Vienna is one European city that promotes a health lifestyle. In terms of transportation, it has green buses plying around the major thoroughfares while it also has bicycle paths for people who love to pedal around the city and nearby areas.
One of the best cycling spots in Austria is the Danube Bike Trail that will take you from Passau to Vienna. When you take this tour, you will be able to experience some of the country’s most attractive cultural sites. But most of all, you will get to personally see the beauty of the famous Danube River which the trail follows up to Vienna.
This particular cycling tour will start at Passau, considered the historic German border. Here are some interesting sites you will get to see along the way. It’s best that you drop by each place for a more enriching experience.
Abbey of St. Florian – This is a baroque abbey or monastery in upper Austria specifically in the town of Sankt Florian. Founded in the early part of the ninth century, this Augustinian monastery is the largest in the area and boasts of impressive Baroque architecture. The grave of St. Florian is located beneath the abbey.
Wachau region – This region is popular for its wines particularly the dry type. It is located along the Danube River and enjoys a mild climate. The Wachau Valley is also a UNESCO cultural heritage site which makes it a great cycling destination.
Abbey of Melk – The Melk Abbey is beautifully situated in the town of Melk in Lower Austria (between Salzburg and Vienna) overlooking the Danube River. This Benedictine abbey has been a spiritual and cultural center for more than 1,000 years now.
Durnstein – Durnstein is a small town along the Danube River in Lower Austria and is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Wachau region. It is here where one can find the ruins where King Richard the Lionhearted was captured on his way back from the crusades.
Old Town of Krems – This old town maybe small but it has a rich history and boasts of impressive architecture. Although it was merged with Stein in the past, it is an independent town.