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Lower Austria: Most Popular Bicycle Trails and New Attractions

Published: 10.6.2018
Lower Austria is one of the most popular destinations for bicyclers. Only the Danube cycling route, which is located near Bratislava, is ridden by up to 400,000 cyclists each year. Many of the Lower Austrian cycling routes are part of the major European cycling networks. They are popular for their great road quality infrastructure, favorable prices, regular maintenance, plenty of sights along bike paths and stops set up specially for bikers.

Každý rok novinky a skvělé atrakce

Ybbstalská cyklotrasa – (c) Niederösterreich-Werbung / schwarz-koenig.at

The Lower Austrian Cycle Routes combine the same and typical signs. They mostly along the river flow or former railways tracks, ensuring a smooth course of the route without any significant elevation. In Mostviertel last year, they built a major section of the Ybbstal valley cycle path. The Ybbstalradweg (Ybbstal Cycle Route) crosses the railway line of the former Ybbstal Railroad, which is mainly used by families with children. It passes through the foothills of the Alps on a pleasant plain and is far from car transport and just off the Ybbs River. The Trasental Cycle Route runs from the Danube to Mariazell, also on a smooth plain and is not a challenge for children. In the Waldviertel region, the former Thayatal-Bahn and Göpfritz-Raabs-Bahn railway lines were transformed into a Thayarund bicycle trail. It has been opened only from 2017 and includes various ruins, several castles, including Raabs Castle, old railroad remains and wild fruit trees and bushes that are full of fruit in the summer.

Ybbstalská cyklotrasa – (c) Niederösterreich-Werbung / schwarz-koenig.at

The bicycle trails crosses the border between Austria and theCzech Republic and passes through the Renaissance town of Slavonice and the original Písečné resort. In the summer you can cool off in many places suitable for swimming like in rivers.

New Bike Map for Free

Traisentalská cyklotrasa – (c) Mostviertel Tourismus / weinfranz.at

Even this year, Lower Austria offers cyclists an updated bicycle map featuring points of interest. Moreover, it contains practical information, a calendar of the most interesting events, contacts with regional tourist offices and important advice. Also the list of the most popular bicycle routes with their beginning, end, marks showing their difficulty, length and elevation information. You may download the bicycle map ca free of charge from the official website here.

EuroVelo 9 Connecting All Europe

EuroVelo9 – (c) Wiener Alpen / Franz Zwickl

EuroVelo 9 runs is a part of a European network of long-distance bicycle routes from Gdansk, Poland to Pula, Croatia and connects the Baltic and the Adriatic seas. At the same time, the trail crosses Lower Austria. The route leads from Breclav (the Reintal border crossing) to Vienna via the idyllic Weinviertel region. Along the cellar alleys and vineyards, you can ride straight on the bike and after a visit to the cellar you can either easily take the train or make a overnight stop.

Thayarunde  bicycle trail – (c) Matthias Ledwinka

From Vienna, this bicycle trail on Austrian territory is referred to as the Thermenradweg and runs through the most famous wine villages of Guntramsdorf, Gumpoldskirchen, Baden and Bad Vöslau. In this section of the Vienna Woods, enthusiasts will find the perfect combination of cycling / enjoyment / experience and can visit a variety of wine shops on the way.

Thayarunde bicycle trail – (c) Waldviertel Tourismus / www.ishootpeople.at

In the Vienna Alps, bicycling begins on a flat road from the beginning, then rus into the hills of the Bucklige Welt hills. You may reach the highest peak of the EuroVelo 9 in the Wechsel Mountains. The reward would be a breathtaking view of the wild mountain landscape. Overall, the cycle track measures 568.2 km and is divided into ten one-day cycling routes, with a length of 212 km in Lower Austria.

Thayarunde bicycle trail – (c) Waldviertel Tourismus / ishootpeople.at

In Lower Austria - a true paradise for cyclists - we'll stay next week. Let's introduce the ten most popular bike trails and add some tips to experience.

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Source: Lower Austria (Niederösterreich-Werbung GmbH)

Photos: Martin Matula (title), (c) at photos

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