• Travelcode: 031

    Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Deluxe 8 - 9 Days

    Scenic river, imperial history and top hotels

    • Discover by bicycle the romantic soul of the Austrian Danube, savour the tastes of authentic dishes, learn about local legends and understand why Strauss immortalized the "Blue Danube" in his famous melody!

      Starting in Bavaria you cycle along the majestic river, passing romantic castles, picturesque towns, cozy villages and sprawling vineyards.

      You will visit cultural sites such as Austria’s biggest Benedictine Abbey "Stift Melk" and the famous ruin in Dürnstein, where the English king Richard Lion Heart was imprisoned. Vienna will impress you immediately with its grandness! This capital city whose glorious history and old roots as a monarchy reveal themselves around every corner is filled with treasures. You will stay in the top hotels in each overnight stop along the way, primarily luxury 4- and 5- star hotels in town centers. Each hotel has its own history and will take you into the wonderful world of Austrians gracious culture and tradition.

      >> 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 the remaining time for a city tour: 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 – Schlögen, approx. 45 km

      The Upper Danube Valley with its steep and wooded slopes is almost untouched and idyllic. You continue on through the impressive Danube loop, where the river makes an about turn of 180 degrees. Do not miss the trappist monastery of Engelszell which is well known for it’s homemade liquers.

      Day 3: Schlögen – Linz, approx. 55 km

      After a totally relaxing night you cycle on to the picturesque town of Aschach and continue along the bike path until the Upper Austrian Capital Linz, where you spend the night. Enjoy Linz with it’s lovely old city center and high-contrast culture.

      Day 4: Linz – Ardagger, approx. 55 km

      After having a strengthening breakfast, you continue through the soft Danube meadows of “Machland” until you reach Ardagger. In Enns you may visit the main square with it’s 60 m high tower built in the 16th century! You will spend the night in the breathtaking, stylish manor monastery Ardagger.

      Day 5: Ardagger – Melk, approx. 53 km

      Starting the day by biking through the “Strudengau” region until you reach the baroque town of Grein where you can visit the oldest theatre in Austria. You cycle on until Melk. You will already catch a glimpse of the imposing monastery of Melk from a far.

      Day 6: Melk – Dürnstein, approx. 35 km

      Today’s tour will enchant you. You cycle through the UNESCO World Heritage region Wachau which is the heart of Austrian viniculture. Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of this region to the full until you reach the historical town of Dürnstein.

      Day 7: Dürnstein – Tulln, approx. 49 km

      Leaving the vineyards behind you, you cycle through the expanse of the “Tullnerfeld” at a leisurely pace. You arrive at the roman town Tulln in the afternoon. Enjoy this neat and nice small city while you go for a vespertine walk.

      Day 8: Tulln – Vienna, approx. 35 km

      Out of Tulln you come closer to Vienna. As soon as you can see the edge of the Vienna Woods (Wiener Wald) and it’s rolling foothills, look and 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 9: 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).

      Itinerary 8-Day-Tour

      Day 1: Individual arrival in Passau
      Day 2: Passau – Schlögen (approx. 45 km)
      Day 3: Schlögen – Linz (approx. 55 km)
      Day 4: Linz – Ardagger (approx. 55 km)
      Day 5: Ardagger – Melk (approx. 53 km)
      Day 6: Melk – Dürnstein (approx. 35 km)
      Day 7: Dürnstein – Tulln (approx. 49 km) + train ride Tulln-Vienna
      Day 8: Individual departure or extension in Vienna
    • 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 spot.

      The bike hand over is located near the Globus Garage.

      Globus Garage Passau
      parking garage: € 7,- per day/car
      car park - not covered but fences in: € 4,- per day/car
      Parking is only possible if you fill in the form

      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. It can be used at the beginning or at the end of the tour.

      The actual timeable and prices you will find under » 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. 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.

      Local tax payable on spot (approx. € 1 - 2,5 per person/night)

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    • Included services:
      • 7/8 nights in room with private facilities
      • Breakfast or 6/7 x dinner (surcharge, only breakfast in Vienna)
      • Daily luggage transport until Vienna
         
      • 1 x train ride Tulln – Vienna (only at the 8 day tour)
         
      • 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)
      • 1 x handlebar bag with route book, maps and information material per room
    • Choose Categories

      S2 04.04. - 24.04.20 8 days daily
      S3 25.04. - 18.09.20 8 days daily
      S2 19.09. - 02.10.20 8 days daily
      S1 03.10. - 17.10.20 8 days daily
      S2 04.04. - 24.04.20 9 days daily
      S3 25.04. - 18.09.20 9 days daily
      S2 19.09. - 02.10.20 9 days daily
      S1 03.10. - 17.10.20 9 days daily

      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 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) 81/105
      Vienna 4*S (dbl/sgl) 157/275

      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

      You´ll be booked in selected and comfortable rooms of hotels in 4* - 5* niveau

      Passau

      Hotel example: 4*Hotel Residenz

      Schlögener Loop

      Hotel example: 4*Hotel Donauschlinge

      Linz

      Hotel example:4*Hotel Schillerpark

      Ardagger

      Hotel example: 4*Landhaus Stift Ardagger

      Melk

      Hotel example: 4*Hotel Post

      Dürnstein

      Hotel example: 5*Schlosshotel Dürnstein

      Tulln

      Hotel example: 4* Diamond City Hotel

      Vienna

      Hotel example: 4*Superior Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof


      Please note that the listed hotels are only hotel samples and subject to change. You will find your definite hotel in the hotel list, which you receive after booking/before departure.

    • 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

      Our modern e-bikes (pedelecs) are quality branded bikes with hub gear, freewheel, powerful electric motor and gradually selectable pedal assistance.
      The battery range depends on support level, driving style, body weight and terrain. The more hilly the railing, the higher the body weight, the more battery capacity is consumed.
      You save your battery by starting with as low support as possible and increasing it if necessary.

      Tip: E-bikes are a great development, but should be - due to their driving characteristics (high weight + high speed) - booked only by very safe and experienced cyclists with a very good sense of balance. Not suitable are electric bikes for people who rarely ride a bicycle.

      .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.


    • 6,0 01.09.2019 | Alana L. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Deluxe 8 - 9 Days

      Alana and Rolf Langelotz Passau to Vienna

      We were extremely impressed and happy with our entire experience with Rad and Reisen. The bikes were great and the pickup and drop off very easy to arrange. Accommodations were As represented and we were very happy with the hotels we stayed during the ...
      • 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 6
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 6
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      4,6 28.06.2019 | William H. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Deluxe 8 - 9 Days

      Passau to Vienna 9 day luxury.

      Passau hotal was fine, my brother had some problem parking the car, Hotel donauschlinge is getting a little bit old, but the pool and service were good, Austria trend hotel, Linz was OK although I probably wouldn’t choose it again, Schiffmeisterhaus, ...
      • Overall satisfaction 4
      • Booking handling 5
      • Travel documents 4
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 4
      • Luggage transport 5
      • Route description 4
      • On-site assistance 4
      • Route-character 6
      • Price-performance ratio 5
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      5,4 16.06.2019 | Danielle G. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Deluxe 8 - 9 Days

      Deluxe Danube Tour of 6 Canadians.

      On the whole my partner and I were very satisfied by the tour that you provided as it is clear on our previous answers on the questionnaire. However, two things could be improved. 1. Better information where the Landhaus Stift Ardagger hotel is. It ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 4
      • On-site assistance 5
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 5
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      4,8 07.06.2019 | Margaret McNeill M. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Deluxe 8 - 9 Days

      Danube Deluxe 2019

      • Booking handling 4
      • Travel documents 3
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 3
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 5
      • On-site assistance 4
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 5
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      5,8 20.10.2017 | Robert W. M. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Deluxe

      October 6-14 Team Mackie-Donau Radreisen

      We had a great trip. Eight of us traveled from Salt lake City Utah. Only one of us was a regular biker, but we all are fit, and only one of our group used an electric bike from Passau to Vienna. The biking was physically very easy. We had a little rain ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 6
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 6
      more
      5,9 17.10.2017 | Peter B. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Deluxe

      It was all excellent.

      I have a bad back and had to give up rowing so was not sure if I could do the bike tour but using the bikes was fantastic. I loved every minutes of it.A fantastic trip. Perfect organisation. Perfect hotels. Perfect scenery. Excellent transport of luggage. ...
      • 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 6
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 5
      more
      5,3 25.07.2017 | Marc R. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Deluxe
      You should explain early on that the book explanation details one side of the river and then the other. It is important to know where to cross the bridges so that you end up on the correct side of the river for the accommodation. A couple of the hotels, ...
      • Overall satisfaction 5
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 5
      • Luggage transport 5
      • Route description 4
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 6
      more
      5,9 03.07.2017 | David C. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Deluxe

      Danube Cycling, Passau to Vienna

      A very good trip, hot and sunny all the time. This was our first cycling holiday and it was as successful as we hoped, there is no denying that the bikes were pretty heavy but you soon get used to them. We enjoyed the changes in scenery, every day was ...
      • 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 6
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 6
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      4,7 30.06.2017 | Coral K. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Deluxe

      Danube luxury tour. Passau to Vienna

      The accommodations in Ardagger, Schlogen and Durnstein were very good. The hotel in Tulln was too far out of the town, with a poor dinner. The hotel in Linz was satisfactory but we would have liked a dinner in a quaint restaurant. There seemed to be many ...
      • Overall satisfaction 5
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 4
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 4
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 3
      • Luggage transport 5
      • Route description 4
      • On-site assistance 5
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 5
      more
      5,0 06.11.2016 | Jennifer T. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Deluxe

      Feedback regarding the tour itself:

      Please note Michael was very helpful as was the team during the ride. A few things to note that we disappointed with did about the tour: The bike pick up was noted as a 20 minute walk and it would have actually taken us over an hour to get there by foot.The ...
      • Booking handling 4
      • Travel documents 4
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 3
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 3
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 5
      more
      5,5 08.08.2016 | Paul B. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Deluxe

      Danube Deluxe 2016

      Happy Times in Austria:
      • Overall satisfaction 5
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
      • Accomodation 5
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 6
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 3
      • Price-performance ratio 5
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