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. Passau's centre has been completely redesigned and now offers a wonderful car-free pedestrian zone. We recommend a short visit to the cathedral with a concert on the largest church organ in the world (except on Sundays and public holidays).
Today you cycle along the Danube via Obernzell to Engelhartszell. Admire the only Trappist monastery in Austria. Look forward to the following cycle route. You cycle through the Nature Reserve Donauleiten to the famous Schlögener Schlinge. Here the granite proved to be an insurmountable opponent of the Danube and forced the river to change direction of 180 degrees. Marvel at this natural phenomenon while taking the ferry to the other shore. Now your hotel is quickly reached.
Today you cycle through the green of the Eferdinger Basin via the Danube market Aschach, Ottensheim and Wilhering to the Upper Austrian capital Linz. In Linz the numerous restaurants in the historic old town offer a stopover. Enjoy Europe's Capital of Culture 2009. Look forward to the magnificent view from the Pöstlingberg or a leisurely walk along the Danube. After a worthwhile break, continue cycling towards Struden- and Nibelungengau to Grein/ surroundings.
Look forward to the Wachau. Marvel at the pretty baroque town of Grein with the oldest municipal theatre in Austria before you cycle further downstream. Make a short stop in Melk and look up high, otherwise you will miss the beauty of the Melks Abbey, which towers high and imposingly above the Danube. Via the wine towns of Spitz, Weißenkirchen and past the ruins of the castle Dürnstein, you cycle to your booked hotel in Krems. Don`t miss a wine tasting in the Wachau, which is already organized and included.
Behind Krems you finally leave the lovely Wachau and the landscape changes completely. Today you will ride through the wide flat plain of the Tullnerfeld to the flower town of Tulln. On the way, a break in the historic town of Traismauer beckons. Afterwards you cycle fast towards the beautiful Vienna. In Vienna, crown the end of your cycling trip and treat yourself to an "extended" and a piece of the well-known Sachertorte in one of the typical coffee houses. Admire Vienna by bike or explore the main sights of the city comfortably while driving in one of the famous "Fiakers". On the most beautiful boulevard in the world, the Vienna Ringstrasse, you will not only encounter many sights, but also magnificent palaces line the "showcase" of the former Danube monarchy.
Today your beautiful cycling trip ends after breakfast at the hotel in Vienna. If you want to return to Passau, we recommend our practical return transfer service (duration approx. 4 hours), which will take you from Vienna in direct travel back to Passau (departure daily 15:00, payable on spot, reservation required).
Prices / Dates
Services / Info
- Accommodation incl. breakfast
- Room with shower/bath/WC
- Luggage transport
- Map of bike trails with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app
- Tips for tour preparation
- Touristic information
- 7 days hotline service
- Personal tour informaton
- Ferry from Au-Schlögen incl. bikes
- Wine tasting at the Wachau
Below you will find specific information about the bike tour Passau-Wien sporty tour. 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.
There are parking facilities in Passau in public garages ca. 35.00 EUR per week. Alternative you find parking facilities in Schärding at the Eurobike-ground. 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.
On your way to Vienna, the Danube is lined by wooded slopes, vineyards, orchards and romantic pasture landscape. Schlögener loop, the pilgrimage town of Maria Taferl, Melk and picturesque towns with well-preserved old towns like Krems or Grein and numerous castles, palaces and other monuments and romantic vineyards of the Wachau region (UNESCO World Heritage Site) will accompany the river until Vienna.
Available rental bikes
You can choose between 7-speed unisex bicycles with gear shift and coaster brake or 21-speed gear shift and freewheel or electric bikes. For guests taller than 1.85 m, men's bikes can also be provided on request. An early reservation is recommended to guarantee availability. You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.
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.
Weather Guarantee / Spring and Autumn Special
In the season 1 we will give you the possibility to rebook your booking till 5 workdays before arrival in case of bad weather forecast.
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.
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.
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