What to expect
On this Gems of Wachau hiking tour, we will discover the major beauties of the Wachau Valley – charming towns, old castles and pretty landscapes. Starting in Stein and following ancient panoramic wine trails, we finally reach our destination, the medieval village of Durnstein.
The Wachau Valley is a picturesque region in Lower Austria, located along the Danube River between the cities of Krems and Melk. It is known for its stunning landscapes, rich cultural history, and world-renowned vineyards. The Wachau Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to several historic towns and villages, including Durnstein, Spitz, and Weissenkirchen.
Durnstein’s beauty and the gorgeous landscape surrounding it will delight you. From the castle ruins we will enjoy another fantastic view on the village and the river Danube.
The Wachau Valley is also famous for its white wine production, particularly its Grüner Veltliner and Riesling varieties. In the end, we have the chance to visit a traditional wine tavern and try some local wine and food (optional) before heading back to Stein and further on to Vienna.
I consider this an easy hike. Most of the trail is paved. You should have an average fitness level and enjoy walking. Walking time is approx. 2,5-3 hours. Distance: 10 km/6 mi.
- 09.00 departure from Wien Hütteldorf
- 10.00 start of the hike
- 15.30 arrival in Wien Hütteldorf
We meet in Wien Hütteldorf for carpooling (complimentary ride). Directions from the city centre: take the U4 subway (green line) to the terminus Hütteldorf and follow the exit Keißlergasse. Take the escalator and wait either in or in front of the building (bus terminal). From Karlsplatz/city centre, it is a 15-minute ride to Hütteldorf. Alternatively, you can meet me directly in Stein/Wachau.
The price includes the guided hike by a certified guide. Enjoy the personalised attention in a small group: we adapt to your speed and wishes. Complimentary ride from Hütteldorf or meeting directly in Stein/Wachau. Not included are transfers, food & drink, entry fees, personal insurance including mountain rescue and equipment. The price for the bus ride from Durnstein back to the starting point in Stein is EUR 2,30.
- Carefully read and follow the recommendations under tips & tricks
- Please bring some money in cash for the bus ride and the restaurant.
- If you have any questions, please contact me or have a look at our FAQ .
- Thank you for being on time! Guests who arrive later than 15 minutes after scheduled departure are considered as a no-show and not entitled to any refund.