Danube Walking Holiday Austria

Danube Walking Holiday Austria

Fly to Vienna, take public transport to  Krems/Stein. We can provide timetables.

The Danube Walking Holiday. Scenic landscapes, prized cultural treasures plus exquisite culinary delights and wines – the Danube in Lower Austria promises so many precious – and delicious – moments.

The 286 km long section of the Danube flowing through Lower Austria from the Upper Austrian to the Slovak border passes through ancient landscapes shaped by human hands such as Nibelungengau and the Wachau. Then it glides between the gently rolling hills of Wagram, along the broad expanse of the Tulln Basin and on through Vienna. At the city limits it passes into ancient Roman country in Carnuntum Marchfeld and becomes a mix of wilderness, Antiquity and Baroque exuberance

Superb wines from the Wachau to Carnuntum
Nature is nowhere more glorious than along The Danube Walking Holiday, whether untouched as in Donau-Auen National Park or artfully subdued as in the abbey and castle gardens or in gardening exhibitions such as those at Garten Tulln. Another type of garden is a destination for gourmets in particular: the vineyards along the Danube, where some of the world’s finest wines grow. First-class wining and dining has sprung up around the high-caliber wine culture between the Wachau and Carnuntum. The culinary venues vary from rustic heuriger taverns along cellar-lined roads to stylish country inns and award-winning gourmet temples.

The Danube Walking Holiday Austria offers a mild climate and steep slopes that form ideal conditions for vineyards and orchards. Some of the best wines of Austria grow in Wachau . This varied hiking tour past steep rocks, over soft hills and through scenting vineyards simply is blissful. A special feature of this countryside are the many small villages where everything centres on good food and wine. Enjoy the Wachau valley.

Character of the Tour: The Danube Walking Holiday Austria is of medium difficulty, walking on well-kept walking paths and footpaths. Daily walking times 4 to 6 hours with short and steep climbs. On several days, easier options are available. A good walking stamina is required on some stages – you walk up to 5 kilometre.

Detail Description
Destination Austria
Holiday Type Self guided Walking Holidays
Start/Finish Krems – Fly to Vienna – Train to Krems
Duration 8 days 7 nights
Grade Moderate
Distance 51km
Season Arrival Saturday to Wednesday from April 20 to September 21 2019

What we do

We put together the trip for you: reserve the hotels, transfer the luggage and organise your transfers to the start of your itineraries. Each tour includes a complete Road book with detailed itineraries, information for visits along the way, a detailed map and total peace of mind with our 24-hour local support.

We work with local operators through-out each destination that are passionate about their regions.

We can tailor make this tour, if you want to add an extra rest day, spend a few days relaxing before or after the trip just let us know and we will be happy to provide a quotation.

Day 1 – Arrival at Krems/Stein 

Day 2 – Krems – Dürnstein – vineyards and the ruins of fortress Dürnstein 

The vineyards start directly on the outskirts of the town and we hike high up. Enjoy a stunning view on the river Danube and Krems as well as the impressive monastery Göttweig. Across the hills, you walk to the ruins of fortress Durnstein, where the legend says that King Lionheart was held captive and Blondel rescued him. Walk down to the historic town Durnstein where you stay overnight. 12 km and 4,5 hours to walk

Day 3 – Dürnstein – Rossatz – Weißenkirchen – Observation point on mount Seekopf 

In Dürnstein you cross the river by ferry to Rossatz. Walk past the largest apricot growing area of Austria on old tracks to Seekopf. An unsurpassed view to the Alps waits for you. Route: from Durnstein to Weißenkirchen. 11 km and 5 hours to walk

Day 4 – Rest day in Weißenkirchen 

Surrounded by sunny vineyards and squeezed in between the Danube and green forests the mighty gothic parish church of Weißenkirchen

Day 5 – Weißenkirchen – Spitz – Vineyards and view point on mount Buschandl wall 

A steady climb brings you up to Seiber and then you pass to Kuhberg and to the Buschandl wall. Downhill you follow the trench Miesingbachgraben and later on you pass the vineyards to Spitz. Alternative route: balcony path through the vineyards to Spitz. 12 km and 5 hours to walk

Day 6 – Weißenkirchen – fortress of Aggsbach – bus to Melk 

Cross the Danube by ferry and follow the Buchtal valley uphill. Shortly before you reach Maria Langegg you join the Austrian St. Jacob’s trail, which you follow up to the ruins of fortress Aggsbach. Visit the fortress with a gruesome past, wonderful scenic viewpoints and also a stop for a refreshment. 15,5 km and 5,5 hours to walk

Day 7 – Melk – Krems – one of the nicest boat trip along the Danube 

Visit the monastery with a beautiful garden in Melk. Enjoy the boat trip to Krems, passing by the highlights of your tour Spitz, Dürnstein and Krems.

Day 8 – Individual Departure 

Arrival Saturday to Wednesday from April 20 to September 21, 2019

Price 8 Days tour
€720,- per person double room
€175 – single supplement

7 overnights in 3 and 4 star hotels
7 x breakfast
Luggage transfer
Boat tour Melk – Krems
Route-book per room
Extras: Ferry over the Danube (around Euro 7,-), Bus from Aggsbach to Melk

Your Accommodation

7 nights in 3 and 4 star hotels

Where you rest your head after an active day is hugely important to us. We go to great lengths to find properties that are unique expressions of the region you are travelling through. Think of them as the charming and intimate garnish atop your trip. 

Whether nestled in the heart of a village or lost in the countryside and surrounded by nature, all accommodations are chosen using a strict criteria of comforthospitality, and authentic charm. We like to use locally run independent small hotels, guest houses and B&Bs instead of the larger “chain” hotels.  All of them are hand-picked, visited, and re-visited by our local partners. On most of our holidays you will be staying in different hotels and their  uniqueness and individual character only adds to the enjoyment of your holiday. You will also benifit with knowledge that your trip is contributing to local economies, and supporting local family run businesses.

You will be welcomed in a double or twin room (2 beds) – based on double occupancy.
All of our rooms have private bathrooms.
Individual rooms are possible upon request when you book; they are subject to availability and incur a supplemental fee.
For biking trips, all of our inns have a safe place to keep bicycles for the night

Flights are not included in the price. Adventure Holidays do not book flights. We will  advise you on best times, dates and airfares to book.

Fly to Vienna – Train to Krems. Trains take approx 1hr 10mins. Cost approx. €17.

From Price pp

€679

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