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Cherry Blossom Trail

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  • Kirschblütenradweg
    / Kirschblütenradweg
    Photo: Neusiedler See Tourismus/steve.haider.com
  • / Kirschblütenradweg
    Photo: Neusiedler See Tourismus/steve.haider.com
  • / Wehrturm
    Photo: Friedrich Katz
  • / Welterbe Naturpark
    Photo: Franz Kovacs
  • / Kellergasse
    Photo: Neusiedler See Tourismus/Thell
  • / Kirschblüte
    Photo: Neusiedler See Tourismus/Angela Göschl
  • / Kirschblütenradweg
    Photo: Neusiedler See Tourismus/steve.haider.com
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Enjoy lovely panoramic views of Lake Neusiedl, far into the Hungarian Plains, along the Cherry Blossom Trail (B21), not to mention the sight of thousands of cherry trees.
moderate
Distance 43.6 km
3:30 h
298 m
301 m
214 m
113 m

Enjoy lovely panoramic views of Lake Neusiedl, far into the Hungarian Plains. Passing vineyards, rough pastures and thousands of cherry trees which – depending on the weather – transform the region into a sea of blossom and bloom from early to mid-April, the trail takes you through a string of picturesque villages. Together with the cherry blossoms, which have lent the region its name, you will discover yellow Adonis flowers (pheasant’s eye), dark violet pasque flowers, pink and white delphiniums, lilac grape hyacinths, as well as yellow and violet tiny irises, which all turn the dry grassland on the southern slopes of the Leitha mountains into a sea of blossom. Given the usually flat topography, this trail is somewhat more demanding with short, steep ascents.

A series of display boards tell cyclists more about the cultural and natural specificities of the region.

Cherry splendour all around! Thousands of cherry trees on the foot of the Leitha mountains carry their ripe fruits in June. Why not stop at one of five cherry orchards that provide information on different cherry varieties. More than 40 different products made from the small red fruits are on sale at local delis and inns.

If you are cycling for pleasure, why not put in a culinary stop at one of the many inns and wine taverns in the region which offer delicious regional specialties and exquisite Leithaberg wines according to the season. On the menu of the inns and restaurants in the region, you will find traditional sweet dishes such as cherry cake, cherry pancakes or cherry strudel alongside more innovative creations such a cherries wrapped in prosciutto, feta on a cherry-strawberry-tomato salsa, or breast of duck with cherry-thyme vinaigrette. If you prefer to create your own delicacies, whole baskets packed with cherries are on sale at every corner.

In autumn, when the grapes are ripe, you can watch winemakers at work. The programme of events in the Lake Neusiedl-Leithagebirge nature reserve, a world heritage site, then features guided wine tours and tastings.

Author’s recommendation

Mit der Burgenland Card: Grenzenloses Urlaubsvergnügen & Angebote, so weit das Auge reicht!

Alle Infos dazu: Burgenland Card

 

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Author
Angela Göschl
Update: April 01, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
214 m
Lowest point
113 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

AUSTRIA

In Austria, it is mandatory for children aged up to 12 years to wear a helmet. High-vis vests are not obligatory, but certainly recommended particularly when it is dusk, dark, or when visibility is poor.

 

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

You must bring a valid ID card or passport with you!

Tips and hints

Die Burgenland App informiert Sie auch unterwegs über Touren, Wegverlauf und Höhenmeter.

Start

Jois (132 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.961135, 16.797425
DMS
47°57'40.1"N 16°47'50.7"E
UTM
33T 634178 5313543
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Destination

Jois

Turn-by-turn directions

Der Kirschblütenradweg (B12)  ist durchgehend asphaltiert.

Sie können in jedem Ort entlang der Strecke starten, da es sich um eine Rundtour handelt! Achten Sie aber auf jeden Fall auf die Windverhältnisse, denn selbst gegen ein laues Lüftchen zu radeln kann mit der Zeit anstrengend werden. Ob Sie also im oder gegen den Uhrzeigersinn radeln, entscheiden Sie am besten nach aktueller Windrichtung.

 

Sehenswertes & Wichtiges entlang der Strecke:

Jois

* Ochsenbrunnen & Hexenbrunnen

* Naturbad mit dem Restaurant Seejungfrau direkt am Wasser

 

Winden am See

* Wander Bertoni Freilichtmuseum

* Historisches Kellerviertel

* Zigeunerhöhlen & Bärenhöhle

 

Breitenbrunn am Neusiedler See

* Naturseebad

* Turmmuseum

* Fährverbindung nach Podersdorf am See und (Neusiedl am See nur Ende Juli bis Ende August

 

Purbach am Neusiedler See

* Welterbe-Naturpark Neusiedler See-Leithagebirge

* Solarwarmbad mit Wasserrutsche und Wildwasserströmunskanal

* Wehrmauer mit 3 Türkentoren

* Historische Kellergasse

 

Donnerskirchen

* Sonnenwaldbad mit Erlebnisrutsche

* Genussakademie Burgenland – Kurse mit kulinarischem Schwerpunkt

* Lamawanderungen

* Wulka-Safari

Note


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Public transport

Arriving by train:

Lake Neusiedl is easy and convenient to reach by train. Whether you are travelling from Switzerland, Germany, or the west or south of Austria, simply change at the Hauptbahnhof Wien (Vienna’s main train station). Regional trains operated by Austrian rail operator ÖBB transport you to Neusiedl am See station in barely 40 minutes, where coordinated bus and train connections  can take you on towards Pamhagen/Fertöszentmiklos or Eisenstadt/Sopron.  Most trains allow you to bring your bike on board with you: however, you must book a place for your bike on Railjet and on EC/IC trains, as well as on Nightjet sleeper trains. On regional trains, you may bring your bike on board with you without prior booking, subject to available space.

Timetable information: ÖBB

Getting there

Arrival details can be found here: calculate route

Parking

Wenn Sie mit dem Auto anreisen und in einem der Orte parken möchten, kontaktieren Sie in diesem Fall das jeweilige Tourismusbüro.

Coordinates

DD
47.961135, 16.797425
DMS
47°57'40.1"N 16°47'50.7"E
UTM
33T 634178 5313543
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

In jedem Tourismusbüro erhalten Sie gegen ein kleines Entgelt die Radkarte "Raderlebnis Neusiedler See" mit allen Radwegen in der Region.

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Rating

5.0
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Clemens Lintschinger
May 16, 2021 · Community
Traumhaft, auch wenn Kirschblüte vorbei ist. Tip: Elektrofahrrad bei Wind oder nicht sooo Sportlichen zahlt sich unbedingt aus.
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When did you do this route? May 09, 2021
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Photo: Clemens Lintschinger, Community
Photo: Clemens Lintschinger, Community
Photo: Clemens Lintschinger, Community
Photo: Clemens Lintschinger, Community

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
43.6 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
298 m
Descent
301 m
Highest point
214 m
Lowest point
113 m
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