Lonely forests and rolling hills crisscrossed by an extensive network of forest roads. The Vienna Woods offer gravel bike lovers everything their heart desires, right next to the bustling Austrian capital Vienna. In this Collection, I present five Tours that are perfect for exploring on your gravel bike.
The Vienna Woods is a large contiguous forest area, bordered by the Danube in the north and the foothills of the Alps in the south. Once you enter the forest, you can find great viewpoints, well-maintained gravel trails, challenging climbs and exhilarating descents. Despite Austria's restrictive laws, many exciting routes off the main roads are open to cyclists thanks to the efforts of the local communities. Nevertheless, please always be aware of local rules before starting a Tour.
These varied Tours are spread across the entire Wienerwald area to help you find your own favourite corner. They include absolute classics and highlights that every cyclist who rides here should know, such as the Kahlenberg and the Sophienalpe. But they also take you to lesser-known corners that invite you to explore. The routes here are relatively hilly and if you like challenging climbs, you're sure to find something here. The advantage of being close to the city is the great selection of huts and other refreshment stops along the routes.
The start and end points of all Tours are located at railway or underground stations to make your journey easier. You can take your bike with you on ÖBB regional trains (but don't forget your bike ticket) and on the underground all day at weekends and during the week between 9am and 3pm and after 6.30pm.
So, grab your bike and hit the gravel. The Vienna Woods await.
This tour takes you through the Wienerwald in the west of Vienna. A good mix of steep climbs and lonely forest roads awaits you over almost 50 kilometers. The reward for the vertical meters is the chance for a great view of Vienna.
Although the tour practically starts in the middle of the city, you dive…
The woodcutting tour is ideal for anyone who would like to get to know something new in the Vienna Woods. From Baden it goes through the beautiful Helenental to the tranquil village of Holzschlag. On the way back to Baden via Bad Vöslau you can expect a beautiful view over the valleys of the Vienna Woods…
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The Kahlenberg is an absolute Viennese classic. There is no place with a more beautiful panorama of the capital than the Kahlenberg viewing platform. This round combines this highlight with some interesting trails for a perfect afternoon on the gravel bike.
For the ascent to the Kahlenberg, I chose the…
This route combines some of the best forest trails and back roads in the Vienna Woods with a finish on Mount Anninger at 675 meters. You will overcome a total of almost 74 kilometers and 1,500 meters in altitude. Most of the vertical meters come together at the end of the tour, so it is important to…
The end of the collection is the Schneeberg circuit around the town of Puchberg am Schneeberg. It is located exactly at the transition between the Vienna Woods and the Alps. As a result, you can already enjoy a fairly alpine landscape here and there is always a magnificent panorama of Schneeberg, Rax…
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