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The most famous cycle path in Europe: Passau to Vienna self guided bike tour along the beautiful Blue Danube. Discover a wonderful landscape, picturesque villages and be impressed by the uncountable sights from the time of the Romans and Nibelungen. Schlögener loop, Strudengau, Nibelungengau or Wachau each region has its unique attraction. You cycle along the Danube through a beautiful landscape with forests and meadows. Art and cultural properties tell stories from long past times, and “Weinschenken” and inns invite you to enjoy the culinary „Schmankerln“. The Austrian hospitality and the Austrian cuisine will make this trip an unforgettable experience.
Independent arrival to Passau. The nearest Airports will be Munich and Vienna for international flights and Linz for Inner-European flights. Organized transfers on demand. Book your train ticket Munich Airport – Passau. Use any extra time for a walk through the picturesque old part of town, or take a boat cruise around this city of 3 rivers which is not included. Bike handover between 4pm and 7pm for late arrivals on the next morning.
You start your first cycling route through the Upper Danube Valley to Schlögen. In Engelhartszell, you can visit the one and only “Trappist“ monastery in Austria and can even sample some delicious liqueurs straight from the convent. Continue the journey to the impressive “Schlögener Loop”, where the river makes a complete 180% degree bend.
Between the banks of the Danube there are small passenger ferries waiting for you to take. Enjoy! Next, you cycle through the slowly widening fertile basin of Eferdinger and on into Linz, the capital of Upper Austria and European Culture Capital of 2009. Enjoy the magical summer evening doing some shopping around the lovely main square of the city.
An excursion to Enns, the oldest town in Austria is highly recommended and worthwhile in any case. This leg guides you through beautiful meadows and tranquil hinterland while passing the Celtic village Mitterkirchen, rolling by the majestic church in Baumgartenberg and on to the romantic castle of Clam.
Today’s tour is enjoyed by cycling through the fascinating landscape of tall and densely wooded rock formations on both sides of the Danube. High above the Danube is the Pilgrimage Church of Maria Taferl. From there, you are greeted from afar by the marvellous Benedictine Monastery of Melk.
Another highlight of this tour is the chance to cycle through the magnificent Wachau. A landscape where you will find terraced vineyards, apricot groves interspersed with castles, palaces and monasteries. There is also the possibility to take a break off your bike and relax on a short boat excursion. On your way to Krems you cycle through the winery villages of Spitz, Weißkirchen and Durnstein. Through these charming villages you will see quaint alluring taverns, which are just waiting to present Austrian hospitality at its best. Something you have to experience first-hand.
By train you will depart from this UNESCO World Cultural Heritage region. After arriving in Tulln, you will ride your bike for the last time on this tour directly through the Vienna Woods (Wiener Wald) and pass through “The Gates of Vienna”. Along the way don’t forget to stop in and visit the impressive monastery in Klosterneuburg and then continue on to “The City of Music”: Vienna.
Extension in Vienna or train ride back to Passau included. Comfortable is also to return to Passau by bus or cruise ship not included with surcharge.
|Seasons||Season 1||Season 2||Season 3|
|Dates 2019||05.10 – 19.10||13.04 -17.05 and 14.09 – 04.10||18.05 – 13.09|
|Double room Cat.A||619€||719€||789€|
|Single room Cat.A||829€||929€||999€|
|Dinner option Cat.A||169€||169€||169€|
|Double room Cat.B||539€||679€||729€|
|Single room Cat.B||739€||879€||929€|
|Dinner option Cat.B
|Rental bike, children’s bike||72€||72€||72€|
|Bike helmet-purchase payable locally||25€||25€||25€|
|HOTELS 4* category A+B double room||from 66€||from 67€|
|HOTELS 4* category A+B single room||from 87€||from 97€|
|Discount extra bed||