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Classic Danube Cycle Path: Passau to Vienna

  • Enjoy relaxed, easy-going cycling on dedicated paths along the Danube River
  • Explore the wonderful, culture-filled cities of Passau and Vienna
  • Stop along the route for wine tastings as you cycle through the Wachau Valley
  • Visit charming towns, beautiful churches and superb scenery every day
  • Enjoy excellent Austrian food and wine

Enjoy easy-going cycle paths

Your Danube cycling adventure starts in Passau, also known as 'the city of three rivers'. If you have time to spare before collecting your rented bike (before 4:00 PM) the historic Bavarian city is a delight to explore. The Old Town was created by Italian baroque masters in the 17th century and reveals soaring towers, picturesque palaces, promenades, and romantic lanes. At the heart of the old town is the Cathedral of St Stephen, which boasts the world’s largest cathedral organ.

Passau has direct train connections to Salzburg, Munich (2.5h) and Vienna (3.5h), which are the most convenient airports . 

Hotel Spitzberg

With just a 10-minute walk from the city centre and 550m from the train station, the family-run Hotel Spitzberg Garni is a good base for sightseeing in Passau’s historic city centre. The historic part of the house was built in the 19th century and has rooms with Art Nouveau stucco ceilings. Guests can relax in the bright conservatory or in the hotel bar. 

MK Hotel Passau

MK Hotel Passau is located in the historic town of Passau, just a few minutes from the train station, close to the pedestrianised centre and local beer gardens along the Danube. The oak wood, large beds, rain showers and free high-speed WiFi make MK Hotel a comfortable start to the trip.

If you arrived late on your first day, it is possible to collect your rented bike before setting off on your first bike ride. Then it’s off for today’s delightfully flat and traffic-free route along the scenic River Danube Cycle Path visiting several fascinating attractions, including a Trappist monastery at Engelhartszell, where cordials and liqueurs boast "special healing powers". Next up is the Schlögener Loop, where the river makes a dramatic bend of 180 degrees.

Total ascent/descent: 76m/66m

Revita Hotel Kocher

This pretty 4* hotel complex offers the perfect accommodation to relax and revitalise after a hard day's cycling.

You’ll leave the impressive Schlögener Loop behind and continue cycling along the easy-going route through the fertile and picturesque Eferdinger basin. The valley is wider here and you’ll pass numerous ferries and boats as they sail the Danube while you go by pedal power. The destination is Linz, the capital of Upper Austria, where you can make the most of a summer’s evening with a stroll through the enchanting old town.

Total ascent/descent: 34m/79m

Park Inn by Radisson Linz

The Park Inn by Radisson charms its guests with premier services in an ideal location adjacent to Palais Kaufmännischer Verein and bordering historic Old Town, just steps from excellent shopping areas and the main pedestrian zone, Landstraße. With high-end amenities such as flat-panel LCD television, individual climate control and room service, our rooms guarantee guests a relaxing getaway in the heart of the city.

Today’s cycling heads along the Danube and through breath-taking scenery of lush meadows. Cycle to Enns, the oldest town in Austria and worthwhile a visit! Further along, you will pass the Celtic village of Mitterkirchen, the majestic church of Baumgartenberg and the romantic castle of Clam. The final destination today is Grein, which is home to Austria's oldest city theatre and the magnificent Grein Castle.

Total ascent/descent: 33m/62m

Schatzkammer

This hotel offers a picturesque stay during cycling tours on the Danube, with easy access to the historically rich Burg (Castle) Kreuzen. Schatzkammer also provides a restaurant and bar, free WiFi, and free public parking onsite. 

Discover remarkable scenery in a landscape that is known for its diversity. Pass densely wooded areas and rock formations on both sides of the Danube River as you pedal along the cycle path. The narrow Strudengau valley gives way to a wider landscape from the attractive town of Persenbeug, and then to the Wachau valley, which is characterized by terraced vineyards and fruit orchards. At Melk, you will revel in the sight of a gorgeous baroque Benedictine monastery.

Total ascent/descent: 25m/53m

Hotel Wachauerhof Renner

The family-run Wachauerhof located on the Danube invites you to relax in the house overlooking the beautiful blue Danube. In the shady guest garden or in the veranda you can enjoy the beautiful view over the Danube. As a member of the Danube Bike Hotels Wachau, they are specialised in guests traveling by bike. 

More delights are in-store today in the beautiful Wachau Valley, listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will rarely be without the sight of a castle, palace or monastery as you follow the route on its way to Krems. Stop off at the pretty winery villages of Spitz, Weissenkirchen, and the cobbled streets of Durnstein. If there’s a must-do on this tour it’s popping into one of the quaint taverns to sample a glass or two of the local wine. Don't leave without trying some of the apricot-based delicacies on offer, guaranteed to be locally produced; Austrian hospitality at its best!

Total ascent/descent: 75m/80m 

HotelUnterdenLinden

Hotel Unter Den Linden is located in the Northern Austria in the Krems location. It is a family run hotel just a few minutes walk from local attractions.

Leave the Wachau Valley behind as you hop on a train to from Krems to Tulln, famous for its beautiful market gardens and Art Nouveau painter Egon Schiele. You'll then cycle through the woods of "Wiener Wald" and pass through the gates of Vienna. It is worth taking the time to visit the impressive monastery in Klösterneuburg before making it to the City of Music. Try Austria's national dish 'Wiener Schnitzel', which is a thin, breaded, pan-fried veal cutlet traditionally served with potato salad.

Total ascent/descent: 41m/62m

Roomz Vienna Prater

A modern hotel, you are close to Riesenrad and Vienna State Opera. The city centre is only 30-minute walk, with Kunst Haus Wien only 1.5 km away.

After breakfast, your Danube adventure comes to an end. If you need to return back to Passau a train ticket* is included in the price of your trip but you may wish to explore the delightful city of Vienna further before you leave. Extra nights in Vienna can be reserved at the time of booking this trip.

*Depending on the time of year we include a bus ticket instead of a train ticket back to Passau from Vienna.  

This trip has a carbon score of 5kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 5kg is equivalent to 1 Neapolitan margherita pizza. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information about how we've  carbon counted our trips .

Other Information

This tour is graded easy. Each cycling day covers between 40-60km along dedicated cyclepaths and through the towns and villages along Europe's most famous waterway. Predominantly traffice free means this trip is perfect for beginners, those that love to explore by bike or a group with mixed abilites. With plenty of opportunities to sample local dishes and admire centuries old towns, every pedal stroke is completed in your own time.

Classic Routes | If you’re the active, outdoorsy type, who’s interested in taking on the great routes of the world or looking for a challenge, then our Classic Routes are for you. We’re talking the West Highland Way, Tour Du Mont Blanc and the Passau to Vienna Danube Cycle Path, to name but a few!

Leisure Cycling | Leisure Cycling

Solo Travellers, Families with Teens

The minimum age for this tour is: 5 Years

This cycling holiday is graded easy due to the daily rides following mostly flat, paved and largely traffic-free cycle paths, always along the riverbank.  The grade is determined on the basis of the entire trip. Individual days may vary in terms of difficulty, i.e. some rides may be slightly more difficult or easier than the overall grade.  The Danube Cycle Path between Passau and Vienna is a dedicated, paved and well-marked route, with a slight descent as you follow the river, and no  technical challenges.  This is what makes it slightly easier than our Vienna to Budapest tour, which involves back and side roads as well as the cycle path. 

This cycling tour is suitable for beginners on their first cycling holiday, or for those who wish to take it easy with plenty of time to explore along the way. The length of the daily rides varies between 40-60 km and the difference in daily elevation gain/loss lies between +25m/+76m and -53m/-80m. On the final stage to Vienna, we opt for the easier alternative which is getting a train from Krems to Tulln. To fully enjoy the Danube experience, we recommend doing some rides before you depart, whether it's commuting to work or heading out for some leisurely rides at the weekend.

Please note that for the Danube, exact accommodation cannot be confirmed until 2-4 weeks prior departure.

Our Classic Danube Cycle Path trip includes accommodation in standard ensuite double/twin rooms in traditional hotels and authentic inns, which are normally 3 and 4-star standard.

We work with a number of accommodations along the cycle path, so all distances are an approximation of the recommended routes. You may be accommodated 5-10km away in the surrounding area, which may add or reduce the distance you cycle each day.

If you're traveling with friends or family but prefer your own room, single rooms are subject to availability and a supplementary payment. This trip is also available to solo cyclists and is perfect as the route is popular, so there are plenty of people to chat with every day.

Twin room requests   - in Austria 95% of all hotel rooms are double rooms (one large bed frame with separate bedding). Twin with separate beds are more than unusual and quite often these rooms will have 1 double bed alongside a sofa bed instead.

Breakfast is included each morning. Packed lunches are not included but are in most cases available at your accommodation (please order the night before!) or you can stop on the way for a traditional "wurst" or bowl of "goulash". Travelling through several regions means your tastebuds are also on an incredible journey! You will find suggestions of where to dine in your route notes. Your accommodation hosts are also happy to advise of the local places to eat.

  • 7 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels and Inns
  • All Breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers (1 bag of max. 23kg per person)
  • 1 bottle of wine in Wachau Valley (per room)
  • A tasting of regional products
  • Train journey from Krems to Tulln (including bike)
  • Train (or bus) journey from Vienna Central Station to Passau at the start of your trip
  • Handlebar bag with personalized roadbook, maps and information pack (on arrival)
  • Access to GPX tracks
  • Emergency support from our local partners and our office
  • Lunch, Dinner, Snacks and Drinks
  • Travel from Vienna at the end of your tour
  • Bike Hire (with helmet): Standard Hybrid or E Bike
  • Personal equipment
  • Local tax (€1 - €2,5 p.p.n) payable locally
  • Transfer of own bike on train journey from Vienna Train Station to Passau
  • Travel Insurance

This trip is available to start on any day from April to October.

May to September are the busiest months, and in July and August, the days are wonderfully long for exploring and making the most of the historic towns that you will visit. 

The summer months generally do not become unbearably hot and temperatures are often pleasantly warm, especially for cycling. Do keep in mind that some days will be hotter than others and it is important to make sure to always carry plenty of water, avoid cycling at noon and wear sunscreen while cycling even on cloudy days. We suggest that you contact us as soon as possible if you are considering a departure during peak season. 

Passau is located in Germany, close to the Austrian border. It doesn't have an airport but it easily accessible by rail from nearby cities such as Munich, Linz, Salzburg, and Vienna.

Passau has direct train connections to Linz (1h30), Salzburg (2h45), Munich (2h30) and Vienna (3h30), which are the most convenient airports. 

If you are arriving at  Vienna Airport ,  you can take a taxi or one of the airport express services into Vienna (the CAT train or the VAL bus). A train ticket is included from Vienna train station to Passau with you tour . The train to Passau takes approx. 3 hrs. Once you have your ticket (a week from departure), seats can be reserved in advance on the   DB Bahn   or   OBB   websites. 

You may also wish to try   Rail Europe   for European rail tickets and passes.

Parking is available in Passau from between €30 and €60 per week. Contact us for details.

Vienna Airport has extensive connections to most major international cities. The airport is only a 20-minute bus journey from the center and has regular airport shuttle buses leaving every 20 minutes from central Vienna.

If you would like to return to Passau this is possible. We can arrange a train ticket for you (or bus, depending on the season) which is included in the price of your trip. Central Vienna train station has several services throughout the day to Passau. This is o nly valid on trains from OEBB or DB; not valid on trains from Westbahn. Seat reservation is recommended via the ÖBB website. Bikes are not included.

Journey time is around 2hrs 45mins to 3hrs. For full information on fares and times please click here . Train transfers from either Passau to Vienna or Vienna to Passau must be confirmed prior to travel. 

Daily door to door baggage transfer is included in the price of your trip. We ask you to keep your baggage to a maximum of 1 bag per person (maximum weight 23kg).

Rental Bikes:  21-speed Hybrid bikes (unisex) are available to rent, these are not included in the tour package but can be booked as an extra. Also available for hire are Electric bikes - KTM Macina Fun unisex bikes, 8 or 9 speed. Children’s bikes, and other specialized equipment may be available upon request.

All rental bikes are equipped with a pannier (saddle bag) and an odometer (except for the electric bikes). Please note that helmets are included as part of the rental package. 

If you’d like to hire a bike, please let us know the height and frame size you currently ride.  If you would prefer to bring your own bicycle please ensure it is thoroughly serviced and is an appropriate bike for this trip.

It is strongly recommended that you secure adequate travel insurance.

We suggest you book as soon as your plans are finalised as this trip is extremely popular especially during peak season from July to August.

This trip is graded as easy owing to the very flat nature of this route. Daily distances are between 40 and 60 km. If you havent been in the saddle for a while, it is a good idea to get out and spend some time cycling a couple of back to back days to get used to being on a bike. However, it’s not all cycling. Each day there are plenty opportunities to visit historic sights and sample locally produced food and wine.

You will be cycling along designated traffic free cycle paths and some quiet roads and along some busier routes through when approaching and departing towns and cities, so please be mindful of other road and cycle path users at all times.

