Our motorcycle tours in Austria
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A motorcycle tour in Austria
Austria, whose name in German translates to “Eastern Empire,” is a land of gorgeous natural beauty and incredible outdoor activities built on a rich multi-cultural history. The capital of Vienna is a longstanding bastion of art, enlightened thinking, and cosmopolitan living. While there is plenty to see and do throughout the major cities, and we’d highly recommend you experience those things, an Austria road trip is a fantastic way to visit the lesser explored parts of the country and balance out the hustle and bustle of the city.
Our best motorcycle trips in Austria
Visit Bellagio city with your motorbike.
Climb the mythic Stelvio pass and discover what mountain riding is really like!
Contemplate the Tre Cime di Lavaredo after ascending the mountain pass.
Experience an unforgettable Austrian motorcycle road trip and nearly endless mind-blowing scenery
Situated in central Europe, and bordered by eight other countries, Austria offers incredibly easy access. The motorcycle tours Austria offers are fantastic, and we feature a few of the absolute best. The Austria-only tours are guaranteed to satisfy in their own right, and when combined with a road trip through parts of Austria’s neighbors (Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, and Italy), they are only intensified! Maybe you’re flying in for the start of your Austria road trip, in which case, Vienna is the main international airport and offers flights to and from numerous other major airports around the world. Travel by rail is also readily available with plenty of daily connections to all neighboring countries.
What exactly makes Austria so great for a motorcycle adventure? The roads and riding, of course! While the geography actually varies quite a bit, including glaciers, meadows, dense forest, gently rolling farmland, vineyards, river gorges, plains, and even semi-arid steppes, the country is mostly dominated by high-altitude mountain ranges. This combination, especially the latter part of it, makes for top-notch corner carving, knee-dragging, and high-adrenaline riding. Maybe you wanted something more relaxing, and that’s no problem either. A slower-paced, little-more-leisurely cruise is easily had and will be accompanied by incredible scenery. The beauty of those massive peaks, the gorgeous valleys below, and pristine alpine lakes is only intensified when seen from the back of a motorbike!
As you can imagine by now, nearly any riding in the countryside and mountains will be fantastic. The views are unforgettable! However, while touring Austria by motorcycle, there are a few other destinations that should not be missed. Having been one of Europe’s great powers for centuries, Austria boasts an impressive collection of stately architecture and historically significant structures from grand cathedrals and massive monasteries to magnificent palaces and gardens. Should you find yourself in Vienna, there will be no shortage of spectacular architecture – Schonbrunn Palace, Hofburg Imperial Palace, the State Opera building, and the list goes on. In Salzburg, you can explore Mozart’s birthplace, gaze up at the imposing Hohensalzburg Castle, and wander through the gardens and nearly endless rooms of Mirabell Palace. The list goes on and on, with gorgeous castles, the massive Benedictine abbey of Melk, ice caves, amazingly blue rivers and lakes, and so much more. The country is also home to a deep history in the arts. Multiple famous composers (like Joseph Haydn, Johann Strauss, and Mozart) were born in or called Austria home. Keep that in mind as you cruise the streets of Salzburg, Vienna, and the rest of the country during your Austria road trip.
What Planet Ride offers for Motorcycle adventures in Austria
What we do is feature the absolute best motorcycle tours Austria can offer up! We scour the web and the world for top-notch guides and the tours they provide. Each one must adhere to our strict quality requirements to ensure you have an unforgettable experience! Currently, we have a few different Austria road trip options. Take, for example, Laurent who is one of our partners specializing in motorcycle trips and leads several different motorcycle trips through Austria and the surrounding Alps.
Laurent leads the 10-day Alps Tour through Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. Throughout the entire trip, you will be surrounded by fantastic scenery. Your journey winds through the tiny towns and alpine roads of each country, letting you see the intricacies of the Austrian Alps versus the Italian Alps, and so on. The itinerary for this trip features stops in numerous well-known, must-see places. You’ll visit Gruyere in Switzerland (home of the cheese by the same name), the famous town of Bellagio and the Moto Guzzi museum in Italy, the fairy tale castle of Neuschwanstein in Germany, and many other fantastic places. In Austria, you have the opportunity to explore one of the most beautiful stretches of pavement in all of the Alps! This high alpine road runs 48 kilometers in length and is home to 36 tunnels and countless hairpin turns. Coveted by cyclists, motorcyclists, and auto enthusiasts of all sorts, it’s easy to see why!
When taking breaks from seeing Austria by motorcycle, be sure to enjoy some of the local cuisine and activities. The geography offers up fantastic hiking, skiing, and cycling, the same as it does for motorbike travel. Refuel with a massive Wienerschnitzel, which is a pounded-flat, breaded, and fried piece of veal, and enjoy a decadent slice of apfelstrudel (apple-filled pastry) or sachertorte (chocolate torte with chocolate icing and filled with apricot jam). Then unwind with a traditional Austrian beer or a glass of one of the country’s excellent wines.
We typically feature our motorbike tours from late spring through early fall to capitalize on Austria’s best weather, and we offer tours of all durations – from just a couple of days to multiple weeks, and levels of difficulty. Whether you want day after day of high adrenaline riding or just a little bit of leisurely cruising, we have a tour that will meet your every need. And, don’t forget, the tour we talked about here is only one of the many motorcycle tours Austria offers. We are perpetually searching for more and better Austria road trips. So, choose your favorite trip, request a quote, and start planning the Austria road trip of a lifetime!