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Cycling holidays Danube cycle path with charme hotels

Cycling: Danube cycle path

Relaxed in chosen hotels

Ever dreamed of cycling comfortably through the most beautiful landscapes in Austria? The Eurobike team has put together a bike tour along the Danube cycle path from Passau to Vienna. Best of all: you cycle with ‘charm’.  This means you stay in hotels specially selected for their exceptional locations and facilities. It is the atmosphere of the hotels and the warm hosts that provide a memorable stay.

The well-known Danube cycle path winds past Baroque cities, orchards and modern cultural hotspots. And an idyllic water landscape is always by your side. A particularly beautiful section awaits you in the Wachau wine region. The majestic Melk Abbey typifies the uniqueness of this section of the route. Travelling through the wine towns of Spitz, Weißenkirchen and past the castle ruins of Dürnstein you will experience the Wachau in all its splendour.

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Itinerary

Stroll through the pretty little baroque town of Schärding and marvel at the famous Silberzeile lane, or take a walk through the “New Centre” of Passau, the town of three rivers, which has been completely redesigned as a pedestrian, car-free area.

By cycling along the river Inn you will come to Passau, the town of the three rivers. We recommend that you take a guided tour of the town, and visit the cathedral where you can enjoy the sounds of the largest church organ in the world (except Sundays and public holidays). Then you will continue along the Danube, first passing Obernzell and finally arriving in Engelhartszell (the only Trappist monastery in Austria).

You will then cycle through the nature reserve Donauleiten, from where you will reach the Schlögen Bend to the north. This is where granite proved to be too much of an opponent and forced the Danube to change directions by 180 degrees. Whilst on a ferry that takes you to the other side of the river to your hotel, you have time to look at and enjoy this natural phenomenon.

approx. 40 – 55 km

Today you will cycle through the green Eferdinger basin via the market towns of Aschach, Ottensheim and Wilhering and all the way to the Upper Austrian capital of Linz.

The historical Old Town of Linz has many pubs and eateries for you to discover. Other highlights of the European Capital of Culture 2009 include the magnificent views from Pöstlingberg mountain and a stroll through the Donaulände park.

approx. 55 km

On the fourth day you will take a little detour away from the course of the Danube to St. Florian (Augustinian monastery) and to Enns. In Enns you can go to the town square with its 60 metre town tower, the landmark of the oldest town in Austria. Alternatively you could visit the archaeological collection in the municipal museum Lauriacum.

Afterwards, you will return to the river, first reaching the beautiful little baroque town of Grein. Here you have the opportunity to visit the oldest municipal theatre in Austria that is still being used. Or you can visit the maritime museum or Greinburg castle.

 

approx. 55 km

This section of the Danube, the Strudengau, was once feared by sailors! Nowadays you can cycle along it. Where they used to fight against the Danube currents, you can now take a leisurely cycle ride. In Maria Taferl, high above the Danube, you will find the magnificent pilgrimage church, which attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.

approx. 50 – 60 km

You should make a little stop in Melk and look up or you will miss the beautiful Stift Melk monastery that overlooks the Danube. As soon as you leave the town you will get into the picturesque Wachau region, where you can enjoy the charming atmosphere of the region’s typical orchards and vineyards.

You will pass through the little wine towns of Spitz and Weißenkirchen, cycle past the Dürnstein Castle ruin and finish your journey in the 1000-year old town of Krems.

approx. 40 km

The final kilometres of your bike tour will be a relaxed trip to the Danube metropolis of Vienna. According to the selected variant, part of this stage is covered by train. As soon as you arrive you can check-in and then enjoy all the amenities of the city for the rest of the day.

Treat yourself to a Viennese-style Americano coffee and a piece of the famous Sachertorte cake in one of Vienna’s typical coffee houses. Take a stroll along Vienna’s Parade shopping street, along Mariahilfer Strasse, visit the St Stephen’s Cathedral or see the main sights and take a trip in one of the famous Fiaker cabs.

approx. 65 km
Map Danube Cycle Path

Tour character

Flat or slightly downhill along the Danube. Well-built bike path for almost all of the route, which is free of traffic. Minor roads make up only very short section of this route – the Danube cycle path is a perfectly designed bike path.

