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Wachau Valley Wine Tasting Bike Tour from Vienna
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icon9 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

This full-day bike tour from Vienna gives you the opportunity to enjoy the idyllic Austrian countryside and sample locally produced wines. Feel energized on a state-of-the-art bike, as you cycle past lush valleys, quaint villages and rolling vineyards. Take a gentle route with regular breaks, enjoy free time to relax by the Danube or climb to a hilltop castle, sit down for lunch (not included in tour price), and enjoy numerous local wine samples included in the tour.
  • Cycle through one of Austria's best wine regions, the Wachau Valley
  • Professional guide will show you the sights and recommend fine Austrian wines
  • Enjoy wine tastings at local wineries
  • Visit the UNESCO town of Durnstein where King Richard the Lionheart was held captive
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Guided bike tour including bike rental
Wine tastings and other local specialties
Professional guide
Helmet and rain poncho for the duration of the tour
Transport by train to and from the Wachau Valley
Gratuities
Lunch at local restaurant
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Electric Bikes
Vienna Explorer , Franz-Josefs-Kai 45, 1010 Wien, Austria

The tour starts form our tour office: Franz Josefs Kai 45 (Metro U2 / U4 Schottenring, take exit “Schottenring” or “Salztorbrücke”.

9:30 AM
Spittelau , 1090 Vienna, Austria
Greet your guide at the Vienna Explorer tour office on Franz Josefs Kai and make your way to a local metro station. From here, you’ll take the metro to a train station and board a train destined for the Wachau Valley — a luscious region replete with vineyards, wineries and quaint villages.

On arrival in the valley, collect your modern bikes and listen to a short safety briefing. The gentle, 15-mile (24-km) route is comprised primarily of cycle paths and quiet roads, ensuring you’ll feel safe and secure throughout.

Pedal beside the picturesque Danube River and feast your senses on stunning scenery before stopping at your first winery to sample the local bounty. During each tasting, a wine expert will detail the production processes and subtle tastes of each wine.

Midway through the day, you’ll stop in the charming village of Dürnstein to explore during free time. Opt to ascend to the ruins of a fortress used to incarcerate King Richard the Lionhear or simply relax on the beach beside the Danube. Swimming is optional so bring along a towel and bathing suit if you’d like to dip in the Danube.

After lunch in a local tavern, continue cycling to your final winery before returning to the train station for the transfer back to Vienna.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Krems an der Donau
The tour starts at Krems an der Donau, a small Austrian village with a rich history of wine production.
Pass By:  
Dürnstein
Ride along the Danube to the town of Durnstein. With its colorful houses, cozy wine taverns, and historic monuments, Durnstein truly is a typical Austrian village.
Stop At:  
Durnstein Abbey
Discover the iconic blue tower that is part of the stunning Stift Dürnstein.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Weissenkirchen
Ride to the small town of Weissenkirchen for a second wine tasting at a small, family-run winery.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Burgruine Duernstein
Learn why Austrian wine and schnapps are some of the best in the world and meander through the magnificent fortress ruins of Dürnstein (King Richard the Lionheart's prison).
Pass By:  
Danube River
Ride along the Danube river and stop for a quick swim.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Total cycling distance is approx. 16 miles (25 kilometers)
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Routes may vary due to weather or other factors
  • Lunch is available at one of the local wine taverns (approx. 13.00 euros payable directly). Vegetarian option is also provided.
  • We do not provide Electric Bikes for this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vienna Explorer
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Wachau Valley Wine Tasting Bike Tour from Vienna?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Wachau Valley Wine Tasting Bike Tour from Vienna.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Wachau Valley Wine Tasting Bike Tour from Vienna?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Wachau Valley Wine Tasting Bike Tour from Vienna.

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  • "Pack light because this a great place to get wine and other things like apricot liqueur and jams." See review
  • "If you are expecting red wines, you only get one at the end." See review

