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From Passau to Vienna (AT): Cycle tours along the Danube Cycle Path

From the Three Rivers City to the City of Music


The Danube Cycle Path between Passau and Vienna is commonly regarded as the most famous, popular and most travelled cycle route in Europe. At almost no other section of the Danube will you meet such a variety of landscapes, cultures and concentration of historic references.

Serene valleys are alternated with fertile lowlands and steep wine terraces“Schlögener Donauschlinge” (Danube Loop), Melk Abbey and the Wachau are only a few of the cultural highlights which we will explore on our journey.
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Duration
8 days/ 7 nights
Travel period
27.04.2024 - 19.10.2024
Anreise: Daily
Bookable from
1 person(s)
Total length of tour
325 km
Characteristics of the tour
Level of difficulty: easyPlace-to-place tourPartner tour (arranged by another tour operator)
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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Individual arrival in Passau
    After your arrival in Passau you have time to stroll around, to discover the historical center of the three-river-city.
    Overnight stay in Passau
  • Day 2: Passau – Schlögener Schlinge/surroundings (approx. 40 km)
    Your first cycle tour leads you into the Upper Danube Valley to the Schlögener Schlinge. Stop for a while in the Austrian town Engelhartszell to taste the well-known liqueurs before you continue along the Danube cycle path.
    Overnight stay in the region Schlögener Schlinge
  • Day 3: Schlögener Schlinge/surroundings – Linz (approx. 55 km)
    Today you encounter the first scenic highlight - the great “Schlögener Donauschlinge” (Danube loop of Schlögen). You cycle through the fruitful region of the „Eferdinger Becken”, passing by the villages of Aschach, Ottensheim and the baroque Wilhering Monastery before you reach Linz, the capital of Upper Austria.
    Overnight stay in Linz
  • Day 4: Linz – Grein/Bad Kreuzen (approx. 60 km)
    Todays cycle tour will take you to Mauthausen or Enns, the oldest city of Austria. Later you continue onwards into the little mariner town of Grein, which marks the beginning of the “Strudengau”. Here you have time to visit Grein Castle, the city theatre and the maritime museum.
    Overnight stay in Grein or Bad Kreuzen
  • Day 5: Grein/Bad Kreuzen – Melk (Cat. A, approx. 50 km)/Wachau (Cat. B, approx. 70 km)
    The first stage of todays cycle tour will be the old Roman town of Ybbs. Here the gentle landscape of the Nibelungengau begins. Enjoy the wide river valley. Past Marbach, the famous pilgrimage of Maria Taferl, you will see soon far from a distance the marvellous baroque Benedictine monastery of Melk.
    Overnight stay in Melk (Category A) or Wachau (Category B)
  • Day 6: Melk/Wachau – region Krems (Cat. A)/region Traismauer (Cat. B) (approx. 40 km)
    The town of Melk marks the beginning of the most famous section of the Danube - the Wachau. This day abounds in natural beauties and cultural sights, while the Danube cycle path leads you through traditional viticultural villages of the Wachau all the way to Krems. How could you better enjoy the beautiful landscape then by a boat trip from Spitz to Krems (the boat trip is included in price category A). In Krems - a more than 1000 year old town with medieval streets and romantic courtyards with arcades - the Wachau ends. From there you cross the Danube once again and cycle - past Göttweig Monastery - into the Tullner Field with its city of flowers, Tulln. Or you continue five more kilometres and reach Stockerau with the church of the Holy Stephan and its 88 metres high church tower.
    Overnight stay in the region Krems (Category A) or Traismauer (Category B)
  • Day 7: Krems/Traismauer – Vienna (approx. 45 – 70 km)
    Today you will cover the last stage of your cycle tour with target in Vienna. On your way you encounter numerous allotment gardens and weekend settlements, as well as the famous Augustinian convent of Klosterneuburg, the “Kahlenberg” (Vienna’s lookout-mountain) and Nussdorf.
    Overnight stay in Vienna
  • Day 8: Individual departure from Vienna
    After an unforgettable biking holidays along the Danube cycle path a transfer will bring you back from Vienna to Passau. We recommend you to extend your cycle holidays by booking some extra nights in Vienna, Passau, Linz or Wachau for cultural experiences.

