Welcome to Hooked on Cycling Holidays and our cycling holiday alongside the River Danube from Passau to Vienna. This particular biking vacation we have developed for the experienced cyclists in mind. Now you can cycle the famous Danube cycleway but cover longer distances each day. This cycling holiday alongside the River Danube is a 5-night self-guided cycle tour moving on each day. The route from Passau to Vienna is one if not the most popular cycleway in Europe and you can experience these delights on our cycling holiday. We have graded this cycle tour as a level 2 tour due to the flat terrain.
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.
Independent arrival in Passau. You can now explore the city of 3 rivers, Passau, or enjoy the afternoon in the beer garden.
You cycle along the Danube bank in the direction of the Schlögener loop. The granite mountains of the Mühlviertel forced the Danube into a 180 degrees bend. You cross with the ferry to the other bank. On the southern Danube bank, you cycle into the pictorial town of Aschach and further onto the city of Linz.
After a nice evening in the upper-Austrian city of Linz, with its numerous attractions including the St Florian monastery nearby you head off down the Danube again. You continue to cycle to Mauthausen/Enns the oldest town in Austria, further along, the Danube passing Dornach castle and onto Grein. Grein also has a wonderful castle, also the oldest theatre in Austria. You now continue by bike onto Ybbs on the south bank of the Danube.
Leaving Ybbs you cycle through the Nibelungengau to Pöchlarn, where you can find the Nibelungen monument and the birth house of the artist Oskar Kokoschka. The rolling hills and vineyards of the Wachau take you through the romantic wine villages of Spitz, Weissenkirchen and the gorgeous little village of Dürnstein, where you can still see the jail of King Richard the Lionheart where he was prisoned during one of his crusades. You move on to the city of Krems (or nearby towns), where you spend the night.
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!
Extended stay in Vienna or return home.
Note: occasionally we stay in neighbouring towns which means actual days distances could vary slightly.
You can fly to Vienna where you can catch a train to Passau (around 3 hours), book direct for the train ticket.
Or fly to Vienna and stay overnight, then the next morning take our coach transfer to Passau (around 3 hours), you can book direct us.
Fly to Munich where you can take a train to Passau, book direct with us.
2024 Prices – For a complete tour price breakdown please click the book now button and select your holiday tour date. Prices will then be listed.
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