Wachau – Danube, Austria Five Day Walking Tour

On this self guided tour you experience, what some consider, the most beautiful area in the region.  Walking through the Wachau area, above the route of the Danube, the mild climate and steep hills make it an ideal region for orchards and vineyards. On this hiking short break you will have the opportunity to taste plenty of wine and experience Austrian culture as you travel along the beautiful 'Blue Danube'

 

  • Grade:
  • Comfort: Cat A: Mainly 3*** with some 4**** hotels - Cat Charm 4**** some with Spa
  • Start/Finish: Krems
  • Distance: 37km / 23 miles
  • Duration: 4 nights - 5 Days
  • Availability: April - October
  • Altitude:

Day 1 - Individual Arrival in Krems.

Settle into your hotel before exploring the local area.

Day 2: Krems to Durnstein 'Vineyards'.

Walk up into the vineyards to the tower with a stunning view onto the blue Danube below, the city of Krems and the impressive monastery of Gottweig. Cross the hills to the cosy Fesslhütte before exploring the Durnstein ruin. Set off on the trail again, heading for the banks of the river Danube.

Approx. 5 hours -  12 km (7.5 miles)  - ↑ 510 m (1673ft)  ↓500 m (1640ft).

Day 3: Durnstein to Weibenkirchen, the Heart of Wachau.

Take the ferry from Durnstein to Rossatz. Continue past the largest apricot growing area in Austria.  Set out along old tracks up to Seekopf, where you can take a break to take in the stunning views of the Alps. There is an optional walk along the Danube through orchards to the ferry.

Approx. 5 hours - 12 km (7.5 miles) -  ↑490 m (1607ft)  ↓480 m (1575ft).

 
Day 4: Weibenkirchen to Spitz Via the Buschandlwand Observation Platform .

Set out along the wine trail leaving Weibenkirchen behind. Climb up to Seiber passing picturesque wine cellars before heading up through the forest which is quite steep at first to Buschandlwand. Here, an observation platform gives you stunning panorama views. An alternative route passes through vineyards to the famous wine growing community of Spitz an der Donau. 

Approx. 4 to 5 hours -  12 km (7.5 miles) - ↑520m (1706ft)  ↓510 m (1673ft). 

Day 5: Spitz to Krems


Return journey by boat from Spitz to Krems.  During  the cruise to Krems you pass the highlights of the week, with views to the vineyards as well as Spitz and Durnstein. Individual departure.

Key Details:

  • Five day, four night itinerary.
  • During this walking holiday you will walk approximately 3 to 5 hours each day.
  • The entire distance of this walking holiday is approximately 37km / 23 miles.
  • Walking with a dog:  On this particular walking tour you have the option of bringing your 'four-legged friend'. When booking, simply let us know the breed and size of your dog. There is a possibility of additional costs which are payable locally.

  • 5-Day Tour: Return journey from Spitz to Krems by boat, departure in the early morning or in the late afternoon, included in the price.

  • In category Hike & Charm you stay one night in Weißenkirchen and two nights in Spitz

 

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your holiday in The Danube including:

  • Discover the Danube River from high up on mountains ridges.
  • The World Heritage Trail of Wachau
  • Delicious Wine Vineyards
  • Culinary highlights

Getting to Austria:

By Rail/Bus – Arrival by train from Vienna to Krems and a few minutes walk to the starting hotel.

By Car – Austria can be reached by car through the well-maintained motorways.

Parking: gratis parking spaces at the hotel or in the surrounding for approx. EUR 20 per week. A reservation is not necessary.

By Air – There are a number of flights available to Vienna International Airport., then train Vienna to Krems.

For more information on getting to Austria please visit the Austrian Travel website.

Included
  • Accommodation
  • If Booked Half Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Wine Tasting Experience
  • Boat cruise from Spitz to Krems - (Boat cruise is only possible starting from mid-April, bus ride as an alternative)
  • Route Sheets
  • Detailed Documentation
  • GPS Data available
  • Service Hotline
Excluded
  • Lunch
  • Ferry Crossings
  • bus fare from Aggsdorf to Melk, approx. EUR 6 per person 
  • Any visitor taxes
  • Transport to and from Austria

Day 1 - Individual Arrival in Krems.

Settle into your hotel before exploring the local area.

Day 2: Krems to Durnstein 'Vineyards'.

Walk up into the vineyards to the tower with a stunning view onto the blue Danube below, the city of Krems and the impressive monastery of Gottweig. Cross the hills to the cosy Fesslhütte before exploring the Durnstein ruin. Set off on the trail again, heading for the banks of the river Danube.

Approx. 5 hours -  12 km (7.5 miles)  - ↑ 510 m (1673ft)  ↓500 m (1640ft).

Day 3: Durnstein to Weibenkirchen, the Heart of Wachau.

Take the ferry from Durnstein to Rossatz. Continue past the largest apricot growing area in Austria.  Set out along old tracks up to Seekopf, where you can take a break to take in the stunning views of the Alps. There is an optional walk along the Danube through orchards to the ferry.

Approx. 5 hours - 12 km (7.5 miles) -  ↑490 m (1607ft)  ↓480 m (1575ft).

 
Day 4: Weibenkirchen to Spitz Via the Buschandlwand Observation Platform .

Set out along the wine trail leaving Weibenkirchen behind. Climb up to Seiber passing picturesque wine cellars before heading up through the forest which is quite steep at first to Buschandlwand. Here, an observation platform gives you stunning panorama views. An alternative route passes through vineyards to the famous wine growing community of Spitz an der Donau. 

Approx. 4 to 5 hours -  12 km (7.5 miles) - ↑520m (1706ft)  ↓510 m (1673ft). 

Day 5: Spitz to Krems


Return journey by boat from Spitz to Krems.  During  the cruise to Krems you pass the highlights of the week, with views to the vineyards as well as Spitz and Durnstein. Individual departure.

Key Details:

  • Five day, four night itinerary.
  • During this walking holiday you will walk approximately 3 to 5 hours each day.
  • The entire distance of this walking holiday is approximately 37km / 23 miles.
  • Walking with a dog:  On this particular walking tour you have the option of bringing your 'four-legged friend'. When booking, simply let us know the breed and size of your dog. There is a possibility of additional costs which are payable locally.

  • 5-Day Tour: Return journey from Spitz to Krems by boat, departure in the early morning or in the late afternoon, included in the price.

  • In category Hike & Charm you stay one night in Weißenkirchen and two nights in Spitz

 

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your holiday in The Danube including:

  • Discover the Danube River from high up on mountains ridges.
  • The World Heritage Trail of Wachau
  • Delicious Wine Vineyards
  • Culinary highlights

Getting to Austria:

By Rail/Bus – Arrival by train from Vienna to Krems and a few minutes walk to the starting hotel.

By Car – Austria can be reached by car through the well-maintained motorways.

Parking: gratis parking spaces at the hotel or in the surrounding for approx. EUR 20 per week. A reservation is not necessary.

By Air – There are a number of flights available to Vienna International Airport., then train Vienna to Krems.

For more information on getting to Austria please visit the Austrian Travel website.

Included
  • Accommodation
  • If Booked Half Board (Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Wine Tasting Experience
  • Boat cruise from Spitz to Krems - (Boat cruise is only possible starting from mid-April, bus ride as an alternative)
  • Route Sheets
  • Detailed Documentation
  • GPS Data available
  • Service Hotline
Excluded
  • Lunch
  • Ferry Crossings
  • bus fare from Aggsdorf to Melk, approx. EUR 6 per person 
  • Any visitor taxes
  • Transport to and from Austria
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