Services

Services included

  • 7 x overnight stay in mid-range hotels with private facilities
  • 7 x continental breakfast
  • Train ride Tulln – Vienna incl. bike (only in Category A)
  • Return transfer Vienna–Passau by train (excl. costs for bike transfer) OR by bus (incl. bikes for all arrivals from 27 Apr to 20 Sep)
  • Luggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation (9.00 am - 5.30 pm; 1 piece of luggage per person maximum 23 kg)
  • 1 high quality handlebar bag for a perfect transportation of your travel documents per room
  • 1 package with maps and information material per room (in English language)
  • Telephone-service-hotline during your cycling holidays

Additional services

Please feel free to add the following value-added services to the basic travel package of the tour from Passau to Vienna:

  • Additional nights in Vienna, Passau, Linz and Wachau
  • Rental bikes or electric bicycles for the duration of the tour (more about our rental bike service)
  • Transfer services from Vienna to Passau
  • half board

Accommodation categories

Category A: 4-stars hotels
Category B: 3-stars hotels

Further information

Please note that in some cities accommodation taxes, visitor's taxes, etc. apply. Unless otherwise stated, these are not included in the tour price and must be paid locally.

This cycle trip is not recommendable for travellers with mobility impairments.

Arrival & Departure

How to get to the tour

Information for your arrival at Passau:

Arrival by train:
The train station in Passau is very easy to reach with ICE and IC connections and regional trains. From the station in Passau you then have the option of using public transport to get to your hotel. Depending on the location of the hotel, a taxi is also recommended.
Current timetable information and prices can be found at www.bahn.de

Arrival by car and parking facilities:
Passau is very easy to get to by car due to its location. Depending on the hotel, there are direct parking facilities or often nearby. Please understand that there are limited parking facilities at the hotel, especially in the city centres.
Check directly with your starting hotel whether it offers parking facilities. At www.parkopedia.com you will find a good overview of other parking options and we will be happy to inform you individually.

Prices

  • Prices for services included
    incl. luggage transfer
    Dbl
    Sgl
    Price validity: 27.04.2024 to 20.09.2024
    Category A
    899.00 € per person
    1,199.00 € per person
    Category B
    779.00 € per person
    969.00 € per person
    Price validity: 21.09.2024 to 04.10.2024
    Category A
    779.00 € per person
    1,079.00 € per person
    Category B
    649.00 € per person
    839.00 € per person
    Price validity: 05.10.2024 to 19.10.2024
    Category A
    649.00 € per person
    949.00 € per person
    Category B
    549.00 € per person
    739.00 € per person
  • Prices for additional nights
    Dbl
    Sgl
    Category A
    Passau
    79.00 €
    119.00 €
    Linz
    79.00 €
    119.00 €
    Wachau
    79.00 €
    119.00 €
    Vienna
    79.00 €
    119.00 €
    Category B
    Passau
    69.00 €
    99.00 €
    Linz
    69.00 €
    99.00 €
    Wachau
    59.00 €
    89.00 €
    Vienna
    69.00 €
    99.00 €
  • Prices for rental bikes
     
    Price
    Touring bicycle unisex with 21 gears free wheel
    Flat-rate price for cycling tour
    99.00 €
    per person
    Touring bike men with 21 gears free wheel
    Flat-rate price for cycling tour
    99.00 €
    per person
    E-Bike unisex with 7/8 gears free wheel
    Flat-rate price for cycling tour
    219.00 €
    per person
  • Experience packages
     
    Price
    Non-use of transfer on departure day
    Abschlag pro Person
    -30.00 € (DZ), -30.00 € (EZ)
    per person
  • Additional services
     
    Price
    Non-use of transfer on departure day
    Abschlag pro Person
    -30.00 € (DZ), -30.00 € (EZ)
    per person

As always...

5% Early Bird Discount
on all active holidays

until 29/02/2024 (upon the basic package price)