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Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna | Athletic

exploring the danube highlights in a sporty way

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Route

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 pm 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 Lionheart 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 comfortably by bus (season 3).

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 & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    S1   05.04. - 11.04.25
    S2   12.04. - 25.04.25
    S3   26.04. - 19.09.25
    S2   20.09. - 03.10.25
    S1   04.10. - 11.10.25

    Extras

    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
       
    Transfer
    Reduction "no return ticket" Vienna-Passau -30
    Supplement train ride Vienna airport – Passau 12
    Private transfer Munich - Passau - one-way / 1-8 persons
    from airport or city
    from 290
       
    Additional night
    Passau 3* (dbl/sgl) 63/93
    Vienna 4* (dbl/sgl) 89/129

    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

    Accommodation

    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.

    Bicycle

    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.

    Useful

    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. 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.


    Transfer

    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)

    Bustransfer
    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. € 1-3 per person/night)

    Videos

    Travel stories

    4,8 of 6 Stars | 6
    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....O.S. 10/22
    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
    • Per-Tour information 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
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    5.3 14.10.2021 | Jonathan S. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Athletic

    Feedback

    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
    • Per-Tour information 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
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    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
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 4
    • Board 3
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • Route-character 4
    • Bicycle + equipment 2
    • Price-performance ratio 5
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    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
    • Per-Tour information 5
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 3
    • Price-performance ratio 5
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