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Danube Cycle Path Family bike tour Passau - Linz

Enjoy the bike ride with your children...

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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. The ships in the pier arouse enthusiasm for both grown-ups and kids.

Day 2: Passau – Niederranna/sourroundings, approx. 15 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. We also recommend a visit of the water adventure world “Haus am Strom” in Engelhartszell.

Day 3: Niederranna/sourroundings – Obermühl, approx. 20 km

Soon, you reach the world famous “Schlögener Schlinge”, where the River Danube made its way millenniums ago 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. 20 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. 20 km + train ride Ottensheim – Linz

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

Return by train to Passau (ticket included, excluding own bikes)


  • 5 nights in rooms with private facilities

  • Daily breakfast (or 5x dinner for a surcharge)

  • Daily luggage transport (1 suitcase per Person/ max. 23 kg)

  • 1x ship ride Passau – Kasten incl. bike

  • 1x train ride Ottensheim – Linz incl. bike

  • Child-friendly hotel equipment (playroom, playground or garden)

  • 1x train ride Linz – Passau (Transfer of own bikes not incl.)

  • Service Hotline (also available on the weekends)

  • Handlebar bag, digital route book and information material per room (also available as GPX file)

Dates & Prices



    Season / Period
    S3   26.04. - 19.09.25
    S2   20.09. - 26.09.25
    S1   27.09. - 04.10.25


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

    0-6,99 years -100%
    7-11,99 years -50%
    12-14,99 years (only with 2 full paying adults) -25%
    15-99 years (only with 2 full paying adults) -10%
    Child in own room 0-15,99 years -10%
    Bicycle & equipment
    21-speed-bike, childrens bike, child trailer 109
    Child seat 39
    E-bike, Child E-bike 229
    Bike helmet purchase 44
    Rental bike disclaimer touring/e-bike 22/49
    Reduction "no return ticket" Linz - Passau -30
    Additional cost for train from Vienna airport 20
    Additional night
    Passau 4* (dbl/sgl) 89/129
    Linz 4* (dbl/sgl) 89/129

    *only possible for single travellers (single room price is the basis)

    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

    You will stay in 3-4 star inns/hotels with a private and family atmosphere and the quite personal care. Here you can enjoy the worldwide known Austrian hospitality.

    Passau: mK Hotel
    Niederranna: 3*Hotel-Gasthof Luger
    Obermühl: 3*Hotel Gasthof Aumüller
    Eferding: 3*Hotel Gasthof Dieplinger
    Linz: 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

    Trekking bikes

    • Ladies/Mens trekking bike 21-speed, freewheel, 28 inch tyres
    • E-Bikes: KTM Macina Fun, unisex or mens frame, 8 or 9 speed
    • Child E-Bike (from 130cm)
    • Trailer, Child seats, Child bikes

    E-bikes | electrical bikes | pedelecs

    E-Bikes are a great opportunity for people with different fitness level to take on a bike holiday together. With e-bikes every tour is a delight!

    Please note: E-Bikes are very popular. As tghere is limited availybility please reserve your bikes early!

    Bicycle breakdowns

    It 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.

    Valid for danube cycle path: 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.

    Rental bike disclaimer

    If a traveller rents a  bike, he is basically liable for damages and theft. When booking our rental bike disclaimer, we assume liability so that in case of loss or damage to the rental bike (when properly used and secured) no financial responsibility must be paid. Excluded from this are only lost keys, batteries and chargers of e-bikes, as well as damage due to intent or gross negligence.


    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airports: Munich (MUC), Salzburg (SZG), Linz (LNZ), Vienna (VIE)
    Train connections with 1-2 changes from Vienna Airport to Passau (travel time: approx. 3 hours). A ticket from Linz to Passau is included in this tour, this can be used from Vienna Airport for a surcharge.

    You will find the latest timetable here.

    Arrival by car

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

    Globus Garage Passau
    It is possible to park your car in the Globus Parking Garage which is located near our bike handover.Acceptance times for cars from 12 to 3 pm!
    Prices garage: € 11,- per day
    Prices open terrain: € 7,- per day
    Please reserve your spot through our >>booking form

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

    Arrival by train

    Train stations: Passau, 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 via Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB.


    Taxi Munich airport – Freising train station (approx. € 25,-), train ride Freising – Passau (Bavarian ticket: 1. person € 27,-. Each further person € 9,- up to 5 people)

    Additional information

    Please note that double rooms with twin beds (seperate beds) can only be listed as an unbinding customer wish and therfore cannot be confirmed as fixed. We try to fulfill your wish as best as we can and thank you for your understanding!

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

    Local tax payable on spot (approx. € 1-3 per person/night)


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