Danube bike trail: farm tour, Passau - Vienna
Cycling from farm to farm
Experience the classic bike tour with your children and cycle comfortably along the Danube from Passau to the Austrian capital Vienna. Look forward to a special bike tour with overnight stays at farms and riding stables as well as in a modern city hotel in Vienna. Enjoy the bike routes along the Schlögener Schlinge, in the impressive Strudengau and in the Wachau, Austria's most famous wine-growing region. The return trip from Vienna to Passau is included so that you can just cycle and relax. The children will find plenty of opportunities to play far away from city life on the family farm accommodation in a rural idyll. You can also look forward to attractive discounts for children (e.g. 100% for children up to an age of 6). More information you will find below "Worth knowing".
1. day Arrival Passau
Arrive early to Passau and look forward to a walk through the pretty "New Center" of the three-river city. Passau's center has been completely redesigned and now offers a wonderful car-free pedestrian zone. We definitely recommend a short tour of the cathedral with a concert on the largest church organ in the world (except on Sundays and public holidays).
2. day Passau - Feldkirchen area ca. 55 km per bike und 39 km boat trip
You can take the Danube boat to Kasten. Then you cycle past the picturesque Engelszell Abbey, through the Schlögener Schlinge to Feldkirchen. On today's farm you will find orchards, chickens, rabbits and a cat who likes to be petted. Try the farm's own apple juice and go on an exciting excursion by rowing boat.
3. day Feldkirchen area - Mitterkirchen ca. 55 km
In the morning you cycle comfortably along the Danube to Ottensheim. Via train you arrive Linz. Enjoy a leisurely break in this bright green city and try the famous Linz cake. A visit to Kasperl & Seppy in the imaginative Linz puppet theater is a great experience, especially for children. Then you cycle on the Danube Cycle Path through the Machland to Mittenkirchen. Explore in the open-air museum "Keltendorf" what life was like a few thousand years ago. In your accomodation today, you can try the farm's own specialties such as goat cheese, fruit juices and home-baked bread. The children can end the day by playing on the climbing tower, sliding, swinging or petting goats.
4. day Mitterkirchen - Hengstberg ca. 35 km
Enjoy a cozy farm breakfast before you reach the charming town of Grein in a short drive. The pearl of the Strudengau invites you to linger with its long-established inns, pastry shops and the Biedermeier coffee house. Visit the imposing Greinburg Castle, which impresses with its knight's hall. The cyclist's farm is quickly reached. The children's playground and many petting animals will delight the children in the afternoon.
5. day Hengstberg - Aggstein ca. 50 km
Today you cycle through Austria's most famous wine-growing region - the Wachau. Visit Melk, the “gateway to the Wachau”, and stroll through the city park with its modern playground. Enjoy a small wine tasting at one of the numerous wineries that are located along the Danube Cycle Path to Aggstein. At the foot of the legendary Aggstein mountain ruins, you will find today's cycling farm, which welcomes you with cats and chickens and the goats Flecki and Flocki. The farmers are happy to open their farm gates for you and let you participate in everyday farm life.
6. day Aggstein - Krems ca. 30 km
Visit the Aggstein castle ruins! You can expect a fabulous experience and a fantastic view of the Danube valley. We continue through the vineyards along the Danube to the well-known resort town of Spitz. The old wine-growing village invites you to linger with its Renaissance and Baroque houses and the wonderful square in front of the late Gothic church. Dürnstein, one of the most famous tourist destinations in Austria, is reached quickly. Take a break at the summer pool and one of the many playgrounds before the family wine farm welcomes you in Krems. In the afternoon, enjoy the quiet location between vineyards and orchards while the children play on the playground in the garden of the large property.
7. day Krems - Wien ca. 40 km per bike and ca. 38 km train ride
Look forward to this stage of your family bike tour along the Austrian Danube, which will take you to the metropolis of Vienna. After breakfast, stroll through the idyllic alleys and marvel at the impressive thousand-year history of Krems. Then take the train to Tulln. Visit the Roman Museum in the Marc Aurel Park, which shows life in the Roman camp in the period from 90 - 500 AD with many original finds, pictures, figures and models. Later you cycle comfortably to Vienna. Visit Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Vienna Hofburg and enjoy a Fiaker tour or a ride on the 64.75 m high Ferris wheel in the Vienna Prater. A visit to one of the traditional coffee houses and the “Sacher” hotel, which is known for its famous Sachertorte, will sweeten your bike tour in the afternoon. Finally, you will spend the night in a modern hotel in Vienna.
8. day Wien departure
Your family bike tour along the Danube ends after breakfast. The return transfer to Passau takes place by train or bus (transfer of your own bikes not included). Would you like to stay longer? No problem, we would be happy to book additional nights for you in Vienna or Passau.
prices & services
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Prices are per person.
09.09. – 23.09.2023
29.04. – 19.05.2023
20.05. – 08.04.2023
bookable additional nights
- 7 x nights at lovely farms and sometimes private guest houses, in Passau and Vienna 3-star hotel along the Danube cycle path incl. buffet breakfast
- Luggage transport
- 1 x ferry ride along the Danube, incl. bike
- 1 x boat trip Passau–Kasten, incl. bike
- 1 x train ride Ottensheim–Linz, incl. bike
- 1 x train ride Krems–Tulln, incl. bike
- 1 x return transfer Vienna-Passau by bus or train
- Your personal cycle route in an individualised cycle book, as a digital application for computer and mobile phone, GPX data for your navigation device
- 1 x high quality handlebar bag for a perfect transport of your travel documents per room
- 7 days hotline service
Worth knowing about Passau - Wien, farm tour
Below please find more information about your bike trip. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421-886890.
