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Passau-Vienna-Passau 8-day Bike & Barge Tour (MAN)

  • 8days
  • Germany

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8 day Bike and Barge Tour on the Danube

The bike tour along the German / Austrian Danube is a great experience, because your “swimming hotel” is always with you! Gently downhill, you will cycle along lush green river banks, through small, dreamy villages in the impressive Danube landscapes. You will discover the breathtaking natural wonder of the “Great Loop” (a swift 180º turn!) and immerse yourself in legendary Wachau with its vineyard terraces and enchanted castles and monasteries. Then Vienna – an abundance of sights! A city, hardly to describe – you have to see and feel it! Sights like St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the city hall are easy to reach during a wonderful sightseeing tour by bike. A stroll through the Naschmarkt (famous food market) is a wonderful cultural and culinary adventure. You can also relax at any of the cosy coffee houses or at a typical traditional Viennese wine tavern in the suburbs. The highlights of the tour: Passau, the City of 3 rivers, the Schloegen Danube Loop, the World Heritage Site Wachau, Upper Austria’s capital Linz, the cosmopolitan city Vienna with a plethora of sights.

Accommodation:

On board our comfortable premium ship you will find a relaxed and cosy atmosphere. After the bike tour you can use the small inviting wellness area with sauna and whirlpool, read a book in the pleasant library or relax in the panorama salon. Then enjoy your dinner in the restaurant with panoramic view. The spacious and partly shaded sun deck holds deck chairs, which invite you to enjoy the passing scenery. Here is also the storage space for the bicycles. A special highlight is the outdoor pool (8,70 m x 4,50 m, approx. May to August, depending on weather). All 74 cabins are outside cabins, about 14 m² in size, comfortably furnished with hotel beds and featuring en-suite facilities with shower/WC* (*cabins no. 306, 307, 308, 309 with bathtub), hairdryer, TV, safe, in-house telephone and individually adjustable air conditioning. A lift connects the middle deck with the lobby and the restaurant. The upper deck and sundeck are accesible by a stair lift. The main deck can only be reached via the stairs.

Tour character: Level 1 Self-Guided

Nearly all cycle tours can be classified as being easy.

Included in the Bike and Barge Tour:

  • 7 nights in a cabin with shower/toilet and air-conditioning in the booked category
  • Program according to the description from/to Passau
  • Full meals: 7x breakfast, 6x lunch snack on board (non cyclists) or packed lunch for cyclists, 6x afternoon coffee break, 6x 3-course-dinner
  • Bed linen and towels on board; daily cleaning of the cabin
  • Captains greeting and welcoming drink
  • Digital tour information via GUIBO-App with GPS tracks
  • Tour guide on board (does not cycle)
  • Port fees and tourist taxes

Not included in the tour:

  • Transfers to/from the docking place in Passau
  • Other transfers
  • Parking fee
  • Entrance fees & excursions
  • Drinks on board
  • Personal insurances
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • Bike rental
  • Helmets (please BYO or onboard selling 40 EUR cash only

If you would like to rent a bike (89 EUR) or E-Bike (199 EUR), please contact [email protected] when booking

Notes:

  • Upper deck 2 bed cabins from 1399 EUR p.p 
  • Middle deck 2 bed cabins from 1249 EUR p.p 
  • Single travellers on request due to limited cabins 
  • We recommend: rainwear, bicycle helmet, sunhat and sneakers
  • Travel documents EU-citizens (without special situations like dual citizenship, main residence abroad or a limited-validity passport) are required to have a valid passport or ID-card, not expiring within six (6) months of the return of your cruise. We kindly ask non-EU citizens, EU-nationals with multiple citizenship or anybody who has to respect special legal entry requirements for the country to visit, to inform about visa and entry documents at the competent embassy.
  • This trip is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility. We recommend that you take out a travel health insurance with repatriation coverage as well as baggage, accident and travel cancellation insurances
  • To bring your own bike is on request due to limited space 
  • Minimum guests 90

Arrival/ Departure/ Parking:

  • Parking space inclusive transfer to/from ship € 80.-
  • Parking garage inclusive transfer to/from ship € 94.-
  • Embarkation from 4-5:00pm | Disembarkation approx 10:30am
  • Departures Friday

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  • Day 1

    Embarkation: Passau Passau – Engelhartszell

    The Episcopal city close to the Bavarian/Austrian border is also known as the “City of three Rivers.” Boarding time is at approx. 4-5 p.m., departure around 7 p.m. Enjoy your first dinner onboard and an evening sail to Engelhartszell.

