike tour. Commencing in Krems you cycle along the Danube cycle path through picturesque villages. In Aggsbach you should not miss to visit the charter house. It was founded by Heidenreich Von Maissau in 1380. If you are still fit enough for pa steep ascend, you can make your way to the ruins of Aggstein. As you cycle onwards, small wine taverns can be found along the waysides. The imposing monastery of Melk greets you from afar and is at the same time today’s final destination. You get back to Krems by train (ticket from June 02 – October 02 included, no train ride possible beyond these dates).

    Danube cycle path Krems/Mautern – Tulln, approx. 43 km + train ride Tulln-Krems (possible on day 5 only)

    Ride the centerpiece of the classical Danube cycle path. Especially the beautiful flower-town of Tulln should not be missed. You can also visit the famous garden fair called “Die Garten Tulln” from April until October. Catch the included train Tulln - Krems (outside the season of Wachaubahn).

    Krems/Mautern – Furth – Göttweig – Angern, approx. 25km

    Today you cycle the “Göttweig tour”. Past the wine-towns of Mautern, Furth and Palt you will see different cultures like vineyards, wheat fields and forests as you cycle on to Göttweig Abbey (steep ascend). There are approx. 45 monks living in Göttweig at the moment. Enjoy the view!

    Day trip to Vienna

    If you want to explore a metropolis you can catch a train from Krems to Vienna (approx. 1hr, not included). Meet the beautiful multicultural, musical city of Vienna between Mozart, Sissi and the St. Stephans Cathedral. Also do not forget to eat the famous Viennese Schnitzel.

    Day of rest in Krems

    This day is dedicated to the wine town Krems. After the wine tasting at the winemakers Krems you should stroll through this lovely town. In the pedestrian area you will find several shops which can be useful if you still need souvenirs for your loved ones at home. The Krems Cathedral, the Piaristenkirche as well as the “Steiner Tor” invite you to an expedition. If you do not want to spare physical activity today, you may also want to take a walk in the vineyards.

    Krems/Mautern

    Individual departure.

    Please note, that Rosenburg castle is opening only in May – customers who arrive in April are not able to visit the castle. (of course the bike tour is possible anyway! )

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Apr 02 2023 Apr 07 2023 10 Single rooms 759€
Double rooms 599€
Apr 09 2023 Apr 14 2023 10 Single rooms 759€
Double rooms 599€
Apr 16 2023 Apr 21 2023 10 Single rooms 759€
Double rooms 599€
Apr 23 2023 Apr 28 2023 10 Single rooms 759€
Double rooms 599€
Apr 30 2023 May 05 2023 10 Single rooms 759€
Double rooms 599€
May 07 2023 May 12 2023 10 Single rooms 829€
Double rooms 669€
May 14 2023 May 19 2023 10 Single rooms 829€
Double rooms 669€
May 21 2023 May 26 2023 10 Single rooms 829€
Double rooms 669€
May 28 2023 Jun 02 2023 10 Single rooms 829€
Double rooms 669€
Jun 04 2023 Jun 09 2023 10 Single rooms 829€
Double rooms 669€
Jun 11 2023 Jun 16 2023 10 Single rooms 829€
Double rooms 669€
Jun 18 2023 Jun 23 2023 10 Single rooms 829€
Double rooms 669€
Jun 25 2023 Jun 30 2023 10 Single rooms 829€
Double rooms 669€
Jul 02 2023 Jul 07 2023 10 Single rooms 759€
Double rooms 599€
Jul 09 2023 Jul 14 2023 10 Single rooms 759€
Double rooms 599€
Jul 16 2023 Jul 21 2023 10 Single rooms 759€
Double rooms 599€
Jul 23 2023 Jul 28 2023 10 Single rooms 759€
Double rooms 599€
Jul 30 2023 Aug 04 2023 10 Single rooms 759€
Double rooms 599€
Aug 06 2023 Aug 11 2023 10 Single rooms 759€
Double rooms 599€
Aug 13 2023 Aug 18 2023 10 Single rooms 759€
Double rooms 599€
Aug 20 2023 Aug 25 2023 10 Single rooms 759€
Double rooms 599€
Aug 27 2023 Sep 01 2023 10 Single rooms 759€
Double rooms 599€
Sep 03 2023 Sep 08 2023 10 Single rooms 829€
Double rooms 669€
Sep 10 2023 Sep 15 2023 10 Single rooms 829€
Double rooms 669€
Sep 17 2023 Sep 22 2023 10 Single rooms 829€
Double rooms 669€
Sep 24 2023 Sep 29 2023 10 Single rooms 829€
Double rooms 669€
Oct 01 2023 Oct 06 2023 10 Single rooms 759€
Double rooms 599€
Oct 08 2023 Oct 13 2023 10 Single rooms 759€
Double rooms 599€
Oct 15 2023 Oct 20 2023 10 Single rooms 759€
Double rooms 599€
Oct 22 2023 Oct 27 2023 10 Single rooms 759€
Double rooms 599€
Oct 29 2023 Nov 03 2023 10 Single rooms 759€
Double rooms 599€

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