Danube Cycle Path: Passau – Vienna

9 days / 8 nights

Rates starting at $851

 (per person based on double occupancy) | MULTIPLE DATES

Danube Cycle Path: Passau – Vienna

Tour Highlights: Passau, Great Danube Loop, Linz – Capital of Upper Austria, Grein – City Theater, Wachau, Abbey of Melk, Krems, Waltz metropole Vienna

 

 The Danube Cycle Path Deluxe offers the possibility to not only enjoy the beauty of the Danube while cycling during the days but also to relax and enjoy in the best hotels along the way in the evenings. Enjoy the wonderful river between Passau and Vienna in a completely different way.

The Level 1 cycling path is completely paved from one end to the other, flat, almost always directly along the riverbank and is also very suitable for beginners and children.

 

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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

 

Included Services:

  • 8 nights in room with private facilities
  • Breakfast or 7x dinner (surcharge, only breakfast in Vienna)
  • Daily luggage transport until Vienna (1 piece of luggage per person/ max. 20 kg)
  • 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 (advanced notification necessary)
  • 1 Danube-Card per person – valid € 4,90 (min. 20% discount on the regular admission at more than 70 cooperation-partners)
  • Service-Hotline (also accessible on weekends)
  • Handlebar bag with route book, maps and information material per room

Rental bikes & equipment:

  • 7-speed-touring bikes with back pedal brake or 21-speed-bikes, (ladies/gents)
  • Electric bikes, children’s bikes, specialized equipment for children upon request

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

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Day 1 - Passau

Individual arrival. Use the remaining time for a city tour: go for a walk through the picturesque old part of town. Between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. bike hand over – for late arrivals on the next morning.

Your hotel: Hotel Residenz Passau

Day 2 - Passau – Schlögen

Danube

The Upper Danube Valley with its steep and wooded slopes is almost untouched and idyllic. You continue on through the impressive Danube loop, where the river makes an about turn of 180 degrees. Do not miss the trappist monastery of Engelszell which is well known for its homemade liqueurs.

Your hotel: Hotel Donauschlinge

Day 3 - Schlögen – Linz
Danube River Path

Danube River Path

After a totally relaxing night you cycle on to the picturesque town of Aschach and continue along the bike path until the Upper Austrian Capital Linz, where you spend the night. Enjoy Linz with its lovely old city center and high-contrast culture.

Your hotel: Austria Trend Hotel Schillerpark

Day 4 - Linz – Ardagger
Danube River

Danube River

After having a strengthening breakfast, you continue through the soft Danube meadows of “Machland” until you reach Ardagger. In Enns you may visit the main square with its 60 m high tower built in the 16th century! You will spend the night in the breathtaking, stylish manor monastery Ardagger.

Your hotel: Landhaus Stift Ardagger

Day 5 - Ardagger – Melk
Melk Abbey

Melk Abbey

Starting the day by biking through the “Strudengau” region until you reach the baroque town of Grein where you can visit the oldest theatre in Austria. You cycle on until Melk. You will already catch a glimpse of the imposing monastery of Melk from a far.

Your hotel: Hotel zur Post

Day 6 - Melk – Dürnstein
Dürnstein

Dürnstein

Today’s tour will enchant you. You cycle through the UNESCO World Heritage region Wachau which is the heart of Austrian viniculture. Enjoy this breathtaking beauty of this region to the full until your reach the historical town of Dürnstein.

Your hotel: Schloss Dürnstein

Day 7 - Dürnstein – Tulln

Tulln

Leaving the vineyards behind you, you cycle through the expanse of the “Tullnerfeld” at a leisurely pace. You arrive at the roman town Tulln in the afternoon. Enjoy this neat and nice small city while you go for a vespertine walk.

Your hotel: Design-Hotel Römerhof

Day 8 - Tulln – Vienna
St. Stephen's Cathedral

St. Stephen’s Cathedral

Out of Tulln you come closer to Vienna. As soon as you can see the edge of the Vienna Woods (Wiener Wald) and its rolling foothills, look and you will find the castle of Greifenstein and the sharply pointed spires of the Klosterneuburg monastery. Just after Klosterneuburg, you have reached the Austrian capital city and city of Waltz, Vienna, a metropolis with a heart full of charm!

Your hotel: Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof

Day 9 - Vienna

Before leaving Vienna, make sure to visit the famous Naschmarkt (international foods/goods) and stop by the well-known leisure park “Prater”. Extension at Vienna or train ride back to Passau (Season 1+2) or comfortable by bus (season 3).

 

 

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 Dates
Season 1April 1 - April 14, 2017October 14 - October 21, 2017
Season 2April 15 - May 19, 2017September 30 – October 13, 2017
Season 3May 20 - September 29, 2017
Bike TourRental BikeExtra Night
Price Per Person in USDDoubleSingleDinner Option7/21ElectroDoubleSingle
Season 1$851$1280$320$81$180Passau 4*$95$115
Season 2$971$1400Vienna 4*S$180$300
Season 3$1058$1485

 

 

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BIKES

Bicycles inclusive panniers:

The offered bikes are 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.

You can choose between the following bikes:

  • 7-speed-bike with hand brake and backpedal brake
  • 21-speed-bikewith hand brakes
  • E-bikes unisex
  • children seat, children trailer

with 28″ tires in different frame dimensions for ladies and gents.

All bikes are equipped with a one-sided Ortlieb pannier (20 liters) and a handlebar bag/room.
E-bike

By popular demand, we have now invested in a considerable number of e-bikes, much favored by cyclists who love the great Outdoors, but prefer to let the bike take the strain.

With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern E-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times … So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.
Please note that it won’t be possible to fix the handlebar bags on some of our E-Bikes.

Bicycle breakdowns

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 authorized 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.

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.

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