Two cyclists pick apricots
Cyclists on the Danube cycle path
View to the river Danube
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Danube Cycle Path - comfortable

A leisurely bike ride to Vienna.

The Danube's blue water flows quietly and gently towards the Black Sea. Enclosed between steep wooden slopes and green meadows, the river shapes its way. Indulge yourself in this idyllic atmosphere on this leisurely bike trip from Passau (or alternatively from Schärding) to the Danube's metropolis, Vienna.

On the short day trips, you will have even more time to enjoy the beauty of the nature, which you will find in the Danube valley. You can cycle on the beautiful bike paths along the river bank and marvel at the breathtaking Schlögen bend or the romantic landscape on both sides of the Danube. You can experience all that as thoroughly as you like; either from the bicycle saddle or whilst enjoying a lovely break. During your breaks you will also get the chance to indulge in the culinary delights of the region. Whether traditional dishes from the rural cuisine or sparkling wine and sweet and light cider from the Wachau region, everyone will find something that they like. Right from the start this tour is quite simply enjoyable and relaxing!

Casual Cyclist

Casual Cyclist
  • 12 Days / 11 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Valerian Höfler
Valerian Höfler
+43 6219 7444 146 Contact

Itinerary

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.

Hotel (example):

Category A: Hotel Biedermeier Hof (Schärding), IBB Hotel City Center (Passau)
Category B: Hotel Stiegenwirt (Schärding), Dormero Hotel (Passau)

Today you will cycle from Schärding along the river Inn to Passau, where the Inn joins the Danube. On the Danube cycle path you will cross the upper Danube valley and pass the town Engelhartszell with its impressive abbey church from Engelszell monastery. Then, you will cycle via Niederranna and approach today’s destination, the “Schlögen bend“. Here, the second largest river in Europe is forced by the granite of the Bohemian Massif into a unique 180° turn. You will have time to watch this natural phenomenon during a ferry ride to the other side of the river, where you will find your hotel.

Hotel (example):

Category A: Revita Hotel Kocher
Category B: Freizeitanlage Schlögen

Today you cycle through the green area of the Eferdinger Becken (basin) via Aschach, Ottensheim, and Wilhering to the Upper Austrian capital Linz. Following the motto, “In Linz beginnt’s” (“It starts in Linz”), you can begin your city tour in one of the many restaurants in the historic old town. Further highlights of the European culture capital of 2009 are the magnificent views from the Pöstlingberg or a stroll along the Danube.

Hotel (example):

Category A: Hotel Park Inn
Category B: Hotel Donauwelle

For a change, you will not be cycling along the edge of the river Danube today. Instead you will be going to St. Florian (Augustinian Canons) and Enns. In Enns, you will visit the town square with its 60 meter high city tower, the landmark of Austria’s oldest city. After that you will continue your journey to today’s destination.

Hotel (example):

Category A: Hotel Aumühle
Category B: Hotel Schiffsmeisterhaus

Today, you will again cycle along the Danube on your way to the beautiful baroque town, Grein. Here, you will have the opportunity to get an impression of the oldest still performing city theatre in Austria. Additionally, you can visit the maritime museum or Greinburg castle. From today’s destination Maria Taferl, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the beautiful blue Danube!

Hotel (example):

Category A: Hotel Wachauerhof Marbach
Category B: Hotel Zur schönen Wienerin

In Melk, you should stop briefly to look up to ensure that you do not miss out on seeing the beautiful Melk abbey, which towers above the Danube. As soon as you have left the city behind you, you will cycle into the landscape of the Wachau region where you will be enchanted by the atmosphere of the typical fruit orchards and vineyards. Today, we will organise a wine tasting event for you, which is a must-do whilst visiting the Wachau region!

Hotel (example):

Category A: Arte Hotel
Category B: Hotel Zum goldenen Engel

On the seventh day, you can relax with a walk through the wine villages of Spitz, Weißenkirchen and/or Dürnstein. Get to know the beauty and hospitality of the Wachau, which has made this region so famous.You should enjoy every moment.

Hotel (example):

Category A: Arte Hotel
Category B: Hotel Zum goldenen Engel

Today, you will cycle past the 1,000-year-old city of Krems to the Roman town of Tulln. Here, you can once again enjoy the tranquility and culture (e.g. with a visit to the Egon Schiele museum) of the rural area before you will get to the Danube's metropolis, Vienna.

Hotel (example):

Category A: Diamond City Hotel
Category B: Design Hotel Römerhof

Nice and relaxed you will arrive at the Danube's metropolis, Vienna. You can check-in to your room at a cosy wine tavern in the outskirts of Vienna. “Those who have never experienced or who recently haven’t had the time to enjoy real, genuine Viennese tavern atmosphere will feel at home with us. For all guests with a heart for Vienna and a love for nature, we have preserved our beautiful, natural wine tavern gardens.” – This is how the Viennese wine taverns, which you will get to know more closely in the next days, introduce themselves. Their original Viennese dishes accompanied by fine wines from their own vineyards will perfectly round off your day's cycling!