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star-5
Overall perfect day!!!...
Olga_J
, Aug 2022
Overall perfect day!!! Highly recommend. Definitely more of a moderate level and our group was able to keep up!
star-5
Outstanding Day
Neal_H
, Aug 2022
A great all day outing, from start to finish. Great guide, great weather, great scenery, great bikes, food, wine and great group. Could not have been better
star-5
A sporty wine tasting bike tour in the beautiful Wachau Valley
Alex_P
, Aug 2022
A sporty way to see the Donau., to taste wine and meet other people from various countries in the beautiful Wachau Valley
star-4
Bike tour with stunning views and superb wine
Francisco_G
, Aug 2022
Went with a family of four (three young adults with our 60 year old mum) Nicely planned bike tour with breathtaking views of Wachau valley and very nice wineries. The wine tasting was superb and plentiful. Our guide Jamie was very knowledgeable and kind. The transit was very smooth on departure but a bit bumpy during return as we had lost a bit of time. Reason not giving five stars is because despite the high heat we were taken the climb a steep hilltop at 3pm right after lunch, which made the remainder of the cycling rather tiring. Considering the high heat situation would have definitely been better to be taken to have a quick swim at the river Danube (which was mentioned in the tour description but were eventually not taken there). Considering the hilltop hike I would rather label the exercise level as ‘moderate’.
star-5
Amazing bike ride
Emma_W
, Jul 2022
Our guide, Tim, was really personable and helpful. We had a really small group which meant that we kept good time and could enjoy the vineyards and scenery. We went tasted some lovely wine and would definitely return to the region.
star-5
AWESOME! Highlight of our two weeks in Austria!!!
Kimberly_P
, Jul 2022
This tour was one of our all time favorites!! We were on a mother/daughter trip and this was most certainly one of our highlights of Austria. Jamie Lee was our guide and he was so knowledgeable, personable and just plain AWESOME! The bikes were top notch and so easy to ride. We absolutely loved this tour and would highly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Fun, but too many people in the group.
Christina_D
, Jul 2022
The views and the villages were stunning. Getting out of the city was so refreshing and riding bikes was simply fun. The down side was that there were too many people for just one guide. Also some people over estimated their riding abilities making the riders in the front have to stop frequently and wait for the stragglers. Then by the end we had to rush back to the start.
star-4
Great tour
Dawn_F
, Jul 2022
The tour was really great. Santiago was our guide and he was fantastic. The only thing I see as an issue and why I didn’t give 5 stars is because the group was too large and not easy for Santiago to keep together. But again he did a great job.
star-5
Fantastic and enjoyable experience with Jamie!!!
Rosanna_B
, Jul 2022
We were on our honeymoon and took this tour with Jamie! I can't begin to express how fun and absolutely amazing this tour was. It is definitely for folks who are in decent shape, as it's about 15+ miles of biking, very often on hills. Jamie was fantastic - very friendly and such a great guide. He jam-packed our tour with lots of extra fun and a few little surprises. Highly highlyyyy recommend! THANK YOU JAMIE! Can't wait to see you when you visit us in California! :) - Rosie & Brian
star-5
Amazing tour with an exceptional guide/host.
Harshit_C
, Jul 2022
Amazing tour with an exceptional guide who looked after us and explained the whole tour with so much passion.
star-5
Simply wonderful - go for it!
Marta_B
, Jul 2022
Wonderful tour, great tour guide (Tomas) - very knowledgable about local history and the wines, interacting with the people in the tour. We had a great experience and would recommend it to anyone!
star-5
Loved this!!
Cameron_M
, Jul 2022
This was a great experience I would love to bring friends and family to do. Biked through vineyards and towns and got some history of wine making!
star-5
Best Wine Tour Experience
Krista_R
, Jul 2022
This was the best experience!! It was so organized and effortless, the wine was fantastic and the lunch was delicious. The cycling was easy and the scenery was so beautiful! I highly recommend this tour! Our tour guide Tomas was so kind, knowledgeable and caring, making sure everyone was comfortable and enjoying the tour.
star-5
A must do
Nalini_K
, Jul 2022
This was one of the best days in Vienna. Our tour guide Tom was very knowledgeable about wines, he was on time, spoke excellent English. There were 2 places and about 4 different wines we tasted. Lunch was at a nice restaurant and their vegetarian option was the best vegetarian meal I have had on any tour!!
star-5
Don’t miss this!
courtyransome
, Jul 2022
Amazing day trip from Vienna to experience local wines and Austrian Country side. Generous wine sharing and easy flat bike ride. Even took a dip in the Danube. On a tour with great people and able to share a meal and a laugh!
star-5
Excellent way to spend a day near Vienna
louis_v
, Jun 2022
The cycling through beautiful villages and vineyards, the wine tasting and the dip in the Danube. The guide was organised and helpful.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour!
LannyDuvall_D
, Jun 2022
Great day! Easy, organized, bikes in good condition, pace was moderate, two thumbs up! Train was clean, plenty of opportunities for water and bathroom.
star-5
Must do experience
Kayla_H
, Jun 2022
Great must do experience. It was so nice to go outside of the city of Vienna. It takes an hour to get there by train but it is a pretty and relaxing train ride. The biking was beautiful and the wineries were fun. The biking was mostly all on bike paths and very doable for those that have ridden a bike before but aren’t active bikers. Our guide Francis was fantastic we would definitely do this tour again.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Incredible wine tour!
Paige_B
, Jun 2022
The most incredible wine tour! Cycling through beautiful streets with amazing scenery! Many wines to try with lots of information about each. The best thing to do from Vienna. Olaf was a fantastic guide!
star-5
Wine and Biking - Nothing could go wrong!
Julian_D
, May 2022
Overall, a wonderful experience that we would highly recommend. Our guide, Thomas, was awesome and quite knowledgeable about the Wachau wine region and wine (he comes from a family of winemakers). He is clearly very proud of Austrian wine and loves to talk about them. For the tour - you meet your guide at the Vienna Explorer bike shop and then take the train to Krems (about an hour). Thomas was very good about alerting folks as to where the next bathroom break could be - very important on a nearly 9 hour tour. Overall the bike trail was moderate activity level, not super easy but not too difficult. First stop was Domane Wachau vinery (6 wine tastings) followed by lunch in Durnstein. Thomas ordered the food in advance (takes your order while on the train), and the food was absolutely delicious. Second wine tasting was at Weisskirchen (again 6 wines). Then back through Durnstein (quick stop to swim in the Danube if desired), and then to Krems to catch the train back to Vienna. The view along the route is beautiful - Thomas was great about stopping occasionally to gather the group together but also to talk about the Wachau Valley and take photos. The only negative aspect would be the size of the group - 18 is a lot of people and it can take a bit to corral everyone together.
2 travelers found this review helpful

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