• Travelcode: 033

    Danube Cycle Path Short & Sweet / Passau - Vienna

    Enjoyable short-trip

    • Would you like to cycle along the mighty Danube River, but are short on available time? If that’s the case, then this is the perfect tour for you.

      This direct and to the point tour guides you from Passau to Vienna, one of the most popular cycling paths in Europe. Over the course of six days of cycling you will ride approximately 35 miles per day, with the rest of your time free to explore this beautiful region.

      The ideal combination of cycling and Austrian hospitality will ensure you to have more than enough time to relax and to visit many of the cultural highlights along the Danube.

      >> 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. Once in Passau enjoy your day of leisure by strolling through the narrow and winding streets of this quaint city or simply relax in a typical beer garden. Historical heritage is to be found and encountered around every corner. For centuries the ‘City of Three Rivers’ - i.e. the rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz - have been an inspiration to all who visit Passau, as it is sure to be for you. Between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. bike hand over – for late arrivals on the next morning.

      Day 2: Passau – Linz, approx. 53 km + ship ride Passau-Schlögen

      Starting the tour nice and easy by ship, you travel through the magnificent Schlögener Loop. The Granite Mountains of the Mühlviertel have forced the Danube into a 180-degree bend. Along the wooded lush slopes of the narrow green valley, the river escorts you to the capital of Upper Austria and European Culture Capital of 2009: Linz.

      Day 3: Linz – Strudengau, approx. 60 km

      A worthwhile excursion to Enns, the oldest town in Austria, is highly recommended although it is left up to you to decide. In the gorgeous Baroque village Grein, a few highlights including Austria’s oldest theatre, the Maritime Museum and the city’s impressive castle Greinburg can be visited.

      Day 4: Strudengau – Nibelungengau, approx. 46 km

      Once leaving Grein, you cycle through the stunning Nibelungengau over to Pöchlarn, where you find the monument of Nibelungen and the birthplace of artist Oskar Kokoschka. From a distance and high above the Danube, one of the most famous buildings in the region, the Benedictine Abbey of Melk, salutes you with grandeur.

      Day 5: Nibelungengau – Vienna, approx. 48 km + train ride Krems - Wien

      Today you will experience the captivating landscape of the Wachau Valley where you pass through the extremely romantic winery villages of Spitz, Weißenkirchen and Dürnstein. From there you visit Krems, the 1000-year-old wine growing town complete with its gothic architecture. From Krems you travel by train to the city of Waltz, Vienna.

      6. Tag: Vienna

      Before leaving Vienna, make sure 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

      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 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 € 23,-. Each further person € 6,- (up to 4 people)
         
      • Bustransfer: From 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 fitting helmet.
      Local tax payable on spot (approx. € 1 - 2,5 per person/night)

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    • Included services:
      • 5 nights in rooms with private facilities
      • Breakfast or 4 x dinner (extra charge, in Vienna only breakfast)
      • Daily luggage transport (1 suitcase per person/ max. 20 kg)
      • 1 bottle of high-level wine in the Wachau Valley per room
      • A tasting of regional products
      • 1 x ship Passau- Schlögen incl. bike
      • 1 x train Krems - 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)
      • Service-hotline (also accessible on weekends)
      • 1 x handlebar bag with route book, maps and information material per room
    • Choose Categories

      S2 02.05. - 29.05.20 daily except SUN
      S3 30.05. - 28.08.20 daily except SUN
      S2 29.08. - 25.09.20 daily except SUN
      S1 26.09. - 03.10.20 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) - Passau* - one-way 69
      Transfer Munich (airport) - Passau* - both directions 119
       *Supplement for Transfer up/to Munich City/Trainstation - Passau / 1-8 Persons 40
      Additional night
      Passau 3* (dbl/sgl) 57/80
      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

      Selected and comfortable inns, hotels and bed & breakfasts of 3* niveau. All of them have their own typical Austrian style and are often furnished with interior which is specially typical for these surroundings. Your host is often owner as well and he will do his best to fullfill all your wishes as best he can. They will try to make your stay unforgetable do their best to feel you welcomed during your stay!

      Passau

      Hotel exampll: IBB Hotel Passau Süd

      Linz

      Hotel example: Hotel Donauwelle

      Strudengau

      Hotel example: Gasthof Schatzkastl

      Nibelungengau

      Hotel example: Zur schönen Wienerin

      Wien

      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.


       

    • 4,5 16.08.2017 | Joyce G. Danube Cycle Path Short & Sweet / Passau - Vienna

      My comments about the trip.

      There was no personal service. It would have been nice when we picked up our bikes if the person could have told us a little about the route and how the map works. We are from the United States and did not know how the trains work. It would be nice to ...
      • Booking handling 5
      • Travel documents 4
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 3
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 5
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 3
      • On-site assistance 3
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 5
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      5,9 17.09.2016 | Reginald M. Danube Cycle Path Short & Sweet / Passau - Vienna

      We really enjoyed it.

      Excellent
      • 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
      more
      5,4 01.07.2016 | Amado L. Danube Cycle Path Short & Sweet / Passau - Vienna

      Beautiful bike vacations

      Everything was very good. Regading the guide route book even though is good it will be more easy to have the book and one page description of the route to simplyfy the information. Specially because the travel documents with the book are given with very ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 5
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 5
      • Luggage transport 5
      • Route description 5
      • On-site assistance 5
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 6
      more
      5,0 28.06.2016 | Amado L. Danube Cycle Path Short & Sweet / Passau - Vienna

      Important

      it is important that our problems were solved promptly It would be very important if you have a Hot line 24 hours a day (at least a mail)as you have before One Page of a brief tour description would be important besides the book which is a little complicated ...
      • Booking handling 5
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 5
      • Luggage transport 5
      • Route description 4
      • On-site assistance 5
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 5
      more
      5,8 28.06.2016 | Tatiana S. Danube Cycle Path Short & Sweet / Passau - Vienna

      Wonderful but short trip

      Wonderful but very short trip. Organization of a bicycle trip, route map, hotels, breakfasts, luggage transportation - everything was perfect, no complaints.Small Austriantowns among vineyards and orchards were delicious. Bikes were perfectly tuned which ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 6
      • On-site assistance 6
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 6
      more
      4,3 10.06.2015 | Daphna N. Danube Cycle Path Short & Sweet / Passau - Vienna

      Nice bike ride in beautiful country

      Great season for riding the Danube bike path
      • Overall satisfaction 5
      • Booking handling 5
      • Travel documents 4
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 4
      • Board 4
      • Luggage transport 5
      • Route description 3
      • On-site assistance 3
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 4
      • Price-performance ratio 5
      more

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