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Traisental Bike Tour

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  • / Einmal Wadeln abkühlen bei den Viehofner Seen
  • / Zwischenstopp beim Stift Herzogenburg
  • / Über die Traisen radeln
  • / Steg in St. Andrä
  • / Abkühlung in der Traisen
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The Traisental Bike Tour is one of the most popular cycling routes throughout the Mostviertel. The family and pilgrimage cycle path runs from Traismauer through the Traisental-Danube region past St. Pölten, Lilienfeld and St. Aegyd am Neuwalde to Mariazell.
Distance 107.1 km
7:30 h
1,093 m
423 m
Along the route the varied landscapes of the Mostviertel show their charm: From mild to wild, from gently rolling hills south of the Danube up to the imposing mountains of the Mostviertl Alps.

The Traisental bike tour is popular with families and casual cyclists, especially in the direction of the Danube. This has several reasons:

From Kernhof or St. Aegyd you enjoy a leisurely ride, always slightly downhill along the Traisen. Along the river there are repeatedly places to stay and refresh.

Those who don’t want to cycle along the whole route in one go, can cover individual stages by bus or train. Between Kernhof and St. Pölten drives the Radtramper bus. From Lilienfeld there is a rail link to St Pölten as well as to Traismauer and Krems. The Mariazell Railway is a good option for the return journey from Mariazell to St. Pölten.  


The stage between Kernhof and Mariazell requires some effort. The ascent to/descent from the Gscheid is steep and winding. This stage is therefore not recommended for families with small children.

Family-friendly routes "cycling for kids"

There are three family-friendly sections along the Traisen Valley Cycle Trail:

  • A journey of discovery
    Family tour through St. Pölten, to the Landhausviertel (State Parliament Quarter), Viehofen lakes and a viewing tower
    More about the tour
  • Camel magic!
    Family tour from St. Aegyd to Kernhof:  the Kernhof  White Zoo and “Camel Theatre” and the Reiterbauernhof Maho (horse riding farm)
    More about the tour
  • Great Tunnel Tour
    Family tour along the old railway line between Freiland and Türnitz
    More about the tour

Author’s recommendation

The Traisen Valley Cycle Trail can be booked as a package: Idyllic Traisen Valley Cycle Trail
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Update: August 24, 2021
Highest point
1,010 m
Lowest point
187 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Beef & Burger Steakhouse
Das Alfred - Design Budget Hotel
Gasthof Franzl
Florian`s Teichstüberl
Zum Blumentritt
Café-Restaurant Vogelleitner

Tips and hints

Mostviertel Tourismus GmbH

Töpperschloss Neubruck
Neubruck 2/10
3270 Scheibbs
T +43/7482/204 44


Traismauer (192 m)
48.370720, 15.760189
48°22'14.6"N 15°45'36.7"E
33U 556299 5357784



Turn-by-turn directions

From Traismauer an der Donau to St. Pölten

From the marina in Traismauer – thus offering a convenient connection to the River Danube Cycle Trail – the Traisen Valley Cycle Trail travels along the Traisen river to Herzogenburg. In St. Andrä, the route runs across a bridge to the other side. Then it’s on to St. Pölten using asphalted riverside paths away from the traffic.

There are no notable inclines throughout this stage, making the first section of the Traisen Valley Cycle Trail  a good choice for families with children.

From St. Pölten to Lilienfeld

Running along asphalted riverside paths and quiet back roads, the Traisen Valley Cycle Trail continues to Lilienfeld via Wilhelmsburg. There are no significant ascents on this section either.  

From Lilienfeld to St. Aegyd am Neuwalde

From Lilienfeld, the journey continues along idyllic riverside paths via Hohenberg, encompassing a few gentle climbs on the way to St. Aegyd/Neuwalde. There is an altitude of 200 m to tackle on this third section, but this is easy enough to conquer even for very young cyclists.

In Freiland, one of the two headwaters of the Traisen (the Rechttraisen or Türnitzer Traisen) disappears from sight. From now on, the path follows the Unrechttraisen, which accompanies cyclists to St. Aegyd.

Tip: The railway cycle route to Türnitz branches off in Freiland, and leads along the old railway line for 9 km and through three tunnels.  

From St. Aegyd am Neuwalde to Mariazell

The next destination is Kernhof, with its Camel Theatre and “White Zoo”. Kernhof sees the start of the most difficult stretch of the entire cycle trail: a 4 km winding ascent up the Gscheid, just before the border with Styria. This stretch is tough, which is why some cyclists choose to walk it instead.

Once at the highest point, the trail switches from well-surfaced paths to a little-used federal road that runs via Ulreichsberg, past Lake Hubertus and along the river Walster until finally reaching its destination at the Mariazell Basilica.


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Public transport



The Radtramper bus runs from May to September on Sat, Sun and holidays. During the summer holidays (July and August) the connection runs daily between St. Pölten and Kernhof. For more information, visit 



The Mariazell Railway allows for convenient and comfortable outbound and return journey between St. Pölten and Mariazell. Information available online at or

Getting there

St. Pölten can be reached via the Western Motorway (A1), while Traismauer can be reached via the S33 and S1.


Zum Parken am Traisental-Radweg gibt es mehrere Möglichkeiten.


48.370720, 15.760189
48°22'14.6"N 15°45'36.7"E
33U 556299 5357784
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Map "Traisental-Radweg", available at Mostviertel Tourismus, T 07482/204 44, E,

Broschüre "St. Pöltner Radschläge", available at the tourist information centre in St. Pölten, Rathausplatz 1, 3100 St. Pölten, T 02742/353 354,



Touring bikes, mountain bikes or city bikes are recommended. Racing bikes can also be used on the path, which is asphalted throughout (please ensure you cycle at an appropriate speed!).

Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • 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
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Spoke wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Lubricant
  • Screwdrivers
  • 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
  • Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
  • Handlebar / frame / saddle bags   
  • Mudguards recommended

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • 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.
107.1 km
7:30 h
1,093 m
423 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest


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