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    Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Athletic

    Cycling between Passau-Wien

    • 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.

      ​​​​​Are you an enthusiastic cyclist who wants to enjoy an active and sporty cycling holiday? If so, then this is the perfect tour for you! Discover the most popular cycling paths in all of Europe in just six days!

      With daily stretches of approximately 80 km, the ‘Sporty’ experience is the centre of attention; however, you don’t have to ignore the intriguing points of interest along the way.

      Alternative tour: >> Danube Impressions - from Passau to Vienna and back by bike+boat<<

      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:

      The Danube cycle path is completely paved from one end to the other, flat and almost always directly along the riverbank.

      Day 1: Passau

      Individual arrival. Use your remaining time in Passau for a city tour or go for a walk through the picturesque old part of the ‘City of Three Rivers’. Between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. bike hand over – for late arrivals on the next morning.

      Day 2: Passau – Eferdinger Valley, approx. 70 km

      Along the riverbank of the Danube you will cycle towards the Schlögener loop where the hard granite mountains of the Mühlviertel have created a 180-degree bend on the Danube. Upon arrival you will then take the ferry across the Danube to the southern bank (not included) where you will cycle through the scenic Danube market region of Aschach. Lastly, reaching today’s destination of rest in Brandstatt.

      Day 3: Eferdinger Valley – Strudengau, approx. 86 km

      Today’s stretch takes you through the state capital of Upper Austria, Linz, complete with its many and varied attractions and later Strudengau. In Grein you can visit an impressive castle and the oldest city theatre in Austria.

      Day 4: Strudengau – Krems/surroundings, approx. 90 km

      Next, you leave the quaint baroque village of Strudengau and cycle through Nibelungengau to Pöchlarn where you will see the significant monument of Nibelungen and the birthplace of the renowned artist Oskar Kokoschka. After riding past the Benedictine Abbey of Melk, the rolling hills and vineyards of the Wachau take you through the romantic vineyards of Spitz and Weissenkirchen to ancient ruins in the gorgeous village of Dürnstein. In Dürnstein you can visit the jail where King Richard the Lionheart spent time. Moving on to yet another highlight of the day you cycle to the 1000-year-old wine city of Krems where you will enjoy a night of rest.

      Day 5: Krems/surroundings - Vienna, approx. 80 km

      The last cycling day takes you through the vast and beautiful Tullner fields. As soon as you can see the edge of the Vienna Woods (Wiener Wald) and it is rolling foothills, look and you will find the castle of Greifenstein and the sharply pointed spires of the Klosterneuburg monastery. Just after Klosterneuburg, you have reached the Austrian capital city and city of Waltz, Vienna, a metropolis with a heart full of charm!

      Day 6: Vienna

      Some say that one must personally and even intensively experience this great city. A few of the must-sees include the famous Naschmarkt (international food/goods market), the City Opera, Stephan’s Cathedral and of course the gorgeous imperial castle Schönbrunn. Extension at Vienna or train ride back to Passau (Season 1+2) or comfortable by bus (season 3).

    • 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). Our included train ticket from Vienna Main station to Passau can also be used directly from Vienna Airport for a surcharge of € 7,-

      You will find the latest timetable here.

      Arrival by train

      Train stations: Munich, Salzburg, Linz, Vienna
      A train ticket from Vienna 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.

      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: € 8,- per day/car
      parking lot : € 5,- 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".

      Taxi Munich airport – Freising train station (approx. € 25,-), train ride Freising – Passau (Bavarian ticket: 1. person € 23,-. Each further person € 6,- up to 4 people)

      From May 21 - September 16 we can organize a bus transfer from your hotel in Vienna back to Passau. Especially when you bring your own bike, this is recommendable (bike transport is included). The pick-up time in Vienna is between 8.30 and 9.30 am. The transfer takes approx. 4,5 hours and ends optionally at Globus Garage (Messestraße 6) or at Passau central Station.

