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  • Danube Cycle Path

Danube Cycle Path

individual cycle tour | 8 days / 7 nights

Danube Cycle Path 5 36 4.91

So versatile is Austria.

Explore the paths along the blue Danube River just like the Romans, the legendary Nibelungs, and even 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.

Weather warranty/Spring and autumn special:

  • Tour bookings with arrival dates in season 1 can be rebooked free of charge up to 5 working days prior to arrival if the weather forecast announces bad weather.


Valerian Höfler

Phone +43 6219 7444 146

  • Customer Service
  • Bike logistics
  • Main focus: Austria (Danube)
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Angelika Spindler

Phone +43 6219 7444 145

  • Customer Service
  • Main focus: Austria, bike & boat
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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Schärding/Passau

"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.

Day 2: Schärding/Passau – bend of the Danube/surroundings approx. 40 - 55 km

“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.

Day 3: Danube bend/surroundings– Linz approx. 50 km

“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.

Day 4: Linz – Grein/surroundings approx. 55 km

“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.

Day 5: Grein/surroundings – Wachau approx. 50 – 60 km

“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.

Day 6: Wachau – Krems / Traismauer / Tulln approx. 40 - 60 km

“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.

Day 7: Krems / Traismauer / Tulln  – Vienna approx. 45 - 65 km

“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.

Day 8: Departure or extension


Valerian Höfler

Phone +43 6219 7444 146

  • Customer Service
  • Bike logistics
  • Main focus: Austria (Danube)
contact

Angelika Spindler

Phone +43 6219 7444 145

  • Customer Service
  • Main focus: Austria, bike & boat
contact

The route

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.

Map

map bike path danube tour


Valerian Höfler

Phone +43 6219 7444 146

  • Customer Service
  • Bike logistics
  • Main focus: Austria (Danube)
contact

Angelika Spindler

Phone +43 6219 7444 145

  • Customer Service
  • Main focus: Austria, bike & boat
contact

Arrival dates

Season 1
Arrival daily
01.04. - 28.04.2017 | 30.09. - 14.10.2017
Season 2
Arrival daily
29.04. - 26.05.2017 | 02.09. - 29.09.2017
Season 3
Arrival daily
27.05. - 01.09.2017

Prices


Category A Category B Category C
Code: arrival Passau AT-DORPW-08A
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AT-DORPW-08B
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AT-DORPW-08C
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Season 1 615,- 515,- 465,-
Season 2 665,- 565,- 499,-
Season 3 715,- 615,- 539,-
Surcharge single room 199,- 165,- 145,-
Surcharge half board 157,- 142,- 142,-
Rental bike 21-gear 70,- 70,- 70,-
Rental bike 7-gear 70,- 70,- 70,-
Electric bike 160,- 160,- 160,-
Extra nights
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb (Passau) 62,- 55,- 55,-
Extra night sgl/bb (Passau) 87,- 75,- 75,-
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb (Wien) 65,- 65,- 65,-
Extra night sgl/bb (Wien) 95,- 95,- 95,-

Category A Category B Category C
Code: arrival Schärding AT-DORSW-08A
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AT-DORSW-08B
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AT-DORSW-08C
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Season 1 615,- 515,- 465,-
Season 2 665,- 565,- 499,-
Season 3 715,- 615,- 539,-
Surcharge single room 199,- 165,- 145,-
Surcharge half board 157,- 142,- 142,-
Rental bike 21-gear 70,- 70,- 70,-
Rental bike 7-gear 70,- 70,- 70,-
Electric bike 160,- 160,- 160,-
Extra nights
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb (Schärding) 62,- 55,- 55,-
Extra night sgl/bb (Schärding) 87,- 75,- 75,-
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb (Wien) 65,- 65,- 65,-
Extra night sgl/bb (Wien) 95,- 95,- 95,-

Category A: usually 4**** hotels or the best local hotels
Category B: 4**** and 3*** hotels
Category C: comfortable 3*** hotels and guest houses, in Linz and Vienna 4****

All prices per person in EUR


Valerian Höfler

Phone +43 6219 7444 146

  • Customer Service
  • Bike logistics
  • Main focus: Austria (Danube)
contact

Angelika Spindler

Phone +43 6219 7444 145

  • Customer Service
  • Main focus: Austria, bike & boat
contact

Stadthotel Schärding 4****

This city hotel Schärding is quiet and centrally situated in Schärding, surrounded by the gently rolling landscape of Innviertels. Stay in one of the most valuable...

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Hotel Forstinger 4**** - Schärding

For generations the family-run hotel/restaurant business Forstinger signifies traditional Austrian hospitality and warmth. The beautiful ambience is amongst other things based on...

