• Travelcode: 029

    Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Light

    Comfortable between Passau - Vienna

    • By selecting this particular Danube cycling tour you have made an outstanding decision. The aim of the tour is to provide you with the opportunity to learn as much as you can about the Danube, its history and wonderful environment.

      To ensure there is plenty of time to absorb all there is to discover about this amazing region we have selected the daily cycling tours in such a way so as to ensure you will spend no more than 3 hours per day cycling at the most.

      You will therefore have plenty of time to see and absorb many of the cultural and scenic highlights along this great river.

      >> Alternative offer: floating hotel

      Tour profile:

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

      Day 1: Passau

      Individual arrival to Passau. Use the remaining time for a city tour or get to know the "City of Three Rivers" by 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 (from 8 a.m. on).

      Day 2: Passau – Engelhartszell, approx. 26 km

      You depart from Passau and cycle into the Upper Danube Valley, passing through the villages of Obernzell and Engelhartszell. Make sure to stop and visit the ‘Trappist’ monastery in Engelhartszell and sample some of their well-known liqueurs.

      Day 3: Engelhartszell – Brandstatt/surroundings, approx. 45 km

      After travelling along the northern Danube riverbank to the unique and impressive Schlögener Loop, take a ferry across the river to the southern bank. Tip: make sure to head up to the highly recommended Schlögener Lookout Point. You will certainly not forget the influential scenery! Ride your bike to the quaint picturesque Danube market in Aschach or even further on to Eferding.

      Day 4: Brandstatt/surroundings – Linz, approx. 30 km

      Pass the villages of Wihering and Ottensheim cycling into the state capital of Upper Austria and European Culture Capital of 2009, Linz. On the one hand there are the classic and ideal cycling/walking paths intertwining a traditional main square and on the other hand there is a world of Contemporary Art and many extraordinary museums in Linz.

      Day 5: Linz – Mauthausen, approx. 26 km

      Passing the hydroelectric power plant at Abwinden/Asten and continuing on to St. Florian, it is time to visit the gorgeous St. Florian Baroque Monastery. After soaking in the historic Baroque architecture you will continue cycling to the oldest city in Austria, Enns. Here you can visit the old town square with its treasured 60-meter City Tower from the 16th Century or you can stroll through the nearby City Museum and the Lauriacum with its significant archaeological collection. Finally finish your day’s cycling by crossing the mighty Danube to Mauthausen via ferry.

      Day 6: Mauthausen – Strudengau, approx. 35 - 42 km

      Continue cycling along the Danube through the quaint villages of Naarn and Perg and on to Mitterkirchen. In Mitterkirchen you will find a Celtic village with an attractive open air museum. From there continue cycling through the Strudengau and into the small Baroque village of Grein, today’s destination. Finish the day by visiting the oldest City Theatre in Austria.

      Day 7: Strudengau - Nibelungengau, approx. 30 km

      Today your cycling tour takes you through the Strudengau. On the southern bank you pass St. Nikola and Sarmingstein. In Persenbeug, you enter the Nibelungengau. Tip: If you still have time, you should cycle up to Maria Taferl, a famous place of pilgrimage (approx. 10 km bike tour). Then continuing on through seemingly endless terraced vineyards.

      Day 8: Nibelungengau – Wachau, approx. 45 km

      After visiting the Nibelungen monument you cycle to the renowned Benedictine Abbey of Melk and shortly thereafter enter into the beautiful and well known area of Wachau. After cycling through extensive vineyards you will reach Spitz, which is situated at the foot of the ‘1000-bucket Mountain’. Further on your bike tour leads you into the superb surroundings of an extremely picturesque winery village.

      Day 9: Wachau – Vienna, approx. 19 km + train ride Krems - Vienna

      Today you cycle through the small winery villages of Weissenkirchen and Dürnstein which are well known for their unusual churches and authentic castles. Eventually you approach the 1000-year-old winery and Gothic city of Krems. From Krems a train will take you in comfort to Vienna. Experience the Danube Metropolis, capital of Austria and the “City of Waltz” - it’s a city full of flair with plenty of charm and many attractions.

      Day 10: Vienna

      Before leaving Vienna, don’t forget to visit the famous Naschmarkt (international foods/goods) and stop by the beautiful imperial castle Schönbrunn. 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

      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 timeable 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 (May 23 – September 22), 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:
      • 9 nights in rooms with private facilities
      • Breakfast or 8 x dinner (surcharge, only breakfast in Vienna)
      • Daily luggage transport (1 suitcase per Person/ max. 20 kg)
      • Welcome drink at arrival hotel in Passau
      • 1 bottle of high-level wine in the Wachau Valley per room
      • 2 ferry rides on the Danube incl. bike
      • 1 x train Krems – Vienna incl. bikes
      • 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 13.04. - 17.05.19 daily
      S3 18.05. - 13.09.19 daily
      S2 14.09. - 04.10.19 daily
      S1 05.10. - 19.10.19 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 72
      Child seat 23
      E-bike / Child E-bike 159
      Bike helmet-purchase  25
         
      Transfer  
      Reduction "no return ticket" Vienna-Passau -34
      Supplement train ride Vienna airport – Passau 7
      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) 66/87
      Vienna 4* (dbl/sgl) 67/97

      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, cosy inns and 3-4-star hotels. All of them are typically for this region furnished and will offer you an authentic holiday experience! Often are your hosts also the owners and want you to feel welcomed and at home at their inns.

