Cycling through Austria |  <i>Helmut Wagner</i> Wine growing village in the Wachau Valley, Austria |  <i>Kate Baker</i> Cycling through the town of Krems in Austria |  <i>Pat Rochon</i> Cycling the Wachau Valley, Austria |  <i>Pat Rochon</i>
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Guided Cycling Holidays in Austria

Discover the magnificence of Austria on a small group bike tour with an expert guide

Austria is a small country that packs a serious punch. From spectacular alpine scenery and charming lakeside villages to historic castles, Baroque churches and vibrant cities, this is a land of incredible beauty and contrast.

To fully appreciate this intriguing country, you’ll want to head outdoors and cycle through its postcard-perfect landscapes. Alpine meadows dotted with tiny wildflowers and shimmering lakes framed by the snowcapped peaks of the Alps—this is Austria as immortalised in The Sound of Music.

Explore the vineyards, monasteries and ever-changing river scenery of the Danube by bike or barge; and wander cobblestoned backstreets and absorb the cultural riches of Vienna, home to some of Europe's most important artistic legacies.

Take a look at our exciting guided cycling holidays through this stunning country, and start planning your Austrian bike trip!

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Personal Experience

Our team have been walking and cycling for over 4 decades. We are passionate about the UK & Europe, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of the UK & Europe and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.

Great Value & Quality Trips in Austria

Our active holidays in Austria are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. When you book, your trip will be fully organised by a dedicated member of our in-house team, so you will always know who you are dealing with. We take the stress out of organising your trip.

Guided Cycling Specialists in Austria

Walkers' Britain have been operating guided cycling holidays in the UK and Europe for over 45 years. On a guided holiday our knowledgeable guides will ensure you are looked after throughout your journey. Their enthusiasm and knowledge bring to life the flora, fauna and history of the regions you travel through and they are also on hand to tailor the trip to the group's interests.

Walkers' Britain is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. We take travellers to many countries which are home to challenging wilderness, rich biodiversity, and fragile environments. It is the travel choices we make while visiting these environments that reduce the negative impact. This is the essence of responsible and sustainable travel - something we take very seriously. View our award winning Responsible Travel Guidebook here.


Hotels

Often family run, these charming hotels range from 2 to 4 stars and provide access to local living thanks to your hosts. The hospitality is generous and their local knowledge is invaluable. Where possible, we choose locations that add to your experience.



Currency

Euro

International Dialing Code

+43

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Austria is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

Visas not required for citizens of Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand for up to 90 days in a period of 180 days for all Schengen countries (see https://tinyurl.com/lkho3qg for countries part of the Schengen). Please ensure your passport is stamped on arrival in the Schengen area. For all other nationalities and for longer stays in countries covered by the Schengen Agreement (Australian New Zealand, Canadian and US passport holders), please contact the relevant embassy. Stays of longer than 90 days in the Schengen area require a long stay visa for the country you are spending most time in. However long stay visas are unlikely to be issued unless there is a valid reason (eg. studying in country). Unfortunately we cannot assist in obtaining visas for long stays due to individual country visa requirements.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.