Arrival by train
Passau is accessible by train. We recommend to take a taxi from the station to get to our partner hotels in Passau. Current schedule and price information can be found at
Parking facilities in Passau
In Passau, parking spaces are available in the Globus Garage Passau (reservation necessary), directly at the bike station. The costs for a parking space in a closed and covered parking garage amount to approx. 8,00 EUR per day, for a locked but outdoor parking ground 5,00 EUR per day (reservation and payment with booking). Detailed information on parking in Passau, you will receive together with the travel documents two weeks prior to departure.
Condition of cycle path
The route from Passau to Vienna is characterized by scenic beauty and very well-developed bike paths. You mostly ride on cycle paths or roads with little traffic. The mostly flat route and the well-developed infrastructure make the Danube Cycle Path to one of the most family-friendly long-distance routes. It often runs in the immediate vicinity of the river, sometimes alternatively on the parallel Danube dam with a wonderful view of the river.
Available rental bikes
You can choose between ladies´and men's bicycles either with 7-speed gear shift and coaster brake or 27-speed gear shift and freewheel or electric bikes. Children's bikes, child trailers and child seats are also available on request. You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.
Transfer back to the starting point of the journey
The return transfer from Vienna to Passau is already included in the tour price. In Season 1 and 2 by train (transfer of your own bike not included), in Season 3 you have the option to return to Passau either by bus (transfer of your own bike included) or by train (transfer of your own bike not included). If you do not want to make use of the included return trip from Vienna to Passau, you will get a reduction of 30,00 EUR per person.
3rd and 4th person in extra bed with 2 full-paying persons:
100% for children up to 6 years
50% for children from 7-11 years
25% for children from 12-14 years
10% for children from 15 years
If there are no rooms available in the mentioned farms, the tour route can be changed. Of course we will inform you about this in advance.
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 (ca. € 1,00 – 2,50 per person/per night) payable on spot.
7 day hotline service
In case of chain breakdown, flooding or other bad surprises that makes a continuation of your tour impossible: no problem, we also work during weekends and you can reach us 7 days a week in case of emergency.
Passport and visa requirements, health regulations
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
Corona travel information:
Before booking your trip, please inform yourself about the measures in place to contain the Corona pandemic.
An up-to-date overview of applicable measures and travel and safety advice regarding Covid-19 for all countries in the EU and Switzerland can be found here:
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Corona virus and holiday planning
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.
Three rivers from three directions - the Danube from the west, the Inn from the south and the Ilz from the north - make the landscape at the Dreiflüsseeck a unique beauty. In addition, there is the baroque old town, which was created by Italian masters in the 17th century and in the center of which there is the majestic St. Stephen's Cathedral with the largest cathedral organ in the world. Here charm and beauty, history and culture, art and experience go hand in hand.
In the middle of the legendary Strudengau lies the old Schiffermarkt St. Nikola. Picturesquely embedded between forest-covered mountains and the river, this area is one of the most scenic parts of the Danube valley. Well-run restaurants and private pensions offer a delicious cuisine. Quiet forests and hiking trails invite to go on a hiking tour with a wonderful view over the Danube valley, castles and ruins.
The Aggstein castle ruins are the remains of a castle on the right bank of the Danube in the Wachau, whose origins go back to the 12th century. The castle ruins are about 300 meters above the right bank of the Danube on a rock spur that runs in an east-west direction.
At the exit of the Wachau, one of the most beautiful sections of the Danube Valley, lies the lovely twin town of Krems-Stein. Krems an der Donau is worth a visit at any time of the year! Immerse yourself in the land on the Nibelungen.
The Albertina not only owns one of the largest and most valuable graphic collections in the world with works such as Dürer's “Feldhase” and Klimt's studies of women. Her new permanent collection presents modern masterpieces and thus spans the range from Monet to Picasso to Baselitz. As the largest Habsburg residential palace, the Albertina is enthroned at the southern tip of the Hofburg on one of the last bastion walls in Vienna.
Schönbrunn is Sissi's former summer residence. The baroque complex attracts with a magical park landscape, palm house, Gloriette and a zoo. Spend a day in Schönbrunn: Visit the showrooms on a "Grand Tour with Audio Guide", take a look at the magnificent ceremonial rooms and lavishly furnished salons, wander through the maze. Schönbrunn, the former summer residence of the imperial family, is one of them the most beautiful baroque castles in Europe.
Cafe Landtmann, Vienna
If you want to try one of the best cakes in Vienna, you have to go to Cafe Landtmann. When Franz Landtmann opened Vienna's largest and most elegant café in 1873, he founded a Viennese coffee house institution. Since then, it has been one of the most popular cafes in Vienna.
The Volksgarten is located on an area that used to be primarily a fortress. From 1596 to 1597 a curtain wall was built on the eastern side of today's park, and the castle hill on the southern side in 1639. This was blown up by the French in 1809 and later removed. With the construction of the Hornwerkskurtine from 1817 to 1821 on the side of today's Ringstrasse, the area came to lie within the city. A park was created in it, which was originally intended as a private garden for the archdukes, but at the suggestion of the court garden administration, the first public park owned by the court and was officially opened on March 1, 1823.