Danube cycle tour: from Passau to Vienna | 10 days

from 685 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : PV10
10 days / 8 days riding
Difficulty : Easy
Linear trip
From April to October 2019
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your bike tour along the Danube (10 days / 9 nights):

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!

Total Distance: approx. 350 km ~ About 35 km to 50 km per day

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 : Passau - Upper Danube Valley

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 : Upper Danube Valley - Aschach or Linz

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 : Aschach or Linz - Enns

Leave Linz and go on cycling via Mauthausen or Enns, Austria’s oldest town.

Day 5 : Enns - Ardagger or Grein

Via Wallsee, 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 6 : Ardagger or Grein - Marbach or Maria Taferl or Melk

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 7 : Marbach or Maria Taferl ou Melk - Weissenkirchen or Krems

You experience the most beautiful part of your journey : the picturesque Wachau area puntuacted by a lot of small charming villages and beautiful vineyards. Discover the romantic town of Dürnstein with its castle ruins

Day 8 : Weissenkirchen or Krems - Tulln

In Krems, take time to visit 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 then Tulln.

Day 9 : Tulln - Vienne

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 10 : Departur during the day

Select your category

standard category
Reference: PV10 STD
superior category
Reference: PV10 SUP
deluxe category
Reference: PV10 LU
Low season
  • from April 1st to 7th 2019
    from October 23rd to 31st 2019
  • Departure: daily
2 persons basis :(price per person)
685 € / pers.
770 € / pers.
890 € / pers.
Single supplement
210 € / pers.
255 € / pers.
300 € / pers.
Mid season
  • from April 8th to May 12th 2019
    from September 18th to October 22nd 2019
  • Departure: daily
2 persons basis :(price per person)
775 € / pers.
870 € / pers.
995 € / pers.
Single supplement
210 € / pers.
255 € / pers.
300 € / pers.
High season
  • from May 13th to September 17th 2019
  • Departure: daily
2 persons basis :(price per person)
845 € / pers.
950 € / pers.
1 090 € / pers.
Single supplement
210 € / pers.
255 € / pers.
300 € / pers.
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Your cycle hire

Hybrid bike - 21 speed gears

Man or Lady frame

  • 2 rear panniers (saddlebags)
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock

Helmets are not provided. We suggest to bring yours.

Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :



Universal frame

  • 2 rear panniers (saddlebags)
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 pump
  • 1 lock

Practical details

  • Bikes will be delivered at the 1st hotel.
  • At the end of the tour, leave the rental bikes at your hotel, we will pick them up.
> Your journey
> How to arrive in Passau
> Return

Your journey

Always along the Danube, it is nearly always flat or slightly downhill.
Total Distance: approx. 350 km – About 35 km to 50 km per day

How to arrive in Passau

> By car :
From A3 highway > Exit n° 116-Passau-Mitte on B12 direction «Fürstenzell/Engelhartszell/Donau». Then continue on ST2110.

 > By train :
PASSAU HBF train station

> By plane :
From Munich airport : München Flughafen Terminal train station >> München Hbf (tief) train station >> Passau Hbf train station


> If you have to come back to the start point:

  • This return can be carry out by RandoVelo/Biking France: see tabs “rates” and “see all the rates”.
  • A return transfer by train is possible and organised on your own. Please visit: http://fahrplan.oebb.at/bin/query.exe/en?
    Plan to go to the train station with your luggage (and your potential own bike)
    (Personal bike return costs are on your responsibility.)
    – Wien Westbahnhof train station >> Passau Hbf train station
    About €52 (booking on spot only).
    (2nd class – departure approximately every hour – between 2h45 and 3h15 duration).

Trip overall rating : / 2 testimonials

travel date: 25 July 2016.
" Excellentes vacances "

Nous avons passé d’excellentes vacances. Ce principe de voyage nous a séduit. Nous pensons continuer l’année prochaine avec des amis : de Vienne à Budapest.

travel date: 08 August 2016.
" A recommander "

Notre randonnée à vélo de Passau à Vienne a comblé nos attentes et la logistique parfaitement assurée par Randovelo.