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The Lake Neusiedl Cycle Trail (B10) is particularly suitable for families and pleasure cyclists. There are numerous spots for culinary enthusiasts and wine-lovers dotted around the lake, just waiting to be discovered. Gentle ascents along the route and ferry connections between the east and west shore make this cycling tour a leisurely excursion in the heart of nature.

 

125 km, 41.5 km of which on the Hungarian side

The Austrian side is especially suitable for families

Very few ascents between Mörbisch and Oggau, but steep climbs on the Hungarian side between Balf & Fertörákos

moderate
Distance 125.5 km
10:00 h
316 m
343 m
174 m
113 m

“Entspann di” on the Lake Neusiedl Cycle Trail

Our guests love it, and the ADFC (German Cyclists’ Association) has awarded it five stars. The most popular cycle trail in the region: the LAKE NEUSIEDL CYCLE TRAIL (B10). It is 125 km all the way round. Romantic trails that hug the reed belt, offering idyllic views of the lake, and scenic trails meandering between vineyards, wetlands and salt lakes transport you into another world. An excellent way to bring peace to your soul and spirit whilst also “reawakening” all your senses! Whether out with your kids, letting them jet ahead while you follow on behind, on a fun and sociable excursion with friends, or if you’re looking for a breezy “challenge” as a mountain biker – the Lake Neusiedl Cycle Trail ticks all the boxes. Regardless of whether you’re with the kids or a group of friends, you can shorten your tour with a boat ride from Illmitz to Mörbisch am See. Don’t forget to take a break now and again, and not just for relaxation reasons! There are some wonderful opportunities to refuel at one of the numerous “Buschenschenken” (wine taverns), or to soak up some of the varied cultural delights available – this stretch certainly isn’t short of ways to enjoy yourself. The lake is always worth a detour, as each of the many resorts has its own special charm! And you can rely on the sunshine that the Pannonian region is famous for, with a proven 2,000 hours and 300 days a year of bright rays smiling down. So head to Lake Neusiedl and hop on your bike, because this is a place where you can ride, ride and ride some more from as early as March…!

Author’s recommendation

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Author
Angela Göschl
Update: January 13, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
174 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.

 

HUNGARY

It is not mandatory to wear a helmet. High-vis vests are advised 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

The Burgenland App provides information about tours, the route, and altitude differences even while you are on the road.

Start

Neusiedl am See (117 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.934950, 16.850830
DMS
47°56'05.8"N 16°51'03.0"E
UTM
33T 638234 5310728
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Destination

Neusiedl am See

Turn-by-turn directions

Where’s the best place to start?

We recommend starting your tour in Neusiedl am See. The main train station is located here, with trains arriving from Vienna (just 40 minutes away) and Bratislava. The access point to the Lake Neusiedl Cycle Trail is situated just a few hundred kilometres away. However, as this is a circular tour, you can also start at any other town along the route! Whatever you choose, please bear in mind the wind conditions, as even a mild breeze may make cycling this route rather strenuous as time goes on. Whether you decide to travel clockwise or anti-clockwise may therefore depend on the current wind direction.

 

How much time should you allow for a tour around Lake Neusiedl?

Experienced cyclists can complete this tour in one day. Families, on the other hand, may like to shorten or “enrich” their trip with a boat ride between Illmitz and Mörbisch am See. If you plan on making the most of the natural scenery, the cultural highlights and the culinary options available, please allow two to three leisurely days!  Depending on what else you would like to see and do, please take into account the additional routes and the time you will need for these.

 

What is the trail surface like?

The Lake Neusiedl Cycle Trail is nicely asphalted for the most part. There are only two exceptions, which are gravelled sections: a short stretch between Weiden am See and Podersdorf am See located in the Lake Neusiedl-Seewinkel National Park conservation area, and a short stretch of forest between Fertörákos and Balf. The paths are therefore suitable for both touring bikes and mountain bikes.

 

What is the Lake Neusiedl Cycle Trail like on the Hungarian side?