Your bags will be transferred from your accommodation as per your itinerary and moved onto your next overnight accommodation. We ask that you limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20kg per person. If are carrying more than 20kg per person, please let us know at the time of booking as extra luggage transfers might be required.

You will need comfortable shoes and clothing for cycling, a helmet and other weather appropriate clothing such as clothing for when youre not cycling. We supply a detailed packing list with your information pack.

The Danube Cycle Path is busiest between May and September, with warm days and a buzzing town life in the evenings. The hottest months are July and August and during these months wed suggest cycling early, or plan you day around a long lunch to avoid cycling in the midday heat.

If you cant cycle a stage, you can take public transportation or book a taxi to transfer you to your next stop (at your own expense). You can discuss options with your accommodation provider 

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The Classic Danube Cycle Path

  • 50 km average per day
  • Arrival Passau Munich airport
  • Departure Vienna Vienna airport
  • Abbey of Melk
  • Great Danube Loop
  • Waltz metropole Vienna
  • Self-Guided Tour
  • Individual Tour
  • Bike & Hotel
  • Cycling level 1

Danube cycle path

Alongside of the “blue” Danube lies the renowned and most famous cycling path in Europe. Passau to Vienna is an absolute cycling classic. Discover the enchanting river landscape, picturesque villages, lush vineyards and countless cultural sites from the time of the Romans and Nibelungen.

Cycle leisurely along the banks of the mighty river and enjoy the beautiful forests and the magical meadows of the Schlögener Loop, Strudengau, Nibelungengau and Wachau, as each region offers its own impressive and unique attractions. Art and cultural features convey myths and stories of the past while quaint accommodations and taverns invite you to relax in the culinary world of Austria. The welcoming Austrian hospitality and the scrumptious Austrian cuisine add to this absolutely remarkable experience.

Daily Program

bike tour passau to vienna

Individual arrival. Use the remaining time for a city tour or get to know the “City of Three Rivers” by a walk through the picturesque old part of town. Until 4 p.m. bike hand over – for late arrival the next morning.

bike tour passau to vienna

Start the first cycling route through the Upper Danube Valley to Schlögen. In Engelhartszell, you can visit the one and only “Trappist“ monastery in Austria and you can even sample some delicious liqueurs straight from the convent. Continue the journey to the impressive “Schlögener Loop”, where the river makes a complete 180-degrees turn.

bike tour passau to vienna

Between the banks of the Danube there are small passenger ferries waiting for you to take them. Next, you cycle through the slowly widening fertile basin of Eferding and further to Linz, the capital of Upper Austria and European Culture Capital of 2009. Enjoy a magical summer evening doing some shopping around the lovely main square of the city.

bike tour passau to vienna

An excursion to Enns, the oldest town in Austria is highly recommended and worthwhile in any case. This leg guides you through beautiful meadows and tranquil hinterland while passing the Celtic village Mitterkirchen, rolling by the majestic church in Baumgartenberg and on to the romantic castle of Clam.

bike tour passau to vienna

Today’s tour is enjoyed by cycling through the fascinating landscape of tall and densely wooded rock formations on both sides of the Danube. High above the Danube is the Pilgrimage Church of Maria Taferl. From there, you are greeted from afar by the marvellous Benedictine Monastery of Melk.

bike tour passau to vienna

Another highlight of your bike tour is the magnificent Wachau Valley. A landscape where you will find terraced vineyards, apricot groves interspersed with castles, palaces and monasteries. There is the possibility taking a break from cycling on an excursion boat. 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. Something you have to experience first-hand.

bike tour passau to vienna

By train you will depart from this UNESCO World Cultural Heritage region. Shortly before Vienna, the valley narrows once again, the Danube enters through the Vienna Gate at the edge of the Vienna Woods (Wiener Wald) and guides you via the Klosterneuburg to the “The City of Music”: Vienna.

bike tour passau to vienna

Some say that one must personally experience this great city. A few of the must-sees include the famous Naschmarkt (international food/goods market), the City Opera, the Ringstrasse, (a beautiful boulevard with imposing buildings which bear witness to ancient times) and of course the gorgeous imperial castle Schönbrunn. Extension at Vienna or return to Passau.

Cycling in Austria

Tour proflie   The cycling path is completely paved from one end to the other, flat, almost always directly along the riverbank, very suitable for beginners.

bike tour passau to vienna

What else do you need to know?

Price per person in a 2-person room in 2024

Supplements: Reservation costs  € 25,-  per booking Contribution  Dutch Guarantee Fund   € 5,-  per person (Insolvency Protection)

Daily arrival:

  • Season 1: every day from October 5 - October 19  € 829,-
  • Season 2: every day from March 23 - April 26 and from September 21 - October 4  € 929,-
  • Season 3: every day from April 27 - September 20  € 1.059,-

Surcharge Single room  € 340,- Surcharge 6 x dinner (in Vienna Breakfast only)  € 215,-

Extra night in Passau (incl. breakfast) Per person in a 2-person room April - October  € 76,- Surcharge single room  € 34,-

Extra night in Vienna (incl. breakfast) Per person in a 2-person room April - October  € 104,- Surcharge single room  € 80,-

Rental bikes: Touring bike  € 99,- E-bike  € 219,- Bike helmet  € 40,- Rental bike disclaimer (payable on spot)  € 19,- per touring bike /  € 45,-  per e-bike

  • 7 nights in 4-star hotels or, when fully booked, the best possible 3-star hotels, rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast or 6x dinner (surcharge, in Vienna breakfast only)
  • Daily luggage transport (1 suitcase per person/ max. 23 kg)
  • 1 bottle of high-level wine in the Wachau Valley per room
  • A tasting of regional products
  • 1 x train Krems/surroundings – Tulln incl. bike
  • 1 x train ride Vienna central station – Passau (transfer of own bike not included) in season 1+2
  • 1 x bus ride Vienna - Passau (incl. own bike ) in season 3, train ride back possible (excl. own bikes)
  • Service support line (also on weekends)
  • Handlebar bag with digital route book and information material per room (also available as GPX file)

Not Included

  • Reservation costs (€ 20,- per booking)
  • Contribution  Dutch Guarantee Fund   € 5,-  per person (Insolvency Protection)
  • Bicycle rent
  • Rental bike disclaimer
  • Dinners (surcharge 6 x dinners, only breakfast in Vienna)
  • Lunches and consumptions
  • Personal and cancellation insurances
  • Excursions (entrance fee for museums/gardens/parks)
  • Local tax payable on spot (approx. €  1,-/€  2,50 per person per night

Special details

  • This tour is operated by local partner
  • Please take good notice of our  Terms & Conditions
  • Rental bike disclaimer (covers costs in case of loss or damage to the rental bike, when properly used and secured. Excluded from this are only lost keys, batteries and chargers of e-bikes, as well as damage due to intent or gross negligence)
  • 1 piece of luggage per person, max. weight 23 kg

Arrival by plane (arrival at airport Munich or Vienna)

We recommend to travel by train to Passau. We can book a private transfer for you (1-8 persons) from Munich to Passau: from € 270,-.

Arrival by train

You can take a scheduled bus or taxi from Munich airport to train station in Freising. From Freising you can take a train to Passau. Costs are approx. € 40,- (by train); € 65,- (taxi+train).

Depending on your hotel you can either choose to walk or take a taxi or bus from the train station in Passau.

Accommodation At the first hotel your room is available from 2 PM on the day of arrival. In case you will arrive after 7 PM, please call your hotel to let them know. The standard tour includes bed and breakfast. It is also possible to book half board; this has to be asked for upon booking. Half board includes breakfast and dinner and starts with dinner on the first day until breakfast on the day of departure except for the dinner in Vienna.

(Please note that the hotels listed are only examples and are subject to change. You will find your final hotel in the hotel list, which you will receive before departure)

bike tour passau to vienna

The Hotel Passauer Wolf offers rooms with attached bathroom with city or river views, and which are equipped with comfortable furniture. The sofa can also be used as an additional bed. Guests can relax in the bar. Breakfast is included.

bike tour passau to vienna

Located at the Danube River’s famous Schlögen Loop, Hotel Donauschlinge features a spa and wellness center. The restaurant serves traditional Austrian cuisine, including asparagus, fish and game specialties. A rich breakfast buffet is served.

bike tour passau to vienna

Located in the center of Linz, Hotel Schillerpark is a 12-minute walk from the main square. All rooms feature large windows with panoramic views, individually adjustable air conditioning. A rich and varied breakfast buffet are available in the morning at the Tafelspitz restaurant.

bike tour passau to vienna

Wellnesshotel Aumühle offers a wellness center with indoor pool and massage service, and a restaurant that serves regional specialties. All rooms are spacious and bright. Wellness facilities include several saunas and steam baths, a hot tub and a solarium.

bike tour passau to vienna

The hotel Zum Schwarzen Bären in the scenic Wachau region combines tradition with modern amenities like a 400-m² spa area.The restaurant’s cuisine serves traditional and regional cuisine.

bike tour passau to vienna

In a scenic location in the Wachau region overlooking the town of Krems, The 4-star superior Steigenberger Hotel & Spa Krems is 1.2 mi from the center. It offers a large spa area, and a restaurant. Guests can relax in the 9.8 ft² spa area, which is spread over 3 levels.

bike tour passau to vienna

Starlight Suiten Hotel Renngasse is centrally located in Vienna. A sauna and a gym are further features of the property. You can enjoy different hot and cold drinks at Starlight Suiten’s bar.

All rental bikes are equipped with a pannier (saddle bag) and an odometer (except e-bike).

By this tour you can rent the following bikes:

bike tour passau to vienna

21-speed (ladies/gents) touring bikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: mudguards, trip computers, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres.

bike tour passau to vienna

Our modern e-bikes (pedelecs) are quality branded bikes with hub gear, freewheel, powerful electric motor and gradually selectable pedal assistance. Only for experienced cyclists with a very good sense of balance. 

General information

  • All bike tours are unescorted
  • The mileages and approximations are distances of the recommended routes
  • Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, sunscreen and proper sport shoes
  • The arrival to Passau is not included in the tour price and has to be arranged on your own.
  • This cycling tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility. Individual requests are in special cases possible (e.g. handicapped accessible room)

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Danube cycling: Passau to Vienna

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Cycle from Bavaria’s ‘city of three rivers’ to dazzling Vienna; ‘the city of music’

Cycling on one of Europe’s most popular long-distance cycle paths, completely traffic-free

The impressive Schloegen river bend, a natural wonder of upper Austria

Leisurely cycling through the beautiful winelands of the Wachau

Discover impressive castles, monasteries and some of Austria’s oldest towns

Cycling along the Danube: from Passau to Vienna

The Donau Radweg is one of Europe’s classic cycling routes. The section between Passau and Vienna is particularly flat and well-developed for cyclists, making this an ideal cycling holiday for people of all ages and abilities. Starting in the Bavarian city of Passau, the city of three rivers, the Danube Bike Path then winds its way through Austria, on dedicated cycling paths running parallel to the mighty river. As you follow the Danube you will discover that each region offers unique attractions. Discover the culturally rich city of Linz and the World Heritage region of the Wachau , where tiny villages nestle against the sun-drenched vineyards, guarded by mighty castles and monasteries. You finish in Vienna, one of Europe’s great cities. As you reach the City of Music, treat yourself to a well-earned Riesling and Wiener Schnitzel!

As with all of our self-guided cycling tours, this trip includes luggage transportation and very comfortable accommodation.

The routes are easily accessible with trekking bikes. They mostly follow paved bike paths, with a few sections also on gravel roads and forest paths. If you want to shorten some of the daily routes, you can do so by public transport such as trains or boats.

Day 1: Arrival in Passau

You will receive your documents and rental bikes (if booked) at the first hotel in the Bavarian city of Passau. The “City of three rivers” is renowned as one of the most beautiful cities in Germany and has much to offer. The charming laneways and archways of the Baroque old town have remained largely unchanged throughout the centuries.

Overnight stay in Passau.

Day 2: Passau to Schlögen

Distance: approx. 40 km

Your first cycling day takes you from Passau via Obernzell to Schlögen. Along the way, we recommend visiting the monastery Stift Engelszell, with its beautiful Rococo church and picturesque garden. Highlight of the day is the ‘Schlögener Schlinge’ (Schloegen River Bend), where the Danube forms a picturesque 180 ° curve. When approaching Schlögen, you have a beautiful view of the ruins of medieval Haichenbach Fortress, high on a ridge on the other side of the Danube.

Overnight stay in Schlögen.

Day 3: Schlögen to Linz

Distance: approx. 56 km

Following the Danube cycle path, today’s route takes you first along the river’s forested slopes to the town of Aschach. We recommend taking some time to explore Aschach, with its medieval town houses featuring gothic, baroque and renaissance era facades and courtyards. Getting back on your bike, you continue along the Danube to the cathedral city of Linz. This modern provincial city has a renowned arts scene and offers a variety of interesting sights, including the castle museum and botanical gardens.

