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Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna | Delight

Relax and explore the iconic danube at your own pace

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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. Once in Passau, enjoy a day of leisure by strolling through the narrow and winding streets of this quaint city or simply relax in a typical Bavarian beer garden. Until 4 pm bike hand over – for late arrivals the next morning.

Day 2: Passau – Engelhartszell, approx. 26 km

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

Day 3: Engelhartszell – Eferdinger Valley, approx. 45 km

After traveling 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 impressive scenery! Ride your bike to the quaint picturesque Danube market in Aschach or even further on to Eferding.

Day 4: Eferdinger Valley – Linz, approx. 30 km

Pass the villages of Wilhering 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 Abwinden/Asten to St. Florian, it is time to visit a gorgeous Baroque monastery. After soaking in the Baroque architecture you will continue cycling to the oldest city in Austria, Enns. Visit the old town square with its treasured 60-meter City Tower from the 16th Century, the City Museum nearby as well as the Lauriacum with its significant archaeological collection. After that you will cross the Danube to Mauthausen via ferry.

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

Continue cycling along the Danube through the quaint villages of Naarn, Perg and on to Mitterkirchen. In Mitterkirchen, you find a celtic village with an attractive open-air museum. The bike tour guides you through the Strudengau into the small baroque village of Grein, today’s destination. Subsequently you will visit 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 got time, you should cycle up to Maria Taferl, a famous place of pilgrimage (approx. 10 km bike tour). Continue through seemingly endless terraced vineyards.

Day 8: Nibelungengau – Wachau, approx. 45 km

After visiting the Nibelungen monument your bike tour will lead you from the renowned Benedictine Abbey of Melk into the beautiful and well-known area of Wachau. Passing the extensive vineyards, you will reach Spitz, which is situated at the foot of the “1000-bucket Mountain”. Your bike tour leads you into 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 their authentic castles. Eventually you approach the 1000-year-old winery and Gothic city of Krems. From Krems a train will take you comfortably to Vienna. Experience the Danube Metropolis, capital of Austria and the “City of Waltz”, it’s a city full of flair with charm and attractions.

Day 10: Vienna

Before leaving Vienna, don’t forget to visit the famous Naschmarkt (international foods/goods) or the beautiful imperial castle Schönbrunn. Extension at Vienna or train ride back to Passau (Season 1+2) or comfortably by bus (season 3).


Included services

  • 9 nights in rooms with private facilities

  • Daily breakfast

  • Daily luggage transport (1 suitcase per Person / max. 23 kg)

  • 1 bottle of high-level wine in the Wachau Valley per room

  • 1 x train Krems – Vienna incl. bikes

  • 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 (excl. own bikes)

  • Service-hotline (also on weekends)

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

Dates & Prices



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


    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 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
    Additional night
    Passau or Vienna 4* (dbl/sgl) 89/129

    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, 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: 4*Hotel Passauer Wolf
    Engelhartszell: Hotel Goldenes Schiff
    Brandstatt/surroundings: Hotel Dieplinger
    Linz: Arcotel Nike
    Mauthausen / Au an der Donau: Lettnerhof
    StrudengauLandgasthof Zur Traube
    Nibelungengau: Landgasthof zur schönen Wienerin
    Wachau/surroundings: Gasthof zur Wachau
    Vienna: roomz Vienna Prater

    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

    5,3 of 6 Stars | 16
    Really enjoyed the tour, would recommend this tour to others. Well organised...K.L. 10/21
    5.3 07.10.2019 | Roisin O. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Light

    Vienna Light

    The tour was most enjoyable. However, the directions could have been made clearer. More precise instructions about finding the cycle track, especially in the larger urban areas like Linz, would have been useful. It would have helped also to know in advance ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 5
    • Per-Tour information 5
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 4
    • Bicycle + equipment 4
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    5.9 07.10.2019 | Bill N. Danube Cycle Path Passau - Vienna / Light

    Danube Light Cycle Tour Report

    Overall the trip, its organization, the documentation, accommodation, meals etc. were excellent. The only recommendation I have for future trips to Vienna arranged by Rad & Reisen is to provide better description of the route to follow leading to the ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    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
    • Per-Tour information 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
    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
    • Per-Tour information 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
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