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Boat and Bike Danube MS Normandie

It is wonderful to explore the Danube with boat and bike

Passau - Vienna - Passau

Along the Danube by bike and barge – this is an especially experience since your “swimming” hotel is always with you! You cycle slightly downhill through an impressing landscape. Discover legendary Wachau region and soak into intact forests of the National Park.

Enjoy Vienna – a firework of places of interests! A city which is hard to describe, you have to feel it! During a city tour by bike you visit Stephansdom, the town hall or the ferris wheel. A stroll through Naschmarkt is a cultural and culinary experience. Relax in the comfortable coffee houses and typical wine taverns in the suburbia.

Highlights of this tour are the Danube loop, the UNESCO world cultural heritage Wachau, national park Danube floodplains and the cosmopolitan city Vienna with its numerous places of interest.

Austria

Easy

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 50
Ilka Lange
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Ilka Lange

Itinerary

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 pm, departure around 7 pm Enjoy your first dinner on board and an evening sail to Engelhartszell.

Need a boost? Try some of the special cordials and liqueurs in the Trappist monastery in Engelhartszell. Supposedly, they have "special healing power." Downstream, the way leads you to pretty villages amid natural landscape. For a change take the little ferry boat through the romantic Schlögener loop, where the river makes a very abrupt 180 degree turn (approx. € 3,- per pers.). Shipping from Untermühl to Linz. Tip: discover Linz, the capital of upper Austria while riding on the bright yellow City-Express.

In the early morning shipping to Mauthausen.

You have the possibility to visit the memorial-place KZ-Mauthausen. The Celtic town Mitterkirchen gives you an insight of the past. For easy cyclists the tour leads along the Danube, the alternative route, "Clam Castle," through the beautiful back country of the "Strudengau" is slightly hilly, but a fantastic landscape. Worth a visit in Grein: the impressive Castle of Greinburg.

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.

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.

You should be sure to see the most famous places of interest like the St. Stephens Cathedral and the Hofburg, the gorgeous boulevard "Ringstraβe" with the Burgtheater, the State Opera House or the town hall that takes you back to the past. Take your time in the afternoon to stroll or visit one of the famous Viennese coffee bars.
In the night shipping to Dürnstein or Rossatz.

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.

Every journey draws to an end. 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 am, disembarkation half an hour later. We recommend to arrange connecting trips from noon onwards.

The route

Flat and slightly downhill, for relaxed cycling, suitable for beginners and children.

Netherlands with bike

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance

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Apr 22, 2019 | Oct 7, 2019 |
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May 6, 2019 | Sep 23, 2019 |
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May 20, 2019 | Sep 9, 2019 |
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Jun 3, 2019 | Jun 17, 2019 | Jul 1, 2019 | Jul 15, 2019 | Jul 29, 2019 | Aug 12, 2019 | Aug 26, 2019 |
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Danube by bike & barge - MS Normandie - Main deck, DE-DOSWN-08I-H
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin as sgl room
Boat & Bike Passau-Vienna - MS Normandie - Upper deck days 8, DE-DOSWN-08I-O
Base price
Abschlag 2-Bett-Kabine achtern
Surcharge sgl cabin
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin as sgl room
659,00
50%
799,00
-100,00
250,00
50%
779,00
50%
919,00
-100,00
250,00
50%
859,00
50%
999,00
-100,00
250,00
50%
899,00
50%
1039,00
-100,00
250,00
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Price
7-gear unisex (back pedal brake)
7-gear unisex (free wheel)
Electric bike
70,00
70,00
165,00

Services & Extras

Services included

  • 7 nights in outside cabins of the MS Normandie with private facilities and air condition
  • Programme according itinerary from/to Passau
  • Captains greeting and Welcome-Drink
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Changing of towels and bed cloths if wanted
  • Full meals: 7x breakfast, 6x lunch snack on board (non cyclists) or packed lunch for cyclists, 6x afternoon coffee break, 6x 3-course-dinner and 1x farewell-dinner with farewell-drink
  • Passenger fees and port fees
  • Daily Live-Music
  • Daily informational meeting
  • Information pack with route book (one per cabin)
  • Tour guide on board (does not cycle with group)

Services not included

  • Journey to and from Passau
  • shuttles
  • entrance fees and excursions
  • bike rental
  • travel insurances
  • parking fee
  • ferry fees
  • drinks on board, tips.

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Main station Passau: about 5 km from the pier
  • Parking space inclusive transfer to/from ship 66.-
  • Parking garage inclusive transfer to/from ship € 77.- (registration form in the travel-documents, payable on site)

