Danube Cycle Path Farmhouse Tour

This cycle tour from Passau to Vienna in Austria is perfect for all enthusiasts of fresh, clean air and tasty homemade specialities.

Enjoy typically Austrian farms and experience the natural environment up close and personal. During your nightly stops on local farms your hosts will take care of you - you will dine on fresh homemade bread and various scrumptious goodies from the region and will enjoy a delicious breakfast and a healthy start to each day’s cycling.

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.

 

  • Day 1: Passau

    Individual arrival. Use the remaining time for a city tour or go for a walk through the picturesque old part of the “City of Three Rivers”.

    Between 4 pm and 7 pm you can collect your bikes – for late arrivals in the next morning.

    For getting to Passau - we can advise on transfers from Munich (taxi transfer) or from Vienna (train transfer) or Linz (train transfer).

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  • Day 2: Passau – Eferdinger Becken

    Approx. 54 km + ship ride Passau - Kasten

    Starting in Passau you cycle along the Danube as it flows through the densely forested slopes of the narrow valley in the ‘Bavarian Forest’ until it reaches the gorgeous Danube Loop in Schlögen.

    Here we can suggest a walk up to the famous “Schlögener Blick“ from where you have a fantastic view over this fascinating region.

    Back on the bike and you will continue to Aschach/Feldkirchen.


  • Day 3: Eferdinger Becken – Mitterkirchen/surroundings

    Approx. 53 km + train ride Linz - Enns

    Today’s bike-leg guides you to the Upper-Austrian capital city of Linz, featured with its cultural and numerous attractions.

    After a brief walking tour of the charming old-town square, you will head for the train station.

    There you will catch a train to the town of Enns (the oldest town in Austria).

    On the way, you can appreciate many impressive farms and buildings such as square-yarded farmhouses which are typical for this region


  • Day 4: Mitterkirchen/surroundings – Strudengau

    Approx. 45 km

    Today you will cycle through an extremely fascinating landscape.

    In this region the narrow passages of the Danube (seen as a vortex or a whirling mass of water) have been frightening captains and sailors since ancient times.

    Grein, the quaint little romantic town with its castle and the oldest theatre in Austria, is certainly worth a visit.


  • Day 5: Strudengau – Wachau

    Approx. 40 km

    This day you will reach the Wachau region.

    A very old winegrowing culture awaits you here. The terraced vineyards grown on the steep southern slopes of “Heaven’s Stairs” along the Danube, make this region unique in its landscape and beauty.

    Don’t miss a wine tasting at one of the numerous wine-taverns where you can sample the mouth-watering wines of this region.

    Once at the ruins of Aggstein, you can enjoy a wonderful view over the jewels of the Wachau (Spitz, Weissenkirchen and of course the famous Dürnstein).


  • Day 6: Wachau – Krems/surroundings, approx. 49 km

    Approx. 49 km

    Today you pass through the vineyards of the world famous Dürnstein. A short but steep walk up to the ruins gives you an enchanting view over the Wachau region.

    From here you only have a short distance to ride until you reach the city of Krems and your accommodation at a typical vineyard in this region.


  • Day 7: Krems/surroundings – Vienna

    Approx. 39 km + train ride Krems - Tulln

    By train you will depart from this unique UNESCO World Cultural Heritage region.

    After arriving in Tulln on the Danube, you will ride your bike for the last time on this tour through the Vienna Woods (Wiener Wald) and pass through ‘The Gates of Vienna’.

    Along the way you will see the Monastery of Klosterneuburg and then continue on to the city of music: Vienna.


  • Day 8: Vienna

    What a wonderful city - that is Vienna.....and Ultravox were wrong, this city does mean something!

    A few of the must-sees include the famous “Naschmarkt”, the City Opera, St. Stephan’s Cathedral and of course the delightful imperial castle Schönbrunn.

    Fancy a few extra days in Vienna, we can offer an extension in the city - do get in touch and we can make some suggestions


  • 3 * Accommodation (Farmhouse Tour)


    ROOMS FOR 2,3 & 4

    Carefully selected farms or family-run inns and 3* hotels which are typical for these surroundings.

    They are comfortable and mostly in a typical for the surrounding furnished design.

    Your host is often also the owner of your accommodation and they will do their best to make you feel welcome and at home.

    Passau Hotel example: IBB Hotel Passau Süd

    Surrounding Brandstatt Hotel example: Farm Rechberger

    Surroundings Mitterkirchen Hotel example: Farm Moser Strudengau Hotel example: Farm Kerndler Surroundings Wachau Hotel example: Hotel Kienesberger

    Surroundings Krems Hotel example: Wein & Wohnen Rethaller Vienna Hotel example: Austria Trend Hotel Messe

Travel Dates Availability Package Price
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02/05/2020 29/05/2020 On request £605 REQUEST NOW
30/05/2020 28/08/2020 On request £675 REQUEST NOW
29/08/2020 02/10/2020 On request £605 REQUEST NOW
03/10/2020 17/10/2020 On request £552 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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What we like

  • Great value
  • Get close to the locals
  • See the real Austria

Highlights

  • Passau
  • Linz (capital city of Upper Austria)
  • Grein (City Theatre)
  • Romantic Wachau
  • Abbey of Melk
  • Krems
  • Waltz metropole Vienna

Tour Profile

  • Level 1: the path is completely paved from one end to the other, flat, almost always along the riverbank and also very suitable for beginners and children.

Accommodation

  • Comfortable rooms in typical family owned farmhouses, inns, bed and breakfasts and three star hotels.

What's included

  • 7 nights, rooms with private facilities
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily luggage transport (1 per person/max. 20 kg)
  • Welcome drink at arrival hotel in Passau
  • 1 bottle of wine in the Wachau valley per room
  • 1 x ship ride Passau – Kasten incl. bike
  • 1 x ferry in Engelhartszell incl. bike
  • 1 x train Linz – Enns incl. bike
  • 1 x train Krems – Tulln incl. bike
  • 1 x train ride Vienna – Passau (transfer of own bike not included) in season 1+2
  • 1 x bus ride Vienna - Passau (incl. own bike ) in season 3, train ride back possible (advanced notification necessary)
  • 1x handlebar bag with route book, maps and information material per room

Bike hire also included.

General Information

  • All bike tours are unescorted.
  • The mileages and approximations are distances of the recommended routes.
  • Please be prepared by packing all necessary items for example, proper rain gear, sun hat, sunscreen and proper sport shoes.

Additional charges

  • Helmet hire - payable in advance.
  • Local tax payable on the spot.
  • Lunches
  • air fares or other means for getting to Passau

Rental bikes and equipment

  • 7 speed touring bikes with back pedal brake or 21 speed bikes
  • Electric bikes, children's bikes, specialised equipment for children upon request - and at a supplement

Holiday insurance

Holiday insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays

If you have a policy in place - that's great - if not the policy on our site is available from MPI  This covers all the key areas.

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