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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 (June 02 – October 02) 
  • 1x train ride Tulln – Krems incl. bike (April 05 – June 01 + October 03 – October 29) 
  • 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  29 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 or 12 EUR in hotel garage
  • Departure Daily

Please book your bike (99 EUR) or e-bike (189 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 03 2022 Apr 08 2022 10 Single rooms 699€
Double rooms 569€
Apr 10 2022 Apr 15 2022 10 Single rooms 699€
Double rooms 569€
Apr 17 2022 Apr 22 2022 10 Single rooms 699€
Double rooms 569€
Apr 24 2022 Apr 29 2022 10 Single rooms 699€
Double rooms 569€
May 01 2022 May 06 2022 10 Single rooms 739€
Double rooms 609€
May 08 2022 May 13 2022 10 Single rooms 739€
Double rooms 609€
May 15 2022 May 20 2022 10 Single rooms 739€
Double rooms 609€
May 22 2022 May 27 2022 10 Single rooms 739€
Double rooms 609€
May 29 2022 Jun 03 2022 10 Single rooms 739€
Double rooms 609€
Jun 05 2022 Jun 10 2022 10 Single rooms 739€
Double rooms 609€
Jun 12 2022 Jun 17 2022 10 Single rooms 739€
Double rooms 609€
Jun 19 2022 Jun 24 2022 10 Single rooms 739€
Double rooms 609€
Jun 26 2022 Jul 01 2022 10 Single rooms 739€
Double rooms 609€
Jul 03 2022 Jul 08 2022 10 Single rooms 699€
Double rooms 569€
Jul 10 2022 Jul 15 2022 10 Single rooms 699€
Double rooms 569€
Jul 17 2022 Jul 22 2022 10 Single rooms 699€
Double rooms 569€
Jul 24 2022 Jul 29 2022 10 Single rooms 699€
Double rooms 569€
Jul 31 2022 Aug 05 2022 10 Single rooms 699€
Double rooms 569€
Aug 07 2022 Aug 12 2022 10 Single rooms 699€
Double rooms 569€
Aug 14 2022 Aug 19 2022 10 Single rooms 699€
Double rooms 569€
Aug 21 2022 Aug 26 2022 10 Single rooms 699€
Double rooms 569€
Aug 28 2022 Sep 02 2022 10 Single rooms 699€
Double rooms 569€
Sep 04 2022 Sep 09 2022 10 Single rooms 739€
Double rooms 609€
Sep 11 2022 Sep 16 2022 10 Single rooms 739€
Double rooms 609€
Sep 18 2022 Sep 23 2022 10 Single rooms 739€
Double rooms 609€
Sep 25 2022 Sep 30 2022 10 Single rooms 739€
Double rooms 609€
Oct 02 2022 Oct 07 2022 10 Single rooms 739€
Double rooms 609€
Oct 09 2022 Oct 14 2022 10 Single rooms 739€
Double rooms 609€
Oct 16 2022 Oct 21 2022 10 Single rooms 739€
Double rooms 609€
Oct 23 2022 Oct 28 2022 10 Single rooms 739€
Double rooms 609€

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