This bicycle tour along the Danube from Passau to Vienna excites cyclists from all over the world. Uniformly signage and well developed cycle tracks lead you through a varied landscape with a lot of cultural treasuries.
You start the trip in the “Three Rivers City” Passau, which is located in the southeast of Germany at the Austria border. Following the Danube you soon reach its’ famous meander-formed river bed in Schlögen, which has been appointed a „Natural Wonder of Austria“. You continue cycling and pass by Linz (European Capital of Culture in 2009) and the important pilgrimage site in Maria Taferl till you reach the vineyards and castles of the Wachau (World Culture and Natural Heritage of UNESCO). Worth seeing are for example the Benedictine abbey in Melk, the baroque townscape in Dürnstein and the historic centre of Krems. The last stage leads you past the Roman town Tulln to the metropolis of Vienna.
- 301km bike
- 98% on cycle tracks
- 21km ship
- 38km train
Day 1 - Passau
Individual arrival in Passau. Hand over of rental bikes and travel documents.
Personal greeting in Passau: in July/August every in Saturday & Sunday at 17:30 h in German and at 18.00 h in English.
Cat. A: Overnight at the 4* hotel IBB or same category.
Cat. B: Overnight at the 3* hotel Dormero or same category.
Day 2 - Schlögen (40 km)
Passing Obernzell and Engelhartszell, you cycle through the deep gorge that have been cut out of the Bavarian Woodland, passing castles and pretty villages towards to Kramesau and further on to Au. Cross the Danube by ferry (payable on spot) to your very nice situated hotel.
Cat. A: Overnight at the 4* hotel in Donauschlinge or same category.
Cat. B: Overnight at the 3* hotel Freizeitanlange or same category.
Day 3 - Linz (54 km)
From the most famous part of the Danube, the “Schlögener Schlinge”, start a delightful day of cycling through an area of outstanding natural beauty to Aschach and further on to Linz.
Cat. A: Overnight at the 4* hotels Schillerpark, Courtyard or same category.
Cat. B: Overnight at the 3* or 4* hotels Donauwelle, Star Inn or same category.
Day 4 - Grein/Ardagger (63 km)
Along the Danube through the Machland via the power station Abwinden to Mauthausen and past castle Wallsee. Further on into the Strudengau to the destination Grein/Ardagger or Bad Kreuzen.
Cat. A: Overnight 3* hotel Aumühle, Martha or same category.
Cat. B: Overnight 3* hotel in Ardagger or Bad Kreuzen.
Day 5 - Marbach/Maria Taferl (49 km)
Passing the Habsburg-castle Persenbeug you cycle to Marbach, where a transfer to the hotel in Maria Taferl (situated above the Danube-valley) is organised.
Cat. A: Overnight at the 4* hotels Rose, Krone Kaiserhof or same category.
Cat. B: Overnight at the 3* hotels Wachauerhof in Marbach or in Leiben.
Day 6 - Krems/Traismauer (47-54 km)
Cycle tour through the Strudengau to Melk (famous abbey) and further on into the UNESCO world heritage Wachau. There you pass the villages Spitz, Weissenkirchen and Dürnstein and to your destination Krems/Traismauer.
Cat. A: Overnight at the 4* hotel Arte in Krems or same category.
Cat. B: Overnight at the 3* hotels Nibelungenhof, Schwanen in Traismauer or same category.
Day 7 - Vienna, (57-73 km)
Via Tulln you reach Greifenstein, the first suburb of Vienna; Restitution of rental bikes and by train to Vienna OR further on by bike past Klosterneuburg in the centre of the city of Waltz. The metropolis offers many sights.
Cat. A: Overnight at the 4* hotels Kaiserwasser, Imperial Riding School or same category.
Cat. B: Overnight at the 4* hotel Roomz or same category.
Day 8 - end of cycle trip
Booking of additional nights or journey home.
> Please notice that the assigned km-information can vary due to the local position of hotels and the chosen route.
In the map you will find the route of your journey/your travels.
Daily arrival from 13th of April to 13th of October (= last arrival) 2019
13th of April to 28th of April
1st of Oct. to 13th of Oct.
29th of April to 6th of June
2nd of Sept. to 30th of Sept.
7th of June to the 1st of Sept.
> The day of arrival appoints the season!
Prices per person
|Off-Season||Low Season||High Season|
Double Room (Cat. A)
|Double Room (Cat. B)
||380 €||460 €||480 €|
|Single supplement (Cat A)||
|Single supplement (Cat. B)||150 €||150 €||150 €|
Half board supplement (Cat. A)
7 x 3-course dinner
|150 €||150 €||150 €|
Half board supplement (Cat. B)
7 x 3-course dinner
|130 €||130 €||
- 7 x BB double rooms with shower/toilet
- Welcome talk in Passau (details acc. to the itinerary)
- Parking space (unguarded, on fenced property) - advise with booking.
- Luggage service from Passau to Vienna incl. assurance up to € 700,-/person
- Danube-card with several discounts
- Saddle bag (1 per person) and 1.5L bottle of mineral water
- Route description and map
- Daily telephone assistance
SPECIAL-SERVICE “Vienna guarantee”:
If clients – for whatever reason f. e. weather, fitness, etc. – want to quit the bike tour, they can spend the remaining days of their holidays in Vienna at a 4* hotel with good underground connection to the city centre. Clients need to contact us until 3 p.m. on the previous day. Journey to Vienna, luggage transfer single-handed.
- rental bike (7-gear or 21-gear / 28 inch) 68 €
- rental e-bike 150 €
- Transfer from Vienna to Passau (2 options) 36 €
1. Train (April and October ony by train; 2nd class/free choice of trains)
2. Bus (Directly from the hotel in Vienna; Daily from May 1st - Sept. 30th)
- Additional nights in Passau and Vienna on request