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Danube bike path

Danube bike path

The classic 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 can either start your trip in the baroque town of Schärding or 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 river 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 moreish must all the way to the wines of the Buschenschenken taverns in the Wachau region.  This cycle tour is a true classic and is ideally suited as a first cycling holiday with the whole family.

Germany
Austria
Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

"Baroque Town or Three Rivers Town "

Stroll through the pretty little baroque town of Schärding and marvel at the famous Silberzeile lane, or take a walk through the “New Centre” of Passau, the town of three rivers, which has been completely redesigned as a pedestrian, car-free area.

“Upper Danube Valley”

Along the river Inn you will come to Passau, the town of three rivers. We recommend that you take a guided tour of the town, and visit the cathedral where you can enjoy the sounds of the largest church organ in the world (except Sundays and public holidays). Then you will continue along the Danube, first passing Obernzell and finally arriving in Engelhartszell (the only Trappist monastery in Austria). You will then 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.

“Danube Bend”

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.

“Through the Marchland”

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.

“Strudengau and Nibelungengau”

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.

“Wachau”

You should make a little stop in Melk and look up or you will miss the beautiful Stift Melk 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, cycle past the Dürnstein Castle ruin, and finish your journey in the 1000-year old town of Krems or in Tulln. A stay in the Wachau region means that you simply have to take part in a wine tasting, which we have organised for you.

“Vienna Woods”

The final kilometres of your bike tour will be a relaxed trip to the Danube metropolis of Vienna. According to the variant part of the stage is covered by train. As soon as you arrive you can occupy your room and then enjoy all the amenities of the city for the rest of the day. Treat yourself to a Viennese-style Americano coffee and a piece of the famous Sachertorte cake in one of Vienna’s typical coffee houses. Take a stroll along Vienna’s Parade shopping street, along Mariahilfer Strasse, visit the St Stephen’s Cathedral or see the main sights and take a trip in one of the famous Fiaker cabs.

Individual departure or extension.

The route

Easy - 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.

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Passau
  Season 1
02.04.2022 - 15.04.2022
01.10.2022 - 08.10.2022

Season 2
16.04.2022 - 06.05.2022
10.09.2022 - 30.09.2022

Season 3
07.05.2022 - 09.09.2022

Danube Cycle Path 8 days, cat. A, arrival Passau, AT-DORPW-08A
Base price
729.00
799.00
859.00
Surcharge single room 239.00 239.00 239.00
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 169.00 169.00 169.00
Danube Cycle Path 8 days, cat. B, arrival Passau, AT-DORPW-08B
Base price
629.00
699.00
759.00
Surcharge single room 229.00 229.00 229.00
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 155.00 155.00 155.00
Danube Cycle Path 8 days, cat. C, arrival Passau, AT-DORPW-08C
Base price
559.00
599.00
659.00
Surcharge single room 229.00 229.00 229.00
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 155.00 155.00 155.00
Place of arrival: Schärding
  Season 1
02.04.2022 - 15.04.2022
01.10.2022 - 08.10.2022

