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Danube-Cycle Path from Schärding to Linz for families

Bike and boat with the family.

The Danube-Cycle Path: one of the most popular, if not the most popular cycle path in Europe. Our family cycling tour offers you and your entire family a unique opportunity to experience this cycle path in a casual manner. With the little Barque town Schärding as your starting point, you cycle along stunning cycle paths all the way to Linz, the provincial capital of Upper Austria. Short daily stages, lots of time for intervals and child-friendly hotels create a rounded and perfect holiday. Along the river Danube there are funny leisure activities on offer for you every day. Naturally a boat trip is included. We guarantee happy children and lots of fun for the little ones. Come along to the river Danube!

Easy
Easy
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • No minimum age
  • Approx. 130 km
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Itinerary

You take a stroll through the pretty little Baroque town of Schärding and can marvel at the famous ‚Silberzeile’ (row of colourful houses). Enjoy the numerous cafés and restaurants on the town square. Miniature versions of the 7 Wonders of the World are displayed all over Schärding and can be admired up close and will take you back into a world of legends and myths. In the evening, welcome meeting and rental bike distribution.

Hotel example: Biedermeier-Hof

Fresh as a daisy you continue the well-maintained and perfectly signposted cycle path along the river Inn to Passau. This town, located at the confluence of tree rivers, with its car-free pedestrian zone is regarded as one of Germany’s most beautiful towns. There will be enough time for you to enjoy ice-cream, cakes or a cup of coffee in one of the countless pavement cafés and restaurants. The afternoon you spend in the adventure-pool ‚Peb’ in Passau (entrance fee included). This swimming paradise with diving platform, wave pool, slides and lots more is one of the most spectacular pool facility in Germany!

Hotel example: Hotel Dormero

approx. 15 km

Today you start at the Southern side of the Danube and cycle along a marvellous route with lovely views all the way to Jochenstein. On a very hot day we recommend a short detour to the outdoor swimming pool in Engelhartszell. Then you continue the Northern side of the Danube through the nature reserve ‚Donauleiten’ all the way to Schlögen. From here you take the ferry (autonomously) and change over to the other side again, where you reach your Day Finish. 

Hotel example: Hotel Donauschlinge

The nature spectacle ‚Schlögener River Bend’ is straight at the start of today’s stage. Here the Danube hit the invincible granite, which caused a change of direction of 180 degrees. From there you continue along the course of the river Danube all the way to Aschach. A fantastic cycling day amidst stunning nature.

Hotel example: Haus Webinger

Today you can change over to the North side of the Danube again and then continue along the Danube cycle path into the leisure land ‚Freitzeitland Linz’ with its five bathing lakes. After a splash and a cool-off you continue through the ‚vegetable patch’ of Upper Austria - the basin around Eferding, past Ottensheim and Wilhering into the provincial capital Linz, where you spend the rest of the day relaxing in one of the countless restaurants.

Hotel examplel: ARCOTEL Nike

The morning is all about the provincial capital of Upper Austria. After breakfast, we recommend a casual stroll through the old part of town, a visit to one of the fantastic museums or to join in the special cultural programmes on offer for the entire family. At approx. 2.20pm you board the boat to Passau and experience your cycle tour again from a new and unique perspective (arrival time approx. 8.50pm, daily except Monday and Friday, then alternative bus transfer). Overnight stay in Passau.

Hotel example: Hotel Dormero

Hotel check out in the morning. After a stroll through the town and a visit to the cathedral (largest church organ in the world!), you cycle from the ‚Innspitz’, the confluence of the three rivers Inn, Danube and Ilz, on the Inn-cycle-path in the shade along the riverbank. In Wernstein we suggest a short break, in order to enjoy the nature of the narrow parts of the river Inn there. In Schärding you receive your luggage. After that you finally say, “Good Bye” to the Danube.

Tour character

The terrain along the rivers Inn and Danube is either flat or descends slightly, you cycle mostly on a well-maintained cycle paths without any motorised vehicles. Only on very short segments on side roads.

