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Situated in the heart of Europe, Austria is full of impressive mountain peaks and idyllic lakes. Cycle tourists value the alpine republic for the beautiful scenery, challenging routes and the people’s special hospitality. But also the cities offer a lot: Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck all make a good starting point for enjoyable bike trips. Cultural and natural highlights can be discovered everywhere, when ascending a summit or when relaxedly cycling along a river, such as the beautiful Danube meandering through the legendary wine region Wachau. Aside from the hustle and bustle, Wiener Schnitzel, Apfelstrudel and a great cycling infrastructure await. And if you don’t know where to go, you can find and create the most beautiful bike routes in Austria with the help of the Bikemap bike route planner.
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Hallstatt is often described as one of Austria’s - if not one of the world’s - most beautiful places. The small picturesque city looks out on the calm waters of the Hallstätter lake which is encircled by a cycling route
Go on a bike trip from Vienna to the Wachau and try the famous wine. The danube cycle trail also passes through this gorgeous landscape
Vienna is one of the world’s most majestic cities. On a bike tour through the imperial city, you can admire Schönbrunn Palace, the Hofburg or the emperor's treasury and visit the extraordinary Habsburger crypt in the Capuchin Church.
In Austria, children under the age of 12 are required to wear a helmet (compulsory use of helmets).
It is forbidden to cycle on sidewalks and footpaths lengthways.
It is a must to feast on the famous Sachertorte when visiting the Alpine Republic!
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Cycling in the city
Austria's majestic capital city Vienna keeps making headlines as the world’s most liveable city, not least thanks to its environmental conditions, recreational offers and growing cycling infrastructure. Whether you choose to take in the historical sights while cruising along the Ring Road or venture beyond the city limits to climb the surrounding hills, prepare to be impressed by plenty of green areas, sights and nature within easy reach.
Cycling in the countryside
Although the snow-capped Alps are the country's defining feature, not all of Austria is covered in high peaks. If elevation is not your thing, you'll find much to enjoy along Carinthia's lakes, Lower Austria's valleys and Styria's idyllic wine cycling routes. Another highlight is Lake Constance on the Swiss/Austrian/German border. Take the kids, summon your friends and combine with plenty of fun and relaxation time.
The Danube Cycle Path
Explore Austria along its longest, most breathtaking river
The Danube Cycle Path follows the river’s course through no less than eight countries. The most popular stretch – from Passau to Vienna – is the 325 km (200 miles) route through Austria, and it's easy to see why. As you cruise along the blue river's banks, you'll take in castles, forests and the wonderful Wachau wine region.
The capital city of Slovakia, Bratislava, is only a day trip away from Vienna (65 km / 40 miles). After sampling a Slovak beer or two, the high-speed boats of the “twin city liner” will carry you and your bike back in style.
As part of the European Cycling Network, the Danube Cycle Path may be ridden all the way to the Black Sea for a unique long-distance cycling adventure. Or continue upstream and connect to the EuroVelo 6, which cuts through France to the Atlantic coast.
Peaking at 3798 meters (12461 ft), Mount Grossglockner and its High Alpine road present a popular route for cyclists looking to work up a sweat against a backdrop of striking beauty. The Alps of Vorarlberg and Salzburg await with a variety of less frequented mountain passes as well as countless lakes and forests perfect for two-wheeled adventures.
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