The dreamy Danube Cycle Path

Carina cycled from Linz to Vienna

During one of the last beautiful summer weeks I cycled with a friend on a shortened version of the Donau Cycle Path from Linz to Vienna. We had everything from bright sunshine to pouring rain. But as the saying goes, "There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!”

Most of the cycle path lies directly on the Danube and is very well signposted. The area is very flat and therefore the cycle path does not have any steep inclines - even without an electric bike we manage every stage effortlessly.

  • By the way: We offer the Danube Cycle Path in different variants and also for families!
Cyclist on the way to Melk

The warm hospitality

It is truly a pleasure to be welcomed with open arms after a long journey. You happily take on every kilometre when you feel so welcome and well taken care of. We always park our bikes in the bike cellar without any complications and then enjoy every evening to the full.

The accommodation is all very special and impresses with their individual charm. We feel at home in every single hotel!

Apricots, chanterelles and not to be forgotten: good wine!

From homemade apricot jam, which we spread on our croissants at breakfast, to a delicious chanterelle risotto with salmon fillet. On our leisure cycle tour with luggage transfer, we are served the most delicious Austrian delicacies. When the chef tells you in person that the chanterelles are hand-picked and the apricot jam is made according to grandma's recipe, the specialities of the region taste even better.

I can't say which culinary highlight of this trip impressed me the most: the homemade apricot dumplings in Traismauer, the hearty Kasnockn with fresh salad at the Hofbräuhaus in Krems, or the Wiener Schnitzel at the Schweizerhaus in the Prater?

Every day we are surprised with new variations from Austria's cuisine.

Lower Austria is famous for being a wine growing region. Especially on the stage that leads through the Wachau, we enjoy some very fine wines. At two different wine tastings we get an insight into the history of the Grüner Veltliner and the secrets of wine growing.

After a long cycle in the sun, sit comfortably in the shady guest garden under the vines with a glass of white wine and a homemade Wachauer Laberl to go with it - could it be any nicer?

Cyclist at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna
Coffee break in Melk

From the little chapel to Melk Abbey and on to St. Stephen's Cathedral

Culturally, there is a lot to see in the Danube region. In every town you pass through, you have countless opportunities to visit the most beautiful sights. We find out that it's great to get on your bike right in the morning after a hearty breakfast and set off. Then you really have enough time to take in the cultural highlights at your leisure. A walk through the old town, a close look inside St. Stephen's Cathedral - the perfect balance to the daily sports programme.

  • Tip: With a cycle tour through Austria's cities you combine the best of an active and cultural holiday!

My conclusion: More than worth a trip!

It will certainly not be the last time that I explore the Danube region by bike. For me it was once again wonderful to see how beautiful it is at home in Austria. The wonderful nature is really great for recharging your batteries and I will never forget the great experiences. You can experience a lot on a short cycling holiday in 5 days - really worth a trip for young and old!

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