Hiking and Leisure Activities

Wanderer unterwegs auf der Hochebene "Am Giritzer"

Leisure activities and the outdoors go hand in hand in Mautern!  Mautern is situated on the Danube cycle path which stretches from Passau to Vienna.  One of the most beautiful stretches on this route takes cyclists through the Wachau region and directly to Mautern.  There are plenty of opportunities for hikers and walkers alike to stop and behold the amazing views and picturesque sites in the Wachau, whether walking part of the Jakobsweg or following the 'Countryside and Rock' nature trail with its many exhibits or simply going on one of the many walks around Mautern.  For those who prefer to take it easy, you can take in the World Cultural Heritage landscape from on board a relaxing river cruise.

Wachau Centre for Running and Nordic Walking

Routes within the Wachau Centre for Running and Nordic Walking are classified from easy to difficult and range from 5.2km to 19.2km.  Routes are suitable for families, athletes and hikers alike.  A route for wheelchair users has also been developed.  All routes begin and end at the Römerhalle in Mautern.  There are 6 routes in total and they take users through the neighbouring towns of Furth bei Göttweig and Bergern im Dunkelsteinerwald.  It is also possible to join the routes at Furth train station or at the church in Unterbergern.

Karte des Streckenverlaufs zum Download

Nextbike - Cycle Hire in the Wachau

Nextbike Cycle Hire is perfect for tourists who haven't got their own bikes.  You can find the bikes at the Römerhalle car park in Mautern.

It is easy to hire the bikes using your mobile phone or the internet from any of the 36 sites located in various towns and tourist destinations.  Bikes can be returned to the site of your choice.  It is therefore possible to combine walks and boat or train trips with a ride along the Danube cycle path on both sides of the river.

  • Call the hotline on +43 (2742) 229901 directly from the Nextbike hire site and enter the number of the bike you wish to hire
  • You will receive a code on your mobile phone which will open the lock.  At the end of your ride, return the bike to any Nextbike hire site.  You are required to register with Nextbike via the internet or the hotline
  • Cycle hire costs €1 per hour, just €10 for 24 hours (the daily rate is €9 for ÖBB- card holders)

For more information about other Nextbike hire sites or to find out about registration, visit the homepage: http://www.nextbike.at