Danube Cycle Path, Passau – Vienna, 8-days
from € 455,--

Danube Cycle Path, Passau – Vienna, 8-day-version

Cycling holiday on the Danube Cycle Path...

Experience the Danube Cycle Path and cross paths that have been ridden by special guests for generations. One postcard theme follows another – no wonder the Danube Cycle Path from Passau to Vienna is one of the most popular cycling tours. The partnership with the Danube companies which has existed for decades, also plays a significant role in ensuring that the guests feel comfortable.

Included services

  • Accommodation in the desired accommodation
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transport (NO limit to the amount of pieces of luggage) daily between 09.00 am and 06.00 pm
  • Personal tour information in Schärding
  • Rental bike-complete protection insurance
  • Danube Card with many discounts at more than 70 cooperation-partners
  • Best prepared travel documents
  • Free parking space in Schärding
  • GPS-data on request
  • 7-day-service-hotline
Travel days

1. Day: arrival - Schärding/Passau

Individual arrival either in the baroque city Schärding am Inn or in the three-river-city Passau.
Please notify us by all means when placing your booking of your requested place of arrival! Otherwise Schärding will automatically be booked.

2. Day: Schärding/Passau - Upper Danube Valley (approx. 30 - 60 km)

You cycle from Schärding along the Inn cycle path until you reach Passau, where you can visit the largest cathedral organ in the world. The next highlight awaits you further eastwards, the Engelszell monastery, the only Trappist monastery in Austria. It is possible to take a ship ride from Passau (middle of April to beginning of October; on one’s own).

3. Day: Upper Danube Valley - Linz (approx. 50 - 65 km)

Today‘s first highlight of your cycling holiday is the Schlögener Donauschlinge, where Granite causes the river to form an extremely tight loop. The valley widens at Aschach and you ride through the prosperous Eferdinger basin. The baroque monastery Wilhering invites you for a rest, before you arrive in the cultural city Linz. 

4. Day: Linz - Ardagger/Grein (approx. 50 - 65 km)

After Linz you once again pass through rural places and regions. The KZ memorial in Mauthausen reminds of a dark and devastating time in history. The small town of Grein attracts it‘s visitors with the Greinburg castle, the oldest city theatre in Austria and the maritime museum. Overnight stay in Ardagger/Grein resp. with Cat. Standard also partly in Wallsee/Mitterkirchen.

5. Day: Ardagger/Grein - Wachau (approx. 50 - 70 km)

You ride through the wild romantic Strudengau into the old roman city Ybbs. The soft landscape of the Nibelungengau begins here and you can already catch a glimpse of the pilgrimage church Maria Taferl, which towers over the Danube valley. In Melk you should visit the Benedictine monastery and the idyllic places in the Wachau invite you to rest. Overnight stay in the region between Maria Taferl and Spitz.

6. Day: Wachau - Traismauer/Tulln (approx. 55 - 75 km)

Today you will experience the loveliest part of your cycling trip, the picturesque Wachau. After passing emerald green vines, you will arrive in Dürnstein. It is possible to take a ship ride through the Wachau (middle of April until the end of October; on one’s own). The old city of Krems with its arcade courts and baroque town houses is worth seeing. Soon you will arrive at your stage destination in Traismauer or Tulln. Overnight stay partly also in Krems (approx. 76 km to Vienna the following day, this can be shortened by taking the train on one’s own if one wishes).

7. Day: Traismauer/Tulln - Vienna (approx. 35 - 65 km)

The valley becomes narrower again just before Vienna, the Danube flows through the gateways of Vienna on the edge of the Vienna Woods and leads you via Klosterneuburg into the cosmopolitan city of Vienna, famous for its coffee house culture and many sights worth seeing. Discover the city by taking a ride with a horse drawn carriage and end the journey with a pleasant evening in a wine tavern. Luggage transport ends in Vienna.

8. Day: Vienna - departure

We are happy to book additional nights for you in Vienna, our Vienna package, as well as a guided city tour by bike. 

Map

The route always runs alongside the Danube and is either flat or slightly downhill. The cycle route is signed and very well-developed, there are paved cycle paths or streets with very little traffic almost everywhere on the Danube Cycle Path, mostly on both sides of the Danube. The bike path is therefore perfect for children.

Total length: approx. 350 kilometres

level of difficulty: 1

Services

Exclusive services

  • Rental bike (unisex-touring bike with free-wheel and stepless gear shift) + 2 saddle bags
  • E-bike +1 double-sided saddle bag
  • Luggage transport guarantee till 03.00 pm
  • Bus transfer Vienna – Schärding/Passau:
    daily at approx. 02.30 pm, duration approx. 4 hours, incl. bike

Additional information

  • Accommodation in Vienna due to fairs partly only with surcharge possible
  • Possible local tax payable on-site
  • Austria Radreisen-original tour
    Parking and arrival information
    Airport: Vienna (VIE), Salzburg (SZG), Linz (LNZ), Munich (MUC)
    Railway station: Passau, Schärding --> further by taxi or on walking
    Parking: Schärding: Free parking spaces for the duration of the trip possible, no pre-reservation neccessary
    Passau: Parking directly at the hotels only during hotel accommodation possible (costs about € 7,-- - € 12,-- per day/car); parking during the trip at Globus garage (more infos under: https://globus-group.de/en/our-services)

Our additional packages

Komoot
  • Bicycle navigation for your mobile phone           
  • Perfect supplement to your travel documents
  • Click onto your own prefabricated bike tour
  • Maps are available at any time even without internet connection
  • Precise navigation for great adventures that last a lifetime
  • Highlights with which you can discover wonderful places
  • Topographic maps with free updates
from € 30,-
Luggage transport guarantee till 03.00 pm

In this case, the daily luggage transport will be carried out for you between 09.00 am and 03.00 pm!

from € 19,-
Sightseeing tour per bike in Vienna with own bike

Dates
Daily from 01.05. to 30.09.at 10.00 am
and Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in April + October at 10.00 am
and also Fridays and Saturdays from May to September at 02.00 pm
duration approx. 3 hours
-> pre-resevation is necessary!