There are only a few faintly discernible differences between the Hungarian and Austrian parts of the route. For example, the signposting: however, the information is still clear and complete. The cycle trail in Hungary has recently been re-asphalted in places, and the section between Balf and Fertörákos travels along a completely new stretch through the vineyards, offering a fantastic view of Lake Neusiedl through the reeds. The only disadvantage here is that some sections are unfortunately very steep (by Burgenland standards) and therefore rather challenging, particularly in summer.

 

Sights & highlights along the B10 section:

Neusiedl am See

* Main train station – access to the Lake Neusiedl Cycle Trail is just a few hundred metres away

* “Tabor” (castle) ruins with a wonderful view over the lake

* Modern lido with restaurant “Mole West” right by the water

* “Kalvarienberg” (Calvary Hill) with stations of the cross, with a great view over the lake

* Ferry connection to Podersdorf am See (end of July to end of August only)

 

Weiden am See

* Bee-eater colony at the Ungerberg

* Lido with sandy beach and restaurant “Das Fritz” right by the water

* Wind Park tours from May to September, every Tuesday by advance booking

 

Podersdorf am See

* Only town situated directly by Lake Neusiedl

* Lighthouse, where you can enjoy the most stunning sunsets

* Lido with bathing lift

* Largest working windmill in Austria

* Ferry connection to Breitenbrunn and Rust

 

Illmitz

* Lake Neusiedl - Seewinkel National Park with unique excursions

* Floriani-Barockhaus (baroque farm animal reserve)

* White donkeys

* Family lido

* Ferry connection to Mörbisch am See

 

Apetlon

* Typical Burgenland farmhouse with baroque gable

* Lange Lacke (saline lacquer)

* Apetlon bathing lake

* Fleckvieh cattle, goose migration and Graurinder cattle

* Austria’s lowest measured point (114 m)

 

Pamhagen

* Border crossing – don’t forget your passport!!

* Türkenturm (Turks’ Tower)

* Bathing lake in Vila Vita Panonia

* Pamhagen Steppe Animal Park

 

Hungary

* Esterházy Castle in Fertöd

* Open-air museum in Fertöszéplak

* Open-air museum & thermal baths in Hegykö

* Pretty streets and lovely restaurants along the cycle trail in Fertöhomok / Hideség / Fertöboz

* Balf Health Spa

* Mithras Temple, lido, Roman quarry & ferry connection to Mörbisch am See in Fertörakos

 

Mörbisch am See

* Border crossing – don’t forget your passport!!

* Heimathaus (local history museum)

* Outdoor swimming pool

* Seefestspiele Mörbisch (music festival)

* Ferry connection to Illmitz and Fertörakos

 

Rust

* Wonderful historical old town

* City of storks

* Kremayrhaus Town Museum

* Outdoor swimming pool with restaurant “Katamaran” right by the water

* Ferry connection to Podersdorf am See

* Austrian Wine Academy

 

Oggau am Neusiedler See

* Oldest red wine municipality in Austria

* Swimming pool with diving platform and water slide

 

Donnerskirchen

* Sonnenwaldbad bathing complex with adventure slide

* Burgenland Gourmet Academy – courses with culinary focus

* Llama hikes

* Wulka safari

 

Purbach am Neusiedler See

* Neusiedler See-Leithagebirge World Heritage Nature Park

* Solar-heated pool with water slide and whitewater channel

* Defensive wall with three “Türkentoren” (“Turk Gates”)

* Historical “Kellergasse” (lane lined with wine cellars)

 

Breitenbrunn am Neusiedler See

* Natural bathing lake

* Tower Museum

* Ferry connection to Podersdorf am See and (Neusiedl am See; end of July to end of August only

 

Winden am See

* Wander Bertoni Open-Air Museum

* Historical cellar district

* Gypsy caves & bear caves

 

Jois

* Ochsenbrunnen & Hexenbrunnen ponds

* Natural bathing pool with restaurant “Seejungfrau” right by the water

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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

If you are travelling by car and would like to start your tour in Neusiedl am See, you may park at the main train station. The access point to the B10 Lake Neusiedl Cycle Trail is located just 100 m or so away. However, you can also start and park in any other town around the lake ‒ in this case, please contact the respective tourist office.

