The bikeway around Lake Neusiedl runs for 135 km through a romantic landscape along the reeds,
offering a spectacular view over the lake, idyllic vineyards, wetlands and numerous saltwater lakes.
For a family-friendly version, one can shorten the way by taking the ferry in Illmitz and crossing over to Mörbisch am See.
The 11 bicycle rest places along the way combine special design with high functionality. The resting places, which are covered with reeds or canvas, fit harmoniously into the landscape and offer protection from the sun and the rain.
From the 135 km road around the lake, 38 km are on Hungarian territory. On the ferry running between Illmitz and Mörbisch am See, bike transport is permitted, so by taking the ship, the road length can be reduced to approx. 78 km. Any tourist spot located along the B10 bikeway is a good place to start the bike tour.
Bike rental in Austria is offered by Nextbike (www.nextbike.at.) There are 34 Nextbike stations along the bikeway, which function in a self-service system. Payment is done by cell phone. In Fertőrákos, there is a rent-a-bike station at the port (Drescher Line).
Besides the bikeway Lake Neusiedl, the Jubiläumsradweg (R1), the Kirschblütenradweg (B12, 43 km), the Lackenradweg (B20, 48 km), the Hanságradweg (B22, 53 km), the Kulturradweg (B23, 26 km) the Radweg Lange Lacke (B27, 14 km), the connecting cycle paths Kogl-Radweg (B13, 21 km and B31, 16 km), the connecting cycle path Danube (B21, 31 km) and the connecting cycle paths B24 (16 km ) and B26 (48 km) await the bikers.
Major rest areas in Hungary
The path across Fertőszéplak runs partly on a bicycle and pedestrian lane and party on a low-traffic country road signposted for cyclists toward Hegykő. After the village, it’s a bike path again. In Fertőszéplak, one can visit the Railway Lamp Museum.
The road across Hidegség leads on a pedestrian and bike lane, the bike lane is indicated by colored paving. Once in the village center, one can turn left toward Nagycenk and reach the settlement on a low-traffic country road. This junction connects in Nagycenk into a short bike path beside the Highway 84. Following this path, one reaches the Castle of Nagycenk, the Linden Alley, which is part of the world heritage, and the train stop named Kastély (castle) of the Széchenyi Museum Railway. If you don’t turn left at the junction, you’ll come to Fertőboz on a bikeway.
Biking across Fertőboz is done on a tarmac road used by pedestrians and bikers alike. Upon reaching the village, you can turn left towards Nagycenk and ride there party uphill on a quiet country road. Following this road, you will cycle past the train stop Fertőboz of the Museum Railway; after that, you’ll reach the stop Kastély in Nagycenk. In Fertőboz, one may climb up the Gloriette-lookout and admire the scenery.
Although the tarmac bikeway between Fertőboz and Balf ends shortly before Balf, it is joined to a quiet country road.
Turning left in the middle of the village takes one onto the bike path Kópháza–Harka–Neckenmarkt/Deutschkreutz built in 2009. By cycling straight ahead, one reaches the Spa of Balf, which is popular for its sulfurous water, then Sopron. The country road leading to Fertőrákos is on the right. At the village boundary, you can quench your thirst at a resting place with spring water. On the way to Fertőrákos, there is another rest area. Tunring left into Fehér street will take you first uphill, then all along wine cellars, before you finally reach Sopron.