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    Danube Cycle Path / Passau - Vienna / Danube Delicacies

    Enjoy the Austrian hospitality...

    • Please note: You can only take part in this trip if you are vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19!
      As of Oct 2022, subject to change.

      Feel save, book flexible: FREE rebooking up to 6 weeks prior arrival to any alternative date in 2021 - applies to bookings between May 01 and June 15 2021 , the price of the newly selected date 2021 applies in the event of a rebooking.

      Rebooking FREE OF CHARGE until 28 days prior tour start; valid for all new bookings between May 01 and ***September 15 2021***. Valid for all tour-dates 2021 – the price of the newly selected date 2021 applies in the event of a rebooking.

      Learn to love the variety from Austria’s kitchens and cellars!

      With this Danube cycle path variant you can taste delicious culinary delights: beer specialities from the region "Mühlviertel", excellent wines from the wine cellars of the Wachau Valley and sweet delicacies at the K&K-Hofkonditorei Demel in Vienna. Your palate will jubilate! 

      Alternative tour: >> Danube Impressions - from Passau to Vienna and back by bike+boat<<

      Feel save, book flexible: FREE rebooking up to 6 weeks prior arrival to any alternative date in 2021 - applies to bookings between May 01 and June 15 2021 , the price of the newly selected date 2021 applies in the event of a rebooking.

      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 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 – Region Schlögener Loop, approx. 41 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. 55 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

      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 – 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 Durnstein. 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.

      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).
    • 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 € 7,-

      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 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
      The bike hand over is located near the Globus Garage. Parking is only possible if you fill in >> this form.
      parking garage: € 8,- per day/car
      parking lot : € 5,- per day/car
      Important: Car acceptance is only possible in the period from 12pm to 3pm.

      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 € 23,-. Each further person € 6,- up to 4 people)

      From May 21 - September 16 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

      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)


    • Included services

      • 7 nights in rooms with private facilities

      • Breakfast

      • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel (1 suitcase per Person/ max. 23 kg)

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

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

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

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

      • 1x train ride: Krems – Tulln or Traismauer - Tulln incl. bike

      • 1x train ride Vienna – Passau (transfer of own bike not included) in season 1+2

      • 1x bus ride Vienna - Passau (incl. own bike ) in season 3, train ride back possible (excl. own. bike)
        (advanced notification necessary)

      • Daily lunch and dinner recommendations

      • 1x handlebar bag with individualised route book and information material per room (also available as GPX file)

    • Dates


        Season / Period
        • S2   08.04. - 28.04.23
        • daily
        • S3   29.04. - 22.09.23
        • daily
        • S2   23.09. - 06.10.23
        • daily
        • S1   07.10. - 21.10.23
        • daily


        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 88
        Child seat 39
        E-bike, Children E-bike 198
        Bike helmet-purchase 39
        Reduction "no return ticket" Vienna-Passau -30
        Supplement train ride Vienna airport – Passau 10
        Private transfer Munich  - Passau - one-way / 1-8 persons
        from 240
        Additional night
        Passau + Vienna 4* (dbl/sgl) 76/99

        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

        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* Gasthof Schiffsmeisterhaus

        Maria Taferl: 4*Hotel Schachner

        Krems/surroundings: 4* Hotel Donauhof

        Vienna: 4*ARCOTEL Kaiserwasser

        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 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.

        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"

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