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Passau - 3 rivers / Centre-Based Tour

South Bavarian Impressions along Danube, Inn & Ilz

map 3 rivers tour around Passau home-based tour


Tour Profile / Level 1

The cycling path is completely paved from one end to the other, flat, only few slight increases around Passau.

Day 1: Passau

Individual arrival to Passau. Check in, pick up/hand out of rental bike and travel information. You can find our suggestions for the nicest bike tours in the surroundings below. It is up to you, which ones you choose and how you combine them - or if you do something completely different. You can plan this homebased tour however it suites you best.

Routings/program suggestions

Tour 1: Ship ride to Obernzell + bike ride in the Danube Loop, approx. 30 km
In the early morning you take the excursion boat to Obernzell. You cycle to Schlögen, the gate of the famous Danube loop, where the river makes a turn of 180 degrees. Experience the idyllic scenery along the steep densely wooded hillsides. Highlight: Explore the world-famous Schlögener Blick on a short hike - a breathtaking view is waiting for you. Back on the banks of the Danube, typical taverns attract with regional specialties. From Obernzell you will return to Passau by ship.

Tour 2: Inn Cycle Path – Bike ride to the baroque town of Schärding, approx. 33 km
Starting from the "Three River City of Passau" you bike through the green floodplan along the river Inn. Changing again and again between Austrian and German territory we cycle through dreamly scenery. The old skipper town Wernstein, midst the fertile farmcountryside of the "Sauwald" region is guarded by two castles: Castle Neuburg and Castle Wernstein. A special scenery can be seen at the Inn norrowness, where you can find various flora. The crowning highlight is the baroque pearl Schärding, which enchants with cultural and culinary specialities.

Tour 3: Ancient Bavarians routing to Abbey Engelszell, approx. 54 km
On one of the most famous bike paths the Danube Cycle Path our bike ride leads us through charming nature, passing the castle Obernzell, the "Haus am Strom" – an exhibition center until we reach the one and only trappist abbey of Austria in Engelhartszell, which we can reach by ferry. On the other river bank we cycle back to Passau.

Tour 4: Danube Cycle Path to Monastery Schweiklberg, approx. 50 km
The classical Danube Cycle path leads you through a picturesque narrow valley through the southern extensions of the Bavarian Forest. You are heading to "The Small Three River City Vilshofen", where the rivers Vilshofen and Wolfach merge into the Danube. The Benedictine monastery Schweikelberg is located high over the city. The herbal liqueur of Schweikelberg is a former medicine which has been used at home, wide spread until Siberia.

Day 5: Passau

Individual departure or extension.


  • 4 nights in rooms with private facilities 

  • Daily breakfast or 4x dinner for a surcharge

  • 1x ship ride Passau-Obernzell-Passau 

  • 1x Three River Sightseeing boat tour in Passau

  • Service-Hotline (also accessible on weekends) 

  • Handlebar bag with maps and information material + bike travel app including voice navigation per room (also available as GPS file)

Dates & Prices



    Season / Period
      27.04. - 29.09.24
    Hotel Atrium


    Discounts 3rd bed in room with 2 full payers
    0 until 5,99 years -100%
    other discounts on request
    Bicycles & equipment
    8-/24-speed bike 99
    E-bike 219
    child bike and other equipment on request
    Rental bike disclaimer trekking/E-Bike 19/45
    Additional nights
    Hotel Atrium garni (dbl/sgl) 74/109
    MUC Airport - Passau  270
    Munich City - Passau 320

    * please update us to your exact requirements; flight details and i.a.hotelname required

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR


    Hotel samples

    Hotel Atrium 4* garni

    Let us surprise you with our beautiful house, close to the city center yet in leafy surroundings. We have three different room categories. Due to the archetectural structure of the building, we don’t have uniform rooms, but many unique rooms, each with a special charm of its own, which makes it very difficult to classify them in clearly defined rate categories. The categorization of room types is mainly based on size, location and bedding equipment.

