Danube Cycling Holidays 5 days
Start: Passau

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Danube Cycle Path Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 5 days | 4 nights | From £379 per person
Other durations available on request.
Full holiday prices by date are shown on the ‘Book Now’ tab.

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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Almost a 100% dedicated cycling path with minor roads.
• Beautiful fruit orchards and vineyards surround you while cycling.
• See the city of Linz, with its wonderful views of mount Pöstlingsberg.
• Enjoy organised wine tasting, and stroll through Vienna’s shopping street.
• We will help get you from your start to finish points cheaply and easily.

Cycle Route: Danube Cycle Path
Flat or slightly downhill route along the Danube; well-built cycling path almost off-road all the time. Minor roads make up only very short sections of this route – the Danube cycle path is a perfectly laid out cycle route.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


1st day: Arrival in Schärding/Passau

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 three rivers town, which has been completely redesigned as a pedestrian, car-free area.

2nd day: Schärding/Passau – Linz approx. 95 – 110 km

First, you will follow the river Inn to Passau where it joins the Danube and then you will cycle along the Danube towards Engelhartszell. Here you should not miss visiting the abbey Engelhartszell with its own liquor production.

On your further journey to Linz you will come across the unique nature phenomenon “Schlögler Schlinge”, where the Danube is forced to make a 180° turn. Once you have reached the European culture capital of 2009, you can enjoy the lively historic old town, the scenic views of Linz from the Pöstlingberg, or simply a walk along the Danube.

3rd day: Linz –Melk/surroundings approx. 100 km

You will leave Linz and cycle towards Strudengau and Nibelungengau. You will cycle past the Celtic village Mitterkirchen and just before the border between Upper and Lower Austria you will see the baroque town of Grein with Austria’s oldest city theatre and the castle Greinburg.

Then you will continue your journey to Maria Taferl and Melk. Here you should stop briefly and look up – otherwise you may miss the beauty of the abbey Melk, which towers above the Danube.

4th day: Melk/surroundings – Vienna approx. 115 km

Today, you will leave Melk and cycle into the landscape of the Wachau region, where you will be enchanted by the atmosphere of the typical fruit orchards and vineyards.

Today, we will organise wine tasting for you – which is a must during a visit to the Wachau region. Refreshed, you will cycle past the wine towns of Spitz and Weißenkirchen as well as the ruins of Dürnstein castle.

During the last kilometres of your bike tour you will cycle via the 1,000-year-old town of Krems and the Roman town of Tulln to the Danube metropolis of Vienna.

5th day: Departure or Extension of Trip

Map & Route Information

Route Features
Flat or slightly downhill route along the Danube; well-built cycling path almost off-road all the time. Minor roads make up only very short sections of this route – the Danube cycle path is a perfectly laid out cycle route.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Danube Cycle Path tour stays in Guesthouses, 3* hotels or 4* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

Available services

- Overnight stays in the selected category
– Breakfast buffet or ample breakfast
– If half board is booked: 3 × 3-course dinner (in Vienna B&B)
– Personal tour information
– Luggage transfer between hotels
– Excellently planned routes
– Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)
– 1x ferry ride (Au-Schlögen) incl. bike
– 1x wine tasting in the Wachau region
– Free parking at Schärding at the premises of the Eurobike company directly located at the cycle path
– Service hotline for the duration of the tour

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Rental Bike Information

Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes

We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.

The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.

About the bikes

You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.

Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.

You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.

Gear systems

7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.

21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.

Frame sizes

The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:

Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm

Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)

We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.

Accessories

We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:

• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock

Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) are available!

E-Bikes are available on this holiday. For more information about the benefits of E-Bikes, please find out more here

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Your Prices

Danube Cycle Path, 5 days, 4 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.

2018 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 24.03.2018 – 27.04. | 29.09.2018 – 13.10.
Season 2: 28.04.2018 – 25.05. | 08.09.2018 – 28.09.
Season 3: 26.05.2018 – 07.09.2018

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £449 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £479 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £509 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £109
Half Board Upgrade (3x Vienna B&B): £89
Electric Bike Upgrade: £89

Category B: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £419 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £449 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £479 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £109
Half Board Upgrade (3x Vienna B&B): £79
Electric Bike Upgrade: £89

Category C: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £379 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £399 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £449 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £89
Half Board Upgrade (3x Vienna B&B): £79
Electric Bike Upgrade: £89

Hotel Category Descriptions
Category A: 4**** hotels or the best local hotels
Category B: 4**** and 3*** hotels
Category C: hotels, inns, and guest houses, all rooms with shower/WC, 3*** level”

Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.

For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

Bike Insurance
This tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price! Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
Contact us | F.A.Qs

Holiday Price: From £379
Single Supplement: £89

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Call: 0800 731 1631

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