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Wachau Valley Wine Tasting Bike Tour from Vienna

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Wien, Austria

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icon9 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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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 enjoy and numerous 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 lunch at a local wine tavern
  • 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

Departure Point

Vienna Explorer, Franz-Josefs-Kai 45, 1010 Wien, Austria

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Spittelau S+U, 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:  
Stift Durnstein
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

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • 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 face masks and attendee health during Wachau Valley Wine Tasting Bike Tour from Vienna?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Wachau Valley Wine Tasting Bike Tour from Vienna.
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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Wachau Valley Wine Tasting Bike Tour from Vienna?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Wachau Valley Wine Tasting Bike Tour from Vienna.

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Traveler Tips


  • "It is a very full day, so I wouldn't recommend scheduling anything before or after this tour so that you can really enjoy your time in the Wachau valley and not have to rush- It's too busy to hurry through!" See review
  • "Pack light because this a great place to get wine and other things like apricot liqueur and jams." See review

Reviews

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Wine tasting
Natalie-Ian
, Aug 2020
Overall a Great trip . It was a good experience to see life outside of the city of vienna . Fab selection of wines to try and informative. The bike riding was an enjoyable smooth pace and at no point did we feel rushed . Fairly priced and friendly tour guide . Very impressed by the company allowing the trip to go ahead with less people than usual - otherwise we would of missed out .
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Perfect Wachau Wine Tasting Bike Ride
prabhanshu_pavecha
, Oct 2019
Plush vineyards and blue skies as far as your eyes can see. Good stops in between to taste wine at Domane & Mang Families Vineyards. The bicycle ride along the serene Danube from Krems was just the most ecstatic and easy bicycle ride ever.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hello, Thank you for this lovely review. Your feedback means a lot to the quality of our services. We are truly glad that you enjoyed riding along the Danube in the beautiful Wachau Valley. All the best, Vienna Explorer
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Thomas
Sunshine63573898187
, Oct 2019
My husband and I had a great time on the Tour with Thomas. We felt like he really enjoys what he does and his energy and personality made our group very comfortable and we all had such a great time together.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Tomas will be very pleased to read this as well. We are glad you had an amazing time in the Wachau valley and would love to welcome you back in the future :) Kind regards, Vienna Explorer
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Wine & Fun!
TravelingGal31
, Oct 2019
Great day with Iolo, was so much fun and wine tasting was delicious. Saw some beautiful towns, castles and so much more!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Iolo will be very pleased to read this. We are glad you had a wonderful time in the Wachau valley and hope to welcome you back in the future on one of our tours :) Kind regards, Vienna Explorer
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A Great Way to Spend a Day When You're Visiting Vienna.
Shelagh S
, Oct 2019
This was a well executed tour. Our guide, Tomas, was highly personable and professional. His English was excellent and commentary interesting. The bikes were in great condition. The wine-tasting stops were interesting . Overall it was a fun way to spend the day. I highly recommend this tour!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hello Shelagh S, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Tomas will be very pleased to read this. We are glad you had an amazing time in the Wachau Valley and would love to welcome you back in the future :) Kind regards, Vienna Explorer
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Great way to see Wachau Valley!!!
Jrllera
, Oct 2019
Jens was a great guide! He kept it fun and interesting and was able to make a group of strangers feel like friends. And of course the scenery and wine were superb! I would definitely do this one again!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hello Jrllera, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Your guide will be very pleased to read this. We are glad you had an amazing time in the Wachau valley and we hope to see you again in the future :) Kind regards, Vienna Explorer
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Great way to spend a day!
kg2712
, Sep 2019
This is a wonderful day trip from Vienna. The cycle part is very flat and easy. The views of the vineyards and Danube are amazing in addition to the wine. At the lunch stop there is an opportunity to hike up to a castle. It is a steep hike but it is paid off in unrivaled views of the valley. Yolo was our guide and did a great job of keeping the group together (we had some very inexperienced riders) and giving us insight to the local culture.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hello kg2712, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are glad you had an amazing time in the Wachau Valley. Iolo will be very pleased to read this and we hope to see you back in the future :) Kind regards, Vienna Explorer
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star-4
Nice Day and good wines
Passenger291381
, Sep 2019
Had a great day with our tour guide Iwan! He is a perfect guide with his wine expertise.!!! Bikes could be better. But as long as there are no steep hills it's OK!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hello, Thank for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Ivan will be very pleased to read this as well. We are glad you had a good time in the Wachau valley and hope to see you back in the future :) Kind regards, Vienna Explorer
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Best tour ever
Michael V
, Sep 2019
This was a tour that we had been looking forward to for months. Our expectations were high, and the experience exceeded our expectations. Our tour guide, Hugo, was smart, funny, and organized. He explained each wine in great detail which only added to the experience. He took time so talk with each of us individually which made us feel like a large family. I would highly recommend this tour and, of course, Hugo.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Hugo will be very pleased to read this. We are glad you had an amazing time in the Wachau Valley and hope to see you back in the future :) Kind regards, Vienna Explorer.
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Best day of our 11-day trip
callylatchford
, Sep 2019
We had an amazing time with Jan biking through the Wachau Valley! Tour is well thought-out - we met at a very reasonable hour (unlike many other tours), took the subway and train together to a garage where the bikes were stored. The scenery here is amazing!! At the first winery we were surprised how much wine they gave us to try and we actually ended up buying some to bring home. Pack light because this a great place to get wine & other things like apricot liqueur and jams. Lunch was great & quick - we even had time to run up to the castle ruins which was an amazing view but I do think we missed out on some shopping. The second winery is beautiful and though we liked the wine less than the first stop, it was still a great stop! The biking is pretty leisurely, and mostly on protected bike lanes. We definitely felt safe the entire time. Our group was great and pretty small (~8) so we got to know everyone and really just had the best day. We were a little early so we had time to stop for ice cream on the way back, too! Special shout out to Jan who was an amazing guide! He is so intelligent, informed, and curious - the absolute best traits in someone leading you for the day.
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