Bike along the Danube river
Explores the paths along the blue Danube River just like the Romans, the legendary Nibelungs, and even Europeans

425 €

Danube cycle path

The Danube cycle path bike tour explores the paths along the blue Danube River just like the Romans, the legendary Nibelungs, and even Europe’s powerful kings and emperors did before you. You will get to know the beauty and historical significance of this ancient military and trading route. Never far away from the cool, clear water of the Danube, you will enjoy one of Europe’s most beautiful and popular cycle routes



FIRST DAY: Arrival at 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.


SECOND DAY: Circular route in Passau

Along the river Inn you will come to Passau, the town of 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. While a ferry takes you to the other side of the river to your hotel you have time to look at this natural phenomenon.


THIRD DAY: Danube bend/surroundings– Linz

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.


FOURTH DAY: Linz – Grein/surroundings

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, or you visit the archaeological collection in the municipal museum Lauriacum. Afterwards, you will return to the river, first reaching the beautiful little baroque town of Grein. Here you have the opportunity to visit the oldest municipal theatre in Austria that is still being used. Or you can visit the maritime museum or Greinburg castle.


FIFTH DAY: Grein/surroundings – Wachau

This section of the Danube, the Strudengau, was once feared by sailors, now 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.


SIXTH DAY: Wachau – Krems/Tulln

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 or in Tulln. A stay in the Wachau region means that you simply have to take part in a wine tasting, which we have organised for you.


SEVENTH DAY: Krems/Tulln  – Vienna

The final kilometres of your bike tour will be a relaxed trip to the Danube metropolis of Vienna. According to the variant part of the stage is covered by train. As soon as you arrive you can occupy your room 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 the St Stephen’s Cathedral or see the main sights and take a trip in one of the famous Fiaker cabs.

EIGHTH DAY: Sweet Goodbye

Departure after breakfast.



Circular route in Passau 40 – 55 Km 3,5 – 4 h
Danube bend/surroundings – Linz 50 Km 4 – 4,5 h
Linz – Grein/surroundings 55 Km 4,5 h
Grein/surroundings – Wachau 55 Km 4,5 h
Wachau – Krems/Tulln 40 -60 Km 4-5 h
Krems/Tulln – Wien





Accommodation in selected category
Breakfast buffet or ample buffet
If half-board is booked: 6×3-course dinner (in Wien overnight stay/breakfast)
Personal tour information of ‘Danube cycle path’ in English, German or French
Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)
Daily luggage transport from hotel to hotel
Ferry ride (Au-Schlögen) incl. bike
Wine tasting in the Wachau region
Service hotline
Bicycle / E- bike
Extra nights before, during or after the ‘Danube cycle path’
Transfer from Girona train station / airport to Joanetes rural farmhouse (first hotel)
Transfer from Sant Feliu de Guixols (last hotel) Girona train station/ airport
Dinners (except in Joanetes where is included!)
Touristic Tax, between 0,5 cents and 2,5 Euro per person per night (dependes on location and hotel category)



 Category A  Category B Category C 
Basic price Season 1 575,- 475,- 425,-
Basic price Season 2 625,- 525,- 465,-
Basic price Season 3 675,- 575,- 498,-
Surcharge single room 195,- 160,- 140,-
Surcharge half board 6x 145,- 125,- 125,-
Rental bike 65,- 65,- 65,-
Electric bike 150,- 150,- 150,-

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

Ask price per triple or other rooms.

Season 1

Mar 28, 2015 – Apr 19, 2015
Oct 3, 2015 – Oct 17, 2015

Season 2

Apr 20, 2015 – May 22, 2015
Sep 5, 2015 – Oct 2, 2015

Season 3

May 23, 2015 – Sep 4, 2015



This prices are double room with breakfast included (sharing double room, minimum 2 persons)


Category A
Basic price
Single room
Category B
Basic price
Single room
Category C
Basic price
Single room
Passau/Schärding 62,- 23,- 58,- 21,- 48,- 16,-
Vienna 72,- 36,- 64,- 29,- 57,- 27,-



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