Biking and wine tasting along the Danube River

One of my favorite experiences during the month I was in Europe was an 18 mile bicycle ride along the Danube River in the Wachau Valley winegrowing area, stopping at wineries along the way.  I booked it through a company called Vienna Explorer.  They take you by train to a town called Krem, located about an hour from Vienna, where you are fitted with a bicycle, complete with a handy basket in front and helmet, if you’d like.  The ride is fairly flat and takes you through a couple of picturesque Austrian villages.  At times, you are next to a busy road or passing other cyclists on narrow side walks, but for the most part, it’s quite soothing and safe.

This is one of the stops and as you can see, we had wonderful weather!


We stopped for lunch and exploration in the charming UNESCO town of Durnstein!  Looks like a loaf of bread to me…







Here’s the motley crew…minus one lady who wanted to explore more of Vienna.  Richard has a monkey on his back!  We only had a couple of unpleasant incidents.  One of the ladies walked up to some castle ruins by herself and had a difficult time getting back down, and another lady fell off of her bicycle, but didn’t get hurt.


Beautiful day!


I highly recommend Vienna Explorer…it was a great day!


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