Danube-Cycle Path from Schärding to Linz for families

from 890 € / pers.

Reference : PVF
7 days / 4 days riding
Difficulty : Easy
Round trip
From March to October
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your family bike trip along the Danube

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.. We guarantee happy children and lots of fun for the little ones. Come along to the river Danube!

Day 1 : Arrival in Schärding

You take a stroll through the pretty little Baroque town of Schärding and can marvel at the famous ‚Silberzeile’ (row of colourful houses). In the evening, welcome meeting and rental bike distribution.

Day 2 : Schärding - Passau | 15 km

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 facilities in Germany!

Day 3 : Passau - Schlögen | 40 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.

Day 4 : Schlögen - Aschach | 30 km

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.

Day 5 : Aschach - Linz | 30 km

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.

Day 6 : Boat trip Linz - Schärding (or bus)

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. 2.20 pm 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, Tuesday and Wednesday, then alternative bus transfer). Overnight stay in Passau.

Day 7 : Departure in the day

Select your category

standard category
Reference: PVF STD
Low season
  • from March 30th to April 12th
    from September 28th to October 12th
  • Departure: daily
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
890 € / pers.
230 € / pers.*
Mid season
  • from April 13th to May 3rd
    from September 7th to 27th
  • Departure: daily
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
950 € / pers.
230 € / pers.*
High season
  • from May 4th to September 6th
  • Departure: daily
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
990 € / pers.
230 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• • 7 nights in 3 or 4 star cat. hotels with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• • Luggage transport during the bike stages
• • Equipped cycle rental for 6 days
• • 1 transfer from Linz – Passau, bike included
• • 1 Entrance fee for the entire family for the adventure pool Passau
• • 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• • App for Navigation and GPS data available
• • Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• • Dinners /  Lunches / Drinks
• • Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• • Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• • Single room supplement (7 nights included)
• • City taxes

Children discount :from 0 to 5 years old : free
from 6 to 11 years old : - 40%
from 12 to 14 years old : - 20%

(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: PVF STD
Extra night in Schärding
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.*
Children discount :
from 0 to 5 years old : free / from 6 to 11 years old : - 40% / from 12 to 14 years old : - 20%
(Only if the triple or quadruple rooms are occupied by 2 adults minimum )


• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-85 € / pers.
• 'Sport' bike supplement
Slightly sportier, lighter and more precise, this type of rental bike will delight all guests who want even more quality in the saddle.
+75 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 150 € / pers.
• Equipments
- Baby seat :
- Trailer :
- 'follow-me' tandem :

+ 40 € / pers.
+ 95 € / pers.
+ 55 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking) – Indicative price – Please contact us
+ 500 € / pers.

Your cycle hire

VTC KTM 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 front pannier
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock

Helmets are not provided.
We suggest to bring yours.

VTC KTM 27 speed gears

High frame

  • Hydraulic Magura breaks HS 11 Shimano Deore XT
  • Suntour suspension fork
  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 front pannier
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock

With extra cost

Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :

Universal frame

  • 1 rear pannier (saddlebag)
  • 1 front pannier
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock

Helmets are not provided.
We suggest to bring yours.

> Your journey
> How to arrive in Schärding

Your journey

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.

How to arrive in Schärding

By car :
From A3 highway >> Exit n° 116-Passau-Mitte on B12 direction « Fürstenzell/Engelhartszell/Donau ». Then continue on ST2110.
Free parking on the Eurobike Premises directly on the cycle path.

Please note that it is mandatory to have a vignette on motorways in Austria.
A sticker costs around €10 for 10 days and €30 for 2 months.

By train :
Schärding or Wernstein train station

By plane :
From Munich or Vienna airport then by train.