2024
Sportliche Radtour an der österreichischen Donau

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

Ø km per day
80

Athletically minded cyclists will truly enjoy this sporty bike tour to Vienna at the Daunbe in Austria. In just four stages, you cycle 325 km and discover the scenic beauty of the Danube valley as well as the cultural and historical wealth along the old towpaths on one of the most popular cycle routes in Europe. Passau, Linz, Melk and of course Vienna are well-known stopovers on your cycle tour through Austria. Once you arrive in Vienna, you can be proud of your sporting achievement and treat yourself to a schnitzel, Sachertorte or Kaiserschmarrn.

 

Itinerary

  • Booking code
    OE-DOSW5-sp
  • Start / Destination
    Schärding / Vienna
  • Duration
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Length
    approx. 325 km
    Daily routes ●●●●●
    between 80 and 85 km, Ø 80 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
Sporty bike tour at the Danube in Austria

Day 1: Individual arrival in Schärding

Welcome to Upper Austria! After you have checked into your room, you can take a stroll through Schärding. Discover the picturesque and colorful town with its buildings in the Inn-Salzach style. The late baroque Silberzeile housefronts on the upper town square are particularly famous. They owe their name to the wealthy merchants who once lived here.

Schärding city center

View of the city center of Schärding

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

You cycle comfortably along the Inn to Passau, where the river joins the Ilz and the Danube. You then cycle along the north bank of the Danube to Schlögener Schlinge. The Danube makes a 180° bend here around a huge granite rock. You can enjoy the impressive natural spectacle from the boat. Those with a thirst for action can make a detour to the Haichenbach ruins shortly after Niederranna before cycling to Aschach.

 

Passau waterfront promenade

Waterfront promenade in Passau

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

You cycle along the Danube through the bird paradise of Eferding Basin to Linz, the capital of Upper Austria and European Capital of Culture in 2009. Through Enns you reach the romantic Strudengau and Nibelungengau regions. Treat yourself to a break in the Celtic village of Mitterkirchen before continuing on to Grein. The oldest municipal theater in Austria and the magnificent Greinburg Castle await you here.

Strudengau

The Danube in the Strudengau region

Day 4: Ardagger – Krems, approx. 85 km

In the morning, you cycle towards the impressive Danube power station in Persenbeug. The route then takes a more romantic turn from the pilgrimage church in Maria Taferl to Melk with its world-famous abbey. The gateway to the Wachau region offers you an enchanting ambience in the midst of orchards and vineyards. Via Spitz and Dürnstein, you reach the wine town of Krems, where you can toast with a glass of regional wine.

 

Melk Abbey

Melk Abbey

Day 5: Krems – Vienna, approx. 80 km

You leave the Wachau wine region again and cycle to the Roman town of Tulln. A completely different landscape awaits you: instead of the heights of the Wachau region, the expansive Tulln field opens up before you. The route continues via Greifenstein and Klosterneuburg to the Danube metropolis of Vienna. Whether Schönbrunn Palace or St. Stephen's Cathedral – Vienna has something for everyone.

 

The castle ruins of Aggstein

The castle ruins of Aggstein

Day 6: Individual departure

After breakfast, your sporty bike tour at the Danube in Austria. We are also happy to extend your stay in Vienna.

Fiaker in front of the Hofburg

A horse-drawn carriage in front of the Hofburg

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival daily from 30.03.2024 to 12.10.2024Early booking discount: -15 €

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

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Category B

Season A
30.03. - 12.04.
28.09. - 12.10.
from549 €
Season B
13.04. - 03.05.
07.09. - 27.09.
from639 €
Season C
04.05. - 06.09.

from689 €

Category A

Season A
30.03. - 12.04.
28.09. - 12.10.
from699 €
Season B
13.04. - 03.05.
07.09. - 27.09.
from799 €
Season C
04.05. - 06.09.

from869 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 5 nights incl. breakfast, national 2* / 3* level, in Vienna 4* hotel, 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
  • Ferry trip Au – Schlögen incl. bike
  • Wine tasting in the Wachau
  • Travel documents with maps (1 x per room)
  • Service hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
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Not included is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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For our younger cyclists

Due to the challenging stages, we do not recommend this trip for children.

 

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Additional services

Additional bookable services

Category B
Category A

Additional fee single room

199 €

219 €

Return transfer incl. own bike, Vienna - Schärding

119 €

Return transfer excl. own bike, Vienna - Schärding

79 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Category B
Category A
Schärding
 DBL

69 €

85 €

 SGL

109 €

115 €

Wien
 DBL

69 €

89 €

 SGL

119 €

139 €

All prices are per person

Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
89 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
239 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear unisex bike, hub gears
  • 21-gear unisex bike, derailleur gear with freewheel (men's bike from 1.80 m)
  • E-bike / pedelec
Features

Pannier, handlebar bag, odometer, air pump, bike lock, repair kit

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7- / 21-gear rental bike

89 €

E-bike / pedelec

239 €

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
    OE-DOSW5-sp
  • Start / Destination
    Schärding / Vienna
  • Duration
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Length
    approx. 325 km
    Daily routes ●●●●●
    between 80 and 85 km, Ø 80 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Trail conditions
    Well-maintained cycle paths, short sections on side roads
  • Parking information
    Free parking on the premises of our local cooperation partner directly next to the cycle path
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen
  • Return to Schärding
    Optional by minibus (daily), pick-up in the afternoon from Vienna, duration approx. 3.5 – 4 hours, must be specified when booking.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    The trip is not suitable for people with limited mobility.
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Sporty bike tour at the Danube in Austria

Days
6

Ø km per day
80