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    Passau - 3 rivers / Centre-Based Tour

    South Bavarian Impressions along Danube, Inn & Ilz

    • Please note: You can only take part in this trip if you are vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19!
      As of Oct 2022, subject to change.

      Feel save, book flexible: FREE rebooking up to 6 weeks prior arrival to any alternative date in 2021 - applies to bookings between May 01 and June 15 2021 , the price of the newly selected date 2021 applies in the event of a rebooking.

      Rebooking FREE OF CHARGE until 28 days prior tour start; valid for all new bookings between May 01 and ***September 15 2021***. Valid for all tour-dates 2021 – the price of the newly selected date 2021 applies in the event of a rebooking.

      Passau in the southeast of Germany is located at the Austrian border. Situated at the confluence of the rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz, Passau is worldwide known as "The Three Rivers City".

      The diocesan town, with its charm and atmosphere it is one of the most beautiful and imposing cities along the Danube. Immerge into the idyllic scenery along the Austrian Danube Cycle Path, bike on the Inn Cycle Path to the baroque town of Schärding, discover the Bavarian part of the Danube Cycle Path along your way to Vilshofen and enjoy the view over the upper Danube Valley during a ship passage.

      Feel save, book flexible: FREE rebooking up to 6 weeks prior arrival to any alternative date in 2021 - applies to bookings between May 01 and June 15 2021 , the price of the newly selected date 2021 applies in the event of a rebooking.

      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 Engelhartsell + bike ride in the Danube Loop, approx. 30 km
      In the early morning you take the excursion boat to Engelhartszell. 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 Engelhartszell 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.
    • 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 IBB approx. € 8,-/day
      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!

      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. 
      • Arrival and departure to/from Passau is a personal obligation not included in tour price. Airport Munich; by train to Passau approx. 3 h / 1x changing trains


    • Included services

      • 4 nights in rooms with private facilities 

      • Daily breakfast or 4x dinner for a surcharge

      • 1x ship ride Passau-Engelhartszell-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


        Season / Period
        •   29.04. - 01.10.23
        • Hotel IBB Süd
        • daily
        •   29.04. - 01.10.23
        • Hotel Atrium
        • daily


        Discounts IBB Hotel CIty Center  
        0 until 5,99 years with 2 full paying adults in double -100%
        6-11,99 years with 2 full paying adults in double -50%
        12-99 years with 2 full paying adults in double -10%
        Discounts Hotel Atrium garni  
        0 until 5,99 years in parents bed -100%
        Bicycles & equipment  
        8-/24-speed bike 88
        E-bike 198
        child bike on request
        child seat on request
        trailer on request
        tagalong on request
        Additional night
        IBB Hotel Süd (dbl/sgl) 54/85
        Hotel Atrium garni (dbl/sgl) 71/104
        MUC Airport - Passau 240
        Munich City - Passau 290

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

        **Please note, that due to the current regulations it is not possible to offer any shared/collective transfers.
          Therefor it is only possible to offer/book PRIVATE transfers!!

        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

        IBB Hotel Passau Süd

        Modern and comfortable hotel, approx. 3km away from the Danube and the historical old city center. The hotel offers a restaurant with regional and mediterranean cuisine. It is equipped with a terrace, a bar, whirlpool and sauna area and a private parking garage. The rooms offer spacious ensuite rooms with a big bed, hair dryer, safe, free of charge WIFI, a Sat-TV and telephone.

        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

        Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings 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.

        Note: E-bikes are a great development, but should be - due to their driving characteristics (high weight + high speed) - booked only by very safe and experienced cyclists with a very good sense of balance. Not suitable are electric bikes for people who rarely ride a bicycle

      • 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
        • Information at the beginning of the tour 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
        • Information at the beginning of the tour 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
        0 07.10.2015 | Stephen M. 3 rivers tour around Passau home-based tour

        3 Rivers Home based 2015

        Hello Christine Well, yesterday, I managed to send a little note to Katharina following my Danube Impressions boat and bike tour, so tonight, your turn has arrived, following my Passau 3 Rivers “Home based” tour last week.I’m sure ...
        3.3 08.06.2015 | Elias O. 3 rivers tour around Passau home-based tour

        Plus and minus

        Minus: Our bicycles were not ready at our hotel in Passau when we arrived.. We had to pick them up and return them ourselves in the end of stay. We got no repair kit with the bicycles , no pump etc. We got no bag to put maps into in the front. We did ...
        • Booking handling 6
        • Travel documents 2
        • Information at the beginning of the tour 2
        • Accomodation 4
        • Route description 2
        • Route-character 2
        • Bicycle + equipment 5
        • Price-performance ratio 4
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