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Danube Passau-Vienna 6-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 1

  • 6days
  • Austria

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Danube Self-guided Cycling Tour from Passau to Vienna

Explore the paths along the blue Danube River just like the Romans, the legendary Nibelungs, and even some of 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 start your trip in 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 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 light and sweet cider all the way to the wines of the Buschenschenken taverns in the Wachau region. This cycle tour is a true classic and an ideal option for your organised sporty cycling holidays.

Tour character: Level 1

Casual Cyclist. Flat or slightly downhill route along the Danube; well-built cycling path almost off-road all the time. Minor roads make up only very short sections of this route – the Danube cycle path is a perfectly laid out cycle route.

Included in the Cycling Tour:

5 nights in 3* and 4* accommodation
Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
Welcome briefing (German, English)
Luggage transfer between hotels
Well developed route
Detailed travel information 1x per room (German, English, French) with 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
Half board available (99 euro)
Danube Card in upper Austria
GPS-data is available
Service hotline

Arrival / parking / departure:

Passau train station
Munich and Vienna airport
Passau: Public car park approx. €35 per week, no reservation possible/necessary
Good train connections from Vienna to Passau

Departure any day

If you would like to rent a bike or e-bike, please contact our office wehn booking: [email protected]

Bike: 65 euro E-bike: 150 euro

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Passau

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

  • Day 2

    Passau – Aschach/Brandstatt approx. 70 - 80km

    You will cycle along the river Inn to the city of three rivers, 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). You will cycle through the nature reserve Donauleiten and reach the Schlögen bend on its northern side. Here, the granite stone was too hard an opponent and the Danube had to make a 180° turn. You will have time to watch this natural phenomenon during a ferry ride to the other side of the river, where you will find your hotel.

  • Day 3

    Aschach/Brandstatt - Ardagger/Grein approx. 80km

    Today, you will ride your bike through the green of the Eferdinger Becken (basin) via Aschach, Ottensheim, and Wilhering to the Upper Austrian capital Linz. Following the motto, ͞In Linz beginnt’s͟ (͞It starts in Linz͟) you can begin your city tour in one of the many restaurants in the historic old town. Further highlights of the European culture capital of 2009 are the magnificent views from the Pöstlingberg or a stroll along the Danube. Later, you will continue your trip towards Strudengau and Nibelungengauto Grein and its surroundings.

  • Day 4

    Ardagger/Grein – Krems approx. 85km

    From the Baroque town of Grein, with the oldest city theatre in Austria, you will ride your bike down the river. In Melk, you should stop briefly and look up – otherwise you may miss the beauty of the abbey Melk, which towers above the Danube. Then, you will cycle via the wine towns of Spitz and Weißenkirchen and past the ruins of the castle Dürnstein to your hotel in Krems. Today, we will organise wine tasting for you –which is a must during a visit to the Wachau region.

  • Day 5

    Krems – Vienna approx. 80km

    From the 1,000-year-old city Krems, you will cycle via Traismauer and visit the Roman town of Tulln. Here, you can once again enjoy the tranquility and culture (e.g. with a visit to the Egon Schiele museum) of the rural area before you will get to the Danube metropolis of Vienna. Enjoy a cup of ͞Verlängerter͟ coffee and a piece of the famous cake Sachertorte in one of the typical Viennese coffee houses or visit the main attractions of the city during a ride with one of the famous ͞Fiaker͟ (horse-drawn carriages).

  • Day 6

    Departure or extension of your stay in Vienna

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Aug 10 2019 Aug 15 2019 12 Single rooms 550€
Double rooms 435€
Aug 17 2019 Aug 22 2019 12 Single rooms 550€
Double rooms 435€
Aug 24 2019 Aug 29 2019 12 Single rooms 550€
Double rooms 435€
Aug 31 2019 Sep 05 2019 12 Single rooms 550€
Double rooms 435€
Sep 07 2019 Sep 12 2019 12 Single rooms 494€
Double rooms 379€
Sep 14 2019 Sep 19 2019 12 Single rooms 494€
Double rooms 379€
Sep 21 2019 Sep 26 2019 12 Single rooms 494€
Double rooms 379€
Sep 28 2019 Oct 03 2019 12 Single rooms 464€
Double rooms 349€
Oct 05 2019 Oct 10 2019 12 Single rooms 464€
Double rooms 349€
Oct 12 2019 Oct 17 2019 12 Single rooms 464€
Double rooms 349€

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