From the three-river town of Passau through the Danube loop to Schlögen
Passau itself is well worth a look. The cityscape has something southern about it with bright and colourful houses. Additionally, the city is very much influenced by the three rivers: the Danube, Inn and Ilz. It’s also worth while visiting the excellent restaurants here.
Leave Passau via the imposing Prinzregent-Luitpold-Brücke and admire the city from afar. Then you cycle along a well-developed asphalt path back along the Danube to Austria!
After Jochenstein you finally cross the German-Austrian border. Arriving in Austria, for most of the time you pass through small villages, which is convenient. There was very little traffic and the tour progressed nicely, and with good weather.
After the border you travel first on a path between the forest and the Danube, it’s very nice. Finally you meet the small towns of Kramesau and Niederranna. As the Danube Cycle Path as also sign posted in Austria, you can’t get lost.
The next destination is Au, where you have to take the Danube ferry to Schlögen to follow the official Danube cycle path. The bike ferry is a small wooden boat that constantly goes back and forth. It doesn’t cost much, but is included in the Eurobike package anyway.
This part of the Danube cycle path is a real spectacle. One passes the Schlögener Schlinge, which is considered a natural wonder. Here the Danube has eaten right into the mountains and changes direction twice by nearly 180 °.