Austria is a landlocked European country that is bordered by Germany and the Czech Republic to the North and West, Hungary and Slovakia to the East, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy and Switzerland to the South and West. A little smaller than Maine, it is home to 75% of the Alps mountain range and it’s principal river is the Danube. While forests and woodland cover 40% of the land.
From a cycling standpoint, Austria offers a nation-wide network of cycling opportunities. From the Austrian mountain ranges, which offer both tricky and beautiful mountain biking trails, where the majesty of the Alps is in full view. To the road beside the Danube – an Austrian road trail, which runs from Passau to Vienna. Road cyclists will feel right at home beside the longest European river. Several of the major trails are of quite some distance (between 190 and 200 miles), and not for the faint-hearted.