Danube cycle tour: from Passau to Vienna | 8 days ('classic') Ref. : PV
- from 575 € / person on the minimum basis of 2 pers.
- Difficulty :
- Duration : 8 days | 6 days riding
from April 2017 to October 2017
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Discover the Romantic soul of the Danube … and Austria by bike!
Along the secured trail, following the majestic river, you will discover a rich historical past reflected in the small villages and châteaux! You will appreciate as well the beauty of the natural setting of the ‘Wachau’ area, one of the richest wine-growing areas of the country.
From Passau to Vienna, via Linz, capital of Upper Austria, a matchless escapade!
Always along the Danube, it is nearly always flat or slightly downhill.
Total Distance: approx. 350 km
Your cycling trip along the Danube:
Day 1: Arrival in Passau
Individual sightseeing-tour in the “three river town” Passau. At 12.00 o’clock, in the cathedral you can listen to an organ concert (except on Sundays and public holidays) on the world’s largest church organ.
Day 2: Stage Passau - Upper Danube Valley | 43 km / 58 km
Cycle on the southern side of the Danube to Engelhartszell, where you can find Austria’s only Trappist monastery. You have the possibility to cross the Danube by ferry in Engelhartszell or in Jochenstein (1 km before Engelhartszell) at the power station on the northern side of the Danube. At the power station Jochenstein is the "House of the river", where you can visit an exhibition about the river.
Day 3: Stage Upper Danube Valley - Linz | 50 km / 65 km
First scenic highlight is the Danube Loop of Schlögen (“Schlögener Donauschlinge”) where the hard granite forces the river to an extremely tight loop. In Aschach the valley widens and you cycle through the fertile basin of Eferding. The baroque Monastery of Wilhering invites you to rest before you reach the cultural city of Linz, the capital of Upper Austria.
Day 4: Stage Linz - Ardagger / Grein | 50 km / 65 km
Leave Linz and go on cycling via Mauthausen or Enns, Austria’s oldest town (Danube bike ferry), to Wallsee. Via Ardagger, cycle to the beautiful old bargee town of Grein. You can visit the Greinburg (castle), the theatre of the town and the maritime museum.
Day 5: Stage Ardagger / Grein - Wachau | 50 km / 68 km
Through the romantic Strudengau you cycle to the ancient Roman town of Ybbs. Here begins the gentle landscape of the Nibelungengau and from afar you see the pilgrimage church of Maria Taferl which overlooks the Danube valley. In Melk you should visit the famous Benedictine Abbey and the idyllic Wachau area invites you to rest.
Day 6: Stage Wachau - Traismauer / Tulln | 54 km / 76 km
You experience again the most beautiful part of your journey, the picturesque Wachau area. You cycle past emerald vineyards, through lush orchards and discover the romantic town of Dürnstein with its castle ruins. In Krems, the old town with its arcaded courtyards and baroque town houses are worth seeing. Through the rambling meadows of the Tullnerfeld you reach your next destination in the area Traismauer / Tulln.
(If you want, you can do a part of the stage by boat - from mid-April till mid-October).
Day 7: Stage Traismauer / Tulln - Vienne | 36 km / 64 km
Shortly before Vienna, the valley narrows again, the Danube passes through the Vienna Gate on the edge of the Vienna Woods and leads you through Klosterneuburg to the charismatic cosmopolitan city of Vienna, famous for its cafe culture and its many sights. The bike path ends only a few minutes away from the cathedral of St. Stephan, Vienna’s landmark.
Day 8: Departure during the day
Possibility to book this tour with upgraded accommodation. More details: see 'Options'.
From April 8th 2017 to May 12th 2017 575,00 € Single room supplement : 162,00 € Bike discount : - 60,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
From May 13th 2017 to September 17th 2017 620,00 € Single room supplement : 162,00 € Bike discount : - 60,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
From September 18th 2017 to October 22nd 2017 575,00 € Single room supplement : 162,00 € Bike discount : - 60,00 € (If you bring your own bike)
- 7 nights’ accommodation in comfortable pension, guest houses or 3* category hotels (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
- 7 'buffet' or 'continental' breakfasts
- 1 travel folder (in German or English)
- Tourist brochures
- Luggage transfer during the day
- Equipped cycle rental for 6 days (21-speed VTC/hybrid bikes with 2 rear pannier bags) and repatriation
- Hotline 7 days a week
- Lunches / Dinners / Drinks
- Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
- Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
- Single room supplement (7 nights included)
- Train transfer from Vienna to Passau
- Personal bike repatriation
> At the end of the tour:
. Leave your rented bike at the last hotel. We take care of its repatriation.
. Possibility to come back to Passau from Vienna by train : Wien Westbahnhof train station > Passau Hbf train station.
About €48 (booking on spot only).
(2nd class - departure approximately every hour - between 2h45 and 3h15 duration).
> Your rental bike:
VTC bike - 21 speed gears
Equipped with : 2 rear panniers (saddlebags), 1 repair kit, 1 pump, 1 lock.
> You can rent an electric assistance bike!
Equipped with : 1 rear pannier (saddlebag), 1 repair kit, 1 pump, 1 lock.
Helmets are not provided. We suggest to bring yours.
> How to arrive in PASSAU:
From A3 highway > Exit n° 116-Passau-Mitte on B12 direction « Fürstenzell/Engelhartszell/Donau ». Then continue on ST2110.
From Munich airport : München Flughafen Terminal train station > München Hbf (tief) train station > Passau Hbf train station
Jean-Paul R. (Suisse) - Juillet 2016
"Une semaine santé, on a redécouvert les bruits de la nature et les chants des oiseaux."
Jacques L. (France) - Septembre 2016
"Magnifique parcours, très serein, la plupart du temps très éloigné de la circulation automobile, no stress !"
Didier A. (France) - Août 2016
"Très beau voyage et très belle organisation : nous n'avons pensé qu'à pédaler et profiter ..."
JEAN YVES (La Réunion) - Aout 2014
"Nous sommes de retour à la maison après un agréable périple le long du Danube. Circuit très beau et organisation sans failles ! Bravo ! Toutes nos félicitations et encore merci."