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Cellar lane bicycle tour

Cycling routes for excursions · Weinviertel
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  • / Beschilderung "Weinviertler Kellergassen Radrunde"
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Start / Ziel: Retz
Distance 50.9 km
3:30 h
414 m
414 m
Cellar lanes are the defining feature of the Weinviertel region. Once used for producing and storing wine, they are now a cultural highlight that provide a living reminder of the region’s winegrowing traditions. So it is hardly surprising that there is a bicycle tour dedicated to them: the Weinviertler Kellergassen Radtour.

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Die Route ist geeignet für:

  • Trekkingräder
  • Mountainbikes
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Update: October 02, 2019
Highest point
321 m
Lowest point
199 m

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Retz, Hauptplatz (260 m)
48.756825, 15.951419
48°45'24.6"N 15°57'05.1"E
33U 569926 5400860


Retz, Hauptplatz

Turn-by-turn directions

Starting in the wine town of Retz, the circular route takes in around 50km of the picturesque surrounding area and the Pulkautal valley. The first port of call after Retz is Pillersdorf, by which point it has certainly become clear why the tour is called the Weinviertel Cellar Lane Tour! Around 40 press houses make up Pillersdorf’s two-lane Öhlbergkellergasse. The cycle tour continues to Zellerndorf via Schrattenthal and Dietmannsdorf, where the next cellar lane highlight awaits – the Maulavern Kellergasse will whisk you away into a world of press houses, time-honoured winegrowing tradition and the essence of life in the Weinviertel. Almost 90 cellars line this approximately 150-year-old cellar lane. Next, it is time to head for the Pulkautal valley: passing Pernersdorf you will next cycle on to Haugsdorf. The cellar lane in Haugsdorf is set in a particularly attractive spot, and definitely worth a quick stop. Back in the saddle, it is time to head for Retzbach. The Kultplatz beim Heiligen Stein site at Mitterretzbach offers fantastic views before you make your way back to Retz.


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Public transport


Von Wien über Hollabrunn kommend verkehren Züge in regelmäßigen Intervallen.
Auch wenn Sie aus Znaim anreisen möchten, steht Ihnen eine Bahnverbindung zur Verfügung.

Getting there

Mit dem Auto ist die Weinstadt Retz sehr leicht zu erreichen. Es kreuzen sich hier die Bundesstraßen B30 aus Gerad bzw. aus Hollabrunn kommend und B35 aus Tschechien bzw. aus Pulkau kommend.


Direkt am Hauptplatz herrscht Kurzparkzone. Es empfiehlt sich also außerhalb zu parken oder am nah gelegenen Bahnof.


48.756825, 15.951419
48°45'24.6"N 15°57'05.1"E
33U 569926 5400860
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
50.9 km
3:30 h
414 m
414 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest


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