Hiking & Biking

Along the Danube, through cellar lanes and sunken paths, up to viewing terraces and always with the wine in view: Our hiking and cycling tips.

Kremstal-Danube long-distance hiking trail

The Kremstal-Danube long-distance hiking trail stretches around 100 kilometers around the wine town of Krems and the picturesque towns north and south of the Danube. The trail is divided into 15 stages, the individual stages between 4 and 18 kilometers long and signposted in both directions. On the 11 stages north of the Danube, you walk through the communities of Krems, Rohrendorf, Gedersdorf, Langenlois, Gföhl, Lengenfeld, Stratzing, Droß and Senftenberg. The places Mautern, Furth and Paudorf are connected on the 4 stages south of the Danube. If you want to tackle all stages of the Kremstal-Danube long-distance hiking trail, you should allow around 5-6 days. In the places along the way there are numerous places to stop for a break and culinary addresses for enjoyable breaks.

Kremstal-Danube long-distance hiking trail

Way of St. James from Göttweig Abbey to Melk Abbey

A part of the Austrian Way of St. James leads from Stift Göttweig to Stift Melk, which was well signposted a few years ago. Between the two baroque monasteries on the left bank of the Danube, you walk through the lovely vineyards of the Kremstal and the Wachau as well as the deep green grounds of the Dunkelsteinerwald. On a 44 km long spiritual journey on foot, you can get information about the entire Camino de Santiago at special stations.
Wachau Way of St. James

Wachau World Heritage Trail

The Wachau World Heritage Trail is probably one of the most attractive long-distance hiking routes in Austria. Over its 180 kilometers, the 13 communities of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wachau connect on the most beautiful hiking trails and historical paths. The World Heritage Trail is divided into 14 stages – the first leads 12.4 km from Krems to Dürnstein. The path leads through the beautiful old towns of Krems and Stein, then through cellar lanes into the Kremstaler and Wachau stone terraces wine landscape to the medieval town of Dürnstein with its famous castle ruins.
World Heritage Trail

Stratzing ice age hiking trail

During excavation work for a water container in Stratzing in 1988, a 7.2 cm tall stone Venus figure was found by archaeologists. The figure was created 32,000 years ago, making it one of the oldest stone works of art in the world. An archaeological educational trail has been set up around the site, which can be circled in an hour and which provides information on display boards about the life of Stone Age hunters and gatherers.
Ice age hiking trail

Apricot adventure trail in Krems-Angern

The Wachau Apricot Adventure Trail was laid out in Krems-Angern in 2008 under the custody of the Aufreiter family winery. The 4.5 km long circular route leads you in five stations through the picturesque wine landscape and through old apricot gardens on the trail of the noble fruit! The pleasure hiker is introduced to the peculiarities of the southern bank of the Danube, the essence of the apricot tree and, of course, the products into which its fruits are processed.
Apricot path

Jakobsweg Weinviertel

The Weinviertel Way of St. James was only signposted in 2011 and runs for 162 km from Mikulov in the Czech Republic to Krems. The Kremstaler section begins in Gedersdorf and leads over wine terraces and cellar lanes to Rohrendorf and Krems. A particularly attractive section of the Way of St. James joins over the Danube in Mautern, which connects the two Danube monasteries Göttweig and Melk over a length of 44 km.
Jakobsweg Weinviertel

Mine memorial path

The trail is designed as a circular hiking trail and runs through the five villages of Angern, Brunnkirchen, Oberfucha, Thallern and Tiefenfucha on the southern bank of the Danube near Krems. It leads past the historical sites of the former mining areas for alum, lignite and clay through orchards and vineyards. It has a total length of around 9.5 kilometers and can be comfortably hiked in around 2.5 hours.
Mine memorial path

Kremstal cycle path

The approximately 72 km long Kremstal cycle path starts in Krems and leads to Senftenberg, which is well signposted and temporarily without any effort. From then on it gets sporty: up over Felling to Kottes and you get to know the rough sides of the Waldviertel. Via Nöhagen you drive back to Senftenberg, until you finally land back in Krems.
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Danube Cycle Path

258 km of the Danube Cycle Path – the most popular cycle path in Austria, if not Europe – are in Lower Austria. From Enns to Hainburg, the route leads past numerous monasteries, castles and palaces and through spectacular landscapes such as the Wachau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Donau-Auen National Park. From Krems you can take wonderful trips to the Wachau along the Danube Cycle Path. The combination of boat and bike is very popular: For example, take the Danube boat to Melk and roll the Danube Cycle Path back down the river to Krems.
Danube Cycle Path

Kamptal cycle path

Wonderful 107 km cycle path that branches off the Danube cycle path in Altenwörth and leads through the Kamptal and the central Waldviertel to Zwettl. On its first kilometers, the route touches the vineyards around Krems and Langenlois and then leads relatively flat along the Kamp to Rosenburg. After that it gets quite hilly. The good signage in both directions is exemplary.
Kamptal cycle path

Vinum Circa Montem bike path

23 km long circular cycle path around the Göttweiger Berg, set up by the VINUM CIRCA MONTEM (VCM) winegrowers’ association. It leads past the wineries and wine taverns of the VCM members. Signed with the symbol of the association, the “Palter cup” from the 16th century.
Vinum Circa Montem

Kamp-Thaya-March cycle path

Belongs to the most beautiful long-distance cycle routes in Austria. The large arch, led by the three rivers, is 420 km long and leads through the most beautiful areas of the Waldviertel and Weinviertel. Several wine-growing regions, two national parks (on the Thaya and March), numerous castles, palaces, ruins, monasteries and museums thread like pearls on the large loop. The start is in Krems, from here the KTM path leads through the wine-growing region to Langenlois.
Kamp-Thaya-March cycle path