Traisental cycle path, ©

Traisental Cycle Path: Leisure cycling for families and connoisseurs

Cycling leisurely between abbeys and rivers, on the countryside and in the city: The Traisental Cycle Path (Traisental-Radweg) is one of Lower Austria's most popular cycling tours.

The route of 111 kilometres from the southern bank of the Danube to Mariazell guarantees an unforgettable cycling experience in the Mostviertel region. Thanks to its low gradients, the Traisental Cycle Path between Traismauer and St. Aegyd is particularly popular with families but in its entirety also attracts ambitious cyclists.

Families and leisurely cyclists have long since discovered the 111-kilometre long Traisental Cycle Path for themselves – no wonder, since the mostly flat path leads through the picturesque Traisental Valley, the vibrant state capital St. Pölten, the lively town of Lilienfeld, the tranquil St. Aegyd am Neuwalde and – from Kernhof onwards on a somewhat more demanding stage – to Mariazell, Central Europe's most important pilgrimage site in Styria.

A lot to experience

Numerous historical abbeys, interesting excursion destinations and cosy rest areas line the path. While sporty cyclists especially appreciate the section from Kernhof to Mariazell, families often turn around in Kernhof and cycle back to St. Pölten. The three "Cycling for kids" routes are perfect for a relaxed and easy family cycling tour offering not only cycling fun on flat sections of the Traisental Cycle Path but also many an exciting excursion destination.

Travelling by public transport

The Traisental Cycle Path is well-connected to public transport at several points. During the cycling season, the bicycle hitchhiker's bus (“Radtramper-Bus”) runs from St. Pölten to Kernhof in the weekends, and in July and August even daily. The Mariazell Railway is perfect for getting to or returning from Mariazell (to St. Pölten). The practical Traisental Railway Line runs until Lilienfeld.