daily
Season 2
16.04.2022 - 06.05.2022
10.09.2022 - 30.09.2022

daily
Season 3
07.05.2022 - 09.09.2022

daily
Danube Cycle Path 8 days, cat. A, arrival Schärding, AT-DORSW-08A
Base price
729.00
799.00
859.00
Surcharge single room 239.00 239.00 239.00
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 169.00 169.00 169.00
Danube Cycle Path 8 days, cat. B, arrival Schärding, AT-DORSW-08B
Base price
629.00
699.00
759.00
Surcharge single room 229.00 229.00 229.00
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 155.00 155.00 155.00
Danube Cycle Path 8 days, cat. C, arrival Schärding, AT-DORSW-08C
Base price
559.00
599.00
659.00
Surcharge single room 229.00 229.00 229.00
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 155.00 155.00 155.00
Season 1
Apr 2, 2022 - Apr 15, 2022
Oct 1, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Season 2
Apr 16, 2022 - May 6, 2022
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
Season 3
May 7, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
Danube Cycle Path 8 days, cat. A, arrival Passau, AT-DORPW-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Danube Cycle Path 8 days, cat. B, arrival Passau, AT-DORPW-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Danube Cycle Path 8 days, cat. C, arrival Passau, AT-DORPW-08C
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board evening meal 6x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
729.00
239.00
169.00
629.00
229.00
155.00
559.00
229.00
155.00
799.00
239.00
169.00
699.00
229.00
155.00
599.00
229.00
155.00
859.00
239.00
169.00
759.00
229.00
155.00
659.00
229.00
155.00
Season 1
Apr 2, 2022 - Apr 15, 2022
Oct 1, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Season 2
Apr 16, 2022 - May 6, 2022
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022
Season 3
May 7, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
Passau Category A
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Wien Category A
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Passau Category B
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Wien Category B
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Passau Category C
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
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Wien Category C
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
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69.00
94.00
65.00
110.00
59.00
88.00
65.00
110.00
59.00
88.00
65.00
110.00
69.00
94.00
65.00
110.00
59.00
88.00
65.00
110.00
59.00
88.00
65.00
110.00
69.00
94.00
65.00
110.00
59.00
88.00
65.00
110.00
59.00
88.00
65.00
110.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Passau
  Season 1
Apr 2, 2022 - Apr 15, 2022
Oct 1, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022

Season 2
Apr 16, 2022 - May 6, 2022
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022

Season 3
May 7, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022

Passau Category A
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 69.00 69.00 69.00
Extra night sgl/bb 94.00 94.00 94.00
Wien Category A
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 65.00 65.00 65.00
Extra night sgl/bb 110.00 110.00 110.00
Passau Category B
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 59.00 59.00 59.00
Extra night sgl/bb 88.00 88.00 88.00
Wien Category B
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 65.00 65.00 65.00
Extra night sgl/bb 110.00 110.00 110.00
Passau Category C
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 59.00 59.00 59.00
Extra night sgl/bb 88.00 88.00 88.00
Wien Category C
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 65.00 65.00 65.00
Extra night sgl/bb 110.00 110.00 110.00
Place of arrival: Schärding
  Season 1
Apr 2, 2022 - Apr 15, 2022
Oct 1, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022

daily
Season 2
Apr 16, 2022 - May 6, 2022
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022

daily
Season 3
May 7, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022

daily
Schärding Category A
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 69.00 69.00 69.00
Extra night sgl/bb 94.00 94.00 94.00
Wien Category A
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 65.00 65.00 65.00
Extra night sgl/bb 110.00 110.00 110.00
Schärding Category B
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 59.00 59.00 59.00
Extra night sgl/bb 88.00 88.00 88.00
Wien Category B
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 65.00 65.00 65.00
Extra night sgl/bb 110.00 110.00 110.00
Schärding Category C
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 59.00 59.00 59.00
Extra night sgl/bb 88.00 88.00 88.00
Wien Category C
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 65.00 65.00 65.00
Extra night sgl/bb 110.00 110.00 110.00
Filter
7-gear unisex with back pedal break incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
rental bike Premium (27-gear)
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike
89.00
89.00
89.00
139.00
199.00
199.00
Filter
Transfer
Transfer incl. own bikes
59.00
78.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services & Extras

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
  • Developed route
  • Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers) (German, English)
  • 1x ferry ride (Au-Schlögen) incl. bike
  • 1x wine tasting in the Wachau region
  • Danube Card in upper Austria
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher), Vienna B&B
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

 

Not included:

  • Arrival and departure
  • Costs for parking
  • City tax
  • Transfers
  • Optional sightseeings
  • City maps
  • Travel Insurance
  • Costs of the private requirements.
Extras

Arrival/ departure and parking information

  • Good rail connections to Schärding and Passau. In Passau car park approx. 30,- € per week. In Schärding free locally parking. Located directly on the bike path.
     