  • Day 2

    Engelhartszell - Great Loop – Brandstatt - Linz, ca. 44 - 47 km

    The day starts in Engelhartszell (the only Trappist monastery in Austria), where we head towards the "Great Loop" - one of the most beautiful and original sectors of the Danube. Your cycling will encounter small villages and cosy must-see taverns. For a change take the little ferry boat through the romantic Schlögener loop, where the river makes a very abrupt 180-degree turn (approx. € 6.- per pers.). Shipping from Brandstatt to Linz. Tip: discover Linz, the capital of upper Austria while riding on the bright yellow City-Express

  • Day 3

    Linz – Mauthausen – Grein (Approx. 36-40km/21.6 mi.)

    Shipping to Mauthausen. You have the possibility to visit the memorial-place KZ-Mauthausen. The Celtic town Mit-terkirchen gives you an insight of the past. The route continues through the fertile area of the Machland region. The destination of the day's stage is the charming town of Grein. Also called “the pearl of the Strudengau” due to its idyllic location. Worth a visit in Grein: the impressive Castle of Greinburg.

  • Day 4

    Grein – Melk - Tulln (Approx. 50 km/30 mi.)

    Today’s stage is marked by a diverse landscape. At the beginning, there is the Strudengau – a narrow point of the Danube which used to be notorious amongst skippers. The valley expands from Persenbeug and the bike tour leads you further to Melk with its gorgeous baroque monastery of the Benedictine brethren. On deck, you enjoy the sunset and the beautiful evening illumination of the Wachau. Today’s final destination is Tulln, famous for its numerous market gardens where the famous Art Nouveau artist Egon Schiele was born.

  • Day 5

    Tulln – Vienna-Nussdorf (Approx. 32-39 km/21mi.)

    Right in front of Vienna’s entrance, embedded in a breathtaking landscape, the monastery of Klosterneuburg is situated. You can already see the cupola of this 900 year old baroque building from a distance. “Kahlenbergerdorf” with it’s wine taverns is definitely worth a visit. After a stroll through the vineyards, you can enjoy the panoramic view over Vienna

  • Day 6

    Vienna – Nussdorf / (day of rest)

    You should be sure to see the most famous places of interest like the St. Stephens Cathedral and the Hofburg. You can take a city tour by bike (optional, not included). The gorgeous boulevard“Ringstraβe” with the Burgtheater, the State Opera House and the town hall takes you back to the past. Take your time in the afternoon to stroll or visit one of the famous Viennese coffee bars. Inthe night shipping to Dürnstein or Rossatz.

  • Day 7

    Wachau – Pöchlarn (Approx. 40-50km.)

    Your last biking day is a special highlight! Amidst small dreamy villages, apricot trees, vineyards,castles, monasteries and ruins, this gentle hilly landscape enchants everybody. A powerful ruin looms above the small Baroque town of Dürnstein, while the blue tower of the monastery church is a landmark of Wachau. In the evening farewell dinner and cocktail.

  • Day 8

    Disembarkation: Passau

    Once again you enjoy on deck the first sunbeams and the peaceful silence of the Danube Valley. Take a last sight at the Schlögener Schlinge (“Great Loop”) before you arrive relaxed at Passau. Arrival is about 10 a.m., disembarkation half an hour later.We recommend to arrange connecting trips from noon onwards

    All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours. The tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons.

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Tours marked with are special prices.

Start End Max. No. Guests Accommodation Price p.p.
Jul 18 2025 Jul 25 2025 100 Single rooms 1,469€
Double rooms 1,049€
Jul 25 2025 Aug 01 2025 100 Single rooms 1,469€
Double rooms 1,049€
Aug 22 2025 Aug 29 2025 100 Single rooms 1,469€
Double rooms 1,049€
Aug 29 2025 Sep 05 2025 100 Single rooms 1,469€
Double rooms 1,049€

Car rental in Germany

If you would like to drive yourself before or after your tour, ask us for a quote on any brand new Renault, Peugeot or Citroen vehicle for driving in Europe.

Pick up your vehicle from most capital cities in Europe and return it to your drop off destination. Top insurance cover. Email [email protected] for a competitive quote

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