Danube Cycle Tour

The most popular Cycling Tour of the WorldCleverCycling_danube
No bicycle journey is more popular than the route from “The City of Three Rivers” Passau in Gemany to Austria's capital Vienna. Most of the time you're ride away from traffic on quiet bike paths.
The magnificent scenic Danube Valley will delight you. In addition you will see again and again numerous cultural treasures, such as splendid churches, the world famous Abbey Melk, or historic town centers.

Wine, good Cuisine and "Gemütlichkeit"*
On this journey, you will discover one of the most famous wine growing regions of Europe. And good wine needs a good cuisine. Look also forward to a culinary journey of a special kind. Especially guests from North America, the UK  and from Skandivavia "are absolutely thrilled".
The Danube-Cycling-Tour is almost “a type of duty” for every cyclist.
* cosiness

This bicycle tour is available:Mape Danube Passau-Vienna
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights from € 430 (prices are per person, land only and based on double occupancy)
Special feature: Improved service
Length: Approx. 325 km / 206 miles
Level: Easy                                                          Overview Map ►

Description   Prices / Services

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General Travel Information
Start of this trip is the "City of Three Rivers" Passau in Germany. Destination of this journey is Wien/Vienna, Austrias Capital. No other city joins homely cosiness (Gemütlichkeit), culture and gastronomy as much as Vienna. The Danube cycle tour is also perfect for epicureans or families with children.

Your travel plan:

Day 1 Individual arrival in PassauCleverCycling_danube2
Stroll along the tranquil laneways of this Mediterranean-like city where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers meet. The museums in the former bishops` fortress of the Veste Oberhaus, the largest church organ in the world in the baroque cathedral and the pilgrim church of Mariahilf are all particularly worth a visit. Or why not enjoy a coffee on the quays and observe the lively goings-on.
Overnight stay in Passau in a good Bavarian guest-house or Hotel

Day 2 Passau – Schlögen approx. 45 km / 28 miles
After breakfast you will then start your tour along the Northern bank of the Danube. Passing through Obernzell and Engelhartszell with its famous monastery, you will reach “Schlögener Schlinge”. Here the Danube twists in a tight loop around a massive granite hill, upon which the romantic ruin of Haichenbach towers.
Overnight stay in a good Austrian guest-house in the Schlögen region

Day 3 Schlögen  – Region Linz/Abwinden, approx. 55 km / 34 miles
Today you will cycle through the bird paradise of the Eferdinger Becken to Ottensheim. The Rococo church and the monastery of the Cistercians in Wilhering are worth a visit.  The destination of today’s tour is Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, or the community Abwinden. The historical centre and the large Medieval city square are perfect for strolling around. A trip with the Linz City Express will bring you to all the important visitor attractions.danube_cycletour6
Overnight stay in good Austrian guest-house in the Region of Linz/Abwinden

Day 4 Region Abwinden/Linz – Grein approx. 55 km / 34 miles
You cycle through Machland which is of cultural historical importance, where the tow of Enns is located, the oldest settlement in Austria. A short visit to the baroque church of St. Florian is recommended. The Mauthausen concentration camp a relic from one of the darkest chapters in history can also be found here. In the mythological Strudengau you will find a narrow section of the Danube, which due to its strong currents was once feared by the boatmen. The gorgeous Baroque village Grein is a beautiful subject for holiday snaps.
Overnight stay in a good guest-house in the region of Grein

Day 5 Grein -Melk approx. 50 km / 31 miles
During the next stage you discover a fascinating landscape of tall and densely wooded rockformatons. This region named “Struden-, Nibelungengau and Wachau. If you are not afraid of a steep climb take a trip to Maria Taferl the famous church of pilgrimage. You will then cycle on through Pöchlarn and finally reach Melk, whose world famous Benedictine Monastery can be seen from afar. The Wachau is one of the most well known winegrowing regions of Austria.danube_cycletour5
Overnight stay in a good Austrian guest-house in Melk

Day 6 Melk – Region of Traismauer approx. 60 km / 37 miles
The next highlight of this tour is the magnificent region Wachau.
A landscape which terraced vineyards, apricot groves interspersed with castles, palaces and monasteries.
On your way to Krems you cycle through the winery villages of Spitz, Weißkirchen and Durnstein.
Through these charming villages you will see quaint alluring taverns, which are just waiting to present Austrian hospitality at its best.
Overnight stay in a good Austrian guest-house in the region of Traismauer

Day 7 Region Traismauer – Vienna 60 km / 37 miles
The finale of the trip waiting for you. Comfortable bike paths lead you come to the capital of Austria.
After check in take time for an excursion to the attractive old town.
And finally treat yourself a typically Viennese coffee with a traditional slice of "Sachertorte", the cake par excellence in the country.danube_cyceltourwien
Overnight stay in a good City-Hotel

Day 8 Vienna – Passau by train
In the early morning you leave Vienna by train to Passau. Let this magnificent journey again to reminisce.

Our service for you: We are happy to book additional nights for you that you can explore Viennas beautiful City-Center and surrounding.

Desire for something distinctive? Do not hesitate and book now.


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Prices / Services

Tour: Danube Classic
Code: DCL
Tour type: Self Led / Individual Tour
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Dates of arrival: 15. April – 06.October / daily
We recommend: Choose Saturday as the arrival day

Prices* standard-category (national 2* level)
Per person in double room: from € 430
Per person in single-room: from € 570
Per person in 3-bed-room: from € 410
Family-trip: Please ask for family room!
*Prices vary by season and availability of rooms
Prices* comfort-category (national 3* level)
Per person in double room: from € 590
Per person in single-room:  from € 730
Per person in 3-bed-room:  from € 560
Family-trip: Please ask for family room!
*Prices vary by season and availability of rooms

Services – included in the price

  • 7x overnight stays in the selected category
  • rooms with shower/bath, WC, mostly TV and WiFí
  • 7x plentiful breakfast
  • local tourist tax
  • 5x lunch-bag for between-meal treats
  • 3x voucher for half board with three course dinner and drink
  • Train journey Vienna – Passau, including bike-transport
  • comprehensive cycle route description in English
  • bike tour map (German publisher) 1:50.000
  • 7 day service hotline

Our special services for you – facultative

Optional rental touring bike € 75 for seven days (panniers and handlebar bags also available to rent)
Optional personal support from the airport to the Munich-City center/hotel and back.
Additional nights are possible at any location along the route and in Munich
If you will take one or more of these services, please inform us on the registration form. We make you a personal offer.


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