The warm hospitality
It is truly a pleasure to be welcomed with open arms after a long journey. You happily take on every kilometre when you feel so welcome and well taken care of. We always park our bikes in the bike cellar without any complications and then enjoy every evening to the full.
Apricots, chanterelles and not to be forgotten: good wine!
From homemade apricot jam, which we spread on our croissants at breakfast, to a delicious chanterelle risotto with salmon fillet. On our leisure cycle tour with luggage transfer, we are served the most delicious Austrian delicacies. When the chef tells you in person that the chanterelles are hand-picked and the apricot jam is made according to grandma's recipe, the specialities of the region taste even better.
I can't say which culinary highlight of this trip impressed me the most: the homemade apricot dumplings in Traismauer, the hearty Kasnockn with fresh salad at the Hofbräuhaus in Krems, or the Wiener Schnitzel at the Schweizerhaus in the Prater?
Every day we are surprised with new variations from Austria's cuisine.
Lower Austria is famous for being a wine growing region. Especially on the stage that leads through the Wachau, we enjoy some very fine wines. At two different wine tastings we get an insight into the history of the Grüner Veltliner and the secrets of wine growing.
After a long cycle in the sun, sit comfortably in the shady guest garden under the vines with a glass of white wine and a homemade Wachauer Laberl to go with it - could it be any nicer?
From the little chapel to Melk Abbey and on to St. Stephen's Cathedral
Culturally, there is a lot to see in the Danube region. In every town you pass through, you have countless opportunities to visit the most beautiful sights. We find out that it's great to get on your bike right in the morning after a hearty breakfast and set off. Then you really have enough time to take in the cultural highlights at your leisure. A walk through the old town, a close look inside St. Stephen's Cathedral - the perfect balance to the daily sports programme.
- Tip: With a cycle tour through Austria's cities you combine the best of an active and cultural holiday!