2021
The Danube Cycle Path

The Danube Cycle Path

The classical tour along the Danube

Passau – Wachau – Vienna

  • Schlögener Loop, Baroque Stift Abbey, UNESCO World Heritage Site Wachau, Vienna
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Bestseller!

days
8

km / day avg.
55

The cycle path between Passau and Vienna is one of the most popular sections of the Danube cycle path. The level route and well signposted paths make it perfect for families and beginners. There is a lot to discover along the way, so you will proceed slowly to take in the impressive monastery Melk and the Schlögener Schlinge (the Schlögen loop), where you might be inclined to think the Danube flows backwards. And these are just examples of a very small section of the route. The rural beauty of Wachau is best enjoyed in one of the many small wine taverns. The Danube cycle path finally brings you to the heart of the metropolis of Vienna, where artists, emperors and composers have defined Europe for many hundreds of years.

The Danube Cycle Path
  • Booking Code
    OE-DOPW7
  • Start / Destination
    Passau / Vienna
  • Duration
    8 days, 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 310  – 325 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 80 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
city view, Schärding
Schärding

Day 1: Individual arrival in Schärding / Wernstein am Inn (Category B)
or individual arrival in Passau (Category A)

Once you’ve arrived, why not saunter through the tranquil alleys of this seemingly Mediterranean city where Danube, Inn and Ilz meet. It has loads to offer for everyone interested in culture and history. We recommend you visit the Dome of St. Stephen which thoroughly dominates the cityscape, or the pilgrimage church of Mariahilf. Or, you could instead opt for a leisurely cup of coffee in the historic centre.

Schlögener Loop, Danube
Schlögener Loop

Day 2: Schärding – Schlögen / Donauschlinge, approx. 55 km (Category B)
Passau – Schlögen / Donauschlinge, approx. 50 km + boat trip (Category A)

You set off along the Danube Cycle Path. Via Obernzell, its castle and the ceramics museum, which are well worth a visit, you get to Engelhartszell and its famous Trappist monastery. From there you soon reach the Schlögener Loop. Here the Danube winds narrowly around a huge incline of granite, which is topped by the romantic Haichenbach ruins.

Linz, Danube
on the way in Linz

Day 3: Schlögen – Linz, approx. 55 km

Cycling through the bird paradise of Eferdinger Becken, the Danube cycle path takes you to Ottensheim. The Rococo church and Cistercian Abbey in Wilhering are definitely worth a visit. Today's destination is Linz, the capital of the state of Upper Austria and cultural capital of Europe 2009. We recommend to take the Linz City Express to conveniently visit all the most important sights.

Grein, Danube
Grein

Day 4: Linz – Grein, approx. 55 km

The Danube Cycle Path leads You through the cultural and historically significant Marchland, home to Enns ‒ Austria’s oldest settlement. The baroque St. Florian Monastery, which requires you to take a slight detour, is worth visiting. The town of Strudengau is surrounded by legend: this is where the Danube narrows to a strong eddy ‒ once feared by skippers. The picturesque town of Grein is also known as Pearl of the Studengau.

cycling, Wachau
on the way at Wachau

Day 5: Grein – Wachau, approx. 50 – 60 km

Settled in your saddle, continue through Wachau Cultural Landscape, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. The region is known for its vineyards and orchards. You can taste wine at many of the traditional wine taverns, home-produced by the local wine-growers. The highlight of this section in terms of cultural history is the Benedictine Monastery of Melk, which you will be able to see from afar.

monument, Krems
Johannes Nepomuk monument, Krems

Day 6: Wachau – Krems / Traismauer / Tulln, approx. 40 – 60 km

Your route takes you on through Wachau, passing the wine-growing villages of Spitz and Dürnstein. Take in the views in Dürnstein of the blue church tower. You arrive in Krems, which was first mentioned in documents as early as 995. What follows is totally different in terms of landscape: the expanse of the Tullner region opens up before you. Along the way we recommend visiting Göttweig Abbey with its wonderful imperial staircases and chamber of arts.

Castle Schönbrunn, Vienna
Castle Schönbrunn, Vienna

Day 7: Krems – Vienna, approx. 45 – 80 km

Cycling through the outskirts of Vienna Woods, you reach the charming metropolis of Vienna on the Danube. You can accelerate this section by local train (Tulln – Vienna), which runs every 30 minutes (not included). Schönbrunn Castle, the Spanish Riding School, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the big wheel are just some of the sights. Demel, the Court Confectionary Bakery is perfect for souvenirs. If you want more time for Vienna, you can shorten the route from Tulln by train (not included). Your stage will be shortened by about 45 km.

cab, Vienna
cab in Vienna

Day 8: Individual journey home or extension of stay

After breakfast your tour along the Danube Cycle Path comes to an end. We would be more than happy to extend your stay in Vienna.

Season times and prices 2021

Arrival daily from Sat, 03/27/2021 - 00:00 to Sat, 10/09/2021 - 00:00Early booking discount: -15 €

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

27.03. - 16.04.
02.10. - 09.10.

Season B

17.04. - 21.05.
04.09. - 01.10.

Season C

22.05. - 03.09.

Single room supplement 189

Category A

Season A

27.03. - 16.04.
02.10. - 09.10.

Season B

17.04. - 21.05.
04.09. - 01.10.

Season C

22.05. - 03.09.

Single room supplement 229

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

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 2*/3* level, category B (OE-DOPW7b)
  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3*/4* level, category A (OE-DOPW7a)
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Vienna
  • Welcome meeting
  • Donaucard – Discounts at numerous attractions (only Category A)
  • Ferry trip Au – Schlögen incl. bike (only Category A)
  • 1 x wine tasting in Wachau (only Category A)
  • GPS tracks available on request
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included:

  • 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 to 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 bookable services

All prices are per person
Category B
Category A

Additional fee single room

189 €

229 €

Halfboard (Cat. B: 7 x dinner, Cat. A: 6 x dinner, in Vienna only B&B)

165 €

165 €

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

65 €

65 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Passau / Wernstein / Schärding

55 €

69 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Passau / Wernstein / Schärding

85 €

95 €

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

105 €

105 €

Return transfer incl. bike, Vienna - Passau / Wernstein / Schärding

59 €

59 €

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
79 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
179 €

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 bikes 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

79 €

E-bike

179 €

The Danube Cycle Path
  • Booking Code
    OE-DOPW7
  • Start / Destination
    Passau / Vienna
  • Duration
    8 days, 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 310  – 325 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 40 and 80 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Parking information
    Category A: Arrival in Passau: Public car park in Passau, approx. 35 € per week, no reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
    Category B: Arrival in Schärding or Wernstein: Free parking at hotel of arrival, or close to cycle path. No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Returning to Passau
    Optional: Travel by bus (daily); duration approx. 3.5 – 4 hours; please include this option in your booking, payable on site.
    If you do not want to continue your journey directly after the transfer, you can book additional nights in Passau.
    You can also book the transfer from Vienna to Passau before the bike tour. So you can continue your tour from Vienna right after the tour. Please write your booking request in the online booking form in the free text field.
    Alternatively organize your own return journey by train; connections leave 1 – 2 times an hour; approx. 5 hours, 2 – 3 changes.
  • Note
    In Austria children up to the age of 12 are required to wear bike helmets.
  • 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
8

km / day avg.
55