Danube cycle tour: from Passau to Vienna | 9 days

from 640 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : PV9
9 days / 7 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 (9 days / 8 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 40 km to 65 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 - Linz (or surroundings)


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 : Linz - Ardagger or Grein


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 : 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 6 : Excursion into Wachau area


You experience the most beautiful part of your journey: the picturesque Wachau area, punctuated by several charming villages and vineyards.

Day 7 : Wachau - Traismauer or Tulln


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 or Tulln.

Day 8 : Traismauer or 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 9 : Departure during the day


Select your category

standard category
Reference: PV9 STD
superior category
Reference: PV9 SUP
deluxe category
Reference: PV9 LU
Low season
  • from April 1st to 7th 2019
    from October 23rd to 31st 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
640 € / pers.
700 € / pers.
810 € / pers.
Single supplement
185 € / pers.
225 € / pers.
260 € / 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)
720 € / pers.
790 € / pers.
910 € / pers.
Single supplement
185 € / pers.
225 € / pers.
260 € / pers.
High season
  • from May 13th to September 17th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
780 € / pers.
860 € / pers.
980 € / pers.
Single supplement
185 € / pers.
225 € / pers.
260 € / pers.
> See all the rates > Book
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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 :

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 40 km to 65 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 : / 3 testimonials

Jean-Marc
Suisse
travel date: 27 August 2018.
" Merci beaucoup! "

Très bonne organisation

Valérie
France
travel date: 13 August 2018.
" Très bon souvenir "

Très bonnes vacances , liées à la prestation , la qualité des vélos et des infrastructures locales ( pistes cyclables irréprochables )

Claude
France
travel date: 14 August 2014.
" Un sans faute "

Ce périple à vélo le long du Danube, très bien organisé, nous a enchanté (accueil agréable « en pension », très bonne qualité des vélos, transfert réussi des bagages, bonne documentation cartographique, restitution facile des vélos). Aucun pépin, des étapes bien équilibrées et en plus une météo autrichienne meilleure qu’en France à ce moment là. A la prochaine…