Overnight stay in Linz.

Day 4: Linz to Perg

Distance: approx. 47 km

Leaving Linz, you start out towards Sankt Florian, where you can visit the Augustinian monastery St. Florian – one of Austria’s most beautiful monasteries (guided tour included). From here, you cycle on to the charming town of Enns. This is the oldest city in Austria, at the meeting point of the Enns and Danube rivers. You can climb the Statturum – a sixty-meter-tall bell-tower which offers panoramic views over the valley and views of the Alps in the distance. You then cross the Danube by ferry to Mauthausen and finish the stage with a short ride to Perg.

Overnight stay in Perg.

Day 5: Perg to Maria Taferl / Marbach

Distance: approx. 55 km

The first part of today’s route takes you past the castles Dornach and Greinburg. Schloss Greinburg is the oldest occupied castle in Austria and dominates the picturesque riverside town of Grein. You then continue along the north bank of the Danube, past the “black wall” (a curious granite formation) to the town of Marbach. A short climb takes you up to the beautiful Baroque basilica of Maria Taferl, from which you can enjoy a breath-taking view over the Danube Valley.

Overnight stay in Maria Taferl / Marbach.

Day 6: Maria Taferl to Krems

Distance: approx. 54 km

Your first destination today is the town of Melk, on the south bank of the Danube. Here, we recommend a visit to the 18th century Benedictine abbey Stift Melk. Crossing back over to the north bank, you follow the Danube cycle path through the Wachau, a UNESCO World Heritage landscape of lush green hills covered by vineyards, orchards and castles. You will pass through the picturesque riverside towns of Spitz, Weissenkirchen and Dürnstein, before arriving at your destination: the culturally rich city of Krems an der Donau. Time to relax and sample some of the top-quality Grüner Veltliner and riesling wines from the local vineyards

Overnight stay in Krems.

Day 7: Krems to Vienna

Distance: approx. 59 km

For the most part, your final cycling day descends softly and you can enjoy the views and landscape in a relaxed manner. You are once more surrounded by vineyards, which produce many fine wines, including the famous Grüner Veltliner . Finally, you arrive in the town of Tulln an der Donau. This is a very pleasant town, with an abundance of parks and gardens. The town stands on the site of the former Roman cavalry fort Comagenis and is known today for its variety of enjoyable art and culture and its bubbling fountain.

From Tulln take the train to Vienna where you give back your bikes.

Overnight stay in Vienna.

Day 8: Departure

Your cycling holiday comes to an end after breakfast this morning. You may wish to book an extra night in Vienna to fully appreciate the imperial grandeur of its dazzling palaces, museums and concert halls.

If you are travelling by car, we can arrange your train ticket back to Passau to pick up your car.

Getting to Passau

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Danube Cycleway

The Austrian Danube - THE long-distance cycle path in Europe

The Danube cycle path in Austria is possibly the most famous cycle route in entire Europe. Most of its travelers cycle downstream, starting in or near Passau and ending their bike tour in Vienna. Some go even further to Bratislava (Slovakia) as it is only another 35 miles downstream.

Just to avoid any confusion, Passau is in Germany. From here to a point 17 miles down the river, the Danube represents the natural border between Germany and Austria. Beyond that point it is all Austria. By the way: Since Germany and Austria signed the Schengen treaty, there is no border control.

Our recommendation: Bike the Danube downstream. Otherwise you would not be able to enjoy it as you had to look out for oncoming cyclists every minute. Approximately 38,000 cyclists bike the Danube from Passau to Vienna every year. Assuming that the majority cycles between May and September, that's about 300 cyclists per day. If you cycle the Danube downstream, you will face a fraction of those only. You will be able to relax way more compared to an upstream itinerary.

Extending your Passau to Vienna cycle tour in Passau

If you intend to cycle the Danube from Passau to Vienna, consider extending your ride at the beginning. One option is to start cycling further upstream, in Regensburg/Germany. Regensburg got a wonderful mediaeval town centre (UNESCO World Heritage). The additional 100 miles on less traveled, safe cycle paths lead through open and flat countryside.

Another option is a day trip from Passau, up and down the Inn River. It is about 21 miles to Schärding where there are plenty of cafés at the main square to sit down and relax. The cycle paths along the Inn River are very well sign-posted. Easy peasy.

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  • Cycling along the Danube bike path in just four days
  • Exploring the three river town of Passau and the majestic city of Vienna
  • Experiencing the timelessness of the river landscape
  • The abbey at Melk and the Danube loop
  • The rolling vineyards and wine tasting in the Wachau Valley

For fit cyclists looking for a challenging cycle on a mostly dedicated cycle way along one of Europe's most spectacular rivers, this self guided cycle has it all. Historical towns, Austrian castles, Benedictine monasteries and ancestral vineyards make up some of the numerous sites en route to Vienna. From Germany, follow the Danube eastward into Austria, across the fertile plains of the Wachau Valley, where vineyards climb the slopes to imposing medieval monasteries perched atop hills between Melk and Krems. Wind past castle ruins and apricot orchards before reaching the capital of Austria, where you can take in a performance of the "Blue Danube" waltz, the melody that evokes Vienna the world over.

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Day 1 Join Passau (Germany)

Day 2 cycle through countryside via schlögen to the eferdinger valley (70km/43.5mi).

Meals:   B,D

Day 3 Cycle past Linz to the Strudengau region (86km/53.5mi)

Day 4 cycle past melk and the wachau valley to krems (or surrounds) (90km/56mi), day 5 cycle through the tullner fields to vienna (80km/50mi), day 6 trip concludes in vienna, what's included.

  • 5 breakfasts, 4 dinners (dinner not included in Vienna). Continental breakfasts are served and usually consist of breads, jams, cheese, occasionally eggs and meats, coffee, tea and juices. Dinner will consist of 3 courses which include regional specialities
  • 5 nights accommodation in rooms with ensuite facilities on a twin share basis in 3 star hotels and inns
  • Luggage Transfer, 1 piece maximum 20kg, supplement applies for excess
  • 21 speed bike rental equipped with 2 panniers (7 speed bikes on request or if 21-speed is fully booked, children trailers - max 2 children, 40kg - on request. A limited number of 8-speed electric bikes are available for hire - must be pre-booked and a supplement applies). Odometer (not on e-bikes).
  • 1 free bottle of wine per room from a vineyard in the Wachau Valley
  • A tasting of regional products
  • Maps, route information and tourist information, and handlebar bag per room + GPX Tracks
  • Emergency hotline

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  • Travel to Passau and from Vienna
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Guide – this is a self guided cycling holiday
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Entrance fees not listed as included
  • Transfers not listed as included
  • Helmet purchase - supplement applies, must be pre booked and paid for before departure
  • Train or bus Vienna back to Passau - we can book this if required, please ask for our rates
  • Hotel taxes - payable locally (allow around 1-2.5 Euros per person per night)
  • Rental insurance - covers you in case of loss or damage when the bike is properly used and secured. Excluded from this are lost keys, batteries and chargers of e-bikes, as well as purposeful damage or gross negligence.
  • Handlebar phone holder – to follow the route more easily using the app / GPX files
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During the trip you will be provided with a 21 speed bike with handbrakes. You will also receive a pannier to carry your gear for the day, along with a handlebar bag, bike computer, lock and repair kit (per room). Helmets are not supplied locally but are mandatory on all bike tours, so you will need to bring your own well-fitted helmet. Alternatively you can purchase one for an additional cost (must be pre booked and prepaid). If you would like a 7 speed bike (with backpedal brake) you need to book this in advance. You should specify which bike is required at the time of booking. In the case of a puncture the assumption is that you can repair. You will be given a puncture repair kit, to fix the issue.

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Electric Bike

A limited number of electric bikes are available for an additional supplement. These must be requested at the time of booking or in advance. Our specially made 8-speed KTM or Flyer models increase your pedaling power 3 fold and allows cyclists of different athletic conditions to book a bike tour together. E-bikes are not fitted with odometers.

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Trail Surfaces

You will usually cycle along paved cycle paths across generally flat terrain. The terrain is almost exclusively on the Danube cycle path. In and out of the cities there will be some traffic.

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This trip involves 4 days cycling between 70 and 90km / 43.5 and 56mi per day usually along paved cycle paths across generally flat terrain. The terrain is almost exclusively on the Danube cycle path. In and out of the cities there will be some traffic. You need only carry your camera/rain gear and water bottle. Your luggage is transported for you between hotels/inns. The trip is graded moderate to challenging due to the daily distances - the terrain is mainly flat. It is suitable for fit cyclists seeking a challenge or moderately fit cyclists using an e-bike. *For safety reasons, we insist that cycle helmets be included as a compulsory item on your equipment list.

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The Danube cycle path

Europe's 1st long-distance cycle route.

The Danube Cycle Route starts at the source of the Danube near Donaueschingen in Germany and leads to the Black Sea and is thus part of Eurovelo 6. Every cycling enthusiast should have cycled the section from Passau to Vienna once in their life. It is no coincidence that this classic route is voted the most popular cycle route by the ADFC every year. The flat, car-free cycle path offers a string of scenic beauties (Schlögener Schlinge, Wachau, southern slopes of the Bavarian Forest and the Vienna Woods, the Danube Floodplains National Park and much more).

The Danube Cycle Path also has a lot to offer in terms of culture. Among the TOP sights are the Three Rivers City of Passau, Linz - Capital of Culture 2009, Melk Abbey and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wachau.

Gourmets also get their money's worth along the Danube Cycle Path. The Viennese cuisine with its famous apple strudel and the excellent wines of the region are also a culinary delight - there is something for everyone.

A cycling tour along the Danube is a special experience - culinary, cultural and always close to nature!

The Danube Cycle Route runs mostly on both sides of the Danube, but sometimes only on one side, so that the Danube has to be crossed several times during the cycle tour. It follows an ancient Roman road along the Danube limes, which connected the stations, forts and fortresses up to the Danube delta.

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  • Day 1 Welcome to Passau
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  • Day 3 Linz to Grein
  • Day 4 Grein to Melk
  • Day 5 Melk to Dürnstein
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  • Day 7 Farewell!

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A Complete Guide To The Danube Cycle Path (The Black Forest to the Black Sea)

The Danube Cycle Path

The Danube Cycle Path, also known as the Donauradweg , is undoubtedly the most famous bike route in Europe. Characterised by gorgeous riverside cycling , this route will showcase energetic capitals Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Belgrade, characterful villages and towns, epic views of the Danube Bend, Wachau Valley, Djerdap National Park and so much more.

The Danube River flows from its source in Donaueschingen in Germany’s Black Forest all the way to the Black Sea on the Romanian coast. This makes it Europe’s second-longest river at 1,770 miles (2,850km) in length. It would take roughly 40 – 50 days to cycle the entire river, or about a month if you were really fit and could clock 100km per day.

Most people just choose to cycle the section from Passau to Vienna or Vienna to Budapest. These are by far the two most popular sections, likely due to the fact that they’re flat, easy to navigate, have lots to see, have excellent infrastructure, and simply have the makings of a great cycling holiday.

Because of this, most information online about the Danube Cycle Path focuses on Passau to Budapest only. The route beyond Budapest seems to get largely ignored, but in this blog post, I’ll be talking about the entire route — from its start in Donaueschingen to its end at the Black Sea.

Why cycle the Danube?

Sights and scenery:  The route will take you through some of Europe’s greatest cities and historical sites, as well as treat you to a variety of beautiful riverside views and picturesque towns.

Flat topography:  Most of the Danube Cycle Path is very flat, making it ideal for beginners or those looking for a leisurely cycling holiday. The route through Serbia is a little more mountainous than the rest of the route, and Germany also has some hilly sections, but for the most part, you’ll find the cycling to be easy.

Easy to navigate:  The route is very easy to navigate, given that you’ll be able to use both signposts and the river as your guides. Signposting is excellent in Western Europe, in particular.

Excellent infrastructure:  Europe is, for the most part, very well set up for cyclists. Bike paths are well-maintained (usually), accommodation is easy to find and bike shops are plentiful. Motorists are also used to seeing cyclists on the route, so will give you space and respect.

A few highlights from my time cycling the Danube:

EuroVelo 6 in Germany

Danube Cycle Path Map and GPX

You can download the Danube Cycle Path GPX track here.

Accommodation

Hotels and pensions.

You’ll find plenty of hotels, guesthouses and pensions along the Danube Cycle Path. Many are aware that they’re on a popular bike route and so have good amenities for cyclists, such as bicycle parking. Hotels in Germany and Austria would often have signs outside to let cyclists know their bikes are welcome: “Radfahrer Wilkommen.”  Booking.com  has the biggest selection of hotels if you prefer to book a day in advance — which I recommend you do if you’re cycling in the summer months.

Campsites in Western Europe are abundant, with campsites in almost every town, so you shouldn’t struggle to find one at the end of each day. Camping options aren’t as abundant as you head further east, so you will need to plan your days when in Hungary and Serbia. Bulgaria and Romania barely have any campsites, so you will need to either stay in hotels or wild camp.

