Opulent cathedrals, monasteries and castles characterise the picturesque landscapes along the river Danube from Passau to Vienna. Beginning beside the German/Austrian border at the city of Passau, you navigate the easy route through the countryside nearly always right beside the River Danube before reaching the imperial city of Vienna.
"Stops in towns and villages were interspersed with long stretches of leisurely cycling, where we'd see swans and geese flying low over the still, morning water and exclaim at the herds of deer grazing in lush pastures."
- Ms Jeannine Williamson, Freelance travel writer, Sep. 2017
"This cycling holiday was excellent, and the transporting of the luggage was very well organised."
- Mrs Broad, Jun. 2015
"We spent 6 glorious days cycling and added on a couple of extra nights in the wonderful city of Vienna. The information provided before and during the holiday was very thorough. The maps were excellent, it was great having the additional information in the map pointing out places of interest along the way - we stopped at several monuments, castles etc which enhanced our visit."
- Mr Hewett, Jul. 2015
DAY 1 | Arrival at Munich. Transfer to Passau by train and explore this beautiful city and collect your rental bike.
DAY 2 | 39km Start your cycle adventure with a river cruise in Passau and then cycle to the famous Danube loop, the Schlögener Schlinge.
DAY 3 | 53km Create your own route with a choice of a stunning cycle ride to Linz (53km) or simply to Aschach (27km) where the Danube ship awaits
(2 hrs to Linz). Those arriving to Passau on Saturday will instead travel by train from Ottensheim to Linz (50 mins).
DAY 4 | 96km Choose to cycle along the banks of the Danube the distance to Maria Taferl (86km) or travel by train to Dornach (1hr) and cycle the rest of the way (37km).
DAY 5 | 16km Rest your legs today with a short return cycle tour and visit to Castle Artstetten. Once a summer retreat for the Imperial Habsburg family and the last resting place of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire who was assassinated in Sarajevo in 1914.
DAY 6 | 50km Cycle to the historic town of Melk (23km) and through the stunning winegrowing region of Wachau, an outstanding example of riverside landscape. Embark on the Danube ship to Dürnstein (75 min) and continue to Krems, one of Austria’s oldest historic cities and UNESCO World Heritage site (7km).
DAY 7 | 53km Conclude the tour with a cycle to Greifenstein, a suburb of Vienna. Leave your bike here and travel by train to central Vienna.
DAY 8 | Departure or additional nights in Vienna.
Passau IBB Hotel Passau
Schlögen Hotel Donauschlinge
Linz Hotel Arcotel Nike
Maria Taferl Hotel Rose (2 nights)
Krems Hotel Arte
Vienna NH Danube City
Hotels are subject to change and will always be of the same standard.
General Terms and Conditions: All prices, offers and availability are correct at time of publishing, are subject to change & availability and can be withdrawn at any time. All offers are for 7 nights unless otherwise stated. All prices are per person based on maximum occupancy of a room or apartment and on the lowest priced departure point, supplements for other flights/airports may apply. The late booking fee of £30 per person applies to late bookings made within 14 days of departure.
|Passau to Vienna Transfers|
|Flights to Munich: Munich to Passau 3 hrs by train
Return from Vienna Airport: Vienna city to airport ½ hr by train
Please note: Supplements may apply on some flights.
Prices per person (£)
|Passau to Vienna|
|Board||Bed & Breakfast|
|No. of nights||7|
Supplements per person
PS WC incl. Sgl £189
Extra nights in Vienna twin £50 Jul/Aug £60 other dates; Single £85 Jul/Aug £95 other dates
Prices include flights, transfers, accommodation, bike hire, entrance fees and luggage service. Prices and supplements are correct at time of going on the site but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.