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Grape Grazing: Wachau Valley Winery Biking Tour

Activity provider: Vienna Explorer

Grape Grazing: Wachau Valley Winery Biking Tour

Activity provider: Vienna Explorer

From US$ 106.86 per person

Taste delicious Austrian wines on a bike tour through the Wachau Valley. Discover a premier wine-producing region while biking along easy and well-surfaced routes.

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Duration 9.5 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Bike through the Wachau Valley
  • Visit small family-owned wineries and the famous Domäne Wachau
  • Learn about the region’s fascinating history and culture from your guide
  • Explore Dürnstein, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or hike up to the castle ruins where Richard the Lionheart was once imprisoned
  • Cool off in the River Danube
Full description

Discover the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley on this full-day biking and wine tasting excursion in Austria’s most beautiful valley, voted the Best Historic Destination in the World in 2008.

Enjoy a glorious day of sipping, swirling, and casual cycling through the country’s most famous wine-making regions.

Experience world-renowned white wines, stunning villages, and breathtaking scenery. The Wachau Valley is the perfect place to enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city. 

Arrive by train and then hop on your bike to explore with your expert guide. Breathe in the fresh country air as you cycle by historic towns, charming villages, and spectacular scenery.

Stopping at local wineries, sample dry and fruity whites as well as other delicacies, like the valley’s famed apricot jams and liqueurs. Explore the medieval town of Dürnstein, a well-known Wachau highlight, complete with a castle where Richard the Lionhearted was once held prisoner. 

Or perhaps swim in the Danube and then enjoy lunch at the local tavern, a traditional family-run restaurant. When your time in the valley is up, take a relaxing train ride back to Vienna.

This winery bike tour of the Wachau Valley is the perfect choice for those looking for a unique wine tasting experience that combines fun, biking, and stunning scenery.

Includes
  • Train transportation from Vienna
  • Tasting fees at all wineries
  • Expert guide
  • Bike rental, helmets, and rain ponchos
  • Lunch at a local restaurant - around €13 per person
  • Electric bikes
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Franz Josef Kai 45, 1010 Vienna

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Tour operates in all weather conditions. Rain ponchos are provided.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is available for an extra €13 (EUR), payable to your guide on the day of the tour. Other lunch options are also available - please ask your guide for details
  • The bike route is approximately 14 miles, or 25 kilometers, long. It is not a strenuous ride, and it is suitable for all ages. There are stops throughout the tour, so you are not riding for the entire day. The longest you bike without stopping is for 30 minutes at a time - depending on the direction of the wind.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 212 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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This was great fun and something a bit different to do during a visit to Vienna. We started by meeting our guide, Sina, in Vienna and travelling out by train to the wine region to collect the bikes and get on our way. We had a lovely group with a mixture of solo travellers and a couple. Sina was great at pointing out sights and stopping to give us information about the area we were cycling through, the different grapes and the vineyards and local history. He was very attentive to making sure we were happy with the bikes and that no-one got left behind. He also brought rain ponchos (which were sadly needed!). There were plenty of opportunities to refill water bottles along the way so no need to bring more than one bottle with you. We visited two wine makers for tastings and the pretty little town of Durnstein for lunch with time to explore. The views were absolutely stunning throughout. All in all, this was a brilliant experience that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend!

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September 11, 2022

Paolo was our guide, he took good care of us. The tour starts on time setting off at Vienna Explorer. We take a train and then a cross state train (1 hour with nice views). We then take our bikes and go along a very scenic route. I wished there was more chance to stop to take pictures but it’s tough to do that while on bike and time is a little tight. Nonetheless I managed to fully take in the full beauty of the Danube and the vast hills. Company was great, wines were great. Learnt a lot about wines in Wachau. Thank you!

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September 6, 2022

It was the most beautiful thing about my trip to Vienna, we were a small group that went together to Wachau, we visited different places and got to taste a lot of wines and heard a little about the areas in Wachau. At one of the stops, we took the wine down to the coast and jumped in the water! The only thing that went wrong was the train ride home, since the biggest thunderstorm came out of the blue and destroyed some cables, so it was a taxi... But a wonderful wonderful trip that can be recommended, you get what you pay for

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August 19, 2022

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