Independent Cycling Along the Danube

Independent Cycling Along the Danube

This cycling trip allows you to experience the beauty along the Danube river. The trip starts in Passau, Germany, the town of rivers, from where you cycle through various districts of Austria to finally reach Vienna. On this trip you will see the picturesque landscapes of Machland, Strudengau, and the Wachau while cycling along the Danube and sample several Austrian delicacies on your way! It is ideal for couples, singles, and families as the biking is mostly on cycle paths, most of which is flat including certain sections which are also downhill.


Day 1 : Arrive in Passau, Germany

Arrive in Passau and explore the "New Centre” of Passau, the town of three rivers.

Meals: None.


Day 2 : Passau - Aschach/Brandstatt; Cycle (Approx. 70-80km)

Start your cycling trip along the river to Passau. You may like to visit to the cathedral to listen to the largest church organ in the world (closed on Sundays & holidays). Continue along the Danube via Obernzell to Engelhartszell, cycling through the nature reserve of Donauleiten, before reaching the Schlögen bend on its northern side.

Meals: Breakfast.


Day 3 : Aschach/Brandstatt - Ardagger/Grein; Austria; Cycle (Approx. 80 km)

Ride through the Eferdinger Becken(basin) via Aschach, Ottensheim, and Wilhering to Linz. The highlights of today include the gorgeous views from Pöstlingberg and a stroll along the Danube. Continue towards Strudengau and Nibelungengau to Grein.

Meals: Breakfast.


Day 4 : Ardagger/Grein - Krems; Cycle (Approx. 85 km)

As you ride from Grein along the Danube, look up to enjoy the sight of the Melk Abbey towering above the river. Cycle via the wine towns of Spitz and Weißenkirchen, and pass the ruins of Dürnstein castle to your hotel in Krems. Today, a wine tasting experience is especially organized for you.

Meals: Breakfast.


Day 5 : Krems - Vienna; Cycle (Approx. 80 km)

Cycle from Krems via Traismauer and visit the Roman town of Tulln where you are likely to observe some tranquil rural culture before reaching Vienna. Enjoy a cup of "Verlängerter” coffee and a piece of Sachertorte cake at a Viennese coffee house, or visit the main attractions of the city during a ride with one of the famous "Fiaker”.

Meals: Breakfast.


Day 6 : Departure from Vienna

Your cycling trip ends today but your vacation doesn't have to. You can extend your stay in Vienna or customise your trip further.

Meals: Breakfast.



  • All accommodation as per itinerary based on twin sharing basis.

  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Detailed itinerary and elaborate route information including maps, route description, tourist attractions, and important telephone numbers.

  • Luggage transfer between hotels.

  • 1 ferry ride (Au-Schlögen) including bike.

  • 1 wine tasting in the Wachau region.

  • Danube Card in upper Austria.

  • Local service hotline in Europe.

  • Bike Rental- Quality and well maintained bicycles with gears.

  • GPS tracks available.

Exclusions:

Any airfare, train fare, travel insurance, airport taxes & visa. Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary. All items of personal nature & tips. Optional arrival and departure transfers or transfer costs to the starting point of the vacation. Optional upgrade cost to E-Bicycles. Optional supplement for four 3-course dinners. Entrance fees to attractions not specified in the itinerary. Extra nights at the beginning or the end of the trip. Any compulsory dinner or peak season surcharge from 21 May to 20 September. Any natural calamity which is beyond the control of the tour operator. Anything not mentioned in "Package Includes". Rooms are subject to availability. GST 5%. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms & conditions apply.

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person on twin share basis and include bike rental. Operates daily. Travel Insurance covering medial and evacuation expenses is mandatory for all travelers. Package valid till 30th September 2017. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms and conditions apply.