These are some of my  favourite campsites  I stayed at along the Danube Cycle Path:

  • Camping Passau  in Passau, Germany
  • Wachau-Camping Rossatz  in Dürnstein, Austria
  • CityCamping  in Györ, Hungary
  • Camping Asin  in Dobra, Serbia
  • Base Camp for Adventurers  in Negotin, Serbia (my absolute favourite!)

Camping along the Danube in Germany

Warm Showers

If you’re not familiar,  Warm Showers  is a free worldwide hospitality exchange for touring cyclists. It’s a fantastic community — cyclists offer to host other cyclists for a night. You’ll be given a place to sleep and a shower, but it’s likely you’ll also be given food and a beer! Warm Showers hosts are most abundant in Western Europe but there are a few in Eastern Europe, too.

Wild camping

Wild camping is a great way to save money and enjoy nature — I met many bike tourists along the Danube who wild camped often. Wild camping shouldn’t be a problem on the  Eastern  part of the route (Hungary onwards). Most farmers and villagers will happily let you camp on their land if you ask, and it’s also easy enough to find a quiet, secluded spot by the river.

However, wild camping is prohibited in Western Europe. Many cyclists do it anyway and don’t get caught. Despite the fact that it’s technically prohibited, most countries do have a relatively relaxed attitude to wild campers, and may or may not ask you to move on if you’re caught. Just be discreet: find a secluded spot, wait until dusk to set up camp, and be gone by early morning.

Wild camping in Serbia

Suggested Itineraries

As I mentioned before, Passau to Vienna and Vienna to Budapest are the two most popular Danube cycling itineraries. Both take the average person about a week to complete, including sightseeing along the way. I highly recommend both these options and would suggest cycling Passau to Budapest if you have 2 weeks available for your cycling holiday. Of course, if you have the time, you could even cycle the entire length of the Danube bike trail.

Passau to Vienna

The Danube Cycle Path from Passau to Vienna is 324 kilometres long (201 miles) , and takes the average person about 6 days to complete. Here is an ideal 6-day itinerary for cycling from Passau to Vienna.

Day 1: Passau to Schlögener Loop (41km) Day 2: Schlögener Loop to Linz (55km) Day 3: Linz to Grein (55km) Day 4: Grein to Wachau (60km) Day 5: Wachau to Tulln (50km) Day 6: Tulln to Vienna (40km)

St Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna

Vienna to Budapest

The Danube Cycle Path from Vienna to Budapest is  289 kilometres long (180 miles) , and takes the average person about  6 days to complete. Here is an ideal 6-day itinerary for cycling from Vienna to Budapest.

Day 1:  Vienna to Bad Deutsch Altenburg (42km) Day 2:  Bad Deutsch Altenburg to Bratislava (26km) Day 3:  Bratislava to Györ (50km) Day 4:  Györ to Komárom (57km) Day 5:  Komárom to the Danube Bend (52km) Day 6 : The Danube Bend to Budapest (62km)

Bratislava, Slovakia

Serbia (Backa Palanka to Negotin)

While the sections from Passau to Budapest are the most popular and take all the limelight, I need to take a moment to talk about Serbia. Passing by characterful villages, energetic Belgrade, and the stunning scenery of the Djerdap National Park, the Serbian Danube Cycle Path is immensely underrated. It was my favourite country on the whole route.

The Serbian section is not quite as beginner-friendly as the route between Germany and Hungary, due to some big climbs, dirt paths and weaker infrastructure for cycling tourism. That being said, it’s rugged, raw, and exciting, with dramatic scenery, majestic mountains and much fewer crowds.

Day 1: Backa Palanka to Cortanovci (58km) Day 2: Cortanovci to Belgrade (70km) Day 3: Belgrade to Kovin (74km) Day 4: Kovin to Dobra (90km) Day 5: Dobra to Tekija (88km) Day 6: Tekija to Negotin (78km)

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Navigating the Danube Cycle Path

The EuroVelo 6 — which spans the entirety of Europe — uses the Loire, Rhine and Danube bike paths to make up its route. This means that from Donaueschingen (where the Danube begins) all the way to the Black Sea, you can follow signs that say EuroVelo 6 or Donauradweg.

The Danube Cycle Path/EuroVelo 6 is very well signposted in Western Europe. Signs are displayed at every junction and are often also placed every few kilometres to confirm that you are still on the right path.

As you reach Eastern Europe, you’ll find that signposting is not always so good. Particularly in  Hungary , Bulgaria and Romania, the signs are sometimes ambiguous or non-existent.

I highly recommend having a GPS map loaded on your phone and a detailed paper map to refer to. These Cicerone guidebooks are really useful, too: Danube Cycleway Vol 1 and Danube Cycleway Vol 2.

If you do manage to get lost, you can simply find the Danube. If you follow the river, it’s likely that you’ll eventually find your way back onto the bike path.

Download the Danube Cycle Path GPX track here.

EuroVelo 6 signposts in Serbia

What to expect on the route: infrastructure, road quality and more

I thought it would make sense to divide the route into two parts, as they differ a lot in terms of difficulty, infrastructure and overall “vibe.” Part 1 covers the route up to Budapest, which is where most cycle tourists stop, and Part 2 covers Budapest to the route’s end at the Black Sea.

Tip: A reader, Andrew, has kindly left a link in the comment section below this post to a series of excellent video recordings of his time cycling the Danube. I recommend checking them out to get a feel of the scenery/road conditions and what to expect.

Part 1: Donaueschingen to Budapest

The first part of the Danube Cycle Path really has the makings of a quintessential European cycling holiday. It has fantastic cycling infrastructure, plenty to see and is family-friendly. Highlights include the capital cities of Vienna , Bratislava and Budapest, the stunning Wachau Valley, the gloriously golden Melk Abbey, the Danube Bend and more.

Germany and Austria are extremely well set up for cyclists. Bike paths are well signposted and in excellent condition; bike repair shops are frequent; there is plenty of accommodation options and there are lots of fellow cyclists around to talk to. For these reasons, they are excellent countries for a beginner looking to embark on their first cycle tour.

Slovakia and Hungary are also very well set up for cyclists, although signposting and road surface quality does start to decline a little bit.

A woman cycling along the Danube near Vienna

Part 2: Budapest to Constanta

As you leave Budapest behind, you enter would I would call Part 2 of the Danube Cycle Path. This second part is a little more “adventurous,” thanks to weaker tourist infrastructure, particularly in Bulgaria and Romania.

There are longer distances between accommodation, restaurants and grocery stores, and almost no cycle repair shops or tourist offices. The language barrier can also be more challenging, as fewer people will speak Western European languages the further east you go.

The surface of the bike paths are mostly asphalt and in fair condition, although there are some unfavourable dirt paths, grassy paths and potholes to contend with.

That being said, Budapest to the Black Sea is full of wonderful scenery, such as the Djerdap National Park, the Iron Gates and the Danube Delta. The hospitality is also exceptional; I was greeted by fresh juice and watermelon at one of my campsites in Serbia and gifted oranges in Bulgaria. For me, the low prices were the icing on the cake as I could enjoy coffee and meals out more frequently than in Western Europe.

Djerdap National Park viewpoint in Serbia

Packing List

Here is a suggested packing list for a Danube cycling trip. Not all of the following items are necessary, though — it entirely depends on you.

  • Bike repair kit
  • Cycling shorts
  • Cycling tops
  • 1-2 non-cycling outfits
  • 1 jumper/fleece
  • Cycling gloves
  • Trainers/cycling shoes
  • Comfy shoes for evenings
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hairbrush and hair ties
  • Quick-drying, light-weight towel

Camping equipment (unless opting to stay in hotels/guesthouses)

  • A sleeping bag
  • A sleeping mat — I love this Forclaz mat
  • Gas cylinder
  • Portable stove — I love my  MSR PocketRocket
  • Matches/lighter
  • Cutlery, bowl, mug
  • Cooking pot

Other/miscellaneous

  • Wallet and money
  • Plug adapters
  • Battery pack(s)
  • Mini first aid kit
  • Refillable water bottle

Bicycle Tour Gear Checklist

When is the best time to cycle the Danube?

The best time to cycle the Danube is between June and September. You’re likely to have warm, sunny days and can make the most of the long daylight hours. July and August can get quite hot but you stand a great chance of having a rain-free cycling holiday.

Is the Danube Cycle Path beginner-friendly?

I would say that the Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary sections are all ideal for beginners. If you choose to cycle between Passau and Budapest then you will have no issues as a beginner.

Beyond Budapest, though, the route is not quite so beginner-friendly, with less reliable signposting, hilly (though beautiful) terrain through Serbia, and less infrastructure such as campsites, grocery stores and bike repair shops available.

Is it safe for solo cyclists?

Yes. I felt safe at all times while cycling along the Danube as a solo female. Particularly from Germany to Hungary, there are lots of other cyclists on the route, as well as plenty of shops and accommodation options, and great infrastructure.

In Bulgaria and Romania, wild dogs can be a problem. They’ve been known to chase and even show aggression towards cyclists, so you’ll need to be cautious.

What kind of bicycle do I need?

A reasonably sturdy bike that has the ability to carry your load, is comfortable, and has decent tyres will be fine. You really don’t need an expensive performance bike — the Danube isn’t going to test your bike too much! I’d recommend a hybrid or touring bike. I personally used a Trek 7.2 FX . These are now discontinued, but the Giant Roam 2 Disc , Cube Touring Pro and Trek FX 3 Disc Equipped are all good, relatively inexpensive options.

Lauren Pears at Melk Abbey on the Danube Cycle Path

Can I hire a bike for my cycling holiday?

Of course! You’ll find plenty of bike hire shops along the Danube, particularly in Germany and Austria. Here are a few options:

  • Passau: Fahrrad-Klinik Passau
  • Passau: Bikeambulanz Bikehaus
  • Vienna: Velopold Vienna

What kind of travel insurance will cover me for cycle touring?

Most travel insurance providers will only cover cycling if it’s  incidental  to your trip, i.e. if you hired a bike for a day during your two-week vacation, but not if the primary purpose of the trip is cycling. As you can see, cycle touring is not covered under these grounds.

I recommend  World Nomads , whom I use for most cycling, backpacking and long-term trips. You can read World Nomads’ policy on cycling-related travel  here , but here are the basics:

  • Cycle touring is covered but the tour must be on one continent only — no cover is available for intercontinental cycle touring. This is ideal for the Danube Cycle Path, as it stays in Europe only.
  • You’ll need to tick  ‘cycling – independent cycle touring’  when buying your policy.

Lauren Pears in Kyrgyzstan

About The Author

Lauren Pears is a freelance travel writer and blogger based in London. She writes about active adventure travel, aiming to encourage and inspire travellers to make the most of the great outdoors.

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48 comments.

Thank you for putting this together. I have been wanting to do this a for a couple of years now and hope to do it with my husband in 2025. My question is about where you left you bike when staying in towns or exploring them. We have done a few bike tours but generally through the back country of the USA so not an issue as there was no reason to leave the bikes and we avoided staying in towns, just camped or roadside motels. I wouldn’t want to lose my bike or anything off it.

Hi Lana, that’s great that you’re looking to cycle this route next year! I would just chain my bike up and hope no one would remove/open my panniers while I was off exploring. It’s always a risk, but nothing was stolen from me personally. In the bigger cities and towns, I often stayed for 2 nights and would leave my panniers inside my tent while I explored.

Thank you so much for the great detailed information!! It’s really helpful. I was wondering what the recommended budget would be to do the first part of the trip, from Passau to Budapest? Thank you!

Great article. Thank you so much! I am planning to ride some part of this route with my 4 children this summer. But there was a question about getting back to the car. Does the bike path run along both sides of the river so you don’t have to go back the same way?

Thanks Roma! There are some sections where the bike paths does run along both sides of the river but generally it doesn’t.

Hi Lauren, Thanks so much for your really informative blog.

The route looks incredible but the challenge looks like getting bikes to start, I noticed your comment re cycling from London to Istanbul and wondered how far it was from London to Passau when you cycled as this may be an option then fly the bike home from the nearest airport to the Black Sea finish

Hi Laura, thank you so much for this super helpful article. Sounds like this is just the ride I can do to celebrate early retirement. Happy to buy you a coffee, or two 😊, well-deserved. As I progress in my planning might ome back with a couple of questions. Thanks again, Sally-Anne

Hi Sally-Anne, this sounds like a great way to celebrate early retirement! I hope you have a fantastic time, and please do feel free to reach out with any questions 😊

Hi Lauren, Well done for putting this info out there. So helpful. I plan to ride the Danube in April this year. How did you get on with camping in Romania? Are there many campsites on route and were you chased much by the local dogs? And any bear issues? Kind regards Darren

Thank you for reading Darren, I’m glad you found it useful. Campsites in Romania are really far and few between so guest houses/hotels are the way to go, unless you’re happy to wild camp. No bear issues but definitely a few encounters with dogs, although nothing serious!