Hotel (example):

Category A: Hotel Park Inn by Radisson
Category B: Hotel Roomz

A day in Vienna offers many opportunities to explore this city of Waltz. A well-developed network of bike paths will lead you to the city's attractions. Before  returning to your host in the north of Vienna, you should cycle via the Danube Island, the oasis for relaxation of the city of millions, where the “Copa Cagrana” and numerous other beach bars with relaxing music invite you to a cocktail at their “sandy beach”. On request, we can organise a guided sightseeing tour by bike for you.

Hotel (example):

Category A: Hotel Park Inn by Radisson
Category B: Hotel Roomz

Today you explore a wine region located to the north of Vienna. At 13 stations, the most beautiful legends of the region are told (e.g. The Pied Piper of Korneuburg). A stop at a wine tavern completes the cycling day and provides an opportunity to experience the real Viennese charm.

Hotel (example):

Category A: Hotel Park Inn by Radisson
Category B: Hotel Roomz

Tour character

Flat or slightly downhill along the Danube. Well-built bike path that is off-road for almost all of the way. Minor roads make up only very short sections of this route – the Danube bike path is a perfect cycle path.

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
Season 1
Mar 24, 2018 - Apr 27, 2018
Sep 29, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018
daily
Season 2
Apr 28, 2018 - May 25, 2018
Sep 8, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018
daily
Season 3
May 26, 2018 - Sep 7, 2018
daily
Danube Cycle Path - the easy going tour, 12 days, cat. A, arrival Passau, AT-DORPW-12A
Base price
Surcharge single room
surcharge half board
Danube Cycle Path - the easy going tour, 12 days, cat. B, arrival Passau, AT-DORPW-12B
Base price
Surcharge single room
surcharge half board
829,00
255,00
189,00
765,00
225,00
169,00
889,00
255,00
189,00
825,00
225,00
169,00
949,00
255,00
189,00
879,00
225,00
169,00

Category A: 3***- and 4****-hotels

Category B: 3***-hotels and inns, at Linz and Vienna 4****-hotels

Season 1
Mar 24, 2018 - Apr 27, 2018
Sep 29, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018
Season 2
Apr 28, 2018 - May 25, 2018
Sep 8, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018
Season 3
May 26, 2018 - Sep 7, 2018
Passau A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Vienna A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Passau B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Vienna B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
55,00
84,00
65,00
98,00
55,00
84,00
65,00
95,00
55,00
84,00
65,00
98,00
55,00
84,00
65,00
95,00
55,00
84,00
65,00
98,00
55,00
84,00
65,00
95,00
Price
Rental bike 21-gear
Rental bike 7-gear
Electric bike
85,00
85,00
170,00

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • If half board is booked: 8 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

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, payable at the time.
  • Good train connections between Vienna and Schärding/Passau

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Impressions

Accommodation

Valerian Höfler
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Valerian Höfler, Customer service

Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (2 Ratings)
5 stars
Hildur A. AT | 14.11.2017
Relaxing bicycle tour along the Danube
Easy cycling, no difficult hills. The landscape is beautiful, especially in the Wachau area, that day was probably my favourite day, it was like cycling constantly through a flower garden. Interesting history which the guide told us during stops. The short sightseeing in Vienna was appreciated.
Valerian Höfler
Valerian Höfler answered:
Dear Hildur! Thanks very much for your very nice and detailed feedback. I am very happy that you liked your stay along the Danube, especially in the Wachau valley with its vineyards.
4 stars
Dieter Schober DE | 21.07.2017
Sehr gut
Die Reise war hervorragend geplant. Alle Gasthöfe und Hotels sehr ansprechend.Ich habe einen kleinen Hinweis, da wir mit dem Auto angereist waren. Die Konkurrenz hat den Parkplatz in Passau mit in der Buchung. Das fanden wir nicht gut einen Stellplatz fürs Auto zu suchen. 10 € pro Tag im Hotel fanden wir sehr einnehmend, könnte man nicht mit dem Hotel für Eurobike-Resiende einen Sondertarif vereinbahren? Oder Sie arbeiten es in den Reisepreis ein! Naja, wir haben uns gekümmert.
Valerian Höfler
Valerian Höfler answered:
Vielen Dank für die Note sehr gut. Aber natürlich auch danke für den Hinweis zu den Parkmöglichkeiten in Passau! Eine Spezialvereinbarung mit den Hotels ist leider nicht immer möglich... Unser Angebot: bei Anreise in Schärding gibt es immer einen kostenlosen Parkplatz bei uns am Firmengelände!

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