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Kamp-Thaya-March-Bike Route

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  • Kamp Thaya March Radroute
    / Kamp Thaya March Radroute
    Photo: Destination Waldviertel, © Waldviertel Tourismus,
  • / Burg Raabs an der Thaya
    Photo: Anton Haslinger
  • / Retzer Windmühle
    Photo: Destination Waldviertel, Waldviertel Tourismus
  • / Schloss Rosenburg
    Photo: Destination Waldviertel, Waldviertel Tourismus
  • / Stausee Ottenstein
    Photo: Destination Waldviertel, Waldviertel Tourismus
  • / Stift Zwettl
    Photo: Destination Waldviertel, Waldviertel Tourismus
  • / Hardegg
    Photo: Destination Waldviertel, Waldviertel Tourismus
  • / Beschilderung Kamp-Thaya-March Radroute
    Photo: © Retzer Land, CC BY, © Retzer Land
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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 423.7 km
35:00 h
2,814 m
2,834 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: October 14, 2021
Highest point
623 m
Lowest point
140 m

Rest Stop

LOISIUM Wine & Spa Hotel Langenlois
Gasthaus Gutmann
Kurkonditorei-Cafe-Restaurant Ehrenberger
Gasthaus Zum Goldenen Hirschen
Hotel Restaurant Landgasthof Mann
Gasthof Speneder
Seerestaurant Ottenstein
Gasthof Hanni KG
Gasthof Dichter Hamerling
Gasthof Dichter Hamerling
Gasthaus zur Goldenen Rose
Wirtshaus zur Minidampfbahn
Gasthof Klang
Kirchenwirt Jöch

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



Turn-by-turn directions

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.


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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).

423.7 km
35:00 h
2,814 m
2,834 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Insider tip Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest


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