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Wachau Charm Self-guided Walking Tour 5-days Level 2
WINE AND CULTURE ON BEAUTIFUL BLUE DANUBE.
Here in the Wachau area the Danube is even more beautiful than anywhere else. The mild climate and steep hills make it ideal territory for orchards and vineyards. Our hiking week leads through the long-distance trail 'World Heritage Trail Wachau' along the ridges of the Danube Valley. On the varied walking routes you can enjoy magnificent views of one of Austria's oldest cultural landscapes with characteristic vineyards, apricot orchards and the impressive Danube stream in the valley. A varied walking tour leads past steep rocks, across rolling hills and through aromatic vineyards. Little hamlets dot the landscape and apart from the famous wine, delicious apricot delicacies belong to the outstanding regional specialities.
You walk mainly on good trails and some paved vineyard paths. Depending on the route, you can make the stages more comfortable or more challenging. The peaks in the Wachau region are not high, but steep in places. Surefootedness therefore is required in some places. This week offers a perfect blend of nature, culture and culinary delight.
* Boat cruise is only possible starting from mid-April, bus ride as an alternative
Slow Tours offers a number of other Walking Tours in Europe
Arrival in Krems
Krems – Dürnstein, Vineyards 4.5hrs | 12km +510m -500m
Walk up into the vineyards to the tower with view on blue Danube, the city Krems and impressing monastery Göttweig. Cross the hills to the cozy Fesslhütte and reach the Dürnstein ruins on a trail with great views before reaching the banks of the Danube
Dürnstein – Weißenkirchen, Heart of Wachau 5hrs | 12km +490m -480
Take the ferry from Dürnstein to Rossatz. Continue past the largest apricot growing area of Austria, on old tracks up to Seekopf with stunning views to the Alps. Optional take a walk along Danube through orchards to the ferry
Weißenkirchen – Spitz, Observation platform Buschandlwand 4.5hrs | 12km +600 -600
Leave Weißenkirchen via the wine trail, past picturesque wine cellars to the climb up to Seiber. Walk through the forest at first quite steep to Buschandlwand where an observation platform allows stunning panorama views. An alternative route passes through vineyards to the famous wine grower community Spitz an der Donau
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