Cycling Tour along the Danube

Discover a wonderful landscape, picturesque villages and be impressed by the fabulous sites from Roma times and beyond. The Schlogner loop, Strudengau - Nibelungengau or Wachau - each region has its own attraction.

Cycle along the Danube through a beautiful landscape with forests and meadows. Art and cultural properties tell the history from times gone by and some lovely inns invite you to enjoy some culinary delights.

Itinerary & prices - see below

Getting here - you can fly to Munich, Linz or Vienna - we can arrange airport transfer from Munich or Linz and train transfers from Vienna.

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  • Day 1: Passau

     

    Arrive at your hotel in Passau. Take some time to walk through the picturesque old part of town or take a boat cruise around the city of 3 rivers. (not included in tour)


  • Day 2: Passau - Schlögener Loop (approx 44km/28 miles)

    At 8.30am you will have a personal welcome meeting and collect your bikes.

    Your trip starts through the Upper Danube Valley to Schlögen.

    Passing through Engelhartszell you can visit the only 'Trappist' Monastery in Austria and taste the famous liqueurs.

    Then cycle on to the unique and impressive 'Schlögener Schlinge' - the Danube Loop where the river makes an about turn of 180 degrees.


  • Day 3: Schlögener Loop - Linz (approx 53km/33 miles)

    Take a small ferry between the banks on your journey to Linz, the Capital of Upper Austria. On your way you will cycle through Eferdinger basin. On arriving in Linz enjoy the summer evening with a shopping tour of the charming old part of the town.


  • Day 4: Linz - Grein (approx 60km/ 38 miles)

    Tip - Take a trip to Enns, the oldest city in Austria. Cycle through the Celtic village of Mitterkirchen, pass the church in Baumgartenberg and the romantic castle in Clam. At the end of the day, you reach the beautiful baroque town of Grein, here you can visit the oldest theatre in Austria.


  • Day 5: Grein - Melk (approx 51km/32 miles)

    Enjoy the Danube landscape as you pass through Struden and Nibelungenau, with high wooded rock formations on both sides of the river. High above the river stands the pilgrimage church of Maria Taferi about 20km from Melk. As you arrive into Melk you will see the Benedictine Monastery.


  • Day 6: Melk - Krems/Traismauer (approx 39km/25 miles)

    A highlight of the tour is the beautiful scenery of the Wachau, a valley 40km long, of high visibility formed by the Danube river, where there are ancient monastries, castles, vineyards and apricot trees. Cycling towards Krems you will pass the vinyards of Spitz, Weissenkirchen and Dϋrnstein, passing many taverns to enjoy the Austrian hospitality.


  • Day 7: Krems/Traismauer - Vienna (approx 39km/25 miles) + Train

    You will leave by train and restart the last leg of your cycle ride in Tulln. Don't forget to visit the monastery in Klosterneuburg before reaching Vienna!


  • Day 8: Vienna

    Make sure you visit the famous 'Naschmarkt'- Vienna's most popular market - a Viennese institution dating back to the 16th century.

    Fly back or take the train ride back to Passau (supplement if required)

    However, if you decide to spend more time in Vienna, we can offer an extension in the city - do get in touch and we can make some suggestions


  • Category C


    ROOMS FOR 2,3 & 4

    Well-chosen, comfortable inns and pensions of 3 star category - in some, your host is sometimes also the owner.

    Example accommodations:

    Passau: IBB Hotel Passau Süd | Schlögener Loop: Gasthof Draxler| Linz : Steigenberger Avance Hotel & Spa | Strudengau: Gasthof | Nibelungengau: Landgasthof zur schönen | Krems/surroundings: Gasthof Klinglhuber| Vienna: Courtyard by Marriott Vienna Messe

  • Category B


    ROOMS FOR 1,2,3 & 4

    Well-chosen, comfortable inns and pensions of 3 star categories which distinguish themselves by their quite special personal mark.

    They are comfortable, often in a design typical for the region and provide a very authentic holiday experience. Passau Hotel example: IBB Hotel Passau

    Süd Schlögener Loop Hotel example: Gasthof Draxler

    Linz Hotel example: Steigenberger Avance Hotel & Spa

    Strudengau Hotel example: Gasthof zur Zugbrücke

    Nibelungengau Hotel example: Landgasthof zur schönen Wienerin

    Krems/surroundings Hotel example: Gasthof Klinglhuber

    Vienna Hotel example: Courtyard by Marriott Vienna Messe

  • Category A


    ROOMS FOR 2 PEOPLE

    Well-chosen, modern 4-star hotels with all conceivable comfort, for the most part also with wellness facilities, for example swimming pool and/or sauna and jacuzzi. Passau Hotel example: 4*Hotel Weisser Hase Schlögener Loop Hotel example: 4*Hotel Donauschlinge Linz Hotel example: 4*Hotel Schillerpark Strudengau Hotel example: 4*Hotel Aumühle Nibelungengau Hotel example: 4*Hotel zum Schwarzen Bär Krems/surroundings Hotel example: Steigenberger Avance Hotel and Spa 4* Vienna Hotel example: 4*ARCOTEL Kaiserwasser

Category C

Travel Dates Availability Package Price
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15/04/2017 19/05/2017 On request £503 REQUEST NOW
20/05/2017 29/09/2017 On request £553 REQUEST NOW
23/09/2017 13/10/2017 On request £431 REQUEST NOW
14/10/2017 27/10/2017 On request £372 REQUEST NOW

Category B

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15/04/2017 19/05/2017 On request £598 REQUEST NOW
20/05/2017 29/09/2017 On request £623 REQUEST NOW
30/09/2017 13/10/2017 On request £598 REQUEST NOW
14/10/2017 27/10/2017 On request £506 REQUEST NOW

Category A

Travel Dates Availability Package Price
From
To
Price per person based on std occ
15/04/2017 19/05/2017 On request £623 REQUEST NOW
20/05/2017 29/09/2017 On request £673 REQUEST NOW
23/09/2017 13/10/2017 On request £623 REQUEST NOW
14/10/2017 27/10/2017 On request £553 REQUEST NOW
  • Meet & greet


    Meet & greet No need to struggle with heavy luggage or equipment and no need to take a shuttle bus - Simply drive to the terminal forecourt where you will be met by a uniformed driver who will take all the stress away from you.

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Highlights

  • Linz- Capital of Upper Austria
  • Grein - City and Theatre
  • Vienna

Whats included

  • 7 nights in chosen category, rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast or 6 x halfboard for an extra charge (breakfast only in Vienna)
  • Daily luggage transfer (1 suitcase per person - max 20kg)
  • Welcome drink at the arrival hotel in Passau
  • 1 bottle wine (Wachau) per room
  • A tasting of regional products 1 x train Krems/Traismauer - Tulln incl.
  • Bike Train ride Vienna - Passau if required (transfer own bikes not incl)
  • Service -hotline (also on weekends)
  • Handlebar bag with road book, maps and information pack, per room

What we like

  • Lovely introductory option - path paved, flat and generally along the river bank so this tour is very suitable for beginners and children
  • Lovely scenery and to finish in Vienna is great

Other things to consider

Do also budget for:

  • Local tax
  • lunches
  • flights
  • transfers (if required)

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