    Rooms: size: from 16m² to almost 40m²
    beds: from 90cm x 200cm to 160cm x 200cm
    (partially extra-long beds up to 220cm)
    Bathrooms: shower or bathtub or even whirlpool tub
    many different lay-outs and sizes

    Hotel Innsento

    The friendly city hotel Innsento in Passau is a first-class accommodation in one of the most beautiful areas of Germany. Our hotel is located in the picturesque town very close to the historic city center. 

    Our stylishly furnished rooms, spacious junior suites, the apartment as well as a spa area invite you to relax and feel good. Our hotel has a parking lot in front of the door and an underground garage where you can park. Our breakfast is a great way to start the day, which you can spend in the nearby city center.

    In addition, you can enjoy healthy meals with incomparable taste in our restaurant "Das Kapuziner".

    Note: Please be informed that these hotels are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel booking at Your hotel list after/at booking.


    Bicycles with panniers

    The following bikes are available for rent:

    • 8-/24-speed UNISEX bikes
    • children bikes and equipment on request
    • E-bikes

    E-bikes | Elecric bikes | Pedelecs

    With an E-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.


    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Munich (MUC)
    Passau is reachable from the airport Munihc in about 2,5 hours with public transportation. Either you take a shuttle to Freising and take an onward train directly to Passau, or you take the S1 or S8 (train) to the main train station Munich and from there with the train via Landshut to Passau.

    Arrival by car

    Hotel garage Hotel Atrium garni approx. € 7,-/day


    See via "Dates and Prices". Reservation necessary.

    Additional information

    Wearing helmets in Austria is mendatory for children until 12 years. Please take care of that and bring your own, fitting helmet with you!

    Rental bike disclaimer:
    If a traveler rents a rental bike, they are generally liable for damage and theft. When booking our rental bike disclaimer, we assume liability so that no financial responsibility has to be borne in the event of loss or damage to the rental bike (if properly used and secured). The only exceptions to this are lost keys, batteries and chargers of e-bikes, as well as damage caused by intent or gross negligence.


    Travel stories

    4,9 of 6 Stars | 5
    Hotel accomodation was good and the included breakfasts were amazing. The tour book described the routes well and we enjoyed the scenery as we travelled along. The bikes were reliable and comfortable. Passau itself is a delightful city...B.B. 07/18
    5.4 16.06.2024 | Richard M. Passau - 3 rivers / Centre-Based Tour

    Rad+Reisen response to unavoidable changes in circumstances: Passau flooding

    Flooding in Passau meant that the river transport and most cycle paths were inaccessible during our tour. We were able to find alternative routes, and the bicycles provided were able to manage hillier terrain. We were able to visit other interesting and ...
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 5
    • Per-Tour information 4
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Route description 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    5.4 20.07.2018 | Barbara B. 3 rivers tour around Passau home-based tour

    Enjoyable bicycle tour

    Hotel accomodation was good and the included breakfasts were amazing. The tour book described the routes well and we enjoyed the scenery as we travelled along. The bikes were reliable and comfortable. Passau itself is a delightful city. We had difficulty ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 5
    • Travel documents 5
    • Per-Tour information 5
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Route description 5
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 5
    4.0 25.05.2016 | . 3 rivers tour around Passau home-based tour

    We were suffered bad weather

    which is obviously not anyone?s fault. The hotels tended to be characterless and service was not good in them. We were not given package on arrival in Vienna ( despite asking ) so were perplexed as to how to proceed which gave us neccesary stress on outset.haveing ...
    • Overall satisfaction 3
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 3
    • Per-Tour information 3
    • Accomodation 3
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 5
    • Route description 4
    • On-site assistance 3
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 4
    5.8 10.10.2015 | Stephen M. 3 rivers tour around Passau home-based tour

    Excellent way to round-off a Danube Boat and Bike Tour

    Overall:I used this tour for a few days in Passau at the end of a week of Danube Impressions “biking and boating”. It suited this purpose admirably, and is a good complement to the Danube Impressions tour because it allows the tourist to complete ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Route description 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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