Danube cycle tour: from Passau to Vienna | 7 days ('sport')

from 520 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : PV7
7 days / 5 days riding
Difficulty : Sustained
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 (7 days / 6 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 60 km to 80 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 - Schögen


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. First scenic highlight is the Danube Loop of Schlögen (“Schlögener Donauschlinge”) where the hard granite forces the river to an extremely tight loop.

Day 3 : Schögen - Enns


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. Go on cycling via Mauthausen or Enns, Austria’s oldest town (Danube bike ferry), to Wallsee.

Day 4 : Enns - Marbach or Maria Taferl


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. 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.

Day 5 : Marbach or Maria Taferl - Krems or Traismauer


Ride to Melk where you should visit the famous Benedictine Abbey and the idyllic Wachau area invites you to rest. 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.

Day 6 : Krems or Traismauer - 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 7 : Departure during the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: PV7 STD
superior category
Reference: PV7 SUP
deluxe category
Reference: PV7 LU
Low season
  • from April 1st to 7th 2019
    from October 23rd to 31st 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
520 € / pers.
570 € / pers.
655 € / pers.
Single supplement
140 € / pers.
165 € / pers.
200 € / 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)
575 € / pers.
635 € / pers.
730 € / pers.
Single supplement
140 € / pers.
165 € / pers.
200 € / pers.
High season
  • from May 13th to September 17th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
615 € / pers.
680 € / pers.
780 € / pers.
Single supplement
140 € / pers.
165 € / pers.
200 € / pers.

Category's details

Including :

• 6 nights in comfortable pension, guest houses or 3-star cat. hotels, with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 5 days
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• 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 (6 nights included)
• Transfer from Vienne to Passau and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 6 nights in guest houses and very comfortable hotels (3-star or 4-star cat.), with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 5 days
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• 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 (6 nights included)
• Transfer from Vienne to Passau and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 6 nights in the best hotel facilities along the Danube river, with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 5 days
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps, detailed route directions in French or English and tourist brochures
• City taxes
• 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 (6 nights included)
• Transfer from Vienne to Passau and personal bike repatriation

'Bike extra' & various

• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-60 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 135 € / pers.

According to the category

standard category
Reference: PV7 STD
superior category
Reference: PV7 SUP
deluxe category
Reference: PV7 LU
Half board supplement

(including 5 dinners  (excluding drinks) – the night in Vienna on Day 6 remains on a B&B basis)

+ 130 € / pers.
+ 140 € / pers.
Extra night in Passau
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
Single supplement
Any season
+ 65 € / pers.
+ 25 € / pers.
Any season
+ 65 € / pers.
+ 25 € / pers.
Any season
+ 80 € / pers.
+ 30 € / pers.
Extra night in Vienne
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
Single supplement
Any season
+ 75 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.
Any season
+ 85 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.
Any season
+ 85 € / pers.
+ 40 € / pers.

Extras

• Retour en BUS Vienne > Passau

Départ à 14H30 – environ 4 heures de trajet  | vélo de location ou vélo personnel inclus

+ 65 € / pers.

• Return transfer of your own bike only (by bus)
+ 20 € / pers.

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 :

e-bike

E-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 60 km to 80 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
www.voyages-sncf.com
http://fahrplan.oebb.at/bin/query.exe/en?

> By plane :
From Munich airport : München Flughafen Terminal train station >> München Hbf (tief) train station >>  Passau Hbf train station
http://fahrplan.oebb.at/bin/query.exe/en?

Return

> 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 : / 1 testimonials

Marjolaine
France
travel date: 01 September 2016.
" Super organisation "

Organisé en dernière minute, la rapidité de randovelo a rendu tout ça possible. Des super vacances sportives, des paysages magnifiques et des souvenirs inoubliables :)) merci