The Danube by bike and on the MS Primadonna: Passau – Linz – Vienna – Bratislava – Passau
A cycling vacation on the ship through three countries under the Austrian flag with the best service!
The Danube Cycle Route Passau – Vienna is considered the father of all long-distance cycle routes in Europe. Away from the traffic, you will experience graceful landscapes from narrow notch valleys to the vastness of the Danube Floodplain National Park. Monasteries, castles, palaces or baroque towns line the way. This is the right vacation mix. Tips for a leisurely stop at a Heuriger or a typical Viennese coffee house are available on board.
Viennese cuisine and specialties from the Danube countries, whirlpool, sauna, Kneipp basin, massage and hairdresser as well as a large sun deck, friendly crew and fresh cuisine ensure your well-being on board. Enjoy the comfort of a floating 1st class hotel.
You will experience the most beautiful sections of the Europa Cycle Route 6 during this active vacation on the Danube without any special effort!
The Schlögener Schlinge, the Wachau, the Donau-Auen National Park, Linz, Tulln, Vienna, the Danube Bend, Bratislava and the imposing Melk Abbey round off the experience of your cycling vacation – to name just a few of the countless highlights….
Your ship: The MS Primadonna
The double-hull (catamaran) design, unusual for river cruise ships, gives the MS Primadonna a unique spaciousness and distinctive appearance. The 60-meter-long atrium with cozy seating areas, as well as the bar with breathtaking 9-meter-high glazing offer plenty of space for gatherings.
Wonderful hours you will experience on the open deck with whirlpool.
The small but nice wellness area with sauna, whirlpool, Kneipp basin and possibility for massage lets you forget the everyday life. The demands on the kitchen team are also high – let us spoil you! The much praised, warm crew and amenities offered by the MS Primadonna will make your stay an unforgettable cruise experience.
All 82 cabins on the MS Primadonna are outside cabins with individually adjustable air conditioning, shower and toilet, hairdryer, TV, safe, telephone, minibar and spacious wardrobes. The cabins on the main deck are approx. 11.5 sqm, equipped with a non-opening porthole (main deck aft approx. 9.5 sqm – bunk beds/ideal for single occupancy). The spacious cabins on the upper and promenade decks are approximately 16.5 square meters in size and also have a balcony with bench seat and desk.
Occupancy up to max. 4 persons in main deck cabin (bunk beds/fold-in top beds) or max. 3 persons in upper deck cabin (75 x 185 cm sofa bed) possible on request.
|Cabin main deck||Cabin Panorama Deck|
Upscale, international level with specialties of the Danube countries, especially Viennese cuisine. The meals are prepared mainly with regional, Austrian food. In the morning you can expect an American breakfast buffet with organic corner, a light 3-course menu for lunch or packed lunch for cyclists; in the evening a 4-course menu. Afternoon tea / coffee incl. Cake; late night midnight snack.
Give us your dietary requests by late. known one week before departure. We will get back to you regarding fulfillment.
113.5 m long and 17.4 m wide, 17 knots speed. 2 main engines. 3 auxiliary engines, 2 air conditioners; 1.7 m draft, 8.2 m above waterline. 4 decks.
Route / requirement
> Easy to ride, mostly flat route with no significant climbs. Should you wish to take a rest, you are welcome to cover individual daily stages by boat.
The trip is for people with reduced mobility. MS Primadonna has two barrier-free promenade and two upper deck cabins. Please note that all bus rides/transfers e.g. also during the city tours are NOT barrier-free. Provided that you can get on and off the bus independently, the transfers/city tours are welcome.
> Sturdy touring bikes 7-speed with hub gears and coaster brake or 21-speed with derailleur and freewheel (please specify when booking), comfort saddle, 28 inch with different frame heights, equipped with saddle bag. Included in the tour price.
> Electric bikes: 8-speed (freewheel); range between 60 and 80 km (depending on riding style); suitable for heights from 1.60 m – 1.90 m. Bookable on request and with surcharge.
Bringing customer’s own bikes is possible without discount on the tour price, but at your own risk.
For possible damages etc. on the own bike during the whole bike trip as well as during transport trips can not be liable.
For your own safety, we recommend that you always wear a bicycle helmet on all bicycle tours.
Passau is very easy to reach by train. For schedules and tickets, visit www.bahn.de.
A transfer from the train station to and from the ship can be added upon request.
Car / Parking
> On the outskirts of the city at the Infopoint in Passau, an unguarded parking lot is available for the duration of the trip – included in the price.
> Transfer from the parking lot to the ship on Friday (embarkation day) at about 16:00 – included in the price.
Your travel schedule in brief
Schedule and program changes due to local conditions (including high water, low water, bad weather, etc.) on the order of the 1st Captain possible or reserved. Bike excursions, shore programs and arrival & layover times may also be affected.
What you can look forward to ...
- the steep narrowness of the Schlögener Donauschlinge
- the lovely old town and mighty castle of Bratislava, capital of Slovakia
- the cosmopolitan city of Vienna by boat and bike
- the Wachau with its lovely wine villages, riverside forests and steep coasts
- a great crew on a comfortable ship