Experience the history of the Iron Curtain in Waldviertel

Iron Curtain Trail

599,- per person in double room Request offer Offer availability

A whole week on two wheels over a historical route through the Waldviertel. Sounds exciting? It is - and definitely a highlight for all cycling fans! "Experience the history of the Iron Curtain in the Wald- und Weinviertel on about 200 kilometres. The "Bike Trip on the Iron Curtain Trail" offers you a bike-friendly all-round package for sporty days in Lower Austria!

The Iron Curtain Trail -the top cycle route Euro Velo 13 - runs from the Barents Sea on the Norwegian-Russian border to the Black Sea. The route from the north to the south of Europe therefore marks the entire former border. The Iron Curtain, which once separated, is now regarded as an important symbol of shared experiences in a reunited Europe. In some places the traces of the former base are still visible today.

The cycling tour:

Day 1: Arrival in Hirschenwies
Day 2: Cycling route from Hirschenwies to Weitra to Gmünd (about 50 km), visit to exhibition on Iron Curtain at Weitra Castle
Day 3: Cycling route from Gmünd to Litschau (about 40 km)
Day 4: Cycling route from Litschau to Dobersberg (about 50 km)
Day 5: Cycling route from Dobersberg to Drosendorf (about 60 km)
Day 6: Cycling route from Drosendorf to Hardegg (about 45 km)
Day 7: Cycling route from Hardegg to Retz (about 40 km)

Items included in the package:

  • 7 overnight stays, including breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transfer
  • Cycling map for Iron Curtain Trail
  • All hotels have space to stow bicycles
  • Use of hotel facilities

Price information:

  • 3-star and 4-star inns and hotels
    All-inclusive price per person in double room € 563,-
    Package price single cyclist in single room € 779,-
    Single room surcharge per person (if several rooms are booked) € 105,-

Organizer: Waldviertel Incoming Fremdenverkehrsförderungs- und Betriebsgesellschaft m.b.H.
Landstraße 16/1/2, A-3910 Zwettl, Austria. Organizer No.: 2014/0053
The general terms and conditions of business of Waldviertel Incoming apply. You will find them (in German) at www.waldviertel.at/reise-und-stornobedingungen.

Prices are without taxation. Read more: www.niederoesterreich.at/taxen

Offer availability

  • Bookable from 04/01/2020 to 10/31/2020

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Mo - Fr: 8 am - 4 pm

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