InfoHub supplier since Jan 2009!
Base of operations: Austria -- Number of InfoHub client requests accepted: 44
Since 1996 we encourage tourists to discover Vienna by bike and provide Vienna hotels and B&Bs with an additional service for their guests. In the process we’ve created another reason to visit Vienna, and a way of combining culture with actively experiencing the city. Vienna offers the perfect setting: over 1,000 km of bike paths and routes that provide easy and comfortable access to most of its main sights. Bike riding is becoming increasingly popular. One reason is that it has no negative effects on the environment and another is its positive effect on the health of the biker.
We have come up with a few ideas in an effort to motivate tourists in Vienna to use bikes. Firstly, we deliver and collect the bikes. Secondly, we provide our clients with high quality touring bikes. Our bikes are ideal to comfortably and safely experience Vienna. To help tourists easily find their way around the city, we have put together tour descriptions and a special map, with the routes drawn in, and the sights numbered. For example: Inner City Tour, Giant Ferris Wheel-Prater-Hundertwasser House Tour, Viennese Music Tour, Danube Island-Heurigen Tour, and Danube-Lobau-Nature Tour. These are provided free of charge and in 12 languages.
In 2006 we started guided tours with another means of transportation - the Segway Human Transporter. The Segway is the first of its kind: a self-balancing, personal transportation device that's designed to operate in any pedestrian environment. It's new, it's cool and a ton of fun! Our 3 hour tours are limited to 8-10 persons accompanied by one guide so you can count on a unique, intimate experience. Great photo ops!
Questions and Answers
The ideal way to see Vienna. Easy route on bike paths or streets with little traffic. Frequent stops for taking pictures.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
March 1996. The idea came to me while I was working at a job that I didn't like.
2. What is your company's mission?
To provide guests in Vienna with the best way to see the city. Also to help those who want to ride the Danube Biek trail between Passau and Vienna and Vienna and Budapest. Last year we started to offer support for those who want to do the Greenways from Vienna to Prague.
3. What does your company specialize in?
Bike rental, bike tour (2 tours daily) and Segway tours.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
Founder/owner is Rick Watts. After college he wanted to take a year off to travel Europe and the year turned into a permanent stay in lovely Vienna. He married an Austrian and has 2 children.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
Most popular? that is a hard questin to answer. Some people like to rent bikes and do the city on their own with our maps and others enjoy a guided tour by bike or Segway.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?