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Kamp-Thaya-March-Bike Route

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Escape from the Danube and bike on a discovery of Lower Austria along the Kamp-Thaya-March cycling route; one of the most beautifulcycling routes in Austria.

The attractive bike route, in the north-eastern part of Austria, follows three Rivers and in contrast permeates the Wald- and Weinviertel - two romantic Regions on the border to the Czech Republic. Scenic diversity, clever signs, friendly and helpful people and high recreational value - the German magazine "active cycling" describes the Kamp-Thaya March cycle path (KTM)  as excellent.

With four stars and the label "Very recommended" did the editorial staff describe the 400 km long route from Krems an der Donau through Wald- and Weinviertel in the vast landscape of the March to Vienna through a largely undiscovered cycling region beyond main roads and mass tourism. Peace, tranquility and idyllic scenery make this trip an experience. The stages with a length between 30 and 55 km can be varied, while the busiest routes are mainly confined to the Waldviertel. Thanks to the perfect KTM route guide the orientation on the route is easy. On the route, wheel-friendly restaurants and accommodation facilities are included.

Wild nature, deserted villages, medieval castles and cultivated wine make the tour an unforgettable experience on the most beautiful detour from Krems to Vienna.

Distance 422.6 km
35:00 h
2,717 m
2,773 m
623 m
140 m
At the beginning of the tour, you can enjoy beautiful cycling along the Kamp (river), then you can expect steep sections in the Waldviertel. Go through the Weinviertel mostly downwards as the route continues through the soft hilly landscape to reach the Danube. The route is largely on traffic-free freight routes and secondary roads. The line in the Waldviertel is mostly paved, however in the Weinviertel you can also encounter gravel paths. The Kamp-Thaya March cycle path is consistently well signposted. Along the way you can encounter also road signs to the smaller regional round tours (such as the Teich-Tümpel-Tour) and to tours which are named after grape sorts (e.g. Welschriesling). Information about the smaller tours are found in the Weinviertel OST and Weinviertel West maps. On the line a variety of destinations are also offered, such as the Loisium wine world, Schloss Rosenburg, Stift (abbey) Zwettl, National Park Thayatal, Retzer Wine Cellar, Therme (thermal springs) Laa, wine experience world Poysdorf, Schloss Hof (castle) and more.

Author’s recommendation

Stage proposals:

The 420 km long cycle path can be divided into smaller stages. This way the routes are easily cycled.

Section Kamptal: Krems Gars/Kamp - Horn, length: 54 km
Section castles in the Waldviertel: Waidhofen/Thaya - Raab, length: 50 km
Section National Park Thayatal: Raab - Riegersburg - Retz, length: 55 km
Section Kellergassen: Retz - Haugsdorf - LAA / Thaya, length: 50 km
Section Weinviertel: LAA/Thaya - Hohenau, length: 65 km
Section Hohenau - Dürnkrut - Marchegg Length: 62 km


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Update: May 26, 2023
Highest point
623 m
Lowest point
140 m

Track types

Asphalt 39.36%Dirt road 10.42%Forested/wild trail 13.71%Path 1.40%Road 34.60%Unknown 0.47%
166.4 km
Dirt road
44.1 km
Forested/wild trail
58 km
5.9 km
146.2 km
2 km
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Rest stops

Braugasthaus zum Fiakerwirt
LOISIUM Wine & Spa Hotel Langenlois
Restaurant Vineyard im LOISIUM Wine & Spa Hotel
Gasthaus Gutmann
Gasthof Hotel "Zur Schonenburg"
Gasthof Hotel "Zur Schonenburg"
Smart Motel
Gästehaus Pointner
Landgasthof Mann
Hotel Restaurant Landgasthof Mann
Hotel Wegscheidhof
Gasthof Speneder
Gasthof Speneder
Hotel Ottenstein - Das Wohlfühlhotel
Hotel Ottenstein Restaurant
Faulenzerhotel Schweighofer
Waldviertler Stuben
Hotel Schwarz Alm
Bergwirt Schrammel & Mohnhotel
Gasthaus zur Goldenen Rose
Wirtshaus im Demutsgraben
Wirtshaus zur Minidampfbahn
Gasthof Klang
Gasthaus Kaminstube
Privatzimmer Zeindl
Kirchenwirt Jöch
Kirchenwirt Jöch
Gästehaus Thaya
Stadthotel Waidhofen an der Thaya
Café - Konditorei - Bäckerei Müssauer
Café - Konditorei - Eissalon Schützner
Stadt Pub Waidhofen
Foggy Mix
Landgasthof Haidl
Gasthaus Treffpunkt Trefanitz
Bäckerei Kasses
Haus Kibitzhöhe
Ferien- und Gästezimmer Schmidtmayer
Ferienhaus Gundacker
Bäckerei Gerald Schneider
JUFA Hotel Waldviertel***
Stadthotel Raabs an der Thaya
Stadthotel Raabs an der Thaya
E-Bike-, Kanu- und Stand Up Paddle Verleih Hotel Thaya
Gasthof Pension „Zur Hammerschmiede“
Gasthof Pension „Zur Hammerschmiede“
Freizeitzentrum Langau
Erlebnis Perlmutt Manufaktur
**** Country Estate & SPA Althof Retz
**** Landgut & SPA Althof Retz
Restaurant im Althof Retz
Genusszimmer Müssauer

Safety information

Vergewissern Sie sich bei der Wahl der Route, ob sie Ihrer Kondition entspricht. Prüfen Sie, ob die Gastronomiebetriebe, die Sie unterwegs besuchen wollen, geöffnet haben. Packen Sie Ihr Mobiltelefon und Kartenmaterial in Ihren Rucksack.

Zwischen Gars am Kamp und Rosenburg kommt es aufgrund von Gefahrenstellen zu Sperren - folgen Sie der örtlichen Umleitung!

Tips and hints

Waldviertel Tourismus
3910 Zwettl, Sparkassenplatz 1/2/2
(T) +43 2822 541090

Weinviertel Tourismus
2170 Poysdorf, Kolpingstr. 7
(T) +43 2552 3515


Krems (196 m)
48.407867, 15.597754
48°24'28.3"N 15°35'51.9"E
33U 544237 5361807



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Length: 422 km

Description: Varied cycling along three rivers; physically stimulating with some heavy gradients in the Waldviertel; in the Weinviertel the route goes down mostly, then through soft hilly landscapes around Retz and Laa/Thaya to Marchegg. The route is at least a week's tour or longer to plan (e.g. for culinary discovery trips or tours by the nostalgia train and bike into the Thayatal (Valley), the smallest national park in Austria). Highlights along the route: the wine world Loisium in Langenlois, the Renaissance Castle Rosenburg, the Stift (abbey) in Altenburg, Zwettl and Geras, the Retzer experience cellar or the Therme (thermal springs) Laa.

Public transport

ÖBB Nordanbindung von Hohenau/ March bis nach Angern/ March


48.407867, 15.597754
48°24'28.3"N 15°35'51.9"E
33U 544237 5361807
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations


Die Route ist geeignet für Trekkingräder.
Wir empfehlen: Helm, passende Kleidung und Schuhwerk, Regen- und Sonnenschutz, Erste Hilfe Paket (Blasenpflaster), Ausreichend Verpflegung (Jause, Müsliriegel, Obst, Wasser).

422.6 km
35:00 h
2,717 m
2,773 m
Highest point
623 m
Lowest point
140 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Insider tip


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