13.-14. July 2019 mautern an der donau

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Wachau becomes the stage for colourful wool jerseys and classic steel wheels on 13 July!

On Saturday, 13 July 2019 by organizing the Wiesbauer Vintage-Tour, the Wachauer Radtage 2019 will feature a cycle tour (without timekeeping) through the Wachau World Heritage Sites and Traisental with historical racing bikes and stylish retro jerseys.

Together with national and international cycling legends from past road cycling eras, unknown but extremely attractive vintage tracks will be explored. The famous cycling event "L'Eroica" in Tuscany, which attracts thousands of enthusiasts every year to the small town of Gaiole in Chianti, is the inspiration for this.

The participants are offered a journey through vineyards, historical sights and the unique natural scenery of the Wachau and Traisental valleys. In each section of the route there is a history that has remained alive. The Vintage Tour also shows its best side in culinary terms. As with the Italian original, the focus here is on the combination of wine, culinary delights and classic bicycles.



Start and finish point:

Römerhalle Mautern, Lower Austria
Am Limes 1, 3512 Mautern an der Donau


Starting time:

Saturday, 13. Juli 2019, 13:30 Uhr


52,8 km

Altitude difference:

790 hm


Maria Ellend


until 15.04.2019: € 45,- per person
until 30.06.2019: € 55,- per person
until 10.07.2019: € 65,- per person


13.07.2019, 10:00 – 13:30 Uhr, Römerhalle
Price at venue: € 70,- per person






As at last year's premiere event, international and national legends will mix into the Peleton this year as well. Our vintage cyclists have the exclusive opportunity to chat with the legends pedal by pedal in a relaxed environment and ride the course together.

Members of the legendary "Puch-Team" of the 80s have already confirmed their participation in the event. We are already in contact with international cycling legends such as Mario Cipollini and Stephen Roche to invite them to join us in the Wachau.





The almost 55 km long cycle tour leads to a large extent over traffic-calmed asphalt roads and gravel passages through the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Wachau and the vineyards of the Traisental. The start is an absolute highlight: a neutralized prologue from the Roman city of Mautern, past the art mile and the impressive architecture of the Landesgalerie Niederösterreich.  Via cobblestones the route leads through the old town of Krems-Stein back to Mautern. Then the participants of the VINTAGE-TOUR are awaited by unknown road sections:

Right at the start, the route leads past vineyards through the wine-growing village of Hollenburg to the Schiffberg, where the Wetterkreuzkirche thrones above the village. Via unspoilt country lanes and idyllic gravel passages you will take a rest together in Maria Ellend. In the guest garden the vintage bikers can enjoy culinary delights from the region with a fantastic view of Göttweig Abbey. Excellent wines complete the culinary delights. For the vintage bikers, the tour continues along the vineyards, past art-works on the Paudorf Sculpture Trail and the scenic Kellergasse in Steinaweg, passing by an impressive route section with a magnificent view of Göttweig Abbey. The last kilometres back to the goal lead directly through the Wachau World Heritage Site along the Danube. At the goal in the biker village Mautern traditional delicacies will be served. 



The Wiesbauer VINTAGE-TOUR Wachau 2019 in the course of the Wachauer Radtage is a cycling tourism event without timekeeping on classical road bicycles. Bicycles built up to 1990 are permitted.


  • Steel frame as well as aluminium and carbon frames of the first hour (like Alan, Vitus, Litespeed,...)
  • Shift lever on frame
  • Brake cables free-running on handlebars
  • Pedals with clips and straps (no click pedals)
  • Wheels without high profiles (mainly with 28, 32 and 36 spokes)
  • DIY bicycles in Vintage/Retrolook


Clothing suitable for the time, such as woollen jerseys and leather wheel shoes or old sneakers made of leather, etc., is appreciated.



Our services:

  • Tour through the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites Wachau and Traisental with national and international cycling legends
  • Unique and unmistakable wheel environment
  • Possibility for a Meet & Greet and photo shooting in front of the Celebrity Wall with the cycling legends
  • Exclusive finisher gift: Vintage cap (see picture below)
  • Starting number (for mounting on the bicycle)
  • Route secured by executive and security services
  • Police support by stationary police officers and motorcycle escorts
  • Private Motorcycle Escort Team
  • Toilets, showers and changing facilities
  • Medical emergency care by the Red Cross
  • € 5,- voucher for the registration for a competition of your choice during the Wachauer Radtage on Sunday, 14.07.2019


  • Non-alcoholic beverages and regional wines as well as fine specialities at the refreshment station
  • Regional delicacies in the biker village


(finisher present: Vintage cap)