Cycling in Upper Austria
Escape to Freedom on Two Wheels
For you, the greatest happiness is being on two wheels? Then, take your bike out, push on the pedals and let’s go! Cycling in Upper Austria, that’s a sense of pure freedom! Push yourself to the limits, enjoy the wind in your hair and marvel at the province’s outstanding natural beauty. Whether you’re on a racing bike, mountain bike or e-bike, in search for a decent challenge or a leisurely ride with your family - in Upper Austria, you’ll find a cycling route for every occasion!
Rent a Bike or Bring Your Own?
It’s not a Good Holiday without a Bicycle
You might want to travel to your holiday destination by train. This way, you can take your bicycle along and start your ride right from the train station. There’s a safe storage room on the farm. Can you think of a better way to explore a region than a bicycle ride? No stress, no traffic jams, but plenty of clean air and unspoiled countryside instead. On some farms, you can even rent bicycles and e-bikes. Others cooperate with local bike rental services. Your hosts will be happy to organise a rental bike for you. Leave your car where it is for a few days, get some exercise and soak up the beauty of the scenery!
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The Danube Cycle Path
A Leisurely Ride for Families and Food Lovers
“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride!” John F Kennedy - Cycling the Danube is the perfect way to arrive at the farm of your choice on two wheels. The Danube Cycle Path (“Donauradweg”) is one of the most popular long-distance cycle routes in Europe. Choose your favourite stages! Start in Passau, the “city on three rivers”, ride across Upper Austria, stop in the city of Linz and continue to Lower Austria. From the “land of cider” to the “land of wine”! Along the way, there are enough family farms with welcoming hosts. Here, you can recharge your batteries with a delicious snack or spend a night or two in a comfy bed. We all want to start the day without sore muscles, don’t we?
Culinary Treats Right at the Danube Cycle Path
Thirsty? Hungry? Tired? All of it? The farm Radlerbauernhof Moser is located directly at the Danube Cycle Path, between Linz and Grein. The popular snack bar and cider tavern is the ideal stop for cyclists. Home-made ice cream from their own fruit, wine (yes, really) or a glass of award-winning cider - these delicacies will help you regain your strength. The Moser family is well known for the culinary treats they produce on their farm: juice, fruit spirit, cider, bread and meat.
It's a place to stay a little bit longer. Stroll through the vineyards and sit down for a break in the traditional orchard that’s bursting with colour. Peek over the farmers’ shoulders to see how precious food is produced on the farm. Here, you really know where it comes from.
Cycle along Majestic Rivers
Inn - Enns - Steyr
Cycling along the river Inn (“Innradweg”) in the Innviertel-Hausruckwald region, you travel along the state border between Upper Austria and Bavaria (Germany) until you reach the German city of Passau. It is situated on the confluence of the three rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz. Marvel at places of outstanding natural beauty along the way: lush riparian forests, moorland lakes and the hill ranges of the Prealps. Historic towns such as Braunau, Burghausen or Schärding are inviting you to take a rest. Boost your energy levels with local delicacies such as bacon dumplings (“Speckknödel”) and some refreshing beer from one of the many private and craft breweries.
Cycle through a world of majestic mountains and romantic valleys along the wild river Enns (“Ennsradweg”) in the Kalkalpen National Park region. It’s a tour for the fit and outdoorsy. You should absolutely stay in the lovely city of Steyr for a couple of days! The cycle path ends in the historic town of Enns. A family-friendly cycle route takes you along the river Steyr (“Steyrtalradweg”), from the holiday destination “Pyhrn-Priel” to the city of Steyr.
Following Paths Steeped in History
Traces of the Roman Empire and Cultural Heritage in the Bohemian Forest
Cyclists who are passionate about culture and history will find very special hidden gems in Upper Austria. Discover traces of the Roman Empire along the cycle path “Römerradweg” from Passau to Enns. You’ll pass some of the most beautiful spots in the Innviertel-Hausruckwald region and stop by picturesque Lake Attersee until you reach the historic town of Enns in the Zentralraum region. Take a well-deserved rest in Austria’s oldest town with its landmark, the belfry. It’s fascinating to see 2,000 year-old traces of the Roman Empire along the way. Since there’s hardly any elevation gain, the cycle route is ideal for a day trip with children.
The family-friendly cycle route along the “Schwarzenbergischer Schwemmkanal” takes you through the Bohemian Forest in the Mühlviertel region. This artificial channel used to connect the Vltava river in Czech Republic with the river Große Mühl and, subsequently, the Danube. It was used to drive logs from the Bohemian Forest to the Danube. A technical masterpiece built in 1789!
Fast as the Wind on a Racing Bike
Through a Land of Diverse Landscapes
On a farm, there are plenty of options for a workout. But there’s no better cardio training than cycling. Road cycling is the perfect combination of endurance and speed - and it’s great fun. You absolutely have to sample the local cuisine and try hearty culinary delights to regain your strength.
With quiet country roads and a lovely rolling countryside, the Innviertel-Hausruckwald region is ideal for road cyclists. Countless and diverse routes are waiting for you! Stop by historic places such as the Reichersberg Abbey, the village of Maria Schmolln, a place of pilgrimage, or the orchard & snack garden in Lohnsburg am Kobernaußerwald. Mountains and lakes are the highlights in the Salzkammergut region. The Mühlviertel region is home to the king of climbs, the “Tour de Alm” for road cyclists - 200km in length and 4,000m of elevation gain.
Mountain Biking Tours for Thrill-Seekers
Ready for a Physical Challenge?
Seasoned mountain bikers will find everything their hearts could possibly desire in Upper Austria. 950km of trails crisscross the Mühlviertel region, the “land of granite”. Look forward to arduous ascents, large elevation gains and exciting descents from the Bohemian Forest to the “Mühlviertler Alm”. This holiday destination is home to the “Tour de Alm” - not for the faint-hearted! This multi-day mountain biking tour is 200km in length and includes 5,500m elevation gain in total. Beautiful scenery included. The Mühlviertel region at its best!
Around the most prominent mountain in the Salzkammergut region, the Dachstein (“Dachsteinrunde”), cyclists need to grit their teeth. This route at the UNESCO World Heritage site protecting the Dachstein glacier is a demanding one. Cyclists who’ve climbed the 8,000m of elevation gain will be rewarded with a breathtaking panorama.
Have you ever heard of “TRANS NATIONALPARK”? This challenging mountain biking tour in the Kalkalpen National Park region connects the two national parks Kalkalpen (Upper Austria) and Gesäuse (Styria). Do you love pushing yourself to the limits? Go all out! This multi-day loop tour (470km) includes 13,300m elevation gain. No matter which stages you choose, you’ll always be surrounded by pristine nature!
Hit the Road on an E-Bike
A Leisurely Ride in the Countryside
You can also choose to explore Upper Austria’s mountains and hills by e-bike. At the push of a button, the motor power supports your movement. The battery’s low? Don’t worry! There are plenty of charging stations in Upper Austria. The “BergeSeen eTrail” is a cycle route (10 stages) in the Salzkammergut region especially designed for e-bikers. A stunning mountain scenery dotted with crystal-clear lakes will make your heart sing!
Are you looking forward to your cycling holiday in Upper Austria?