Danube cycle tour: 9 days from Regensburg to Vienna

9 Days

Your trip

Danube cycle pathForests, rocks, castles and the warm hospitality of the people along the river await you on this tour. You always cycle along the Danube, mainly on car-free cycle paths and occasionally cross it on quaint ferries, mighty weirs and historic bridges.

Depending on the season and weather, you will certainly not be alone on the road – and yet you will cycle through a tranquility as the Rhine once knew it centuries ago: always on well-maintained and signposted cycle paths, occasionally along roads with little traffic, away from the major metropolises.

From the Stone Bridge and Regensburg Cathedral, you first cycle down the German Danube to the episcopal three-river city of Passau. Continue along the Danube to the northeast to the Upper Austrian baroque city of Linz .

From there, the Danube Cycle Path takes you through the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wachau with all its wine villages, past sights such as Greinburg Castle and the world-famous Melk Abbey, until you finally reach the enchanting imperial and waltzing city of Vienna.

On the way along the Danube you will have enough time to get to know the Austrian cuisine and hospitality in the many inns or Heurigen.

And with everything applies – as always: You cycle, we take care of your luggage. Luggage transport incl.

Accommodation

On this tour we book typical regional hotels and inns in the ***-3-star or ****-4-star level for you.
An extensive cyclist’s breakfast is included on all our cycle tours in all hotels.

The route

The Danube Cycle Path is one of Europe’s main cycle routes and has been a popular premium cycle path for years, especially among tourist cyclists. They travel almost continuously from the source, first along the German Danube to Passau and then on through Austria to Vienna, car-free, on their own routes along the river. They only share the route with municipal agricultural or local traffic on some stretches, mainly on local roads.

The cycle path is excellently developed and is therefore also ideal for families. There are many places to stop for refreshments, playgrounds and river meadows along the route. You cycle through enchanting countryside from old town to old town, from castle to castle and from metropolis to metropolis. A firework display of diversity in the historic heart of Europe!

The routes are mostly flat along the river, but occasionally you are out and about in hilly vineyards or forests. You will cover a total of around 400 kilometers by bike on this tour.

Travel documents

Before the start of your trip, we will send you a link by e-mail where you will find the digital travel documents such as your hotel list, voucher, route map, travel information and GPS data to help you prepare for your bike tour.

You will also receive a printed package of documents at the start hotel. Among other things, it contains all the map material.

Maps and navigation

You can find the entire tour as a collection at komoot . If you want to use the maps for navigation, please install – if not already done – the komoot app on your mobile device a few days BEFORE your trip. To do so, please register at komoot.de. Then download the tours from this collection to your device. Please contact us with any questions in advance of your trip.

You can find the Komoot app at the following link: https://support.komoot.com/hc/de/articles/4402496387098-Komoot-App-herunterladen.

We provide you with a Komoot app tour package for this trip. Please book this as an additional service once per trip and receive it in return:

> The komoot – world package with unlimited use …

> Your bike navigation for this trip for your cell phone as a supplement to your travel documents.

> With just a few clicks, you can call up the ready-made cycle tours.

> The maps can be called up at any time, even without Internet reception.

> They use the app for a lifetime of precise navigation and great adventures.

> You will find highlights and recommendations from the komoot community at great locations worldwide.

> You receive topographical maps with free updates.

Rental bicycles

Robust touring bikes: 7 speeds with hub gears and coaster brake or 21 speeds with derailleur gears and freewheel, comfort saddle, 28 inch with different frame heights.

Electric bikes:

With your electric bike, unisex bike with freewheel, you will feel the lightness of traveling. You have your eyes open to the world around you. The electric bike is particularly advantageous for cyclists with different levels of physical fitness and ensures that everyone can ride at the same speed.

The well-sprung bike lets you cycle comfortably, even if the terrain is a little bumpier for a short time. With the electric bike, you can experience assisted cycling on a whole new level. Despite the motor assistance, it is a bicycle in the legal sense. There is therefore no requirement for a driver’s license or helmet. However, we strongly recommend wearing a helmet on all trips, regardless of the type of bike.

The carrier shown at the front is equipped with one handlebar axle per room, in which you can comfortably transport your navigation device and light day luggage.

Accessories, insurance, breakdown assistance for rental bikes

Each rental bike on this tour is equipped with a waterproof, spacious saddle bag as well as a tool set, an air pump, an odometer and a lock. You will also receive a handlebar bag per room, and a second saddle bag per bike on request.

