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Danube bike path

Entlang der Donau - der beliebteste europäische Radweg

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
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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 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Passau
  Season 1
01.04.2023 - 14.04.2023
30.09.2023 - 07.10.2023

Arrival daily
Season 2
15.04.2023 - 05.05.2023
09.09.2023 - 29.09.2023

Arrival daily
Season 3
06.05.2023 - 08.09.2023

Arrival daily
Danube Bike Trail: Classic, Passau - Vienna, 8 days, Cat. A, AT-DORPW-08A
Base price
869.00
949.00
999.00
Surcharge single room 279.00 279.00 279.00
Danube Bike Trail: Classic, Passau - Vienna, 8 days, Cat. B, AT-DORPW-08B
Base price
749.00
829.00
899.00
Surcharge single room 269.00 269.00 269.00
Danube Bike Trail: Classic, Passau - Vienna, 8 days, Cat. C, AT-DORPW-08C
Base price
669.00
729.00
799.00
Surcharge single room 259.00 259.00 259.00
Place of arrival: Schärding
  Season 1
01.04.2023 - 14.04.2023
30.09.2023 - 07.10.2023

Arrival daily
Season 2
15.04.2023 - 05.05.2023
09.09.2023 - 29.09.2023

Arrival daily
Season 3
06.05.2023 - 08.09.2023

Arrival daily
Danube Cycle Path, 8 days, cat. A, arrival Schärding, AT-DORSW-08A
Base price
869.00
949.00
999.00
Surcharge single room 279.00 279.00 279.00
Danube Cycle Path, 8 days, cat. C, arrival Schärding, AT-DORSW-08C
Base price
669.00
729.00
799.00
Surcharge single room 259.00 259.00 259.00
Danube Cycle Path, 8 days, cat. B, arrival Schärding, AT-DORSW-08B
Base price
749.00
829.00
899.00
Surcharge single room 269.00 269.00 269.00
Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023
Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
Arrival daily
Season 2
Apr 15, 2023 - May 5, 2023
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023
Arrival daily
Season 3
May 6, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
Arrival daily
Danube Bike Trail: Classic, Passau - Vienna, 8 days, Cat. A, AT-DORPW-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Danube Bike Trail: Classic, Passau - Vienna, 8 days, Cat. B, AT-DORPW-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
Danube Bike Trail: Classic, Passau - Vienna, 8 days, Cat. C, AT-DORPW-08C
Base price
Surcharge single room
869.00
279.00
749.00
269.00
669.00
259.00
949.00
279.00
829.00
269.00
729.00
259.00
999.00
279.00
899.00
269.00
799.00
259.00
Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023
Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
Season 2
Apr 15, 2023 - May 5, 2023
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023
Season 3
May 6, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
Passau
Double room p. P. cat. A
Surcharge single room
Vienna
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
-25% Discount in extra bed (12 - 14,99 years)
Passau
Double room p. P. cat. C
Surcharge single room
Vienna
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
-25% Discount in extra bed (12 - 14,99 years)
Passau
Double room
Surcharge single room
Vienna
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
-25% Discount in extra bed (12 - 14,99 years)
79.00
29.00
69.00
49.00
-25%
65.00
29.00
69.00
49.00
-25%
65.00
29.00
69.00
49.00
-25%
79.00
29.00
69.00
49.00
-25%
65.00
29.00
69.00
49.00
-25%
65.00
29.00
69.00
49.00
-25%
79.00
29.00
69.00
49.00
-25%
65.00
29.00
69.00
49.00
-25%
65.00
29.00
69.00
49.00
-25%
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Passau
  Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023
Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023

Arrival daily
Season 2
Apr 15, 2023 - May 5, 2023
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023

Arrival daily
Season 3
May 6, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023

Arrival daily
Passau
Double room p. P. cat. A 79.00 79.00 79.00
Surcharge single room 29.00 29.00 29.00
Vienna
Double room p. P. 69.00 69.00 69.00
Surcharge single room 49.00 49.00 49.00
-25% Discount in extra bed (12 - 14,99 years) -25% -25% -25%
Passau
Double room p. P. cat. C 65.00 65.00 65.00
Surcharge single room 29.00 29.00 29.00
Vienna
Double room p. P. 69.00 69.00 69.00
Surcharge single room 49.00 49.00 49.00
-25% Discount in extra bed (12 - 14,99 years) -25% -25% -25%
Passau
Double room 65.00 65.00 65.00
Surcharge single room 29.00 29.00 29.00
Vienna
Double room p. P. 69.00 69.00 69.00
Surcharge single room 49.00 49.00 49.00
-25% Discount in extra bed (12 - 14,99 years) -25% -25% -25%
Place of arrival: Schärding
  Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023
Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023

Arrival daily
Season 2
Apr 15, 2023 - May 5, 2023
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023

Arrival daily
Season 3
May 6, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023

Arrival daily
Schärding
Double room p. P. cat. A 79.00 79.00 79.00
Surcharge single room 29.00 29.00 29.00
-25% Discount in extra bed (12 - 14,99 years) -25% -25% -25%
Linz
-25% Discount in extra bed (12 - 14,99 years) -25% -25% -25%
Krems/Traismauer/Tulln
-25% Discount in extra bed (12 - 14,99 years) -25% -25% -25%
Vienna
Double room p. P. cat. A 69.00 69.00 69.00
Surcharge single room 49.00 49.00 49.00
Schärding
Double room p. P. cat. C 65.00 65.00 65.00
Surcharge single room 29.00 29.00 29.00
-25% Discount in extra bed (12 - 14,99 years) -25% -25% -25%
Linz
-25% Discount in extra bed (12 - 14,99 years) -25% -25% -25%
Krems/Traismauer/Tulln
-25% Discount in extra bed (12 - 14,99 years) -25% -25% -25%
Vienna
Double room p. P. cat. C 69.00 69.00 69.00
Surcharge single room 49.00 49.00 49.00
Schärding
Double room p. P. cat. B 65.00 65.00 65.00
Surcharge single room 29.00 29.00 29.00
-25% Discount in extra bed (12 - 14,99 years) -25% -25% -25%
Linz
-25% Discount in extra bed (12 - 14,99 years) -25% -25% -25%
Krems/Traismauer/Tulln
-25% Discount in extra bed (12 - 14,99 years) -25% -25% -25%
Vienna
Double room p. P. cat. B 69.00 69.00 69.00
Surcharge single room 49.00 49.00 49.00
Filter
21-gear unisex
21-gear gents
7-gear unisex
Electric bike
7-gear unisex
99.00
99.00
99.00
239.00
159.00
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
  • 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
  • Navigation-App and GPS-tracks available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • 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

  • Stations: Schärding or Passau
  • Good train connection from Vienna to Passau or Schärding
  • Airports: Munich or Vienna
  • Schärding: Free parking on the partner site directly on the cycle path.
  • Passau: public garage approx. € 35,- / week, no reservation possible/necessary!
  • Return transfer by minibus daily approx. 15.00 hrs from hotel in Vienna, journey time approx. 4 hours, cost € 75,- per person, own bike additional € 29,-. 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

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
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.

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