Bicycle trip from Bratislava over the Freedom Cycling Bridge
A sightseeing bike trip along Devín Castle, to Schloss Hof over the new cross-border Freedom Cycling Bridge.
Route tracking: Bratislava, Petržalka – Devín – Devínska Nová Ves – Freedom Cycling Bridge – Schlosshof
Recommendation: A sightseeing bike trip along Devín Castle to Schloss Hof over the new cross-border Freedom Cycling Bridge.
Length: 20 km
The tour begins on the Danube embankment in Petržalka’s recreation area, called Mágio Beach . It’s the place where the people of Bratislava enjoy their summer. From there, go towards the SNP Bridge, supporting the sightseeing restaurant UFO on its atypical pillars.
Continue along the dam between the Danube and the Incheba Exhibition Center towards the Lafranconi Bridge, and cross to the other side of the river there. Then continue along the marked cycling path alongside the Botanical Garden, past the Karloveské Rameno Distributary, all the way to the road going to Devín . On the waterfront there is the Memorial for the Victims of the Iron Curtain. Here begins the nature trail along the Morava River .
Hiking enthusiasts can continue to the Devínska Kobyla hills and the nearby natural wonder: the Sandberg sandstone hill, containing 14 to 16 million year-old fossils.
The route continues on the cycling path along the river. Before the Devínska Nová Ves district, make a turn towards the new cross-border Freedom Cycling Bridge. On the Austrian side, the cycling route continues along the former L5 route, leading straight to the Schloss Hof complex. This castle was built in the 18th century by Prince Eugene and the Empress Maria Theresa. Now it’s a luxurious castle with a museum, beautiful terrace garden, and a large estate. It offers plenty of cultural events all year long. The Castle is the last stop on the trip. The way back is along the same route.