Biking and wine tasting along the Danube River

One of my favorite experiences during the month I was in Europe was an 18 mile bicycle ride along the Danube River in the Wachau Valley winegrowing area, stopping at wineries along the way.  I booked it through a company called Vienna Explorer.  They take you by train to a town called Krem, located about an hour from Vienna, where you are fitted with a bicycle, complete with a handy basket in front and helmet, if you’d like.  The ride is fairly flat and takes you through a couple of picturesque Austrian villages.  At times, you are next to a busy road or passing other cyclists on narrow side walks, but for the most part, it’s quite soothing and safe.

This is one of the stops and as you can see, we had wonderful weather!


We stopped for lunch and exploration in the charming UNESCO town of Durnstein!  Looks like a loaf of bread to me…


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