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Danube Cycle Path, Short Tour

From Linz to Vienna

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 will start this trip in Linz, the capitol of the Upper Austrian district. Sure you will love the breathtaking natural beauty of the Danube and 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.

Short tour possible
  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Individual
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Itinerary

Individual arrival to the Upper Austrian capital of Linz. The historic old town 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 walk through the Donaulände park.

The route guides you away from the course of the Danube via St. Florian (Augustinian monastery) to Enns. There you can view the town square with its 60 meter high town tower, the landmark of the oldest town in Austria, or you visit the archaeological collection in the municipal museum Lauriacum. Back on the Danube you cycle alongside and reach the beautiful little baroque town of Grein. Here you have the opportunity to visit the oldest municipal theater in Austria that is still being used. Additionally you can visit the maritime museum or Greinburg castle.

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. 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 the 1000-year old town of Krems, and finish your tour in Tulln. A stay in the Wachau region means that you simply have to take part in a wine tasting, which we would be pleased to organize for you.

You will pass through the little wine towns of Spitz and Weißenkirchen, cycle past the Dürnstein Castle ruin, and the 1000-year old town of Krems, and finish your tour in Tulln. A stay in the Wachau region means that you simply have to take part in a wine tasting, which we would be pleased to organize for you.

If you are interested in we would be pleased to book some extra nights for you.

Tour character

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

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: transfer
  Season 1
27.03.2021 - 09.04.2021
02.10.2021 - 09.10.2021

Season 2
10.04.2021 - 30.04.2021
18.09.2021 - 01.10.2021

Season 3
01.05.2021 - 17.09.2021

Danube Cycle Path, 6 days, arrival Linz, cat. A, AT-DORLW-06A
Base price
429.00
499.00
539.00
Surcharge half board 115.00 115.00 115.00
Surcharge single room 179.00 179.00 179.00
Danube Cycle Path, 6 days, arrival Linz, cat. B, AT-DORLW-06B
Base price
359.00
429.00
469.00
Surcharge half board 105.00 105.00 105.00
Surcharge single room 139.00 139.00 139.00

Category A: Carefully selected hotels **** (it might be 1 ***), often best hotel on place

Category B: Accommodation at guest houses and hotels ***, in Linz and Vienna ****

Season 1
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
Oct 2, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021
Season 2
Apr 10, 2021 - Apr 30, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 1, 2021
Season 3
May 1, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Danube Cycle Path, 6 days, arrival Linz, cat. A, AT-DORLW-06A
Base price
Surcharge half board
Surcharge single room
Danube Cycle Path, 6 days, arrival Linz, cat. B, AT-DORLW-06B
Base price
Surcharge half board
Surcharge single room
429.00
115.00
179.00
359.00
105.00
139.00
499.00
115.00
179.00
429.00
105.00
139.00
539.00
115.00
179.00
469.00
105.00
139.00

Category A: Carefully selected hotels **** (it might be 1 ***), often best hotel on place

Category B: Accommodation at guest houses and hotels ***, in Linz and Vienna ****

Season 1
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
Oct 2, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021
Season 2
Apr 10, 2021 - Apr 30, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 1, 2021
Season 3
May 1, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021
Linz
Double room p. P. Cat.A
Single room
Vienna
Double room p. P. Cat. A
Single room
Linz
Double room p. P. Cat. B
Single room
Vienna
Double room p. P. Cat. B
Single room
59.00
89.00
69.00
119.00
55.00
85.00
59.00
99.00
59.00
89.00
69.00
119.00
55.00
85.00
59.00
99.00
59.00
89.00
69.00
119.00
55.00
85.00
59.00
99.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: transfer
  Season 1
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 9, 2021
Oct 2, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021

Season 2
Apr 10, 2021 - Apr 30, 2021
Sep 18, 2021 - Oct 1, 2021

Season 3
May 1, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021

Linz
Double room p. P. Cat.A 59.00 59.00 59.00
Single room 89.00 89.00 89.00
Vienna
Double room p. P. Cat. A 69.00 69.00 69.00
Single room 119.00 119.00 119.00
Linz
Double room p. P. Cat. B 55.00 55.00 55.00
Single room 85.00 85.00 85.00
Vienna
Double room p. P. Cat. B 59.00 59.00 59.00
Single room 99.00 99.00 99.00
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21-gears unisex incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear unisex with back pedal brake incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
rental bike PLUS incl. rental bike insurance
79.00
79.00
79.00
179.00
129.00
Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Services
  • Overnight stays in the chosen category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • If half-board is booked: 4x 3-course dinner (in Vienna B&B only)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels (no limit in pieces)
  • Service-hotline for the duration of the tour
  • Excellently planned routes
  • Detailed travel information
  • Personal tour information on spot
  • 1 wine tasting in the Wachau valley
  • Rental bike insurance
  • GPS tracks available upon request
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Linz is easily reached by train. Next airport: Linz, Munich, or Vienna.
  • Hotel parking garage; no reservation possible and necessary, payable on spot; Price: approx. 17 € per day.
  • Daily return transfer from Vienna by van possible; pick-up at the hotel, duration approx. 2.5 hours, € 59,- per person including bike, reservation in advance necessary, payable on spot.

Please note:

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

This tour has 1 more variation

Contact & booking

Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.