If you rent a bike, rental bike insurance against theft and damage is automatically included. In the event of theft or damage to the rental bike, you will not incur any costs. Of course, negligent or willful acts are excluded from the comprehensive cover. The bike must be locked and the keys to the rental bike must still be in your possession. Please refer to the information in the travel documents. Also excluded are accessories such as saddlebags and handlebar bags incl. Contents, odometer, e-bike display, etc.

Should damage occur to a rental bike, simply call the service hotline provided to you. In the rare event of a flat tire, a puncture repair kit is available for every rental bike. Tools and a spare hose are available for self-help.

Own bikes

It is possible to bring your own bikes, but at your own risk. The hotels offer you free lockable and mostly covered bicycle parking spaces.

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.

Please note that we do not provide a breakdown and emergency assistance service on this tour if you are using your own bike. You will find bike stores and workshops along the way. Almost the entire way you can shorten by public transport (train, bus, boat).

Additional services

On this trip we can optionally recommend

1) A city tour of Vienna by bike (can be booked with or without a rental bike)

The tour takes place daily from 01.05. to 30.09., in April and October on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. It starts at 2 p.m. and lasts around 3 hours. Please reserve the tour when you book your trip, advance booking is essential!

Vienna

2) If you would like to dedicate a little more time to this lively and relaxing metropolis, we recommend our Vienna package.
For a fixed price, you will receive daily between 01.04. and 31.10. the following services:

> 2 nights in Vienna in a hotel of the cat. 4-star with breakfast buffet

> Admission to St. Stephen’s Cathedral incl. Cathedral tour with audio guide, guided tour of the catacombs, ascent of the “Steffl” tower (south tower), elevator to the Pummerin (north tower) and visit to the cathedral treasury.

Dates

We offer the tour from April to October.

Arrival

Railroad

Regensburg and, of course, Vienna are easily accessible by long-distance and regional trains operated by Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB. You can also find more information about the timetables at www.bahn.de.

Car & Parking

In Regensburg, the public parking garage Theater Bismackplatz or Parkgarage Sparkasse Arnulsplatz are available near the hotel. Please pay directly on site, subject to availability. The parking lot cannot be reserved in advance.

Country information

Please see our entry information for Austria on our Country Information page.

We recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance. you can find a quote on our travel insurance page.

Day by day

Regensburg :
Day 1

Individual arrival in Regensburg

Our tip: Whenever possible – travel by train. Regensburg is excellently integrated into Bavaria’s local and long-distance transportation network. Hop on at home for your vacation and enjoy train after train. Information on how to get here by car can be found in the travel description at the beginning of this page.

Regensburg, Old Bridge, Cathedral, Old Town

Use the first day to visit the cathedral and the medieval old town at the confluence of the Danube and Regen rivers. The travel documents and the rental bicycles (if booked) are waiting for you at the arrival hotel.

Breakfast
Regensburg - Straubing :
Day 2

Cycle tour Regensburg – Straubing, 55 km, 100 m ↑↓, approx. 4 h

Cross the Nibelungen Bridge and Walhalla Avenue to reach the signposted “Tour de Baroque” cycle route and cycle to Donaustauf.

Visible from afar, the famous Walhalla towers over the Danube valley. You cycle on along the Danube embankment to Straubing, famous for its baroque town houses.

Breakfast
Straubig - Deggendorf :
Day 3

Cycle tour Straubing – Deggendorf, 45 km, 70 m ↑↓, approx. 4 h

Via Oberalteich you reach Bogen and later Metten. Your overnight stay is in Deggendorf, the gateway to the Bavarian Forest.

Breakfast
Deggendorf - Passau :
Day 4

Cycle tour Deggendorf – Passau, 55 km, 170 m ↑↓, approx. 5 h

Follow the “Tour de Baroque” again today. From Vilshofen you cycle along the left bank of the Danube to the Kachlet hydroelectric power station. After crossing the Danube, you reach the old prince-bishop’s town of Passau.

Breakfast
Passau - Danube Loop :
Day 5

Cycle tour Passau – Wesenufer, Danube loop, 40 km, 150 m ↑↓, approx. 4 h

Today you cycle through the Danube breakthrough valley. Visit Engelszell Abbey in Engelhartszell before cycling on to today’s stage destination.

