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 according to the booked category, all rooms with bath/shower and toilet
  • Breakfast (mostly buffet),
    On request category C „Standard“ and category B “Comfort” also including half board (in Vienna only b&b)
  • Luggage transport (NO limit to the amount of pieces of luggage)
  • Luggage transport guarantee by 03.00 pm
  • Danube-Card (at least 20 % off the regular prices with more than 70 cooperative partners)
  • Personal tour information on arrival in Schärding
  • Free parking space in Schärding
  • Detailed travel documents (route description, maps, references on sights to see)
  • 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 or with the Category C „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 or with Category C „Standard“, also partly in Wallsee.

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 city round trip by bike. An extension to Bratislava is 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
  • Electric bike +1 double-sided luggage bag
  • Bus transfer Vienna – Schärding/Passau:
    daily at approx. 02.30 pm, duration approx. 4 hours, incl. bike
  • Return transport of one’s OWN bike ONLY (without any persons)
  • Train ride Vienna – Schärding/Passau:
    (change of trains necessary at least once), in 2nd class excl. bike
    --> Tickets can be ordered

Additional information

  • 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.
  • Possible local tax payable on-site
  • Austria Radreisen-original tour

Our additional packages

Vienna-package

Travel date
Daily from 01. April to 31. October 2019

Our services
- 2 nights in Vienna in a 3-star-hotel (Cat. C „Standard") or in a 4-star-hotel (Cat. B „Comfort" and Cat. A „De Luxe“)
- 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 € 128,-
Boat trip Vienna - Passau with MS Kaiserin Elisabeth

Dates
Every Wednesday from 03. July to 28. August 2019

Programme
1. Day: Vienna – Linz
Departure at 08.05 am. Short stay in the Wachau. 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. 07.10 am to the landing stage. Arrival at approx. 01.30 pm in Passau.

Our services
- Danube ship ride according to programme including one’s own bike
- 2x continental breakfast on board
- 1 night in a cat. 4-stars hotel in Linz
- Bus transfer Grein – Linz, Linz – Aschach

from € 102,-
Sightseeing tour per bike in Vienna incl. rental bike

Dates
Daily from May to September
and on saturdays in April and October (on request)
start: 02.00 pm, duration approx. 3 hours
resevation is necessary!

Highlights
- State Opera
- St. Stephans's Cathedral
- Hofburg
- Prater/Ferris Wheel
- City Hall
- and much more...

from € 37,-
Sightseeing tour per bike in Vienna with own bike

Dates
Daily from May to September
and on saturdays in April and October (on request)
start: 02.00 pm, duration approx. 3 hours
resevation is necessary!

Highlights
- State Opera
- St. Stephans's Cathedral
- Hofburg
- Prater/Ferris Wheel
- City Hall
- and much more…

from € 29,-
Komoot
  • Bicycle navigation for your mobile phone           
  • Perfect supplement to your Austria Radreisen travel documents
  • Click onto your own prefabricated Austria Radreisen-original 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,-
Prices / Dates
Category Standard

Accommodation in comfortable guesthouses, inns or hotels (3-star-level throughout)

Category Comfort

Accommodation in very good, comfortable hotels and excellent inns (cat. 3- and 4 stars)

Category De Luxe

Accommodation primarily in the best hotels along the Danube (cat. 4-stars, in Grein/surroundings resp. Traismauer partly cat. 3-stars)

Price per person

Current discounts
Early booking bonus 5 % 5%
Base price
De LuxeComfortStandard
Single room € 845,-- € 725,-- € 615,--
Double room € 615,-- € 530,-- € 460,--
Triple room € 615,-- € 530,-- € 460,--
Quadruple room € 615,-- € 530,-- € 460,--
Meals
De LuxeComfortStandard
half board (in Vienna only b&b) € 123,-- € 118,--
Supplements
De LuxeComfortStandard
season 2
08.04.2019 - 12.05.2019
€ 55,--€ 50,--€ 45,--
season 3
13.05.2019 - 17.09.2019
€ 110,--€ 100,--€ 90,--
season 2
18.09.2019 - 22.10.2019
€ 55,--€ 50,--€ 45,--
Bicycle
De LuxeComfortStandard
Rental bike (unisex-touring bike with free-wheel and stepless gear shift) + 2 luggage bags € 75,--€ 75,--€ 75,--
Electric bike +1 double-sided luggage bag € 175,--€ 175,--€ 175,--
Additional services
De LuxeComfortStandard
Single roomDouble roomSingle roomDouble roomSingle roomDouble room
Vienna-package ( per person in a single room / double room ) € 211,-- € 147,-- € 211,-- € 147,-- € 182,-- € 128,--
Single roomDouble roomSingle roomDouble roomSingle roomDouble room
Boat trip Vienna - Passau with MS Kaiserin Elisabeth ( per person in a single room / double room ) € 136,-- € 102,-- € 136,-- € 102,-- € 136,-- € 102,--
Sightseeing tour per bike in Vienna incl. rental bike ( per person ) € 37,-- € 37,-- € 37,--
Sightseeing tour per bike in Vienna with own bike ( per person ) € 29,-- € 29,-- € 29,--
Komoot ( per person ) € 30,-- € 30,-- € 30,--
Transfers
De LuxeComfortStandard
Bus transfer Vienna – Schärding/Passau

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

€ 49,-- € 49,-- € 49,--
Return transport of one’s OWN bike ONLY

without any persons (fe return ride by train)

€ 16,-- € 16,-- € 16,--
Train ride Vienna – Schärding/Passau

(change of trains necessary at least once), in 2nd class excl. bike,
approx. price
--> Tickets can be ordered

€ 52,-- € 52,-- € 52,--
Additional nights De Luxe
Double room Single room
Schärding/Passau € 63,-- € 83,--
Upper Danube Valley € 76,-- € 96,--
Linz € 76,-- € 96,--
Ardagger/Grein € 76,-- € 96,--
Wachau € 76,-- € 96,--
Area Traismauer/Tulln € 76,-- € 96,--
Vienna € 71,-- € 104,--
Additional nights Comfort
Double room Single room
Schärding/Passau € 50,-- € 66,--
Upper Danube Valley € 61,-- € 86,--
Linz € 61,-- € 86,--
Ardagger/Grein € 61,-- € 86,--
Wachau € 61,-- € 86,--
Area Traismauer/Tulln € 61,-- € 86,--
Vienna € 71,-- € 104,--
Additional nights Standard
Double room Single room
Schärding/Passau € 50,-- € 66,--
Upper Danube Valley € 53,-- € 69,--
Linz € 53,-- € 69,--
Ardagger/Grein € 53,-- € 69,--
Wachau € 53,-- € 69,--
Area Traismauer/Tulln € 53,-- € 69,--
Vienna € 60,-- € 89,--
Impressions

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