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Three rivers Cycling Tour 5-days around Passau Level 1

  • 5days
  • Germany

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Choose your itinerary 5-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Passau

Passau in the southeast of Germany is located at the Austrian border. Situated at the confluence of the rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz, Passau is worldwide known as "The Three Rivers City". The diocesan town, with its charm and atmosphere it is one of the most beautiful and imposing cities along the Danube. Immerge into the idyllic scenery along the Austrian Danube Cycle Path, bike on the Inn Cycle Path to the baroque town of Schärding, discover the Bavarian part of the Danube Cycle Path along your way to Vilshofen and enjoy the view over the upper Danube Valley during a ship passage. 


  • Passau with its charming old city center with the world’s largest cathedral organ– natural spectacle 
  • Danube Loop “Schlögener Schlinge”
  • Baroque town Schärding 
  • Benedictine abbey Schweiklberg 
  • Trappist monastery Engelszell 

Tour Character: Level 1

The cycling path is completely paved from one end to the other, flat, only few slight increases around Passau. All bike routes can be customized and accordingly planned. 

Included in the Cycling Tour:

  • 4 nights in 4* hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast or 4x dinner (surcharge)
  • 1x ship ride Passau-Schlögen-Passau (only possible on Thursday, Saturday & Sunday) 
  • 1x Three River Sightseeing boat tour in Passau
  • 7-day service-Hotline 
  • Handlebar bag with maps and information material per room 

Not included in the Tour:

  • Local tax payable on spot (approx. € 1 - 2,5 per person/night)
  • Arrival and departure


  • Parking: approx. € 7,-/day. Reservation not possible
  • Departure daily


  • All bike tours are unescorted

  • The mileage and approximations are distances of the recommended routes
  • Please be prepared by packing all necessary items
  • This cycling tour is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Requests in special cases are possible

Please book your bike (88 EUR) or e-bike (198 EUR) when you book the tour: [email protected]

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  • Day 1


    Individual arrival to Passau. Check in, bike pick-up and travel information handover.

  • Day 2

    Routings/program suggestions

    Ship ride to the Danube Loop + bike ride, approx. 57km (possible on Thursday, Saturday & Sunday)

    In the early morning you take the excursion boat through the upper Danube Valley until Schlögen, the gate to the famous Danube Loop „Donauschlinge“, where the river makes a turn of 180 degrees. Experience the idyllic scenery along the steep densely wooded hillsides by bike. Pass by small villages, typical taverns attract with regional specialties. With the tiny wooden ferryboats you can change numerous times from bank to bank. A fantastic start, ideal for the first bike ride of your tour. Back to Passau by ship

  • Day 3

    Inn Cycle Path to the baroque town of Schärding, approx. 33km

    Starting from the "Three River City of Passau" you bike through the green floodplain along the river Inn. Changing again and again between Austrian and German territory you cycle through dreamy scenery. The old skipper town Wernstein, midst the fertile countryside of the "Sauwald" region is guarded by two castles: Castle Neuburg and Castle Wernstein. A special scenery can be seen at the Inn narrowness, where you can find various flora. The crowning highlight is the baroque pearl Schärding, which enchants with cultural and culinary specialties

  • Day 4

    Ancient Bavarians routing to Abbey Engelszell, approx. 54km

    On one of the most famous bike paths - the Danube Cycle Path. Our bike ride leads us through charming nature, passing the castle Obernzell, the "Haus am Strom" – an exhibition centre until we reach the one and only Trappist monastery of Austria in Engelhartszell, which you can reach by ferry. You cycle back to Passau on the other river bank

  • Day 5

    Danube Cycle Path to Monastery Schweiklberg, approx. 50km

    The classical Danube Cycle path leads you through a picturesque narrow valley through the southern extensions of the Bavarian Forest. You are heading to "The Small Three River City Vilshofen", where the rivers Vilshofen and Wolfach merge into the Danube. The Benedictine monastery Schweikelberg is located high over the city. The herbal liqueur of Schweikelberg is a former medicine which has been used at home, wide spread until Siberia

  • Day 6


    Individual departure or extension.

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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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