• Travelcode: 384

    Danube Cycle Path Family bike tour Passau - Linz

    Enjoy the bike ride with your children...

    • Children love family cycle tours! What is nicer than cycling with the parents and grandparents along the beautiful River Danube Cycle Path?

      The short and easy daily stages are easy for the kids to manage.

      Along the cycle tour great adventures along wait for you: castles, boats, mermaids and the fairytale world at Pöstlingberg in Linz. You can also stop at the Danube beaches for an enjoyable break.

      Tour profile / level 1:

      The cycling path is completely paved from one end to the other, flat, almost always directly along the riverbank and very suitable for beginners and children.

      Day 1: Passau

      Arrive with your family for your cycle holiday along the Danube Cycle Path. Check-in, handover of your travel documents and you receive your rental bikes in our bike centre. Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful old town of Passau and the ships in the pier arouse enthusiasm by the grown-ups and kids.

      Day 2: Passau–Niederranna/sourroundings, approx. 14 km + ship ride Passau-Kasten

      After breakfast enjoy the boat trip from Passau to Kasten, where your cycle tour starts. After a few kilometres you see the mermaid, called Isa and we recommend a visit of the water adventure world “Haus am Strom” in Engelhartszell.

      Day 3: Niederranna/sourroundings–Obermühl, approx. 22 km

      Soon, you reach the world famous “Schlögener Schlinge”, where the River Danube made its way in millenniums through the hard granite rock in a S loop. Fortresses and ruins flank the wooded hills and emboss the scenery. Family tip: Walk to the viewpoint of the “Schlögener Schlinge”.

      Day 4: Obermühl–Eferding, approx. 22 km

      As soon as you leave behind the Upper Danube Valley, the fertile Eferdinger Becken spreads out before you. Vegetable & fruit areas under cultivation line up along the cycle path and we recommend tasting the piquant Essiggurkerl or the delicious asparagus specialities. Family tip: the ruin  Schaunberg revives the knight’s time.

      Day 5: Eferding–Linz, approx. 17 km + train ride Ottensheim - Liniz

      Leisurely you cycle along the south side of the Danube Cycle Path up to power station in Ottensheim, where you cycle to the other side of the river. From Ottensheim you take the train to Linz. Family tip: Visit the fairytale world at Pöstlingberg in Linz.

      Day 6: Linz

      A warm welcome is awaiting children and adults alike. The rest of the day is up to you and at your leisure. Possibilities: let yourself be drifted away into a different world where you and your children can experience a new type of travel on the Dragon Train through the Land of Dwarves with a magical backdrop of the historical and stunning city of Linz. Return by train to Passau (included).


      Airport: Munich (MUC), Salzburg (SZG) , Linz (LNZ) , Vienna (VIE)

      Train connections with 1-2 changes from Vienna Airport to Passau (travel time: approx. 3-3,5 hours). Our included train ticket from Linz to Passau can also be used directly from Vienna Airport (surcharge: € 9,-).

      You will find the latest timetable on www.oebb.at.


      Parking: Unfortunately you can not park your car free of charge in Passau. However there are the following » possibilities parking your car during your holiday - please note parking expenses have to be paid on spot.

      The bike hand over is located near the Globus Garage.

      Globus Garage Passau
      parking garage: € 7,- per day/car
      car park - not covered but fences in: € 4,- per day/car
      Parking is only possible if you fill in the form

      Some of our start hotels also dispose of a hotel garage. This information you will find on your travel documents.


      Train station: Munich, Salzburg, Linz, Vienna

      A train ticket from Linz to Passau is included in the tourprice. It can be used at the beginning or at the end of the tour.

      The actual timeable and prices you will find under » www.bahn.de.


      • train ride Munich - Passau: » www.bahn.de
      • from Munich airport see via "Price".
      • Taxi Munich airport – Freising train station (approx. € 25,-), train ride Freising – Passau (Bavarian ticket: 1. person € 25,-. Each further person € 6,- (up to 4 persons)


      Helmets: are mandatory in Austria for children up to 12 years! Please bring your own.

      Local tax payable on spot (approx. € 1 - 2,5 per person/night)

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    • Included services:
      • 5 nights in rooms with private facilities
      • Breakfast or 5 x dinner
      • Daily luggage transport (1 suitcase per Person/ max. 20 kg)
      • 2 x ferry rides incl. bike (Au-Schlögen & Obermühl both directions)
      • 1 x ship ride Passau – Kasten incl. bike
      • 1 x train ride Ottensheim-Linz incl. bike
      • Child-friendly hotel equipment (playroom, playground or garden)
      • 1 x train ride Linz – Passau (Transfer of own bikes not incl.)
      • Free WLAN in all hotels
      • 1 x handlebar bag with travel book, maps and information material per room
    • Choose Categories

      S2 27.04. - 17.05.19 daily
      S3 18.05. - 13.09.19 daily
      S2 14.09. - 20.09.19 daily
      S1 21.09. - 03.10.19 daily


      Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
      or single with child/with 1 full paying adult, max. 1 extra bed*

      0-8,99 years -100%
      9-11,99 years -50%
      12-14,99 years -25%
      15-99 years (only with 2 full paying adults) -10%
      Child in own room 0-15,99 years -10%
      Bicycle & equipment  
      7-speed-bike (back pedal brake) / 21-speed-bike, childrens bike, child trailer 72
      Child seat 23
      E-bike / Child E-bike 159

      Bike helmet-purchase

      Reduction "no return ticket" Linz - Passau -16
      Supplement train ride Vienna airport - Passau 9
      Supplement train ride Linz - Vienna airport 16
      Supplement train ride Linz - Vienna Westbahnhof 7
      Additional night
      Passau 4* (dbl/sgl) 66/87
      Linz 4* (dbl/sgl) 67/98

      *only possible for single travellers

      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

      3-4 star inns/hotels with a private and family atmosphere and the quite personal care. Here you can enjoy the worldwide known Austrian guest friendliness.


      Hotel example: IBB Hotel Passau City Center


      Hotel example: 3*Hotel-Gasthof Luger


      Hotel example: 3*Hotel Gasthof Aumüller


      Hotel example: 3*Hotel Gasthof Dieplinger


      Hotel example: 4*Hotel Park Inn

      Please note that the listed hotels are only hotel samples and subject to change. You will find your definite hotel in the hotel list, which you receive after booking/before departure.



    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

      The offered bikes are touring bikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: mudguards, trip computers, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres.

      You can choose between the following bikes:

      • 7-speed-bike with hand brake and backpedal brake
      • 21-speed-bike with hand brakes
      • E-bikes unisex, also for children (min. 130cm)
      • children seat, children trailer

      with 28" tyres in different frame dimensions for ladies and gents.

      All bikes are equipped with a one-sided Ortlieb pannier (20 liters) and a handlebar bag/room.


      By popular demand, we have now invested in a considerable number of e-bikes, much favoured by cyclists who love the great Outdoors, but prefer to let the bike take the strain.

      With an electro 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.
      Please note that it won’t be possible to fix the handlebar bags on some of our E-Bikes.

      Bicycle breakdowns

      can happen even with new wheels and by best servicing. With the rental bikes you will receive repair vouchers which you can present in our authorised workshops along the way. Should a repair not be possible, please contact our service number! In a few hotels/guest houses we have some bikes on stock if you need to change them during the trip.

      Private bicycles

      You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. It is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.

      For the return journey to Passau we recommend the reservation of the bus transfer or the train ride - some trains offer bicycle-parking possibilities, however those are limited and a reservation is necessary.


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