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Lake Neusiedl: radial tour

Cycling paradise in Austria

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8 Days / 7 Nights
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Cycling paradise in Austria

South-east of the waltz metropolis Vienna, where puszta, reed belt and vineyards meet, lies the unique nature reserve of Lake Neusiedl. Gentle vineyard hills, reed belts and salt marshes characterise this landscape, in between idyllic villages with stork nests on the roofs, rare bird and animal species, such as the endangered Mangalitsa pigs and Przewalski horses. A holiday in Lake Neusiedl National Park - Austria's newest UNESCO World Heritage Site - means puszta romance with unforgettable sunrises and sunsets. Here you will find a warm climate with around 300 days of sunshine a year. Lake Neusiedl, the water sports Eldorado for sailors and surfers, offers excellently developed cycle paths on land in an enchanting landscape with diverse fauna and flora.

Highlights

Lake Neusiedl National Park
Welcome to the Lake Neusiedl - Seewinkel National Park, Austria's only steppe national park! Extensive meadows and pastures, salt lakes, reeds and a rich variety of animal and plant species await you. More than 300 bird species live in the area of the lake. Of these, 150 species are breeding birds. 

Nationalpark Neusiedler See

Podersdorf
Podersdorf am See is a market town with 2128 inhabitants on the eastern shore of Lake Neusiedl in northern Burgenland. The village is the centre of tourism in the Seewinkel region with a lido on Lake Neusiedl. The inhabitants pushed tourism and viticulture, so that Podersdorf now has the most visitors in Burgenland. 

Pordersdorf

Halbturn Castle
Schloss Halbturn is located in northern Burgenland in the beautiful Seewinkel region and is only about 1 hour away from Vienna and Bratislava. Wines of the highest quality are vinified at Schloss Halbturn. The castle was built between 1701 and 1711 by Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt as a hunting lodge for Emperor Charles VI. 

Schloss Halbturn

Sopron
Sopron is located on the western border of Hungary at the foot of the Alps, 60 km from Vienna and 220 km from Budapest. The city is one of the oldest jewels of the country, in which past and present merge. Sopron forms a bridge between Hungary and its western neighbours, because guests from abroad are most welcome in the city, the city awaits them with open doors, so to speak, as symbolised by the city's coat of arms.

Sopron

Rust
The town fascinates its visitors not only with its architectural beauty but above all with its enchanting ambience, which is characterised by the combination of historical architecture with rural life. The entire old town area of Rust am Neusiedler See, which is one of the most picturesque of its kind, is now a listed building. 

Rust

Lake Neusiedl: radial tour

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Your hotel:
The 4-star Hotel Seewirt / Haus Attila

You stay in Podersdorf directly on the lake in the 4-star hotels Attila or Seewirt. The modern, family-run comfort hotels offer a top restaurant with lake terrace, wellness area with indoor pool, sauna, steam bath and tepidarium. Sun loungers are available free of charge and there is a playground for children to run around in. From this beautiful hotel you can plan your own routes individually according to your mood or follow our tour suggestions. You cycle mostly on asphalted or gravelled cycle paths. The terrain is mostly flat throughout, with no climbs worth mentioning, only on the Hungarian side you can expect some hills/climbs.

4-Sterne Hotel Seewirt / Haus Attila

Tour

Individual journey to Podersdorf on beautiful Lake Neusiedl. Via Vienna or Bratislava airport, you can easily reach Podersdorf in just one hour by bus or train. Look forward to Podersdorf am See, as it is the only place on Lake Neusiedl that lies directly on the reed-free shore - a special feature that has made it the tourist centre of the region! The 12 m high lighthouse, the landmark of the newly designed family and adventure pool, is unmistakably visible from afar. The inviting shops and pubs on the pier and the promenade convey a holiday feeling and Caribbean flair. Whether on a bike, surfing, sailing or pedal boating, this is the place to be. Podersdorf means soaking up the sun, having fun, doing whatever you like. After checking into your room, you will receive your rental bikes and you can start your first discoveries.

You cycle along the flat cycle path directly along Lake Neusiedl to Rust. Marvel at the world-famous wines that grow here on gentle hills that offer a fantastic view of the lake. Take a short stroll through Rust, the town of storks, and look at the stone bust of the Purbach Turk, which commemorates the overindulgence in wine of a Turkish warrior who failed to retreat and got stuck in the chimney while fleeing. In the afternoon, however, you can enjoy a leisurely drive back to Podersdorf. At the end of the day, enjoy the mild afternoon sun during a boat trip across the lake back to the hotel.

