Schärding - Vienna, 8 days

Danube bike path - classic

From the baroque city to the capital

On this tour you can expect a leisurely bike ride on which you can discover famous landmarks along the route and partly also some hidden secrets. You will start your tour in the baroque town of Schärding, where you will get to know the traditional inn “Zur Bums’n” on the first evening. Enjoy a “Halbe Bier“ (half a litre of beer) and try to find out what the name of this quaint inn means and how this name has a different background than many people might think…

You will cycle along the Danube cycle path through different landscapes until you reach the Danube metropolis of Vienna, where you should definitely visit the “Wurstelprater“, the famous amusement park. Along the way, you will be fascinated by unique nature, such as the Schlögen bend or the Wachau region. During your trip, you will also get the chance to indulge in the region’s culinary delights. Whether traditional dishes from the rural cuisine or sparkling wine and sweet and light cider from the Wachau region, everyone will find something that they like. Ride your bike “From the Tavern Bums’n to Vienna’s Prater” and feel the pure joy of life on our great anniversary tour…

Classic

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • self guided
Blick auf die Dreiflüssestadt Passau

Itinerary

Welcome reception and bike fitting. Stroll through the quaint baroque town of Schärding and try to find out about what the name of the inn “Zur Bums’n” means. If you can tell the host the story of the origin of the name, he will buy you a beer...

You will cycle along the river Inn to the three river city, Passau. Here, we recommend a short city tour or a visit to the cathedral, where you can listen to the largest church organ in the world (except Sundays and holidays). Then, you will continue your journey along the Danube via Obernzell to Engelhartszell (the only Trappist monastery in Austria, liquor tasting) and further through the nature reserve Donauleiten.

Today, you will reach the Schlögen bend on its northern side. Here, Europe’s second largest river is forced by the granite of the Bohemian Massif into a unique 180° turn.  You will have time to watch this natural phenomenon during a ferry ride to the other side of the river. Following the motto, “In Linz beginnt’s” (“It starts in Linz”) you can begin your city tour in one of the many restaurants in the historic old town.

 

On the fourth day, you will take a little detour away from the course of the Danube 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 can visit the archaeological collection in the municipal museum Lauriacum. In the beautiful baroque town of Grein you will have the opportunity to get an impression of the oldest still performing city theatre in Austria. Additionally, you can visit the maritime museum or Greinburg castle.

The Strudengau – once feared by the sailors – is now awaiting the cyclists. Where once the currents of the Danube had to be fought against, one can now cycle comfortably. In Maria Taferl and Melk you can see magnificent churches located high above the Danube, which attract thousands of visitors each year.

You will continue your tour to the 1,000-year-old town of Krems. On the way, the monastery Göttweig, located high above the Danube, leads the way to the flower city of Tulln.

Your tour ends in the Danube metropolis of Vienna. Don’t forget to visit the “Wurstelprater”, the vibrant entertainment area of Vienna’s Prater and experience its positive mood. In the famous “Schweizerhaus” restaurant you can enjoy a piece of “Stelze” (knuckle of pork), gaining energy for further explorations of the city.

Tour character

Flat or slightly downhill along the Danube; well-built cycle 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 tly made cycle route.

Prices and events

All data at a glance
Season 1
Mar 24, 2018 - Apr 27, 2018
Sep 29, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018
Season 2
Apr 28, 2018 - May 25, 2018
Sep 8, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018
Season 3
May 26, 2018 - Sep 7, 2018
Danube Cycle Path 8 days, cat. A, arrival Schärding, AT-DORSW-08A
Base price
Surcharge half board
Surcharge single room
Danube Cycle Path 8 days, cat. B, arrival Schärding, AT-DORSW-08B
Base price
Surcharge half board
Surcharge single room
639,00
165,00
209,00
535,00
149,00
169,00
689,00
165,00
209,00
585,00
149,00
169,00
745,00
165,00
209,00
639,00
149,00
169,00

Category A: Carefully chosen guest houses and hotels ***/****

Category B: Accommodation in guest houses, inns, and hotels with ***-level

Season 1
Mar 24, 2018 - Apr 27, 2018
Sep 29, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018
Season 2
Apr 28, 2018 - May 25, 2018
Sep 8, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018
Season 3
May 26, 2018 - Sep 7, 2018
Schärding A Komfort
extra night p.p. dbl/bb
extra night sgl/bb
Vienna A Komfort
extra night p.p. dbl/bb
extra night sgl/bb
Schärding B Standard
extra night p.p. dbl/bb
extra night sgl/bb
Vienna B Standard
extra night p.p. dbl/bb
extra night sgl/bb
65,00
90,00
65,00
98,00
55,00
84,00
65,00
98,00
65,00
90,00
65,00
98,00
55,00
84,00
65,00
98,00
65,00
90,00
65,00
98,00
55,00
84,00
65,00
98,00
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 chosen category
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • If half board is booked: 7 x 3-course dinner (in Vienna B&B)
  • Welcome briefing
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
  • Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)

 

  • Danube Card in upper Austria
  • GPS-data is available
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Service hotline

 

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Schärding train station
  • Munich and Vienna airport
  • free public car park on the Eurobike premesis directly on the cycle path.
  • Return transfer by minibus to Schärding every day in the afternoon, this costs € 55 per person incl. your bike, to be paid at the time, reservation is necessary
  • Good train connections from Vienna to Schärding

Please note!

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

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