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Schärding
  Season 1
27.03.2021 - 16.04.2021
02.10.2021 - 09.10.2021

Arrival daily
Season 2
17.04.2021 - 21.05.2021
04.09.2021 - 01.10.2021

Arrival daily
Season 3
22.05.2021 - 03.09.2021

Arrival daily
Danube-Cycle Path Schärding - Linz for families, 7 days, AT-DOASS-07X
Base price
529.00
439.00
339.00
0.00
549.00
439.00
339.00
0.00
589.00
439.00
339.00
0.00
Surcharge single room 169.00 169.00 169.00
Surcharge half board (5x) (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 129.00 129.00 129.00
Surcharge half board (5x) children aged 6-14 (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 115.00 115.00 115.00

3***- and 4**** hotels, and in Aschach guesthouse

Child prices valid if they are staying in same room as 2 full price adults. Charges for children under 6 (for example Child bed) to be paid for at the time.

Season 1
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 16, 2021
Oct 2, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021
Arrival daily
Season 2
Apr 17, 2021 - May 21, 2021
Sep 4, 2021 - Oct 1, 2021
Arrival daily
Season 3
May 22, 2021 - Sep 3, 2021
Arrival daily
Danube-Cycle Path Schärding - Linz for families, 7 days, AT-DOASS-07X
Base price
Base price 12 - 14 Years
Base price 6 - 11 Years
Base price 0 - 5 Years
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board (5x) (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Surcharge half board (5x) children aged 6-14 (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
529.00
439.00
339.00
0.00
169.00
129.00
115.00
549.00
439.00
339.00
0.00
169.00
129.00
115.00
589.00
439.00
339.00
0.00
169.00
129.00
115.00

3***- and 4**** hotels, and in Aschach guesthouse

Child prices valid if they are staying in same room as 2 full price adults. Charges for children under 6 (for example Child bed) to be paid for at the time.

Season 1
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 16, 2021
Oct 2, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021
Season 2
Apr 17, 2021 - May 21, 2021
Sep 4, 2021 - Oct 1, 2021
Season 3
May 22, 2021 - Sep 3, 2021
Schärding
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Passau
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
55.00
84.00
55.00
84.00
55.00
84.00
55.00
84.00
55.00
84.00
55.00
84.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Schärding
  Season 1
Mar 27, 2021 - Apr 16, 2021
Oct 2, 2021 - Oct 9, 2021

Arrival daily
Season 2
Apr 17, 2021 - May 21, 2021
Sep 4, 2021 - Oct 1, 2021

Arrival daily
Season 3
May 22, 2021 - Sep 3, 2021

Arrival daily
Schärding
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 55.00 55.00 55.00
Extra night sgl/bb 84.00 84.00 84.00
Passau
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 55.00 55.00 55.00
Extra night sgl/bb 84.00 84.00 84.00
Filter
21-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear incl. rental bike insurance
rental bike PLUS incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
Child bike
Child seat
Child tag-along
Child trailer
Follow-Me with child bike
79.00
79.00
79.00
129.00
179.00
65.00
20.00
65.00
65.00
95.00

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Services

Included

  • Accommodation as already stated
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • Boat trip from Linz – Passau, bike included (not on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, alternatively organized bus transfer and adventure tour with the crystal ship)
  • Entrance fee for the entire family for the adventure pool Passau
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher), Vienna B&B
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

 

Infos

Arrival/Parking/Departure

  • Schärding or Wernstein train station
  • Munich and Vienna airport
  • Free public car park on the Eurobike premises directly on the Cycle Path.
  • Good train connections from Vienna to Linz

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Ferry ride approx. EUR 2,50 per ride, bike included
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Detailed information
  • Weather warranty/Spring and autumn special: Tour bookings with arrival within season 1 can be rebooked free of charge up to 5 working days prior to arrival in case of bad weather
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
David Löw
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David Löw, Customer Service
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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Lisa Emmrich DE | 28.07.2020
Schöne Reise
Unsere Highlights: Badesee in Feldkirchen, Hotel Kocher, der Gepäcktransfer, die Rückfahrt von Linz nach Passau, die Schifffahrt in Passau, schöne Spielplätze entlang des Radweges
David Löw
David Löw answered:
Vielen Dank für Ihr Feedback und die netten Worte! Gerne würden wir Sie auch nächstes Jahr wieder von unseren Reisen überzeugen.

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