A excellent first self-guided cycling trip

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

I particularly enjoyed the cycle route to Krems. Passing through endless fields of vineyards and green farmland with the Danube river in the background was a great experience. There were castles and majestic palaces atop the Austrian hills and we passed many local wine producers and quaint villages on this cycle day. 

What did you think of your group leader?

We cycled independently however the introductory briefing on the first day was informative and friendly. 

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

We booked our train in advance from Vienna to Passau and a first class upgrade was cheap for the 3hr train journey. The Mauhausen Memorial is approximately 5km off route (uphill!) but it's well preserved and definitely worth a visit. The memorial is on Day 4 between Linz and Grein. 

Is there anything else you would like to add?

This was my first self-guided cycling trip and it is a excellent introduction. Cycling through Austrian countryside along well-maintained and traffic free paths was a brilliant experience. The hotels are all excellent quality and I would highly recommend this trip!