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Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna | Anniversary Tour

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Tour Map Passau Vienna


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

Day 1: Passau

Individual arrival at Passau. Use any extra time for a walk through the picturesque old part of town, or take a boat around this city of 3 rivers (not included). Bike handover until 4 pm (late arrivals will get their bike the next morning)

Day 2: Passau – Linz, approx. 76 km + ship ride + train ride

The Upper Danube Valley with its steep and wooded slopes is almost untouched and idyllic. You catch the ship to Kasten and continue on through the impressive Danube loop, where the river makes an about turn of 180 degrees. You cycle through the Eferdinger basin to Ottensheim. There you catch a train to enter Linz, the Upper Austrian capital. Enjoy the summer evening with a shopping tour in the charming old town.

Day 3: Linz – Strudengau, approx. 60 km

Tip: Make a trip to Enns, the oldest city of Austria. You cycle through the Celt village Mitterkirchen and pass the church in Baumgartenberg. In the afternoon you arrive at “Burg Clam”, one of the best preserved castles in the country. Your destination, Grein, is dominated by the picturesque castle “Greinburg”.

Day 4: Strudengau – Nibelungengau, approx. 46 km

You enjoy the Danube landscape of the Struden- and Nibelungengau, with high rock formations on the left and right side of the Danube. High above the Danube you will find the pilgrimage church of Maria Taferl. Clearly visible from a distance, the Benedictine Monastery Melk welcomes you.

Day 5: Nibelungengau – Krems/surroundings, approx. 49 km

Another highlight of this cycle tour is the beautiful landscape of Wachau. You can find wine terraces, apricot trees, castles and monasteries between them. During your travel to Krems you cycle through the attractive vineyards of Spitz, Weissenkirchen and Dürnstein. Along the way you see cozy Taverns, where you can relax and enjoy the Austrian hospitality.

Day 6: Krems – Vienna, approx. 41 km + train ride

Today you cycle through the unique cultural landscape of this UNESCO world heritage region until Tulln. From there the journey goes on by train and leads you to the Capital of Austria, Vienna.

Day 7: Vienna

Individual departure or extension stay in Vienna. Comfortable is also to return to Passau by train or bus (not included – surcharge).


  • 6 nights, shower/WC

  • Daily breakfast

  • Daily luggage transport until hotel in Vienna (1 piece of luggage p.p./max. 23 kg)

  • 1 bottle of quality wine from the Wachau region/room

  • Tasting of regional products

  • 1 x boat trip Passau - Kasten (incl. bike)

  • 1 x train ride Ottensheim - Linz + Tulln - Vienna (incl. bike)

  • Service hotline (also on weekends)

  • 1x handlebar bag and digital route book 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


    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
    Train ride Vienna Central Station - Passau (exkl. bike) 54
    Supplement for train ride from Vienna Airport (excl. bike) 12
    Bus ride Vienna-Passau incl. own bike (April 26 - September 19), departure approx. 8/9 am duration approx. 4 hours


    Private transfer Munich - Passau - one-way / 1-8 persons
    from airport or city
    from 290
    Additional night
    Passau 3* (dbl/sgl) 63/93
    Vienna 3* (dbl/sgl) 73/113

    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

    Selected, cozy inns and guesthouses of the 3-star and occasionally 2-star category, which are characterized by their very special personal touch. They are comfortable, often in a design typical of the region and convey a very authentic vacation experience. Your host wants you to feel at home and pays special attention to personal care.

    Passau: IBB Hotel Passau Süd
    Linz: Hotel Donauwelle
    Strudengau: Gasthof Zugbrücke
    Nibelungengau: Landgasthof Zur Schönen Wienerin
    Krems/surroundings: Hotel Zum Goldenen Engel
    Vienna: Vienna Sporthotel

    NotePlease 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 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). 

    You will find the latest timetable here.

    Arrival by train

    Train stations: Munich, Salzburg, Linz, Vienna
    The actual timeable and prices you will find via Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB.

    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
    The bike hand over is located near the Globus Garage. Parking is only possible if you fill in >> this form.
    parking garage: € 11,- per day/car
    parking lot : € 7,- per day/car
    Important: Car acceptance is only possible in the period from 12pm to 3pm.

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


    Private transfer from Munich airport see "Dates and Prices".

    It is possible to add a train or bus ride from Vienna to Passau. The train ride can be used before or after the tour. The bus ride is only bookable for after the tour. Prices and details under "Dates and Prices"

    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 separate beds (twin rooms) can only be listed as a non-binding customer request and therefore cannot be confirmed as fixed. We try to meet your wishes 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)


    Travel stories

    5,2 of 6 Stars | 70
    The route and paths were easy to follow and it was a special experience to cycle along the river and take in the incredible scenery. Would highly recommend!  ...N.W. 06/22
    5.3 25.05.2024 | Alan J. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Anniversary Tour

    Wonderful trip along the Danube

    We had a lovely few days riding the Danube past cute villages, castles, churches etc. Highly recommend this trip. I would suggest that the website is updated as it says day 1 is 52km but it was 80km. The travel docs did say 78km but we assumed this included ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 5
    • Travel documents 3
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 3
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    4.8 17.05.2024 | John A. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Anniversary Tour

    Danube Cycle Path

    Overall a very good holiday. Our only significant issue was that that the service telephone number from OO was not available and had no facility to leave a message. The printed maps were adequate but town and village place names along the route are not ...
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 5
    • Travel documents 5
    • Per-Tour information 5
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 4
    • On-site assistance 2
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 5
    5.7 14.10.2023 | Nan L. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Anniversary Tour

    Another great bike trip down the Donau

    This was our third trip with Rad Reisen and it was absolutely great once again! Pre trip communications with Klaus was prompt, and he was very friendly and helpful. All the information sent out before the trip was informative and very detailed. The ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    5.7 16.08.2023 | Dimitris K. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Anniversary Tour

    A very interesting

    and very well organized Danube cycling tour
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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