Embarkation: ca. 4-5 pm, disembarkation: ca.. 10:30 am. • Bicycles on board: unisex trekking bicycles with normal mount (ladies model), 7 gears with coaster breaking hubs or 7 speed freewheel hubs (subject to availability) and pannier bag. E-Bikes are available after prior request and at limited number. Please indicate your body height when you book • To bring your own bike: on request only – due to lack of space on sundeck. • Languages on board: German, English • Cycle tours: all distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours. When a guest does not want to cycle one day, she/he can skip the bike tour and relax on board while cruising to the next harbour. The bike tours are individual, at your own pace, without a tour guide, but with daily briefings on board and detailed bicycle maps and directions. All cycle tours can be classified as being easy. • Luggage: we recommend rainwear, bicycle helmet, sunhat and sneakers. Please be aware that the cabin storage space is very limited • Smoking: the interior of the ship is a non-smoking zone: smoking is only allowed on the sun deck. As a safety measure, a statutory smoking ban applies in all cabins; this means that all cabins and rooms on board are non-smoking areas.• Land excursions: we offer an optional (surcharge - not included in the tour price) excursion programme which can be booked directly on board at the cruise director only. Together with your travel documents you will get a brief description. Depending on the number of participants some excursions could be carried out in 2 languages (German/ English) • Routing/Program: basically, we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program. In case of flood or low tide, the shipping company reserves the right to bridge parts of passages by buses. In extreme situations, the shipping company reserves the right to cancel the journey on short notice. No legal right shall be constituted of both situations. The same applies for officially ordered - previously not announced - repair work on locks or bridges. Please be aware that a cruise ship on the Danube is not only your hotel but also a machine, working with engine power also during the night. Especially crossing locks and bridges - and the preparation work - may cause noise. If you are sensitive please bring your own ear plugs. •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.

This tour has 1 more variation

Ship

Ratings

4.8 of 5 Stars (6 Ratings)
4 stars
Rainer R. DE | 05.09.2018
Rund-um gelungene Reise
Von dem Service an Bord, der Freundlichkeit des Teams, der Qualität des Essens und der ausreichenden Größe der Kabinen waren wir echt überrascht. Die tägliche Erklärung der Touren und die Hilfe bei Problemen durch Jan war professionell. Man fühlte sich echt wohl auf dem Schiff. Auch der Transfer von der Globus-Garage vom Schiff und zurück war bestens organisiert. Es gab insgesamt kaum etwas auszusetzen. Den Kaffee am Abend hätten wir uns aber heiß gewünscht, war leider nur lauwarm. Da könnte noch nachgebessert werden.
5 stars
Hans-Hermann W. DE | 29.04.2018
Tolle Tour
Die täglichen Touren Besprechungen, angeboten Ausflüge, alternative Radstrecken. Das sehr nette und aufmerksame Personal auf der MS Normandie, die abwechslungsreiche und alternative Küche sowie das freundliche Klima auf dem Schiff hat uns gut gefallen.
5 stars
Michael Markowitsch DE | 19.06.2016
Einach nur schön
Die Unterlagen (incl. Zeitangaben) für die Radtour waren selbstsprechend, also auch für Laien lesbar, die Streckenführung an der Donau einfach nur traumhaft, die Tipps der Einkehrschwünge gut!! Wir hatten Unterkunft (Gasthöfe, Pensionen, Kategorie 3) mit Frühstück gebucht und waren mit dem uns geboten restlos zufrieden!!!!! Fazit: Land, Leute und Kulinarik einfach nur traumhaft und daher unbedingt weiterzuempfehlen!!!
Rückenwind Reisen GmbH answered:
Anke Tammen
Danke, Herr Markowitsch! Das ist ja eine begeisterte Bewertung, die meinen Tag sehr verschönert hat. Genauso sollte diese Reise von den Gästen empfunden werden: Landschaftlich einmalig, ein perfekt ausgeschilderter Radweg, eine Hotelellerie für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel und natürlich das wunderbare österreichische ESSEN und TRINKEN!
5 stars
Petra Großklaus DE | 18.05.2016
Tolle Strecke
Es ist eine schöne Tour in schöner Umgebung.Die Radwege sind optimal,auch für Neulinge gut zu schaffen. Ein Lob an den Reiseleiter JAN, der mit viel Humor und Wissen uns auf die bevorstehende Tour vorbereitete. Obwohl ich allein reisend war, fühlte ich mich gut aufgehoben. Es war nicht meine letzte Reise dieser Art.
5 stars
Volker Drews DE | 11.10.2015
Spaß haben und genie0en
Die Reise mit dem Rad war sehr schön. Das Wetter hat uns zwei Tage einen Streich gespielt sind aber aussgewichen (ein Tag auf dem Schiff). Haben nette Leute kennengelernt und auch gemeinsam die Abende verbracht. Die Strecke ist super geschildert, leicht zu fahren. Die Hotels haben uns meistens positiv überrascht. Wir hatten HP, außer 1 Hotel alles super. Fazit: Immer wieder gerne, An/ Abreise muss gut geplant (Flugzeug schneller, wir hatten 7 Std Anreise, 10 Std. Abreise), Wien würde ich auf jeden Fall einen Tag dran hängen. Anreise in Paasau evtl. einen Tag eher.
Rückenwind Reisen GmbH answered:
Anke Tammen
Hallo Herr Drews, es freut uns sehr, dass Sie rundum zufrieden waren und auch noch andere, nette Radler kennengelernt haben! Wir werden um Ihre Anmerkungen hinsichtlich des Abendessens im Arcotel kümmern. Das Gepäck muss um 18.00 Uhr im Hotel sein, das ist garantiert. Meistens ist es vor den Gästen da, weil diese nach unseren Erfahrungen gegen 17.00 Uhr eintreffen. Die Fahrer müssen viele Hotels "abklappern" und das dauert unter Umständen dann auch mal bis 18.00 Uhr. Vielen Dank für Ihre ausführliche Bewertung und die damit verbundene Mühe. 
5 stars
Harald Jünemann DE | 25.08.2015
Tolle Donau Reise
Die Reise hat uns von Anfang bis Ende großen Spass gemacht! Sie war sehr gut vorbereitet und Eurobikes ist ein Profi im Geschäft, in jeder Hinsicht.

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