Danube from Passau to Vienna

Day 1 Arrival

In Passau,  you will receive your information package and when rented, your rental bike.
You can park your car for free at an unguarded parking.


Day 2 Passau - Schlögen (43 km)

By bike through the Baroque city of Passau with his cathedral and the imposing church organ. Via Engelhartszell with its beautiful monastery church you cycle through the magnificent Danube schlinge, you will spend the night in Schlögen.



Day 3 Schlögen - Linz (59 km)

Via Wilhering with its 1000-Angels Church to Linz with its special Baroque market square. You have plenty of time to visit this beautiful city.



Day 4 Linz - Grein (56 km)

Today you will cycle to Enns, Austria's oldest town. It is not mandatory, but you really do not want to skip Enns. Further we cycle via Mauthausen to Ardagger/Grein/Bad Kreuzen.



Day 5 Grein - Spitz (60 km incl. 16 km by Ferry)

Grein is a historic town, with the Greinburg castle. Along the rapids at St. Nikola you cycle to Persenbeug. In the distance, the contours of the monastery of Melk are already visible. You will continue to Melk where you will sail by ferry to Spitz for the night.



Day 6 Spitz – Tulln (60 km)

Through the romantic Wachau you cycle through the wine village of Weissenkirchen and via picturesque Dürnstein to Krems. Over the Danube Bridge to Mautern and cycling further along the Danube Cycling Road to the flower city of Tülln.



Day 7 Tulln – Vienna (40 km)

The last cycle route of this trip already. Through beautiful scenery you cycle to Vienna for your night. For the evening we can recommend a visit to the State Opera or a concert.



Day 8 Return

Return to your car in Passau is possible by bus (not possible on Thursday) or train. Of course, you can also extend this trip in Vienna, or continue cycling to Budapest.



You will spend the night in 3*** and 4**** quality hotels.



Daily breakfast buffet. When you choose to book Half-board also a 3-course evening meal is included.

Travel dates 2021

22/04 - 17/06 € 545 p.p. 
18/06 - 05/09 € 569 p.p. 
06/09 - 26/09 € 545 p.p. 
27/09 - 03/10 € 435 p.p. 

For this Cycling Tour it is possible to arrive daily, i.e. you can choose your own starting date.



Double/twin room room with private shower /toilet
Daily breakfast buffet
Free parking space Passau
Routing map and description of tours in English
Luggage transport incl insurance till € 700
Use of saddle bags (1 per booking)
1 bottle of mineralwater
Ferry Melk - Spitz
Coach transfer Vienna – Passau on Saturday and Sunday (excl. bike)


Not included

Return ticket own bike Vienna-Passau excl. € 24
Entrance fees not mentioned, lunch and dinnercosts,  insurances   
Reservation costs per booking   € 20
Calamiteitenfonds per booking  € 2.50
Contribution SGR per person  € 5.00


Supplement (p.p.)

Single room    € 140
Halfboard  € 135
Bike Rental  7/21 gear    € 72
Bike Rental E-bike      € 160

Extra night (based on sharing twin room and bed/breakfast)

Passau       € 45
Vienna   € 57.50 in July/August, other periods € 70


Our Rental Bikes

Quality bikes from the companies “Schauff” (D), “Kettler” (D), “KTM” (A), bikes with 7-gear bikes with hub gears, comfort saddles, 26/28 inches, different bicycle frames and backpedal break are standard.

Cycling tours along the Danube

The Austrian Danube is possibly the most famous cycle route in Europe. Most of its travelers cycle downstream, starting in or near Passau and ending their bike tour in Vienna or even Budapest in Hungary. 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.

Our recommendation: Cycle 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 peope cycle the route every year between Passau and Vienna. Assuming that the majority cycles between May and September, that's about 300 people 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 with an upstream itinerary.

You may also think about extending your bike tour at the beginning. If you start in Regensburg (Germany), you will enjoy another 100 miles. Regensburg is a wonderful mediaeval town and the cycle path to Passau is flat and less traveled.

For several offers starting at different places along the Danube please click to the website of Fitál Vakanties.

  • I enjoyed to Danube tour very much- the weather was beautiful- the company was enjoyable. JC. Zeyl, Canada
  • Bob and I think about our adventure frequently including all the great locations we rode thru on our bicycles. L. Carter, USA
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