The Mühlviertel Bike Path
The Mühlviertel is a mysterious land. Thick forests, granite boulders, powerful castles and ruins. It holds a challenge or two in store for bikers, since it is anything but straight and flat. But let's be honest, that's not what we wanted. We are looking for a bike path with character. The Mühlviertel Bike Path.
The Mühlviertel Bike Path leads directly into the mysterious and mystic granite landscape of the Mühlviertel. The bike path offers sporty bikers difficult inclines again and again. At its starting point in Kramesau, it is connected to the Danube Bike Path, and right after the first section on the way to Neustift, you will have to really pedal, since you will travel from the lowlands of the Danube Valley to the highlands of the Mühlviertel.
In the Bohemian Forest, you will finally have reached the border region with the Czech Republic. Aigen-Schlägl with its large Premonstratensian Canon Monastery and Schwarzenberg with its park of wooden sculptures are stops on the route to the weavers’ market of Haslach. In its own museum, the long tradition of weaving is documented. Then the journey continues eastwards, always near the border. In Bad Leonfelden, you can take a break to visit the School Museum and the Schwedenschanze from the Thirty Years War.
In Windhaag near Freistadt, fans of classical music definitely have to take a stop. In this village, the famous composer Anton Bruckner worked as a teacher, which the “Brucknerstüberl” in the Old School House reminds us of. Along the Mühlviertel Bike Path, you will also find Sandl, a centre for reverse glass paintings. In the Reverse Glass Painting Museum, the secrets of this art form are revealed.The Mühlviertel Bike Path leads past Rosenhof Castle, with its picturesque Rosenhof ponds, to Liebenau.
A few kilometres further, it is possible to turn off towards the east into the Waldviertel.
The Mühlviertel Bike Path itself turns to the south and ends in the romantic little Danube city of Grein on the Danube Bike Path. Recommended sights: Greinburg Castle and the Altes Stadttheater (Old City Theatre), which is full of curios.