Spend a day cycling and wine tasting your way through one of Austria’s most beautiful winemaking regions: the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wachau Valley. After a train ride from Vienna to Krems, hop on a bike and follow your guide through the picturesque landscapes and villages of the Wachau Valley, stopping at several wineries to sample local wine. Enjoy free time in the medieval town of Dürnstein. Hike up to Kuenringer Castle ruins or ask your guide to arrange lunch for you at a local tavern. After lunch break you go on a relaxing bike ride to the last winery. Finish with a short Danube River ferry ride before returning to Vienna by train.
Leave Vienna behind and hop on the train to Krems in the Wachau Valley with your guide. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this part of the Danube River Valley is renowned for its quality wines, agriculture, stunning villages and picturesque landscapes.
When you arrive, you’ll be outfitted with a bike and helmet for your leisurely paced 14-mile (23-km) bike ride. Breathe in the fresh country air and take in the spectacular scenery as you ride through charming cobblestone villages, pausing to take pictures and learn about the region’s history and culture from your guide. You’ll cycle on a mostly flat route for no more than 20 minutes at a time, with a few small inclines leading up through the villages.
Break up your bike tour with visits to two or three local wineries, where you'll relax and enjoy samples of local Austrian wine and other specialities.
In between wine tastings, make the most of some free time to explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval village of Dürnstein, one of the most-visited destinations in the Wachau region. Above the town, you’ll find the ruins of Kuenringer Castle, where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192.
Meet with your group and guide again and head to your last stop, a family-run winery.
Finish your time in the Wachau Valley with a scenic ferry ride across the Danube River, then board the train with your guide to get back to Vienna.