Cycling holidays in Austria

Cycling holidays in Austria

Located in the center of Europe, Austria is one of the best destination for a cycling holiday. Dreamlike landscapes, impressive sights from the past, modern cities, a very special cuisine, in short: a country full of history with lots of charm.

Discover on your (e)bike the unique mixture of nature, culture and history. Austria is, due to the many cycle paths (Radwegen), ideal for a bike tour. The cycle paths are mostly along rivers and lakes, surrounded by hills and mountains. Cycletours Holidays has selected for you both bike and hotel and bike and boat tours along these cycle paths, to reduce the elevation and climbs to a minimum. 

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Vienna, Austria

Visit the capital of Austria and discover the Baroque streetscapes and imperial palaces. They set the stage for Vienna's artistic and musical masterpieces alongside its coffee-house culture and vibrant epicurean and design scenes. Vienna's imperial grandeur is the legacy of the powerful Habsburg monarchy. Their home for more than six centuries, the Hofburg palace complex incorporates the Burgkapelle (Imperial Chapel) and the famed Spanish Riding School, where Lipizzaner stallions perform elegant equine ballet, along with a trove of museums, including in the chandeliered Kaiserappartements (Imperial Apartments).
Other immense palaces include the baroque Schloss Belvedere and the Habsburgs' 1441-room summer residence, Schloss Schönbrunn (photo).
We recommend to book extra nights in Vienna at the end or start of your cycling holiday in Austria.


Bike and hotel tours

Cycletours Holidays offers four hotel and bike tours. Three tours along the Danube cycling path and one along the Lake Constance.

Our cycling holiday Lake Constance is one of the best bike tours to book for inexperienced cyclists, because it is mainly flat cycling on a bike path. You will cycle in 3 countries during the cycle tour: Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Along the Danube cycling path you can cycle in 14 days from Passau to Budapest or choose to cycle in 8 days from Passau to Vienna or from Vienna to Budapest
In your trip package of these self-guided tours are all our servcices included: bicycle or e-bike rental, route descriptions, luggage transport and service hotline. For you overnight stay you can choose from 2 different hotel categories.

Danube cycle path

The most famous bike route in Europe is the Danube cycle path. From the river's source in Germany down to the Black Sea it is about 1,800 miles. On it's way, the Danube crosses half of Europe. As a cyclist, you are most probably interested in the Danube's course through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. 
One of the highlights on the Danube cycle path is the stage from Passau to Vienna. If you want to visit 3 capitals in a week we recommend the stage from Vienna (Austria) through the Slovakian capital Bratislava and to end in Budapest (Hungary). 

Bike and Boat in Austria

If you would like to book a cycling holiday, but you cannot escape your fascination of water, then we have something very special in store for you. There’s a reason our trips by bike and boat are so popular: the very special atmosphere on board enchants even the landlubbers among you. The ship acts as a comfortable hotel that swims alongside you, and as an exquisite restaurant. Re-pack your suitcase? This is not necessary on these cycling trips. Hop on board the MS Carissima on the cycle route Passau – Vienna – Passau or check in on the MS Carissima or MS Fortuna and discover the route Passau – Budapest – Passau.