Ybbstal Cycle Route
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Radeln entlang der YbbsPhoto: schwarz-koenig.at, schwarz-koenig.at
Initially taking in the gently rolling hills of the Mostviertel (Perry Country), then the alpine realms of the Iron Road, the Ybbs Valley Cycle Trail not only links the Danube with Lake Lunz, but also the mild and wild sides of the Mostviertel district.
The Ybbs Valley Cycle Trail is a marvel for all pleasure cyclists exploring its 55 km core section between Waidhofen an der Ybbs and Lunz am See: the route here follows the tracks of the former Ybbs Valley Railway – the path is completely flat, far removed from traffic, but remains close to the river at all times. The cycle trail is a complete work of art comprising an elegant route and spectacular scenery. Coast across picturesque round arch bridges and through a short tunnel, traverse a wild and romantic gorge, and enjoy the sunshine and crystal-clear waters by tranquil sandbanks. You will also encounter historical hammer mills and numerous rest spots created especially for this purpose.
For the return journey, a bus service is available (RadTramper Bus) as well as a taxi service offering bike transport (Ybbstal-Radtaxi).
Tip: Three days of riverside cycling in the Mostviertel district
The Ybbs Valley Cycle Trail offers sporty cyclists plenty of options to combine their tour with other cycle trails in the Mostviertel district and the surrounding area. The Small Ybbs Valley Cycle Trail links the town of Waidhofen an der Ybbs with the traditional blacksmiths’ town of Ybbsitz.
Other cycle trail combinations are available along the Ybbs Valley Cycle Trail.
Rest stopsGasthaus Kerschbaumer
Das Schloss an der Eisenstrasse
Gasthof zum Goldenen Hirschen
Osteria zum Kirchenwirt
Hotel Zum Goldenen Hirschen Kirchenwirt
Landhotel Restaurant Zellerhof
Tips and hintsMostviertel Tourismus GmbH
Töpperschloss Neubruck, Neubruck 2/10, 3270 Scheibbs
T +43/7482/204 44, firstname.lastname@example.org
South of Waidhofen, there is a detour along the Kleine Ybbs river to the traditional blacksmiths’ town of Ybbsitz (Small Ybbs Valley Cycle Trail).
Passing through the Ofenloch, a gorge, the route continues to Opponitz along the old railway line. The trail here is flat in the Upper Ybbs Valley. 14 km beyond Opponitz you will come to Hollenstein, followed another 11 km later by the small municipality of St. Georgen am Reith. The route now begins to climb gently to Göstling. From here, the final leg covers 11 km to Lunz am See. By this point you will have covered a total of 107 km.
For the return journey to Waidhofen an der Ybbs, the Radtramper Bus service is available, or you can order a Ybbstal-Radtaxi (taxi service with bike transport). From Ybbs, there is a train connection to Amstetten and Ybbs an der Donau.
Those who aren’t ready to stop cycling yet can pick up the Erlauf Valley Cycle Trail (formerly the Ötscherland Cycle Route) from Lunz am See and cycle back up to the Danube via the Erlauf Valley
Public-transport-friendlyArrival information: https://www.mostviertel.at/anreise-und-transfer-zum-ybbstalradweg
By roadA1 Westautobahn, exit Ybbs
Train (Ybbs), or Amstetten and Waidhofen
Information on arriving by car and parking options: https://www.mostviertel.at/mit-dem-auto-zum-ybbstalradweg
ParkingDetailed information: https://www.mostviertel.at/mit-dem-auto-zum-ybbstalradweg
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EquipmentTouring 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!).
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