Danube Cycling Holidays 6 days
Start: Passau

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Danube Cycle Path Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 6 days | 5 nights | From £359 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
Cycle along the River Danube on flat or slightly descending, almost 100% on dedicated cycle paths without any motor traffic. Only very short sections are on quiet minor roads.

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

2nd day: Schärding/Passau – Aschach/Brandstatt approx. 70 – 80 km

You will cycle along the river Inn to the city of three rivers, Passau. Here, we recommend a short city tour or a visit to the cathedral, where you can listen to the largest church organ in the world (except Sundays and holidays).

Then, you will continue your journey along the Danube via Obernzell to Engelhartszell (the only Trappist monastery in Austria). You will cycle through the nature reserve Donauleiten and reach the Schlögen bend on its northern side.

Here, the granite stone was too hard an opponent and the Danube had to make a 180° turn. You will have time to watch this natural phenomenon during a ferry ride to the other side of the river, where you will find your hotel.

3rd day: Aschach/Brandstatt – Ardagger/Grein approx. 80 km

Today, you will ride your bike through the green of the Eferdinger Becken (basin) via Aschach, Ottensheim, and Wilhering to the Upper Austrian capital Linz. Following the motto, “In Linz beginnt’s” (“It starts in Linz”) you can begin your city tour in one of the many restaurants in the historic old town.

Further highlights of the European culture capital of 2009 are the magnificent views from the Pöstlingberg or a stroll along the Danube. Later, you will continue your trip towards Strudengau and Nibelungengau to Grein and its surroundings.

4th day: Ardagger/Grein – Krems approx. 85 km

From the Baroque town of Grein, with the oldest city theatre in Austria, you will ride your bike down the river. In Melk, you should stop briefly and look up – otherwise you may miss the beauty of the abbey Melk, which towers above the Danube. Then, you will cycle via the wine towns of Spitz and Weißenkirchen and past the ruins of the castle Dürnstein to your hotel in Krems. Today, we will organise wine tasting for you – which is a must during a visit to the Wachau region.

5th day: Krems – Vienna approx. 80 km

From the 1,000-year-old city Krems, you will cycle via Traismauer and visit the Roman town of Tulln. Here, you can once again enjoy the tranquility and culture (e.g. with a visit to the Egon Schiele museum) of the rural area before you will get to the Danube metropolis of Vienna.

Enjoy a cup of “Verlängerter” coffee and a piece of the famous cake Sachertorte in one of the typical Viennese coffee houses or visit the main attractions of the city during a ride with one of the famous “Fiaker” (horse-drawn carriages).

6th day: Departure or Extension of Trip

Map & Route Information

Route features
Cycle along the River Danube on flat or slightly descending, almost 100% on dedicated cycle paths without any motor traffic. Only very short sections are on quiet minor roads.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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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.

Included services

- Overnight stays in the selected category
– Breakfast buffet or ample breakfast
– If half board is booked: 4 × 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)
– Danube card in Upper Austria
– 1x ferry ride (Au-Schlögen) incl. bike
– 1x wine tasting in the Wachau region
– 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, 6 days, 5 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.

2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 01.04. – 28.04.2017 | 30.09. – 14.10.2017
Arrival daily
Season 2: 29.04. – 26.05.2017 | 02.09. – 29.09.2017
Arrival daily
Season 3: 27.05. – 01.09.2017
Arrival daily

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £479 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £509 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £549 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £139
Half Board Upgrade: £99
Electric Bike Upgrade: £79

Category B: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £419 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £459 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £499 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £119
Half Board Upgrade: £89
Electric Bike Upgrade: £79

Category C: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £359 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £379 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £429 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £89
Half Board Upgrade: £89
Electric Bike Upgrade: £79

Hotel Category Descriptions
Category A: usually 4**** hotels or the best local hotels
Category B: 4**** and 3*** hotels
Category C: comfortable 3*** hotels, inns, and guest houses, in Linz and Vienna 4**** hotels

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.

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Holiday Price: From £359
Single Supplement: £89

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