Coordinates

DD
47.934950, 16.850830
DMS
47°56'05.8"N 16°51'03.0"E
UTM
33T 638234 5310728
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

The cycle map “Raderlebnis Neusiedler See” (“Cycling at Lake Neusiedl”) is available from all tourist offices in the region for a small fee.

Recommended maps for this region:

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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

Question from Johann Lassacher · September 23, 2020 · Community
Wann geht die Fähre von Rust nach Podersdorf
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Question from Julia P · September 01, 2020 · Community
Kann man zur Zeit den gesamten Neusiedlersee umrunden, sprich auch nach Ungarn rüber od ist hier auch Grenzsperre? Vielen Dank
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Answered by Christian Eilenberger  · September 01, 2020 · Community
Das kann ich leider nicht beantworten. Informiere dich bei den örtlichen Tourismusinformationen oder dem Bundesministerium für Europa und internationale Angeleigenheiten www.bmeia.gv.at Liebe Grüße Christian
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Question from Alois Kitzmueller · August 02, 2019 · Community
wir reisen mit dem Auto an,soll man das Auto stehen lassen .wir planen 3 Tage ein
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Answered by Angela Göschl · August 05, 2019 · Tourismusverband Nordburgenland
Guten Morgen, in welchem Ort möchten Sie starten? Viele Gäste starten in Neusiedl am See, da dort der Hauptbahnhof nur wenige Meter vom B10 Neusiedler See Radweg entfernt ist. Am Hauptbahnhof können Sie ihr Auto auch für 3 Tage kostenfrei parken. Sonnige Grüße Angela Göschl

Rating

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Andrea F.
May 02, 2018 · Community
Wir haben unsere Teilstrecke mit der Fähre von Mörbisch nach Illmitz begonnen und haben von dort aus den ungarischen Teil absolviert. Leider findet man sich zu Beginn (bei Illmitz) nicht gut zurecht. Es sollten ein paar Schilder mit "Grenzübergang" angebracht werden. Auswärtige können mit Ortsnamen nichts anfangen, wenn sie nicht wissen, wo sich dieser Ort befindet. In Ungarn selbst war die Tour perfekt beschildert (ein Hinweis darauf, dass man sich an den EV13 Schildern orientieren soll, wäre vor dem Grenzübergang noch ein guter Hinweis). Der Radweg ist super gut befahrbar und die Schilder mit dem KM-Hinweis bis Mörbisch sind sehr hilfreich und motivierend :-) Wir werden sicher auch noch den Rest dieses Radwegs abradeln.
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When did you do this route? May 01, 2018
Matthias Dill
August 16, 2014 · Community
When did you do this route? August 16, 2014
Mathias Auer
August 13, 2012 · Community
Wirklich schöne Tour, wünschenswert wären noch ein paar Infos wie: ein Teil der Strecke ist auf Schotter (vor Podersdorf, sehr fein also auch für Rennräder möglich), in Ungarn ist die Radwegbeschilderung eine große eckige blaue Tafel mit einem weißen Rad. Rust ist bekannt für die vielen Störche auf den Dächern (sieht man wenn man den Hauptplatz quert), Mörbisch ist der Austragungsort der Mörbischer Seefestspiele. vielleicht kann der Autor das noch einarbeiten :) habe 6h gebraucht (mit MTB, 20er Pace). wers kürzer will kann in Illmitz mit der Fähre nach Mörbisch übersetzen, das spart die Hälfte und landschaftlich ist die Österreichische Seite eh wesentlich schöner als die Ungarische.
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When did you do this route? August 12, 2012

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
125.5 km
Duration
10:00 h
Ascent
316 m
Descent
343 m
Highest point
174 m
Lowest point
113 m
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