The route can be shortened or varied by taking a boat trip between Illmitz and Mörbisch am See or Rust and Podersdorf.
It is best to decide whether to go around the lake clockwise or counterclockwise based on the current wind direction. The Austrian Sailing Weather Center has daily online updates and outlines the trend for the coming hours.
Leading you through fantastic landscapes, the path offers you the chance to experience and enjoy natural beauty, culinary delights, and cultural specialties. The paths are mostly paved and partly gravel, making them suitable for both touring bikes and mountain bikes. The route is also suited to racing bikes, because the gravel sections are short and the stones are fine. The lake is always worth a detour, because each of the many lakeside resorts has its own charm. The route has plenty of rest areas for you to take a relaxing break.
A complete round trip of the lake takes you across the border to Hungary, an EU internal border, but you should still carry your passport. Here too, the information signposts are clear and complete. The cycle path in Hungary is newly paved in parts and the stretch between Balf and Fertörákos is a completely new route through the vineyards with a fantastic view across the reed bed to Lake Neusiedl. This stretch is, however, quite steep in some parts, which can be challenging in the summer heat.
Please note: In Hungary, safety vests must be worn at dusk, in the dark, and in poor visibility!
There are several bike and e-bike rental stations along the route.