Map - Danube Cycle Path
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Schärding
  • Duration of trip:
    11 days / 10 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 350 km / 218 mi
  • Distance per day:
    20-55 km / 12-34 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    The Danube Cycle Path is consistently flat.
  • Profile:
    Mostly off-road, paved cycle path, only occasionally on roads.
  • Return transfer:
    By minibus or by train (included).
Eating and drinking
Whether simple or sophisticated: Austrian cuisine is diverse and imaginative. As there is a great selection of restaurants everywhere on this journey, we do not offer half-board. A typical dinner costs between 10-20 € per person, but there are also cheaper or more exclusive restaurants available.

Big tour on the Danube cycle path

11 days / 10 nights with return transfer from EUR 699

The Tour

Big tour on the Danube cycle path - Wachau

Obviously, you can cycle the length of the Danube in 4 days, but isn’t it much nicer if you take your time to explore it? Have you ever looked down from the Pöstlingberg or Maria Taferl mountains instead of looking up to them? Have you ever let yourself drift in the Lentos or Tulln Gardens; gone swimming in Europe’s largest river or for a walk down the Stillenbachklamm - or just lounged around the Jausenstation? On this big tour along the Danube cycle path you will have enough time for all these leisurely activities.

 
Big tour on the Danube cycle path - Ars Electronica Linz

Day 1 Arrival in Schärding
Discover the lovely baroque town on the river Inn and and sample the excellent beers.

Day 2 Schärding - Passau, approx. 20 km/12 mi
There’s enough time to explore Passau’s historic centre and go on a three-river boat trip. Ascending to the Veste Oberhaus fortress is highly rewarding.

Day 3 Passau - Schlögen region, approx, 40 km/25 mi
Why not visit Engelszell Monastery, or enjoy the plentiful nature around the Schlögener Schlinge.

Day 4 Schlögen region - Linz, approx. 50 km/31 mi
In Wilhering, you will find another historically significant monastery, after which Europe’s former cultural capital, with its magnificent mixture of baroque and modern influences, awaits.

Day 5 Linz - Enns region, approx. 30 km/19 mi
Either go on a shopping tour through Linz, or hop straight onto your bike. In Enns, you can open the gates to the city tower with a 2-Euro piece.

Day 6 Enns region - Grein, approx. 40 km/25 mi
The vast landscape of the Machlande allows for swift cycling. The celtic village of Mitterkirchen is well worth a visit.

Day 7 Grein - Melk, approx. 55 km/34 mi
The Strudengau and Nibelungengau regions shape the wild and romantic backdrop for the Danube, which wasn’t completely harmless in days gone by.

Day 8 Melk - Krems, approx. 35 km/22 mi
First, you will find the Stift Melk monastery, followed by the charming Wachau region, providing you with countless opportunities to sample wine, schnapps and jam.

Day 9 Krems - Tulln, approx. 40 km/25 mi
On your ride to Tulln, you will pass through vast alluvial forests before reaching the old Roman town with several sights.

Day 10 Tulln - Vienna, approx. 40 km/25 mi
Later, the path will take you through the Vienna Woods. Klosterneuburg is well worth a visit before reaching the metropolis of Vienna.

Day 11 Departure or extension
Your tour ends after breakfast. Why not extend your big tour on the Danube cycle path?

 
 
Info/booking
Info/arrival

Info/booking

Included in "Big tour on the Danube cycle path":

  • 10 overnight stays in your reserved category, B&B
  • luggage transport from hotel to hotel, no limitation on the number of suitcases, 20 kg/ item (44 lbs/ item)
  • return transfer train, excl. bike
    or by bus, incl. bike
    please reserve with your original booking,
  • 3-river boat trip in Passau, excl. bike
  • ferry journey Au-Schlögen, incl. bike
  • entrance Stift Dürnstein
  • wine tasting in Krems
  • voucher Konditorei Hagmann
  • ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel in Vienna
  • travel documents and maps in english
  • visitor's tax to be paid on site
  • 7-day customer helpline
  • optional rental bike

Accommodation:

  • Category M:
    Guesthouses and hotels at the international 2*/3*/4* level as per Hotelstars Union. All rooms are en suite with bath or shower.
  • Category L:
    Selected hotels at the international 3*/4* level as per Hotelstars Union.

Bikes for hire:

  • Comfortable unisex bikes available in different frame sizes with 7-speed gearboxes and coaster brakes or 24 gears/freewheel. Equipped with panniers, lock and repair kit. E-bikes available upon request.

Travel time 2021:

  • Arrivals daily from 27.03. to 09.10.
  • the day of arrival determines the price of your tour

Prices for category M:

All prices apply per person in a double room, incl. breakfast.

  • 699 EUR saver price
    27.03.-09.04. + 02.10-09.10.
  • 759 EUR basic price
    10.04.-30.04. + 18.09.-01.10.
  • 869 EUR seasonal price
    01.05.-17.09.
  • 235 EUR single room surcharge
  •   80 EUR rental bike
  • 180 EUR e-bike
  •  -28 EUR discount, no return transfer
  •   50 EUR additional night in Schärding, DBL, incl. breakfast
  •   65 EUR additional night in Schärding, SGL, incl. breakfast
  •   60 EUR additional night in Vienna, DBL, incl. breakfast
  •   95 EUR additional night in Vienna, SGL, incl. breakfast

Prices for category L:

All prices apply per person in a double room, incl. breakfast.

  • 829 EUR saver price
    27.03.-09.04. + 02.10.-09.10.
  • 899 EUR basic price
    10.04.-30.04. + 18.09.-01.10.
  • 989 EUR seasonal price
    01.05.-17.09.
  • 315 EUR single room surcharge
  •   80 EUR rental bike
  • 180 EUR e-bike
  •  -28 EUR discount, no return transfer
  •   65 EUR additional night in Schärding, DBL, incl. breakfast
  •   90 EUR additional night in Schärding, SGL, incl. breakfast
  •   65 EUR additional night in Vienna, DBL, incl. breakfast
  • 110 EUR additional night in Vienna, SGL, incl. breakfast

For children:

  • Discount in the room of two adults
  • 00-05 years 100%
  • 06-11 years 50 %
  • 12-14 years 25 %
  • 15-17 years 10 %

The booking process

The Tour
Info/arrival

Info/arrival

Arrival:

  • Parking in Schärding:
    There are enough parking spots available nearby the cycle path.

  • Arrival in Schärding via train:
    The hotels are approximately 1 kilometre from the train station.
  • Arrival at Munich airport:
    Distance to Schärding approx. 180 km, nearly good train connections, journey takes approx. 3 hours.
    Train ticket price per person: approx. 50 EUR

  • Arrival at Vienna airport:
    Distance to Schäring approx. 290 km, good train connections, journey takes approx. 3.5 hours.
    Train ticket price per person: approx. 50 EUR

  • Return by Minibus (included):
    Collection at hotel, departure approx. 2 pm, duration approx. 4 hours, must be booked together with holiday.
    The transfer from Vienna to Schärding can also be undertaken at the beginning of the trip.
     
  • Return transfer by train (included):
    Good connections via Vienna main train station (Wien Hauptbahnhof), change trains 1x, duration approx. 2,5 - 3 hours. You must reserve own bikes several days in advance (not included). The transfer from Vienna to Schärding can also be undertaken at the beginning of the trip.

Perfectly looked after:

  • During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

The Tour
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