Hey there, I’m thinking of doing this ride with my two kids age 9. Once you pass Budapest headed East, is it mostly rural roads or still bike paths? …it doesn’t have to be a good path, I’m just thinking car free, even if it’s dirt. I’m trying to find a long ride that is mostly car free for the kids. Thanks

Hi Risa, it’s not completely car-free from Budapest. Especially once you hit Serbia, there are quite a few roads with cars. The road coming out of Novi Sad was quite hairy in particular.

How did you deal with the different currency as you traveled between different coiuntries? Where you in the EU the whole time? if yes I would imagine the Euro would work best. Did you have any issues with cresit cards or debit cards? Thank you for the amazing post. We are going in September 2024

Hi Jeff and Kris! I was able to use euros a fair bit, but would always withdraw local currency from the first ATM I came across upon arrival in a new country. I always found one within the first day because the route takes you through plenty of towns etc. I found card payments weren’t accepted as much in Eastern Europe so I definitely recommend having cash to hand. Happy cycling, enjoy your ride this September 🙂

Great article! I’m looking for a potential adventure this summer so maybe this is the one?! I’m just wondering if I were to cycle to the Black Sea whether there’s a known option of getting me and the bike back to the Alps via trains or buses safely? Im not wanting to fly, hence cycling 🙂 thanks again

Hi Sam, it’s a great ride so I definitely recommend it for this summer 🙂 I’m honestly not sure about getting back to the Alps from the Black Sea by overland public transport. It’s probably doable but might be quite stressful with lots of changes. Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful. But if you do manage to do it, please let me know as I’d love to know if it’s possible!

Hi Sam, am retiring in the summer and plan on taking the train from Geneva, via Zurich, to Vienna, the OBB nightjet. It seems like I can book a place for my ebike, hope this partial answer is helpful. If you find any info re trains from Black Sea back towards Budapest, would appreciate an update. Once in Vienna shall head for Budapest and beyond on the Danube trail. Cheers, Sally-Anne

This is such a great resource! Thanks! I hope you don’t mind a few questions?!

-Would an e-bike work on this route? -Was there any stretch between passau and budapest that ‘isn’t worth it’ – meaning if you were up for it – skipping one of your stops and going to the next one could get you done faster?

Thanks Mark, I’m glad you found it useful! In answer to your questions:

– An e-bike would absolutely work on this route, I saw plenty of people using them. – I think the whole route from Passau to Budapest is worth it and can’t really think of any stretches along this section that are weak compared to the others. – Yes if you are able to cycle further in a day and want to skip stops, then you’ll finish the route faster.

This was excellent. Thank you so much. Am planning to do this solo and this have me so much info in one place, I’m grateful for your time and effort! 🙏🏻

You’re welcome, I’m glad it was useful! Have a great trip 😀

when are you going? i’m planning to go from passau to budapest in early may

thank you!!! 1. passue to vieena in 10 days? 2. road bike or mountain bike? if i want use my bike – i plan 80-100 km per day arni

Passau to Vienna is cycled in about 6 days on average, so 10 days will be an easy pace with lots of room for sightseeing.

The Danube Cycle Path has plenty of gravel and forested tracks, so a mountain bike would definitely be better suited over a road bike.

Hope this helps, thanks!

Hi We are looking to cycle parts of the route, are there water taxis or ferries along the that would return us to our starting point. We have a camper van I will return to this every couple of days.

Hi Duane, there are some ferries but I only used them to take me to the opposite bank. I’m not sure about ferries that go up and down the river itself. Sorry I couldn’t be more help.

This has been so helpful in organising a similar trip my partner and I are planning this summer. We’re planning on taking our tent and camping and wonder whether booking campsites in advance is necessary? We’ll probably be within the busy period.

Hi Andrew, thanks for reading, glad it was helpful! I didn’t find it necessary to book campsites along the way. I never had any issues with places being booked up, and I was cycling through the most popular sections (Passsau – Budapest) in July. I can’t guarantee it will definitely be the same in 2023, but this was my experience in 2019. Enjoy your trip!

Great reading! My wife and I are cycling the Danube this summer. We are going to take our tents and camp in campsites. Do the campsites offer electricity to, for example, recharge our phones? Thanks in advance. Pete

Hey Pete, thanks for reading! I would say 98% of the campsites I stayed at had electricity. Enjoy your ride 🙂

Do you know if at all it was possible to rent a tent at the various campsites?

Generally, how much were to campsites per night compared to a budget guesthouse?

Thanks for your postings. Very Helpful.

It’s generally not possible to rent tents at campsites. I have only seen a couple of campsites where it’s possible to stay in a pre-constructed tent. This would be quite a large, family tent, though.

The cost of campsites really does vary quite a lot, depending on how touristy the area you’re in is. Campsites in France were usually €10-15 per night, Germany/Austria was €15-20, and further east in Serbia etc they were often as low as €5 per night. I think the most expensive campsite I stayed at was in Schaffhausen in Switzerland for about €30!

Hope this helps 🙂

Planning this route for 2024. Great overview and very helpful. Thank you!

Glad you found it helpful 🙂

Hi Lauren, Thank you for investing a lot of time for planning, making and sharing this journey with us. Very thoroghly covered. On a map i’ve noticed two types of lines. What does dotted lines represent? Cheers, Mike

My husband and I want to cycle the Danube from Vienna to Linz and back to Vienna. Are there proper cycling paths on both sides of the Danube? We are renting bicycles in Vienna and plan to do 35-50 km a day. I’ve never been to Austria, and I’d prefer the roads to be paved.

Vienna (2 nights) – Tulln – Krems – Emmersdorf – Bad Kreuzen/Grein – Linz (2 nights) – Ardagger – Melk – Mautern – Tulln – Vienna

Is this route doable? Any tips for us? Thanks! Yvette

Thank you for your description of the cycle path. I’m not a cyclist, but rather an avid hiker of caminos and long walks. Would you recommend this path for walkers as well? I’ve found it difficult to know the answer to this question in the many sites I’ve read. Thank you for your answer.

Hi Angela! I think there are probably better trails for walkers to be honest. Some parts of the Danube in Germany and Austria could be nice to walk on, but the trail through Hungary and Serbia for example does have quite a few roads that I wouldn’t want to walk on.

I’m just starting to plan a cycle trip along the Danube this summer for my husband and me. This article was so helpful – thank you so much. I was just wondering how you got to Donaaueschingen? The thing we find hardest about cycling further into Europe is how to get there with our bikes and all the gear!

Hi Julie, I’m so glad you found it helpful! I cycled the Danube as part of a longer trip from London to Istanbul, so I cycled from my house in London then flew home from Istanbul at the end.

A suggestion would be to fly to Basel with your gear and bikes, from where you could cycle to Donaueschingen (a couple days ride along the Rhine section of the Eurovelo 6), or perhaps book a minivan from the airport to take you on the two hour drive to the start of the Danube. Where will you be coming from?

We’ll be coming from London. We’re looking at trains, but it’s sometimes difficult to get bikes on them. We’ve never tried to take our bikes on a plane.

Hi, it can be difficult to get bikes on trains but it’s possible if travelling during off peak hours. I have an article about flying with your bike, which may be helpful to you: https://www.theplanetedit.com/flying-with-a-bike/

Thanks so much. That article is really helpful.

We’re coming from London. We’re thinking of ferry and trains – not always easy to get bikes on trains though. We’ve never taken our bikes on a plane.

Hi Lauren, I have been reading your blog and loved your trip! My husband and o are planning to ride our tandem in April from Istanbul to the Eurovelo 6 via the Black Sea. Would you have any information or tips on the best route? Thank so much Kim

Thank you Kim! A tandem ride sounds amazing. Unfortunately I didn’t go via the Black Sea, but rather cut diagonally through Bulgaria, so I’m not able to offer advice there. Apologies!

Hello Lauren,

Thank you for taking the time to write this article. My Dad and me spent many hours planning to cycle this route and your article was very helpful. A special thanks for sharing the GPX files, which we split into stages by countries. Our initial plan was to cycle to Budapest, but we ended up cycling the entire route in October 2022!

I recorded videos of the route which can be replayed on most indoor trainers, if you or any of your readers wish to visually replay the route! It should be available here: https://videos.kinomap.com/en/playlists/25449

Thanks, Andrew

Thank you Andrew, I’m glad it was helpful! I’m delighted to hear that you cycled the entire route and recorded so much of it, too. I’ll be watching your videos to relive my experience vicariously through you. 😊 I hope you don’t mind, but I also added a section in the article directing people to your videos – I think a lot of people will find them useful.

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Boat Bike Tours

Danube: Passau – Vienna – Passau

Between Germany and Austria

  • Level 1: easy tours, very flat terrain
  • Level 2: quite easy tours, mostly flat terrain
  • Level 3: requires a higher level of exertion, medium hilly terrain
  • Level 4: for experienced cyclists, hilly terrain with climbs
  • Guided cycling: A tour leader will guide you during the cycling days
  • Independent cycling: No tour leader, the ships’ crew does daily briefing, independent cycling

Indulging in a bike tour along the German and Austrian stretch of the Danube is a true pleasure — and your floating hotel will be with you the entire way! The bike paths slope gently downhill, following the river banks through gorgeous little villages and verdant Danube landscapes. Soon you’ll find yourself admiring the wondrous “Great Loop” as you make a breathtaking 180º turn on the Danube and enter the realm of Wachau, with its old-world delights including monasteries, terraced vineyards, and fairytale castles. And then, prepare yourself for Vienna! […]

Day of rest & exploration in Vienna

Around 200 km / 147 miles

Ships with max. 150 passengers

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About this tour

Indulging in a bike tour along the German and Austrian stretch of the Danube is a true pleasure — and your floating hotel will be with you the entire way! The bike paths slope gently downhill, following the river banks through gorgeous little villages and verdant Danube landscapes. Soon you’ll find yourself admiring the wondrous “Great Loop” as you make a breathtaking 180º turn on the Danube and enter the realm of Wachau, with its old-world delights including monasteries, terraced vineyards, and fairytale castles.

And then, prepare yourself for Vienna! Although we could talk about its marvelous city hall, the iconic St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and the world’s oldest Ferris wheel (the Riesenrad), you really have to see it for yourself to understand the beauty. These and many more attractions are easily explored by bike, and when you need a break, drop into one of Vienna’s world-famous coffee houses for cake, comfort and carefree relaxation. Continue the culinary and cultural adventures as you see fit — perhaps stop by at the Vienna State Opera House or taste Wiener schnitzel with local wine in the bistros of its hometown.

Individual bicycle tour: You´ll receive a detailed roadbook with maps and information to the routing on board. You do not cycle in a group – you cycle individually in your own tempo and are therefore able to time your day to your needs. Only the schedule gives you a time frame.

The ship – Your sailing hotel In between cycling excursions, you cruise along with the ship, which travels to a new destination every day. You dine, sleep and eat breakfast on board. You’ll receive a packed lunch every day, and you can usually choose between a longer or shorter bike ride. It’s also possible to spend a day on board if you like. There are rental bikes on board, but you can also bring your own if you mention it when booking.

The highlights of the tour: The Three-river City Passau, the Schlögener Schlinge or Great Loop, UNESCO World Heritage Site Wachau, baroque Linz, elegant and multifaceted Vienna.

bike tour passau to vienna

Prepare yourself for this tour with our Travel Prep-tips

Day to day program.

All distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours. The tour details are barring changes, a.o. as a result of nautical, technical or meteorological reasons.

Please note: 2019: The tours with the Normandie and Arlene II start and end on Mondays. 2020: the Normandie tours start and end on Saturday and the Arlene II tours start and end on Sunday.

Day 1: Boarding in Passau | Passau to Engelhartszell

This historic city lies close to the Bavarian/Austrian border, and also goes by the name the City of Three Rivers. You’ll board between 4 and 5 p.m., the ship departs at approx. 7 p.m. Enjoy your first dinner on board as the ship sails on to Engelhartszell.

Day 2: Pr. Katharina: Engelhartszell – “Great Loop” – Aschach (approx. 40 –  43 km/24-26.7 mi.) | Aschach to Linz SE-Manon: Engelhartszell to “Great Loop” to Brandstatt (approx. 44 – 47 km/27.3-29.2 mi.) | Brandstatt to Linz

For those still getting into holiday mode, Engelhartszell’s Trappist monastery has special cordials and liqueurs that can pep you up for the coming tour with their “special healing powers.” Following the river, you’ll pass through wonderful vistas and charming villages before having the chance to hop on a cozy ferry (€6 p.p.) to marvel at the powerful 180° turn made by the Schlögener Schlinge river loop. It’s then time to board the ship at Brandstatt/Aschach, from which point you’ll cruise on to Linz, the capital of Upper Austria.

Day 3: Linz to Mauthausen | Mauthausen to Grein (approx. 36-40 km/21.6-24 mi.)

Enjoy breakfast during an early morning cruise to Mauthausen, where you’ll have the chance to visit the memorial site of the KZ Mauthausen concentration camp. Later downstream, the town of Mitterkirchen will give you a glimpse into Austria’s Celtic past, and then you’ll have the choice between an easy cycle tour or a more challenging one. The first follows a flat path along the Danube, while the “Clam Castle” tour snakes through the handsome Strudengau backcountry, tackling slightly hillier terrain but making up for it with excellent views. Either way, you’ll end the day in Grein, where you can feast your eyes on the Castle of Greinburg (closed on Mondays – can only be visited as part of an optional excursion).