  • Return transfer by minibus daily approx. 3.00 p.m. from hotel in Vienna, journey time approx. 4 hours, cost € 59,- per person. For the return transport of your own bike we charge € 19,- extra. Reservation required, payable in advance!
Hotels

Category A: 4**** hotels or the best local hotels

Category B: 4**** and 3*** hotels

Category C: 3*** hotels and inns, at Linz and Vienna 4**** hotels

 

 

Categorie Charme: 4**** charme hotels

Important notes

Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Ratings

4.1 of 5 Stars (7 Ratings)
5 stars
Jörg B. DE | 16.05.2022
Es war eine schöne Fahrt
Von Passau nach Wien sollte man mal in dieser Jahreszeit fahren. Nur die Natur und die Donau. Alles erwacht im neuen Jahr und die Radler sind noch nicht in Trauben unterwegs. Zum Ende der Reise ein Besuch in der Wiener Oper und im Prater ein Bier. Es war ein schöner erholsamer Urlaub. Vielen Dank und Dank Rückenwind ging’s noch besser. 👍
5 stars
Silvia M. DE | 14.08.2019
Super Radreise
Eine tolle 6 tägige Radreise entlang der Donau von Schärding nach Wien. Die Unterkünfte waren alle sehr gut und der Gepäckservice hat einwandfrei funktioniert. Die Strecke ist traumhaft vorbei an schönen Dörfern und Städten. Es gab sehr viele Einkehrmöglichkeiten mit Blick auf die Donau.
Anke Tammen
Anke Tammen answered:
Schön, dass Ihnen die Tour so gut gefallen hat. Selbst in der einfachsten Kategorie C (Landgasthöfe/Pensionen) haben die Unterkünfte Charme und eine gute Lage. Danke für Ihre Rückmeldung, die uns sehr erfreut.
5 stars
Werner G. DE | 05.09.2018
Wieder ein Erlebnis
Die Betreuung in Österreich durch EUROBIKE war hervorragend. In der zweiten Nacht wurde ein ungeliebtes Rad ausgewechselt; bei einem zweiten eine kleine Reparatur an einer Schaltwippe vorgenommen. Am Ende der Reise hatte eine Teilnehmerin in einer Satteltasche ihre Fitness-Uhr vergessen. Diese wurde Tage später noch gefunden und umghend per Post nach Hause zugeschickt. HERVORRAGEND !!! Sehr gute Fahrräder, akzeptable Quartiere. Negativ: Die Streckenführungen in Linz und vor allen Dingen in Krems. Viele schlecht oder kaum ausgeschilderte Umleitungen durch Baumaßnahmen; Detailpläne wären hilfreich gewesen.
4 stars
Ralf Lüdemann DE | 01.08.2016
gut
Insgesamt waren wir sehr zufrieden. Nicht ganz so zufriedenstellend war das Hotel (Stiegenwirt) in Schärding, zumal dort am Anreisetag und am Reiseende jeweils Ruhetag war. Auch gab es aufgrund unzureichender Beschilderung erhebliche Probleme, die Fahrradausleihstation Eurobike bei Schärding zu finden.
Rückenwind Reisen GmbH answered:
Anke Tammen
Danke für Ihre Bewertung, Herr Lüdemann! Schade, dass Sie vom Schärdinger Hotel "Stiegenwirt" nicht so begeistert waren. Das höre ich jetzt auch zum 1. Mal. Aber wie Sie schreiben, kann es vielleicht am Ruhetag liegen, den Sie 2x erwischt hatten. Ich hoffe trotzdem, dass Sie den Rest der Reise immer in schöner Erinnerung behalten werden. Um zum Eurobike-Firmengelände zu kommen, hätte in Ihren Unterlagen der Stadtplan von Schärding enthalten gewesen sein sollen. Wenn nicht, entschuldigen wir uns für diese Unterlassung.
5 stars
Michael Markowitsch DE | 18.06.2016
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
Volker Drews DE | 10.10.2015
Spaß haben und genie0en
Die Reise mit dem Rad war sehr schön. Das Wetter hat uns zwei Tage einen Streich gespielt sind aber ausgewichen (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 Passau 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 | 24.08.2015
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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