2022
Bike tour from Passau to Budapest

Bike Tour from Passau to Budapest

European history along the Danube

  Passau – Vienna – Bratislava – Budapest 

  • 4 countries and 3 capitals
  • Schlögener Schlinge, numerous castles and palaces, relics of the Roman past
  • Boat trip on the Hungarian Danube included!
  • Daily routes ●●●○○
  • Altitude profil ●●○○○

days
14

km / day avg.
50

Look forward to four countries and three capitals: The bike tour from Passau to Budapest always takes you along the second longest European river – the Danube. You cycle through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Enjoy the dreamlike landscapes of the Schlögener Schlinge, the Wachau, the Danube floodplains and the Danube Bend. Along the way, you will repeatedly come across exciting and impressive cultural and historical sights. Discover the remains of Roman forts, Baroque monasteries and churches, medieval castles and magnificent palaces of the Hungarian kings and the emperors of the Habsburg Danube monarchy. These include the Benedictine Abbey in Melk, the Roman city of Carnuntum, the royal castle of Visegrád and the basilica of Esztergom. The absolute highlights of your cycle tour are the Danube metropolises of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, which are among the most beautiful capitals in Europe!

Itinerary

Bike tour from Passau to Budapest
  • Booking Code
    OE-DOPB13
  • Start / Destination
    Passau / Budapest
  • Duration
    14 days / 13 nights
  • Length
    approx. 610 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 35 and 60 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
Brief information on the bike tour from Passau to Budapest
Brief information on the bike tour from Passau to Budapest

Day 1: Individual arrival in Passau

After your arrival, stroll through the tranquil alleys of the baroque old town of the three-river city of Passau. Passau owes its nickname to the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers at the Three Rivers Corner. Here the green Inn and the black Ilz flow into the blue Danube. Explore this natural spectacle by boat and stroll along the romantic riverside promenades. There is no better way to get in the mood for your bike tour from Passau to Budapest along the Danube Cycle Path!

Day 2: Passau – Schlögen region, approx. 40 km

You start your bike tour from Passau to Budapest on the northern bank of the Danube. Behind Obernzell you will soon pass the German-Austrian border. In Engelhartszell we recommend a visit to the only Trappist monastery in Austria. The collegiate church is one of the most beautiful churches of the late Baroque period. You cycle on to the Schlögener Schlinge. Spectacularly, the Danube winds here in a tight loop around a huge granite hill. The river seems to flow almost backwards during this 180-degree change of direction.

Day 3: Schlögen region - Linz, approx. 50 km

The stage takes you through the green Eferding Basin and various small market towns to Linz. A particularly beautiful view of the city is offered to you from the Pöstlingberg. The Linz City Express takes you to all the important sights of the Upper Austrian capital. Did you know that the recipe for the Linzer Torte is the oldest known cake recipe in the world? Treat yourself to a piece of this traditional pastry with your afternoon coffee!

Day 4: Linz - Grein region, approx. 60 km

A little off the course of the river, you first cycle to St. Florian with its baroque Augustinian canons' monastery, which is well worth seeing. Via Enns, the oldest town in Austria, you continue along the Danube to Grein. Take a stroll through this Baroque town and see the historic town theatre. It is the oldest theatre still in operation in Austria. Greinburg Castle is also worth a visit.

Day 5: Grein region ‒ Wachau, approx. 60 km

You cycle through the legendary landscape of the wild Strudengau. This is the narrow section of the Danube that was once feared by Danube boatmen because of its whirlpools. Soon you reach the Wachau. The centuries-old winegrowing culture of the region can be seen and tasted at the many wine terraces and the Heurigen. The cultural highlight of the stage is the magnificent Benedictine Abbey in Melk. The world-famous monastery is an icon of baroque architecture.

Day 6: Wachau – Traismauer / Tulln, approx. 50 / 60 km

The bike tour from Passau to Budapest continues through the picturesque landscape of the Wachau. Pass the former monastery in Dürnstein with its striking blue and white church tower, which is considered a landmark of the region. At Krems you leave the Wachau behind you. The expansive Tullner Feld opens up before you. Against the backdrop of the Vienna Woods, you cycle through this flat landscape along the banks of the Danube. You will spend the night either in Traismauer or in the garden city of Tulln.

Day 7: Tulln - Vienna, approx. 55 / 45 km

The sixth cycling stage marks the halfway point on your bike tour from Passau to Budapest. To celebrate, a real highlight awaits you in Vienna. It is best to start your bike tour early so that you can spend as much time as possible in the Austrian Danube metropolis in the afternoon. Vienna delights with its historic splendour and modern trendy culture. Explore the city by bike, on foot or by public transport. You want to take a rest day and allow yourself more time in Vienna? No problem: we will gladly book you an additional overnight stay.

