This hiking tour in the heart of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Valley of Wachau, is a true treat for the senses. High above the free-flowing Danube River and over centuries-old stone terraces in the winegrowing area of Wachau, the world heritage hiking trail leads through some of the most eminent vineyards of Austria, numerous apricot-tree gardens, dreamy wine-producing villages and typical Austrian wine taverns.
Experience a 2000-old cultural landscape; take a hike through legendary castles, travel back to the Middles Ages and the Renaissance; enjoy the pristine, sumptuous natural beauties and the captivating panoramic views of the unique river landscape – those are the highlights of the tour of Dürnstein, through Weissenkirchen and Spitz, Rossatzbach and then back to Dürnstein.
The luggage will be transported from one host to the next. The hosts will be providing the meals for the way, made of regional products. On this tour, wine will be accompanying you constantly, be it on hikes through the vineyards, pauses at a Heurige (wine tavern) or wine tasting at the wineries.
Arrival to Krems where you will be staying in cozy ***family hotels.
"Great views of the old town of Krems until Göttweig"
We begin our walk in front of the hotel and walk past the monastery and in the direction of Stein. Walk past the old houses and reach the picturesque vineyards of Wachau valley, where you see magnificent views of the Danube. Through small alleys we reach the ruins of Stein and follow wine trails. After arriving the vineyard named Kellerberg walk through a fascinating landscape that invites you to rest again. After 4.5 hours walking time we reach the old town of Dürnstein, where our trek ends.
Path length 12.5 km, 4.5 hours walking time.
Overnight stay / half board in Durnstein.
“Where King Richard the Lionheart was held captive”
The first hiking day begins from Dürnstein, where one can discover the medieval village after an individual walk. The succeeding hike leads from Dürnstein over the Eselsteig to the Ruins of Dürnstein (Legends of Richard the Lionheart), to Starhembergwarte and to Fesselhütte. The trail to the our destination, Weißenkirchen, leads through the most famous vineyards of Wachau and offers a beautiful view of the Danube.
Path length 17 km, 6 hours walking time.
Overnight stay/half board in Weißenkirchen.
“Where the birds in the vineyard sing so delightfully”
Today the hike begins in Weißenkirchen. The route leads over Teisenhoferhof, the mountain quarter of Weißenkirchner through the famous “Rieden” to the natural monument of Michaelerberg, through the valley of Miesling over the ”Rotes Tor” to the best vineyards of Spitz – the Ried Singerriedel and to the church site in Spitz.
Wine tasting at the winery in Spitz.
Path length 10,5 km, 3.5 hours walking time.
Overnight stay/half board in Spitz.
With the ship through the Wachau. Today you will experience the Wachau Valley in a special way - from the ship. Enjoy the lovely landscape with its picturesque villages and famous vineyards.
4 overnight stays in the selected companies
Daily hiking meals with regional products, prepared by the host
Luggage transportation by the overnight-stay selected company (max 1 luggage per person)
Wine tasting with 3 wines at the winery
Danube cruise from Spitz - Krems
Hiking file with map, directions and information about the world cultural heritage valley of Wachau
Package price per person excluding local tax: up from € 349,-- in a double room
single occupancy surcharge excluding local tax on request
(the price depends on the available room category and arrival date)
Services not included and to be paid locally:
Parking fees for cars in Krems
local tax € 1,60 per person/night (up from15 years of age)
Organizer: Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH, A-3620 Spitz an der Donau, Schlossgasse 3, GISA-Zahl: 13094941
The general terms and conditions of Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH apply - These can be found under www.donau.com/impressum