2020
Sporty bike tour at the Danube in Austria

Sporty bike tour at the Danube in Austria

From Schärding via Passau to Vienna

 Schärding – Passau – Krems – Vienna

  • Baroque city Schärding, Danube metropolis Vienna, Schlögener Loop, culinary delicacies
  • Daily routes ●●●●○
  • Altitude profile ●○○○○

days
6

km / day avg.
80

The more athletically minded will truly enjoy this sporty bike tour to Vienna at the Daunbe in Austria. In only four sections you cycle 325 km and explore one of the most popular cycling routes in Europe – the beautiful scenery of the Danube valley and the cultural and historical riches along the old towpaths. Passau, Linz, Melk – not to forget Vienna – are familiar stops along the route. Once you have arrived in Austria's capital you can be proud of your cycling abilities and reward yourself with a Schnitzel, a piece of Sacher cake or try the delicious Kaiserschmarrn sugared pancakes.

Active Cycling Along the Austrian Danube
  • Booking code
    OE-DOSW5-sp
  • Start / Destination
    Schärding / Vienna
  • Duration
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Length
    approx. 325 km
    Daily routes ●●●●○
    between 70 and 85 km, Ø 80 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Schärding

Welcome to Upper Austria. Discover the picturesque and colourful city at the river Inn. The unique townscape is worth seeing. Marvel at the beautiful town houses originating from the 16th to the 19th century. The late Baroque Silberzelle is especially worth seeing. It is surrounded by a nearly completely preserved town wall. Passau, which is located nearby, offers countless attractions and is also worth a visit. Booked rental bikes will be available at the hotel.

Day 2: Schärding – Aschach / Brandstatt, approx. 80 km + ferry trip

Leisurely you will cycle along the river Inn up to the estuary in Passau, where Inn, Ilz and Danube unite. Along the northern bank of the Danube you will cycle to the Schlögener river bend. Here the Danube takes a 180° turn. Relax while enjoying this impressive natural spectacle from aboard the ship. Shortly after cycling through Niederanna, ambitious cyclists can take a detour to the ruin Haichenbach.

Day 3: Aschach – Ardagger / Grein, approx. 80 km

Cycling along the Danube you will cross the bird paradise Eferdinger Becken  on your way to Linz, the capital of Upper Austria and European Capital of Culture 2009. Cycling via Enns, you will reach the romantic Struden- and Nibelungengau. Use the opportunity and take a short break in the Celtic Village Mitterkirchen, before you continue cycling to Grein. Austria´s oldest municipal theatre awaits you here.

Day 4: Ardagger – Krems, approx. 85 km

In the morning you will cycle to the impressive Danube hydroelectric power plant in Persenbeug. The following journey from the pilgrimage church in Maria Taferl to Melk with the world-famous monastery will be considerably more romantic. The gate to the Wachau region with its orchards and vineyards offers an enchanting atmosphere. Cycling via Spitz and Dürstein you will reach the wine town Krems, where you can enjoy a good regional wine.

Day 5: Krems – Vienna, approx. 80 km

You will leave the wine region Wachau again and cycle to the former Roman town Tulln. Here, a completely different landscape awaits you: Instead of the hills of the Wachau, the rambling Tullner Feld (Tullner basin) opens in front of you. Cycling via Klosterneuburg you will reach the Danube metropolis Vienna. Whether you´d like to visit the Schönbrunn Palace or St. Stephen´s Cathedral – Vienna has something to offer for everyone.

Day 6: Individual departure or extension of stay

After breakfast your sporty bike tour at the Danube in Austria ends with your individual departure. You will return to Schärding with the train or with bus transfer (not included), alternatively you can depart back home individually. If you wish we can extend your stay in Vienna.

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Season times and prices 2020

Arrival daily from 15.06.2020 to 16.09.2020

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

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Basic Price

Category B

Season A

04.04. - 24.04.
26.09. - 10.10.

Season B

25.04. - 29.05.
05.09. - 25.09.

Season C

30.05. - 04.09.

Single room supplement 129

Category A

Season A

04.04. - 24.04.
26.09. - 10.10.

Season B

25.04. - 29.05.
05.09. - 25.09.

Season C

30.05. - 04.09.

Single room supplement 169

All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 5 nights incl. breakfast, national 2*/3* level, category B (OE-DOSW5b-sp)
  • 5 nights incl. breakfast, national 3*/4* level, category A (OE-DOSW5a-sp)
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Vienna, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Donaucard in Upper Austria
  • Ferry trip Au – Schlögen incl. bike
  • Wine tasting in the region of Wachau
  • 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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For our younger cyclists

Due to the altitude profile we don't recommend this tour for children.

 

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Additional bookable services

All prices are per person
Category B
Category A

Additional fee single room

129 €

169 €

Halfboard (4 x dinner, in Vienna only B&B)

99 €

115 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Schärding

55 €

69 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Wien

65 €

65 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Schärding

85 €

95 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Wien

105 €

105 €

Return transfer incl. bike, Wien - Schärding

59 €

59 €

Rental Bikes

Free child seat. All prices per person in double bike, except Rental Bikes Rental Bikes
Rental Bike
Rental Bike
69 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
159 €

Insurance

The GuteFahrt protection includes the following benefits (without deductibles): travel cancellation insurance, health assistance, travel assistance, premature termination insurance, rebooking fee protection and luggage insurance.

These insurance policies are available for different durations of travel and can be booked directly via our online booking form. The costs per person are shown accordingly.

Important information: Authoritative for insurance protection are the general terms and conditions of insurance of AGA International S.A. The complete product and consumer information and terms and conditions of insurance can be found at www.allianz-assistance.de/pib or call: +49 89 - 624 24 - 460 to order a copy. We reserve the right to make changes to the benefits and premiums.

Note: the insurance policies are only available in German!

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Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
69 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
159 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear unisex bike, hub gears with back-pedal brakes
  • 21-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel (Men's bike from 1.85 m)
  • Electric bike
Fittings

Pannier, handlebar bag, milometer, bike lock, pump, repair kit

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Rental Bike

7- or 21-gear Rental Bike

69 €

E-bike

159 €

Sporty bike tour at the Danube in Austria
  • Booking code
    OE-DOSW5-sp
  • Start / Destination
    Schärding / Vienna
  • Duration
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Length
    approx. 325 km
    Daily routes ●●●●○
    between 70 and 85 km, Ø 80 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Route condition
    Mostly well developed cycle paths.
  • Parking information
    Free parking at the company site of our local cooperation partner.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Returning to Schärding
    Optional: Travel by chartered minibus, duration approx. 3.5 – 4 hours. Depature in the afternoon at the hotel. Please include this option in your original booking. Payable on site.
    Alternative: Travel by train (on your own initiative). Connections available every hour, duration approx. 3 – 3.5 hours. Includes up to 4 changes of train.
  • Own bikes
    If you do not need a rental bike, please indicate in the booking form, whether you arrive with your own bike or your own E-Bike.
  • 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.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
6

km / day avg.
80