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Hotel Nibelungenhof - Traismauer

In our Nibelungenhof we try everything as natural as humanly possible to leave . Even our garden is an idyllic place without measure and compass , with vines at the house and bird...

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Nibelungenhof 4**** - Tulln

Our hotel Nibelungenhof **** on the Danube is a small, cozy hotel in the flower city Tulln. The Nibelungenhof promises a unique atmosphere and invites guests to relax and feel...

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IBB Hotel Passau City Centre

Right in the heart of Passau IBB Hotel City Centre means welcome. It is located opposite the railway station, near the historic Old Town and close to all the famous sights of...

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Hotel Donauschlinge 4**** - Schlögen

The now already in the third generation cosily run 4**** Hotel Donauschlinge is located right on the southern Danube river bank by the well-known Schlögener Schlinge in the...

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Wesenufer - Hotel und Seminarkultur an der Donau

The hotel is located in the romantic Upper Austrian Danube Valley - near the famous " Danube loop " between Passau ( 37 km) and Linz (45 km) The house itself has a more...

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Hotel Schatzkammer - Burg Kreuzen

The new Lodge is located in front of the imposing walls of this ancient castle "Burg Kreuzen" on a hill in the Kneipp spa town of Bad Kreuzen. Guests of...

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Hotel Schiffsmeisterhaus 3*** - Ardagger

The Schiffmeisterhaus is a historic building from the 16th century. It has been tastefully restored and an inn hotel is included. The rooms are located in the 3 star category ,...

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Pichler's Donauhof 4**** - Emmersdorf

Welcome to family-run „Donauhof“. The comfortable „Donauhof“ is the perfect starting point for your expedition through the Wachau. Besides the enviable...

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Hotel Zum Goldenen Engel 3*** - Krems

This hotel can be considered as an insider’s tip in Krems! The house’s history dates back to the year 1658. Fürst Metternich got the at that time “Goldenen...

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Landhaus Stift Ardagger 4****

This accommodation combines the best of both worlds in terms of architecture and cuisine: the former monastery tavern, dating back to the 13th century was restored with lots of...

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Valerian Höfler

Phone +43 6219 7444 146

  • Customer Service
  • Bike logistics
  • Main focus: Austria (Danube)
contact

Angelika Spindler

Phone +43 6219 7444 145

  • Customer Service
  • Main focus: Austria, bike & boat
contact

Services

  • 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
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • 1x ferry ride (Au-Schlögen) incl. bike
  • 1x wine tasting in the Wachau region
  • Danube Card in upper Austria
  • GPS-data is available
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Service hotline

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. € 30 per week, no reservation possible/necessary
  • Return transfer with van from Vienna, daily in the afternoon. Costs € 55 per person, bike included. Reservation necessary.

Valerian Höfler

Phone +43 6219 7444 146

  • Customer Service
  • Bike logistics
  • Main focus: Austria (Danube)
contact

Angelika Spindler

Phone +43 6219 7444 145

  • Customer Service
  • Main focus: Austria, bike & boat
contact

A wonderful trip

von Galia Varulker | Jun 3, 2017

The trip was just perfect, the view, the bike, the road, the route, the choice of hotels and we had a perfect weather.


A Great Journey

von Robert McArthur | Jun 2, 2017

We had a wonderful time on our journey down the Danube. Everything went as it should. Very good accommodation. Bikes all good.


A great bike ride!

von Ian Pilgrim | Dec 17, 2016

We completed the Danube Cycle Path trip in September 2016. We were very impressed with the helpful briefing, the documentation and the quality of the bikes, especially the seats. It is an easy ride with some stunning scenery which we thoroughly enjoyed.


Excellent trip

von Carmel Ilani | Nov 4, 2016

The road maps are useful and comfortable to navigate with. The chosen hotels were very comfortable with friendly staff and accommodation. Great organization, the luggage always waited on the next hotel when we got there.


Fabulous experience!

von Leesa Waliszewski | Oct 10, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our bike trip along the Danube. Thanks for setting up everything - it went very smoothly from our beginning meeting in Passau to leaving the bikes at our hotel in Vienna. We felt a real sense of accomplishment while also enjoying the beautiful scenery and historic sites!



Valerian Höfler

Phone +43 6219 7444 146

  • Customer Service
  • Bike logistics
  • Main focus: Austria (Danube)
contact

Angelika Spindler

Phone +43 6219 7444 145

  • Customer Service
  • Main focus: Austria, bike & boat
contact

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Valerian Höfler

Phone +43 6219 7444 146

  • Customer Service
  • Bike logistics
  • Main focus: Austria (Danube)
contact

Angelika Spindler

Phone +43 6219 7444 145

  • Customer Service
  • Main focus: Austria, bike & boat
contact