Cycling in the Weinviertel region, © Weinviertel Tourismus / Astrid Bartl

Cycling in the Weinviertel region

Pedal power! The region is perfect for short day trips as well as multi-day excursions.

From seasoned pros to recreational cyclists – the Weinviertel has the ideal routes for riders of all abilities, offering countless ways for bikers to discover Austria’s largest wine growing region, which is located to the north-east of the capital Vienna. Hop into the saddle and off you go! Long-distance cycle paths, circular routes and family paths await discovery in the Weinviertel.

We recommend our long-distance cycle paths for multi-day bike tours and vacations: the Kamp-Thaya-March Cycle Path reveals the special charm of the Waldviertel and Weinviertel from a different angle, while the Iron Curtain Trail (EuroVelo 13) gives cyclists the opportunity to find out more about the history of the Iron Curtain and the divisions within the European continent.

Recreational cycling in the Weinviertel

The Weinviertel’s maxim is “leisurely enjoyment”, so it comes as little surprise that leisure cyclists receive a warm welcome here. Numerous circular routes – varying in length – lead through the gently rolling hills and picture-postcard landscapes without any exhausting climbs: vineyards, fields and quaint Kellergassen cellar lanes provide a stunning backdrop for a cycling trip. Our tip: discover our wine cycle paths, which range in length from 35-75km, such as the Veltliner Radtour and the Weinviertel DAC Radtour routes. Anyone looking for an easier ride should consider hiring an e-bike. With an electric motor for additional support, there is less work for the legs to do, leaving more time for pure enjoyment!

Eating, drinking and sleeping: cyclists will be in their element at certified bike-friendly restaurants and hotels (RADfreundliche Betriebe).

After a long day in the saddle, it is time to recharge your batteries with some traditional Weinviertel hospitality. What better way to relax after a tiring day’s cycling than sitting down to a glass of wine or grape juice and a classic wine tavern meal? Around 100 restaurants, wine taverns, pubs and hotels in the Weinviertel are certified cyclist-friendly, allowing them to advertise themselves as RADfreundliche Betriebe. There are also service stations for cyclists en route, usually self-service, where weary travellers can take a well-earned break.

Perfect preparation

Before setting off on a cycling tour we recommend our free Weinviertel Radkarte map and our free Niederösterreich Guide – the practical app for planning your tour and helping you find your way around.