Arrival in Passau
Stroll through the “New Centre” of Passau, the town of three rivers, which has been completely redesigned as a pedestrian, car-free area. In the evening welcome briefing and bike fitting.
Before you cycle, visit the cathedral where you can enjoy the sounds of the largest church organ in the world (except Sundays and public holidays). Then you start along the Danube, first passing Obernzell and finally arriving in Engelhartszell (the only Trappist monastery in Austria). You will cycle through the nature reserve Donauleiten, from where you will reach the Schlögen Bend to the north. This is where granite proved to be too much of an opponent and forced the Danube to change directions by 180 degrees. While a ferry takes you to the other side of the river to your hotel you have time to look at this natural phenomenon.
Today you will cycle through the green Eferdinger basin via the market towns of Aschach, Ottensheim and Wilhering and all the way to the Upper Austrian capital of Linz. The historical Old Town of Linz 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 stroll through the Donaulände park.
On the fourth day you will take a little detour away from the course of the Danube to St. Florian (Augustinian monastery) and to Enns. In Enns you can go to the town square with its 60 metre town tower, the landmark of the oldest town in Austria, or you visit the archaeological collection in the municipal museum Lauriacum. Afterwards, you will return to the river, first reaching the beautiful little baroque town of Grein. Here you have the opportunity to visit the oldest municipal theatre in Austria that is still being used. Or 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. In your today´s destination Melk you should look up or you will miss the beautiful 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 and cycle further to Dürnstein with its Castle ruin.
Soon you will reach the 1000 year old town Krems. Take time for a stroll through the old part of this beautiful city. Further you cycle to the Roman town of Tulln. There you can enjoy the silence and culture of the rural region over again. Sight to visit: Egon-Schiele-museum.
With the last kilometres of the cycling tour you will reach the Danube metropolis Vienna in a very relaxed way. After your arrival you will move into your room and can enjoy all the advantages of the city for the rest of the day. Treat yourself to a "Verlängerten" and a slice of the famous Sachertorte in one of Vienna's typical coffee houses. Stroll along Vienna's parade shopping street, the Mariahilfer Straße, visit St. Stephen's Cathedral or see the most important sights with a ride in one of the famous "Fiaker".
If you want to extend your stay in Vienna, we are happy to organize some extra nights. Transfer back by van possible.
Flat or slightly downhill along the Danube; well-built cycling path almost all the way without motor vehicles. Minor roads make up only very short sections of this route - the Danube cycle path is a perfect example of a cycle route.
| Season 1 |
01.04.2023 - 14.04.2023
30.09.2023 - 07.10.2023
| Season 2 |
15.04.2023 - 05.05.2023
16.09.2023 - 29.09.2023
| Season 3 |
06.05.2023 - 15.09.2023
|Donau cycling path Passau - Vienna, 9 days, AT-DORPW-09L|
|Base price|| |
|Surcharge half board 6x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) Vienna and Budapest BB||259.00||259.00||259.00|
|Surcharge single room||529.00||529.00||529.00|
| Season 1 |
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023
Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
| Season 2 |
Apr 15, 2023 - May 5, 2023
Sep 16, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023
| Season 3 |
May 6, 2023 - Sep 15, 2023
|Double room p. P.||89.00||89.00||89.00|
|Surcharge single room||40.00||40.00||40.00|
|Double room p. P.||159.00||159.00||159.00|
|Surcharge single room||120.00||120.00||120.00|
- 8 Overnights in hotels of the booked category incl. breakfast buffet or extended breakfast
- Half-board if booked: at least three-course-dinner or buffet (sometimes outside with voucher and not in the hotel)
- Personal welcome briefing (GE,EN)
- At best elaborated route with maps (GE,EN)
- Detailed travel documents with maps 1x per room (GE,EN)
- App for Navigation and GPS-data available
- Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
- For rental bikes, rental bike insurance
- Service hotline
- Arrival and departure
- Costs for parking
- City tax
- Optional sightseeings
- City maps
- Repairs of own bike
- Travel Insurances
- Costs of the private requirements
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Arrival by car or train to Passau.
- Next airports: Linz, Munich or Vienna.
- There are public parking spaces with obligatory parking fees. No reservation possible, payable on spot; price is about € 35,- / week.
- Return transfer by minibus daily approx. 3 p.m. from hotel in Vienna, journey time approx. 4 hours, cost € 75,- per person. For the return transport of your own bike we charge € 29,- extra. Reservation required, payable in advance!
- Alternatively: return journey by train; train ticket is available in advance for € 25,- per person (doesn´t include the transfer of own bikes).