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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 be on an active and sporty holiday? Then this is the perfect tour for you! Discover the most popular cycling path of Europe in just 6 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 the remaining time for a city tour or simply go for a walk through the picturesque old part of the “City of Three Rivers”. Until 4 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. The hard granite mountains of the Mühlviertel have forced the Danube into a 180-degree bend. 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, Aschach. Lastly, reaching today’s destination of rest in Brandstatt.

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

      Today’s stretch leads you through the state capital of Upper-Austria, Linz, with its numerous attractions. Subsequently, you cycle through 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 and cycle through Nibelungengau to Pöchlarn, where you can find the significant monument Nibelungen and the birthplace of the renounced 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, Weissenkirchen and ruins in the gorgeous village of Dürnstein. There you can visit the jail in which King Richard the Lionhearted was arrested. Moving on to another highlight of the day, the 1000 year-old wine city of Krems is where you can 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 its rolling foothills, 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 € 12,-

      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 bus transfer (bookable in Season 3 - see details below) can only be used for 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
      It is possible to park your car safely in the Globus Parking Garage wich is located close to our bike handover.
      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.


      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 € 27,-. Each further person € 9,- up to 5 people)

      In Season 3 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

      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 - 2,50 per person/night)

    • Included services

      • 5 nights in rooms with private facilities

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

      • 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

      • 1 x train ride Vienna central station – 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. (excl. transfer of own bikes)

      • Service-hotline (also on weekends)

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

    • Dates


        Season / Period
        • S2   23.03. - 26.04.24
        • daily
        • S3   27.04. - 20.09.24
        • daily
        • S2   21.09. - 04.10.24
        • daily
        • S1   05.10. - 19.10.24
        • 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 99
        Child seat 39
        E-bike / Child E-bike 219
        Bike helmet-purchase 40
        Rental bike disclaimer touring/E-Bike 19/45
        Reduction "no return ticket" Vienna-Passau -34
        Supplement train ride Vienna airport – Passau 12
        Private transfer Munich - Passau - one-way / 1-8 persons
        from airport or city
        from 270
        Additional night
        Passau 3* (dbl/sgl) 59/82
        Vienna 4* (dbl/sgl) 76/110

        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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