Breakfast
Danube Loop - Enns :
Day 6

Cycle tour Donauschlinge – Enns, 90 km, 400 m ↑↓, approx. 6 h

Today you will travel through the famous Schlögener Schlinge on the Danube.

Schlögener Schlinge Danube

The valley widens again in Aschach and you cycle through the fertile Eferding Basin before reaching the former cultural capital of Linz.

Enjoy a piece of original Linzer Torte and a cup of coffee (incl.) at the Jindrak patisserie in Linz. From here you cycle on to the region around the Roman town of Enns.

Breakfast
Enns - Maria Taferl :
Day 7

Cycle tour Enns – Maria Taferl, 75 km, 400 m ↑ 250 m ↓, approx. 6 h

The cycle path first takes you to the medieval town of Grein. You travel through the Strudengau to Ybbs. This is also the gateway to the Nibelungengau.

Wachau World Heritage Site in the Danube Valley

Breakfast
Maria Taferl - Vienna :
Day 8

Maria Taferl – Krems – Vienna, 50 km, 400 m ↑ 250 m ↓, approx. 6 h + train ride

Today you will enjoy the most beautiful part of your journey, the Wachau.

Danube bank Durnstein in the Wachau

You cycle past emerald-colored vines and through lush orchards. In Krems you have reached the end of your
Journey reached by bike.

A train ride takes you to the Danube metropolis of Vienna. The transfer is included in the tour price. We will also transport your luggage to your destination hotel in Vienna.

Breakfast
Vienna :
Day 9

Departure or extension in Vienna

If you don’t know this wonderful city yet or just want to enjoy it a little more – we definitely recommend an extension!

Vienna Hofburg

If you wish to return home, please make your own way back. Vienna and Regensburg are directly connected by train. The ICE will take you about 3 1/2 hours. The trains take a limited number of bicycles. It is therefore essential that you reserve your return journey directly with the train company in advance.

Breakfast

Services

included in the tour price:

  • 8 x overnight stays in the advertised accommodation
  • 8 x rich cyclist breakfast buffet
  • daily luggage transport, no limit on luggage between 09:00 and 18:00
  • Complete bike rental insurance
  • 1 piece of original Linzer Torte + 1 cup of coffee in Linz
  • Train journey Krems - Vienna, please buy your bike ticket on your own, approx. 6 € - 10 € per bike
  • Restaurant guide with the best places to stop for a bite to eat
  • Well-prepared travel documents
  • GPS data on request
  • 7-day service hotline

not included:

  • Arrival and departure
  • Visitor's tax or tourist tax
  • Bike ticket for the train journey Krems - Vienna
  • Accommodation surcharges in Vienna for events and trade fairs, if applicable
  • All special services not explicitly listed under included services

Dates and prices

Departure 2024: possible daily in the …
Season 1 01.04. – 09.04.
Season 2 10.04. – 14.05.
Season 3 11.09. – 20.10.
Season 4 15.05. – 10.09.
The day of arrival determines the season.
All prices per person. The prices in the booking form or shopping cart apply.
Travel package Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
Standard double room with breakfast / pers 890 € 1.150 € 1.160 € 1.190 €
Standard room with breakfast 1.270 € 1.530 € 1.540 € 1.570 €
Children discounts Season 1 Season 2 Season 3 Season 4
“Child 1” aged 5 to < 14 years 25% 668 € 863 € 870 € 893 €
“Child 2” aged 14 and over or adult 10% 801 € 1.035 € 1.044 € 1.071 €
The discount always applies to accommodation in a 3-bed room or double room with an extra bed with at least. 2 full-paying guests.
Rental bikes
Touring bike 125 €
E-bike 250 €
Child trailer 50 €
Child seat 40 €
Additional nights with breakfast per person and night
Starting point Regensburg DZ / pers 80 €
Starting point Regensburg EZ 120 €
Destination Vienna double room / pers, surcharge possible. 100 €
Destination Vienna Single room / pers, surcharge possible. 140 €
Additional services
Komoot – Navi – App 30 €
City tour by bike in Vienna with your own bike 50 €
City tour by bike in Vienna with rental bike 75 €
Vienna – Package 2 nights double room in 4**** hotel with entrance package 200 €
Vienna – Package 2 nights single room in 4**** hotel with entrance package 260 €

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