• Picturesque villages, gently landscapes and Austrian cuisine
  • Danube Loop of Schlögen, cultural metropolis Linz and Greinburg Castle
  • Benedictine Abbey of Melk, wines of Wachau & Kunstmeile Krems
8 Days
7 Nights
270 Total kms
38.571428571429 km/day (avg)
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A relaxing and all level tour which leads you towards the legendary city of Vienna following the mighty Danube downriver through the Austrian countryside. The Danube Cycle Path runs mostly flat, well signposted and maintained paths and roads with little car traffic and few, gentle downhills. A great way to discover the culture and history of the legedary river that runs through heart of Europe.

Tour Route

Day
1
Schärding/Passau

Individual arrival either to the baroque city Schärding am Inn or to the three-river-city Passau.
Day
2
Upper Danube Valley
to
Passau

(approx. 30 - 58 km) From Schärding you cycle along the Inn to Passau, where you can visit the cathedral with the largest church organ in the world. Further east you reach the next highlight, abbey Engelszell, Austria's only Trappist monastery. From mid-April till early October the route can be shortened by catching a ferry boat which affords lovely views.
30km
58km
Day
3
Passau
to
Linz

Today’s first highlight is the Danube Loop of Schlögen (“Schlögener Donauschlinge”), where the granite forces the river into an extremely tight loop. In Aschach the valley widens and you cycle through the fertile basin of Eferding. The baroque Monastery of Wilhering is the perfect place to rest before you reach the cultural city of Linz. Accommodation directly in Linz or in Ottensheim.
50km
65km
Day
4
Linz
to
Ardagger/Grein

Ardagger/Grein (approx. 50 - 65 km) As you leave Linz, you cycle through a rural landscape. In Mauthausen the concentration camp memorial testifies to a dark chapter in history. In the mariner town of Grein the Greinburg Castle, perched on its hilltop, is a highlight, as well as oldes city theatre in Austria and the Maritime Museum. Overnight accommodation in Ardagger/Grein or also in Wallsee.
50km
60km
Day
5
Ardagger/Grein
to
Wachau

Through romantic Strudengau you cycle to the ancient Roman town of Ybbs where the undulating landscape of the Nibelungengau begins. From a distance, you see the pilgrimage church of Maria Taferl which towers over the Danube valley. In Melk, the Benedictine Abbey is a highlight and of course the entire Wachau region, as well. Accommodation in the region between Maria Taferl and Spitz.
50km
68km
Day
6
Wachau
to
Traismauer/Tulln

Today you experience the most beautiful part of your journey, the picturesque Wachau. Pedaling through emerald vineyards and lush orchards, you discover Dürnstein. You can shorten this cycling stage by ship through the Wachau (approx. mid-April till end of October, by your own). Worth seeing is the historic centre of Krems with its arcaded courtyards and baroque town houses. The day's destination is Traismauer/Tulln. Accommodation also available in Krems (on the next day then approx. 76 km to Vienna, can be shortened by train on your own).
54km
76km
Day
7
Traismauer/Tulln
to
Vienna

Near Vienna the valley narrows again and leads through Klosterneuburg and into the region of Vienna famous for its café culture and its many sights. Let's discover the city in a urban bike ride and let the journey end with a leisurely evening at a Heurigen (wine tavern). The luggage transfer ends in Vienna.
36km
64km
Day
8
Vienna

Individual departure Additional nights in Vienna, as well as a guided city bike tour of Vienna available. An extension to Bratislava is also possible.

FAQs

  • - Accommodation according to the booked category, all rooms with bath/shower and toilet - Breakfast (mostly buffet)if booked half board, 3course dinner meal - Luggage transfer (Unlimited number of pieces of luggage) - Personal tour information in Schärding - Free parking space in Schärding - Extensive travel documents (route descriptions, maps, references to sights,...) - Danube Card (min. 20 % discount on the regular admission at more than 70 cooperation-partners) - 7-days-service-hotline

Prices

Low Season
01 Apr - 07 Apr
Departs
Everyday
Mid Season
08 Apr - 12 May
Departs
Everyday
High Season
13 May - 17 Sep
Departs
Everyday
Mid Season
18 Sep - 22 Oct
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Everyday
Low Season
23 Oct - 31 Oct
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Everyday
Self Guided / per person
Standard Adult Double €455€500€545€500€455
Adult Single €610€655€700€655€610
Premium Adult Double €515€565€615€565€515
Adult Single €710€760€810€760€710
Premium Plus Adult Double €595€650€705€650€595
Adult Single €820€875€930€875€820

Notes
7, 9, 10,11,12 day variants available, contact us regarding trip extensions including: VIENNA 2 night extension (incl. admission St. Stephan’s Cathedral), VIENNA CITY BIKE TOUR PER BIKE and trip tu BRATISLAVA














Extras

Bike rental €75
e-Bike rental €165
Departure transfer €50
Extra Nights Available / shared y
Extra Nights Available / single y

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