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Danube bike path in Hotels with Charm

Entlang der Donau - der beliebteste europäische Radweg

The classic tour from Passau to Vienna.

Travel along the blue Danube as the Romans or european kings and emperors did already in former times. You will get to know the beauty and historic importance of the thousand-year-old trade route. Always accompanied from the cool and clear water of the Danube you can enjoy one of the most beautiful bike paths in Europe. Start your journey in the baroque city Schärding or in the three-rivers-city Passau and cycle through the several quarters of Upper and Lower Austria until you reach the Danube metropolis Vienna. You will be fascinated from the breath-taking Danube loop, from the Danube valley and the wonderful landscapes of Machland, Strudengau and well-known Wachau. Furthermore this region offers several traditional culinary Austrian delicacies. Enjoy numerous dumplings specialities and tasty wines. This route is ideal for a bike 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

Along the river Danube flat or slightly descending, almost 100% on dedicated cycle path without any motor traffic. Only very short parts are on quiet minor roads. Simply a masterpiece of a bicycle tour as it should be.

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 Cycle Path, 8 days with Charm, arrival Passau, AT-DORPW-08D
Base price
1,129.00
1,249.00
1,369.00
Surcharge single room 459.00 459.00 459.00
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 Cycle Path, 8 days with Charm, arrival Passau, AT-DORPW-08D
Base price
Surcharge single room
1,129.00
459.00
1,249.00
459.00
1,369.00
459.00
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.
Surcharge single room
Vienna
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
85.00
39.00
165.00
129.00
85.00
39.00
165.00
129.00
85.00
39.00
165.00
129.00
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. 85.00 85.00 85.00
Surcharge single room 39.00 39.00 39.00
Vienna
Double room p. P. 165.00 165.00 165.00
Surcharge single room 129.00 129.00 129.00
Filter
21-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
rental bike PLUS incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
99.00
99.00
99.00
159.00
239.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services & Extras

Services

Weather warranty/Spring and autumn special: Tour bookings with arrival dates from saison 1 can be rebooked free of charge up to 5 working days prior to arrival if the weather forecast announces bad weather.

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • If half board is booked: 6 x 3-course dinner (in Vienna B&B)
  • 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
  • Navigation-App and GPS-tracks available
  • Service hotline

Not included

  • Arrival and departure
  • costs for parking
  • city tax
  • transfers
  • optional sightseeing’s
  • city maps
  • Travel Insurance
  • costs of the private requirements
Extras

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Schärding and Passau train station
  • Munich and Vienna airport
  • Schärding: Free public car park on the Eurobike premises directly on the Cycle Path.
  • Passau: Public car park approx. € 35 per week, no reservation possible/necessary
  • Good train connections from Vienna to Passau/Schärding
  • Return transfer by minibus from Vienna, daily at approx. 15.00 hrs from hotel, approx. 4 hours journey time, cost € 75- per person, own bike additional € 29,-. Reservation required, payable in advance!
Hotels

Overnight in special charmed hotels.

Exmaple hotel list

Schärding: Hotel Forstinger 4****

Passau: Hotel Residenz 4****

Schlögen: Hotel Donauschlinge (Balcony room) 4****

Linz: Hotel am Domplatz 4****

Ardagger: Landhaus Stift Ardagger 4****

Melk: Hotel Zur Post 4****

Krems:  Steigenberger, Hotel & Spa 4****

Wien: Hotel Steigenberger, Herrenhof 4****

Important notes

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

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