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SELF-GUIDED BICYCLE TOUR AUSTRIA-HUNGARY
Biking & Beaching Austria and Hungary's
BIKE AND BEACH ON LAKE NEUSIEDL
Easy Lakeside Cycling in Austria & Hungary
The Donauauen National Park - Beaches, Nature and the Largest Network of Bike Paths in Austria
The area around Lake Neusiedl is strongly influenced by the neighboring 'Puszta'. Not only the rough plains of the Puszta, but also impressive reed-belts and lovely vineyards are seen on the horizon. This is Austria's youngest UNESCO-World Heritage area- the region of Lake Neusiedl.
Explore the Pannonian lowlands around the largest steppe-lake of Central Europe. The lake is located in the south of the Danube- Metropolis Vienna. This region offers the largest, aligned bike-path net in Austria. Here you will find a national park, where more then 250 different types of birds are living. Vacation in the national park. "Lake Neusiedl" signifies "Puszta-Romance", a mild climate until late fall, well equipped bike-paths in a picturesque landscape with its manifold wild life, flora and numerous bathing and leisure facilities. You will find plenty of wine-producing villages around the lake, imposing castles and the historical, Hungarian city of Sopron with its beautiful medieval city-center.
Tour Profile:You will cycle mainly on well equipped bike-paths. All paths are paved or graveled. The region is mostly flat, only few uphill stretches - on the Hungarian side. All bike routes can be planned individually.
Hotel Seewirt / Hotel Attilla**** (4 star) The hotels are located directly next to the lake side by side; breakfast-room with view to the lake, lakeside terrace, library for guests, elevator, restaurant with regional cuisine, generous Wellness-area with sauna, steam bath and indoor pool; internet:. You can choose between standard rooms or rooms with a lake view.
Rooms: with private facilities, balcony, cable TV, telephone.
ArrivaL: Airport Vienna or Bratislava, 1 hour by bus to Podersdorf, from Vienna Centrum. 1 hour by train/bus.
Bike routes can also be planned individually. Return to Top
Day 1 - Podersdorf
Individual Arrival. Take a walk through the beautiful park!
Free Parking in front of the hotel available. Check-In, bike-hand-over.
Day 2 - Round Trip on the Lake Neusiedl Bike-Path (approx. 47 km / 29 mi)
World-famous wines grow on the soft hills around the lake. You bike along the north bank of the lake, through picturesque villages and small towns until you reach Rust, the city of the storks and Purbach along the north shore of the lake. Enjoy the afternoon sun while you cross the lake with a ferry boat.
Day 3 - Wine- and Culture-Bike-Path (approx. 43 km / 27 mi)
The wines from this region are very delicious, don't miss tasting the one or other wine along today's bike-tour. During your ride through the vineyards and small hills today you can enjoy the wonderful view over the region and the lake. The castle "Schloss Halbturn" is the most important baroque-building in all of ,,Burgenland".
Day 4 - Lacken Bike-Path (approx. 50 km / 31 mi)
"Lacken" - (the Little Lakes) are well worth visiting. Most of them are less that 50 cm in depth, partly with salt water. These "Lacken" are the reason for the wide variety of Flora in this region. You will pass by swamps, reed-fields and vineyards, where the grapes for the local wines, known worldwide, are growing. Today you will bike through untouched nature - when you watch carefully you will see a lot of animals. Don't miss the endangered Przewalsky horses.
Day 5 - Rest Day
A day to relax Enjoy the lake with its numerous possibilities. The lake is a paradise for enjoying the sun and the water. You can go sailing or windsurfing. Or relax in the spa-area of your hotel.
Day 6 - Sopron/Hungary (approx. 60 km / 37 mi)
Take the ferry on the other side of the lake. From the festival town of Morbisch (famous Austrian summer festival) you reach the Hungarian town of Sopron. The historical city center with its lively streets and medieval buildings will fascinate you.
Day 7 - Cherry-blossom-bikepath (approx. 40 km / 25 mi)
Start today's journey with a ferry ride to the other side of the lake, long the way you will pass the romantic vineyards and thousands of cherry-trees (bloom in spring). Wonderful views over the lake and the Hungarian lowland will make you forget the few little uphill stretches of today's bike-tour. Return by ferry back to Podersdorf.
Day 8 - Podersdorf
Relaxed from a wonderful week you can start your journey back home. If you do have some extra-time - what about an extension stay in Vienna? By bus or train you can reach Vienna within approx 1 hour.
Overnight Itinerary : Podersdorf (7 nights)
SELF GUIDED BICYCLE INN TOUR - 8 DAYS
SEASON 1 - Arrivals April 13 - 25 & Sept. 2 - Oct 4
SEASON 2 - Arrivals June 10 - 29
SEASON 3 - Arrivals April 28 - June 9 & June 30 - Sep 2
Minimum participants: 2 adults
Includes breakfast everyday
Half-Board supplement available - (optional) - Payable locally
Bicycle Rental - $65
Electric Assisted Bicycle $165
Discount for 3rd person in double room, accommodation in double room (with extra bed)
• 00-1.99 years 80% - with 1 full paying adult.
• 02-11.99 years 50% - with 1 full paying adult.
• 12-14.99 years 30% - with 2 full paying adults.
• 15-99 years 10% - with 2 full paying adults.
ARRIVAL: Daily arrival April 13th till October 4
(Not all ferries start their services on 13 April, so route changes could be possible at this time of the year.)
TOUR ACCOMMODATIONS:Return to Top
Hotel (4 star) Hotel Seewirt or Hotel Attila
Location: directly at the lake side by side; breakfast-room with view to the lake, lakeside terrace, library for guests, elevator
Next door to hotel: Restaurant with regional cuisine, generous Wellness-area with Sauna, Steam Bath,, Sauna, indoor pool, internet.
Rooms: with private facilities, balcony, cable - TV, Telephone.
EXTRA HOTEL NIGHTS:
Pottersdorf 4* -
Standard Room Double: Seasons 1 & 2 - $70, season 3 - $85 (single supplement $30)
Lake View Room Double: Seasons 1 & 2 - $100, season 3 - $115 (single supplement $20)
Vienna 4* -
Double Room $90 (single supplement $40)
• 7 nights in 4 star hotel, in rooms of the chosen category with private facilities
• Breakfast every day (half-board supplement optional- payable locally)
• Lake Neusiedl Card (ferries, museums, and various entrance fees reduced or free)
• 1 free handlebar bag as a present per room
• Detailed maps, route description and tour information material per room
• Service hotline also on weekends
EXCLUSIONS : The insurances, admission fees, ferries, the transfers from and to the airport, the beverages, the lunches and dinners, items of a personal nature such as telephone and laundry..
DOSSIER: On the first day of the tour you will be given maps, road book, fact sheets and tourist information.
THE BICYCLES: Provision of 21-speed bikes. Children's bikes, children's trailer (1-2 children - max. 60 kg) and child seat available.
GENERAL INFORMATION: This bike tour is unescorted. The mileages are distances of the recommended routes. In Austria it is mandatory for children under 12 years old
IN CASE OF BREAKDOWN: We do not intervene for flat tires. However, should any breakdown occur that prevents the completion of the days journey we will make repairs on the road. A phone number will be provided. Allother types of necessary repairs that do not make cycling impossible will be repaired at the hotel each night.
WORLD-CLASS BICYCLE TOURS