Day 4: Grein to Melk (approx. 51 km/30 mi.) | Melk to Tulln

The touring today will lead you through a wonderful variety of landscapes, starting with a return to the Strudengau, which is where the Danube River narrows to a treacherous body of water that was once the bane of river captains. The Danube valley starts to widen from Persenbeug onwards, and you’ll cycle on to Melk, which is overlooked by a baroque Benedictine Monastery which is also the resting place of Austria’s first ruling dynasty. Cruise on through the Wachau, taking in the sunset and dusk light with a refreshing drink in hand. At night cruising to Tulln, which is known for its market gardens and art scene — not the least because the Art Nouveau artist Egon Schiele was born here.

Day 5: Tulln to Vienna-Nussdorf (approx. 32-39 km/19.2-24.2 mi.)

Your highlight for today: Set in impressive scenery right on the footstep of Vienna, the Klosterneuburg Monastery. You’ll already spot its 900-year-old baroque silhouette from afar, its grand marble hall and lavishly-decorated interior will inspire awe, and the wine taverns of the Kahlenbergerdorf are also a must. Top it all off with a walk through the oldest vineyards in Austria, and an unbeatable perspective looking out over Vienna.

Day 6: Vienna-Nussdorf (rest day) | Vienna to Dürnstein/Rossatz

Today you’ll have plenty of time to explore Vienna’s must-see attractions, like St. Stephens Cathedral, the Museum Quarter, and the Hofburg. You can opt to take an extra city bike tour (not included), or make your own way along the monumental Ringstraβe boulevard, stopping by the town hall, the State Opera House and Imperial Palace. Give your feet a rest in one of Vienna’s world-renowned coffee houses and seek out some apfelstrudel, apple strudel, before embarking for a night cruise to Dürnstein or Rossatz.

Day 7: Wachau to Pöchlarn (approx. 40-50 km/ 24-30 mi.) | Pöchlarn to Passau

We’ve saved the best for last! You can’t help but be enchanted as you bike through this scenic portmanteau of fruit trees, villages, vineyards and fortresses, with remnants of medieval history everywhere you look. The compact but romantic town of Dürnstein is overlooked by impressive ruins, which contrast with its famous blue monastery tower — a true icon of Wachau. Carrying on, guests will re-embark in Pöchlarn, just in time for a farewell cocktail and dinner.

Day 8: Disembarkation in Passau

All good things come to an end, but you’ll have one last time to relax on deck, enjoying the peaceful Danube dawn and the first light of day. Get another perspective of the Great Donau Loop as you make your way back to Passau. Pr. Katharina: arriving at approx. 11 a.m. A relaxed disembarkment follows half an hour later, with connecting trips recommended from 1.30 p.m. on. SE-Manon: arriving at approx. 10 a.m., disembarkation half an hour later.

  • Cycling route distances in the travel program are approximate.
  • On some days you can choose between a longer and a shorter cycling route. Please note that on the shorter routes you may not be able to visit all the highlights mentioned.
  • The tour itinerary and route are subject to possible changes due to nautical, technical or meteorological reasons, or other unforeseen events.
  • Cycle tours: The bike tours are individual, at your own pace, without a tour guide, but with daily briefings on board and detailed bicycle maps and directions. All cycle tours can be classified as being easy. When a guest does not want to cycle one day, she/he can skip the bike tour and relax on board while cruising to the next harbor.
  • Profil: Nearly all cycle tours can be classified as being easy.
  • Luggage: we recommend rain-wear, bicycle helmet, sunhat and sneakers. Please be aware that the cabin storage space is very limited
  • Smoking: the interior of the ship is a non-smoking zone: smoking is only allowed on the sun deck. As a safety measure, a statutory smoking ban applies in all cabins; this means that all cabins and rooms on board are non-smoking areas.
  • Schedule and program changes: Basically, we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program. In case of flood or low tide, the shipping company reserves the right to bridge parts of passages by buses. In extreme situations, the shipping company reserves the right to cancel the journey on short notice. No legal right shall be constituted of both situations. The same applies for officially ordered – previously not announced – repair work on locks or bridges.
  • Notes: Please be aware that a cruise ship on the Danube is not only your hotel but also a machine, working with engine power also during the night. Especially crossing locks and bridges – and the preparation work – may cause noise. If you are sensitive please bring your own ear plugs.
  • Travel documents: EU-citizens (without special situations like dual citizenship, main residence abroad or a limited-validity passport) are required to have a valid passport or ID-card, not expiring within six(6) months of the return of your cruise. We kindly ask non-EU citizens, EU-nationals with multiple citizenship or anybody who has to respect special legal entry requirements for the country to visit, to inform about visa and entry documents at the competent embassy.
  • This trip is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility.  
  • We recommend that you take out a travel health insurance with repatriation coverage as well as baggage, accident and travel cancellation insurances.

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Travel Dates 2025:

Prinzessin Katharina: departures on Saturday

  • Season A: April 19
  • Season B: May 3 and Sept. 20
  • Season C: May 17; June 7, 14, 21 and 28; July 5 and 12; August 2, 9 and 16; Sept 13

SE-Manon: departures on Friday

  • Season D: July 18 and 25; August 22 and 29

* Cabins in front and at rear of the ship; perceptive engine and generator noise (when ship is in motion and in locks)

Twin cabin for single use : + 40% (limited quantity) Child reduction: till 13 years 20% in a triple cabin with 2 adults (Pr. Katharina) / in a 2-bed cabin with 1 adult (SE-Manon)

Travel Dates 2024:

Prinzessin Katharina, departures on Saturday

  • Season A: April 20
  • Season B: May 4 and September 21
  • Season C: May 18; June 22 and 29; July 6 and 27; August 3, 10 and 31; September 7 and 14

SE-Manon, departures on Friday

  • Season D:  July 12 and 19; August 16 and 23

Twin cabin for single use : + 50% (limited quantity, lower deck only)

Child reduction: till 13 years 20% in a triple cabin with 2 adult (only on the Pr. Katharina).

  • 7 nights in a cabin with shower/toilet and air-conditioning in the booked category
  • Program according to the description from/to Passau
  • Full meals: 7x breakfast-buffet, 6x lunch snack on board (non cyclists) or packed lunch for cyclists, 6x afternoon coffee break, 6x 3-course-dinner and 1x farewell-dinner with farewell-drink
  • Bed linen and towels on board; daily cleaning of the cabin
  • Captains greeting and welcoming drink
  • On-board musician
  • 2024: Information pack with route book (one per cabin)
  • Daily bike tour instructions
  • 2024: GPS tracks
  • 2025: Digital travel documents via GUIBO-App incl. GPS tracks for bike tours
  • Board manager (does not cycle)
  • Port fees and tourist taxes
  • Transfers to/from the docking place in Passau
  • Rental bicycle or e-bike (optional)
  • Other transfers
  • Parking fee
  • Entrance fees & excursions
  • Drinks on board
  • Personal insurances
  • Gratuities (at your discretion)
  • SGR Insolvency protection

Bicycles on board:  28-inch unisex trekking bicycles of the brand Velo de Ville (custom built) with normal mount (ladies model), Shimano 7 gears with hand brake and coaster breaking hubs or 7 speed freewheel hubs (subject to availability, please indicate as non-binding customer request when booking), lock and pannier bag.

E-Bikes:  modern high quality unisex E-bikes of the brand Velo de Ville (custom built) with 8-gear hub and Pedelec cycling support triggered by using the pedals with 3 support modes, robust wheels and comfortable to ride for both men and women. The energy supply is provided by a detachable lithium battery with a range of up to 65 km. The range is subject to body weight, amount of support used, wind, cycling style and terrain. E-Bikes with hand brake and coaster breaking hubs or 7 speed freewheel hubs (subject to availability and limited, please indicate as non-binding customer request when booking).

To bring your own bike/E-bike: On request only – due to lack of space on sun deck. E-bikes exclusively with removable battery pack. We exclude any liability for loss, theft and damage – this also applies to damage caused by transportation from shore to ship or vice versa.

  • Rental bicycle: € 89 per bike/week
  • Rental E-Bike: € 199 per bike/week (limited, on request)
  • To bring your own bike/e-bike: € 39 per bike/week (on request only – limited number)
  • Travel safe: we recommend to wear a bike helmet (compulsory use for helmets: In Austria for children till 12 years). Please bring your own bike helmet from home.Onboard Selling: UVEX I-VO € 40 per helmet, limited number.

Parking in Passau: – Parking space (fenced area) incl. transfer parking space – boat – parking space €80 per week – Parking garage incl. transfer park garage – boat – park garage €94 per week. – ( registration form payable on site)

Minimum number of participants: 80 guests (Pr. Katharina) or 90 guests (SE-Manon) (must have been reached within 21 days prior to departure).

Legal notice: Boat Bike Tours is not the operator of this tour; this is a so called ‘partner tour’. Tour operator is: SE-Tours GmbH, Bremerhaven (D). The tour operator is entitled to cancel the tour if the minimum number of participants has not been reached. If the tour will not take place, all deposits/payments will be fully refunded.

  • To bring your own bike/e-bike: € 29 per bike/week (on request only – limited number)
  • Travel safe: we recommend to wear a bike helmet (compulsory use for helmets: In Austria for children till 12 years). Please bring your own bike helmet (no onboard selling) from home.

Parking in Passau: – Parking space (fenced area) incl. transfer parking space – boat – parking space €78 per week – Parking garage incl. transfer park garage – boat – park garage €92 per week. – (registration form in the travel-documents, payable on site)

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Danube cyclists at ferry dockingplace

Swiss Crown

Deborah howard.

The boat, the food, the crew were wonderful. We enjoyed the bikes and the bike routes. We made new friends on the tour. I had a mishap with no fault of the tour. We had to make changes to our itinerary. We had tremendous support from the Swiss Crown staff related to the changes, especially the Cruse Director. She was a tremendous help.

Thank you for your kind review! We are delighted that you enjoyed our tour. Hopefully, we can welcome you on board again soon. Best wishes, Boat Bike Tours.

A great holiday

Ingvar högvall.

A great holiday with excellent food, very good service from the crew on the fine ship “Swiss Crown”. Nice bycycling on fine bikes in the beautiful nature along the Danube. Could not be better.

It sounds like you had an amazing experience on the "Swiss Crown" and enjoyed your bike rides along the Danube. We're glad that it couldn't have been better! Thank you for sharing your positive feedback, and we hope to welcome you on board again in the future. Best regards, Boat Bike Tours

Wonderful tour to Germany and Austria

Wonderful tour to Germany and Austria, boat and bike tours are the best, serviceminded tourleader and very good service on board. The biking tours were excellent. Stunning views.

We're delighted to hear that your tour to Germany and Austria was wonderful, and you found boat and bike tours to be the best. We look forward to having you back for more adventures in the future! Best regards, Boat Bike Tours

Stunning Danube Scenery

Morrie paul.

My wife and I thoroughy enjoyed the Danube tour on the SE Manon (June 9-16). The cabins were comfortable, the crew was friendly and helpful, the food was fine. The scenery – well, quite spectacular. This was our first trip with Boat Bike Tours and it left us with a very positive impression overall. However, we do have a few comments and suggestions: – We found that the travel information that we received in advance did not make it clear where the boat would be docked. We had tried via email to get clarification before our arrival, but were unsuccessful. Upon our arrival in Passau, we were surprised when the staff at the Tourist Office directly across from the train station were not aware of our tour (run by SE Tours) or where the SE Manon was docked. After a number of phone calls by the Tourist Office, they found where the boat was docked and were able to provide us with the information. It was then interesting to discover (from fellow passengers) that taxi drivers seemed to know the location of every boat that was docked in town. – While snacks were provided every afternoon, it would be nice if there could be something other than cake with afternoon coffee/tea (a healthier option perhaps?) – It would be helpful if the bikes were equipped with water bottle holders. – For those who choose to go into cities on their own, it would be helpful if the crew could provide some basic and accurate travel information for common excursions (e.g., Vienna). When the boat was docked outside of Vienna, we were told to walk 200m in order to get to the tram station. This left us and a number of others from the boat scurrying around, asking shopkeepers and locals for information, as the actual distance was 1 km. Overall we enjoyed our trip and it left us with wonderful memories.

