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Passau - Vienna

Danube bike path - classic

So versatile is Austria.

Explore the paths along the blue Danube River just like the Romans, the legendary Nibelungs, and even Europe’s powerful kings and emperors did before you. You will get to know the beauty and historical significance of this ancient military and trading route. Never far away from the cool, clear water of the Danube, you will enjoy one of Europe’s most beautiful and popular cycle routes.

You can either start your trip in the baroque town of Schärding  or Passau, the town of three rivers. You will cycle through various districts of Upper and Lower Austria and finally to the Danube metropolis of Vienna. You will love the breathtaking natural beauty of the Danube valley and the Schlögen bend  or perhaps you will fall in love with the landscapes along the Danube river such as the Machland, the Strudengau,  or the famous Wachau. In the rural areas, to accompany these wonderful impressions, you can enjoy many traditional Austrian delicacies. Your physical wellbeing will be well catered for, from savoury dumpling specialities and moreish must all the way to the wines of the Buschenschenken taverns in the Wachau region.  This cycle tour is a true classic and is ideally suited as a first cycling holiday with the whole family.

Classic

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • self guided

Itinerary

"Three Rivers Town "

Take a walk through the “New Centre” of Passau, the town of three rivers, which has been completely redesigned as a pedestrian, car-free area.

“Upper Danube Valley”

 

Along the river Inn you will come to Passau, the town of three rivers. We recommend that you take a guided tour of the town, and visit the cathedral where you can enjoy the sounds of the largest church organ in the world (except Sundays and public holidays). Then you will continue along the Danube, first passing Obernzell and finally arriving in Engelhartszell (the only Trappist monastery in Austria). You will then cycle through the nature reserve Donauleiten, from where you will reach the Schlögen Bend to the north. This is where granite proved to be too much of an opponent and forced the Danube to change directions by 180 degrees. While a ferry takes you to the other side of the river to your hotel you have time to look at this natural phenomenon.

 

“Danube Bend”

 

Today you will cycle through the green Eferdinger basin via the market towns of Aschach, Ottensheim and Wilhering and all the way to the Upper Austrian capital of Linz. The historical Old Town of Linz has many pubs and eateries for you to discover. Other highlights of the European Capital of Culture 2009 include the magnificent views from Pöstlingberg mountain and a stroll through the Donaulände park.

“Through the Marchland”

 

On the fourth day you will take a little detour away from the course of the Danube to St. Florian (Augustinian monastery) and to Enns. In Enns you can go to the town square with its 60 metre town tower, the landmark of the oldest town in Austria, or you visit the archaeological collection in the municipal museum Lauriacum. Afterwards, you will return to the river, first reaching the beautiful little baroque town of Grein. Here you have the opportunity to visit the oldest municipal theatre in Austria that is still being used. Or you can visit the maritime museum or Greinburg castle.

“Strudengau and Nibelungengau”

 

This section of the Danube, the Strudengau, was once feared by sailors, now you can cycle along it. Where they used to fight against the Danube currents you can now take a leisurely cycle ride. In Maria Taferl, high above the Danube, you will find the magnificent pilgrimage church, which attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.

“Wachau”

 

You should make a little stop in Melk and look up or you will miss the beautiful Stift Melk monastery that overlooks the Danube. As soon as you leave the town you will get into the picturesque Wachau region, where you can enjoy the charming atmosphere of the region’s typical orchards and vineyards. You will pass through the little wine towns of Spitz and Weißenkirchen, cycle past the Dürnstein Castle ruin, and finish your journey in the 1000-year old town of Krems or in Tulln. A stay in the Wachau region means that you simply have to take part in a wine tasting, which we have organised for you.

“Vienna Woods”

The final kilometres of your bike tour will be a relaxed trip to the Danube metropolis of Vienna. According to the variant part of the stage is covered by train. As soon as you arrive you can occupy your room and then enjoy all the amenities of the city for the rest of the day. Treat yourself to a Viennese-style Americano coffee and a piece of the famous Sachertorte cake in one of Vienna’s typical coffee houses. Take a stroll along Vienna’s Parade shopping street, along Mariahilfer Strasse, visit the St Stephen’s Cathedral or see the main sights and take a trip in one of the famous Fiaker cabs.

Tour character

Flat or slightly downhill along the Danube; well-built cycling path almost all the way without motor vehicles. Minor roads make up only very short sections of this route – the Danube cycle path is a perfect example of a cycle route.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 6, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019
Season 2
Apr 27, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Season 3
May 25, 2019 - Sep 6, 2019
Danube Cycle Path 8 days, cat. A, arrival Passau, AT-DORPW-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board
Danube Cycle Path 8 days, cat. B, arrival Passau, AT-DORPW-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board
Danube Cycle Path 8 days, cat. C, arrival Passau, AT-DORPW-08C
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board
649,00
215,00
165,00
549,00
175,00
149,00
489,00
155,00
149,00
699,00
215,00
165,00
599,00
175,00
149,00
529,00
155,00
149,00
759,00
215,00
165,00
659,00
175,00
149,00
569,00
155,00
149,00

Category A: 4****-hotels or the best local hotels

Category B: 4****- and 3***-hotels

Category C: 3***-hotels, guest houses and inns

Season 1
Apr 6, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019
Season 2
Apr 27, 2019 - May 24, 2019
Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Season 3
May 25, 2019 - Sep 6, 2019
Passau A Komfort
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Vienna A Komfort
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Passau B Standard
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Vienna B Standard
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Passau C (einfach)
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Vienna C (einfach)
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65,00
90,00
65,00
100,00
55,00
84,00
65,00
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55,00
84,00
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Price
21-gear unisex
21-gear gents
7-gear unisex with back pedal brake
7-gear gents with back pedal brake
Electric bike
Child bike
75,00
75,00
75,00
75,00
170,00
75,00

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • If half board is booked: 6 x 3-course dinner (in Vienna B&B)
  • Welcome briefing
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
  • developed route
  • Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • 1x ferry ride (Au-Schlögen) incl. bike
  • 1x wine tasting in the Wachau region
  • Danube Card in upper Austria
  • GPS-data is available
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Schärding and Passau train station
  • Munich and Vienna airport
  • Schärding: Free public car park on the Eurobike premises directly on the cycle path.
  • Passau: Public car park approx. € 30 per week, no reservation possible/necessary
  • Return transfer with van from Vienna, daily in the afternoon. Costs € 55 per person, bike included. Reservation necessary.
  • Good train connections between Vienna and Schärding/Passau

Please note!

Where visitor´s tax is due, it is not included in the tour price.