NEUSIEDLERSEE STAR TOUR FROM RUST

Enjoy cycling between steppe lake and vineyards

slightly
about 232 km

from € 539

8/6

Days

DESCRIPTION:

Discover the unique Pannonian natural landscape of Lake Neusiedl, about an hour's drive south-east of Vienna in Burgenland, by means of bike excursions starting from the seaside town of Rust. The cross-border Lake Neusiedl cycle path around Europe's second largest steppe lake is a total of 125 kilometers and has been awarded 5 stars by the ADFC, which is the top grade. The bike route is flat and mostly close to the lake along the reed belt, through beautiful vineyards, idyllic locations and through the Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park and through Hungary in the southern part.

On the Star Tour of Austria Cycling Holidays, you can stay comfortably for 6 or 8 days in the 4 * -star Seehotel Rust and choose from numerous tour suggestions. You shouldn't miss the crossing of Lake Neusiedl by ferry from Mörbisch to Illmitz, a guided tour of Esterhazy Castle in Eisenstadt, tasting of the delicious Burgenland wines, the excursion across the border to Sopron in Hungary and one or two baths in the lake . Several times you have the opportunity to choose between a more sporty tour variant or the shortcut by train.

Services:

  • 7 or 5 nights with breakfast buffet in the 4 * -star Seehotel Rust
  • 7 or 5 x 4-course dinner (buffet or served)
  • Private parking (unguarded)
  • free use of the light-flooded wellness oasis
  • Ferry ride Mörbisch - Illmitz & back including bike
  • Guided tour of Esterhasy Palace in Eisenstadt
  • Saddlebag rental - also for customer-owned bikes
  • Info package with tour map
  • 7-day service phone

GETTING THERE:

Individual arrival, daily to Rust on Lake Neusiedl.
From 1.6. until October 22.10.2021, XNUMX

PRICE:

Category:
4 * -star Seehotel Rust

€ 539, - per person (5 nights)
01.06. a 25.06.2021
01.09. a 22.10.2021

€ 699, - per person (5 nights)
26.06. a 31.08.2021

€ 779, - per person (7 nights)
01.06. a 25.06.2021
01.09. a 22.10.2021

€ 979, - per person (7 nights)
26.06. a 31.08.2021

EXTRAS:

Single room surcharge: € 109 (5 nights) € 150 (7 nights)

RENTAL BIKES
Touring bike: € 75, -
E-bike: € 160, -
Rental bikes can be booked from June 16.06.2021, XNUMX

Reduction for children: 1 child from 2 - 5,9 years 100%, 6-14,9 years 60% discount for 2 people in a double room or single with child

Local tax (payable on site): approx. € 1,50 per person & night (from 14 years)

 

Getting there

Individual arrival in Rust on Lake Neusiedl and check-in at the 4 * Seehotel Rust. The picturesque, medieval town of Rust is known throughout Austria for its good wines and for its storks on the chimneys.

The Seehotel Rust is located between the historic old town of Rust and Lake Neusiedl - a great location to enjoy your cycling holiday

Seehotel Rust

Oggau, approx. 34 km

For your first excursion, we recommend the wine town of Oggau. The best red wines in Austria come from here. The Neusiedler See cycle path leads through vineyards with a beautiful view over the lake to the historic Oggau market, the destination of numerous wine connoisseurs from all over Europe. In so-called Heurigen or Buschenschanken (ostrich taverns) you can taste these wines and also culinary delicacies directly from the winemaker at a reasonable price. We return to the hotel in Rust via the Oggau Heath.

Wine enjoyment © NTG lichtig.at

Wine enjoyment, © NTG lichtig.at

Sopron (Ödenburg), approx. 37 km

Today we suggest a bike trip across the border to the small Hungarian town of Sopron (in German Ödenburg). First you cycle along the Seeradweg through vineyards to Mörbisch. The place is known across the country for its lake festivals, which take place on a stage in the lake in summer. Shortly afterwards you will reach Hungary and cycle on a side road to nearby Sopron. Stroll through the historic center of the capital of Western Hungary and try a glass of Hungarian wine.

Enjoyable cycling holiday - explore the cycle paths in Burgenland

Bike path through vineyards, © Burgenland Tourimus, Paul Szimak

 

Illmitz / Lange Lacke, approx. 43 km

For today's stage destination, the Lange Lacke National Park, first drive back to Mörbisch and then take the ferry to Illmitz (approx. 50 min.). On the Neusiedler See cycle path you then cycle “into hell” and marvel at the flora and fauna. The route continues over the “Lange Lacke” to Illmitz and by ferry back to the other shore of the lake and back to the hotel.

Cycling in the Lange Lacke National Park, © NTG Goschl

Neusiedl, about 55 km

To the main town of Neusiedl you cycle first through the Oggau Heath and on through the wine-growing towns of Donnerskirchen and Purbach. For the return journey you can either take the train to Donnerskirchen (hourly; approx. 15 min train ride) and then cycle back to the hotel, or you can choose the active tour and cycle the entire route back (+22 km).

There are old cellar lanes around Lake Neusiedl

Historic cellar lane, © Burgenland Tourismus GmbH, Peter Podpera

Eisenstadt, approx. 43 km bike

For the excursion to Eisenstadt, the capital of Burgenland, you cycle on the Neusiedler See cycle path past Oggau to Schützen. There you can get on the train with your bike (every hour; 12 min. Train ride) and go to Eisenstadt or you can cycle the entire route there and back by bike (+ 16 km). In Eisenstadt it is worth visiting the magnificent Esterhazy Palace (entrance included) and the spacious park. Return the same way, either by train to Schützen or everything by bike.

Blooming magnolias in front of Esterházy Palace

Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt, © Burgenland Tourismus GmbH, Birgit Machtinger

 

Roman quarry St. Margarethen, approx. 20 km

At the end we recommend a short bike tour to the Roman quarry in the wine-growing community of St. Margarethen. The rock walls of the quarry are now one of the most beautiful and imposing open-air arenas in Europe and have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In 2021 a brilliant production of the opera Turandot is on the program. The cycle route continues on the Seeradweg through the community forest and slightly hilly. Due to the short bike excursion, you have time to enjoy all the amenities of your hotel in Rust in the afternoon or to take a final swim in Lake Neusiedl.

Evening mood at Lake Neusiedl, © Birgit Machtinger

Departure

Individual departure from Rust.

Town houses in Rust on Lake Neusiedl, © Photo Ippisch

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