Hi Morrie, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your Danube tour on the SE Manon. We are delighted to hear that you and your wife had a thoroughly enjoyable experience, with comfortable cabins, a friendly and helpful crew, delicious food, and spectacular scenery. We appreciate your positive impression of Boat Bike Tours from this trip. Your comments and suggestions are valuable to us, and we take them seriously to continually improve our services. We apologize for any inconvenience you faced regarding the lack of clear information about the boat's docking location in advance. We will work on providing better communication to ensure a smoother experience for our guests upon arrival. Regarding the snacks provided during afternoon coffee/tea, we understand your desire for healthier options. We'll review the offerings and try to include more diverse and nutritious choices in the future. As for providing accurate travel information for independent city excursions, we recognize the importance of assisting our guests in exploring the cities they visit. We are committed to ensuring that the cruise company and tour leader deliver improved information about the cities, including detailed and precise insights into local transportation options and distances to significant landmarks. We are thrilled that your overall experience was positive and that you have wonderful memories from your trip. Thank you again for your feedback, and we hope to welcome you back for another memorable journey in the future. If you have any other suggestions or questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Happy travels!

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Prinzessin Katharina

It is like walking into a chic hotel, when you get on board of the Prinzessin Katharina . The friendly receptionist welcomes you aboard and hands over the keys of your cabin. All of the 68 twin and 3 single cabins have low beds, all the necessary things and a bathroom with a washbasin, shower and toilet. On the upper deck there is a panorama restaurant and a lounge with a well-stocked bar and several seats. On the lower deck you will find a smaller bar, a small shop and a hairdresser’s salon. On the spacious, partly covered sun deck there are enough deck chairs available.

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Restaurant with separate lounge

Spa facilities (Sauna/Whirlpool/Fitness)

Outdoor pool

It is like walking into a chic hotel, when you get on board of the SE-Manon . The friendly receptionist welcomes you aboard and hands over the keys of your cabin. All 75 cabins have hotel beds, all the necessary things and a bathroom with a washbasin, shower* and toilet (*cabins no. 306, 307, 308, 309 with bathtub). On the middle deck you will find the restaurant with panoramic view. On the upper deck you can relax in one of the comfortable seats in the salon or in the small inviting wellness area with sauna and whirlpool. The spacious and partly shaded sun deck holds deck chairs, which invite you to enjoy the passing scenery. A special highlight is the outdoor pool (8,70 m x 4,50 m).

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Passau – Vienna – Passau, MS SE-Manon

Danube in three-four time

Exterior view MS SE-Manon

From the City on the three rivers to the Danube metropolis: this journey not only boasts a captivating route but also offers a unique accommodation experience. Your overnight stay will be aboard the MS SE-Manon. The Danube Cycle Path ranks among our most sought-after destinations, with the stretch between Passau and Vienna being particularly remarkable. Along the way, you'll traverse the picturesque Danube valley, marvel at the Schlögener Schlinge, explore Melk Abbey, cycle through the vineyards of the Wachau, and ultimately arrive in the Austrian capital. Don't forget to indulge in some Linzer Torte, Wachau apricot dumplings, or Sacher Torte along the way - always save room for something sweet!

bike tour passau to vienna

In Passau, you'll embark on the MS SE-Manon, your accommodation for the next seven nights. The ship will initially cruise to Engelhartszell, where you'll commence the first cycling stage to Untermühl the following morning. Don't forget to include a stop at the Schlögener Schlinge! While on board, you'll pass through Linz and witness the historic Mauthausen concentration camp memorial, while your cycling journey will lead you to Grein and Melk Abbey.

You'll arrive in Vienna via Klosterneuburg, where you can explore at your leisure on your rest day. On the return journey, the Wachau, renowned for its wine and apricot-growing, awaits as another scenic highlight on the itinerary. The MS SE-Manon will bring you back to Passau overnight.

  • The three-river city of Passau: You can easily spot it from the Veste Oberhaus or the Mariahilf monastery - the meeting point of the green Inn, the black Ilz, and the blue Danube. Life along the three rivers exudes an almost Venetian flair, and wandering through the alleyways of the old town, you can't help but feel like you're in Italy.
  • The impressive Benedictine Abbey of Melk: The monastery, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, majestically overlooks the Danube. Apart from offering a breathtaking view of the Wachau, the monastery enthralls visitors with its magnificent architecture and exceptional library.
  • A day in the world's most liveable city: Vienna has been honored with this title many times - revel in its historical ambiance, expansive green spaces, and modern flair during your visit. Countless architectural marvels line the Ringstrasse, from the opera house to the town hall. The Prater offers entertainment nearly round the clock, while Schönbrunn Palace is encircled by vast gardens offering splendid views from the Gloriette.

During your eight-day journey along the Danube Cycle Path, you'll experience five cycling stages, with one day reserved for sightseeing in Vienna. The leisurely route caters to pleasure cyclists, and if you're in the mood for relaxation, the premium ship MS SE-Manon features a wellness area where you can unwind. On hot summer days, you can even cool off in the onboard swimming pool.

Eurobike's bike and boat tours blend the best of both worlds. Cycling activity meets relaxation on board - you'll be treated to culinary delights and have the flexibility to choose whether to tackle all the stages or simply lounge on the deck.

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Itinerary at a glance

Arrival in the "Three River City". Passau attracts many with the world's greatest church organ at the Stephansdom and its charming Old Town. Embarkation will be around 4:00 pm, departure around 7 pm. Enjoy your first dinner on board and an evening sail to Engelhartszell.

The day starts in Engelhartszell (the only Trappist monastery in Austria), where we head towards the "Great Loop" - one of the most beautiful and original sectors of the Danube. Your cycling will encounter small villages and cosy must-see taverns. You'll board again in Untermühl. Then, you "sail into the night" towards Bratislava.

Shipping to Mauthausen. You have the possibility to visit the memorial-place KZ-Mauthausen. The Celtic town Mitterkirchen gives you an insight of the past. The route continues through the fertile area of the Machland region. The destination of the day's stage is the charming town of Grein. Also called “the pearl of the Strudengau” due to its idyllic location. Worth a visit in Grein: the impressive Castle of Greinburg.

Today's stage is marked by a diverse landscape. At the beginning, there is the Strudengau – a narrow point of the Danube which used to be notorious amongst skippers. The valley expands from Persenbeug and the bike tour leads you further to Melk with its gorgeous baroque monastery of the Benedictine brethren. On deck, you enjoy the sunset and the beautiful evening illumination of the Wachau. At night shipping to Tulln, famous for its numerous market gardens where the famous

Right in front of Vienna's entrance, embedded in a breathtaking landscape, the monastery of Klosterneuburg is situated. You can already see the cupola of this 900-year-old baroque building from a distance. "Kahlenbergerdorf" with it's wine taverns is definitely worth a visit. After a stroll through the vineyards, you can enjoy the panoramic view over Vienna.

You should be sure to see the most famous places of interest like the St. Stephens Cathedral and the Hofburg, the gorgeous boulevard "Ringstraβe" with the Burgtheater, the State Opera House or the town hall that takes you back to the past. Take your time in the afternoon to stroll or visit one of the famous Viennese coffee bars. In the night shipping to Rossatz or Dürnstein.

Your last biking day is a special highlight! Amidst small dreamy villages, apricot trees, vineyards, castles, monasteries and ruins, this gentle hilly landscape enchants everybody. A powerful ruin looms above the small Baroque town of Dürnstein, while the blue tower of the monastery church is a landmark of Wachau. In the evening farewell dinner and cocktail.

Every journey draws to an end. Arrival in Passau is about 11 am, disembarkation half an hour later.

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Route information

Flat, suitable for pleasure cyclists, beginners and children. 

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Prices & Dates

Services & information, further details about this tour.

  • Program according to itinerary from/to Passau
  • 7 nights in outside cabins in the booked cabin category
  • 1 welcome drink
  • Full meals (7x breakfast, 6x packed lunch for cyclists or lunch snack on board, 6x afternoon coffee break, 6x 3-course-dinner and 1x farewell-dinner with farewell-drink)
  • On board tour guide incl. daily tour briefing
  • Daily cabin cleaning, change of bed linen and towels as needed
  • 1 route book per cabin
  • All harbour, lock and bridge fees
  • Bringing your own bike/electric bike:  €29,- (on request only, limited)

Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Passau train station, approx. 5 km from the jetty
  • Parking lot (fenced outdoor area) incl. transfer to the ship and back, reservation necessary

Things to note

  • Minimum number of participants: 80 persons
  • Further important information according to the package travel law and additional information about your bike and boat trip can be found  here !
  • This tour is a partner tour.
  • Bringing your own bike/electric bike:  €39,- (on request only, limited)
  • Helmets €40,-/week, reservation necessary and to be paid for at the time 
  • Minimum number of participants: 90 persons

Exterior view MS SE-Manon

A relaxed and cosy atmosphere awaits you on board the elegant premium ship MS SE-Manon . So it is up to you whether you use the small inviting wellness area with sauna, whirlpool and fitness equipment after your bike tour, retreat to the library or prefer to relax in the panorama salon.

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Please note:  You can only take part in this trip if you are vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19! As of Oct 2022, subject to change.

Feel save, book flexible: FREE rebooking up to 6 w eeks prior arrival to any alternative date in 2021 - applies to bookings between May 01 and June 15 2021 , t he price of the newly selected date 2021 applies in the event of a rebooking.

Alongside of the “blue” Danube lies the renowned and most famous cycling path in Europe. Passau to Vienna is an absolute cycling classic. Discover the enchanting river landscape, picturesque villages, lush vineyards and countless cultural sites from the time of the Romans and Nibelungen. Cycle leisurely along the banks of the mighty river and enjoy the beautiful forests and the magical meadows of the Schlögener Loop, Strudengau, Nibelungengau and Wachau, as each region offers its own impressive and unique attractions. Art and cultural features convey myths and stories of the past while quaint accommodations and taverns invite you to relax in the culinary world of Austria. The welcoming Austrian hospitality and the scrumptious Austrian cuisine add to this absolutely remarkable experience.

Alternative tour: >> Danube Impressions - from Passau to Vienna and back by bike+boat <<

Our Tip : If you book until 60 days prior to arrival you get a 5% discount!

Tour profile / level 1

The cycling path is completely paved from one end to the other, flat, almost always directly along the riverbank, very suitable for beginners and children.

Day 1: Passau

Individual arrival. Use the remaining time for a city tour or get to know the “City of Three Rivers” by a walk through the picturesque old part of town. Until 4 pm bike hand over – for late arrivals on the next morning.

Day 2: Passau – Schlögener Loop, approx. 41 km

Start the first cycling route through the Upper Danube Valley to Schlögen. In Engelhartszell, you can visit the one and only “Trappist“ monastery in Austria and you can even sample some delicious liqueurs straight from the convent. Continue the journey to the impressive “Schlögener Loop”, where the river makes a complete 180-degrees turn.

Day 3: Schlögener Loop – Linz, approx. 55 km

Between the banks of the Danube there are small passenger ferries waiting for you to take them. Next, you cycle through the slowly widening fertile basin of Eferding and further to Linz, the capital of Upper Austria and European Culture Capital of 2009. Enjoy a magical summer evening doing some shopping around the lovely main square of the city.

Day 4: Linz – Strudengau, approx. 60 km

An excursion to Enns, the oldest town in Austria is highly recommended and worthwhile in any case. This leg guides you through beautiful meadows and tranquil hinterland while passing the celtic village Mitterkirchen, rolling by the majestic church in Baumgartenberg and on to the romantic castle of Clam.

Day 5: Strudengau – Nibelungengau, approx. 50 km

Today’s tour is enjoyed by cycling through the fascinating landscape of tall and densely wooded rock formations on both sides of the Danube. High above the Danube is the Pilgrimage Church of Maria Taferl. From there, you are greeted from afar by the marvellous Benedictine Monastery of Melk.

Day 6: Nibelungengau – Krems/surroundings, approx. 50 km

Another highlight of your bike tour is the magnificent Wachau Valley. A landscape where you will find vineyards, apricot groves, castles, palaces and monasteries. There is the possibility tacking a break from cycling on an excursion boat. On your way to Krems you cycle through the winery villages of Spitz, Weißkirchen and Dürnstein. Through these charming villages you will see quaint alluring taverns, which are just waiting to present Austrian hospitality at its best. Something you have to experience first-hand.

Day 7: Krems/surroundings – Vienna, approx. 40 km + train ride Krems – Tulln

By train you will depart from this UNESCO World Cultural Heritage region. Shortly before Vienna, the valley narrows once again, the Danube enters through the Vienna Gate at the edge of the Vienna Woods (Wiener Wald) and guides you via Klosterneuburg to the “The City of Music”: Vienna.

Day 8: Vienna

Some say that one must personally experience this great city. A few of the must-sees include the famous Naschmarkt (international food/goods market), the City Opera, the Ringstrasse, (a beautiful boulevard with imposing buildings which bear witness to ancient times) and of course the gorgeous imperial castle Schönbrunn. Extension at Vienna or train ride back to Passau (Season 1+2) or comfortable by bus (season 3).

7 nights in chosen category, rooms with private facilities

Breakfast or 6x dinner for surcharge (in Vienna breakfast only) - Halfboard only possible in Cat. A+B

Daily luggage transport (1 suitcase per Person / max. 23 kg)

1 bottle of high-level wine in the Wachau Valley per room

 A tasting of regional products

1 x train Krems/surroundings – Tulln or Traismauer – Tulln incl. bike

1 x train ride Vienna central station – Passau (transfer of own bike not included) in season 1+2

1 x bus ride Vienna - Passau (incl. own bike) in season 3, train ride back possible (excl. own bikes)

Service-hotline (also on weekends)

Handlebar bag with digital route book and information material per room (also available as GPX file)

daily arrival possible

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Accommodation.