Day 8: Vienna - Bad Deutsch-Altenburg / Hainburg, approx. 50 km

On the Danube Cycle Path you leave Vienna along the Old Danube. Then you cycle on through the untouched floodplain forests of the Donau-Auen National Park. In addition to beautiful nature, there is always cultural history to discover along the way. In Orth, one of Austria's largest Renaissance castles awaits you, where today a National Park Centre provides information about the region. In Eckartsau you can visit a former imperial hunting lodge. The spa town of Bad Deutsch-Altenburg has one of the strongest iodine-sulphur springs in Europe. The Romans already took advantage of this.

Day 9: Bad Deutsch-Altenburg - Bratislava, approx. 35 km

You start the stage with an excursion to the nearby Roman town of Carnuntum. In a unique way, a Roman city quarter has been reconstructed here and made tangible for the visitor. Then the route leads via Hainburg into Slovakia. Shortly after the Austrian-Slovakian border you reach Bratislava. The landmark of the Slovakian capital is the castle of the same name. From the 4-towered white castle you have a magnificent panoramic view. Explore the beautiful old town of Bratislava with its baroque palaces and magnificent squares on foot or by bike.

Day 10: Bratislava - Győr, approx. 45 km + train ride

The time you spend on your bike tour from Passau to Budapest in Slovakia is short. After just a few kilometres you cross the border into Hungary at Rajká. You cycle past small villages and over the so-called small Schütt Island to the pretty town of Mosonmagyaróvár. A huge floodplain and numerous side arms of the Danube mark the route. From Mosonmagyaróvár you can comfortably cover the last part of the stage to Győr by train. Győr is one of the best preserved Renaissance and Baroque towns in Hungary. Take the time for a city tour.

Day 11: Győr – Komárom, approx. 55 km

You cycle via the Hungarian town of Böny to the Slovakian-Hungarian twin town of Komárom. The route takes you past the Hungarian national stud farm Bálbona. The world-famous Arabian horses are bred here. A visit to the stud farm with its extensive parks is not only worthwhile for horse enthusiasts. Your destination for the day, Komárom, was once a mighty fortress. Visit the remains of the star-shaped defence system. In the evening, relax in the local thermal baths (not included).

Day 12: Komárom - Esztergom / Visegrád, approx. 55 km + boat or train ride

Always close to the river, the Danube Cycle Path leads you through the flat Danube valley. You cycle through small villages and past green vineyards. If you like it a bit more sporty, choose the route variant via the town of Tata, which contains some ascents. History buffs will get their money's worth at the Kelemantia Roman fort. The highlight of the day is Esztergom with its magnificent basilica. From Esztergom you continue by boat or train to Visegrád in the Danube Bend.

Day 13: Visegrád – Budapest, approx. 55 km

From the former royal seat of Visegrád you cycle through the dreamlike landscape of the Danube Bend. A stopover is worthwhile in the artist town of Szentendre. This is the last part of your bike tour from Passau to Budapest. The magnificent Danube metropolis of Budapest is considered by many to be one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world. The Danube runs through the city like a silver thread, separating the two districts of Buda and Pest. Explore the Hungarian capital. The most important sights of the city can be found on the banks of the Danube, for example the main building of the university, the Castle Hill with the Royal Palace or the rocky Gellért Hill.

Day 14: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast your 14-day bike tour from Passau to Budapest ends. If you wish, we can extend your stay in Budapest with an extra night.

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2022

Arrival daily from 03.04.2022 to 02.10.2022

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Season A
03.04. - 15.04.
18.09. - 02.10.
from1149 €
Season B
16.04. - 24.06.
03.09. - 17.09.
from1299 €
Season C
25.06. - 02.09.

from1399 €
All prices per person in a double room.
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Services

  • 13 nights with breakfast, national 3* / 4*-level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Budapest, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Coffee / Tea + cake in a well-known coffee house in Bratislava
  • Train ride Mosonmagyaróvár – Györ incl. bike
  • Boat trip Esztergom – Visegrád or Szentendre – Budapest incl. bike (alternative train ride: april, september, october, and on mondays)
  • GPS tracks available on request
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not inlcuded is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 5 years

-100%

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From 6 to 11 years

-50%

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From 12 bis 14 years

-25%

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From 15 to 17 years

-10%

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

429 €

Additional fee half-board (13 x dinner)

319 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Bratislava
 DBL

49 €

 SGL

85 €

Budapest
 DBL

69 €

 SGL

129 €

Passau
 DBL

69 €

 SGL

119 €

Vienna
 DBL

69 €

 SGL

115 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
169 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
389 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-speed women's / men's bike hub gears with back-pedalling
  • 21-speed women's / men's bicycle derailleur gears with freewheel
  • Electric bike
Fittings

Pannier, handlebar bag, bike lock, repair kit

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Rental Bikes

7- or 21-gear Rental Bike

169 €

E-bike

389 €

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    OE-DOPB13
  • Start / Destination
    Passau / Budapest
  • Duration
    14 days / 13 nights
  • Length
    approx. 610 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 35 and 60 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Route condition
    The route is mostly flat in Germany and Austria on well-maintained cycle paths, in Slovakia and Hungary also on farm tracks, gravelled dams and country roads.
  • Parking information
    Public car park in Passau, costs: approx. 5 € per day.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

days
14

km / day avg.
50