Danube cycle tour: from Passau to Vienna | 8 days ('classic')

from 570 € / pers.
(on the minimum basis of 2 pers.)
Reference : PV
8 days / 6 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Linear trip
From April to October 2019
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your cycling trip along the Danube:

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!

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


Select your category

standard category
Reference: PV STD
superior category
Reference: PV SUP
deluxe category
Reference: PV LU
Low season
  • from April 1st to 7th 2019
    from October 23rd to 31st 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
570 € / pers.
160 € / pers.*
645 € / pers.
195 € / pers.*
730 € / pers.
235 € / 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)
* Single supplement
640 € / pers.
160 € / pers.*
720 € / pers.
195 € / pers.*
815 € / pers.
235 € / pers.*
High season
  • from May 13th to September 17th 2019
  • Departure: daily
 
 
 
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
690 € / pers.
160 € / pers.*
780 € / pers.
195 € / pers.*
880 € / pers.
235 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 7 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 6 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 (7 nights included)
• Transfer from Vienne to Passau and personal bike repatriation

Including :

• 7 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 6 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 (7 nights included)
• Transfer from Vienne to Passau and personal bike repatriationt)

Including :

• 7 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 6 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 (7 nights included)
• Transfer from Vienne to Passau and personal bike repatriationst)

'Bike extra' & various

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

According to the category(price per person)

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

(including 6 dinners  (excluding drinks) – the night in Vienna on Day 7 remains on a B&B basis)

+ 155 € / pers.
+ 160 € / 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

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 : / 14 testimonials

Maryse
Canada
travel date: 11 August 2019.
" Belle expérience "

Le Danube, de Passau à Vienne, en vélo, fut une belle expérience pour une famille qui n’a pas l’habitude de faire du vélo . Le circuit longe régulièrement le Danube, bifurque qq fois à travers la campagne : les paysages sont superbes. Le choix des hébergements lors des étapes est top ! Souvent des pépites dans des petits villages adorables. Les conseils, les vélos, les équipement et les partenaires sont parfaits. Que de belles surprises !

Gary
Canada
travel date: 07 August 2019.
" Memorable trip "

A beautiful and memorable trip along the Danube River to celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary.

Benoit
France
travel date: 27 July 2019.
" Très bonnes vacances "

Au total: très bonnes vacances en vélo le long du Danube entre Passau et Vienne.

Henri
France
travel date: 27 July 2019.
" Expérience réussie "

Une première expérience réussie, grâce à une organisation efficace et des hôtels répondant à nos attentes.

Gérard
France
travel date: 20 July 2019.
" Superbe randonnée "

Génial superbe randonnée à vélo avec des Paysages magnifiques

Bev
Israel
travel date: 04 July 2019.
" Highly recommended "

Everything was well arranged and bags delivered on time. When we had a problem with one of the bikes the response was excellent. Excellent bikes. Helpful and friendly staff during booking and follow up process. Route material and maps were great.

Diane
Suisse
travel date: 23 August 2018.
" A recommander! "

Magnifique balade à vélo le long du Danube avec transport des bagages. Beaux hôtels et bonne restauration.

François
France
travel date: 25 July 2018.
" Excellent séjour "

Nous sommes ravis de notre parcours le long du Danube. Organisation parfaite, vélos en parfait état, documentation abondante, le parcours est très agréable, et les étapes très bien équilibrées.

Sabine
France
travel date: 22 August 2017.
" Superbe "

Superbe voyage pour les amateurs de sport et de culture : paysages variés, nombreuses visites possibles mais gastronomie “typée”.

Françoise
France
travel date: 15 August 2017.
" Parfait "

Très beau parcours avec de magnifiques paysages. De la piste cyclable bien protégée sur tout le parcours. Des hôtels de très bonne qualité, calmes. De bons VTC. Carnet de route détaillé. Excellentes vacances relaxantes où nous avons pu allier vélo et découvertes touristiques.

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