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Danube Bike Trail: classic, Passau - Vienna

The classic of all bike tours

Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
729.00 €
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729.00 €

Along the “Beautiful blue Danube” there is the most popular cycle path in Europe: the cycling classic from Passau to Vienna offers magical river valleys with steep, wooded slopes, vineyards and orchards and a legendary land of culture, with countless monuments from the Roman era, Nibelungen and Crusaders. Whether Schlogener Loop, Strudengau, Nibelungengau or Wachau - each region has its own special charm. And everywhere, wine taverns and inns invite you to relax and pamper you with the Austrian cuisine. You cycle mostly on the banks of the Danube on excellent bike paths. You need have no fear of any steep inclines - the route is not only beautiful but also almost continuously flat. Look forward to Vienna and the numerous monumental buildings, such as the State Opera, the town hall, the Burgtheater, etc., built in the second half of the 19th century.


Prince Bishop Opera House Passau
The theater in the Prince Bishop opera-house, mostly simply municipal theatre Passau called, is a theatre in Passau with approx. 350 seats with redoubt hall.

Fürstbischöfliches Opernhaus

The well-known town Spitz lies on the left bank of the Danube in the heart of the Wachau.


Lentos Art Museum
'The Lentos art museum counts with his international collection to the most important museums of modern art in Austria.

Lentos Kunstmuseum

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
The Academy of Fine Arts was built from 1872 to 1876 draught by Theophil Hansen and today has university status.

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace
The former summer residence of the Habsburgs impresses with imperial ceremonial rooms and magnificent gardens. Maria Theresa, Emperor Franz Joseph, Empress Elisabeth and others once resided here.

Schönbrunn Palace


Danube Bike Trail: classic, Passau - Vienna

Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
729.00 €
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We recommend to arrive early in the three-river town of Passau, so you can visit the Old Town and the cathedral with the largest church organ in the world. Alternatively, arrival in the Baroque city Schärding, possibility of free parking (17 km to Passau).

Look forward to your bike tail, as you cycle along the beautiful Danube, first directly to Engelhartszell. Here, you'll see the only Trappist monastery in Austria. Through the nature reserve Donauleiten you cycle comfortably to the famous Schlögen Danube River Bend. Here, granite stone was too hard an obstacle for the river to pass through and the water had to make a 180° bend. You take the ferry to the other side of the Danube. Here you reach your hotel and you have time to enjoy the views of this magnificent natural phenomenon. 

With pleasure you cycle through the narrow Danube valley. Take a break at the old Baroque market of Aschach and visit the pretty town of Ottensheim before you reach Linz (European Capital of Culture 2009) with its wonderful Old Town. Here, the attraction is the Old Town with many restaurants and wonderful locations for a pause.

Through meadows and forests you cycle to St. Florian, visit the famous monastery and follow the beautiful bike path to Enns, the oldest city of Austria. See the main-square with the symbol of Enns – a 60 m high city tower from the 16th century. From Enns you cycle further directly along the Danube till you reach the beautiful Baroque town Grein.

Today a beautiful section of the Danube awaits you. Enjoy your trip through the wild Strudengau, once a crucial and much dreaded part by Danube skippers. Take your time to visit Nibelungengau and Maria Taferl, a popular and beautifully located pilgrim’s church, attracting thousands of pilgrims every year. Also you should explore the historic Nibelungengau and take some time for the pilgrimage Maria Taferl. This church to the Virgin Mary sits picturesquely enthroned on a hilltip 233 m above the Danube. From this perch, visitos enjoy a sweeping 300 km view extending over the Danube Valley to the hills of the Mostviertel and beyond to the Alps.

Look forward to the "pinnacle stage" of the tour through the Wachau. Enjoy the charming ambiance of the Wachau region (UNESCO World Heritage site) and its so typical orchards and look forward to a wine tasting. Overnight in Krems/Traismauer/Tulln.

Today you cycle on the Danube cycle path past Castle Greifenstein and Klosterneuburg and finally you reach the city of Vienna with its own special flair. Take your time to explore Vienna, marvel at the St. Stephen's Cathedral and treat yourself to a piece of cake in one of the so-typical coffee houses.

Your bike tour ends today after breakfast in the hotel.


Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

All-carefree service
    • Overnight stay with breakfast
    • Room with D/bath/WC
    • Luggage transport
    • Cycling map with marked route
    • Digital route guidance via smartphone app
    • Tips for trip preparation
    • Tourist information
    • 7-day hotline service
further included services
  • Personal tour informaton
  • Ferry from Au-Schlögen incl. bikes
  • Wine tasting at the Wachau
Things to know about your trip:

Below you will find specific information about the bike tour Passau-Wien. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421-886890.

Arrival by train

Passau is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. We recommend to take a taxi from the station to get to our partner hotels in Passau. Current schedule information and price information can be found at: www.bahn.de.

Train schedule information

Parking facilities

The most of the partner hotels in Passau provide parking facilities for the entire duration of your bike trip (for a fee, subject to availability). There are parking facilities in Passau in public garages ca. 45,00 EUR per week. Alternative you find parking facilities in Schärding at the Eurobike-ground near the bike path. Detailed information on parking you will receive together with the detailed travel documents two weeks prior to departure.

Condition of cycle paths

You cycle mostly on bike paths or quiet roads. The mostly flat route and the well-developed infrastructure makes the Danube Cycle Route one of the most family-friendly long-distance routes. It often runs in the immediate vicinity of rivers sometimes also on an Danube embankment from where you have a great view of the river.

Available rental bikes

You can choose between either 7-speed unisex bikes with hub gears and coaster brake or 21-speed ladies' or men's bikes with derailleur gears and freewheel as well as electric bikes (unisex).

Transfer back to the starting point
Daily in the afternoon there is the possibility to transfer back to Passau with a small bus (with bike trailer). The driver comes to pick you up at your hotel and has enough space for you, your luggage and (when required) your own bicycle. The bus takes you back to your first hotel, thus ensuring a perfect return service without transfer and the hassle of hauling luggage.

Additional nights during the cycling trip

The booking of additional nights is possible in every regular accommodation place. Please contact us for more information. 

Costs which are not included in the travel price

A possibly resulting tourist tax is not part of the travel price and therefore it has to be paid locally in the Hotel.

7 day hotline service

Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossibe to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.

Passport and visa requirements

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

For all those who want to combine comfort with sustainability and only require digital travel documents, we grant a discount of € 20.00 per room.
Please let us know at the time of booking whether you would like to use printed or digital travel documents.

Your travel expert for this tour

I provide you with advice and assistance

Steffi Groß

Travel Expert

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