The path Thaya Runde is located in the north of the Waldviertel (Forest Quarter) in the district of Waidhofen an der Thaya in the Thaya Valley. The Waldviertel is the northwestern region of Lower Austria. It is bounded to the south by the Danube, to the southwest by Upper Austria, to the northwest and the north by the Czech Republic and to the east by the Manhartsberg (537 m), which is the survey point dividing Waldviertel from Weinviertel (Wine Quarter). The rather remote region is characterized by woods, hills, moor landscapes and scattered, traditional villages.
The construction for the transnational cycling trails Thaya Runde started in autumn 2014 and will be completed by 2016. Abounded trail lines are converted to bike paths and will amount to approximately 90 km of bike trails. The Thaya Runde will also connect the Austrian bike paths to the Czech cycling route network. The Thaya Round connects the villages Göpfritz – Groß Siegharts – Dietmanns – Waidhofen / Thaya – Thaya – Raabs / Thaya – Karlstein – Dobersberg – Waldkirchen – Slavonice (CZ) – Písečné (CZ).
The Thaya Runde is mainly flat, there are no significant slopes and it is appropriate for families with children and for the 50+ generation. A wide offer of restaurants and accommodations and many tourist attractions make the region ideal for a bike tour.
The path is also connected to the train Franz-Josefs-Bahn (Göpfritz) and to a variety of transregional cycling routes (KTM, Bandlkramer, South Bohemian Radnetz etc.).Test your abilities and learn more about: