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

Scenic river, imperial history and top hotels

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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 part of town. Until 4 pm bike hand over – for late arrivals 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 a turn of about 180 degrees. Do not miss the trappist monastery of Engelszell which is well known for it’s homemade liqueurs.

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 – Grein/Bad Kreuzen, approx. 55 km

After having a strengthening breakfast, you continue through the soft Danube meadows of “Machland” until you reach Grein/Bad Kreuzen. In Enns you may visit the main square with it’s 60 m high tower built in the 16th century! Here you will also find the Lauriacum Municipal Museum with its archaeological collection.

Day 5: Grein/Bad Kreuzen – Melk, approx. 53 km

Starting the day by biking through the “Strudengau” region until you reach Melk. You will already catch a glimpse of the imposing monastery of Melk from afar.

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 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 the city of Waltz, Vienna.

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.

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 – Grein/Bad Kreuzen (approx. 55 km)
Day 5: Grein/Bad Kreuzen – 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


  • 7/8 nights in room with private facilities

  • Daily breakfast

  • Daily luggage transport until Vienna

  • 1 x train ride Tulln – Vienna incl. bike (only at the 8 day tour)

  • 1 x train ride Vienna central station – Passau in 1st class (transfer of own bike not included)

  • Service-Hotline (also accessible on weekends)

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

Dates & Prices



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


    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
    Reduction "no return ticket" Vienna-Passau -30
    Additional cost for train ride from Vienna airport 12
    Private transfer Munich - Passau - one-way / 1-8 persons
    from airport or city
    from 290
    Private shuttle Vienna - Passau 799
    Additional night
    Passau 4*+ (dbl/sgl) 105/139
    Vienna 4*S (dbl/sgl) 189/329

    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

    You´ll be booked in selected and comfortable rooms of hotels in 4* - 5* niveau. The mentioned hotels are primarily booked. If one hotel is not available, your stay will be at least in a same category hotel.

    Passau: Hotel Residenz,
    Schlögener Loop: Hotel Donauschlinge
    Linz: Austria Trend Hotel Schillerpark
    Ardagger: Wellnesshotel Aumühle
    Melk: Hotel zur Post
    Dürnstein: Schlosshotel Dürnstein
    Tulln: Diamond City Hotel
    Vienna: Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof

    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 1st class ticket from Vienna to Passau can be used before or after the tour.

    You will find the latest timetable >>here.

    Arrival by train

    Train stations: Munich, Salzburg, Linz, Vienna
    A 1st class 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
    It is possible to park your car in the Globus Parking Garage which is located next 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 € 23,-. Each further person € 6,- up to 4 people)

    Train transfer
    Our included 1st class ticket from Vienna to Passau can be used before or after the tour as a trasfer back to Passau.

    Additional information

    Double rooms with seperate beds (twin rooms) can only be listed as an unbinding customer wish and can not be confirmed as fixed. We try our best to fulfill 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

    5,0 of 6 Stars | 19
    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 .....A.L. 09/19
    6 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
    • Per-Tour information 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
    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
    • Per-Tour information 5
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 4
    • Luggage transport 5
    • Route description 4
    • On-site assistance 4
    • Route-character 6
    • Price-performance ratio 5
    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
    • Per-Tour information 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
    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
    • Per-Tour information 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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