Lake Neusiedl Border Triangle Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £739 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Visit the unique Nature Reserve Neusiedlersee south east of the city
• A UNESCO World Heritage Site in Austria
• About 300 sunny days a year in this part of Austria!
• Explore the borderland between Austria and Slovakia by bike
Cycle Route Features
You will cycle on paved roads, gravel bike paths, which are in good condition, and sometimes on side roads. The terrain is mostly flat with no major climbs.
Only There are only short climbs along the Leitha Mountains and in the vineyards. there are some short climbs.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Arrival in Vienna
Tour information and bike fitting. The imperial city can be explored by bike very well. The famous Ringstraße with its splendid buildings such as the State Opera, Parliament, Burgtheater, City Hall and not to forget the Hofburg Palace are considered the most magnificent examples.
But also Kärntnerstraße and St. Stephens cathedral and the quiet corners and alleyways of Old Vienna are worth seeing.
Day 2: Vienna – Baden bei Wien approx. 45 km
The bike tour will begin by the Danube Island and takes you on bike paths to Schönbrunn. After a sightseeing tour (not included in the tour price) you will first cycle slightly uphill, and then on a winding bike path down to the city of Baden. The old spa town in the Vienna Woods can tell a long story.
It is certainly no coincidence that here Beethoven completed his “Ninth” with the Ode to Joy. The famous Casino of Baden, the beautiful Roman spa, and the thermal spa in the Art Deco style from 1926, with which the Viennese nobility once brought the Adriatic beach to Baden, are worth seeing.
Or: Board the local train (Badner Bahn) at Josefsplatz, which already in the days of Emperor Franz Joseph brought its passengers directly, in a one-hour drive, from the Vienna Opera to the Casino Baden. Purchase tickets yourself at the train station. Your bikes will be transported to Baden.
Day 3: Baden bei Wien –Rust/Mörbisch approx. 55 – 60 km
You will leave Baden on beautiful bike paths and a little later you will find yourself in a completely new landscape. The atmosphere at Europe’s westernmost steppe lake almost feels a little strange, since here, at the foothills of the Leithagebirge mountains, the Hungarian puszta starts.
You can visit Eisenstadt (Esterhazy Castle) and St. Margaret (Roman stone quarry) or other sightseeing destinations (not included in the tour price). The Burgenland wines are world famous.
While driving through the hilly vineyards, you can enjoy a magnificent view over the lake. Rust and Mörbisch are probably the most charming wine towns in Burgenland.
Day 4: Trip to Sopron approx. 35/45 km
Via or from the Festival City Mörbisch, where every summer an atmospheric operetta festival is held at the famous floating stage, you will cycle through soft vineyards with stunning views across the lake to the Hungarian border.
Soon you will reach the former city of Ödenburg (Sopron) and its absolutely lovely old town. Today’s Sopron invites you with its bustling streets and beautiful places to stay. Back to Mörbisch / Rust you will cycle on a beautiful bike path through the pretty lakeside scenery.
Day 5: Rust/Mörbisch – Neusiedl/Jois approx. 50/55 km
In the morning you will take a ferry to Illmitz. Today, it’s all about the national park “Neusiedlersee-Seewinkel”. The patios of birdwatchers are the only elevations you will find.
Moreover, it should be noted that here, as well as on the slopes of the west side, between Podersdorf, Illmitz, and Apetlon in the flat plains of the vineyards, excellent quality wines are produced. Some Trockenbeerenauslese wines of this area enjoy an excellent reputation.
You will also come across some smaller or larger salt lakes (called Lacken) which are about 50 cm deep. This attraction of Seewinkel helped the region to its unique flora and fauna – and of course the “Lacken” bike trail to its name. The bike path will take you past wetlands, pastures, and vineyards.
Day 6: An Active Day of Rest
A day to relax and recover: Numerous leisure activities provide variety. The lake is a paradise for sailors, surfers, and swimmers. Cyclists may want to ride their bikes around the lake on the pretty Kirschblütenweg cycle path.
Day 7: Neusiedl/Jois – Bratislava approx. 65 km
Relaxed and refreshed, the route will lead you via Rohrau (birthplace of Joseph and Michael Haydn) into the “Roman Carnuntum”, where once the amber and the limes roads crossed (Haidentor – a huge triumphal monument).
At the Open Air Museum Petronell, you can visit a faithfully reconstructed Roman urban quarter (not included in the tour price).
The border town of Hainburg is located directly on the Danube, just a few kilometers from your final destination Bratislava. We recommend an evening stroll through the beautiful old town.
Day 8: By Hydrofoil back to Vienna and Individual Departure or Extension of Trip
Recovered and relaxed, the hydrofoil will take you back to Vienna at 10.30 a.m.
You will cycle on paved roads, gravel bike paths, which are in good condition, and sometimes on side roads. The terrain is mostly flat with no major climbs. Only There are only short climbs along the Leitha Mountains and in the vineyards. there are some short climbs.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Lake Neusiedl Border Triangle tour stays in 3* hotels, 4* hotels and 5* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
- Accommodation as already mentioned
– Breakfast buffet
– Welcome briefing
– Luggage transfer between the hotels
– Well developed route
– Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
– Ferry Mörbisch – Illmitz incl. your bike
– Transfer by hydrofoil from Bratislava to Vienna incl. your bike
– Route signposting
– GPS-data is available
– Rental bike insurance
– Service hotline
Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes
We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.
The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.
About the bikes
You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.
Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.
You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.
7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.
21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.
The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:
Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm
Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)
We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.
We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:
• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock
Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) are available!
Lake Neusiedl Border Triangle, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2018 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Fridays and Saturdays between 21.04.2018 and 13.10.2018
Season 1: 21.04.2018 –10.05. | 28.09.2018 – 13.10.
Season 2: 11.05.2018 –21.06. | 07.09.2018 – 27.09.
Season 3: 22.06.2018 – 06.09.2018
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £739 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £779 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £819 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £219
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99
Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: selected 3*** and 4**** hotels, Bratislava 5*****
Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.
For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
This tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price! Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover.
Holiday Price: £739
Single Supplement: £219