Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Athletic
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    Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Athletic

    Cycling between Passau-Wien

    • 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 offer: floating hotel

      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).



      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 Vienna to Passau can also be used directly from Vienna Airport (surcharge: € 7,-).

      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 the spot.

      The bike hand over is located near the Globus Garage.

      Globus Garage Passau
      parking garage: € 7,- per day/car
      parking lot : € 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

      Direct train connections from Vienna Central Station. 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 » 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 people)
      • Bustransfer: In season 3 (May 08 - October 01), 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 a.m. The transfer takes approx. 4,5 hours and ends optionally at Globus Garage (Messestraße 6) or at Passau central Station.


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

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

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    • Included services:
      • 5 nights, rooms with private facilities, breakfast
      • Breakfast or 4 x dinner (surcharge, only breakfast in Vienna)
      • Daily luggage transport (1 suitcase per Person/ max. 20 kg)
      • Welcome drink at arrival hotel in Passau
      • 1 bottle of high-level wine in the Wachau Valley per room
      • A tasting of regional products

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

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

      • Service-hotline (also on weekends)
      • 1 x handlebar bag with route book, maps and information material per room
    • Choose Categories

      S2 03.04. - 30.04.21 daily
      S3 01.05. - 24.09.21 daily
      S2 25.09. - 08.10.21 daily
      S1 09.10. - 23.10.21 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
      7-speed-bike (back pedal brake) / 21-speed-bike, childrens bike, child trailer 75
      Child seat 23
      E-bike / Child E-bike 169
      Bike helmet-purchase 29
      Reduction "no return ticket" Vienna-Passau -35
      Supplement train ride Vienna airport - Passau 10
      Transfer Munich (airport/city) - Passau* - one-way 76
      Transfer Munich (airport/city) - Passau* - both directions 142
      *from/to Munich city centre/train station-Passau: one-time surcharge/per route/1-8 pers. 50
      Additional night
      Passau 3* (dbl/sgl) 57/80
      Vienna 4* (dbl/sgl) 68/98

      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

      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.


      Hotel example: IBB Hotel Passau Süd


      Hotel example: Landgasthof Dieplinger


      Hotel example: Landgasthof Zur Traube


      Hotel example: Hotel Zum Goldenen Engel


      Hotel example: roomz Vienna Prater

      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.


      Our modern e-bikes (pedelecs) are quality branded bikes with hub gear, freewheel, powerful electric motor and gradually selectable pedal assistance. The battery range depends on support level, driving style, body weight and terrain. The more hilly the railing, the higher the body weight, the more battery capacity is consumed. You save your battery by starting with as low support as possible and increasing it if necessary.

      Tip: E-bikes are a great development, but should be - due to their driving characteristics (high weight + high speed) - booked only by very safe and experienced cyclists with a very good sense of balance. Not suitable are electric bikes for people who rarely ride a bicycle.

      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.

    • 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
      5,2 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
      5,5 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
      4,1 15.07.2015 | Ignacio A. Danube Cycle Path Athletic / Passau - Vienna


      It´s not a report of the travel but a comment about it,We couldn´t have dinner, that was included in our reservation, the first night of the trip because of the wrong information of the hotel where we arrived for starting.
      • Overall satisfaction 4
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 4
      • Accomodation 3
      • Board 3
      • Luggage transport 4
      • Route description 6
      • On-site assistance 3
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 3
      • Price-performance ratio 3

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