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Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Bike + Relax

Cycling fun and wellness

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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 the remaining time for a city tour: go for a walk through the picturesque old town. Unitl 4 p.m. 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. 45 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. The Grein Maritime Museum and the oldest theatre in Austria are also highlights along todays route.

Day 5: Strudengau – Krems, approx. 65 km + ship ride Melk – Spitz

Starting the day by biking through a spectacular landscape with steep rock walls, sun-kissed 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. 45 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).


  • 6 nights in rooms with private facilities

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

  • Daily luggage transport (1 item per person/ max. 23 kg)

  • Ship ride Melk – Spitz incl. bike

  • 1 x train ride Tulln – Vienna incl. bike

  • 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 bike)

  • Service-hotline (also on weekends)

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

Dates & Prices



    Season / Period
    S2   23.03. - 26.04.24
    S3   27.04. - 20.09.24
    S2   21.09. - 04.10.24
    S1   05.10. - 19.10.24


    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
    Additional cost for train from Vienna airport 12
    Private transfer Munich - Passau - one-way / 1-8 persons
    from airport or city
    from 270
    Additional night
    Passau or 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, 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/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.


    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.


    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. € 1-3 per person/night)


    Travel stories

    4,7 of 6 Stars | 5
    Michael was very helpful At time of booking . We enjoyed the cycle very much. It was very flat and very easy...L.B. 07/18
    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
    • Per-Tour information 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
    • Per-Tour information 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
    • Per-Tour information 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
    • Per-Tour information 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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