Danube from Passau to Vienna

Day 1 Arrival

In Passau, distribution of rental bikes at our Information point near the car park. If you wish, you can also get your rental bike at your
hotel.

   

 

   

Day 2 Passau - Schlögen (40 km)

Taking the route through Obernzell and Engelhartszell (monastery) until reaching your hotel, located near Wesenufer and the famous Schlögener Schlinge.

 

 

   

Day 3 Schlögen - Linz (59 km)

A ride through the uninhabited natural landscape near Kaiserau, via the Wilhering monastery and onward to Linz.

 

 

   

Day 4 Linz - Grein (56 km)

Cycle tour via St. Florian and Austria´s oldest town Enns. Then after passing by Pragstein Castle we reach our goal for the day.

   

 

   

Day 5 Grein - Spitz (60 km)

Through the areas of Strudengau and Nibelungengau you cycle to Melk where you will for sure visit the famous monastery. The after crossing the Danube by Ferry you will arrive at Spitz.

   

 

   

Day 6 Spitz – Tulln (60 km)

And now you will be travelling through the famous wine region of Wachau continuing on to  Dürnstein, the UNESCO World Heritage town and finish in the flowercity of Tulln.

   

 

   

Day 7 Tulln – Vienna (40 km)

Cycle to Greifenstein, the first suburb of Vienna; return the bikes, then take the -Bahn City Train to the city centre. You have time to admire the beautiful city and maybe you even will join a wonderful classical concert in the evening.

   

 

   

 

   

Day 8 Return

Return transfer to Passau by bus from your hotel daily until 30th September and from 1st October or on request by train (2nd class - free choice of trains).

Tip: Fly to Vienna

   

 

 

 

You will spend the nights in 3 stars and 4 stars quality hotels mentioned or in some cases of the same value.

 

CULINARY

Daily breakfast buffet. Half-board 3-course evening meal.

Travel dates 2019 

13-04 - 25-04  € 430p.p. 
26-04 - 14-06  € 520 p.p. 
15-06 - 01-09 € 535 p.p. 
02-09 - 29-09 € 520 p.p. 
30-09 - 13-10 € 419 p.p. 


For this Cycling Tours it is possible to have a daily arrival possible, i.e. you can choose your own starting date.

 

Included

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 cycling bags (1 per booking)
1 bottle of mineralwater
Ferry Melk - Spitz
Coach transfer Vienna – Passau (excl. bike)

 

Not included

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

 

Supplement ( p.p.)

Single room    € 120
Halfboard  € 120
Bike Rental  7/21 gear    € 65
Bike Rental E-bike      € 140


Extra night ( bed/breakfast)

Passau       € 40
Vienna   € 55

 

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: 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 peope bike 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 to get rolling. Regensburg got 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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