Passauer Wolf rooms

Hotel samples

Well-chosen, modern 4-star hotels with all conceivable comfort, for the most part also with wellness facilities, for example swimming pool and/or sauna and jacuzzi. In case all 4 star hotels are fully booked we arrange the best possible 3-star hotel.

Passau : 4*Passauer Wolf Schlögener Loop : 4*Hotel Donauschlinge Linz : 4*Hotel Courtyard by Marriott Kongresshotel Linz GmbH Strudengau : 4*Hotel Aumühle Nibelungengau :   4*Hotel zum Schwarzen Bär Krems/surroundings :   Steigenberger Avance Hotel and Spa 4* Vienna : 4* Boutique Hotel Das Tigra

Predominantly well-chosen 4-star hotels with comfort, in rural regions also very comfortable 3-star inns/hotels with a private and family atmosphere and the quite personal care. Here you can enjoy the worldwide known Austrian guest friendliness.

Passau : mK Hotel S chlögener Loop :  4*Revita Hotel Kocher Linz : 4*Park Inn Strudengau : 3*Hotel Schatzkammer Nibelungengau : Wachauerhof Renner Krems/surroundings : 3* Hotel Unter den Linden Vienna : 4* Hotel Roomz Prater

Well-chosen, comfortable inns and pensions of 3 star categories which distinguish themselves by their quite special personal mark. They are comfortable, often in a design typical for the region and provide a very authentic holiday experience. Your host is sometimes also the owner, who wants that you feel like at home.

Passau : IBB Hotel Passau Süd Schlögener Loop: Gasthof Draxler Linz : Hotel Donauwelle Strudengau : Gasthof zur Zugbrücke Nibelungengau : Gasthof zur schönen Wienerin Krems/surroundings : Hotel Zum Goldenen Engel Vienna : Arcotel (Kaiserwasser, Wimberger or Donauzentrum)

Note :  Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.

Life Joy Unisex

Bicycles inclusive panniers

Trekking bikes.

  • Ladies/Mens trekking bike 21-speed, freewheel, 28 inch tyres
  • E-Bikes:  KTM Macina Fun, unisex or mens frame, 8 or 9 speed
  • Child E-Bike (from 130cm)
  • Trailer, Child seats, Child bikes

E-bikes | electrical bikes | pedelecs

E-Bikes are a great opportunity for people with different fitness level to take on a bike holiday together. With e-bikes every tour is a delight!

Please note : E-Bikes are very popular. As tghere is limited availybility please reserve your bikes early!

Bicycle breakdowns

It can happen even with new wheels and by best servicing. With the rental bikes you will receive repair vouchers which you can present in our authorised workshops along the way. Should a repair not be possible, please contact our service number! In a few hotels/guest houses we have some bikes on stock if you need to change them during the trip.

Private bicycles

You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. It is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.

Valid for danube cycle path : For the return journey to Passau we recommend the reservation of the bus transfer or the train ride - some trains offer bicycle-parking possibilities, however those are limited and a reservation is necessary.

Rental bike disclaimer

If a traveller rents a  bike, he is basically liable for damages and theft. When booking our rental bike disclaimer, we assume liability so that in case of loss or damage to the rental bike (when properly used and secured) no financial responsibility must be paid. Excluded from this are only lost keys, batteries and chargers of e-bikes, as well as damage due to intent or gross negligence.

Arrival - Parking - Departure

Arrival by plane.

Airports: Munich (MUC), Salzburg (SZG), Linz (LNZ), Vienna (VIE) Train connections with 1-2 changes from Vienna Airport to Passau (travel time: approx. 3 hours). Our included train ticket from Vienna Main station to Passau can also be used directly from Vienna Airport for a surcharge of € 12,-

You will find the latest timetable here .

Arrival by train

Train stations: Munich, Salzburg, Linz, Vienna A train ticket from Vienna to Passau is included in the tourprice. It can be used at the beginning or at the end of the tour. The bus transfer (bookable in Season 3 - see details below) can only be used for the end of the tour

The actual timeable and prices you will find via Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB .

Arrival by car

Unfortunately you can not park your car free of charge in Passau. However there are varios possibilities for parking your car during your holiday - please note parking expenses have to be paid on the spot.

Globus Garage Passau It is possible to park your car safely in the Globus Parking Garage wich is located close to our bike handover. Acceptance times for cars from 12 to 3 pm! Prices garage: € 11,- per day Prices open terrain: € 7,- per day

Please reserve your spot through our >>booking form

Some of our start hotels also offer a hotel garage. This information you will find on your final travel documents.

Private transfer from Munich airport see "Dates and Prices".

Taxi Munich airport – Freising train station (approx. € 25,-), train ride Freising – Passau (Bavarian ticket: 1. person € 27,-. Each further person € 9,- up to 5 people)

Bustransfer In Season 3 we can organize a bus transfer from your hotel in Vienna back to Passau. Especially when you bring your own bike, this is recommendable (bike transport is included). The pick-up time in Vienna is between 8.30 and 9.30 am. The transfer takes approx. 4,5 hours and ends optionally at Globus Garage (Messestraße 6) or at Passau central Station.

Additional information

Please note that double rooms with separate beds (twin rooms) can only be listed as a non-binding customer request and therefore cannot be confirmed as fixed. We try to meet your wishes and thank you for your understanding.

Helmets are mandatory in Austria for children up to 12 years! Please bring your own fitting helmet.

Local tax payable on spot (approx. € 1-3 per person/night)

Travel stories

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  • Booking handling 6
  • Travel documents 6
  • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
  • Accomodation 6
  • Luggage transport 6
  • Route description 6
  • On-site assistance 6
  • Route-character 6
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Day 1: Passau Check into your first hotel, and pick up all your tour documents at the hotel reception. If you hired a bike, you’ll go and pick them up from our service center. Hotel Example: IBB Hotel Passau Süd

Day 2: Passau–Schlogener Schlinge/surroundings, approx. 40 kilometers Before beginning your trip along the valley of the upper part of the Danube, you‘ll get some time to explore Passau, which is a stunning city at the junction of three rivers. Hotel Example: Revita Hotel Kocher

Day 3: Schlogener Schlinge/surroundings to Linz, approx. 55 kilometers Today you‘ll head out of the hilly forests and ride through Eferdinger Becken until you reach Linz, which is Upper Austria‘s capital city. Hotel Example: Hotel Prielmayerhof

Day 4: Linz to Grein and Bad Kreuzen – 60 kilometers There‘s plenty to see in this part of your journey. You‘ll ride through Enns, which is Austria‘s oldest city, and see peaceful meadows before coming to Grein, a charming baroque town. Hotel Example: Hotel Gasthof Zur Zugbrücke

Day 5: Grein and Bad Kreuzen to Wachau Valley – 70 kilometers You‘ll love riding through the breathtaking landscapes of Nibelungengau and Strudengau until you come to Wachau Valley. Hotel Example: Hotel-Wachauerhof

Day 6: Wachau Valley to Traismauer and surroundings – 40 kilometers This part of the tour takes you through popular villages like Weißenkirchen, Spitz, Dürnstein and Krems untill you reach Tulln. You may want to rest and enjoy some of the local cuisine in some of the wine taverns. Hotel Example: Hotel Nibelungenhof Day 7: Traismauer/surroundings to Vienna, approx – 60 kilometers Great last day of riding from Traismauer to Vienna. Arriving Vienna, a wide variety of sights are waiting for you. Hotel Example: Hotel Roomz Vienna Prater Day 8: End of tour After the night in Vienna, the tour ends. If you wish to have additional nights in Vienna, please let us know.

Arrival: daily, 23.3 – 19.10.2024

Basic price for a person in a double room:

Price includes:

  • 7 nights in the in 3 star hotels, sporadically inns including breakfast, including the night before you start your riding, and the night in Vienna after your last riding day
  • Luggage transfer (1 piece per person, max. 20 kg)
  • 1 ferry ride (including your bikes)
  • Detailed tour book
  • 1 high quality handlebar bag per room
  • 7 days a week hotline service
  • Free e-bike recharging each night

Optional Supplements

  • 21 gear touring bike – € 99 per bike
  • Bike Insurance (optional) – € 20 per bike
  • Electric bike – € 219 per person
  • e-Bike Insurance (optional) – € 45 per bike
  • Child seat – € 29
  • Children bike – € 99 per person
  • Children trailer – € 99 per person
  • At the end of the tour hired bikes can be left in Vienna

Half Board (6 nights only, no half board in Vienna): € 175 per person

Single supplement : € 190 per person.

Train to Passau: 

  • If you intend to arrive via Vienna Int’l airport, you’ll need a train to Passau, cost € 50 per person
  • If you intend to arrive from Vienna or leave a car at the beginning point (Passau), you’ll need a train from Vienna city, cost € 30 per person
  • Otherwise you don’t need a train

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Rates do not include tourism tax (approx. € 1,00 – 2,50 per person per night) to be paid on site

Children staying in the same room in addition to 2 paying full payment:

  • Up to 6 years old – 100%
  • 7 to 11 years old – 50%
  • 12 to 14 years old – 25%
  • Child from 15 years old – 10%
  • Discount requires presenting a scanned document
  • Discount is depended upon rooms availability

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Relaxing cycling holidays on the Austrian Danube

Cycle route from Passau to Vienna

Daily distance: 30-60 km         Length: 7 days / 6 nights Tour type: Guided cycle tour, small group cycling holidays

Highlights:

  • Cycling on cycle paths right by the Danube for miles and miles
  • Visiting magnificent Melk Abbey with a local guide
  • Cycling the vineyards of the Wachau region, topped off by a walk with a vintner and a wine tasting

In brief: As Europe’s second-longest river, the Danube always played an important role for merchants and travellers. Barges were pulled upstream, allowing efficient trade and travel before the advent of steamboats. Today, more and more cyclists are using the converted towpaths to explore the continent and its cultures along the river. The cycle path from Passau, Germany to Vienna, Austria’s capital is about 150 miles. Your journey leads you through changing landscape, from densely forested hillsides in the Donauleiten nature reserve to the sun-kissed vineyards of the Wachau region. You will have the chance to try the world’s oldest known torte in Linz, fine wines of the Wachau and exquisite coffee at Vienna’s coffee houses.

Route profile: Flat terrain, mostly right next to the Danube Cycle path characteristics: Paved all the way, 92% dedicated cycle paths, 8% quiet back roads

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Death toll from floods across southern Germany rises to 6

A woman walks through a flooded alley in the city on the three rivers, Passau, Germany, Wednesday June 5, 2024. Many places in Bavaria continue to be flooded after heavy rainfall. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)

A woman walks through a flooded alley in the city on the three rivers, Passau, Germany, Wednesday June 5, 2024. Many places in Bavaria continue to be flooded after heavy rainfall. (Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP)

People stand on the Stone Bridge in the old town and watch the floods on the Danube, in Regensburg, Germany, Wednesday, June 5, 2024. Helpers in Bavaria have been battling the flood and its consequences for days. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

A water level gauge can be seen on a bridge pier on the Danube, in Regensburg, Germany, Wednesday, June 5, 2024. Helpers in Bavaria have been battling the flood and its consequences for days. (Sven Hoppe/dpa via AP)

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BERLIN (AP) — The death toll from floods across a large part of southern Germany rose to six on Wednesday as police recovered the body of a woman missing since the weekend from a canal in Bavaria.

The 79-year-old failed to return home after being seen on a bicycle in Jettingen-Scheppach, near the city of Augsburg, on Sunday. A local resident spotted her body in a canal on Wednesday, police said.

Persistent heavy rain led to widespread flooding over the weekend. While the situation has now eased in southwestern Germany, water levels are only gradually beginning to recede along the Danube in eastern Bavaria.

The bodies of four people who died in the floods were found Sunday and Monday, three of them in inundated basements. Police reported a fifth victim , a driver whose body was recovered from a submerged car, on Tuesday.

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Passau and Vienna – these are the highlights of one of the most beautiful and most popular long-distance cycle paths. The Danube Cycle Path promises an unforgettable holiday cycling between Passau and Vienna. Touristic cycling tours were invented here and everyone, from state govenors to innkeepers, is concerned with ensuring a pleasant stay for cyclists. The attractive and diverse landscape, the wealth of cultural monuments and the old towpaths along the river, which are no longer needed for shipping, provided the perfect conditions to develop the Austrian Danube Cycle Path, which is still at the top of the list in an international comparison.' There are also wonderful locations for a cycling holiday a little further away from the Danube. We have therefore included the Tauern Cycle Path and the Enns Cycle Path , both of which begin in the Alps and lead to the Danube. And because Burgenland region is simply stunning, we now have two new tours: a cirular tour starting in Vienna and a tour on Lake Neusiedl , where you’ll be based in one hotel for the duration of your holiday.

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