Blue Danube Cycle to Vienna in Comfort

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4.8 Based on 17 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-20286
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Passau, Germany
  • Ends Vienna, Austria
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Cycling along the Danube bike path
  • Exploring the three river town of Passau and the majestic city of Vienna
  • Experiencing the timelessness of the river landscape
  • The abbey at Melk and the Danube loop
  • The romantic Wachau Valley
Starting in Passau and ending in Vienna, the tour "Blue Danube Cycle To Vienna In Comfort" is a self-guided bicycle trip that takes 8 days. You will be traveling through Passau, Krems An Der Donau, Strudengau and 4 other destinations in Austria and Germany. "Blue Danube Cycle To Vienna In Comfort" is a private tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Follow the waltz of the Blue Danube from the medieval German town of Passau to grand Vienna. Follow the winding route of the Danube and discover the lively history of one of Europe's most important rivers. Cycle past Austrian castles, Benedictine monasteries and ancestral vineyards en route to Vienna. From Germany, follow the Danube eastward into Austria, across the fertile plains of the Wachau Valley, where vineyards climb the slopes to imposing medieval monasteries perched atop hills between Melk and Krems. Wind past castle ruins and apricot orchards before reaching the capital of Austria, where you can take in a performance of the "Blue Danube" waltz, the melody that evokes Vienna the world over.
  • Day 1 : Join Passau (Germany)
  • Day 2 : Cycle through countryside to Engelhartszell and Schlögen (41km/25.5mi)
  • Day 3 : Cycle past Aschach and Wilhering to Linz (55km/34mi)
  • Day 4 : Cycle to Grein (or Ardagger) and Strudengau via Burg Clam Castle (50-60km/31-37mi)
  • Day 5 : To Nibelungengau and Melk, famous for its imposing monastery (50km/31mi)
  • Day 6 : Cycle through Wachau and on to Krems (50km / 31mi)
  • Day 7 : To Vienna including train journey (40km/25mi)
  • Day 8 : Trip concludes in Vienna
  • 7 nights accommodation in rooms with ensuite facilities on a twin share basis, Cat B accommodation: 3-4 star hotels (optional upgrade to Cat A: 4 star hotels - supplement applies). For Cat C accommodations see trip code: DCV
  • Welcome drink at your arrival hotel in Passau
  • 1 free bottle of wine per room from a vineyard in the Wachau Valley
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 dinners (dinner not included in Vienna). Continental breakfasts are served and usually consist of breads, jams, cheese, occasionally eggs and meats, coffee, tea and juices. Dinner will consist of 3 courses which include regional specialities
  • Digital information pack plus printed route information locally: maps, tourist information and handlebar bag (per room), GPS Tracks are also available
  • Luggage Transfer, 1 piece maximum 23kg, supplement applies for excess
  • 21 speed bike rental equipped with 2 panniers (7 speed bikes on request or if 21 speed is fully booked, children trailers - max 2 children, 40kg - on request. A limited number of 8-speed electric bikes are available for hire - must be pre-booked and a supplement applies). Odometer (not on e-bikes). Lock and repair kit including pump.
  • A tasting of regional products
  • Train ride Krems (or Traismauer) to Tulln - including the rental bike
  • Emergency hotline
  • Note: Children’s prices are available on request – excellent discounts apply.
  • Travel to Passau and from Vienna
  • Meals not listed as included, drinks
  • Helmets - bring your own or you can purchase through UTracks to have them provided locally (must be pre-booked and pre-paid) - please ask for our rates
  • Travel insurance
  • Guide – this is a self guided cycling holiday
  • A supplement will apply if you are travelling solo or book a single room
  • Entrance fees not listed as included
  • Transfers not listed as included
  • Ferries
  • Transfers by taxi or public transport if you wish to skip a stage
  • Train or bus Vienna back to Passau - we can book this if required, please ask for our rates
  • Excess luggage
  • Hotel taxes payable locally (allow up to EUR 5 per person per night)
  • E-bike rental insurance - covers you in case of loss or damage when the bike is properly used and secured. Excluded from this are lost keys, batteries and chargers of e-bikes, as well as purposeful damage or gross negligence. (not available for standard bikes)
  • We recommend bringing a handlebar phone holder - to follow the route using the GPX files, or you can store your phone in the handlebar bag.
  • Items of a personal nature
4.8 - Excellent
Based on 17 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On May 28 2024
5 - Excellent
Wonderful trip, brilliantly organised, highly recommended!
  • Anonymous
  • On May 21 2024
4 - Very Good
Very Good
The bikes were comfortable and well maintained. The route was very scenic, with many changes in landscape as we traveled down the river.
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 17 2023
5 - Excellent
Excellent trip and fantastic location, that was the perfect length of time.
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 10 2023
5 - Excellent
The Blue Danube cycle path is the most beautiful I could ever imagine. The paved path is an easy ride, almost all along the river. When it veers away, it is through quaint towns/villages, country farms, orchards & vineyards or... Read more
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Blue Danube Cycle to Vienna in Comfort tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 25 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 August 2024, a deposit of 190 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Blue Danube Cycle to Vienna in Comfort tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Blue Danube Cycle to Vienna in Comfort tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • On average, how many kilometers are cycled each day on this tour?

    This trip involves 6 days cycling between 40 km and 60 km (25 to 37 miles) per day, usually along paved cycle paths across generally flat terrain. 

  • Is this tour a group tour?

    It is a group tour, meaning up to 15 people can book on specific dates. However, it is also a self-guided tour, meaning that the tour operator will provide travelers with detailed maps, route information and tourist information as well as book all the services mentioned in the "What's Included" section of the tour page, but travelers will have to carry out the trip by themselves.


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