Sport and Activities
Ideal wind conditions and the Mediterranean climate make the Lake Neusiedl region a top destination for sailors, windsurfers and kite surfers. Professional tuition is available at sailing, windsurfing or kite surfing schools on Lake Neusiedl for those keen to learn how. Sailing-, paddle- and electric boats can also be hired from numerous boat rental outfits. Sun worshippers can sunbathe at numerous inviting lake-side recreation areas and outdoor swimming pools. Lake Neusiedl also however offers numerous activities away from the water: cycling on one of more than 500km of marked cycling paths, a golf course, hiking trails, Nordic Walking and 150km of bridleways. In winter, ice skaters and cross-country skiers make the most of the ample ice and snow cover on the frozen lake and extensive snowfields.
A Cycling Paradise
The well-developed and well-signposted 500km-long cycling route network provides a cycling experience in a unique natural landscape. Eleven routes – ranging from family-friendly to challenging – and regional gastronomic offerings attract thousands of cyclists every year. The most well known route is the Neusiedler See Cycle Path (B10) (fitted out with new designer resting-areas in 2007) which runs around the lake for 133km, 38km of which lie in Hungarian territory. Alternatively this route can be shortened to 78km by taking the cycle-ferry between Illmitz and Mörbisch am See. The starting point for this circular route can be from any of the fourteen villages that lie on the B10.
Other cycling-routes along Lake Neusiedl include the Jubiläums Cycle Path (R1), the Kirschblüten Cycle Path (B12, 43km), the Lacken Cycle Path (B20, 26km), the Hanság Cycle Path (B22, 53km), the Kultur Cycle Path (B23,26km), the Lange Lacke Cycle Path (B27, 14km), the connecting Kogl Cycle Path (B13, 21km and B31, 16km), the connecting Donau Cycle Path (B21, 31km) and the connecting routes B24 (16km) and B26 (48km).