9:10am Summer/9:40am Winter We meet at the main entrance of Vienna’s central railway station, the ‘Hauptbanhof’ for initial introductions before boarding our train. Summer - morning We begin our 12km hike in the spa town of Baden, once a favourite country retreat of Beethoven, before hiking along forest trails towards a magnificent elevated viewpoint, overlooking the forest, plains & mountains in all directions - this spot alone is a photographer's dream! We then head down into the vineyard landscape, wandering through row upon row of lush green vines on our way to an open-air wine tasting, literally sat among the vines, at a local producer. Winter - morning Our train brings us directly to the vineyards of the Thermal Region to our 1st tasting and tour at one of Austria’s oldest wine making institutions, a wonderfully historic spot steeped in middle-age tradition and history. All seasons - afternoon We continue to the picturesque wine village of Gumpoldskirchen for lunch at a traditional Austrian wine tavern before our 2nd tasting, led by a local vintner at their winery. There are plenty of opportunities for Q&As on how wine is produced to give an intimate insight into the work involved. The tour ends with a short train ride back to the city centre. You'll arrive to your hotel in plenty of time to freshen up before dinner, the opera, the theatre, or the concert!
Hi! I'm James, the founder of Venture Vienna - the Austrian capital's active tour company. As a wildlife conservationist living in central Europe now, I have committed to keeping my passion for the outdoors alive by bringing people closer to nature in and around Vienna. There are loads of natural places to explore in this region, and I've previously led tours to some of Austria's most famous wine regions. My goal therefore is to combine my knowledge with the great outdoors to create an experience that enriches the soul in the beautiful Thermal Region of Lower Austria. This is NOT your typical wine tasting tour - it is absolutely relaxed, informal and a shared experience between us. I really appreciate the Airbnb platform due to the human connections that it helps us to build, so I look forward to getting to know you!
Two individual wine tastings: one sat amongst the vines in the open air (summer) and the other at a small local winery hosted…
Return train tickets from Vienna city centre
For the summer hike I can provide you with Nordic walking poles if you'd like. Just let me know via message and I can bring…
We'll be visiting the vineyards & forested trails of the Vienna Woods (Wienerwald), i.e the foothills to the Alps. The Thermal Region vineyards link these alpine foothills to the great Pannonian plain along a geographical fault line. The Thermal Region is host to centuries old wine villages like Baden and Gumpoldskirchen, where monastic orders cultivated vines and the likes of Beethoven came to escape the city and be in nature (just like me!).
最多可有8位年满18周岁的参与者参加。 Guests on the summer itinerary should be comfortable being outside and walking 12km. In winter the tour takes places mainly indoors and only includes a very small amount of walking.
The summer hike is accessible for most, with regular breaks built in. But please note that the summer tour is not suitable for people with mobility issues. While the most of the winter itinerary is indoors, there's a gentle 20min walk through vineyards as
Check the weather forecast on the day of the activity and dress accordingly. In summer we'll hike 12km - starting with an uphill section for about one hour before meandering down into the vineyard landscape. The majority of the hike is then relatively flat. Comfortable trainers should be ok.
Vienna Woods Wine Tour/Vineyard Hike