Your most beautiful way into the heart of the old Danube monarchy – at an absolute special price
Forests, rocks, castles and the warm hospitality of the people along the river await you on this tour. You always cycle along the river mainly on car-free cycle paths and cross it now and then on rustic ferries, massive 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.
The Danube Cycle Path continues 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.
Please note: This tour is almost identical to our classic 72. It is ‘a tad’ cheaper in everything.
How does it work?
Quite simply: utilization! Therefore, if you book this option, please do not expect the most beautiful rooms of the house in the best location. They cycle the same way. You will experience the same restaurants and beer gardens. Your accommodation, however, will rather not be the top offer of hotels on the road.
We book for you good, regionally typical hotels of the 3***- category.
Daily breakfast buffet or large cyclist breakfast is included in the price.
When booking half board incl. 3-course dinner with choice of main course (partly in neighboring restaurants)
You will ride over slightly hilly, mostly flat, very well-maintained bike paths and quiet, low-traffic side roads.
In 6 daily stages you will travel between 40 and 80 km; in total about 330 km.
The trip is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. Please contact us for detailed information if needed.
Return transfer from Vienna to Passau
By bus (Saturday)
The minibus will pick you up in Vienna directly at the hotel and drive to Passau to the parking lot: arrival around 13:30. Please book this option directly if you wish. On-site purchase is no longer possible.
By train (Sunday – Friday)
Trains from Vienna to Passau run daily at 2-hour intervals. Takt, without changing trains. You will receive a train ticket Vienna-Passau, 2nd class for free train choice, except Westbahn. There is no transfer to the train station. Please book this option directly if you wish.
Return transfer of own bikes (daily)
The return transfer is possible daily, but must be reserved directly with your booking.
Saturdays: within the framework of bus return transfer (joint transport person + bike)
On the remaining days: Please return your bicycles to the hotel in Vienna the day before your return trip. These will be available for pickup at the Infopoint in Passau the following day. Please book the return transport with or transport insurance.
Robust touring bikes: 7 speeds with hub gears and coaster brake or 21/24 speeds with derailleur gears and freewheel, comfort saddle, 28 inch with different frame heights. If you are taller than 1.90 m or shorter than 1.60 m, we will request wheels with a 66 frame or 26 inches for you.
Electric bikes: 8-speed gears (freewheel, without coaster brake); range approx. 70 km (depending on riding style); suitable for heights from 1.60 m – 1.90 m (bookable on request).
It is possible to bring your own bikes, 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 long-distance and regional trains of the Deutsche Bahn. You can also find more information about the timetables at www.bahn.de.
You have at your disposal a fenced, unguarded private parking lot on the outskirts of the city / near the bike drop-off or arrival hotel. Alternatively, you can use a public parking garage at the freight station (near the train station) for about € 40,- each per stay: payable on site, subject to availability, not reservable.
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.
What can you look forward to ...
- Baroque city of Passau with its three rivers, the imposing Veste Oberhaus fortress and St. Stephen's Cathedral
- World Cultural Heritage Wachau with its forests, wine villages and world-famous monasteries
- Abbey Stift Melk
- Linz on the Danube - modernity and baroque splendor
- Vienna - the secret heart of all cyclists
- Luggage transport