Danube Cycle Path with Charm
Stay in unique hotels along the Danube Cycle Path
Stroll through the pretty little baroque town of Schärding and marvel at the famous Silberzeile lane, or take a walk through the “New Centre” of Passau, the town of three rivers, which has been completely redesigned as a pedestrian, car-free area.
By cycling along the river Inn you will come to Passau, the town of the three rivers. We recommend that you take a guided tour of the town, and visit the cathedral where you can enjoy the sounds of the largest church organ in the world (except Sundays and public holidays).
Then you will continue along the Danube, first passing Obernzell and finally arriving in Engelhartszell (the only Trappist monastery in Austria). You will then cycle through the nature reserve Donauleiten, from where you will reach the Schlögen Bend to the north. This is where granite proved to be too much of an opponent and forced the Danube to change directions by 180 degrees. Whilst on a ferry that takes you to the other side of the river to your hotel, you have time to look at and enjoy this natural phenomenon.
Today you will cycle through the green Eferdinger basin via the market towns of Aschach, Ottensheim and Wilhering and all the way to the Upper Austrian capital of Linz. The historical Old Town of Linz has many pubs and eateries for you to discover. Other highlights of the European Capital of Culture 2009 include the magnificent views from Pöstlingberg mountain and a stroll through the Donaulände park.
On the fourth day, you will take a little detour away from the course of the Danube to St. Florian (Augustinian monastery) and to Enns. In Enns, you can go to the town square with its 60-metre town tower, the landmark of the oldest town in Austria. Alternatively, you could visit the archaeological collection in the municipal museum Lauriacum. Afterwards, you will return to the river, reaching the beautiful little baroque town of Grein. Here you can visit the oldest municipal theatre in Austria that is still being used. Or you can visit the maritime museum or Greinburg castle.
This section of the Danube, the Strudengau, was once feared by sailors! Nowadays you can cycle along it. Where they used to fight against the Danube currents, you can now take a leisurely cycle ride. In Maria Taferl, high above the Danube, you will find the magnificent pilgrimage church, which attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.
You should make a little stop in Melk and look up or you will miss the beautiful Stift Melk monastery that overlooks the Danube. As soon as you leave the town you will get into the picturesque Wachau region, where you can enjoy the charming atmosphere of the region’s typical orchards and vineyards. You will pass through the little wine towns of Spitz and Weißenkirchen, cycle past the Dürnstein Castle ruin and finish your journey in the 1000-year-old town of Krems.
The final kilometres of your bike tour will be a relaxed trip to the Danube metropolis of Vienna. According to the selected variant, part of this stage is covered by train. As soon as you arrive you can check in and then enjoy all the amenities of the city for the rest of the day. Treat yourself to a Viennese-style Americano coffee and a piece of the famous Sachertorte cake in one of Vienna’s typical coffee houses. Take a stroll along Vienna’s Parade shopping street, along Mariahilfer Strasse, visit St Stephen’s Cathedral or see the main sights and take a trip in one of the famous Fiaker cabs.
Departure or tour extension
Flat or slightly downhill along the Danube. Well-built bike path for almost all of the route, which is free of traffic. Minor roads make up only a very short section of this route – the Danube cycle path is a perfectly designed bike path.
| Season 1 |
01.04.2023 - 14.04.2023
30.09.2023 - 07.10.2023
| Season 2 |
15.04.2023 - 05.05.2023
09.09.2023 - 29.09.2023
| Season 3 |
06.05.2023 - 08.09.2023
|Danube Cycle Path with Charm, AT-DORPW-08D|
|Base price|| |
|Single room surcharge||459.00||459.00||459.00|
Charm category: See hotel description
| Season 1 |
Apr 1, 2023 - Apr 14, 2023
Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
| Season 2 |
Apr 15, 2023 - May 5, 2023
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023
| Season 3 |
May 6, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
|Double room p.p||85.00||85.00||85.00|
|Single room surcharge||39.00||39.00||39.00|
|Double room p.p||165.00||165.00||165.00|
|Single room surcharge||129.00||129.00||129.00|
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Welcome briefing (German, English)
- Luggage transfer
- Well developed route
- Detailed travel information (German, English)
- 1 ferry ride (Au-Schlögen) incl. bike
- 1 wine tasting in the Wachau region
- App for Navigation and GPS data available
- Service hotline
- Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
- Return transfer with van from Vienna, daily in the afternoon. Costs EUR 75 per person, EUR 29 extra for your own bike, reservation necessary, to be paid in advance
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Schärding and Passau train station
- Munich and Vienna airport
- Schärding: Free public car park on the Eurobike premises directly by the cycle path.
- Passau: Public car park approx. € 35 per week, no reservation possible/necessary
- Good train connections between Vienna and Passau
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!