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Danube Cycle Path Classic / Passau - Vienna

Highlights between Passau and Vienna

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Route

Tour profile / level 1

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

Day 1: Passau

Individual arrival. 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. Until 4 pm bike hand over – for late arrivals on the next morning.

Day 2: Passau – Schlögener Loop, approx. 41 km

Start the first cycling route through the Upper Danube Valley to Schlögen. In Engelhartszell, you can visit the one and only “Trappist“ monastery in Austria and you can even sample some delicious liqueurs straight from the convent. Continue the journey to the impressive “Schlögener Loop”, where the river makes a complete 180-degrees turn.

Day 3: Schlögener Loop – Linz, approx. 55 km

Between the banks of the Danube there are small passenger ferries waiting for you to take them. Next, you cycle through the slowly widening fertile basin of Eferding and further to Linz, the capital of Upper Austria and European Culture Capital of 2009. Enjoy a magical summer evening doing some shopping around the lovely main square of the city.

Day 4: Linz – Strudengau, approx. 60 km

An excursion to Enns, the oldest town in Austria is highly recommended and worthwhile in any case. This leg guides you through beautiful meadows and tranquil hinterland while passing the celtic village Mitterkirchen, rolling by the majestic church in Baumgartenberg and on to the romantic castle of Clam.

Day 5: Strudengau – Nibelungengau, approx. 50 km

Today’s tour is enjoyed by cycling through the fascinating landscape of tall and densely wooded rock formations on both sides of the Danube. High above the Danube is the Pilgrimage Church of Maria Taferl. From there, you are greeted from afar by the marvellous Benedictine Monastery of Melk.

Day 6: Nibelungengau – Krems/surroundings, approx. 50 km

Another highlight of your bike tour is the magnificent Wachau Valley. A landscape where you will find vineyards, apricot groves, castles, palaces and monasteries. There is the possibility tacking a break from cycling on an excursion boat. On your way to Krems you cycle through the winery villages of Spitz, Weißkirchen and Dürnstein. Through these charming villages you will see quaint alluring taverns, which are just waiting to present Austrian hospitality at its best. Something you have to experience first-hand.

Day 7: Krems/surroundings – Vienna, approx. 40 km + train ride Krems – Tulln

By train you will depart from this UNESCO World Cultural Heritage region. Shortly before Vienna, the valley narrows once again, the Danube enters through the Vienna Gate at the edge of the Vienna Woods (Wiener Wald) and guides you via Klosterneuburg to the “The City of Music”: Vienna.

Day 8: Vienna

Some say that one must personally experience this great city. A few of the must-sees include the famous Naschmarkt (international food/goods market), the City Opera, the Ringstrasse, (a beautiful boulevard with imposing buildings which bear witness to ancient times) and of course the gorgeous imperial castle Schönbrunn. Extension at Vienna or train ride back to Passau (Season 1+2) or comfortable by bus (season 3).

Services

  • 7 nights in chosen category, rooms with private facilities

  • Breakfast or 6x dinner for surcharge (in Vienna breakfast only) - Halfboard only possible in Cat. A+B

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

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

  •  A tasting of regional products

  • 1 x train Krems/surroundings – Tulln or Traismauer – Tulln incl. bike

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

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    Information
    Booking
    • S2   23.03. - 26.04.24
    • Category A
    • daily
    • S3   27.04. - 20.09.24
    • Category A
    • daily
    • S2   21.09. - 04.10.24
    • Category A
    • daily
    • S1   05.10. - 19.10.24
    • Category A
    • daily
    • S2   23.03. - 26.04.24
    • Category B
    • daily
    • S3   27.04. - 20.09.24
    • Category B
    • daily
    • S2   21.09. - 04.10.24
    • Category B
    • daily
    • S1   05.10. - 19.10.24
    • Category B
    • daily
    • S2   23.03. - 26.04.24
    • Category C
    • daily
    • S3   27.04. - 20.09.24
    • Category C
    • daily
    • S2   21.09. - 04.10.24
    • Category C
    • daily
    • S1   05.10. - 19.10.24
    • Category C
    • 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
    21-speed-bike, childrens bike, child trailer 99
    Child seat 39
    E-bike / Child E-bike 219
    Bike helmet-purchase 40
    Rental bike disclaimer touring/e-bike 19/45
       
    Transfer
    Reduction "no return ticket" Vienna-Passau -34
    Additional cost for train from Vienna airport 12
    Private transfer Munich - Passau - one-way / 1-8 persons
    from airport or city
    from 270
       
    Additional night
    Passau 4*, Cat. A+B (dbl/sgl) 76/110
    Passau 3*, Cat. C (dbl/sgl) 59/82
    Vienna 4*, Cat. A (dbl/sgl) 104/184
    Vienna 4*, Cat. B (dbl/sgl) 76/110
    Vienna 3*, Cat. C (dbl/sgl) 70/105

    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

    Accommodation

    Hotel samples

    Category A

    Well-chosen, modern 4-star hotels with all conceivable comfort, for the most part also with wellness facilities, for example swimming pool and/or sauna and jacuzzi. In case all 4 star hotels are fully booked we arrange the best possible 3-star hotel.

    Passau: 4*Passauer Wolf
    Schlögener Loop: 4*Hotel Donauschlinge
    Linz: 4*Hotel Courtyard by Marriott Kongresshotel Linz GmbH
    Strudengau: 4*Hotel Aumühle
    Nibelungengau: 4*Hotel zum Schwarzen Bär
    Krems/surroundings: Steigenberger Avance Hotel and Spa 4*
    Vienna: 4* Boutique Hotel Das Tigra


    Category B

    Predominantly well-chosen 4-star hotels with comfort, in rural regions also very comfortable 3-star inns/hotels with a private and family atmosphere and the quite personal care. Here you can enjoy the worldwide known Austrian guest friendliness.

    Passau: mK Hotel
    Schlögener Loop: 4*Revita Hotel Kocher
    Linz: 4*Park Inn
    Strudengau: 3*Hotel Schatzkammer
    Nibelungengau: Wachauerhof Renner
    Krems/surroundings: 3* Hotel Unter den Linden
    Vienna: 4* Hotel Roomz Prater


    Category C

    Well-chosen, comfortable inns and pensions of 3 star categories which distinguish themselves by their quite special personal mark. They are comfortable, often in a design typical for the region and provide a very authentic holiday experience. Your host is sometimes also the owner, who wants that you feel like at home.

    Passau: IBB Hotel Passau Süd
    Schlögener Loop: Gasthof Draxler
    Linz: Hotel Donauwelle
    Strudengau: Gasthof zur Zugbrücke
    Nibelungengau: Gasthof zur schönen Wienerin
    Krems/surroundings: Hotel Zum Goldenen Engel
    Vienna: Arcotel (Kaiserwasser, Wimberger or Donauzentrum)


    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.

    Bicycle

    Bicycles inclusive panniers

    Trekking bikes

    • Ladies trekking bike 21-speed, freewheel, 28 inch tyres
    • Men’s 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.

    Details see under "Dates and Prices"

    Useful

    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.


    Transfer

    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)

    Bustransfer
    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 - 2,50 per person/night)

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