Danube Cycle Path Linz - Vienna

The Linz to Vienna cycle tour is an exciting and diverse experience. You begin this 4 night and five day variant of this popular route in the Upper Austrian state capital of Linz.

Explore the city on the bright yellow Linz City Express (not included) and/or ride the steepest mountain railway in Europe, built in 1898, up Pöstling Mountain. The start of the cycle tour will see you ride through the wild Strudengau region and the Baroque village of Grein, home to the oldest city theatre in Austria. The enchanting Wachau is a landscape of vineyards, apricot trees, small towns and mysterious castles.

At the end of this cycling tour you will discover the world metropolis city of Vienna with its numerous and charming attractions,  not to mention welcoming cafes and lively culture.

Itinerary & prices - see below

Getting here - we can arrange airport transfer from Linz or Munich or arrange train transfers from Vienna

  • Day 1: Linz

    Individual arrival.

    Explore this spirited city on your own: Why not take a ride on the Linz City Express (not included) or visit one of the many beer gardens and/or wine taverns

    Linz is a city of contrasting sights and is full of traditional Austrian heritage, is home to a vibrant Contemporary Arts scene and was voted the European Culture Capital in 2009. Enjoy!

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

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  • Day 2 Linz – Strudengau (approx. 60 km)

    Passing through the beautiful Mostviertel, you cycle on to Grein. Shortly before reaching Grein, the Danube valley narrows as you cycle through the fascinating landscape of the Strudengau.

    In the small Baroque village of Grein you can find the oldest city theatre in Austria as well as a great Maritime Museum and a castle.

  • Day 3: Strudengau – Nibelungengau (approx. 40 km)

    You will cycle through the impressive landscapes of the wild Strudengau and the Nibelungengau continuing on to the remarkable Wachau (UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Region).

  • Day 4: Nibelungengau – Vienna (approx. 48 km) + Train ride Krems-Vienna

    Follow the Danube through the gorgeous landscapes of the Wachau on your way to the 1000-year-old winery city of Krems. Observe and enjoy the exceptional Gothic architecture.

    From here, sit back and relax by taking a comfortable train ride to the Danube metropolis, Austrian capital and city of the Waltz, Vienna.

  • Day 5: Vienna

    Before leaving Vienna make sure you visit the famous Naschmarkt (international foods/goods) and/or stop by the beautiful imperial castle Schönbrunn.

    The train ride is provided back to Linz (personal bike with surcharge), or of course you can extend your stay in Vienna.

    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

    See the Prices - based on B&B with bike hire.

    Prefer half board - do get in touch 

    Early booking offer - 5% off use CYC5 at checkout



  • 3* Accommodation (Linz - Vienna)

    ROOMS FOR 1,2,3 & 4

    Twin or double room

    example hotels:

    Linz - Hotel park inn ; Nibelungengau - Gasthof zur Schonen Wienerin

    Strudengau - Hotel Pension Martha; Vienna - Austria trend Hotel messe

    These are example hotels and subject to change. Similar hotels can be used along the route

Travel Dates Availability Package Price
Price per person based on std occ
04/04/2020 24/04/2020 On request £422 REQUEST NOW
25/04/2020 18/09/2020 On request £448 REQUEST NOW
19/09/2020 02/10/2020 On request £422 REQUEST NOW
03/10/2020 17/10/2020 On request £343 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

  • Short and sweet
  • Linz and Vienna are well worth the visit
  • Lovely introductory option


  • Linz Capital city of Upper Austria
  • Grein City Theatre
  • Romantic Wachau
  • Abbey of Melk
  • 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.

What's included

  • 4 nights in chosen category, rooms with private facilities
  • Breakfast or 3 x halfboard for an extra charge (breakfast only in Vienna)
  • Daily luggage transfer (1 suitcase per person - max 20kg)
  • Train ride Vienna - Linz if required (transfer own bikes not incl)
  • Service -hotline (also on weekends)
  • Handlebar bag with road book, maps and information pack, per room

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.
  • The arrival to Linz is not included in the tour price and has to be arranged independently. 

Additional charges

  • Helmet purchase - payable in advance.
  • Local tax payable on the spot.
  • Lunches

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.
  • All rental bikes are equipped with a pannier (saddle bag) and an odometer (except Electro bike.

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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