Today a bike tour through the hilly vineyards is on your programme. You will be amply rewarded for the easy ups and downs with a magnificent view of the lake. On the way you will visit Halbturn Castle, the most important Baroque building in Burgenland. It once served the imperial family as a hunting and summer residence, today it is one of the most valuable historical tourist destinations in the country. Relax in the extensive castle park, take part in a tour or take advantage of the diverse offers of the castle restaurant as well as the castle winery. On your way back to the hotel, if you are lucky, you might even see one of the colourful feathered bee-eaters that breed in the sand caves in summer.

A special cycle path awaits you today, the Lacken cycle path. Lacken are smaller or larger lakes that are about 50 cm deep and contain salt. The region owes its unique flora and fauna to this attraction of the Seewinkel - and of course the Lacken cycle path owes its name to it. Today you cycle completely on the flat past wet meadows and vineyards. The now endangered woolly pigs and Przewalski horses graze peacefully by the wayside.

A day to relax and unwind. Enjoy the lake with its numerous recreational opportunities. The lake is a sailor's, surfer's and swimmer's paradise. Depending on your mood, you can also use the wellness area of your hotel.

On the cycle path directly by the lake you roll into the Seewinkel. From here, the ferry takes you to the other shore to the festival town of Mörbisch. On cycle paths you pass the Austrian/Hungarian border and reach the atmospheric Hungarian border town of Sopron, whose historic city centre with lively streets, alleys and medieval buildings is particularly charming. A special insider tip, not far from the Austro-Hungarian border, the "Raspi" winegrowers' house, in the village of Fertöràkos. The menu ranges from lamb fillet and chanterelles to wild boar cheeks and specially picked wild berries. Back to the other shore by ferry.

After a crossing to the other side of the lake, get back on your bikes. Today it's time to explore the Cherry Blossom Cycle Route. You cycle past many vineyards and through endless cherry trees, which are a veritable sea of blossoms in spring. A magnificent panoramic view over the lake and into the Hungarian lowlands compensates for today's easy climbs.

Recovered and rested, you start your journey home. If you still have some time, why not visit the cosmopolitan city of Vienna? You can reach Vienna comfortably by bus in just one hour.

As not all ferries start their service on 01.04., there may be route changes.

In Austria, helmets are compulsory for children up to the age of 12! Please protect your youngest and bring the appropriate helmet.

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services/Infos

  • 7 nights at Hotel Seewirt / Haus Attila ****
  • 7 x breakfast
  • Neusiedler See Card (reduced or free admission to various museums, baths, ferries, public transport around the lake)
  • 1 x admission to St. Martins Therme & Lodge
  • Travel documents with maps and information material
  • Service hotline
Worth knowing about the radial tour Lake Neusiedl:

Below you will find specific information on the cycling tour "Lake Neusiedl: radial tour". If you have any further questions about this tour, just give us a call: Tel.: 06421 - 886890.

Parking facilities at the hotel

There is a free car park at the hotel (subject to availability). Reservation is not possible.

Arrival by train

Podersdorf itself does not have a railway station. The train journey is to Neusiedl, which can be reached by train from all major cities in Germany.

The best way to reach your hotel in Podersdorf from Neusiedl station is a short taxi ride (distance approx. 12 km).

Current timetable information and price information can be found very conveniently at:

Bahnauskunft

Arrival by plane

The nearest airport is Vienna. Then take the train to Neusiedl (approx. 90 minutes, 2 or 3 changes).

Alternatively, you can take the Postbus to Neusiedl (approx. 45 min journey time).

The best way to reach your hotel in Podersdorf from Neusiedl station is a short taxi ride (distance approx. 12 km).

Condition of the bike paths

You cycle on asphalt or gravel cycle paths. The terrain is mostly flat throughout, with no notable climbs. Only on the Hungarian side are some hills/climbs to be expected.

Extra costs which are not included in the tour price

Any tourism tax that may be payable is not part of the tour price and is therefore payable at the hotel on site.

7 day hotline service

If the bicycle chain is broken, flooding makes it impossible to continue your journey or other nasty surprises await you: We are available for you 7 days a week and organise help as quickly as possible.

Passport and visa requirements

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

Your travel expert for this tour

I provide you with advice and assistance

Steffi Groß

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