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Borderless cycling at St. Andrä am Zicksee – history, wildlife & lakes

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Borderless cycling at St. Andrä am Zicksee – history, wildlife & lakes

Bike Touring Collection by St. Andrä am Zicksee

5

Tours

27:55 h

283 mi

6,500 ft

St. Andrä am Zicksee is a holiday paradise for both nature lovers and cyclists. In this Collection, we present four wonderful day rides that are steeped in history and magnificent landscapes around Lake Neusiedl in Burgenland in Austria and the Hungarian lowlands.

There is a lot to discover around Lake Neusiedl such as the Seewinkel National Park on the shore of the salt lakes and far-reaching history and culture. Numerous buildings and monuments tell the story of the Iron Curtain which separated Europe along the Austrian-Hungarian border during the Cold War.

The town of St. Andrä am Zicksee is an ideal starting point for your rides in the Pannonian Lowlands. Located between the idyllic lake and the wide steppe, you can find plenty of accommodation here such as a campsite on the shore of Lake Zicksee. Although the routes start a little way away from the village, you can easily reach them by public transport or bike from St. Andrä.

All routes can be completed within a day and some of the shorter ones are suitable for the whole family. You can also easily shorten the routes or combine them together to suit you – just take a look at the map. A particular highlight is the Iron Curtain Trail which follows the Austrian-Hungarian border for almost 186 miles (300 km). In this Collection, we’ve outlined the route in one go so you can choose how to split it into stages. We also included some tips on which sections are suitable for day trips in the stage description.

To make the most of your time around St. Andrä, we recommend the Neusiedler See Card which offers free use of public transport, free admission to museums and nature parks, as well as admission to the numerous beach and resorts around Lake Neusiedl. The best thing is that you receive the Neusiedler See Card for free when you stay at one of over 800 partner establishments.

Top tip for nature lovers: You can spot many rare animals that live around Lake Zicksee from the cycle paths. Hobby ornithologists can look out for many bird species such as Siberian greyland geese and the hoopoe. On the lakeside, you can take a detour to meet the curious and friendly gophers. With a little patience, these small rodents will come right up to you if you bring a piece of fruit. You can learn about the birds and wildlife around St. Andrä on this app: xn--gemeinde-standr-flb.at/tierwelt-app

This project is funded by the Province of Burgenland.

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Tours & Highlights

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    Intermediate
    03:05
    33.2 mi
    10.8 mph
    175 ft
    200 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    You start the Hansag cycle path directly in St. Andrä am Zicksee am Dorfanger. With a total of 53 kilometers, you should plan a whole day for this tour - it would be a shame to have to rush in this idyllic and tranquil landscape. If the route is too long for you, for example if you want to drive it with your family, you can shorten it quite easily by simply driving east from St. Andrä to Andau.

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  • Easy
    01:25
    13.2 mi
    9.3 mph
    75 ft
    75 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Lange Lacke cycle path starts directly at the Wallern train station in Burgenland and can be easily reached by train from Sankt Andrä - or even by bike - since it is mostly paved and also completely flat, it offers the opportunity for a great bike trip with the whole family.The bike path is not particularly long, but it offers a few nice opportunities to go on a discovery tour a little off the route.

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  • Easy
    01:54
    20.5 mi
    10.8 mph
    300 ft
    300 ft
    Easy bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The cultural cycle path is a leisurely day tour, which despite its slightly more than 30 kilometers is still quite easy to manage with children - thanks to the flat route profile. The start is in Gols, which can be easily reached by train and bike from St. Andrä.From here it goes north past Mönchhof. You should not miss …

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  • Intermediate
    03:37
    34.9 mi
    9.7 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Lackenradweg is also ideal for a day tour, which leaves you enough time to admire the wildlife at the salt lakes and around the lake or just stretch your legs. Again, you should definitely take binoculars with you if you have one.The tour starts in Podersdorf am See, as it is a round tour, but you can also …

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  • Difficult
    17:55
    181 mi
    10.1 mph
    5,700 ft
    5,450 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    If you have enough time in your luggage and enough strength in your calves, the Iron Curtain Trail is of course a very special gem among the bike paths in Burgenland. Due to the war, Europe was separated from the so-called Iron Curtain in East and West for almost half a century. With the EuroVelo 13 - also known as …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Distance
    283 mi
  • Duration
    27:55 h
  • Elevation
    6,500 ft

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