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Danube Cycle Path / Passau - Vienna / Danube Delicacies

Austrian culinary delights on two wheels

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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: go for a walk through the picturesque old part of town. Until 4 p.m. bike hand over – for late arrivals on the next morning.

Day 2: Passau – Region Schlögener Loop, approx. 50 km

Along the Danube cycle path you cycle downstream past Engelhartszell to the Schlögener Loop. In the evening, the Mühlviertler beer culinary spoils your senses. After the refreshing pear frizzante; as an aperitif, a three-course themed menu with corresponding beer specialities from the Mühlviertler breweries follows.

Day 3: Region Schlögener Loop – Linz, approx. 45 km

Numerous inns along the Danube invite you to a hearty Brettljause and foam-crowned Mühlviertler beers. Cheers! In Linz you can taste the Original Linzer Torte during a visit to a coffee house in the picturesque old town.

Day 4: Linz – Strudengau, approx. 60 km

This section offers a lot to see: Enns, the oldest city in Austria, untouched meadows and orchards until you finally reach Ardagger. Tip: The Ardagger Abbey’s spice factory offers all kinds of regional delicacies.

Day 5: Strudengau – Maria Taferl, approx. 43 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.

Day 6: Maria Taferl – Wachau, approx. 50 km

Another highlight of this tour is the chance to cycle through the magnificent Wachau. A landscape, where you will find terraced vineyards, apricot groves interspersed with castles, palaces and monasteries. There is also the possibility to take a break off your bike and relax on a short boat excursion. On your way to Krems you cycle through the winery villages of Spitz, Weißkirchen and Dürnstein. Cycling 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: Wachau – Vienna, approx. 40 km + train ride Traismauer – Tulln

You cycle into Krems from where you depart by train. After arriving in Tulln, you will ride your bike for the last time on this tour directly through the Vienna Woods (Wiener Wald) and pass through "The Gates of Vienna". Along the way don’t forget to stop in and visit the impressive monastery in Klosterneuburg and then continue on to "The City of Music": Vienna. A visit at the k&k Hofzuckerbäcker Demel is the sweet end of your bike tour.

Day 8: 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 (Season 1+2) or comfortable by bus (season 3).

Services

  • 7 nights in room with private facilities

  • Daily breakfast

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

  • Mühlviertler beer tasting (3-course theme menu, Most-Frizzante as aperitif, 3 corresponding beer specialities from the Mühlviertler breweries)

  • Tasting of the original Linzer Torte (1 piece of cake and 1 cup of coffee or tea)

  • 1 x wine tasting in the Wachau Valley (4 wines)

  • Sweet "Demel snack" (1 piece of Demel cake and tea or coffee)

  • 1 x train ride: Krems – 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 (advanced notification necessary)

  • Daily restaurant tips for lunch and dinner

  • Service-hotline (also on weekends)

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

Dates & Prices

Dates

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    Season / Period
    Type
    S2   23.03. - 26.04.24
    S3   27.04. - 20.09.24
    S2   21.09. - 04.10.24
    S1   05.10. - 19.10.24

    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
    Vienna or Passau 4* (dbl/sgl) 76/110

    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

    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: 4*Hotel Passauer Wolf
    Region Schlögener Loop: 3* Gasthof Aumüller
    Linz: 4*Hotel Prielmayerhof
    Strudengau: 3* Landgasthof Winter
    Maria Taferl: 4*Hotel Schachner
    Krems/surroundings: 4* Hotel Kirchenwirt
    Vienna: 4*ARCOTEL Kaiserwasser/Donauzentrum/Wimberger


    NoteThe mentioned hotels are primarily booked. If one hotel is not available, your stay will be at least in a same category hotel. Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.

    Bicycle

    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.

    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. € 1-3 per person/night)

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