      Additional information

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

      Local tax payable on spot (approx. € 1 - 2,50 per person/night)


    • Included services

      • 5 nights, rooms with private facilities

      • Breakfast (or 4x dinner for a surcharge – only breakfast in Vienna)

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

      • 1 bottle of high-level wine in the Wachau Valley per room

      • A tasting of regional products

      • 1x train ride Vienna – Passau (transfer of own bike not included) in season 1+2

      • 1x bus ride Vienna - Passau (incl. own bike ) in season 3, train ride back possible (excl. own bike)

      • Service-hotline (also on weekends)

      • 1x handlebar bag with route book, maps and digital information material per room

      • Navigation app

    • Dates


        Season / Period
        • S2   08.04. - 28.04.23
        • daily
        • S3   29.04. - 22.09.23
        • daily
        • S2   23.09. - 06.10.23
        • daily
        • S1   07.10. - 21.10.23
        • daily


        Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
        0-6,99 years -100%
        7-11,99 years -50%
        12-14,99 years -25%
        15-99 years -10%
        Bicycle & equipment
        21-speed-bike, childrens bike, child trailer 88
        Child seat 39
        E-bike, Child E-bike 198
        Bike helmet-purchase 39
        Reduction "no return ticket" Vienna-Passau -30
        Supplement train ride Vienna airport - Passau 10
        Private transfer Munich - Passau - one-way / 1-8 persons
        from 240
        Additional night
        Passau 3* (dbl/sgl) 57/80
        Vienna 4* (dbl/sgl) 76/99

        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

        Well-chosen 3-star hotels, inns, bed & breakfast or guesthouses. All of them areal euqipped and located in rural regions with a private and family atmosphere and the quite personal care. Here you can enjoy the worldwide known Austrian guest friendliness.

        Passau: 3* IBB Hotel Passau Süd

        Aschach: 3* Landgasthof Dieplinger

        Strudengau: 3* Landgasthof Zur Traube

        Krems/surroundings: 3* Hotel Zum Goldenen Engel

        Vienna: 4* roomz Vienna Prater

        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 trekking bike 21-speed, freewheel, 28 inch tyres
        • Men’s 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.

        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.

        Details see under "Dates and Prices"

      • 5.8 02.10.2022 | Omer S. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Athletic

        Excellent Bike tour

        Everything was very well organized. We went to most of the recommended restaurants and places on the tour guide. All were great recommendations. During the tour we stayed from basic to 5-star hotels. They all were very nice and had great breakfast
        • Overall satisfaction 6
        • Booking handling 6
        • Travel documents 6
        • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
        • Accomodation 6
        • Board 6
        • Luggage transport 6
        • Route description 6
        • On-site assistance 5
        • Route-character 6
        • Bicycle + equipment 5
        • Price-performance ratio 6
        5.3 14.10.2021 | Jonathan S. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Athletic


        Had a great trip, thanks for all the arrangements. A few suggestions to make the tour even better -- install 2x bottle cages on all bikes, tweak the app so it overrides any screen and inactivity timeouts on Android, and if possible reconcile tour description ...
        • Overall satisfaction 6
        • Booking handling 6
        • Travel documents 5
        • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
        • Accomodation 5
        • Board 5
        • Luggage transport 6
        • Route description 5
        • On-site assistance 4
        • Route-character 5
        • Bicycle + equipment 6
        • Price-performance ratio 5
        4.6 05.06.2019 | Charles N. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Athletic

        Danube 2019

        Bicycles: every other part of the experience was quite good, but the bicycles were wretched. Heavy and Ill fitting and not well maintained. There should be an option to get decent quality bicycles as an optional upgrade. The person who gave us the bicycles ...
        • Overall satisfaction 3
        • Booking handling 6
        • Travel documents 6
        • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
        • Accomodation 4
        • Board 3
        • Luggage transport 6
        • Route description 6
        • Route-character 4
        • Bicycle + equipment 2
        • Price-performance ratio 5
        5.1 23.07.2018 | Andres E. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Athletic

        Danube 2018

        I feel that information about the bike provided was not enough, since I made my reservation I requested information of the bikes because it is a very important factor because we were planning to bike around 80 to 90 kms per day. You should give detailed ...
        • Overall satisfaction 6
        • Booking handling 5
        • Travel documents 5
        • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
        • Accomodation 6
        • Board 6
        • Route description 5
        • On-site assistance 5
        • Route-character 6
        • Bicycle + equipment 3
        • Price-performance ratio 5
        5.4 26.06.2017 | Annalise U. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Athletic

        Sportiv danube

        Great cycle trip. Everything was well organised - even able to add a second person withwho one days notice....Amazing service. The hotels were all comfortable and the route description very good... we had half board and the food was always a good standard. ...
        • Booking handling 6
        • Travel documents 5
        • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
        • Accomodation 5
        • Board 5
        • Luggage transport 6
        • Route description 6
        • On-site assistance 6
        • Route-character 6
        • Bicycle + equipment 4
        • Price-performance ratio 6
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