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Austria and Hungary Lake Neusiedl 8-day Self-guided Cycling Tour
The area around Lake Neusiedl is strongly influenced by the neighbouring ‘Puszta’. Additionally to the rugged plains of the Puszta the impressive reed-belts and lovely vineyards contribute to the unique landscapes of Austria’s youngest UNESCO-World Heritage Site. Explore the Pannonian Lowlands around the largest steppe lake in Central Europe. The lake is located south of the “Danube Metropolis”, Vienna. This region offers the largest network of biking trails in Austria. Another great experience is the national park, where more than 250 different species of birds can be witnessed and observed. Enjoy the ‘Puszta-Romance’ on a holiday in a national park, which has a mild climate until late fall, well equipped bike-paths in a gorgeous picturesque landscape and incredible wildlife. Numerous bathing and leisure facilities are available. Lake Neusiedl is surrounded by winery villages, imposing castles and the historical Hungarian city of Sopron with its beautiful medieval city-centre.
All paths are paved or graveled. The region is mostly flat with only a few uphill stretches on the Hungarian side. All bike routes can be customized and accordingly planned
If you would like to rent a bike (65 EUR) or e-bike (145 EUR) please contact our office when booking: [email protected]
Slow Tours offers a number of other Cycling Tours in Europe
Individual arrival to Podersdorf. Check-in, bike- and travel documents handover.
Routings/program suggestions | Lake Neusiedl bike path, approx. 48 km
Along the bike path you´ll find picturesque villages and quaint towns through slightly hilly landscapes until you arrive in Rust, “The Village of the Storks”. Return back to Podersdorf by ferry and enjoy the cozy warm shafts of the sunlight.
Wine and Culture bike path, approx. 43 km
The wines from this region are very famous and delicious. During your ride through the extensive vineyards and rolling hills you will enjoy the wonderful lake-view. The castle of Halbturn is renowned and the most significant Baroque building of Burgenland. Maybe you´ll see the coloured bee-eaters which are breeding in sandy holes during the summer.
Lacken bike path , approx. 48 km
"Lacken" (little lakes) are worth visiting. Most of them are less than 50 cm deep and partly consist of salt water. These "Lacken" are the reason for the variety of Flora in this region. You will pass by swamps, reed-fields and vineyards, where the grapes are acclaimed worldwide for high-level wines. Today is also the perfect day for a side trip to the St. Martins Thermal bath – one of Austria’s most beautiful thermal baths.
Day of rest
Take a day to relax and regenerate. Enjoy the lake with its numerous leisure facilities, such as sailing, surfing or swimming. Joining the hotel´s wellness area would be another option.
Sopron/Hungary, approx. 72 km
The ferry takes you to the southern town of festival Mörbisch. You continue cycling on to the Hungarian side of the lake and reach Sopron, which is located near the border. Sopron is a city that is rich of historical heritage and which has many sights to see. A special recommendation near the Austrian-Hungarian border is the winegrower house “Raspi” in the town of Fertöràkos. The menu card starts with fillets of lamb and presents lots of different, exquisite specialities.
Cherry-Blossom bike path, approx. 44 km
Start today’s journey by ferry to the other side of the lake. You will be guided alongside vineyards and extensive cherry orchards. Wonderful views over the Hungarian Lowlands will be a reward for you after a few short uphill stretches on today’s tour. Return by ferry back to Podersdorf.
End of tour
Either departure well recovered or if you still have some more time, take another day to visit the capital city of Austria, Vienna (reachable within 1 hour by bus). Please contact us for your needs, we stay at your disposal. As not all ferries start operating on April 1, route changes can be necessary.
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