Danube Cycle Path, Passau – Vienna, 8-days

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 between the Danube companies and Austria Radreisen 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 - 58 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. Overnight stay directly in Linz resp. with Cat. Standard also partly in Ottensheim.

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 - 68 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 - area Traismauer/Tulln (approx. 54 - 76 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 the Traismauer/Tulln area. Overnight stay partly also in Krems (approx. 76km to Vienna the following day, this can be shortened by taking the train on one’s own if one wishes).

7. Day: Area Traismauer/Tulln - Vienna (approx. 36 - 64 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. An extension to Bratislava is also possible!

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.

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 luggage bags
  • E-bike +1 double-sided luggage bag
  • Bus transfer Vienna – Schärding/Passau:
    daily at approx. 02.30 pm, duration approx. 4 hours, incl. bike
  • Luggage transport guarantee till 03.00 pm

Additional information

  • Accommodation in Vienna due to fairs partly only with surcharge possible
  • Possible local tax payable on-site
  • Austria Radreisen-original tour
  • If you are travelling by car, then we recommend you to arrive in Schärding (free und safe parking spaces). In Passau there are only fee-based parking facilities. There are train stations in both places of arrival. Please notify us by all means when placing your booking of your requested place of arrival! Otherwise Schärding will automatically be booked.
  • Parking and arrival information
    Airport: Vienna (VIE), Salzburg (SZG), Linz (LNZ), Munich (MUC)
    Railway station: Passau, Schärding -> best by taxi or on walking
    Parking:
    Schärding: Free parking on our company premises for the duration of the trip possible;
    Passau: Parking directly at the hotels only during hotel accommodation possible, costs about € 7,00 - € 12,00 per day/car,
    Parking during the trip in the 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,-
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 € 132,-
2-day boat trip Vienna - Passau (only wednesdays 01.07. - 12.08.)

Dates
Every Wednesday from 01.07. to 12.08.

Programme
1.Day: Vienna – Linz
Departure at 08.05 am from Vienna Nussdorf. "Sisi" breakfast on board. Short stay in the Wachau (about 01.35 pm to 02.15 pm stop in Dürnstein) for individual visit. Arrival at approx. 08.30 pm in Grein. Afterwards bus transfer to your booked hotel in Linz.

2.Day: Linz – Passau
Bus transfer at approx. 07.15 am from the hotel to the landing stage to Aschach. Embarkation at 08.15 am and ship ride from Aschach in the direction of Passau. "Sisi" breakfast on board.
Arrival at approx. 01.30 pm in Passau. Individual departure.

Our services

  • Danube ship ride with MS Kaiserin Elisabeth according to programme including one’s own bike
  • 2x "Sisi" breakfast on board
  • 1 night in a cat. 3- or 4-star hotel in Linz
  • Bus transfer Grein – Linz
  • Bus transfer Linz – Aschach
from € 109,-
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 € 29,-
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 € 37,-
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

Current discounts
Early booking bonus 5 % 5%
Base price
De LuxeComfortStandard
Single room € 839,-- € 699,-- € 559,--
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) € 15,-- € 144,--
Supplements
De LuxeComfortStandard
Seasonal supplement
10.04.2020 - 14.05.2020
€ 110,--€ 110,--€ 110,--
Seasonal supplement
15.05.2020 - 10.09.2020
€ 170,--€ 170,--€ 170,--
Seasonal supplement
11.09.2020 - 20.10.2020
€ 100,--€ 100,--€ 100,--
Bicycle
De LuxeComfortStandard
Rental bike (unisex-touring bike with free-wheel and stepless gear shift) + 2 luggage bags € 75,--€ 75,--€ 75,--
E-bike +1 double-sided luggage bag € 180,--€ 180,--€ 180,--
Additional services
De LuxeComfortStandard
Komoot ( per journey ) € 30,-- € 30,-- € 30,--
Luggage transport guarantee till 03.00 pm ( per person ) € 19,-- € 19,-- € 19,--
Single roomDouble roomSingle roomDouble roomSingle roomDouble room
Vienna-package ( per person in a single room / double room ) € 218,-- € 151,-- € 218,-- € 151,-- € 186,-- € 132,--
Single roomDouble roomSingle roomDouble roomSingle roomDouble room
2-day boat trip Vienna - Passau (only wednesdays 01.07. - 12.08.) ( per person in a single room / double room ) € 142,-- € 109,-- € 142,-- € 109,-- € 142,-- € 109,--
Sightseeing tour per bike in Vienna with own bike ( per person ) € 29,-- € 29,-- € 29,--
Sightseeing tour per bike in Vienna incl. rental bike ( per person ) € 37,-- € 37,-- € 37,--
Transfers
De LuxeComfortStandard
Bus transfer Vienna – Schärding/Passau

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

€ 55,-- € 55,-- € 55,--
Additional nights De Luxe
Double room Single room
Schärding/Passau € 65,-- € 85,--
Upper Danube Valley € 77,-- € 97,--
Linz € 77,-- € 97,--
Ardagger/Grein € 77,-- € 97,--
Wachau € 77,-- € 97,--
area Traismauer/Tulln € 77,-- € 97,--
Vienna € 73,-- € 106,--
Additional nights Comfort
Double room Single room
Schärding/Passau € 54,-- € 70,--
Upper Danube Valley € 62,-- € 87,--
Linz € 62,-- € 87,--
Ardagger/Grein € 62,-- € 87,--
Wachau € 62,-- € 87,--
area Traismauer/Tulln € 62,-- € 87,--
Vienna € 73,-- € 106,--
Additional nights Standard
Double room Single room
Schärding/Passau € 54,-- € 70,--
Upper Danube Valley € 54,-- € 70,--
Linz € 54,-- € 70,--
Ardagger/Grein € 54,-- € 70,--
Wachau € 54,-- € 70,--
area Traismauer/Tulln € 54,-- € 70,--
Vienna € 62,-- € 92,--
Impressions

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