2019
Burgenland & Lake Neusiedl

Cycling Tour from Vienna to Lake Neusiedl

Round trip from Vienna

  • Round trip Vienna
  • Boat trip included!
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●○○○

8
Tage

50
Ø km pro Tag

Neusiedler See Lake, one of the few steppe lakes in Europe, and Burgenland, one of the most important wine regions in Austria, are the focus of this cycle tour. From the pulsing metropolis and cultural stronghold of Vienna, you cycle through gentle countryside. Orchards, vineyards, reed beds and salt lakes shape the land. Neusiedler See Lake is the place for a swim and you will be spending several days on its banks. A trip to the Hungarian Sopron and Slovakian Bratislava round off the varied agenda of this wonderful tour.

Itinerary

Cycling Tour from Vienna to Lake Neusiedl

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    OE-WW7
  • Start / Destination
    Vienna
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 295 / 310 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 35 and 65 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Route condition
    Mostly asphalted and gravel cycle paths.
  • Parking information
    Public car parking approx. 5 € / day.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner

Day 1: Individual arrival in Vienna

Take the opportunity today to visit the Danube metropolis. Visit Schönbrunn Castle, the Imperial Spanish Riding School, the Ferris Wheel with great views over the city or the cathedral of Stephansdom. Whether you take a horse and carriage ride, a visit to a café or an evening visit to a wine-bar: start your holiday off with a taste of Vienna. Booked rental bikes will be available at the hotel.

Day 2: Vienna – Baden nearby Vienna, approx. 45 km

From the Viennese Danube island, you cycle to Schönbrunn Castle. If you didn't have enough time on the day you arrived, visit this Baroque World Heritage Site today (not included in price). After a short uphill spurt, the route levels out and even goes slightly downhill to the Biedermeier town, Baden. The warm sulphur springs and the elegant casino made the town popular among the Viennese nobility.

Day 3: Baden nearby Vienna – Rust / Mörbisch, approx. 55 / 60 km

Although the first part of today's tour is still a little hilly, you will soon be surprised by the views of the Hungarian Puszta plain. Via Eisenstadt and St. Margarethen you reach today's destination. Neusiedler See Lake glitters, lined by reedland. Mörbisch is not only a well-known wine-growing region, it is also known for its lake-side festival. Enjoy the evening at the lake with a glass of wine.

Day 4: Round trip to Sopron, approx. 35 / 45 km

On today's tour you cycle along the gentle hills of the vineyards in Hungarian Sopron. The former Ödenburg links Hungary and its neighbours to the west. The majority of people here opted for Hungary, after the collapse of the Habsburg Empire. The pretty historic quarter is located around Sopron's fire tower. The return route takes you through beautiful countryside along the banks of the lake.

Day 5: Mörbisch – Neusiedl / Jois, approx. 50 km

Today, you explore the east bank of the lake, crossing Neusiedler Lake National Park. The unique flora and fauna is influenced by the numerous salt lakes here of all sizes. The wine-growing here is also very well established. The internationally known Trockenbeerenauslese (lit. dried berries selection) are pressed here. Neusiedl is a lively little town, with great places for bathing and water sports.

Day 6: Relaxing at the lake or cycle along the Cherry Blossom cycle path, ca. 45 km

A day in the water, or cycle along the Cherry Blossom cycle path, approx. 45 km. Choose between cycling along the Cherry Blossom path (great for families) and through the countryside between Neusiedler See Lake and Leithage. Passing vineyards and orchards, with views of the Hungarian lowlands, the cycle path takes you through Burgenland. Or spend the day relaxing at the lake, sailing or kite surfing.

Day 7: Neusiedl – Bratislava, approx. 65 km

You cycle through Römerland Carnuntum, an ancient area of culture. In Petronell, a whole Roman town quarter has been reconstructed. By now you will have reached the Danube, which takes you on to today's destination. Seen from afar is Pressburg, landmark of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. Explore this lovely old town with its many Baroque palaces and shopping opportunities.

Day 8: Boat trip Bratislava – Vienna and individual departure or extended stay

After breakfast you take the hydrofoil back to Vienna at 10.30. And your cycle tour in Burgenland and Neusiedler See Lake comes to an end. We would be happy to extend your stay in Vienna.