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Danube Cycle Path For Families

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  • Duration: 8 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 1-2
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Friday, Saturdays and Mondays from 26th April to 6th October, daily from 1st June to 31st August
  • Location: Passau
Tour Details

Taking a cycling holiday along the Danube cycle path between Passau to Vienna is an ideal family holiday or ideal for couples wishing more time to explore this wonderful region. This cycle tour along the Danube River is a 9-night cycle tour. You can extend this Danube cycle tour by also booking extra nights in Passau and Vienna, both wonderful cities to explore.  The Danube bike path is almost flat, you shall encounter some small inclines if you explore away from the river. Cycling along the Danube is one if not the most popular cycleways in Europe.

The scenery is changeable along the route and can easily be described as breathtaking, you shall certainly come across many memorable vistas while on the route. Along the River Danube Cycle Path, you will see typical Austrian towns and villages with many historical sites to allow for a cultural, scenic and enjoyable biking tour in Austria. For us this one of the best cycle routes in Europe as it is suitable for all abilities of cyclists. 

Discover the River Danube and book your cycling holiday today!

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Price Includes

  • 8 Nights Bed and Breakfast
  • 8 nights – 3/4 star hotels and guest houses
  • Information Pack
  • Navigation by Smart Phone App
  • Luggage transfers
  • Wine tasting, one cake and coffee stop and visit to Tulln Garden Exhibition
  • GPS Files on request

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Hybrid Rental Bike
  • E-Bike Rental Bike
  • Children’s bikes and trailers available
  • Cost of own cycle transfer back to Passau
  • 5 x Dinners (days, 2,3,5,6 and 8)
  • Extra nights Passau and Vienna
  • Public transport not included
  • City Taxes
Trip Info

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.


Day 1Arrive Passau

Make your own travel plans to reach Passau. One option could be to fly into Vienna and then go from Vienna to Passau by train. There are many options so please take a look at the Travel section. Once you arrive into Passau; the city of the 3 rivers you can then collect your rental bikes. Once in your hotel visit the old town of Passau where you shall find many historical delights. Enjoy your surroundings as tomorrow is the first cycling day of your Danube bike tour.

Day 2Passau to Wesenufer/Schlogen 25.7 miles 40km

Today you will cycle passing Obernzell and Engelhartszell through deep gorges which have been cut out of the Bavarian woodland, passing many castles and pretty villages towards Kramesau on the German/Austria border. Most of this area is the Donouleiten Nature Preserve which runs mostly on the left bank. Its south-facing direction has created an environment that is loved by wildlife and fauna. Then onto Au where you cross the Danube by ferry and to your hotel for the night.

Day 3Wesenufer/Schlogen to Linz 29 miles 46km plus short train journey

Starting today at the famous part of the Danube the “ Schogener Schlinge” here the Danube does the unusual, with a massive granite rock in its path it loops around it. You then cycle through an area of outstanding natural beauty to Aschach and further onto Ottensheim where you cna take the short train ride to Linz. Linz has many museums, a castle and a great medieval main square. A recommendation is to take the cable car ride to Postlingberg a baroque pilgrimage church, a fairyland and grotto which is great for young and old alike.

Day 4Linz to Enns /Thaling 25-28 miles 40-45km

Now east of Linz, the Danube cycle trail returns to the green and fertile Austrian countryside. A short detour today to St Florian Monastery and pilgrimage site where Anton Bruckner is buried beneath the famous Bruckner Organ. Afterwards, continue along the route via Enns the oldest town in Austria. Enns boasts not only Roman but also Baroque and Renaissance heritage within the town’s architecture.  Thaling is a further 4km from Enns.

Day 5Enns / Thaling to Ybbs / Perenbeug 38 miles 62km

Today you cycle further along the Danube today, passing Dornach castle and then onto Grein which has a wonderful castle, also the oldest theatre in Austria. Then passing the imposing Greinburg Castle. Here the Danube churns and races through the narrows before then easing off to a wider path. Then you cycle passed the Habsburg Castle, Persenbeug and Ybbs.

Day 6 Ybbs / Perenbeug to Spitz / Mitterarnsdorf 28 miles 45km

Today you pass Strudengau to Melk where there is a famous Abbey. You are now cycling through the vineyards of the “ Wachau “ wine region of Austria. The white wines of this region are exported worldwide, best known being Rheinsiesling, Green Veltliner and Neuburger. Why not try some local wine with your dinner tonight.

Day 7Spitz / Mitterarnsdorf to Tulln 40 miles 64km

Today you set out by bike and soon you will cycle past a 12th-century castle and a very romantic town and onto Krems. In Krems why not visit the Grafenegg Palace which many think is the most significant Romanesque palace in Austria. You will continue the cycle via Mautern through a very green valley which is famous for its vegetable growing for Austria and onto Tulln known as the flower city.

Day 8Tulln to Vienna 25 miles 40km

Your last cycling day takes you through the beautiful Tullner fields. Soon you see the beginning of the “Vienna Woods“ and its soft hills. Don’t forget to look for the castle of Greifenstein and the pointed towers of the monastery of Klosterneuburg. Soon you reach the capital city Vienna, a metropolis with charm and heart!

Extra nights are possible in Vienna to allow you to explore this wonderful city. If you are feeling fit why not continue your cycle tour with our Vienna to Budapest cycle tour?

Day 9Departure

Departure after breakfast

Note: occasionally we stay in neighbouring towns which means actual days distances could vary slightly.



How to get there

Fly to Vienna where you can catch a train to Passau (around 3 hours).

Or fly to Vienna and stay overnight, then the next morning take our coach transfer to Passau (around 3 hours) – prices available on booking

You can also fly to Munich where you can take a train to Passau.

You could also fly to Salzburg or Linz and then by train to Passau.

By car to Passau where parking is available, parking needs to be booked at the time of booking.

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