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Discover unmissable Vienna by bike
The classic Vienna bike tour is the perfect opportunity to visit the main sightseeing spots of Austria’s capital in one day. Ride to Heldenplatz, Hofburg Palace, the State Opera, Stephansdom and more, with fascinating insight from your tour guide. Enjoy the benefits of bike rental and a family-friendly day tour suitable for children.
Riding along the Ringstraße is like gliding through a gallery of exquisite urban architecture - pass by palaces, statues, and other beautiful buildings. Your first stop is Heldenplatz (Heroes’ Square), with a view across to the noteworthy Neue Berg. As you park up your bike here at Heldenplatz, you’re standing on a spot of unparalleled historical significance - on March 15th, 1938, one Adolf Hitler took to the balcony of the Neue Berg to declare the joining of Austria to the German Reich. These days, crowds here gather for much happier occasions, like the Festival of Joy.
At the heart of Vienna stands Hofburg Palace, an icon of the city and former principal palace of the Habsburgs. The palace lies near Michaelerplatz, and is just a short cycle from the State Opera. As you ride up to this remarkable example of Renaissance Revival architecture, you’ll be enchanted not only by the exterior but by its history as one of the most significant opera houses in Europe.
Carrying on to the Karlsplatz, park up in the shadow of the magisterial Karlskirche, a truly incredible church with echoes of the Taj Mahal in its huge dome and splendid white turrets. This is one of your unmissable photo opportunities for capturing the brilliant beauty of Vienna!
You could spend a day cycling around Stadtpark, Vienna’s large city park, but your bike tour takes you straight to the best spots, like the Johann Strauß Monument, dedicated to the composer born here in Vienna in 1825. The park is a gorgeous green oasis in the heart of the city, with terrific topiary and colorful flower beds to delight the eyes.
Pedaling to Postsparkasse, admire the magnificent bank building designed and built by Otto Wagner. Hundertwasserhaus is just nearby, offering a completely different sightseeing experience to the classical beauty of the palaces. This is the colorful creation of Friedensreich Hundertwasser - an eccentric apartment building, brightly painted, with quirky mosaic decoration and an urban garden on the rooftop.
Prater is the must-go Vienna destination for families with children, a funfair section of the city with rides for all ages and an infectious atmosphere of joy. Here stands the famous ferris wheel, or Riesenrad, offering stunning views of Vienna.
Cycle on to Stephansdom via the Donaukanal and Schwedenplatz, and be utterly captivated by the cathedral's breathtaking beauty. This is one of the standout sightseeing spots in Vienna - a colossal cathedral of exquisite architecture, with an interesting history to match.
Near the historical center of Vienna, Am Hof, sits the resplendent Rathaus (Town Hall), and beautiful Burgtheater. These final two sites are both unmissable attractions, well worth the bike ride. The grand towers of the Gothic Rathaus defy the eye, whilst the Baroque beauty of the Burgtheater ensures this bicycle tour finishes with a flourish.
Days Start Finish Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am ~1:00 pm Daily 10:00 am ~1:00 pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am ~1:00 pm
Rate EUR Adult €47 Student €39 Senior €39 E-Bike €66
E-Bike upgrade is available for an extra 19€!
Ringstraße, Heldenplatz (Heroes’ Square), Hofburg Palace, Michaelerplatz, State Opera, Karlsplatz, Stadtpark/Johann Strauß Monument, Postsparkasse (Otto Wagner), Hundertwasserhaus, Prater, Riesenrad (Ferris Wheel), Donaukanal, Schwedenplatz, Stephansdom, Am Hof, Rathaus (Town Hall), Burgtheater
- Bike with basket and helmet rental
- Experienced local guide
- E-Bike upgrade for an additional fee
Meeting place & directions
Pedal Power - 1010 Wien, Bösendorferstraße 5
★★★★★ Daniela Veludo 4 weeks ago
A Must Vienna tour for bikers
Perfect way to know Vienna. The guide was very good, well prepared, and a nice guy. Being a very small group, we enjoyed and followed well every stop.