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Deluxe Hiking in the Wachau

4 nights from € 529.00

  • Spitz
  • Welterbesteig Wachau
4 nights
Package price
from € 529.00

Period of travel

  • 08.04.2023 - 26.10.2023

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Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
3620 Spitz, Schlossgasse 3
+43 2713 30060

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  • Spitz
  • Welterbesteig Wachau

Hike through the most famous vineyards in the Wachau, such as Loibenberg, Kellerberg in Dürnstein, Ried Achleiten in Weissenkirchen and of course, Singerriedl in Spitz an der Donau.

Immerse yourself in a 2000 year old cultural landscape. Pass by castles and feel yourself being transported back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Glory in nature at its most scenic, in the panoramic views of a unique river landscape. Enjoy the finest delicacies of the regional cuisine while sipping award-winning Wachau wines. These are precious moments of your life you will savor for years to come.  

Your hosts provide hiker’s bag lunches for on the trail and transfer your luggage to the next accommodation.

Day 1 – Arrival
Travel on your own to Krems. Overnight stay in Krems, breakfast included.

Day 2 – Krems - Dürnstein
Distance 12.5 km – Duration 4 h 30 min
You begin your hike right in front of the hotel, then walk past Kloster Und, a former monastery, toward Stein. After climbing the loveliest staircase in the Wachau, you walk past venerable old villas and into the picturesque vineyards, stopping time and again to enjoy the wonderful views of the Danube, the historical center of Krems, across Stein, all the way to Göttweig Abbey. After the Stein castle ruin, you follow ancient vineyard trails uphill and down, passing through the Wachau vineyards of Pfaffenberg, Loibenberg, Höhereck and Kellerberg on your way to Dürnstein. You enter a fascinating landscape full of rock formations and woods, finding plenty of inviting spots to rest along the way. Passing through the town gate called Steiner Tor you arrive in the historical center of Dürnstein, your final destination for the day.
Overnight stay in Dürnstein at a 4-star hotel, breakfast included.

Day 3 – Dürnstein - Weissenkirchen
Distance 17 km – Duration 6 h
Today’s hike starts in Dürnstein, where you can explore this medieval town on a stroll of your own. The subsequent hike takes you uphill from Dürnstein on the medieval stairs known as the Eselsteig to the Dürnstein ruin (legend: Richard the Lionhearted was held captive here) to the Starhembergwarte lookout point and a restaurant known as the Fesselhütte. The Höhenweg trail to Weissenkirchen, the final destination for this stage, takes you through the most famous vineyards in the Wachau and affords marvelous views of the Danube.
Overnight stay in Weissenkirchen at a 4-star hotel, breakfast included.

Day 4 – Weissenkirchen - Spitz
Distance 10.5 km – Duration 3 h 30 min
Today’s hike begins in Weissenkirchen. You proceed via the Teisenhoferhof, a Gothic fortress district in Weissenkirchen, through famous vineyards to the Michaelerberg, a natural landmark. Then you walk through the Mieslingtal valley and via one of the town gates (Rotes Tor) to one of the best-known vineyards in Spitz, Ried Singerriedel, and on to the Baroque-style church square. In the afternoon, a wine tasting session awaits you at a winery in Spitz.
Overnight stay in Spitz at a 4-star hotel, breakfast included.

Day 5 – Ride on a Danube ship and return home
After a hearty breakfast, you walk down to the landing stage in Spitz, which is close to the cable ferry. Now you can experience the Wachau from the most scenic vantage point of all, aboard a Danube ship. You pass the picturesque towns and villages and the world-famous vineyards of the Wachau on your way to Krems. You are then returned to the point of departure of your hike and can head for home from there.

Bookable for parties of 1 or more!

Package price per person starting from € 529.00 in a double room, local tax not included
Package price per person starting from € 649,00 in a single room, local tax not included

Services included:

  • 4 overnight stays in selected 4-star hotels, breakfast included
  • 3 hiker’s bag lunches with regional products, prepared by your host
  • 4 luggage transfers by the accommodation (1 piece of luggage per person)
  • 1 winetasting session with 3 wine samples
  • 1 ride on a Danube ship from Spitz to Krems (one way)
  • 1 set of hiking information

Services not included and to be paid on-site:

  • local tax of € 1.60 per person/night (age 15 and up)
  • parking fees in Krems if you come in your own car

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