Prices & dates

All data for 2024 at a glance
Place of arrival: Passau
  Season 1
30.03.2024 - 12.04.2024
28.09.2024 - 12.10.2024

Arrival daily
Season 2
13.04.2024 - 03.05.2024
07.09.2024 - 27.09.2024

Arrival daily
Season 3
04.05.2024 - 06.09.2024

Arrival daily
Danube Cycle Path, 8 days, cat. Charme, arrival Passau, AT-DORPW-08D
Base price
1'269.-
1'515.-
1'689.-
Surcharge single room 539.- 539.- 539.-

Category charme: see "Your hotels"

Season 1
Mar 30, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024
Arrival daily
Season 2
Apr 13, 2024 - May 3, 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Arrival daily
Season 3
May 4, 2024 - Sep 6, 2024
Arrival daily
Danube Cycle Path, 8 days, cat. Charme, arrival Passau, AT-DORPW-08D
Base price
Surcharge single room
1'269.-
539.-
1'515.-
539.-
1'689.-
539.-

Category charme: see "Your hotels"

Season 1
Mar 30, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024
Season 2
Apr 13, 2024 - May 3, 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Season 3
May 4, 2024 - Sep 6, 2024
Passau
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Vienna
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
95.-
49.-
189.-
155.-
95.-
49.-
189.-
155.-
95.-
49.-
189.-
155.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Passau
  Season 1
Mar 30, 2024 - Apr 12, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 12, 2024

Arrival daily
Season 2
Apr 13, 2024 - May 3, 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024

Arrival daily
Season 3
May 4, 2024 - Sep 6, 2024

Arrival daily
Passau
Double room p. P. 95.- 95.- 95.-
Surcharge single room 49.- 49.- 49.-
Vienna
Double room p. P. 189.- 189.- 189.-
Surcharge single room 155.- 155.- 155.-
Filter
Bicycle 21-gear unisex
Bicycle 21-gear gents
Bicycle-PLUS
Electric bicycle
109.-
109.-
189.-
289.-
Prices per person in CHF

Our rental bikes

Services & information

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as mentioned incl. breakfast 
  • Welcome briefing 
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room  (German, English, French)
  • 1 ferry ride (Au-Schlögen) incl. bike
  • 1 wine tasting in the Wachau region
  • Navigation app and GPS-data 
  • Service hotline

Note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included
  • Bicycle rental, including rental bicycle insurance
  • Reservation fee of CHF 20.- per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection)

Optional:

  • Return transfer with van from Vienna, daily in the afternoon, costs CHF 99.- per person, CHF 145.- with your own bike, reservation is necessary, to be paid for in advance
Information

Arrival/Parking/Departure:

  • Schärding and Passau train station
  • Munich and Vienna airport
  • Schärding: Free public car park on the Eurobike premises directly on the cycle path
  • Passau: Public car park approx. CHF 49.- per week, no reservation possible/necessary
  • Good train connections between Vienna and Schärding/Passau

Other important information:

  • The distance travelled is approximate and may differ from the actual distance.
  • Travel cancellation insurance, including travel interruption insurance is recommended.

Your hotels

Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (6 Ratings)
5 stars
Peter Grob CH | 28.09.2023
Top Service von Eurotrek
Super kurzfristige Organisation, herzlichen Dank. Alles war perfekt zu unserer vollsten Zufriedenheit organisiert.
4 stars
Evelien Kannegieter CH | 27.06.2022
Donauroute Teil 1
5 stars
Monika B. CH | 02.06.2019
alles hat tip top geklappt!
Schöne Velowege, gute Tourenetappen. Städte waren sehr interessant. Fahrräder funktionierten einwandfrei. Gepäcktransport klappte ebenfalles einwandfrei. Sehr zu empfehlen!!
5 stars
Pierre-Alain Mombelli CH | 01.08.2018
Wunderschöne Reise bis Wien
Das Wetter hat zum Glück mitgemacht. Die Reise ist sehr zu empfehlen, die Radwege musterhaft gekennzeichnet und die Landschaft einmalig. Gepäcktransport hat perfekt geklappt und die Leihräder "ihrem Auftrag" bestens erfüllt. Für eine solche Reise braucht es keine Rennvelos oder MTB, die Strecke ist fast überall flach. Die Hotels mit Charme sind sehr zu empfehlen, bestens gelegen und sehr sauber. Überall fühlten wir uns als willkommene Gäste.
4 stars
Marina Jung CH | 24.07.2017
Eine tolle Erfahrung!
Die Hotels (Charme-Linie) waren prima. Die Einführung vor Ort in Passau am SA, 15. Juli, miserabel. Die Dame war nicht motiviert und wollte uns so schnell wie möglich loswerden. Sie hat die relevanten Aspekte nicht gesagt. Alles in allem war die Tour hocherfreulich!Wir planen bereits die nächste für das kommende Jahr.
4 stars
Rita Meuwly CH | 05.06.2017
Gut
Alles gut, Tipps zum Essen zu spärlich, z.B. Melk Stifftsrestaurant war um 18.00 Uhr geschlossen.Hotelzimmer in Melk waren winzig und alt. Hotel Steigenberger in Krems war super, inkl. Nachtessen top. Unbedingt empfehlen!!!!!! Mehr Einkehrmöglichkeiten unterwegs angeben.Lage Hotel in Wien top.

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