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    Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Bike + Relax

    Cycling fun and wellness

    • 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.

      This is the perfect leisure holiday for cycle tourists who want to combine exercising on their bike during the day with sitting back and relaxing in the evening. The tour features carefully selected overnight accommodations with cycling through areas of beautiful landscapes for maximum relaxation and tranquillity. The result is a cycle tour that provides a nice balance between quiet times and activity.

      During the course of this seven day tour you will have the opportunity to visit many cultural highlights along the Danube, and, importantly, you will also have enough time to manage the daily bike legs without a problem.

      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 / level 1

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

      Day 1: Passau

      Individual arrival. Use your remaining time for a city tour or go for a walk through the picturesque old part of town. Between 4 pm and 7 pm bike hand over – for late arrivals on the next morning.

      Day 2: Passau – Schlögener Loop, approx. 50 km

      Start the first cycling route through the Upper Danube Valley to Schlögen. In
      Engelhartszell, you can visit the one and only “Trappist“ monastery in Austria and you can even sample some delicious liqueurs straight from the convent. Continue the journey to the impressive “Schlögener Loop”, where the river makes a complete 180-degrees turn.

      Day 3: Schlögener Loop - Linz, approx. 55 km

      Between the banks of the Danube there are small passenger ferries waiting for you to take them. Next, you cycle through the slowly widening fertile basin of Eferding and further to Linz, the capital of Upper Austria and European Culture Capital of 2009. Enjoy a magical summer evening doing some shopping around the lovely main square of the city.

      Day 4: Linz – Strudengau, approx. 60 km

      Don´t miss a city tour in Linz before you continue to the Strudengau. Visit Enns, the oldest city of Austria. Don’t miss the Grein Maritime Museum and the oldest theatre in Austria.

      Day 5: Strudengau - Krems, approx. 80 km + ship ride Melk - Spitz

      Starting the day by biking through a spectacular landscape with steep rock walls, sunkissed terraced vineyards, beautifully blooming orchards, quaint villages, dignified monasteries and authentic castles, take advantage of all the splendid panoramic outlooks, until you reach Krems.

      Day 6: Krems – Vienna, approx. 60 km + train ride Tulln-Vienna

      The goal in mind you cycle cosy along the Tullnerfield. Approaching Vienna by train you will have a fantastic view of the skyline. Vienna is a city that loves its music and food. Discover the historic city center with all its sights and monuments.

      Day 7: Vienna

      Before leaving Vienna, make sure to visit the famous Naschmarkt (international foods/goods) and stop by the well-known leisure park "Prater". 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

      • 6 nights in room with private facilities

      • Breakfast (or 5x dinner for a surcharge – only breakfast in Vienna)

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

      • Ship ride Melk – Spitz incl. bike

      • 1x train ride Tulln - Vienna incl. bike

      • 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)

      • Free WLAN in all hotels

      • 1x handlebar bag with route book, maps and 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
        one-way PRIVATE transfer Munich - Passau** (total 1-8 pers.)
        Additional night
        Passau + 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, modern 3-4-star hotels with all conceivable comfort, wellness facilities, for example swimming pool and/or sauna and jacuzzi.

        Passau: Passauer Wolf 4*

        Schlögerner Loop: Revita Hotel Kocher 4*

        Linz: Hotel Courtyard by Marriott 4*

        Strudengau: 4*Hotel Aumühle

        Krems/surroundings: Steigenberger Avance Hotel and Spa 4*

        Vienna: 4*ARCOTEL Kaiserwasser

        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"

      • 5.1 29.08.2023 | Sergio P. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Bike + Relax

        Accomodation and route feedback

        In general we are satisfied with the tour but we have a few things that we would like to comment. Accomodation: Hotel Atrium room was very simple and not 4 star standard. Staff and breakfast were good. Hotel Marriott in Linz was far from the center ...
        • Overall satisfaction 5
        • Booking handling 6
        • Travel documents 6
        • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
        • Accomodation 4
        • Board 5
        • Luggage transport 6
        • Route description 5
        • On-site assistance 6
        • Route-character 3
        • Bicycle + equipment 6
        • Price-performance ratio 5
        4.4 23.09.2018 | William M. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Bike + Relax

        Relax if you are going at 30K an hour

        Great trip but the first day Passau to Linz is far too long, I would not book an electric bike as they are old fashioned and heavy, the route is flat and easy for an novice. Wellness means sauna not swimming pool or jacuzzi. Some hotels are lovely,wonderful ...
        • Booking handling 5
        • Travel documents 5
        • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
        • Accomodation 4
        • Board 4
        • Luggage transport 5
        • Route description 5
        • On-site assistance 3
        • Route-character 5
        • Bicycle + equipment 2
        • Price-performance ratio 5
        4.5 11.07.2018 | Lizanne B. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Bike + Relax

        Fours seasons in one on the Danube

        Michael was very helpful At time of booking . We enjoyed the cycle very much . It was very flat and very easy . Unfortunately we got soaked wet on day 3 of the trip despite excellent wet gear and our painters and guide book bag were positively drenched ...
        • Overall satisfaction 5
        • Booking handling 6
        • Travel documents 5
        • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
        • Accomodation 3
        • Board 3
        • Luggage transport 6
        • Route description 5
        • On-site assistance 5
        • Route-character 5
        • Bicycle + equipment 3
        • Price-performance ratio 4
        4.9 04.07.2015 | James C. Danube Cycle Path Bike & Relax / Passau - Vienna

        Our Experience

        Overall we were very satisfied with the tour. Here are the areas of concern: 1. Although the tour description on your website mentioned 2 boat trips, the second trip, from Melk to Dornsein was not mentioned in any of the information we received and ...
        • Overall satisfaction 5
        • Booking handling 6
        • Travel documents 4
        • Information at the beginning of the tour 3
        • Accomodation 5
        • Board 5
        • Luggage transport 6
        • Route description 3
        • On-site assistance 6
        • Route-character 6
        • Bicycle + equipment 6
        • Price-performance ratio 4
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