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Viennese gravel – gravel Tours around Austria’s capital

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Viennese gravel – gravel Tours around Austria’s capital

Mountain Biking Collection by Ben

11

Tours

48:11 h

372 mi

23,700 ft

Vienna and its surroundings offer exploration-loving gravel bikers a variety of great touring options. From flat to hilly, fine gravel to flowing trails and beautiful back roads, the variety of Tours continues to amaze me even after years of exploring. In this Collection, I’ve put together 11 of my favourite gravel Tours that start from the centre and take you in all directions, giving you an idea of the beautiful landscapes around Vienna.

If you're in the mood for a lot of climbing, then you'll probably find the Tours in the Vienna Woods the most exciting. Here, you often follow signposted mountain bike routes, which are also ideal for gravel bikes. If you want to get an overview of the many routes, I can recommend the map from Wienerwald Tourismus (wienerwald.info/en/mountain-bike-trail-parks).

The Tours in the north and east of the city take you to the rather flat corners of the wine and industrial district, where you find a brilliant gravel area along the Danube, between fields and hills.

No matter which Tour you choose, you always find cosy places to stop for a bite to eat. In the north of the city, you can experience the wine culture in Heurigen taverns in the Danube metropolis. In the Vienna Woods, there are also down-to-earth refuges that serve as great refreshment stops.

All Tours start from an underground or S-Bahn station. Bicycles can be taken on S-Bahn trains any time and you can bring them on U-Bahn trains from 9 am to 3 pm and after 6.30 pm on weekdays. On weekends, you can travel any time.

The Tours presented here provide a good basis for discovering the region and invite you to explore new places and enjoy time out on your bike.

What is your favorite gravel Tour? I would love to hear about it in the comments!

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Tours & Highlights

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    Intermediate
    03:14
    28.0 mi
    8.6 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate gravel ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Lobau is part of the Donau-Auen National Park, which stretches from Vienna to the confluence of the March with the Danube. Thanks to the Lobau, Vienna is the only …

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  • Difficult
    04:13
    35.0 mi
    8.3 mph
    750 ft
    750 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    For a long time I paid little attention to the area southeast of Vienna. One reason for this was certainly that it is a bit of a hassle to leave the city in this direction. But once you've done that, you've reached a pretty ingenious gravel area that offers an incredible number of options. In this lap I combined the most beautiful gravel sections in the area into a medium-length lap.

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  • Difficult
    07:57
    54.1 mi
    6.8 mph
    5,900 ft
    5,900 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Are you ready for a day-long challenge? Then this tour is for you. It takes you to the Schöpfl, the highest point of the Vienna Woods, in a mix of gravel passages, easy trails and road sections - Anyroad at its best! First of all, this tour is more than recommendable, even in shortened form, so I have also included the track of the shortened tour in the collection (komoot.de/tour/439697091).

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  • Difficult
    02:51
    22.1 mi
    7.8 mph
    2,000 ft
    2,000 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Uphill on gravel, downhill on asphalt is the motto of this round. This rather short tour, however, peppered with a few meters of altitude, combines very beautiful gravel climbs with …

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  • Difficult
    04:45
    31.6 mi
    6.6 mph
    3,725 ft
    3,725 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    This tour is actually a Viennese mountain bike classic, but you can also ride it well with a gravel bike. Basically, however, you should also like to be on the trail, as there and there it rumbles a little. The tour takes you over forest paths, easy trails and short asphalt sections through the Vienna Woods hills bordering Vienna. The good thing about the tour is that you can shorten it in several places.

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  • Intermediate
    02:18
    16.1 mi
    7.0 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate gravel ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    As the name suggests, the Augustinerwald circuit leads through the Augustinerwald. It doesn't score so much with scenic highlights, but makes sense as a quick after-work tour and offers a …

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  • Difficult
    04:40
    33.4 mi
    7.1 mph
    3,200 ft
    3,200 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    Are you in the mood for a lot of vertical meters and some technical sections? This is what you get on this round. The route around the Lainzer Tiergarten is …

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  • Difficult
    04:29
    37.5 mi
    8.4 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,350 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    The Weinviertel in the north of Vienna is always worth a trip and offers you an incredible number of opportunities for relaxed gravel tours. You will find roads with little …

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  • Difficult
    07:30
    67.4 mi
    9.0 mph
    1,950 ft
    1,950 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Once around Vienna on all kinds of routes - Anyroad. You start on the Wienfluss cycle path and after a short warm-up phase turn into the 13th district. Here things are going pretty briskly on asphalt. The short stretch to reach the Liesingbach Cycle Path is not very quiet in terms of traffic, but for a few kilometers it is quite relaxed on gravel and asphalt to Schwechat.

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  • Difficult
    02:46
    23.8 mi
    8.6 mph
    850 ft
    850 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    This round around the Bisamberg takes you over a mix of different paths and offers two particularly beautiful, easy trail sections. On the Danube Island you roll relaxed towards the north end and then switch to the north bank. After a few kilometers you branch off onto the bike path to Bisamberg. Then you follow the paths on the dam of the Danube trench. In sections it goes over a little marked meadow track.

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  • Difficult
    03:28
    23.0 mi
    6.6 mph
    2,350 ft
    2,350 ft
    Expert gravel ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The tour to Sulz starts at the Liesing train station, which you can also reach by S-Bahn. After a short stretch through Liesing you will soon reach the long, pleasant …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    11
  • Distance
    372 mi
  • Duration
    48:11 h
  • Elevation
    23,700 ft

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Viennese gravel – gravel Tours around Austria’s capital