Cycling holidays between Passau and Vienna
From the three-river city of Passau to Vienna in Austria. By bike! Nothing could be easier. On the well-developed Danube Cycle Path, you cycle from one highlight to the next, along a river that offers a diverse and charming landscape and entices you with its cultural and historical wealth.
On this section of the Danube, opposites literally attract each other: Imperial Vienna meets modern Linz, primeval Danube gorges meet innovative hydroelectric power stations, lush meadows meet wine terraces. Cycle tour newcomers and families, nature lovers and sports enthusiasts will all get their money's worth. Between Passau and Vienna, the Danube Cycle Path runs along both sides of the river without any inclines, giving you the opportunity to change sides at will.
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The most popular section of the Danube Cycle Path lies between Passau and Vienna. As soon as you cross the German-Austrian border at Passau, you are greeted by the Donauleiten Nature Park. With a bit of luck, you will observe animal and plant species that have settled here due to the warm climate favored by the Danube slopes. Passing the legendary Jochenstein rock, you soon reach the Trappist monastery near Engelhartszell and the vantage point above the remarkable Schlögener Schlinge. Linz, famous not only for its cake, attracts visitors with its diverse cultural offerings, Danube beaches and numerous sights. The route continues through meadows and cool forests to the enchanting town of Enns, the oldest town in Austria. Between Melk and Krems lies the charming Wachau, a narrow Danube valley. From Melk Benedictine Abbey and Greiner Castle you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Danube and the vineyards of the Wachau. On the way to Vienna, you cycle through the rose town of Tulln, pass through the Vienna Woods and visit Klosterneuburg Abbey. The crowning glory of your cycle tour is beautiful Vienna. The Austrian capital welcomes you charmingly with its world-famous sights. After getting to know one of the many museums, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Schönbrunn Palace or the Vienna Prater, take a seat in one of the traditional Viennese coffee houses. Do you want longer stages and more time in Vienna? This version of the cycle tour from Passau to Vienna in nine days makes it possible.
Our sporty six-day tour from Schärding via Passau to Vienna is even faster. On an average of 80 kilometers a day, you will experience the Danube Cycle Path faster, but no less intensively. The castle in Aschach, the Cistercian monastery in Wilhering and Dürnstein Abbey with its blue and white tower are well worth a detour. Those less interested in culture are recommended to take a closer look at the ever-changing landscapes: The Eferding Basin, the Strudengau or the extensive floodplains of the Tullner Feld. If you have a few more vacation days, we recommend the sporty cycle tour from Donaueschingen to Vienna. You accompany the Danube as a still young river that is gradually developing into a mighty river. A good third of the tour takes you through Austria.
Back to Austrian coziness. Allow yourself plenty of time to cycle along the Danube between Passau and Vienna on our tour "The Danube for connoisseurs and strollers". Take in the impressive 180-degree bend in the Danube from Schlögener Blick, cycle through the fertile Machland region and stop off at one of the wineries in the Wachau. The fine wines taste even better amidst the vineyards.
The Danube Cycle Path classic combined with a river cruise? It's possible! With the MS Princess Katharina from Passau to Vienna and back. Enjoy twice as much: while your floating hotel sails ahead of you every day, you cycle relaxed from stage to stage. Take the opportunity to visit the concentration camp memorial in Mauthausen, stop off at one of the wine taverns in Weißenkirchen and hike through the vineyards of the Kahlenberg with a view of the metropolis of Vienna.
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