Highlights

  • State Opera
  • St. Stephans's Cathedral
  • Hofburg
  • Prater/Ferris Wheel
  • City Hall
  • and much more...
from € 35,-
Sightseeing tour per bike in Vienna incl. rental bike

Dates
Daily from 01.05. to 30.09.at 10.00 am
and Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in April + October at 10.00 am
and also Fridays and Saturdays from May to September at 02.00 pm
duration approx. 3 hours
-> pre-resevation is necessary!

Highlights

  • State Opera
  • St. Stephans's Cathedral
  • Hofburg
  • Prater/Ferris Wheel
  • City Hall
  • and much more...
from € 45,-
Vienna-package

Dates
Daily from 01.04.l to 31.10.

Accommodations
Cat. Standard: 3-star hotel
Cat. Comfort + Cat. De Luxe: 4-star hotel

Our services

  • 2 nights in the desired category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Admission to the Stephansdom cathedral including cathedral tour with Audio-Guide, Catacombs tour, ascent of the tower „Steffls“ (south tower), lift to Pummerin (north tower) and tour of the cathedral treasure
from € 142,-
Hotels

Example hotels for "Danube Cycle Path, Passau – Vienna, 8-day-version"

Depending on the category and place of stay, we work together with several contract hotels, which we can inquire depending on availability. The hotels below serve only as examples and cannot be guaranteed.

Prices / Dates
Category Standard

Accommodation in hotels and inns with 3-star-level

Category Comfort

Accommodation in hotels and inns with cat. 3- and 4-star

Category De Luxe

Accommodation in hotels with cat. 4-star, in Grein/surroundings partly cat. 3-star

Price per person

Base price
De LuxeComfortStandard
Single room € 859,-- € 719,-- € 579,--
Double room € 599,-- € 499,-- € 399,--
Triple room € 599,-- € 499,-- € 399,--
Quadruple room € 599,-- € 499,-- € 399,--
Meals
De LuxeComfortStandard
Half board (in Vienna only b&b) € 165,-- € 153,--
Supplements
De LuxeComfortStandard
Seasonal supplement
10.04.2022 - 14.05.2022
€ 179,--€ 179,--€ 179,--
Seasonal supplement
15.05.2022 - 10.09.2022
€ 249,--€ 249,--€ 249,--
Seasonal supplement
11.09.2022 - 20.10.2022
€ 169,--€ 169,--€ 169,--
Bicycle
De LuxeComfortStandard
Rental bike (unisex-touring bike with free-wheel and stepless gear shift) + 2 saddle bags € 79,--€ 79,--€ 79,--
E-bike +1 double-sided saddle bag € 189,--€ 189,--€ 189,--
Additional services
De LuxeComfortStandard
Komoot ( per journey ) € 30,-- € 30,-- € 30,--
Luggage transport guarantee till 03.00 pm ( per person ) € 29,-- € 29,-- € 29,--
Sightseeing tour per bike in Vienna with own bike ( per person ) € 35,-- € 35,-- € 35,--
Sightseeing tour per bike in Vienna incl. rental bike ( per person ) € 45,-- € 45,-- € 45,--
Single roomDouble roomSingle roomDouble roomSingle roomDouble room
Vienna-package ( per person in a single room / double room ) € 224,-- € 161,-- € 224,-- € 161,-- € 199,-- € 142,--
Transfers
De LuxeComfortStandard
Bus transfer Vienna – Schärding/Passau

daily at approx. 02.30 pm, duration approx. 4 hours, incl. OWN bike

€ 79,-- € 79,-- € 79,--
Bus transfer Wien - Schärding/Passau

daily at approx. 02.30 pm, duration approx. 4 hours, WITHOUT bike

€ 59,-- € 59,-- € 59,--
Additional nights De Luxe
Double room Single room
Schärding/Passau € 69,-- € 99,--
Upper Danube Valley € 83,-- € 105,--
Linz € 83,-- € 105,--
Ardagger/Grein € 83,-- € 105,--
Wachau € 83,-- € 105,--
Traismauer/Tulln € 83,-- € 105,--
Vienna € 79,-- € 109,--
Additional nights Comfort
Double room Single room
Schärding/Passau € 59,-- € 84,--
Upper Danube Valley € 67,-- € 94,--
Linz € 67,-- € 94,--
Ardagger/Grein € 67,-- € 94,--
Wachau € 67,-- € 94,--
Traismauer/Tulln € 67,-- € 94,--
Vienna € 79,-- € 109,--
Additional nights Standard
Double room Single room
Schärding/Passau € 59,-- € 84,--
Upper Danube Valley € 58,-- € 76,--
Linz € 58,-- € 76,--
Ardagger/Grein € 58,-- € 76,--
Wachau € 58,-- € 76,--
Traismauer/Tulln € 58,-- € 76,--
Vienna € 65,-- € 99,--
Impressions

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