• Travelcode: 036

    Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Bike + Relax

    Cycling fun and wellness

    • 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 offer: floating hotel

      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 p.m. and 7 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. Don’t miss the Grein Maritime Museum and the oldest theatre in Austria.

      • => Excursion: Wine tasting

        Wachau: Wine tasting
        in the historical "Alte Salzstadln" (17th cent.)
        White wine (Grüner Veltliner, Federspiel, Riesling Federspiel, Saubignon Blanc), Red wine (Zweigelt), Incl. bread

        Price: € 7,- per Person

      Day 5: Strudengau - Krems, approx. 62 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. 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).

    • ARRIVAL-PARKING-DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      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.


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      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 on their website.

      Some of our start hotels also dispose of a hotel garage. This information you will find on your travel documents.


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      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. You can use it at the beginning or at the end of the tour.

      The actual timetable and prices you will find via » www.bahn.de.


      TRANSFER

      • 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 persons)
      • Bustransfer: In season 3 (April 25 – September 30), 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. Die 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 - 2,5 per person/night)

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    • Included services:
      • 6 nights in room with private facilities
         
      • Breakfast or 5 x dinner (surcharge, only breakfast in Vienna)
      • Daily luggage transport (1 suitcase per Person/ max. 20 kg)
      • Ship ride Melk – Spitz incl. bike
         
      • 1 x train ride Tulln - Vienna incl. bike
      • 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)
         
      • Free WLAN in all hotels
      • 1 x handlebar bag with route book, maps and information material per room
    • Choose Categories

      S2 04.04. - 24.04.20 daily except SUN
      S3 25.04. - 18.09.20 daily except SUN
      S2 19.09. - 02.10.20 daily except SUN
      S1 03.10. - 17.10.20 daily except SUN

      Extras

      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
         
      Transfer  
      Reduction "no return ticket" Vienna-Passau -35
      Supplement train ride Vienna airport – Passau 8
      Transfer Munich (airport/city) - Passau* - one-way 69
      Transfer Munich (airport/city) - Passau* - both directions 119
      *from/to Munich city centre/train station - Passau: one-time surcharge/per route/1-8 pers. 40
         
      Additional night
      Passau 4* (dbl/sgl) 68/98
      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, modern 4-star hotels with all conceivable comfort, wellness facilities, for example swimming pool and/or sauna and jacuzzi.

      Passau

      Hotel example: Passauer Wolf 4*

      Schlögerner Loop

      Hotel example: Revita Hotel Kocher 4*

      Linz

      Hotel example: Hotel Courtyard by Marriott 4*

      Strudengau

      Hotel example: 4*Hotel Aumühle

      Krems/surroundings

      Hotel example: Steigenberger Avance Hotel and Spa 4*

      Vienna

      Hotel example: 4*ARCOTEL Kaiserwasser

    • 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.


      E-bike

      By popular demand, we have now invested in a considerable number of e-bikes, much favoured by cyclists who love the great Outdoors, but prefer to let the bike take the strain.

      With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern E-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.
      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.


       

    • 4,5 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
      more
      4,6 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
      more
      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
      more

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