• Travelcode: 014

    3 rivers tour around Passau home-based tour

    South Bavarian Impressions along Danube, Inn&Ilz

    • 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.

      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 combine...or if you do something completely different. The Wachau is one of Austrias nicest and most famous regions - and you can plan this homebase tour however it suites you best.

      Routings/program suggestions

      Tour 1: Ship ride to the Danube Loop + bike ride, approx. 57 km

      In the early morning you take the excursion boat through the upper Danube Valley until Schlögen, the gate to the famous Danube Loop „Donauschlinge“, where the river makes a turn of 180 degrees. Experience the idyllic scenery along the steep densely wooded hillsides by bike. Pass by small villages, typical taverns attract with regional specialties; with the tiny wooden ferryboats you can change numerous times from bank to bank. A fantastic start, ideal for the first bike ride of your tour. Back 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.


      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.


      hotelgarage IBB approx. € 4,-/day
      hotelgarage Weisser Hase approx. € 12,-/day

      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN/RIT-ticket of Deutsche Bahn AG

      Train station: Passau

      Passau is connected with the regional and intercity trafficnet of the Deutschen Bahn (german train). Main train station is reachable - depending on the ship landing stage of the ship - between 2-6 km. You´ll find taxis at the exit. No liability for any delays. Please be informed that seat reservations can only be done via Deutsche Bahn AG (f.i. via webpage >>www.bahn.de)  or in your travel agency.


      See via "Price".

      Reservation necessary.


      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 / 1 x changing trains
      • In Austria it is mandatory for children under 12 yrs to wear a helmet when on a bike.
      Book here your discounted train ticket... Book your flights online... Book here your bus ticket... Book your hotel online...
    • Inclusive services:
      • 4 nights in rooms with private facilities
      • Breakfast or 4 x dinner
      • 1x ship ride Passau-Schlögen-Passau
      • 1x Three River Sightseeing boat tour in Passau
      • Service-Hotline (also accessible on weekends)
      • Maps and information material per room
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      01.05. - 01.10.19 Hotel IBB daily
      01.05. - 01.10.19 Hotel Weisser Hase daily


      Discounts IBB Hotel CIty Center  
      0 until 6,99 years with 2 full paying adults in double -100%
      7-11,99 years with 2 full paying adults in double -50%
      12-99 years with 2 full paying adults in double -10%
      Discounts Weisser Hase  
      upon request -
      Bicycles & equipment  
      8-/24-speed bike 69
      E-bike 155
      child bike 40
      child seat 20
      trailer 48
      tagalong 40
      Additional night
      IBB Hotel CIty Centre (dbl/sgl) 58/83
      Weisser Hase (dbl/sgl) 67/85
      one way 69
      round trip 119
      from/to Munich City Center/hotel one-time surcharge (1-8 pers.) 40
      * transfer from airport/hotel Munich/Munich City Center to Passau
      Reservation with flight schedule/hotel name necessary.

      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
    • IBB Hotel City Centre

      This hotel is located directly on the Danube in Passau, offering free access to a swimming pool and spa area including a Finnish sauna, steam room, relaxation room and small gym.

      The spacious, air-conditioned rooms at IBB Hotel Passau City Centre feature a cable TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.

      Guests can enjoy the view of the Danube from the breakfast room where hearty food is served.
      It is situated on a shopping street directly opposite the Passau Main Station and a short walk from St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the river promenade and Passau’s pretty Old Town. Guests can also use the hotel’s internet terminals for free. The hotel’s underground car park can be used for an additional fee.

      Hotel Weisser Hase 4*

      The Weisser Hase opened as an inn in 1512, and has been family owned and run since 1957. The restaurant is characterised by its mix of regional and international cuisine. Dishes are freshly prepared by our chef and his team. The hotel is easily accessible by road as well as being perfectly situated for discovering Passau’s old town.

      Perfect base for your stay in the beautiful ‘Dreiflüssestadt’ or ‘city of 3 rivers’.
      The hotel’s central location combines the charm of Passau’s old town with optimal transport links. You can drive here in your own car and park in the hotel’s private underground car park or in the ’Zentralgarage’ which is only 200 metres away.

      You’ll feel at home in our tastefully decorated standard rooms which were refurbished and re-furnished in 2009. They all have flat screen TVs and safes.

    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

      8-/24-speed UNISEX bikes

      children bikes and equipment on request

      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.

    • 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
      4,1 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
      5,9 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
      0,0 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 ...
      3,4 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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