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.