      Passau

      Hotel Example:4*Hotel Weisser Hase

      Engelhartszell

      Hotel example: Hotel Goldenes Schiff

      Brandstatt/surroundings

      Hotel example: Hotel Dieplinger

      Linz

      Hotel example: Arcotel Nike

      Mauthausen

      Hotel example: Hotel-Gasthof Zur Traube

      Strudengau

      Hotel example: Landgasthof Zur Traube

      Nibelungengau

      Hotel example: Landgasthof zur schönen Wienerin

      Wachau/surroundings

      Hotel example: Gasthof zur Wachau

      Vienna

      Hotel example: roomz Vienna Prater


      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

      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.


       

    • 5,9 22.10.2018 | Kate L. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Light

      Danube 2018

      Really enjoyed the tour, would recommend this tour to others. Well organised.
      • 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 5
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 6
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      4,4 09.10.2018 | Duane L. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Light

      Passau to Vienna

      I would give the organization of the trip a 7 out of 10. For the most part the trip was great. There were a couple areas that could use improvement: 1. We had to fetch our bikes from a central facility, which seemed unnecessary since the bike company ...
      • Overall satisfaction 5
      • Booking handling 3
      • Travel documents 2
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 4
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 5
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 3
      • On-site assistance 4
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 4
      more
      5,2 06.10.2018 | Harriet B. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Light

      Danube tour

      we liked all of the places we stayed except one. Mauthausen was noisy, breakfast late and very minimal. I certainly wish you would have booked us in Enns.
      • Overall satisfaction 5
      • Booking handling 5
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 4
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 5
      • On-site assistance 5
      • Route-character 4
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 5
      more
      5,8 23.04.2018 | Miriam S. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Light

      wonderful experience!

      Excellent tour!! Enjoyable, well organized. All the hotels were great, with the possible exception of the Gasthof Sunne in Aschach. The others were fine, and Gasthof Luger in Wesenufer and Schatz. Kammer in Bad Kreuzen were superb!
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 5
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 6
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 6
      more
      4,5 07.08.2017 | Elaine. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Light

      An excellent tour for beginners

      A great tour. Lovely hotels and helpful staff. The bike trail map book was a little confusing at times but the routes were generally clearly sign posted. The only difficulty was finding the route from Vienna station to the final hotel as the instructions ...
      • Overall satisfaction 5
      • Booking handling 5
      • Travel documents 3
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 3
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 5
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 3
      • On-site assistance 4
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 5
      more
      5,5 27.05.2017 | Victoria P. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Light

      One of Our Best Vacations Ever

      My husband and I booked the Danube Light tour to celebrate our thirty fifth wedding anniversary. We are 65 and 66 and found the extra time and shorter bike days to be perfect for us. We had plenty of time to stop and explore along the way. Ruined ...
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 5
      • Luggage transport 5
      • Route description 6
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 6
      more
      4,5 01.08.2016 | Aslaug N. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Light

      Good route. Very various accomodation and food. Not half pension another time. Too much snitzel and fritaten soup. Not worth the money

      Excellent food in Krems in Gasthof zur Traube and a nice room !!!! Passau ok hotel, but too noisy in the street at night. Linz good. Gasthof zur Baren ok, in Vienna I will prefer Austria Trend Messe rather then Novotel, Mauthausen not 3 star, but very ...
      • Overall satisfaction 3
      • Booking handling 5
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 3
      • Board 3
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 5
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 3
      more
      5,2 20.06.2016 | Daniel E. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Light

      Passau to Vienna with Radreisen

      Radreisen and Claudia Penner did a very thorough job of organizing our bike tour. There were some minor inconsistencies but we were happy enough over all to use them again. We were particularly happy with Claudia?s attentiveness. The hotels surpassed ...
      • Booking handling 5
      • 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 4
      • Price-performance ratio 5
      more
      5,9 24.05.2016 | Miriam S. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Light

      Bike tour rom Passau to Vienna

      This was without a doubt one of the most fantastic experiences of my life. Riding every day through the most beautiful countryside, knowing that everything is arranged and I haven’t a care in the world - it was wonderful! The hotels were excellent, ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 5
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 6
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 6
      more
      6,0 26.06.2015 | Eve P. Danube Cycle Path Light / Passau - Vienna

      Eve and Kevin, Northwest TerritoriesCanada

      Our favourite hotel was the Gasthof zur Sonne
      • 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
      more
      4,8 06.06.2015 | June E. Danube Cycle Path Light / Passau - Vienna

      10 day Leisurely Tour - Passau to Vienna. May 2015

      Due to heavy rain approximately four days of cycling were lost. Alternative transport details i.e. rail, boat or bus with contact numbers should be available as this event cannot be unusual. As foreigners not familiar with the language or having access ...
      • Overall satisfaction 4
      • Booking handling 4
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 3
      • On-site assistance 4
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 5
      more

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